Thursday April 22 - 6:00pm
Join Citizenship Tutoring and Fuerza Latina for a special conversation with immigrant rights activist, Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, to learn more about his life in public service, immigration advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, and prospects for Congress & the US moving forward!
Thursday April 22 - 4:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day at the IOP! Join PRE, STEAM, and our co-sponsors to explore our interactions with the Earth through art and music by Harvard students, presentations from our co-sponsors, and curated radio audio programming. The event is open to all, and join for your chance to win raffle prizes including IOP swag and more!
Friday April 9 - 4:00pm
Join the Arab American Heritage Month Career Roundtable for a conversation with Arabs involved in public service and organizing on their experiences in the field. We'll touch on how identity has influenced their pursuits and values, the value of representation, and how their journey into public service! Speakers will include Amna Ali, founder of the Black Arabs Collective, Hassaan Shahawy, '16, HLS '22, former Rhodes Scholar and current President of the Harvard Law Review, and Rana Al Kaliouby, Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, author of Girl Decoded, and AI and Emotion AI thought leader.
This event hosted by the IOP's Internship and Career Services program, the Society of Arab Students, Arab Professional Network, and the Harvard Arab Alumni Association.
Friday April 2 - 2:00pm
Journalism Workshop: The Art of Interviewing
What does it take for a journalist to conduct great interviews?
Find out with Janet Hook, Spring 2021 IOP Fellow, National Political Reporter, Los Angeles Times
This workshop is for Harvard College undergraduates.
Thursday April 1 - 7:00pm
Join Louise Debé, Executive Director of iCivics for a conversation about the future of civic education. iCivics is an organization focused on providing high-quality and engaging civics resources to teachers and students across our nation.
Louise Dubé currently serves as the Executive Director of iCivics which champions equitable, non-partisan civic education so that the practice of democracy is learned by each new generation.
Before this, Louise co-founded CASES, a New York alternative-to-incarceration program for youthful offenders where education helped re-shape lives. Inspired by a continuing deep commitment to ongoing learning, she has devoted her career to ensuring that all students are prepared for active and thoughtful citizenship and life.
Saturday March 20 - 1:00pm
Want to be a better presenter? Ready to design amazing workshops for your program? The Train the Trainer workshop is for you! This session will focus on improving your training design and delivery skills.
Thinking Like a Trainer: know the essential theories
Tips and Tricks for keeping trainings fun and interactive
Facilitation Tools and Practice
Instructional Design of training agendas and content
BONUS! Students who complete this workshop are eligible to become paid members of the PSA Trainer Corps. These students become training experts and are paid to lead PSA workshops. Contact Ali Barker for more information. Click here to register for the Train the Trainer training.
Friday February 12 - 5:00pm
This powerful 80-minute film will be available on February 9 via video-on-demand platforms. We have secured a free private screening just for you. Please register at https://forms.gle/bs7NgyNovR5dkR387.
Once you sign up, on February 8 you will receive the website and password information so you can watch the film at your convenience for free and without commercials anytime from Tuesday February 9 through Friday February 12.
This event is being presented by the USC Center for the Political Future in collaboration with: USC Unruh Associates, USC Athletics’ Black Lives Matter Action Team, USC Black Alumni Association, USC Dornsife Office of Diversity, the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, and the 250+ member organizations of the Listen First Coalition.
ABOUT THE REUNITED STATES
At a time when America is ripping apart at the seams, The Reunited States is a powerful and urgent documentary that follows the unsung heroes on the difficult journey of bridging our political and racial divides. Susan Bro, who lost her daughter when a car drove through a group of counter-protestors in Charlottesville, and David and Erin Leaverton, a Republican couple who travel to all fifty states in an RV to find out what divides us, are just a few of the people profiled in the film. Each of these bridge-builders have realized that while our divides run deeper than they ever could have imagined, so does the love and hope to bring our country back together. Based on the book of the same name, this 84-minute film urges us to consider that everyone has a role to play in reuniting the country.
Thursday February 11 - 8:00pm
Join The Red & Blue Carpet Premiere, a free, livestream event on Feb. 11 at 8pm EST to celebrate the launch of the film The Reunited States. Special guests include Van Jones and Meghan McCain and the cast of the film. Expect lively discussion and some emotional sharing. More than just a release party, The Red & Blue Carpet will spotlight some of the everyday heroes bridging our divides.
The Reunited States profiles some of the courageous, everyday heroes working to bring us back together, in spite of the challenges. Described by The New York Times as "filled with hopeful moments,” The Reunited States is beginning to pick up momentum. Dozens of organizations have already held private screenings to help nurture bridging conversations and strategize internally.
Thursday February 4 - 5:00pm
Join the IOP Spring 2021 Fellows on Thursday, February 4 at 5:00pm ET for a Meet & Greet where you can learn more about the Fellows, their work in politics and public service, and the study groups they will lead this semester. The six Fellows’ professional experiences span elected office, politics, activism and journalism and their unique perspectives will enrich study group conversations, office hours, and special events throughout the spring semester.
IOP Spring 2021 Fellows:
Governor Steve Bullock - Governor of Montana (2013 – 2021)
Bonnie Glick - Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development (2019 – 2020)
Janet Hook - National Political Reporter, Los Angeles Times Washington Bureau
Bill Kristol - Director, Defending Democracy Together; Editor-At-Large, The Bulwark
Mayor Michael Tubbs - Mayor of Stockton, California (2017 – 2021)
Nsé Ufot - Chief Executive Officer, New Georgia Project and New Georgia Project Action Fund
Monday November 23 - 6:30pm
The Harvard Political Union is co-sponsoring the Indigenous Inspirers Panel, a special event with the College Events Board, Harvard University’s Native American Program, and Natives at Harvard College. The Indigenous Inspirers Panel invites incredible panelists North Dakota State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, Autumn Peltier, Tara Houska, Pua Case, Chenae Bullock, and Sadada Jackson, who will be debunking Thanksgiving myths and offering an opportunity to learn about contemporary issues in Indigenous communities.
Monday, November 23rd, 2020 at 6:30 PM EST
RSVP here: bit.ly/nativespanel
Friday November 13 - 6:30pm
PBHA is thrilled to announce the honoree for the 14th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture & Award: Tarana J. Burke! Join us on Friday, November 13th at 6:00 PM to honor her as our 14th awardee and lecturer. The event is free, open to the public, and will take place via Zoom webinar.
For more than 25 years, activist and advocate Tarana J. Burke has worked at the intersection of sexual violence and racial justice. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly Black women and girls, Tarana has created and led various campaigns focused on increasing access to resources and support for impacted communities, including the ‘me too.’ movement, which to date has galvanized millions of survivors and allies around the world.
In 2007 PBHA established a lecture and award that brings a significant figure in public service to campus each year to engender a commitment to service and draw attention to important social issues. The only award at Harvard focused on public service, this award is named in honor of Dr. Robert Coles: former PBHA volunteer and Board Member, child psychologist, civil rights activist, longtime Harvard Professor and Pulitzer Prize winning author. His book, “The Call of Service,” examines the idealistic spirit PBHA seeks to foster in our students and serves as a most fitting title for this annual lecture and award.
Wednesday November 4 - 7:00pm
Join a post-election debrief and Q&A Wednesday November 4th at 7:00pm ET with IOP students and recent Harvard College alums Teddy Landis ‘20, Damian Richardson ‘20, Anna Duffy ‘21, Samantha Frenkel-Popell ‘21, Luke Albert ‘22, & Eric Jjemba ‘21 moderated by IOP Student President Mari Jones ‘21. Students and alums will reflect on their experiences with getting out the vote, campaigning, and organizing for the 2020 election.
*AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to undergraduates with a valid Harvard College email address.