Events at the IOP

  1. POSTPONED: Study Group with Steph Carlton: How Do We Choose a Different Path and Make Progress?

    Thursday November 10 - 5:00pm

    Study Group with Steph Carlton: How Do We Choose a Different Path and Make Progress?

    This study group is postponed and Steph Carlton's next study group will occur on 11/17.

    When it comes to debate, what needs to be different in future approaches vs what is occurring today? How can leaders create allies on the opposing side? How might the answer differ for elected officials, philanthropy, members of the media, or think tank experts?

    Study group challenge: Study group members can volunteer to role play the opposing side of an issue they are passionate about, exploring arguments and facts that support the opposing position, as well as the set of personal values that might support the opposing position. In the debrief, study group member can offer constructive feedback on what surprised them from the role play and what both sides of the issue might have in common.

    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 Raul Alvillar: Election Day Hot Takes- The Post-Game Reflection

    Thursday November 10 - 4:30pm

    Election Day Hot Takes - The Post-Game Reflection

    This study group will analyze the hot takes from Election Day. We will take stock of the results of the 2022 midterm elections and look at the election returns from the House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. Based on Election Day outcomes, we will discuss the impact the midterm elections will have on the Biden administration’s political agenda. Join us for Raul’s hot takes as we look at what worked, didn’t work, and reflect upon the highs and lows of the midterm election cycle.

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Thursday, 11/10 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 Mayor Bill de Blasio: Keeping Cool- The Personal and Political of Crises in NYC

    Wednesday November 9 - 7:00pm

    Study Group with Mayor Bill de Blasio: Keeping Cool - The Personal and Political of Crises in NYC

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Wednesday, 11/9  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. 2022: What Just Happened and What's Next

    Wednesday November 9 - 6:00pm

    The day after the 2022 midterm elections, join us in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum with Harvard Kennedy School’s top political experts for a discussion of the night’s results, control of Congress and state houses across the country, and what the midterms mean for our government and our democracy.

    Please click here to RSVP for an in-person seat.

  5. Study Group with Gloria Browne-Marshall: Success Needs Creativity

    Wednesday November 9 - 5:00pm

    Study Group with Gloria Browne-Marshall: Success Needs Creativity

    Doug Elmendorf will discuss how art influences his public service and how creative power can be a viable tool for transformation at the intersection of artistic expression and civic engagement. We will discuss how the arts can be a mechanism for sustaining the spirit of public service as well as act as a vehicle for constructing strategies for problem-solving, community engagement and creating the next new idea for a better world. 

    RSVP here to attend, you will receive a confirmation email shortly after registering.

    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 Governor Matt Mead: Our Democracy is Challenged. What Can Be Done to Repair the Damage?

    Wednesday November 9 - 4:30pm

    Study Group with Governor Matt Mead: Our Democracy is Challenged. What Can Be Done to Repair the Damage?

    RSVP here by 10:00 AM Wednesday, 11/9  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 Secretary Natalie Tennant: It’s Election Day!

    Tuesday November 8 - 5:00pm

    Study Group with Secretary Natalie Tennant: It’s Election Day!

    What are you doing?

    Find out what’s going on behind the scenes for election administrators, poll workers, volunteers, activists, and candidates. Hear about what it’s like to lose an election while still maintaining the integrity of that election.

    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.

  8. Study Group with Judith LeBlanc: Honor the Earth

    Tuesday November 8 - 4:30pm

    Study Group with Judith LeBlanc: Honor the Earth

    Winona LaDuke is the Executive Director of Honor the Earth.

    She is a Native rural development economist and author working on issues of Indigenous economics, food, and energy policy. Winona's life's work has focused on cultural-based sustainable development strategies and renewable energy in Native communities. She is also a graduate of Harvard College.

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. First Light: The Indian Child Welfare Act Revisited

    Monday November 7 - 6:00pm

    The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a federal law that resulted from years of pressure from Indigenous communities and their allies. Passed in 1978, it seeks to keep Indigenous children with their families as a response to evidence that Native American children were being systematically removed from their families and cultural and kinship ties. ICWA is now being challenged - arguments will be heard by the United States Supreme Court on November 9, 2022.

    Join us for a screening of First Light, which documents the forced removal of Indigenous children and tells the story of an unprecedented experiment in truth-telling and healing for Wabanaki people and child welfare workers in Maine. After the short film, we will have a panel conversation about ICWA, its history, impacts, and why it matters today.

    Please click here to RSVP for an in-person seat.

  11. Desserts and Dialogue with Rachel Atcheson

    Monday November 7 - 2:00pm

    Please join us for a Desserts and Dialogue on Monday, November 7, at 2:00 PM ET featuring Rachel Atcheson. Rachel Atcheson currently serves as senior assistant to Mayor of NYC Eric Adams, as well as at-large director of the SUNY Downstate Committee on Plant-Based Health and Nutrition. She previously served as Mayor Adams’s deputy strategist focusing on plant-forward food policy in the city. She contributed to the establishment of Meatless Mondays in NYC public schools, the launch of the plant-based lifestyle medicine programs in NYC Health+Hospitals, and other public health and sustainability initiatives around plant-based nutrition. ​

    The event will take place in the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School in L-275. A dessert buffet, including vegan options, will be served!

    Please click here to RSVP.

  12. Special Event with Ambassador Katherine Tai

    Monday November 7 - 1:00pm

    Please join the IOP for a special event on Monday, November 7, at 1:00 PM featuring Ambassador Katherine Tai. Ambassador Katherine Tai was sworn in as the 19th United States Trade Representative on March 18, 2021. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, Ambassador Tai is the principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on U.S. trade policy. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Karen Dynan. Karen Dynan is a professor of practice in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. She served as assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2014 to 2017, leading analysis of economic conditions and development of policies to address the nation’s economic challenges. 

    The event will take place at the Institute of Politics in HKS Littauer 166. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited; please RSVP by 9:00 AM on Friday, November 4. You will be notified if you received a space no later than 5:00 PM that day.

    Registration for this event is now closed.

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