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OUR MISSION + PASSION

The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University was established as a living memorial to America's youngest elected president, John F. Kennedy. Since its founding half a century ago, the Institute has used its programming and activities to ignite passion, appreciation and respect for politics and public service in the hearts and minds of every generation. More »

PROGRAMS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

The IOP offers 15 major programs for undergraduate involvement including the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, a fellowship program with top political practitioners, over 100 paid internships; a nonpartisan, quarterly journal; and a nationwide survey project of millennials’ political views.

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A recent IOP panel in the JFK Jr. Forum broke down the political landscape and highlighted some challenges and opportunities for both parties after the midterm elections -- including the implications for 2020. More »
Youth activists from across the country — including David Hogg, co-founder of March for Our Lives, and Jessica Browning, College Republican National Committee national co-chair — gathered at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Monday evening to discuss youth voter engagement.More »
Can We Get Everyone to Vote? What Would Happen If We Did? More »