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Harvard IOP State of the Union Watch Party Filled with Cheers and Laughs

President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address evoked applause, jeers, and laughter from attendees at a Harvard Institute of Politics watch party on Tuesday night.

IOP Forum

Current, Former Secretaries of State Discuss Election Denial at IOP Forum

Following the 2022 midterm elections, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and former West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant discussed election security, former U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and the politicization of their office at an Institute of Politics forum held Tuesday evening.

IOP Forum Nov. 3

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker Calls for a Social Media ‘Timeout’ at IOP Godkin Lecture

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 called for a “timeout” on social media during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday evening.

Empty Yard August 2020
Harvard in the World

U.S. Special Envoy to Iran Confronted by Protestors at Student Group Event

Harvard affiliates called on the U.S. government to further reprimand the Iranian regime at a Thursday discussion with U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley.

Harvard School of Public Health Event
School of Public Health

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie D. Baker ’79 Discusses State’s Pandemic Response at HSPH

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 reflected on the state government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and other health policy issues in a panel at the Harvard School of Public Health on Thursday.

Wasserstein Hall

Harvard Law School Students Stage Walk-Out During Panel on Abortion Rights

A Thursday panel event at the Law School halted to sounds of shuffling and zipping backpacks as approximately 75 students staged a walk-out in protest of its anti-abortion stance.

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Harvard College Democrats Call for Expanded Abortion Access Under Student Health Fee

The Harvard College Democrats published an open letter to Harvard University Health Services on Sunday asking for increased abortion access for students. HUHS does cover obstetrics and gynecology services for students who opt into the Student Health Insurance Plan, which costs over $4,000 per year. But many students choose to waive SHIP and only pay the $1,300 Student Health Fee, which does not cover gynecological services.

Harvard Kennedy School

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Discusses the Legacy of Reparations at HKS

U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) discussed the future of reparations and the importance of learning from the legacy of Black women in leadership at a Monday talk hosted by the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

IOP Forum

U.S. Representative Ro Khanna Discusses Big Tech at Harvard IOP Forum

United States Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) spoke about the role of technology in the future of the American economy while discussing his new book at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Monday evening.

IOP Forum

At IOP Forum, Sen. Tim Scott Says He Will Announce Decision Soon on SCOTUS Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92

United States Senator Tim Scott said he would announce by mid-week whether he will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Friday evening, saying he was not yet ready to do so.

HPR at Institute of Politics

Philanthropic Leaders Discuss Racial Justice at Harvard IOP Forum

A panel of philanthropic leaders discussed efforts to promote racial justice in philanthropy at a virtual event hosted Wednesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics.

IOP Forum

Former Ambassador William Taylor Discusses Ukraine Crisis at IOP Forum

Former Ambassador to Ukraine William B. Taylor unmasked the Ukraine-Russia crisis at the first in-person JFK Jr. Forum of the semester Wednesday, moderated by Belfer Center senior fellow Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky.

IOP Fellows Forum

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.

Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf

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.

IOP Youth Poll Forum

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.