Events at the IOP

  1. Iowa Caucus Watch Event

    Monday February 3 - 8:00pm

    Join the Institute of Politics to watch the coverage of the Iowa Caucus and wait for results from the first contest of the 2020 election.

  2. State of the Union Watch Event

    Tuesday February 4 - 9:00pm

    Join the Institute of Politics for a live screening of the State of the Union address by President Donald Trump.

  3. A Discussion with Kostas Bakoyannis MPA '04, Mayor of Athens, Greece

    Wednesday February 5 - 12:00pm

    We are pleased to announce the first Director's Lunch of the semester with The Honorable Kostas Bakoyannis MPA ’04, Mayor of Athens, Greece and a dynamic elected leader. Mayor Bakoyannis brings a wealth of experience from both the public and private sectors. In addition to his mayoral role, he is the vice president of the Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government, a council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and a Greek Leadership Council member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

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  4. IOP Resident Fellows Unpack Politics

    Wednesday February 5 - 6:00pm

    Join us in the JFK Jr. Forum for a conversation with IOP's Spring 2020 Resident Fellows Tiffany Cross, Mark HarveyTara Setmayer, Lord Darroch, Rohini Kosoglu, and Governor Bill Walker moderated by IOP Director Mark D. Gearan '78. They'll unpack politics, discussing their pathways to public service, bipartisanship, and the 2020 election. 

  5. Spring 2020 IOP Open House

    Wednesday February 5 - 7:15pm

    Join the Institute of Politics on Wednesday, February 5th in Wexner Commons for our biannual undergraduate Open House! Learn everything about the IOP's 16+ Programs and meet the Spring 2020 Resident Fellows.

  6. HKS Open House with Spring 2020 IOP Resident Fellows & Shorenstein Center Fellows

    Thursday February 6 - 5:00pm

    Location: Allison Dining Room (T-520), Taubman Building 5th Floor

    Join us to meet and hear about the work that the Spring 2020 Institute of Politics and Shorenstein Center residential fellows will be doing while at the Kennedy School. Learn about research assistant opportunities, and study groups, events, and workshops that the fellows will be leading.

  7. New Hampshire Debate Watch Event

    Friday February 7 - 7:00pm

    Join the Institute of Politics for a live screening of the final Democratic Debate before the New Hampshire primary. Doors will open at 6:30 PM to watch the candidates live from the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College.

  8. Study Group with Governor Bill Walker

    Monday February 10 - 4:30pm

    Location: Institute of Politics (L-163)

    Topic: Stepping Off the Party Train ... Notes from the Field

    Description: In this first study group, I will discuss the circumstances that led me to leave the Republican Party and how my background as an Alaska born journeyman carpenter led me to become the Governor of Alaska and the only Independent governor in the nation at that time. We will discuss the benefits of not being bound to party or ideology--including cabinet selection without party influence--and the challenges of governing and running for reelection without a party. Finally, we'll discuss strategies for electing more independents.

    IOP Resident Fellow Bill Walker is an attorney and businessman who served as the 11th governor of Alaska, from 2014 to 2018. He was only the second governor born in Alaska, and he was the only Independent governor in the nation during his term.

  9. Study Group with Tiffany Cross

    Monday February 10 - 4:30pm

    Location: Institute of Politics (L-166)

    Topic: Representation in Media: Introduction & Overview

    Description: Welcome! During the first session, I’ll introduce myself and share a bit about my journey from that landed me in the nation’s capital and then took me from the control room to the green room. I’ll also review what we’ll discuss in the coming weeks as a group and would love to get a sense of what students and attendees hope to get out of our discussions.

    IOP Resident Fellow Tiffany D. Cross has spent two decades navigating media and policy in the nation’s capital, and is the Co-Founder of The Beat DC, a platform intersecting national politics, policy, business, media, and all people of color.

  10. Moral Leadership in Foreign Policy – FDR to Trump

    Monday February 10 - 6:00pm

    A conversation with Joseph S. Nye Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at Harvard Kennedy School, and Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, Director of the Center for Public Leadership, examining the role of ethics in foreign policy from FDR to Trump.

  11. Study Group with Mark Harvey

    Tuesday February 11 - 4:30pm

    Location: Institute of Politics (L-163)

    Topic: How Did We Get Here? Challenges to Campaigns and Elections Through the Years

    Description: The 2016 election revealed how vulnerable we have become to malign influence and cyber operations targeting our election infrastructure and processes. But this was far from the first time adversaries have tried to shape American political discourse. Nor was it the first time access to the polls and election returns were in doubt. Can our history of expanding voting rights and system of Federalism adapt to the challenges of 21st Century threats? Mark Harvey leads a discussion on the myriad challenges to elections and what can be done to help secure them.

    IOP Resident Fellow Mark P. Harvey is the former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council Staff, and over the past 15 years, has helped author a wide variety of plans, policies, and doctrine to foster resilience through effective risk management.

  12. Study Group with Rohini Kosoglu

    Tuesday February 11 - 4:30pm

    Location: Institute of Politics (L-166)

    Topic: Capitol Hill to the Campaign Trail: Overview

    Description: This session will provide an overview of what working on Capitol Hill versus a campaign is like. We will then go into depth about day-to-day work on a Presidential campaign and confront particular life challenges such as whether to go graduate school and how to cope with the uncertainty of a life in politics.

    IOP Resident Fellow Rohini Kosoglu is a senior advisor to U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, having most recently served as Chief of Staff to her presidential campaign, Kamala Harris for the People.