Tuesday February 5 - 6:00pm
A Conversation with
U.S. Representative (R, VA-10) (2015-2019)
U.S. Representative (R, FL-26) (2015-2019)
Mayor of Tallahassee, FL (2014-2018)
Immediate Past President & CEO of the Victory Fund & Institute (2015-2017)
U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues (2013-2017)
CNN Legal Analyst and former U.S. Department of Justice Official
Spring 2019 Visiting Fellows:
Director of the National Economic Council (2017-2018)
U.S. Senator (D-ND) (2013-2019)
Mark D. Gearan (Moderator)
Director, Institute of Politics
Tuesday February 5 - 8:30pm
Join us for a discussion & interactive viewing of the 2019 State of the Union on the Forum big screen.
Refreshments will be served!
Wednesday February 6 - 6:00pm
John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy to President Barack Obama (2009)
Spring 2018 Pozen Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, HKS
Former Privacy & Public Policy Advisor, Facebook
Former White House Tech Policy Advisor
Director of the Technology and Public Purpose Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
Senior Consultant, World Bank Group and United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs
Senior Research Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, HKS
Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (2013-2017)
Nicco Mele (Moderator)
Lecturer in Public Policy and Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, HKS
Thursday February 7 - 9:00am
Join our Spring 2019 Resident Fellows for a breakfast Open House for the Kennedy School community. We'll be serving up hot cakes to go with your hot takes. Syrup included.
Friday February 8 - 12:00pm
Join Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter for the first session of a three-part spring semester 2019 study group on issues facing America’s cities. Nutter will draw on his time as a two-term mayor of Philadelphia and former member of the Philadelphia City Council to discuss how cities are grappling with issues related to corruption and ethics, criminal justice reform, economic development, and other issues.
Friday February 8 - 4:00pm
A conversation with
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
United States Ambassador to Japan (2013 to 2017)
Senator Ed Markey
United States Senator from Massachusetts
Monday February 11 - 4:30pm
Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum leads a weekly Study Group entitled "This Is What Democracy Looks Like."
"Who Are The Changemakers" is Mayor Gillum's first Study Group session and will provide an overview of the semester goals and topics for the coming weeks.
Monday February 11 - 6:00pm
Research Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, HKS
United Kingdom Shadow Chancellor (2011- 2015)
British Consul General to New England
Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings
Fellow, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs
Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook (Moderator)
Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project and Executive Director, The Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, HKS
Monday February 11 - 7:15pm
Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Gary Cohn co-lead a weekly study group entitled "The Real State of the Union."
The first week's topic is "Debt, Deficit and Despair." They'll ask and attempt to answer questions like: where are we and where are we heading? And, is 4% economic growth possible? Plus a look into tax and fiscal policy.
Tuesday February 12 - 4:30pm
Former Representative Barbara Comstock leads a weekly Study Group entitled "A Woman in the Arena." Her study group will focus on the variety of jobs and opportunities available throughout government service and the political landscape and how these positions allow you to advance the issues and causes you care about in the public arena.
In the first week of Rep. Comstock's study group, she will introduce the goals and topics for the semester.
Tuesday February 12 - 4:30pm
Aisha Moodie-Mills leads a weekly Study Group entitled "The Rise of the New American Majority." Each week will feature provocative discussions on the political implications of America’s demographic shift, the role of racial/identity politics in campaigns, the power of diversity with regards to candidates, campaigns, and Congressional staff, the implications for political parties, the 2020 Presidential contest, and much more!
Aisha's first study group session, "The Demographic Revolution," will provide context and information about the study group and allow participants to get to know each other and Aisha.
Wednesday February 13 - 4:30pm
Michael Zeldin leads a weekly study group entitled: "Independent Counsels and Presidential Investigations." This study group will focus on all aspects of the investigation of a sitting president of the United States -- the law, politics, and media.
In his first session, Michael will take a deep dive into the Mueller Investigation. Why was he appointed? What is his mandate? How has he proceeded to date? Where might he be going? How will the takeover by the Democrats of the House of Representatives impact Mueller’s work?