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Radcliffe Age of Roe Conference Friday Panelists
Politics

Fifty Years After Roe Decision, Harvard Radcliffe Institute Hosts Conference on Abortion in America

Hundreds gathered at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for a two-day conference about abortion rights and legislation in the United States on Thursday evening and Friday.

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.

Maura Healey Inauguration Courtesy Photo
Politics

‘The Honor of My Life’: Healey ’92 Sworn In As First Female Mass. Governor

Maura T. Healey ’92 was sworn in as Massachusetts’ 73rd governor on Thursday, becoming the first woman elected governor to take office in the state’s history.

Joseph P. Kennedy III Senate Race
IOP

Joe Kennedy III to Remain on Harvard IOP Advisory Committee While Envoy to Northern Ireland

Former Massachusetts Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III will serve as special envoy to Northern Ireland, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken ’84 announced in a press statement Monday morning.

Gubernatorial Guest
Men's Basketball

Mass. Governor and Former Harvard Athlete Charlie Baker ’79 Selected as Next NCAA President

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 will serve as the next president of the NCAA, the association announced in a press release Thursday morning.

Taiwan Protest
Student Groups

Protestors March Through Harvard Square, Hold Vigil for Victims of Urumqi Fire

More than 80 demonstrators marched through Harvard Square on Saturday to protest the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs and other populations living in occupied territories.

China Demonstration
Politics

Harvard Affiliates Rally in Solidarity With Chinese Citizens Protesting Covid-19 Restrictions, State Censorship

Chanting “Free China” and “No more lockdowns,” more than one hundred people rallied in Harvard Yard on Tuesday afternoon in solidarity with demonstrators in China protesting the country’s strict Covid-19 restrictions.

IOP Forum
IOP

Political and Military Experts Talk Future of Leadership at IOP Forum

The Harvard Institute of Politics hosted a panel of political, business, and military experts on Tuesday to discuss the need for a new generation of young leaders in America.

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.

IOP
Student Groups

IOP Elects New Student Executive Board

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics announced its new student leaders Monday following a 10-day campaign period and an organization-wide election.

IOP Forum
IOP

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.

Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center
Politics

Belfer Center Fellow Discusses Nigerian Election Violence at HKS Seminar

Belfer Center fellow Megan M. Turnbull discussed the conditions leading to election violence in Nigeria during a virtual seminar hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday.

CGIS
Politics

Anti-Gerrymandering Tool Developed by Harvard Researchers Used in Supreme Court Proceedings

Redist — a tool developed by Harvard undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty — could impact the fate of a Supreme Court case involving allegations of racial gerrymandering in Alabama.

She Said IOP Forum
Crime

New York Times Reporter Jodi Kantor, Actress Ashley Judd Discuss the #MeToo Movement at Harvard IOP

New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor and actress Ashley Judd talked about the making of the ground-breaking investigative story that amplified the #MeToo movement during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday.

Harvard Law School
Politics

Legal Experts Discuss Regulation of Cannabis and Psychedelics at Petrie-Flom Center

A panel of legal experts discussed lessons the psychedelics industry can learn from the history of U.S. cannabis policy during a virtual event hosted by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center.

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