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Zelensky IOP Forum
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Ukrainian President Zelensky Accuses Russia of Trying to Draft Ukrainians into Military at Harvard IOP Forum

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused the Russian government of staging a set of referendums in an effort to draft thousands of Ukrainians into the Russian military while speaking at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday.

IOP Forum: How the Internet Changed Politics
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‘The Perfect Archetype of a Meme Leader’: Harvard Scholars Say Internet Culture Boosted Trump to the Presidency

Harvard professors and researchers discussed the role memes played in former President Donald Trump’s success in 2016 during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Monday.

Politics

Healey Holds Commanding Lead Over Diehl in Massachusetts Governor’s Race

Two weeks after the Massachusetts state primary, Maura T. Healey ’92 appears to be the governor-in-waiting.

Lawrence Summers at the IOP Audience
IOP

Larry Summers Talks Inflation at Harvard IOP Forum

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers discussed his concerns about the continued risk of inflation for the global economy at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday evening.

IOP Forum
IOP

‘I’m Scared’: Former Swedish PM Stefan Löfven Addresses Victory by Swedish Right-Wing Bloc at Harvard IOP Forum

Former Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven addressed the victory of the right-wing bloc in his country’s parliamentary election at the IOP's JFK Jr. Forum on Wednesday.

IOP Forum
IOP

IOP Forum

The IOP Forum Wednesday introduced the fall 2022 cohort of Resident Fellows, who lead weekly discussion groups throughout the semester.

brian stelter
Politics

Former CNN Host Brian Stelter Joins Harvard as Shorenstein Center Fellow

Former CNN chief media correspondent Brian P. Stelter is set to join the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center as a fellow this fall.

Maura T. Healey ’92 & Geoffrey G. Diehl
Politics

Trump-Backed Diehl to Face Healey in Race for Mass. Governor; Campbell Clinches Dem AG Nomination

Andrea J. Campbell became the first Black woman to clinch a Democratic nomination for a Massachusetts statewide office on Tuesday, beating labor attorney Shannon E. Liss-Riordan ’90 in the party’s primary for attorney general.

State House
College

Candidates Make Final Push Ahead of Massachusetts Primaries — Including at Harvard

On the final weekend ahead of the Massachusetts state primaries on Tuesday, State Senator Eric P. Lesser ’07 returned to his old stomping grounds.

College

Democratic Attorney General Race Takes Center Stage as Mass. Primary Nears

With Massachusetts voters set to head to the polls Tuesday for a statewide primary election, the Democratic race for attorney general has emerged as one of the most competitive contests in the state, with a pair of high-profile progressives seeking to replace Maura T. Healey ’92, who is running for governor.

Andrew Yang Rally
Politics

The Forward Party Promises an Alternative to Bipartisan Dysfunction. Some Harvard Students Remain Ambivalent.

It remains to be seen how the newly-formed Forward Party will court a key voting bloc: young people. While some Harvard students cited concerns with Forward’s dearth of specific stances on key policy issues, others said they were grateful to see politicians try something new in a stagnating climate.

Supreme Court
Politics

Harvard Asks Justices to Uphold Affirmative Action in Supreme Court Brief

Harvard offered a full-throated defense of the Supreme Court’s past rulings upholding affirmative action in a brief submitted to the court on Monday, asking justices to reject a lawsuit that seeks to ban race-conscious admissions.

Harvard Kennedy School
Politics

Why Did Trump Supporters Storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6? Because of Trump, New Harvard Study Finds

Former President Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud and enthusiasm for his re-election drove supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to a study from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center.

Massachusetts Hall
Politics

‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Experts Criticize Senator Marco Rubio’s Letter Questioning Harvard’s Ties to China

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) alleged without direct evidence that Harvard officials may have helped suppress some theories regarding the origins of Covid-19 in a “quid pro quo” effort to advance Chinese state interests in a June 16 letter addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow.

SCOTUS
Politics

After Roe Dismantled, Harvard Experts Condemn, Defend Landmark Decision

The Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion in a landmark ruling, abandoning the nearly 50-year-old precedent established in Roe v. Wade Friday. Here’s what Harvard experts had to say.

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