Events at the IOP

  1. Mark Leibovich on Political Culture and the NFL

    Tuesday January 29 - 6:00pm

    Mark Leibovich
    Chief National Correspondent, The New York Times Magazine
    Author, “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times"



  2. State of the Union Watch Event

    Tuesday January 29 - 8:30pm

    Join us for a discussion & interactive viewing of the 2019 SOTU with President Donald J. Trump on the Forum Big Screen.

    Refreshments will be served!

  3. Pizza and Politics- How to Run a Hosptial in a Warzone: Localizing Human Action

    Wednesday January 30 - 5:00pm

    Dr. Tom Catena, Chair of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, is an American surgeon and missionary, founder of the Mother Mercy Hospital in Sudan’s war-ravaged Nuba mountains. Having set up the Mother of Mercy Catholic Hospital in 2008, he is the only surgeon permanently based in a region the size of Austria and regularly treats up to 400 people a day.

    First a recipient of the $1.1 million Aurora Prize for his humanitarian work and now Chair of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, Dr Catena will address the challenges of running a hospital in a war-torn region and speak of the importance of empowering people on the ground to make decisions about the allocation of aid – as Aurora does through the Aurora Prize, allowing its recipients to allocate $1 million to organizations of their choice.

  4. Moral Resistance: When Faith & Activism Meet in the Streets

    Wednesday January 30 - 6:00pm

    Chaplain Khalil Abdur-Rashid
    University Muslim Chaplain, Harvard University
    Instructor of Muslim Studies, Harvard Divinity School
    Father J. Bryan Hehir
    Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard Kennedy School
    Secretary of Health and Social Services on the staff of Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archdiocese of Boston
    Brittany Packnett
    Vice President of National Community Alliances, Teach for America
    Contributor, Crooked Media
    Fall 2018 Institute of Politics Resident Fellow
    Co-founder, Campaign Zero
    Rabbi Jonah Pesner
    Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
    Senior Vice President, Union for Reform Judaism
    Reverend Cornell William Brooks (Moderator)
    Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice, and Director,  William Monroe Trotter Collaborative  for Social Justice, Harvard Kennedy School
    18th President & CEO, NAACP

    “In this moment of generationally unprecedented activism, millions are engaged in moral resistance.  Whether it be the Women’s Marches, March for Our Lives, Border demonstrations, Climate Marches or Black Lives Matter, religious activists are both sources of support and opposition. This JFK Jr. Forum explores some of the most recent policy, moral and organizational movement challenges of when faith and activism meet in the streets.”