Events at the IOP

  1. "Harvard's 21st Century Vision: Innovation and Expansion in Allston" Director's Breakfast with Tom Glynn, Allston Land Company CEO

    Tuesday November 12 - 8:30am

    Tom Glynn, CEO of the Allston Land Company, will be the featured guest at this Director's Breakfast and will be leading the discussion about the 21st-century vision for Harvard's expanding Allston campus. RSVP here.


  2. Study Group with Deesha Dyer: Ready to Go? Preparation for 2020 and Beyond

    Tuesday November 12 - 4:30pm

    Week 8: Ready to Go? Preparation for 2020 and Beyond

    Now that you are fired up, are you ready to go? We are on the edge of major elections locally and nationally, as well as in the midst of growing social movements. You may be graduating in 2020 or thinking about a career shift, internship or promotion. This final session will examine the needs in our current political climate and explore avenues of where your gifts, talents and authentic self can positively contribute to the world. also, how do you serve your time without getting burned out or cynical?

    Guest: Alyssa Mastromonaco (Senior Advisor and spokesperson, NARAL; former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Obama Administration 2011-2014)

    Location: Institute of Politics (L-166)

  3. Study Group with Senator Jeff Flake: A Message from a Capitalist to Capitol Hill ***Harvard ID Only***

    Tuesday November 12 - 6:00pm

    Please RSVP here to attend. ***Harvard ID Only*** Doors open at 5:45 PM and doors close when capacity is reached. 

    Week 8: A Message from a Capitalist to Capitol Hill

    We will discuss the perception of Washington from the business community, and find out what advice this successful capitalist has for Capitol Hill.

    Guest: Mark Cuban (American businessman and investor; owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks; "Shark" investor on ABC's Shark Tank)

    Location: Kirkland House (Junior Common Room) at 95 Dunster St.

  4. A Conversation with Anand Giridharadas

    Tuesday November 12 - 6:00pm

    Join Anand Giridharadas author of Winners Take All, in conversation with Belfer Center Executive Director Aditi Kumar on the perils of philanthropy and policy in the hands of the global elite.


  5. Study Group with H.E. Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado: Panama: Our Story

    Wednesday November 13 - 4:30pm

    Week 8: Panama: Our Story

    Panama will soon have the highest GDP per-capita in the region and has been its fastest growing economy for many years. We are diversified, inclusive, biodiverse, and global but also still harbor poverty and inequality. We will discuss the expanded Panama Canal, its role on our definition, and our development. This session will allow participants to understand Panama better through our challenges and our potential.

    Location: Institute of Politics (L-163)

  6. "Women on the Ballot: Pathways to Political Power", Pizza and Politics with Betsy McGregor

    Thursday November 14 - 12:00pm

    Federal Canadian Parliamentary Candidate Betsy McGregor visits to lead a discussion on women in politics. She recently published "Women on the Ballot: Pathways to Political Power". 

    In addition to running campaigns in 2008 and 2011 as a Federal Candidate in Canada, Betsy has served in many capacities to encourage women to enter politics and public service, including as a Facilitator for Campaign Colleges for Women (2011-2019), on the Harvard Women's Leadership Board. and as a fellow at Harvard Medical School (1999-2001) and at the Harvard Medical School (2002-2004).


  7. Everyday Environmentalism

    Thursday November 14 - 6:00pm

    Journalist and Author of Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, Tatiana Schlossberg discusses the consumers’ need for convenience and the impact on climate change with IOP Resident Fellow Bob Cohn.


  8. Europe Was Not Always Free and United: Celebrating 30 Years Since the End of Communism

    Monday November 18 - 6:00pm

    A public address by the former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa on the history and transformation of European politics. Moderated by Professor and Director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University Grzegorz Ekiert.

  9. Digital Currency Wars: A National Security Crisis Simulation

    Tuesday November 19 - 6:00pm

    A live simulation of a White House National Security Council meeting during a major national security crisis with former senior administration officials and thought leaders Nicholas Burns, Ash Carter, Jennifer Fowler, Gary Gensler, Aditi Kumar, Neha Narula, Meghan L. O’Sullivan , Eric Rosenbach, Lawrence H. Summers, and Richard Verma.