Events at the IOP

  1. IOP Study Group with Congressman Mac Thornberry: Afghanistan

    Tuesday September 21 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Tuesday, September 21 at 4:30pm ET for a Study Group with IOP Resident Fellow Congressman Mac Thornberry.

    Recent events in Afghanistan provide an opportunity to examine our national leadership’s interactions with the public about that mission.  What should we expect from our President, from military leadership, and from Congress when troops are deployed?  How have they done over the last 20 years in meeting those expectations in this case?

    *RSVP by 10:00am ET on 9/21. 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.

    *The Institute of Politics is strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols. HKS buildings are closed to the public and attendance will be limited to the room capacity. You will be asked to show a Harvard ID prior to entry and doors to the space will open 10 minutes before the start time. Unvaccinated persons should make every effort to practice social distancing. Everyone must wear a mask indoors. No eating or drinking is permitted at indoor events.

  2. Study Group with Ashley Allison: Navigating Complex Coalition Dynamics

    Tuesday September 21 - 5:00pm

    Join us on Tuesday, September 21 at 5:00pm ET for a Study Group with IOP Resident Fellow Ashley Allison

    Navigating Complex Coalition Dynamics 
    Coalitions are made up of individual organizations that are not always aligned on outcomes or strategies. 

    Ashley will be joined by Gabby Seay, Director of Political Action at 1199SEIU United Healthcare.

    *RSVP by 10:00am ET on 9/21. You must register through this form and a limited number of seats will be allocated for in-person participation. We will notify you the evening before 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.

    *The Institute of Politics is strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols. HKS buildings are closed to the public and attendance will be limited to the room capacity. You will be asked to show a Harvard ID prior to entry and doors to the space will open 10 minutes before the start time. Unvaccinated persons should make every effort to practice social distancing. Everyone must wear a mask indoors. No eating or drinking is permitted at indoor events.

  3. IOP Study Group with Speaker Sara Gideon: How States Take Action in Policymaking Through Ballot Measures

    Wednesday September 22 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Wednesday, September 22 at 4:30pm ET for a Study Group with IOP Resident Fellow Speaker Sara Gideon. 

    How States Take Action in Policymaking Through Ballot Measures 
    We often talk about inaction in Congress, but sometimes state legislatures repeatedly fail to pass legislation too.  In this hour together, we will look at four case studies in Maine:  Marriage Equality, Medicaid Expansion, Universal Background Checks on Gun Sales and Marijuana Legalization.  We will explore the coalitions that came together both in support of and in opposition to each measure and we will compare the outcomes at the ballot box vs. the legislative chamber.  

    Speaker Gideon will be joined virtually by David Farmer, Managing Director, Bernstein Shur Group; Medicaid Expansion and Background Checks for Gun Sales Referendum Questions; Alysia Melnick, Attorney; Adult Use Marijuana Campaign and Referendum Question and Matt Moonen, Executive Director, Equality Maine; Marriage Equality Legislation and Campaigns in Maine.

    *RSVP by 10:00am ET on 9/22. 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.

    *The Institute of Politics is strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols. HKS buildings are closed to the public and attendance will be limited to the room capacity. You will be asked to show a Harvard ID prior to entry and doors to the space will open 10 minutes before the start time. Unvaccinated persons should make every effort to practice social distancing. Everyone must wear a mask indoors. No eating or drinking is permitted at indoor events.

     

  4. IOP Study Group with Arnon Mishkin: Race and Reaction

    Wednesday September 22 - 5:00pm

    Join us on Wednesday, September 22 at 5:00pm ET for a Study Group with IOP Resident Fellow Arnon Mishkin. 

    Race and Reaction
    One of the over-riding factors behind political polarization is “Race” and different groups’ attitudes to how our society addresses it. It has been called the “Original Sin” of America. Divisions by Race were set in law from the founding of America past the middle of the last century – and it has very much been a part of how both parties have sought to build each of their coalitions. We will talk with Juan Williams, a historian of the Civil Rights movement, and longtime journalist with the Washington Post, NPR, and Fox News.

    Arnon will be joined by Juan Williams, Fox News Analyst, The Hill Columnist, and Author of "What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?"

    *RSVP by 10:00am ET on 9/22. 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.

    *The Institute of Politics is strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols. HKS buildings are closed to the public and attendance will be limited to the room capacity. You will be asked to show a Harvard ID prior to entry and doors to the space will open 10 minutes before the start time. Unvaccinated persons should make every effort to practice social distancing. Everyone must wear a mask indoors. No eating or drinking is permitted at indoor events.

  5. Study Group with Trymaine Lee: The Trayvon Generation / Burning the Village

    Thursday September 23 - 4:30pm

    Join us on Thursday, September 23 at 4:30pm ET for a Study Group with IOP Resident Fellow Trymaine Lee

    The Trayvon Generation / Burning the Village 
    A fresh crop of Black women activists, artists and organizers are challenging the status quo and the false narratives about race, politics and justice that have been passed from one generation to the next. We’ll unpack the ecosystem that these young people are emerging from and how this generation could be poised to shake up the world.

    Trymaine will be joined by Jamira Burley, social justice and anti-gun violence activist.

    *RSVP by 10:00am ET on 9/23. 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.

    *The Institute of Politics is strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols. HKS buildings are closed to the public and attendance will be limited to the room capacity. You will be asked to show a Harvard ID prior to entry and doors to the space will open 10 minutes before the start time. Unvaccinated persons should make every effort to practice social distancing. Everyone must wear a mask indoors. No eating or drinking is permitted at indoor events.

  6. Study Group with Holly Kuzmich: No Child Left Behind: A Slogan or Real Policy?

    Thursday September 23 - 5:00pm

    Join us on Thursday, September 23 at 5:00pm ET for a Study Group with IOP Resident Fellow Holly Kuzmich

    No Child Left Behind: A Slogan or Real Policy?
    These next two sessions will explore policymaking through the lens of K-12 education.  No Child Left Behind was passed in 2002 with overwhelming bipartisan support. The successor of that law was the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2013, which built off many of the principles of No Child Left Behind but also updated the law and changed it.  This first session will dive into the initial passage of No Child Left Behind, exploring its passage, how it gained bipartisan support, and the unique coalition of strange bedfellows behind it.  

    *RSVP by 10:00am ET on 9/23 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.

    *The Institute of Politics is strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols. HKS buildings are closed to the public and attendance will be limited to the room capacity. You will be asked to show a Harvard ID prior to entry and doors to the space will open 10 minutes before the start time. Unvaccinated persons should make every effort to practice social distancing. Everyone must wear a mask indoors. No eating or drinking is permitted at indoor events.