Upcoming Forums

A Conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Tuesday September 27 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Please join the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the HKS Ukraine Caucus, and the Institute of Politics in person at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum for a conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy live from Ukraine, moderated by former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Belfer Center Director Ash Carter.

How Will Global Democracy Survive?
Wednesday September 28 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

From the January 6th insurrection in Washington to the steady march of authoritarianism around the world, no corner of the globe has been safe from attempts to subvert democracy. What are the root causes of these forces, and how can we combat these threats?
Join us in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, for a conversation with Professor Steven Levitsky, David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government at Harvard University, and Professor Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of Government at Harvard University and director of the Transformations of Democracy research unit at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in Berlin, Germany. IOP Senior Advisory Committee member LaTosha Brown, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Ash Center and co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, will moderate this discussion.

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The Crisis of Racial Justice in a Faltering Democracy
Thursday September 29 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

On September 29, 2022, join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project in the JFK Jr. Forum for a discussion featuring Maya Wiley, president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and former counsel to the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio. The conversation will be moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project and Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. We will hear from President Wiley about her vision for leading the nation through a national backlash against racial justice and unprecedented threats to American democracy.

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