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April 2014

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Study Groups:

Muslim Youth and The Post-9/11 World led by Farah Pandith

4:00 pm

Smart Power

L166

Hear from the former top military commander of NATO on today's top global threats, smart power, and how American policies can affect sentiment and even catalyze threats worldwide

Special Guest: ADMIRAL JAMES STAVRIDIS, Ret. Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University Fmr. Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Military Commander of NATO

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Race, Film and Culture

6:00 pm

A panel discussion with

Wesley Morris
Staff Writer, Grantland
Winner of 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
Kellie Carter Jackson
Harvard College Fellow,  Department of African & African American Studies, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of History, Hunter College, CUNY
Brandon M. Terry (moderator)
Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics, Harvard University
 

 
7:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Campaigns Career Roundtable

7:00 pm

Campaigns Career Roundtable

 
8:00 pm
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Special Events:

Undergraduate Faculty Discussion: The Psychology of Income Inequality

8:00 pm

The Psychology of Income Inequality

A Faculty Discussion for Undergraduates with 

Professor Kris-Stella Trump

Adams Upper Common Room

Food will be served!

RSVP here.

 
2:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Internships and Career Services Office Hours

2:00 pm

Looking for a job after graduation?  Thinking about internships next summer?  Questions about applications?

Come to office hours with the IOP Office of Internships and Career Services happening on a weekly basis, Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm in L.278.

Questions?  Email: IOP_ICS@hks.harvard.edu

 

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Policing and Politics led by Ed Davis

4:00 pm

Fifth session
L166
 
Guest: Sir Gordon Wasserman
 
7:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

National Public Radio Career Roundtable

7:00 pm

 

National Public Radio Career Roundtable

 
1:15 pm
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Brown Bag Lunches:

Brown Bag Lunch with President Obama's Chief Speechwriter Cody Keenan, MPP 2008

1:15 pm

Cody Keenan, Director of Speechwriting, The White House

Institute of Politics
Harvard Kennedy School
Littauer 166

This event is open only to Harvard affiliates only - ID required.    

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

2014: Gender, Media and the Permanent Campaign led by Shira T. Center

4:00 pm

WEEK SIX: Thursday, April 3
L166
 
Girls on the Bus: This is Not HBO’s Newsroom
 
Just a few decades ago, women weren’t generally welcome on the “bus”  — the pack of reporters trailing a presidential candidate around the country. Today, they permeate the newsrooms — although they’re far from the majority voice. Has this changed the way news organizations cover politics?
Guest Kelly O'Donnell
 
 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Courts, Judges and Politics led by Mark Wolf

4:00 pm

April 3, 2014 – Privacy, Free Speech, the Internet and the Courts
FDR
 
7:15 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

The Syrian Crisis: Its Impact on the U.S., the Middle East and the Next Generation

7:15 pm

A panel discussion with
Elliott Abrams
Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser, President George W. Bush
Farah Pandith
Spring 2014 IOP Resident Fellow
Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State (2009- 2014)
Avshalom Vilan
Spring 2014 IOP Visiting Fellow
Co-Founder of Israeli peace movement “Peace Now”

 
8:15 am
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Miscellaneous:

Harvard Undergraduate Tour of Suffolk County Jail

8:15 am

Tour the Suffolk County Jail

Friday April 4th, 8:15am-12:30pm including travel time 

Must be willing to sign waiver and abide by prison dress code.

LOTTERY HERE

 
 
 
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5:00 pm
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Pizza & Politics:

Pizza and Politics McCutcheon v. FEC: The Future of Money in Politics

5:00 pm

Pizza and Politics
McCutcheon v. FEC:

The Future of Money in Politics

A discussion with
Pam Wilmot,
Executive Director of Common Cause Massachusetts

 

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

NSA Secrecy and National Security

6:00 pm

A panel discussion with
John Deutch
Emeritus Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Director of Central Intelligence (1995-96)
Jane Harman
Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center
Member, House of Representatives (2001-2011)
Joseph Nye
University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University
Dean, Harvard Kennedy School (1995-2004)
David Sanger
Chief Washington Correspondent of the New York Times

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Israel, Iran and the Arab Revolution

6:00 pm

A conversation with
Meir Dagan
Director of the Mossad (2002-2010)
David Petraeus
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012)
Graham Allison (moderator)
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

 
6:30 pm
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Internship & Careers:, Study Groups:

Navigating Employment in the Federal Service led by Liz Montoya

6:30 pm

The Federal Service Abroad

The Peace Corps:

Building Global Citizens

With special guest

Aaron Williams

Director of the Peace Corps

2009-2012

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

 
7:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

National Security Career Roundtable

7:00 pm

 

National Security Career Roundtable

 
2:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Internships and Career Services Office Hours

2:00 pm

Looking for a job after graduation?  Thinking about internships next summer?  Questions about applications?

Come to office hours with the IOP Office of Internships and Career Services happening on a weekly basis, Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm in L.278.

Questions?  Email: IOP_ICS@hks.harvard.edu

 

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Policing and Politics led by Ed Davis

4:00 pm

April 9
Sixth session
Mike Bello
Bello has been deputy city editor on the Metro desk for more than six years. He oversees coverage of crime, spot news, and the courts. He was a city editor at the Boston Herald for 18 years and has been covering news in the Boston area since 1973.
We will discuss the importance of local news all text and the papers effect on public perception
Room: L166
 
 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

A Public Address by President Rafael Correa

6:00 pm

A Public Address by
His Excellency Rafael Correa
President of Ecuador
 
***THIS FORUM WILL BE TICKETED***

Enter the lottery HERE before April 2nd at midnight.
Winners will be notified via email on Thursday, April 3rd after 12:00PM.
Winners must pick up their tickets at the Institute of Politics on:
Friday, April 4 between 9:00-5:00PM and Monday, April 7th 9:00-5:00PM.
NO EXCEPTIONS.

 
6:00 pm
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Pizza & Politics:

Congress, Islam and a Post 9/11 World: How America Thinks about Muslims

6:00 pm

Pizza and Politics

Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-05, D)
via Skype

with IOP Fellow

Farah Pandith 

Harvard Kennedy School 
Belfer Building 
Room BL-4

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

2014: Gender, Media and the Permanent Campaign led by Shira T. Center

4:00 pm

WEEK SEVEN: Thursday, April 10
All the Single Ladies (or How Campaigns Win Today)
 
Today, any truly competitive general election boils down to this: How do they win over single, female voters? This ultimate swing constituency gets their political news differently than the average likely voter. We’ll look at how campaigns use technology to bypass traditional news to target female voters, and which races will be impacted the most by single women voters in 2014.  
 
7:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Career Roundtable with Boston City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu

7:00 pm

Michelle Wu is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.  Come learn about her career path and why she chose to pursue public service.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

7:00 PM, IOP Conference Room L166

Dinner will be provided

Cosponsored with the Women's Initiative in Leadership at the IOP

RSVP to IOP_ICS@hks.harvard.edu

 
8:00 pm
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Miscellaneous:

Harvard Political Union Discussion: Lean In Vs. Recline

8:00 pm

Harvard College students will debate the merits of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In vs. Rosa Brook's Recline!

Science Center E

 
 
 
 
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JFK Jr. Forum:

A Conversation with Mike Huckabee

6:00 pm

Mike Huckabee
Spring 2014 Institute of Politics Visiting Fellow
Host, The Mike Huckabee Show
Governor of Arkansas (1996-2007)

 
6:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Exploring AmeriCorps Programs

6:00 pm

Exploring AmeriCorps Programs

featuring Citizen Schools, City Year, College Advising Corps, Massachusetts Service Alliance, New Sector Alliance, and Peace Corps

April 14, 6pm

Office of Career Services, First Floor

54 Dunster Street, Cambridge

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Muslim Youth and The Post-9/11 World led by Farah Pandith

4:00 pm

The Role of Media and Technology 
Hear from a senior media person on the role of media and technology in distributing news of all kinds on the youth generation. Where are youth getting their knowledge?  How have new tools helped and hindered US foreign policy?
Guest: Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazerra Satellite Channel's Washignton DC Bureau Chief

L166

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

The “Wingman” in the War Room: A Private Sector Perspective on Presidential Politics led by Bob White

4:00 pm

Session 8. Wrap Up (April 15):
We will discuss lessons learned and questions unanswered during our journey. We will also look into the crystal ball and try to predict the 2016 presidential candidates and new techniques that might be used in their campaigns. Hopefully we will have challenged the campaign conventional wisdom, encouraged the next generation to get involved, and helped show the way to do so. 
 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community

6:00 pm

Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community

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Forum Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community has been updated.

 
2:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Internships and Career Services Office Hours

2:00 pm

Looking for a job after graduation?  Thinking about internships next summer?  Questions about applications?

Come to office hours with the IOP Office of Internships and Career Services happening on a weekly basis, Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm in L.278.

Questions?  Email: IOP_ICS@hks.harvard.edu

 

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Policing and Politics led by Ed Davis

4:00 pm

Seventh session
Congressman Peter King
L166
 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Give Peace a Chance: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with Avshalom Vilan

4:00 pm

April 16

Session IV: Is There a Hope?

We will try to have a video conference call with one of the Israeli leaders that is involved in the process.  The idea is that we will have some kind of discussion between the students of the course and the political figure. 

FDR

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later

6:00 pm

A panel discussion with
Andrea J. Cabral
Executive Secretary of Public Safety, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Edward F. Davis
Police Commissioner, City of Boston  (2006-2013)
Thomas Grilk
Executive Director, Boston Athletic Association
Major General Scott Rice
The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard
Herman (Dutch) Leonard (moderator)
George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Management, HKS

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Courts, Judges and Politics led by Mark Wolf

4:00 pm

6.   April 17, 2014 – Race, Crime, Politics and the Courts

FDR

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

2014: Gender, Media and the Permanent Campaign led by Shira T. Center

4:00 pm

WEEK EIGHT:  Thursday, April 17

Inside Hillary Clinton’s (potential) 2016 campaign

L166

 
6:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:, Pizza & Politics:, Special Events:

Burritos with Dan Koh '03, MBA '11, Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

6:00 pm

Dan Koh '03, MBA '11.  Come learn about this IOP alum's career path, and why he chose to pursue public service.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

6:00 PM, IOP Conference Room L166

Burritos will be served

RSVP to IOP_ICS@hks.harvard.edu

 

 
 
 
 
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Special Events:

Harvard Political Union Undergraduate Discussion: Manliness

6:00 pm

Manliness:

A Faculty Discussion with
Professor Harvey C. Mansfield

Lowell Small Dining Room.

Refreshments will be served! 

RSVP here.

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Courts, Judges and Politics led by Mark Wolf

4:00 pm

7.   April 22, 2014 – Trying Public Officials in Federal Courts

The session will explore why it is necessary to prosecute allegedly corrupt state and local officials in federal courts, and how a prosecutor's dedication to developing difficult corruption cases can lead to extraordinary opportunities for service and fulfillment.

Guest: TBA

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Muslim Youth and The Post-9/11 World led by Farah Pandith

4:00 pm

Room: L166
 

The building of a counter-narrative from Muslims on the ground – a serial silicon valley entrepreneur and a Senior Advisor for Technology  at US Department of State, Shahed Amanullah, and a playwright, Generation Changer, and current co-host of Al Jazeera's The Stream, Wajahat Ali. This dynamic duo will talk about initiatives launches by Muslim all over the world and their role in fighting extremism online and offline. 

***All study groups are off-the-record and not for media coverage***
 
2:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Internships and Career Services Office Hours

2:00 pm

Looking for a job after graduation?  Thinking about internships next summer?  Questions about applications?

Come to office hours with the IOP Office of Internships and Career Services happening on a weekly basis, Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm in L.278.

Questions?  Email: IOP_ICS@hks.harvard.edu

 

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Give Peace a Chance: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with Avshalom Vilan

4:00 pm

Guest: TBA

Room: FDR

***All study groups are off-the-record and not for media coverage***

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Policing and Politics led by Ed Davis

4:00 pm

April 23
Eighth session
We will wrap up with the review of what we've learned over the past seven weeks. Will discuss the future of crime policy and politics and what that means to future leaders. We will struggle with the difficult question of the proper balance between police and politics.
Guest: Representative Robert DeLeo
 
4:30 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

A Conversation with Senator John McCain

4:30 pm

A Conversation with
John McCain
United States Senator, Arizona
Jill Dougherty
Spring 2014 Fellow, Shorenstein Center, HKS
Foreign Affairs Correspondent, CNN

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Courts, Judges and Politics led by Mark Wolf

4:00 pm

8.   April 24, 2014 – From the Pentagon Papers to Edward Snowden

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Politics and Purpose led by Kevin Rudd

4:00 pm

April 24: Faith and Politics

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Dodd & Frank on Dodd-Frank: The Politics Behind its Passage

6:00 pm

A conversation with
Christopher Dodd
Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America
United States Senator, Connecticut (1981 -2011)
Barney Frank
U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts (1981-2013)
Harvard College ‘62
Lois Romano (moderator)
Senior Political Reporter, Politico
IOP Fellow (Spring 2008)
 
 

 
3:15 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

A Public Address Senator Rand Paul

3:15 pm

A Public Address
Rand Paul
United States Senator, Kentucky
Moderated by
Trey Grayson
Director, Institute of Politics

 
 
 
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2:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Internships and Career Services Office Hours

2:00 pm

Looking for a job after graduation?  Thinking about internships next summer?  Questions about applications?

Come to office hours with the IOP Office of Internships and Career Services happening on a weekly basis, Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm in L.278.

Questions?  Email: IOP_ICS@hks.harvard.edu