The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics is Harvard's premier arena for political speech, discussion and debate.

The forum regularly hosts heads of state, leaders in politics, government, business, labor and the media. A living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, the Institute's mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policy makers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics.

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Upcoming Forums

Friday February 22 - 4:00pm

A conversation with
Don Lemon
Anchor, CNN's Tonight with Don Lemon

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Monday February 25 - 6:00pm

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
President, Waterkeeper Alliance

Rand Wentworth
Louis Bacon Senior Fellow in Environmental Leadership and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
President Emeritus, Land Trust Alliance


Wednesday February 27 - 6:00pm

Jason Furman
Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Mary L. Gray
Microsoft Research
School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering Faculty, Indiana University
Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society Fellow, Harvard University
David Eaves (Moderator)
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School