The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics is Harvard's premier arena for political speech, discussion and debate.

The forum regularly hosts heads of state, leaders in politics, government, business, labor and the media. A living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, the Institute's mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policy makers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics.

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Upcoming Forums

Thursday February 2 - 6:00pm

A Conversation with
Henry A. Kissinger
Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
56th Secretary of State

Graham T. Allison
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

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