Events at the IOP

  1. Study Group with IOP Fellow Bill Kristol

    Tuesday March 2 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Tuesday, March 2 at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Bill Kristol. Bill Kristol is a founding director of Defending Democracy Together, an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to defending America’s liberal democratic norms, principles, and institutions. Kristol has long been recognized as a leading analyst of American politics and has helped shape the national debate on issues ranging from American foreign policy to the meaning of American conservatism. Kristol served in senior positions in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.

    Bill will be joined by Sarah Longwell, Director, Republican Accountability Project and Defending Democracy Together.

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Tuesday, 3/2

    AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  2. Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Governance For the Next Generation

    Wednesday March 3 - 11:30am

    Nuclear safety and security remain issues of vital importance 10 years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and 35 years after the tragedy at Chernobyl. Experts and officials continue to debate the lessons learned from these events and their impact at the local, national, and global levels.

    Join us for a conversation featuring International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi. This discussion is being held as part of a three-day conference marking the anniversaries of Fukushima and Chernobyl, hosted by the Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom. HKS Lecturer David Sanger, White House national security correspondent and senior writer for The New York Times, will moderate the discussion.

    RSVP here to join the conversation in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum.

  3. Study Group with IOP Fellow Nsé Ufot

    Wednesday March 3 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Wednesday, March 3 at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Nsé Ufot. Nsé Ufot is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Georgia Project (NGP) and its affiliate, New Georgia Project Action Fund (NGP AF). Nsé leads both organizations with a data-informed approach and a commitment to developing tools that leverage technology with the goal of making it easier for every voter to engage in every election.

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Wednesday, 3/3

    AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  4. Study Group with IOP Fellow Governor Steve Bullock

    Thursday March 4 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Thursday, March 4th at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Governor Steve Bullock. Born in Missoula, Montana, and raised in Helena blocks away from the State Capitol, Steve Bullock is a product of public schools. Bullock was elected Montana’s 24th Governor, serving from 2013-2020. He worked with a Republican-majority legislature to improve access to health care, kick dark money out of state elections, make record investments in education, protect access to public lands, invest in infrastructure, and strengthen Montana’s economy.

    Governor Bullock will be joined by Tiffany Muller, President & Director, End Citizens United. 

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Thursday, 3/4: 

    AUDIENCE: This conversation is open to members of the Harvard community. Please RSVP with a valid Harvard email address.

    ZOOM: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your Harvard email on the day of the study group.

    OFF-THE-RECORD: In keeping with our long tradition at the IOP to ensure honest and candid discussions of politics, this event is off-the-record.

  5. Life Lessons from a Warrior and Storyteller: Admiral Bill McRaven

    Thursday March 4 - 6:00pm

    What could Saddam Hussein, Somali pirates, Osama Bin Laden, and Captain Richard Phillips possibly have in common? A U.S. Navy Admiral, of course. And why would President Obama decide to give this departing Admiral a tape measure as a gift?

    To find out the answers to these and other questions, please join the Institute of Politics as we welcome Admiral Bill McRaven (USN ret.), the former commander of United States Special Operations Command, Navy SEAL, and author of the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir Make Your Bed. Moderated by Brig. General Dana Born (USAF ret.), the conversation will focus on public service, leadership, national security, military non-partisanship, and the new challenges and opportunities younger generations must confront in our globalized society. IOP student leader and JFK Jr. Forum student committee member Ryan Tierney '24 will provide the introduction.

    RSVP here to join the conversation in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum.

  6. One Year Later: COVID-19 and the Road Ahead

    Friday March 5 - 1:00pm

    On the eve of the first anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown, the Institute of Politics gathers the experts from our final in-person Forum event last March to reflect on the past year. Our guests analyze the government and public health response, vaccine development and distribution, and what the future holds with a mutating virus and worldwide variants. How well did the government do with public messaging? Did the public heed the warnings and do their part to stop the spread of the virus?

    Join the IOP as we welcome back Juliette Kayyem, Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, Faculty Chair of the Homeland Security and Global Health Project; Helen Branswell, Senior Writer, Infectious Disease at STAT; and Dr. Michael J. Mina, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health with moderator Rick Berke, Co-founder & Executive Editor at STAT and Former IOP Senior Advisory Committee Member.

    RSVP here to join the conversation in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum.