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Resources

  • 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

  • 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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  • 07/30/2014

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

    • Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican strategist and co-founder of Echelon Insights, an opinion research firm; columnist at The Daily Beast; former vice president, the Winston Group, a GOP polling firm
    • Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chairman, Commission on Presidential Debates; former president and CEO, American Gaming Association; chairman, Republican National Committee (1983-89)
    • Christine Gregoire, governor of Washington (2005-13); attorney general of Washington (1992-2005); director, Washington State Department of Ecology (1988-92)
    • Anton J. Gunn, founder & president of 937 Strategy Group, LLC, a healthcare strategy consulting firm; former director of external affairs, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS); member, South Carolina House of Representatives (2009-11)
    • Phil Kent, chief executive officer of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. (2003-13); former president and chief operating officer of CNN News Group
    • Valerie Biden Owens, executive vice president, Joe Slade White & Co., a political and media consulting firm; campaign chair, Biden for President (1988, 2008) and the first woman to head a presidential campaign; campaign manager, Biden for Senate (1972, 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, and 2008)

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  • 06/05/2014

    Maggie Williams, who has served in a variety of high-profile governmental, political and managerial leadership positions during more than 30 years in public service, has been named Director of the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Williams will begin at the IOP this summer.

  • 04/29/2014

    The Institute has released its latest poll on the political views of America’s 18-29 year-olds, the Millennial generation, with new data on trust in government, 2014 and 2016 and more. READ MORE