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After Criticism Over Roth Veto, HKS Dean Elmendorf Stresses Importance of Discussing Difficult Issues

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf, who earlier this year faced scrutiny for allegedly vetoing a fellow who was critical of Israel, stressed the importance of discussing difficult issues at Harvard and around the country in a Tuesday interview.

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South Korean President Yoon Talks Nuclear Threats From North Korea at Harvard IOP Forum

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol discussed growing nuclear threats from North Korea at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Friday evening, capping off his six-day visit to the United States.

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Expelled and Reinstated Tenn. State Rep. Pearson Condemns ‘Silencing’ of Legislators at Harvard IOP Forum

Tennessee State Rep. Justin J. Pearson and March For Our Lives co-founder David M. Hogg ’23 discussed the dynamics of state politics, gun reform, and right-wing criticism at a Wednesday evening Harvard Institute of Politics forum.

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Harvard IOP Director’s Internship Stipend Will Increase to $6,000 Following Student Criticisms

After criticisms and concerns over funding, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics will increase its competitive Director’s Internship program stipend to $6,000 for this summer, according to a Tuesday morning email.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Join Harvard as Fellow this Fall

Three months after resigning as prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern will join Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School in the fall for three fellowships, according to Tuesday press releases from the schools.

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As Harvard IOP Director’s Internship Decision Deadline Passes, Many Applicants Left Waiting

Many Harvard College students opened their emails Sunday in hopes of learning whether they had been accepted to the Harvard Institute of Politics’ competitive Director’s Internship program.

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Harvard Students Launch Second Petition to Designate Election Day a University Holiday

A student petition calling on Harvard administrators to designate federal Election Day a University-wide holiday has garnered more than 380 signatures as of Wednesday night.

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Billionaire Governor J.B. Pritzker Discusses Influence of Big Money on Politics at Harvard IOP Forum

Billionaire Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker discussed his role as a progressive Democrat in the Midwest and the influence of big money on politics at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Monday evening.

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Veteran DOJ Prosecutor Rosenbaum Discusses Accountability Efforts for Russian War Crimes in Ukraine

Eli M. Rosenbaum, the counselor for War Crimes Accountability at the United States Department of Justice, discussed federal efforts to address war crimes in Russia at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at a Monday lecture.

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Harvard Institute of Politics Student Leaders Support Warren as ‘Stable’ Pick

Current and former members of the Harvard Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee praised “the stable pick” of Setti D. Warren as the permanent IOP Director, adding they are pleased the appointment stayed within the IOP.

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Interim Harvard Institute of Politics Director Setti Warren Named to Permanent Role

Setti D. Warren has been named the permanent director of the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, removing his interim title effective immediately, HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced Tuesday morning.

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Harvard Institute of Politics Director Search Down to Four Finalists

The search for the next director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics has narrowed to an initial shortlist of four finalists, according to five people familiar with the student deliberations.


‘Come and Take It’: Governor Sununu Asserts New Hampshire Will Vote First in 2024 Primary Season at IOP Forum

New Hampshire Governor Chris T. Sununu said the state will retain its “first in the nation primary” in 2024 — despite an overhaul of the Democratic National Committee’s primary calendar — at an Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum Tuesday evening.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Kenneth Roth to Join Princeton Faculty This Fall While Remaining HKS Fellow

Former Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth, who is currently a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights, will join Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs as a visiting professor for the upcoming academic year.

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Harvard JFK Jr. Forum Committee Co-Chairs Discuss Plans to Expand Reach of IOP Forums

Harvard’s Institute of Politics will aim to diversify the areas of expertise of the invited guests at its John F. Kennedy Jr. forums this fall, according to JFK Jr. Forum Committee Student Co-Chairs Robert Fogel ’25 and Ryan P. Tierney ’24.