Events at the IOP

  1. Pizza and Politics with President Larry Summers

    Thursday October 10 - 6:00pm


    Undergraduate Pizza and Politics discussion with Larry Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor; Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government; and President Emeritus of Harvard University.

    Due to high demand, this event will be lotteried. To enter the lottery, please click here.

  2. Pizza and Politics: Campaigning and Serving as an Independent Governor with The Honorable Bill Walker, Governor of Alaska (2014- 2018)

    Monday October 7 - 6:00pm

    In the next Pizza and Politics, HPU welcomes The Honorable Bill Walker, who will discuss his time campaigning and serving Alaska as it's eleventh Governor (2014-2018), his experience as an Independent, and his take on the current administration. Afterwards, he will be answering questions from the audience.

    Moderator: Kiera O'Brien '20

  3. "Brexit Britain: Where Next?": Pizza and Politics with Alan Mak MP, Member of Parliament for Havant

    Friday October 4 - 1:00pm

    Join the Harvard Political Union in welcoming to campus Alan Mak MP, Member of the British Parliament for Havant, for a riveting discussion on what's in store for Britain as it tackles Brexit.


    Alan Mak was first elected on 7 May 2015 as Havant's MP. He was re-elected on 8 June 2017 with an increased majority and the highest Conservative vote share in the constituency's history to continue his hard work for local residents and communities. 

    Alan won the Best New Conservative MP Award 2017/18 at the MP of the Year Awards, and currently also serves as a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

  4. Pizza and Politics: Who Owns Poverty?: New Ways at Looking at Poverty Elimination

    Wednesday September 25 - 6:00pm


    Martin Burt, Author, Who Owns Poverty?; Founder & CEO, Fundación Paraguaya

    Moderator: Bianca Cordazzo '21

  5. Pizza and Politics: Inside look at the Criminal Justice System

    Monday April 29 - 6:00pm

    As a New York City homicide prosecutor, a civil and criminal defense attorney in high profile cases and as a CNN Contributor, author and analyst, Callan brings an insider perspective regarding the criminal justice system in urban America to “Pizza & Politics”.

    To RSVP, please click here.

  6. Pizza and Politics: Human-Centered AI: The Potential and Pitfalls

    Wednesday April 24 - 6:00pm

    Please join the IOP for a Pizza and Politics with Rana El Kaliouby, CEO of Affectiva and lead of the company's Emotion Science team.

  7. Pizza and Politics: Why the China Story Matters Today and Why it Should Matter to You

    Monday April 15 - 6:00pm

    “Why the China Story Matters Today and Why it Should Matter to You”

    Please join the IOP for a Pizza and Politics with Gary Liu ’04-’05, CEO of the South China Morning Post.

    Co-sponsored by Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations and Harvard College Association for U.S.-China Relations 



  8. Pizza and Politics with James Maley, Jr. and Michael Zeldin

    Thursday April 4 - 5:00pm

    Please join the IOP for a Pizza and Politics with IOP Spring Fellow Michael Zeldin and his guest, James Maley, Jr., Partner at Maley Givens, P.C. and Mayor of Collingswood Borough, New Jersey.

    How does a small town encourages economic development, and what lessons might there be for all levels of government? 

    For James' full profile, please click here.

    To RSVP to this event, please fill out this RSVP form.


  9. Pizza and Politics with Elizabeth Warren's Longtime Advisor Ganesh Sitaraman '04

    Tuesday April 2 - 6:00pm

    Please join the IOP in a discussion with Ganesh Sitaraman AB '04, Author of The Crisis of the Middle-Class ConstitutionProfessor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School


  10. Pizza and Politics: "We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival"

    Monday April 1 - 6:00pm

    Please join the IOP for a Pizza and Politics with Jabari Asim, Author, We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival; Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Emerson College.

    For Jabari's profile, please see his page.

    To RSVP to this event, please fill out this RSVP form.



  11. Pizza & Politics- Welsh Politics, Brexit and What's Next for Wales?

    Thursday February 21 - 5:00pm

    Adam Price, AM, Leader of Plaid Cymru

    Adam Price was elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2016 as the Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr.

    Adam Price is also a former Member of Parliament, having represented his home county of Carmarthenshire in Westminster between 2001 and 2010. A voracious opponent of the Iraq War, Adam led an attempt to impeach Tony Blair and was ejected from the Common’s chamber in March 2005 for refusing to retract his statement accusing Blair of misleading parliament.

    Outside politics, Adam has an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School and has worked in academia and business.

    Upon his election to the Assembly two years ago, Adam has led for Plaid on the economy and has served as the Assembly Commissioner responsible for Official Languages. As one of the Senedd’s first openly gay politicians, Adam has spoken out on LGBT issues and has been named in the Wales Online/Western Mail ‘Pinc List’ of the 40 most influential LGBT people in Wales on several occasions.

    Adam Price became the Leader of Plaid Cymru in September 2018. Upon taking office, he has re-emphasised the party’s commitment to Welsh independence.