Events at the IOP

  1. Debate Watch Event

    Wednesday November 20 - 9:00pm

    Join us at the Forum for the  Democratic presidential primary debate from Atlanta, Georgia.

    Doors Open at 7:30PM

     

  2. 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.

     

  3. 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.

  4. Study Group with Bob Cohn: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates (Lottery Required)

    Monday November 18 - 4:30pm

    Week 8: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Join Bob Cohn for a conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, the celebrated journalist, novelist, and winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Between the World and Me. They'll explore the craft of writing, the sources of creativity, and the course of Coates's career, from newspaper journalist to blogger, magazine writer, essayist, novelist, screenwriter, and author of Marvel comic stories.

    Guest: Ta-Nehisi Coates is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. He is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. His first novel, The Water Dancer, was released in September. Ta-Nehisi is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. He is also the current author of the Marvel comics The Black Panther and Captain America.

    The lottery for this event has closed. Email notifications will be sent to attendees on Friday, November 15th.

  5. Bringing Your Full Self to Work with The Partnership Inc.

    Friday November 15 - 12:00pm

    RSVP: https://forms.gle/fwYe4edvzuP2YTfh9

    Join Pratt Wiley (President & CEO) and Jackie Dinneen (Assistant VP of Marketing & Development) from the Partnership Inc. for a conversation on bringing your full self to work! The Partnership Inc. works with organizations in all sectors to build racially and ethically diverse leadership pipelines.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Internships and Career Services program, Politics of Race and Ethnicity, and the Political Engagement Coalition.

    Location: Institute of Politics (L-166)

  6. 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.

     

  7. "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).

     

  8. 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)

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

     

  11. 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)

  12. "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.

     

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