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  • For Undergraduates

    The IOP offers over a dozen major programs for undergraduate involvement including the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, a fellowship program with top political practitioners, over 100 paid internships; a nonpartisan, quarterly journal; and a nationwide survey project of Millennials’ political views.

  • For Public Service Professionals

    Browse an interactive digital library featuring nearly 40 years of political speech and debate, study our fourteen-year research project on America’s Millennials, and access our political research and conferences area exploring presidential campaigns and strategy.

 

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Updates

  • 03/02/2015

    Harvard's Institute of Politics (IOP), at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, has launched a new initiative allowing undergraduates to take a deep-dive into the inner-workings of today’s political and advocacy campaigns. The IOP's "Campaign and Advocacy” workshop will run for eight weeks this spring. The workshop will be led by New Hampshire campaign veteran Mike Vlacich. Learn More

  • 01/15/2015

    The following Resident Fellows will join the Institute for the spring semester:

    • Martha Coakley, Massachusetts attorney general (2007-15) and Middlesex County district attorney (1999-2007)

    • Kay Hagan, U.S. Senator (2009-14; D-NC) and North Carolina State Senator (1999-2008)

    • Matt Lira, deputy executive director, National Republican Senatorial Committee (2013-14); senior advisor, Office of U.S. House majority leader Eric Cantor (R-VA; 2011–Aug. 2012 and Nov. 2012–Mar. 2013); digital director for Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R-WI), Romney for President (Aug. 2012–Nov. 2012)

    • Jay Newton-Small, Washington correspondent, TIME (2007-present); government reporter, Bloomberg News (2003-07)

    • Christine Quinn, member (1999-2013) and speaker (2006-13), New York City Council

    • Bassem Youssef, political satirist, former host of the television program “Al-Bernameg” (The Program) in Egypt and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world (2013)

  • 11/13/2014

    Svante Myrick, the pioneering Mayor of Ithaca, NY, and Nina Dudnik, Founder and CEO of Seeding Labs, an innovative nonprofit that empowers talented scientists in developing countries to conduct life-changing research, have been named this year’s recipients of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. The awards will be presented by Jack Schlossberg, John F. Kennedy’s grandson and a member of the New Frontier Award Committee, on December 10, 2014 during a private ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Read More

  • 10/15/2014

    The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Brookings Institution, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) are joining the Congressional Institute (CI) as co-hosts of Harvard Institute of Politics’ (IOP) upcoming Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress. Every two years, the IOP hosts the country's preeminent ‎educational and preparatory program for new U.S. House lawmakers. 

    Newly elected members of Congress from across the country will gather in early December for the IOP’s conference on exercising leadership in Congress and addressing legislative challenges. The program has hosted nearly 700 current and former representatives since its inception in 1972. The IOP invites all members of Congress elected in the previous congressional cycle.

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