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October 2014

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JFK Jr. Forum:

China, Climate Change and Financial Risk: Crisis Management in a Global Context

6:00 pm

2014 Malcolm Wiener Lecture on International Political Economy by
Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
Chairman of The Paulson Institute; Secretary of the Treasury (2006-2009); CEO of Goldman Sachs (1999-2006)
Adi Ignatius (Moderator)
Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review
 

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Can Congressional Bi-Partisanship be Rejuvenated? with Frank Fahrenkopf

4:00 pm

October 2, 2014 – The Problem

An examination of the workings of Congress over the last two decades reveals that legislation rarely passes with bi-partisan support. There is little “reaching across the aisle” in an attempt to seek compromise. How bad is it?

Causation:

 
1:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Social Finance Roundtable

1:00 pm

Social Finance Roundtable:

 
 
 
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5:00 pm
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Pizza & Politics:

Undergraduate Pizza and Politics: STE(A)M Week: Climate Change on the International Stage

5:00 pm

STE(A)M Week: Climate Change on the International Stage
 

How can we effectively deal with climate change in the global arena?

Discuss the answers to this question and more with Professor Richard Cooper

Emerson 104

RSVP at bit.ly/iop-steam.

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Leading and Governing in the Political Arena with Governor Christine Gregoire

4:00 pm

Session #3 October 7: Is Education Reform an Oxymoron?

L166

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will join us to discuss the subject that all Governors face today – education reform. Everybody wants a world class education system. Politicians typically promise to deliver it. Everybody is an expert on what constitutes a world class education. Who is in charge of the education system? Who represents the students in reform? Is it possible to bring about true reform? If so, how?

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

A Conversation with Barbara Walters

6:00 pm

A Conversation with Barbara Walters
Creator and Co-Host of The View (1997–2014)
Co-anchor and Contributor, ABC News (1976–2014)
David Gergen
Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, HKS
Professor of Public Service, HKS

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

The New Vote: The Trends Reshaping America's Political Future with Kristen Soltis Anderson

4:00 pm

Week Three (Oct 8): Family Matters: New Attitudes toward Gender, Sexuality, and Politics

L166

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Who uses whom?...the co-dependent relationship of the media, politicians, entertainment and special interest groups with Phil Kent

4:00 pm

10/8 : The media and the healthcare debate

FDR

Following further on the subject of manufactured outrage, we will re-examine the health care debate during the first Obama administration with a focus on the media coverage. Did the media, and the endless discussion and debate of experts, pundits and politicians shed enough light on the key topic of the cost of healthcare, how it is delivered and who is going to pay for it? How did it influence the final legislative outcome.

(Guest : Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN)

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Medical Marijuana: A Conversation with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

6:00 pm

Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
and
Dr. Staci Gruber (moderator)
Director, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

 

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Politics: Up Close and Personal with Valerie Biden Owens

4:00 pm

Week 3 (October 9, 2014) – The Pollster

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Guest Speaker: Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners

Inside the Poll: A Candidate’s Roadmap, a Consumer’s Guidebook

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Can Congressional Bi-Partisanship be Rejuvenated? with Frank Fahrenkopf

4:00 pm

October 9, 2014 – Causation:. The Media (Network and Social) –

FDR

What is the impact of MSNBC, Fox and other networks on members who “stray from the party line” and is social media a real danger?

Guest Speaker: Phil Kent

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

 
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Reform Conservatism: The Future of the Republican Party?

6:00 pm

A panel conversation with
April Ponnuru
Policy Director, Young Guns Network
Ramesh Ponnuru
Senior Editor, National Review
Pete Wehner
Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Kristin Soltis Anderson (moderator)
Fall 2014 IOP Fellow
 

 
6:00 pm
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Pizza & Politics:

Undergraduate Pizza and Politics: The Future of Space Travel Privatization

6:00 pm

The Future of Space Travel Privatization

A discussion with

Professor Joan Johnson-Freese
of the U.S. Naval War College

Part of IOP STE(A)M and Politics Week

 

WHERE: IOP L166

 
6:30 pm
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Miscellaneous:

Undergraduate Harvard Political Union Discussion: Sexual Assault & Rape Culture

6:30 pm

Sexual Assault & Rape Culture: A Student Discussion

Lowell House Junior Common Room

 

 
 
 
 
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4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Leading and Governing in the Political Arena with Governor Christine Gregoire

4:00 pm

Session #4 October 14:  Climate Change – Can we Lead and How

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join us to discuss the politics around climate change. Are we in denial or ready to lead? What is the role of EPA and the States? How do we move this public policy issue forward?

L166

 
4:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Explore Careers in Intelligence

4:00 pm

Explore Careers in Intelligence

 

 
4:15 pm
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Study Groups:

Amazed & Confused: The Politics & Process of Implementing Healthcare Reform (The Affordable Care Act) with Anton J. Gunn

4:15 pm

October 14 - Session 4:  Hurry Up and Wait: The Long Process and Strategy To Enroll People in Coverage

Guest: Marlon Marshall, Special Assistant to the President, Principal Deputy of the Office of Public Engagement

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

The Huntington Legacy in Political Development

6:00 pm

The 2014 Edwin L. Godkin Lecture by
Francis Fukuyama
Senior Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University
Author, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
Graham Allison (moderator)
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School

 
4:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Explore Careers in Washington

4:00 pm

Explore Careers in Washington

 

 
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Pizza & Politics:

Pizza and Politics -Midterm Elections: The Democrats' Perspective

6:00 pm

 Pizza and Politics:
Midterm Elections: The Democrats' Perspective 

A discussion with

Natalie Boyle
Communications Director of TogetherPAC, Deval Patrick Committee

Part of the IOP Student Advisory Committee's  Midterm Election Series

WHERE: Sever 110

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15th, 6 pm

 
7:15 pm
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Miscellaneous:

Undergraduate Harvard Political Union Discussion: Obama's Legacy on Race

7:15 pm

Obama's Legacy on Race

Science Center D

Presented by HPU and PRE

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Can Congressional Bi-Partisanship be Rejuvenated? with Frank Fahrenkopf

4:00 pm

October 16, 2014 – Causation (continued)

3.       Party Discipline – What is the impact on members of threats of loss of Congressional Committee assignments and/or party financial support?

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Politics: Up Close and Personal with Valerie Biden Owens

4:00 pm

Week 4 (October 16, 2014) – The Political Advocate: Behind The Screen: The Nine Principles of Political Advertising

Guest Speaker: Joe Slade White, President, Joe Slade White Company

Ads define the campaign. Strategy defines the ad.

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

A public address by Prime Minister Edi Rama

6:00 pm

A public address by
Prime Minister Edi Rama
Republic of Albania

Co-sponsored by The Center for International Development and The Center for European Studies

 
12:30 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Improving the Health of America: Careers in Health Care

12:30 pm

Improving the Health of America:

Careers in Health Care

 
 
 
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4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Study Group with Anton J. Gunn, Governor Gregoire and Special Guest Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

4:00 pm

Session #5 October 21: Health Care Reform…Why…How…Outcomes

Former Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of Health and Human Services also served as Governor and Insurance Commissioner of Kansas. She will join us to discuss the world of health care reform from the national to the state level. We will discuss the political world of the Affordable Care Act. What are the interests that block or facilitate reform? Is it about health care, patients, money or….?

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

The New Vote: The Trends Reshaping America's Political Future with Kristen Soltis Anderson

4:00 pm

Week Five (Oct 22):  Human Capital and the Future of Politics
Guest: Joshua Barro, reporter for The Upshot at The New York Times
 
 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Who uses whom?...the co-dependent relationship of the media, politicians, entertainment and special interest groups with Phil Kent

4:00 pm

10/22 :  Advocacy, Interest Groups, and Money
Guest : Rick Davis, CNN head of News Standards & Practices; Dale Cohen, special counsel for "Frontline"
 
 
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Behavioral Insights Teams: A New Approach to Leading Policy Change

6:00 pm

A panel discussion with
Max Bazerman
Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

 
6:00 pm
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Pizza & Politics:

Undergraduate Pizza and Politics: The Midterm Elections: The Republican Perspective

6:00 pm

Meet Rob Cunningham, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Republican Party

as part of the IOP Midterm Elections series

and co-hosted by the Harvard Republican Club

Pizza and Politics

Wednesday, 10/22 6pm

Sever 310

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Politics: Up Close and Personal with Valerie Biden Owens

4:00 pm

Week 5 (October 23, 2014) – The Pundits: Policy and Politics

Guest Speaker: Mike Donilon, political strategist, advisor to key Democrats, including VP Joe Biden

Littauer 166

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Can Congressional Bi-Partisanship be Rejuvenated? with Frank Fahrenkopf

4:00 pm

October 23, 2014 – Programs That Have Worked Across Party Lines

1.       Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) – Formation history, background and discussion of whether there should be general election presidential debates

                How many debates are enough?

 
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Crisis in US-Russia Relations: The View from Moscow

6:00 pm

Sergei Karaganov
Dean of the School of International Economics and Foreign Affairs, at the Higher School of Economics.
Sergei Rogov
Director of the Russian Academy of Science’s Institute for the US and Canadian Studies
Jill Dougherty (moderator)
Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and
Former Moscow Bureau Chief, CNN

 
1:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Internships and Career Services Office Hours

1:00 pm

IOP Internships and Career Services

 
 
 
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Special Events:

Breakfast with the Governor of Delaware for Harvard Students

8:45 am

A Conversation with

The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware

on Entrepreneurship and Governing

Institute of Politics
Harvard Kennedy School
Littauer Building, Room 166 

RSVP HERE

Hot breakfast will be served.

 
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Brown Bag Lunches:

Election Day Preview: The Vote in Massachusetts

1:00 pm

Massachusetts General Election Discussion

Gabrielle Gurley, Senior Associate Fellow, Mass Inc.

 
8:00 pm
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Miscellaneous:

Undergraduate Harvard Political Union Debate: Midterm Elections 2014: What's at Stake?

8:00 pm

The Harvard Republican Club

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The Harvard College Democrats

 

Midterm Elections 2014: What's at Stake?

 
4:15 pm
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Study Groups:

Amazed & Confused: The Politics & Process of Implementing Healthcare Reform (The Affordable Care Act) with Anton J. Gunn

4:15 pm

October 28 - Session 6: Hollywood, Hip-Hop & Healthcare Reform

Guest: Eric Ortner, Vector OMG & Obama Entertainment Advisory Council

This session would focus on The Obama administration’s specific strategy to engage young adults, their organizations and information mediums on the Affordable Care Act. The need and goal of reaching millennial (particularly those of color) for Obamacare was critical and we would learn how and why rappers, actors and athletes got involved in the effort to get people enrolled in health care coverage.

Faculty Dining Room, HKS

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Hong Kong in Crisis? The Origins and Implications

6:00 pm

C. M. Chan
Harvard Kennedy School, MPA/MC ‘15
Legal Counsel, Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited
William C. Kirby
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, HBS
Heather Pickerell
Harvard College, ‘15
Anthony Saich (moderator)

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

The New Vote: The Trends Reshaping America's Political Future with Kristen Soltis Anderson

4:00 pm

Week Six (Oct 29):  You Have A Snapchat From Hillary Clinton
Guest: Rob Saliterman of Google (handles Google/YouTube advertising for political campaigns) 
 
 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Could World War I Happen Again?

6:00 pm

R. Nicholas Burns
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
Richard Rosecrance
Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School. Co-editor “The Next Great War? The Roots of World War I and the Risk of US-China Conflict”
Etel Solingen
Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Chair in Peace Studies, University of California, Irvine
Graham Allison (moderator)

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Politics: Up Close and Personal with Valerie Biden Owens

4:00 pm

Week 6 (October 30, 2014) - The Presentation: The Dangerously Powerful Truth About The New Body Language In Campaigning

Guest Speaker: Janine Driver, New York Times best-selling author, “You Say More Than You Think – Without Saying a Word” and “You Can’t Lie To Me”

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Can Congressional Bi-Partisanship be Rejuvenated? with Frank Fahrenkopf

4:00 pm

October 30, 2014 - Programs That Have Worked Across Party Lines (continued)

2.       National Endowment for Democracy (NED) – What was the formation “process” that enabled leaders of both parties, organized labor, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to unite in this endeavor?

 
1:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Internships and Career Services Office Hours

1:00 pm

IOP Internships and Career Services

 
1:00 pm
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Miscellaneous:

Undergraduate Harvard Political Union Discussion: Divided Government and the 6-Year Curse

1:00 pm

A Discussion with

Professor Brett Flehinger
Assistant Dean of Harvard College, Associate Secretary of the Administrative Board, Lecturer on History

Lowell House Senior Dining Room