Events at the IOP

  1. Study Group with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven: Russia's War Against Ukraine: The Direct Damage of Putin's Invasion and its Global Implications

    Tuesday November 8 - 4:00pm

    Study Group with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven: Russia's War Against Ukraine: The Direct Damage of Putin's Invasion and its Global Implications

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Tuesday, 11/8

    You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom.

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

  2. Study Group with Steph Carlton: Politicization of National Security and the CEO Role- A Conversation With Ambassador Silverberg, President of the Business Roundtable 

    Thursday November 3 - 5:00pm

    Study Group with Steph Carlton: Politicization of National Security and the CEO Role - A Conversation With Ambassador Silverberg, President of the Business Roundtable 

    As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Arthur Vandenberg would assert that "politics stops at the water's edge,” a call for bipartisanship in pursuit of the country’s national security interests. Ambassador Silverberg will discuss the state of bipartisanship in national security policymaking and the costs of politicizing national security debates, as well as areas where there is still room for bipartisan cooperation. How is hyper-partisanship affecting American businesses at home and abroad? How is the role of CEOs is evolving when it comes to politics?

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Thursday, 11/3 You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

  3. Study Group with Raul Alvillar: Political Messaging- The Role of Identity Politics in the Midterms

    Thursday November 3 - 4:30pm

    Study Group with Raul Alvillar: Political Messaging - The Role of Identity Politics in the Midterms

    Increasingly, identity politics are proving to be more important in crafting a winning message in an election.  For both Republicans and Democrats, mobilizing their bases are crucial to turning out the vote. We will discuss how this may affect the midterms, voter participation, and how creating targeted messaging to specific identity groups can be effective. We will also discuss how the current political climate is shaping identity politics. We will be joined by Julie Chavez-Rodriguez, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to have this important and engaging discussion one week out from the midterm elections.

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Thursday, 11/3  You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

  4. Study Group with Governor Matt Mead: A Conversation with Senator John Hickenlooper

    Wednesday November 2 - 4:45pm

    Study Group with Governor Matt Mead: A Conversation with Senator John Hickenlooper

    RSVP FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. A limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

  5. Study Group with Secretary Natalie Tennant: What is the Independent State Legislature Theory and How Dangerous is it to our Democracy?

    Tuesday November 1 - 5:00pm

    Study Group with Secretary Natalie Tennant: What is the Independent State Legislature Theory and How Dangerous is it to Our Democracy?

    Is the Independent State Legislature Theory a threat to free, accurate, and fair elections? This notion questions whether a state court has the power to reject laws adopted by a state legislature concerning federal elections. Or is it solely up to state lawmakers?

    The US Supreme Court takes up this question this year. Join Natalie Tennant as she discusses this concept with election law attorney and Harvard Law School graduate Eliza Sweren-Becker.

     

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Tuesday, 11/1  You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

  6. Study Group with Judith LeBlanc: Why Are Native Peoples Leading the Struggles Versus Fossil Fuel Extraction?

    Tuesday November 1 - 4:30pm

    Study Group with Judith LeBlanc: Why Are Native Peoples Leading the Struggles Versus Fossil Fuel Extraction?

    In this session, we will explore how Natives are constructing a sustainable, regenerative economic systems in which sovereignty is at the center of responding to climate chaos and exploitation of Mother Earth by extractive fossil fuel industries.

    Judith will be joined by Faith Spotted Eagle, Oceti Sakowin Traditional Leader, Yankton Sioux Tribe

    Faith has long been a front-line activist leader in many efforts to protect the sacred: including Standing Rock, the historic convergence of Indigenous water protectors and allies determined to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline that gained worldwide attention in 2016 and leading a movement of Natives, farmers, and ranchers who prevented the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a project that endangered the largest inland aquifer in the US. 

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Tuesday, 11/1  You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

  7. Study Group with Prime Minister Stefan: The United States, China, and the Global Order

    Tuesday November 1 - 4:00pm

    Study Group with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven: The United States, China, and the Global Order

    PM Lofven will be joined virtually by former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

    Registration for this event is closed. You will be notified if you have received an in person seat by 12 PM on November 1st.

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

  8. Study Group with Steph Carlton: The Nature of Debate in the Fall 2022 Midterm Elections

    Thursday October 27 - 5:00pm

    Study Group with Steph Carlton: The Nature of Debate in the Fall 2022 Midterm Elections

    Do the dynamics playing out in the midterm elections suggest respectful and inclusive debate is getting better or worse? What do these dynamics suggest about respectful and inclusive debate – and sustainable progress on policy? What do historical trends suggest about the outcomes of the midterm elections? What are the implications of recent Supreme Court decisions for the midterm elections and resulting balance of power in Washington?

    Steph will be joined by James Hohmann of the Washington Post

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Thursday, 10/27 You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

  9. Study Group with Raul Alvillar: From Governor to Dogcatcher- Why Down Ballot Races Matter

    Thursday October 27 - 4:30pm

    Study Group with Raul Alvillar: From Governor to Dogcatcher - Why Down Ballot Races Matter

    From the governor to the mayor to the dogcatcher, all elected offices are important. This study group will examine the importance of down ballot races and what affects these races from a national perspective. We will analyze gubernatorial races, statehouse races, mayoral races, and even school board races. We will focus on some of the issues that affect these elections and discuss how down ballot candidates can run in local races when the national narrative dominates conversations. In turn, we will look at the importance of down ballot races and how they can shape the national perspective as well.  

    Raul will be joined by Amy Dacey, former CEO of the Democratic National Committee and Executive Director of the Sine Institute of Policy & Politics at American University.

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Thursday, 10/27  You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

  10. Study Group with Gloria Browne-Marshall: Poetry Can Be Dangerous

    Wednesday October 26 - 5:00pm

    Study Group with Gloria Browne-Marshall: Poetry Can Be Dangerous - Art, Activism, and Service 

    Poet Alyssa Gaines will discuss her work and the role of poetry in creating a better society. Throughout history, poets have been at the forefront of political movements and a force for change. Whether spoken word or poetry, it can change minds, communities, and the world. Alyssa starred in "In The Heights" at A.R.T., performed at the Kennedy Center, and has written spell-binding poems such as "Blue Dashers" and "Lagrimas Negras." Poet, writer and singer Alyssa Gaines is an artist, activist, public servant and student at Harvard College.

    Gloria will be joined in-person by Alyssa Gaines, the 2022 National Youth Poet Laureate and Harvard College '26. 

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Wednesday, 10/26  You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

  11. Study Group with Governor Matt Mead: Our Democracy and the Current State of United States Politics - A Conversation with Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia and former Governor Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming

    Wednesday October 26 - 4:30pm

    Study Group with Governor Matt Mead: Our Democracy and the Current State of United States Politics - A Conversation with Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia and former Governor Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming

    RSVP for this event is now closed. Participants will be notified if they have a confirmed seat by 10:00 AM Wednesday October 25th.

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

  12. Study Group with Natalie Tennant: Who and What Can You Believe Nowadays?

    Tuesday October 25 - 5:00pm

    Study Group with Natalie Tennant: Who and What Can You Believe Nowadays?

    Mis, dis, and mal-information about elections have voters on edge and wondering who and what to believe. Can local media do a better job in cutting through the rhetoric? What role do local and national journalists play in correcting the misinformation?

    Join Natalie Tennant as she welcomes Major Garrett, CBS News journalist and co-author of The Big Truth: Upholding Democracy in the Age of “The Big Lie”, as they address these questions because truth in elections is crucial to give voters confidence in our electoral process.

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Tuesday, 10/25  You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you at noon the day of the study group via your Harvard email whether you will be joining in-person or via Zoom. 

    AUDIENCE: These conversations are open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, all IOP study groups are off-the-record.

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