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

Tuesday October 4 - 8:00pm

Join us for the Vice Presidential Debate on the Forum Big Screen!                                                                                                          
Tim Kaine
vs.
Mike Pence

Light snacks and beverages will be served!

Tuesday, October 4 2016
Doors Open at 8:00PM

***Harvard ID Only***

Wednesday October 5 - 6:00pm

Michael S. Rogers
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command
Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service

Graham Allison (moderator)
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School