Political Conferences

Conferences extend the Institute's reach beyond the academic community. Since 1972, the Institute has conducted training every other year for newly elected members of Congress. Training for newly elected mayors of large cities is also held every other year.

Every four years, in the weeks between Election Day and the presidential inauguration, the Institute brings together campaign managers and analysts from the major presidential campaigns to examine the electoral process and review campaign decision-making. Click here for more information on the 2012 Conference.

In recent years, the Institute has offered conferences by and for students on such topics as campaign organizing, political journalism and minority representation. The Institute also sponsors conferences and events in cooperation with other Harvard student organizations such as Phillips Brooks House, Black Students' Association, Harvard Model United Nations, College Democrats, Republican Club, and Asian-American Students' Association.