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Student Groups

Institute of Politics Hosts Day of Civic Action

The Institute of Politics, in partnership with Harvard College, hosted a “Day of Civic Action” Thursday, with the goal of encouraging civic participation among students.

Super Tuesday IOP Watch Event
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IOP Youth Poll Finds Dramatic Increase in Young Americans’ Hope for the Future As Biden Nears 100th Day

Young Americans, especially people of color, are significantly more hopeful about the future of the country than they were four years ago, according to a Harvard Institute of Politics youth poll released Friday.

Truman Scholar Winners
Undergraduate Council

Harvard Juniors Harris and Omotowa Named 2021 Truman Scholars

Araoluwa P. Omotowa ’22 and Undergraduate Council President Noah A. Harris ’22 were selected for their “outstanding leadership potential” and their record of public service. The scholarship entitles them to up to $30,000 in funding for post-graduate studies as well as special opportunities for government employment, per the scholarship’s website.

HPR at Institute of Politics
IOP

A ‘Fundamental’ Shift: Harvard Institute of Politics Marred by Tensions, Turnover as Kennedy School Asserts Increased Control

Previously unreported documents obtained by The Crimson reveal how concerns over the governance, performance, and leadership of Harvard’s storied Institute of Politics have come to a head in recent years.

Abraham Accords IOP event
Student Life

UAE and Bahrain Ambassadors Discuss Goals and Impact of the Abraham Accords at JFK Jr. Forum Event

The ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates and of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States discussed the goals and impact of the Abraham Accords at an Institute of Politics forum event Friday.

Institute of Politics
College

Responding to Student Concerns Over Lack of Right-of-Center Programming, IOP Forms Conservative Coalition

The Harvard Institute of Politics announced the formation of the “Conservative Coalition” — a hub for students at the College to develop their political identities and “advocate for IOP-wide conservative representation” — in an email to affiliates March 4.

Super Tuesday IOP Watch Event
Student Life

‘It’s A Really Difficult Time Right Now’: IOP Launches Stipend Program For Seniors Entering Politics, Public Service

The Institute of Politics will award a one-time “start-up stipend” to members of the Class of 2021 who are pursuing work in the political and public service sector in summer 2021.

IOP Chris Coons
IOP

Sen. Chris Coons Urges National Service to Bridge Partisanship, Restore Democracy at IOP Event

Sen. Christopher A. “Chris” Coons (D-Del.) underscored the importance of promoting national service to bridge partisan divides and restore democratic values at an Institute of Politics forum event on Wednesday.

UC Meeting Space
College

UC Supports Fundraiser for Asian American Groups, Endorses Legal Complaint Against University’s Fossil Fuel Investments

Through the legislation, the UC will match student donations of up to $1,000 made to the Harvard Asian American Coalition’s fundraiser, which will allocate funds to national and local organizations committed to supporting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Madeleine Albright IOP forum
IOP

Madeleine Albright Talks Female Public Leadership at IOP International Women’s Day Celebration

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discussed the future of female public leadership in a Monday Institute of Politics webinar, drawing the largest crowd in IOP forum history with more than 2,000 spectators in attendance.

Setti Warren
IOP

Institute of Politics Names Setti Warren as New Executive Director

Setti D. Warren, currently executive director of the Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, will begin his new appointment as executive director of the Institute of Politics on March 15.

JFK IOP Event
IOP

Harvard History Professor Presents Life and Legacy of John F. Kennedy '40 at IOP Event

Harvard History professor Fredrik Logevall presented his research on the political development of former President John F. Kennedy ’40 while he was a student at Harvard College at a virtual Harvard Kennedy School forum Tuesday.

HKS Black Voters Matter event
IOP

Activist and Organizer LaTosha Brown Discusses Voter Mobilization at Kennedy School Event

LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and co-founder of the Southern Black Girls Consortium, discussed her experience mobilizing voters during an event at the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership on Thursday.

Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

Bacow Puts Forth ‘Practices and Principles’ for Appointments of Harvard Officials

University President Lawrence S. Bacow defended the importance of free speech on campus during a faculty meeting Tuesday, but said that Harvard programs appointing individuals to an official role should “be prepared to defend why an individual is worthy of recognition” by Harvard.

IOP
IOP

Political Experts Mull Rise of Partisanship at IOP Event

Harvard political experts exchanged views about the future of American democracy following a transition of power marked by insurrection at an Institute of Politics event Monday.

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