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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 »


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.


Read a note from Mark about our Spring 2019 Fellows. More »
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 »