Events at the IOP

  1. The Movement for Black Lives: Justice for Michael Brown 4 Years Later

    Monday April 23 - 6:00pm

    A Conversation with
    Benjamin Crump
    Attorney for families of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Stephon Clark
    Lezley McSpadden
    Mother of Michael Brown
    Jason Pollock
    Documentary Filmmaker, Stranger Fruit
    Jasmine Rand
    Attorney for families of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin
    Khalil Muhammad (Moderator)
    Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
    Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies
    Ashley Spillane (Moderator)
    Roy and Lila Ash Student Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

    4:00pm: Public screening of Stranger Fruit, a documentary about the killing of Michael Brown - Rubenstein 306

  2. A Conversation with Reince Priebus

    Tuesday April 24 - 12:00pm

    Join us for a lunch conversation with Reince Priebus, Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee and Former White House Chief of Staff. 

    Spring 2018 Resident Fellow Scott Jennings will moderate a discussion centered on the 2018 midterm elections, Speaker Ryan's retirement, the state of modern politics, and the news of the day.

    ***This event is lotteried***

    Enter the lottery HERE before Sunday, April 22 at midnight.


  3. Navigating the Crisis in Transatlantic Relations

    Tuesday April 24 - 6:00pm

    A Conversation with
    Pedro Morenés
    Ambassador of Spain to the United States
    David O’Sullivan
    Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
    Julianne Smith
    Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security
    Peter Wittig
    Ambassador of Germany to the United States
    Nicholas Burns (Moderator)
    Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, HKS
    Faculty Chair, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship; Future of Diplomacy Project

    Opening Remarks by
    Douglas Elmendorf
    Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

  4. Public Leadership and Africa’s Developmental Agenda

    Wednesday April 25 - 6:00pm

    Hakeem & Myma Belo-Osagie Panel
    A Conversation with
    H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
    Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania (2005-2015)
    H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo
    Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999-2007)
    H.E. Carlos Veiga
    Former Prime Minister of Cape Verde (1991-2000)
    Thoko Moyo (Moderator)
    Associate Dean for Communications and Public Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

  5. “The Final Year”: An Inside Account of Diplomacy in the Obama Administration

    Thursday April 26 - 6:00pm

    A Conversation with
    Greg Barker
    Director, The Final Year
    Samantha Power
    United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017)
    Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
    Ben Rhodes
    Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting (2009-2017)
    Mark Gearan (Moderator)
    Director, Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School