Events at the IOP

  1. Study Group with Alice Stewart

    Tuesday October 27 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Tuesday, October 27 at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Alice Stewart. Alice Stewart is a CNN Political Commentator, Communications Consultant, veteran Senior Communications Advisor on numerous presidential campaigns and an Emmy Award winning journalist.

    SPECIAL GUEST: Steve Cortes (Senior Advisor for Strategy, Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign) 

    OVERVIEW: With one week to go until Election Day 2020, every minute counts, and campaigns are executing their "think strategically and act tactically" plans. What issues are the Trump campaign focusing on and how do they keep that focus with all the distractions? Alice Stewart talks with Trump 2020 Campaign Senior Advisor for Strategy, Steve Cortes about the final stretch to get out the vote.

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Tuesday, 10/27

  2. VIRTUAL PIZZA & POLITICS: LGBTQ+ History Month Discussion

    Tuesday October 27 - 7:00pm

    RSVP here.

    The IOP will be hosting alumnus Dr. Eric Cervini '14, author of The Deviant's War, in conversation with IOP Fellow Chasten Buttigieg. In celebration of LGBTQ History Month, they will be discussing LGBTQ+ history, culture, and politics. 

    Dr. Eric Cervini is an award-winning historian of LGBTQ+ politics and culture. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar. As an authority on 1960s gay activism, Cervini serves on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus and on the Board of Advisors of the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of gay American history. His award-winning digital exhibitions have been featured in Harvard’s Rudenstine Gallery, and he has presented his research to audiences across America and the United Kingdom. Dr. Cervini lives in Los Angeles.

    Chasten Buttigieg is an author and LGBTQ+ advocate, who received his bachelor’s degree in theater and global studies from the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire and his master’s in education from DePaul University. He has worked as a busboy, dog walker, nursing assistant, waiter, cashier, bartender, and most recently a middle school drama and humanities teacher. He is currently serving as a Fall IOP Fellow.

  3. Catalyzing Global Leadership to Contain the Impact of COVID-19

    Wednesday October 28 - 12:00pm

    On October 28 at 12pm ET join us for “Catalyzing Global Leadership to Contain the Impact of COVID-19” with featured guests Peter Sands, Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Atul Gawande MD, MPH, surgeon, writer, and public health leader.

    How do we galvanize a global response to COVID-19 that truly leaves no-one behind? So far OECD countries have mobilized over $10 trillion for their own domestic responses, but foreign aid to low and middle countries remains broadly flat. Will we succeed in making everyone safe from COVID-19, or will we replicate what we did with HIV and tuberculosis, the two most recent big pandemics affecting humanity, which are largely eliminated as a public health threat in rich countries, but still kill millions in poor, vulnerable and marginalized communities?

    RSVP for the JFK Jr. Forum conversation here.

  4. The Challenges Facing the Media on November 3rd and Beyond

    Wednesday October 28 - 6:00pm

    On Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00pm ET, join us for the 30th annual Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, delivered by Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, with Shorenstein Center Director Nancy Gibbs moderating. 

    As the 2020 election quickly approaches, are there similarities to 2016 or this a continuation of an unprecedented cycle in political history? How has the press evolved during the Trump administration and what effect did it have on covering the political landscape in the primaries and general election. With the growing absence of trust in the traditional press, what can be done to restore confidence in the institutions, and how does journalism survive and thrive moving forward.  

    RSVP here to the JFK Jr. Forum conversation.

  5. Study Group with Mayor Michael Nutter

    Thursday October 29 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Thursday, October 29 at 4:30pm ET for a study group with IOP Fellow Mayor Michael Nutter. Michael Nutter served as the 98th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. As mayor, he managed the City of Philadelphia through the Great Recession, and the City's credit rating was upgraded to “A” by the three major credit agencies for the first time since the 1970s.

    SPECIAL GUEST: Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin (Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina since 2010)

    RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Thursday, 10/29