Events at the IOP

  1. Election Day Lunch

    Tuesday November 3 - 12:00pm

    Join an informal lunchtime discussion Tuesday November 3rd at 12:00pm ET with IOP staff and student leadership on Election Day insights and updates from the field. We’ll share post-election resources for students and discuss our predictions for election night. Drop by to discuss anything on your mind!

    *AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to undergraduates with a valid Harvard College email address.



  2. Brown Bag Lunch with Pollster and Strategist Peter Hart

    Monday October 7 - 1:00pm

    The IOP is excited to welcome Peter Hart to campus for a Brown Bag Lunch, in which he will discuss similarities and differences in 2016 and 2020 polling and how campaign strategists can use them to their advantage in the upcoming election cycle.

    Please bring a lunch, dessert and drinks will be provided.

  3. Brown Bag Luncheon: Border Security with Commissioner Kerlikowske

    Thursday April 14 - 12:00pm

    Border Security

    A discussion with:

    Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske 
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the United States' largest federal law enforcement agency responsible for safeguarding the nation's borders, protecting the U.S. against terrorists and instruments of terror, and at the same time, fostering the nation's economic security through lawful international travel and trade.  This discussion will focus on border security, as well as current issues and trends in today's law enforcement environment, such as use of force, community oriented policing, and integrity.

    Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School, Littauer Building, Room 166


  4. Brown bag Lunch- Campaign 2016: Through the Eyes of Millennials and Modern Polling

    Thursday February 25 - 1:00pm
    Campaign 2016: Through the Eyes of Millennials and Modern Polling John Della Volpe, Director of Polling, Institute of Politics 
  5. Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits

    Monday November 10 - 12:00pm
    Brown Bag Lunch  WINNING MARRIAGE
  6. Election Day Preview: The Vote in Massachusetts

    Monday October 27 - 1:00pm
    Massachusetts General Election Discussion Gabrielle Gurley, Senior Associate Fellow, Mass Inc.
  7. Lunch with CNN's Gloria Borger

    Tuesday November 12 - 11:30am
    The View From Washington a discussion with  
  8. Brown Bag Lunch: People Will Not Wait for Television Anymore

    Monday November 4 - 1:00pm
    A discussion with Media Innovator
  9. The Future of the GOP

    Monday October 28 - 12:00pm
    A discussion with