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Gay Testifies
Central Administration

Five Takeaways from Harvard President Claudine Gay’s Testimony Before Congress

Harvard President Claudine Gay took the hot seat Tuesday and was grilled by lawmakers over her administration’s response to the Israel-Hamas war. Here are five takeaways from Gay’s testimony before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Susan Rice at the IOP
IOP

At Harvard IOP Forum, Susan Rice Condemns GOP ‘Anarchist Element’ Over House Chaos

Former National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice said the Republican Party now has a powerful “anarchist element” at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Wednesday.

Jamie Raskin at the IOP
College Life

At IOP Forum, Rep. Jamie Raskin ’83 Says Jan. 6 Committee Has ‘Made Tremendous Progress’ Investigating Capitol Attack

United States Representative Jamie B. Raskin ’83 (D-Md.) discussed the state of American democracy and the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday evening.

IOP Forum
IOP

Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro Talks Future of Democratic Party at IOP Forum

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro discussed the future of the progressive movement in the Democratic Party Thursday evening.

IOP Fellows Forum
IOP

IOP Spring 2022 Resident Fellows Discuss Challenges Facing Democracy at Forum

The Institute of Politics’ spring 2022 resident fellows discussed major challenges facing democracy, as well as potential solutions, at their introductory JFK Jr. Forum Wednesday.

Wu Profile
Politics

Harvard’s Mayor: The ‘Foundational’ College Experience That Shaped Michelle Wu ’07

A daughter of Taiwanese immigrants born on Chicago’s South Side, Wu had never truly been away from her family before coming to Cambridge in August 2003. Her entire family — including her parents, and her three siblings — made the nearly 1,000 mile drive from Chicago to Harvard Yard in a minivan together.

Harvard Kennedy School
IOP

‘Failure Is Not An Option’: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Talks Democratic Tiffs, Agenda

United States Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries (D-N.Y.) discussed how Democrats are handling pressing political issues with their majorities in both houses of Congress at an Institute of Politics forum event on Thursday night.

Aggasiz House
Politics

Washington Post Columnist Discusses Women's Role in Electoral Politics at Radcliffe Institute Event

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin discussed the future of American democracy and the role women have played in modern electoral politics at a virtual event hosted by the Radcliffe Institute on Thursday.

IOP 09/16
IOP

Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark Discusses Democratic Agenda at JFK Jr. Forum Event

United States Representative Katherine M. Clark (D-Mass.) discussed her career in public service, the Democrats’ “Build Back Better” agenda, and current challenges to U.S. democracy at an Institute of Politics event Thursday.

Harvard Affiliate Election Contributions
Politics

A Blue Wave: Harvard Affiliates and their Political Contributions

As an unprecedented and contentious election season draws to a close, Harvard faculty, staff, and students overwhelmingly contributed to Democratic candidates — including President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. — over their Republican counterparts this election cycle, a Crimson analysis found.

NH Reax
Politics

Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary, Buttigieg ’04 in Close Second

United States Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, finishing narrowly ahead of former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Peter P. M. Buttigieg ’04.

Elizabeth Warren
Politics

Harvard Dems Flock to New Hampshire to Campaign for Presidential Candidates

Dozens of Harvard undergraduates braved sub-freezing temperatures over the weekend to campaign for Democratic presidential candidates in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday.

Joe Biden at Class Day
Politics

Democratic Presidential Candidates Make Closing Pitches at New Hampshire Dinner

Democratic presidential hopeful Peter P. M. Buttigieg ’04 fended off rivals’ recent criticisms at a New Hampshire Democratic Party event attended by nearly all the major Democratic primary candidates Sunday.

HKS New Campus
Politics

Harvard Kennedy School Initiative Was Involved in Preparing Iowa State Parties for Caucus Cyberthreats

The Defending Digital Democracy project — a Harvard Kennedy School initiative that aims to prevent election-related cyber attacks — held seminars last fall with the Iowa Democratic and Republican parties to prepare for potential threats to this year’s caucuses.

Iowa Reactions
Politics

Iowa Caucus Results Delayed Due to ‘Inconsistencies’ Found by State Party

The results of the highly anticipated Iowa Democratic caucuses were not released on Monday night due to “inconsistencies” found by the Iowa Democratic Party in caucus data.

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