Events at the IOP

  1. Study Group with IOP Fellow Nsé Ufot

    Wednesday April 14 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Wednesday, April 14th at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Nsé Ufot. Nsé Ufot is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Georgia Project (NGP) and its affiliate, New Georgia Project Action Fund (NGP AF). Nsé leads both organizations with a data-informed approach and a commitment to developing tools that leverage technology with the goal of making it easier for every voter to engage in every election.

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Wednesday, 4/14:

    AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  2. Study Group with IOP Fellow Bill Kristol

    Tuesday April 13 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Tuesday, April 13th at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Bill Kristol. Bill Kristol is a founding director of Defending Democracy Together, an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to defending America’s liberal democratic norms, principles, and institutions. Kristol has long been recognized as a leading analyst of American politics and has helped shape the national debate on issues ranging from American foreign policy to the meaning of American conservatism. Kristol served in senior positions in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.

    Bill will be joined by Congressman Seth Moulton (D, MA-6). 

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Tuesday, 4/13:

    • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  3. Study Group with IOP Fellow Governor Steve Bullock

    Monday April 12 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Monday, April 12th at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Governor Steve Bullock. Born in Missoula, Montana, and raised in Helena blocks away from the State Capitol, Steve Bullock is a product of public schools. Bullock was elected Montana’s 24th Governor, serving from 2013-2020. He worked with a Republican-majority legislature to improve access to health care, kick dark money out of state elections, make record investments in education, protect access to public lands, invest in infrastructure, and strengthen Montana’s economy.

    Governor Bullock will be joined by Chuck Todd, Host of NBC News Meet The Press.

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Monday, 4/12:

    • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  4. Study Group with IOP Fellow Janet Hook

    Thursday April 8 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Thursday, April 8th at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Janet Hook. Janet Hook is a national political reporter for the Los Angeles Times in the Washington bureau. She has spent most of career covering Congress and national politics, including the last three presidential campaigns and many midterm elections.

    Inside the Biden White House: How the president’s first 100 days are looking to a senior Biden advisor, who also worked in the Obama White House and has decades of experience as a political strategist. 

    Janet will be joined by Anita Dunn, Senior Advisor to President Joe Biden. 

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Thursday, 4/8:

    • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  5. Study Group with IOP Fellow Mayor Michael Tubbs

    Wednesday April 7 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Wednesday, April 7th at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Mayor Michael Tubbs. Michael Tubbs was elected Mayor of Stockton in 2016 at 26 years old. He was Stockton’s first African-American Mayor, and the youngest Mayor of any major city in American history. Prior to his election as Mayor, Tubbs served as a Councilmember for the City of Stockton District 6, a high school educator, and a fellow for the Stanford Design School and the Emerson Collective. 

    Mayor Tubbs will be joined by Meena Harris, Lawyer, Author, Entrepreneur and Founder, Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign. 

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Wednesday, 4/7:

    • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  6. Study Group with IOP Fellow Bonnie Glick

    Tuesday April 6 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Tuesday, April 6th at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Bonnie Glick. Bonnie Glick is the former Deputy Administrator/Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development where she served from January 2019-November 2020 after her unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate. She oversaw the operations of the Agency with its $20+ billion budget and 11,000 staff in over 100 countries around the world.

    Global Competition and Technology: Unleash your inner nerd! IOP Fellow Bonnie Glick spent much of her time as Deputy Administrator/COO of the U.S. Agency for International Development advocating within the US Government that the emerging world of 5G is one in which emerging market countries have to be counted in, not counted out.  If what we truly desire is the ability for developing countries to chart their own course on their journeys to self-reliance, then a level playing field in the digital world must be a component of that journey.  It must include access to 5G technology.  We will discuss global competition and the current technology landscape, with an eye toward where innovation comes from. Hint: It doesn’t only come from America!

    • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  7. Study Group with IOP Fellow Governor Steve Bullock

    Thursday April 1 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Thursday, April 1 at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Governor Steve Bullock. Born in Missoula, Montana, and raised in Helena blocks away from the State Capitol, Steve Bullock is a product of public schools. Bullock was elected Montana’s 24th Governor, serving from 2013-2020. He worked with a Republican-majority legislature to improve access to health care, kick dark money out of state elections, make record investments in education, protect access to public lands, invest in infrastructure, and strengthen Montana’s economy.

    Governor Bullock will be joined by United States Senator John Hickenlooper (D-CO).

    As Governor and as an accomplished executive, Senator Hickenlooper is accustomed to getting results on issues confronting our nation -- not just talking about the problems. Senator Hickenlooper will discuss frustrations and obstacles in making Washington work, and how, even in these times of seeming political dysfunction, we can make progress on issues like climate, gun safety and income inequality.

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Thursday, 4/1:

    • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  8. Study Group with IOP Fellow Bill Kristol

    Tuesday March 30 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Tuesday, March 30 at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Bill Kristol. Bill Kristol is a founding director of Defending Democracy Together, an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to defending America’s liberal democratic norms, principles, and institutions. Kristol has long been recognized as a leading analyst of American politics and has helped shape the national debate on issues ranging from American foreign policy to the meaning of American conservatism. Kristol served in senior positions in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Tuesday, 3/30:

    • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.
       

    STUDY GROUP THEME: The Future of the Republican Party

  9. Study Group with IOP Fellow Nsé Ufot

    Monday March 29 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Monday, March 29th at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Nsé Ufot. Nsé Ufot is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Georgia Project (NGP) and its affiliate, New Georgia Project Action Fund (NGP AF). Nsé leads both organizations with a data-informed approach and a commitment to developing tools that leverage technology with the goal of making it easier for every voter to engage in every election.

    The Inside & The Outside: Building a Progressive Infrastructure for Winning in the Future

    Let's talk political organizing for the 21st century. As activists push against the world as it is for the world as it should be, what is the strategy in between? Join us as we discuss what it means to work on the "inside" or the "outside," and what it looks like when organizers successfully do both.

    Nsé will be joined by Lauren Groh-Wargo, Chief Political Strategist & Manager for Stacey Abrams' 2018 gubernatorial campaign.

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Monday, 3/29

    • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  10. Study Group with IOP Fellow Janet Hook

    Thursday March 25 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Thursday, March 25th at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Janet Hook. Janet Hook is a national political reporter for the Los Angeles Times in the Washington bureau. She has spent most of career covering Congress and national politics, including the last three presidential campaigns and many midterm elections.

    Janet will be joined by Sabrina Singh, Deputy Press Secretary to Vice President Kamala Harris. 

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Thursday, 3/25:

    • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  11. Study Group with IOP Fellow Mayor Michael Tubbs

    Wednesday March 24 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Wednesday, March 24th at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Mayor Michael Tubbs. Michael Tubbs was elected Mayor of Stockton in 2016 at 26 years old. He was Stockton’s first African-American Mayor, and the youngest Mayor of any major city in American history. Prior to his election as Mayor, Tubbs served as a Councilmember for the City of Stockton District 6, a high school educator, and a fellow for the Stanford Design School and the Emerson Collective. 

    Mayor Tubbs will be joined by Imran Ahmed, Founder Center for Countering Digital Hate, for a conversation on communication in the age of disinformation. 

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Wednesday, 3/24:

    • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  12. Study Group with IOP Fellow Bonnie Glick

    Tuesday March 23 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Tuesday, March 23rd at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Bonnie Glick. Bonnie Glick is the former Deputy Administrator/Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development where she served from January 2019-November 2020 after her unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate. She oversaw the operations of the Agency with its $20+ billion budget and 11,000 staff in over 100 countries around the world.

    Malaria and COVID: Longstanding and New Challenges in Global Health

    Bonnie will be joined by Dr. Ken Staley who served as the Coordinator of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) as well as the USAID Executive Director of the Task Force on COVID-19. In each role, Dr. Staley tackled both a global crisis as well as an equally complex domestic and international response. We will hear his thoughts and share our own on how to tackle pandemics, lessons learned, and advice he has offered to the Biden Administration as it relates to both diseases. 

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Tuesday, 3/23:

    • AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    • ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    • OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

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