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Isabel G. Skomro
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Pete Buttigieg Delivers Harvard Kennedy School Graduation Speech
U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former presidential candidate Peter P. M. Buttigieg ’04 emphasized the generation-defining nature of the current political moment in a speech at the Harvard Kennedy School’s virtual graduation ceremony Thursday.
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.
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.
North Korean Escapees Discuss Human Rights at HKS Event
Seven escapees of North Korea joined a panel discussion at the Kennedy School Tuesday to discuss human rights violations in North Korea and their efforts to bring more freedoms to the people there.
Bill Clinton HKS Lecture
Former President Bill Clinton in conversation with Kennedy School professor R. Nicholas Burns at the inaugural Stephen W. Bosworth Memorial Lecture in Diplomacy on Wednesday.
Former President Bill Clinton Reflects on Foreign Policy Challenges at HKS Lecture
Former President Bill Clinton reflected on the foreign policy challenges of his presidency at the inaugural Stephen W. Bosworth Memorial Lecture in Diplomacy, hosted Wednesday by the Harvard Kennedy School.
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.
‘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.
Kennedy School Plans to Reopen in Late Summer
Harvard Kennedy School anticipates reopening its campus in late summer, Dean Doug W. Elmendorf ’85 announced in an email to students, staff, and faculty Thursday.
Massachusetts State Senator Discusses Police Reform Bill at HKS Event
Mass. Sen. William N. Brownsberger ’78 — a key player in the passage of the state’s recent police reform bill — spoke virtually to the Harvard Kennedy School as part of its Reimagining Community Safety Speaker Series on Wednesday.
Kennedy School Professor Who Designed Texas’s Energy Market Defends Skyrocketing Prices Following Winter Storm
Despite widespread power outages and skyrocketing electricity prices after a winter storm in Texas earlier this month, William W. Hogan — a professor at Harvard Kennedy School who is widely considered the architect of the state’s energy market system — said in an interview with The Crimson that the state’s market had “worked as designed” given the conditions.
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.
Student Group Publishes Open Letter Advocating for Equity-Related Changes at Kennedy School
HKS Equity Coalition, a student group advocating for equity and justice at the Harvard Kennedy School, published an open letter in late January calling for several equity-related changes at the Kennedy School.
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
LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, speaks at a Harvard Kennedy School event Thursday evening moderated by Kennedy School Professor of History, Race and Public Policy Khalil G. Muhammad.
Jokes That Aren’t Funny: Racism and Harassment in Student Traditions
‘First Draft of History’: Kristen Welker ’98 Charts Path from Crimson Reporting to White House
To the Class of 2023: On Self-Censorship
Adams House Installed — Then Removed — an $8,900 Covid-19 Air Disinfection System
Who Can Be ‘Racist’?