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After Harvard Kennedy School Fellowship Rejection and Reversal, Ken Roth to Speak at IOP Forum

The Harvard Institute of Politics announced Kenneth Roth will speak at a Feb. 8 JFK Jr. Forum, roughly a month after reports emerged alleging Roth was blocked from a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights over his criticism of Israel.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Key Trump Impeachment Witness to Join HKS Hauser Leaders Program

Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Vindman, a key witness in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, has been appointed to the Hauser Leaders Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, the school announced Tuesday.

Spring 2023 IOP Fellows
IOP

Former Rep. Herrera Beutler and Seven Others to Join Harvard IOP as Spring 2023 Fellows

Former Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-Wa.) — one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump — and seven other political figures will serve as fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this spring, the IOP announced in a press release on Tuesday.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Executive Director of HKS’ Carr Center for Human Rights Policy to Step Down

Sushma Raman is set to step down as executive director at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy on Feb. 10 after serving more than seven years in the role.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Reverses Course, Will Name Ken Roth Fellow

In a reversal, Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced Thursday morning that he would name human rights advocate Kenneth Roth to a fellowship after previously vetoing his appointment.

IOP Event with Ash Carter
IOP

Biden Remembers Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as a ‘Force of Nature’ at Memorial Service

President Joe Biden lauded former United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as “a force of nature” in a memorial service honoring his death at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday morning.

Douglas W. Elmendorf
Harvard Kennedy School

Hundreds Call for Resignation of Harvard Kennedy School Dean Accused of Blocking Fellowship Over Israel Criticism

Hundreds of Harvard affiliates called on Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf to resign on Tuesday following accusations that he denied former Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth a fellowship over his criticism of Israel.

Harvard Kennedy School - HKS
Harvard Kennedy School

Former Human Rights Watch Head Says Harvard Kennedy School Dean Blocked Fellowship Over Israel Criticism

Kenneth Roth, the former executive director of Human Rights Watch, has accused Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf of blocking him from a year-long fellowship at the school over Roth’s criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2022

In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.

Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Outlines Faculty Hiring Initiatives, Discusses Directorship Openings

Seven months after Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced the school was recruiting two senior professors studying climate change and sustainability, HKS is still trying to bring them to Cambridge.

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Student Groups

Majority of Harvard Kennedy School Affiliates with Disabilities Say the School Lacks Accessibility, Report Finds

A majority of Harvard Kennedy School affiliates with disabilities said the school is not inclusive of people with disabilities and lacks accessibility, according to a newly released report from the HKS Disability Justice Caucus.

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Race

Racial Justice Advocates Discuss Institutional Change at IOP Forum

Racial justice advocates shared methods to spearhead racial equity and bolster institutional change in a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday.

Jon Stewart at the IOP
Student Groups

‘We Just Have to Get Better at Taking Care of Each Other’: Comedian Jon Stewart Talks Veteran Issues at Harvard IOP Forum

Jon Stewart, a comedian and former longtime host of “The Daily Show,” advocated for increased support for veterans and first responders at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Friday afternoon.

Iván Duque
Politics

Former Colombian President Iván Duque Discusses Resurgent Left Wing in Latin America at Kennedy School Event

Former Colombian President Iván Duque discussed Latin American politics and the environment at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Legal Experts Discuss Accountability Measures Against Russia at HLS Event

Two international law experts discussed how to hold Russia accountable for the invasion of Ukraine at an event hosted by the Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School on Wednesday.

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