Events at the IOP

  1. Director's Breakfast: Christ in Crisis: A Discussion to Help Heal the Divide Separating Americans

    Monday October 7 - 8:30am

    Former IOP Visiting Fellow Jim Wallis will join IOP Director Mark Gearan and guests at a Director’s Breakfast for a discussion about his new book, Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus.  Wallis’ recent book provides a path of spiritual healing and solidarity to help us heal the divide separating Americans.  

    This event is open to current Harvard Students.  If you would like to attend, please fill out this form.  

  2. Director's Breakfast: How Lessons from Ancient Rome Can Help Prepare Students to Lead

    Thursday October 3 - 8:30am

    Dean Emma Dench of Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will engage students in a conversation on how lessons from Ancient Rome can help prepare them for leadership roles.  

    Hosted by IOP Director Mark Gearan

    This event is open to current Harvard Students.  If you would like to attend, please fill out this form.  

  3. Harvard Political Union's Democratic Presidential Debate

    Thursday September 26 - 7:00pm

    An exciting debate featuring one speaker from the following groups:
    -Harvard College Democrats for Cory
    -Harvard College Democrats for Pete
    -Harvard College Democrats for Bernie
    -Harvard College Democrats for Biden
    -Harvard College Democrats for Warren
    -Harvard College Democrats for Kamala
    -Harvard College Democrats for Yang

    ~Insomnia Cookies will be provided!~

    Topics of the debate include but are not limited to climate change, healthcare, foreign policy, and education. There will be an opportunity for audience questions!

  4. HKS Open House with Resident Fellows

    Friday September 13 - 12:00pm
  5. Fall 2019 IOP Open House

    Wednesday September 11 - 7:30pm

    Join the Institute of Politics on Wednesday, September 11 in Wexner Commons for our biannual undergraduate Open House! 15+ Programs will have representatives present to answer questions and talk about their programming. Food and drinks will be provided.

  6. Juan Fernando Cristo: The Venezuelan Refugee Crisis: The Colombian Border and Broader Regional Instability

    Wednesday April 10 - 4:30pm

    Join Juan Fernando Cristo, Minister of the Interior of Colombia (2014-2017), for a discussion of the Venezuelan refugee situation, the Colombian border, and Latin American politics.

  7. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Mayor Mitch Landrieu: Compromising and Coalition-Building: Blue Democrats in Red States

    Tuesday April 9 - 4:30pm

    Join Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans, 2010-2018) for cupcakes and conversation about working across the aisle, the decline of compromise, and new progressive trends in the Democratic party.

  8. Hi! I'm Running for Office: A Conversation with David Axelrod

    Tuesday April 9 - 2:00pm

    Moderated by:
    Eric P. Lesser, Massachusetts State Senator

    Co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics & the Center for Public Leadership.


  9. Conversation with Peace Corps Director Dr. Jody Olsen and Returned Volunteers

    Thursday March 28 - 5:00pm

    Join us for a panel discussion featuring returned Peace Corps Volunteers highlighting the Peace Corps Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, moderated by current Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen.

    Registration is required to attend. Click here to register. 

  10. Luncheon with Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans

    Wednesday March 13 - 12:00pm

    Join IOP Visiting Fellow Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans for lunch and discussion about mayoral leadership, the 2020 election, and how to bring change to your own community.

  11. A Conversation with Jack Lew, former US Treasury Secretary (2013-2017)

    Monday March 4 - 3:30pm

    Join us for a conversation with Jack Lew, the 76th Secretary of the Treasury from 2013 to 2017. Lew also served as White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama and Director of the Office of Management and Budget in both the Obama and Clinton Administrations.

  12. Politics & Pancakes: HKS Open House with Resident Fellows

    Thursday February 7 - 9:00am

    Join our Spring 2019 Resident Fellows for a breakfast Open House for the Kennedy School community.  We'll be serving up hot cakes to go with your hot takes. Syrup included.