Events at the IOP

  1. Food as a Pathway to Peace?

    Wednesday February 24 - 1:00pm

    Earlier this month, Executive Director of the World Food Programme David Beasley outlined the challenges humanitarians face in building and sustaining peace, stating: “While achieving peace is difficult, sustaining peace is even harder. At a time when 270 million people are on the brink of starvation, with conflict a major cause compounded by climate extremes and exacerbated by COVID, this task has never been more difficult or urgent.”

    The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize recipient  World Food Programme Executive Director and IOP Resident Fellow S’99 David Beasley and Harvard Kennedy School Lecturer Janina Matuszeski will reflect on the challenges and dilemmas at the frontlines of humanitarianism and peacebuilding while also exploring collective solutions to the global famine we are facing. Join this conversation about combatting hunger across the globe and how food aid supports a pathway to a more stable and peaceful future.

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  2. Hidden Figures: Celebrating Black Achievement in Space

    Wednesday February 24 - 6:30pm

    Join us in observance and celebration of Black History Month when the Institute of Politics hosts a conversation between NASA Astronaut Dr. Jeanette J. Epps and Charles F. Bolden Jr., Major General, USMC (Ret.), 12th NASA Administrator, and member of the Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee.

    Dr. Epps is slated to make history as the first Black woman crew member to work and live on the International Space Station in 2021. She will be joined in conversation with fellow former Astronaut Charles Bolden to reflect upon their challenges and success of their unique paths and contributions to public service and science.

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