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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Students seeking information about the IOP Forum Program should contact the Student Chair Juan Castano or IOP Forum Coordinator Cathey Park. If you're interested in attending a JFK Jr. Forum or watching online, make sure to sign up for our newsletter.

Recent Forums

Tuesday May 3 - 6:00pm

Tamir Pardo
Director of the Mossad (2011-2016)
Michael Morell
Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2012-2013)
Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2010-2013)
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
Graham Allison (Moderator)
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, HKS
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Tuesday April 26 - 6:00pm

Cecile Richards
President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Patricia Bellinger (Moderator)
Adjunct Lecturer, HKS
Executive Director, Center for Public Leadership 


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