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White House Correspondents Analyze Biden’s Presidency at First IOP Forum of 2022

Four veteran White House correspondents examined the challenges facing President Joe Biden after the first year of his presidency, ranging from foreign policy to the Covid-19 pandemic, during the Institute of Politics’ first John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum of the year.

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IOP Launches New Conferences Committee Pilot Program

The IOP will pilot the Conferences Committee, a new program co-chaired by Desiree A. Rickett ’24 and Aristotle M. Vainikos ’23 to centralize planning for some of the IOP’s major events.

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Former Boston Mayor Kim Janey to Serve as Spring 2022 IOP Fellow

Kim M. Janey, who served as acting mayor of Boston for eight months last year before losing a bid for a full term, will headline the Harvard Institute of Politics’ class of Spring 2022 resident fellows.

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Kennedy School Directs Budget Surplus Toward Diversity and Equity Initiatives

HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said in an interview Tuesday that because of the surplus, HKS broke even over the past two years — an outcome he said was “much better” than the school had feared.

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Panel Discusses Young Americans’ Outlook on the Future at IOP Forum

Members of the Harvard Public Opinion Project — an Institute of Politics program that conducts a semesterly poll of young Americans — discussed how young people fear for their future at an IOP forum on Thursday.

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John Della Volpe (middle), director of polling at the Institute of Politics, Jing-Jing Shen '23 (right), student chair of the Harvard Public Opinion Project (HPOP), and Jacqueline M. Alemany '11 (left), congressional correspondent and anchor of "Power Up" at The Washington Post, joined students for a conversation on the results of the Fall 2021 Harvard Youth Poll on Thursday evening at the JFK Forum.

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Majority of Young Americans See U.S. Democracy as ‘In Trouble’ or ‘Failed,' IOP Youth Poll Finds

Fifty-two percent of young Americans view the United States as a “democracy in trouble” or a “failed democracy,” according to a Harvard Institute of Politics youth poll released Wednesday.

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‘A Silver Lining’: Harvard Student Voter Turnout Increases During Covid-19

Nearly 71 percent of Harvard University students eligible to vote cast ballots in the 2020 election, jumping roughly 9 percentage points from the previous presidential election cycle, according to data released last week by the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement.

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Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa Talks Disinformation, Democracy at IOP Salant Lecture

Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria A. Ressa discussed her time as an award-winning political journalist in the Philippines at the Institute of Politics’ annual Salant Lecture on the Freedom of the Press Tuesday.

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IOP Elects First Palestinian-American President and All Women of Color Executive Board

The IOP will be led by its first Palestinian-American President and first all women of color executive board.

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National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy Addresses IOP on Biden Admin's Climate Policy

White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy spoke about looking at climate change activism as an opportunity for innovation at an IOP event.

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IOP Launches New Emerging Leaders Initiative

The Institute of Politics announced a new initiative Tuesday that will invite select young people with experience in politics and public service to visit Harvard in February 2022 to participate in politically-oriented programming.

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World Bank Chief Economist Discusses Post-Pandemic Economic Challenges at IOP

World Bank Group Chief Economist Carmen M. Reinhart discussed the effects of post-pandemic debt and inflation on emerging markets during the Institute of Politics’s Gordon Lecture at the JFK Jr. Forum on Wednesday.

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Former Philadelphia Mayor Tapped to Chair IOP’s Senior Advisory Committee

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter was tapped to serve as chair of the Harvard Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee Wednesday, filling a role that was left vacant for nearly two years.

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