Events at the IOP

  1. Fast Forum: Symone Sanders

    Monday June 1 - 7:00pm

    Our first Fast Forum of the summer will take place on Monday, June 1st at 7:00pm ET with IOP Resident Fellow S‘18 Symone Sanders. Sanders is a senior advisor to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign and author of No, You Shut Up: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America. In 2016, at the age of 25, Sanders became the youngest presidential press secretary on record while working on U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders then-presidential campaign. Sanders will reflect on her personal experiences on the campaign trail and discuss her work in fighting against oppression, injustice, and inequality. The conversation will be moderated by Mark D. Gearan ‘78, Director of the Institute of Politic with an introduction by Araoluwa Omotowa '22, Director of Diversity and Outreach, Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee. 

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  2. Undergraduate Virtual Pizza and Politics with John Pence, Senior Advisor for President Trump's 2020 Campaign

    Wednesday June 3 - 7:00pm

    The Harvard Political Union's first Virtual Pizza and Politics of the summer will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:00pm ET with John Pence, Senior Advisor for President Trump’s 2020 Campaign.  Mr. Pence works closely with the RNC to organize the President’s political activities and grassroots recruitment initiatives. Their goal is to build the largest grassroots operation in American history. John also advises campaign operations and fundraising efforts. Prior to joining the Trump Campaign, Mr. Pence practiced corporate law in Indiana and worked in several Latin American countries as a researcher and English teacher. He is fluent in Spanish and often works with the Campaign's Latinos for Trump coalition. His father is Congressman Greg Pence of Indiana’s 6th Congressional District and his uncle is Vice President Mike Pence. John and his wife Giovanna reside in Virginia.

    A Zoom link will be sent prior to the event on June 3rd, click here to RSVP.

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