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November 2014

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Pizza & Politics:

Election Day Discussion

12:00 pm

Join former New York Times and Politico reporter/editor Rick Berke and HKS experts for an informal discussion about the midterm elections, including analysis of early polling data and thoughts about the impact of results.

Informal pizza lunch provided

Littauer 166

Co-sponsored by the IOP and the Shorenstein Center

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Leading and Governing in the Political Arena with Governor Christine Gregoire

4:00 pm

Session #7 November 4: Public Policy and Business in a Global Economy

Brad Smith, Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft will discuss the role of the private sector in setting good public policy. How can Governors and Legislatures make public policy that supports good international relations, business and trade? We will discuss the consequences of public policy on each.

 
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

November 4 - Session 7: Too Black, Too Strong: The politics of Race in Healthcare Reform

Guest: Shavon Arline-Bradley, Chief of Staff, NAACP 

 
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Election Night 2014

8:00 pm

Commentary and Call-Ins with Rick Berke
Snacks and refreshments will be served!

Doors Open @ 8:00PM
This event is open to those with valid Harvard ID

 
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

*11/5: ) How does this work in other countries?  Every government secretly wishes it could have more control over the media, and some do more than others. China is very challenging to cover, Turkey has tried to ban YouTube and has intimidated journalists in many ways. France and Singapore have surprising influence, as well as other countries where you wouldn't expect. In Argentina, the president has been in a long running battle with the biggest media company.

 
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Study Groups:

Politics: Up Close and Personal with Valerie Biden Owens

4:00 pm

Week 7 (November 6, 2014) – The Political Veteran: From Campaign Volunteer to United States Senator

Guest Speaker: Former Senator Ted Kaufman

 
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Study Groups:

Can Congressional Bi-Partisanship be Rejuvenated? with Frank Fahrenkopf

4:00 pm

November 6, 2014 – Impact of New Technology?

1.       What would be the possibility and impact of “internet voting” on Congressional Partisanship?

2.       How does “early voting” impact the system?

3.       Possible solutions to gridlock.

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Embracing Opportunities in a Changing Environment: One General’s Perspective

6:00 pm

The Seymour E. and Ruth B. Harris Lecture by
General Janet C. Wolfenbarger
Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Airforce Base, Ohio
David T. Ellwood (moderator)
Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

 
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Internship & Careers:

Internships and Career Services Office Hours

1:00 pm

IOP Internships and Career Services

 
2:00 pm
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Special Events:

Undergraduate Books & Brownies: Matt Bai, National Political Columnist, Yahoo!

2:00 pm

Undergraduate Books & Brownies:

Matt Bai

National Political Columnist, Yahoo!

and former Chief Political Correspondent, NYT Magazine

about his new book:

All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid

 
 
 
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Brown Bag Lunches:

Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits

12:00 pm

Brown Bag Lunch
 

WINNING MARRIAGE
The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits - and Won

Marc Solomon, MPA 2004
Moderated by Joel Burns, HKS Class of 2015

 

Monday, November 10, 2014
@ 12 noon

Institute of Politics
Littauer 166

 
 
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 Eight (11/12): 2016 and Beyond: Who will choose the next President?

With the midterms behind us, the 2016 Presidential Election has begun. What will be the big "themes" of the coming election? Will Obama's coalition continue to turn out even if Obama himself is no longer on the ballot? Who in either party has the ability to capture the attention and votes of young people? What is the "next big thing"in political campaigning?

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Politics: Up Close and Personal with Valerie Biden Owens

4:00 pm

Week 8 (November 13, 2014) – The Wrap

Politics matters.

Room: Littauer 166, HKS

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

 
4:00 pm
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Study Groups:

Can Congressional Bi-Partisanship be Rejuvenated? with Frank Fahrenkopf

4:00 pm

November 13, 2014 – Possible Solutions and Conclusion

1.       Re-apportionment reform?

2.       “Top Two” primary system?

3.       Reinstate “ear marks”

 
5:00 pm
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Pizza & Politics:

Undergraduate Pizza and Politics: Incarceration in America

5:00 pm

 

with DEHLIA UMUNNA

Deputy Director of the Criminal Justice Insitute

Sever Hall 110

RSVP HERE

Pizza will be served.

 
 
 
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6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Instability in the Middle East

6:00 pm

The Corliss Lamont Lecture featuring
Dan Meridor
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence of Israel
Lamont Lecturer, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal
Former Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States
Distinguished Professor, Georgetown University
Graham T. 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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Study Groups:

Leading and Governing in the Political Arena with Governor Christine Gregoire

4:00 pm

Session #8 November 18: Should You Answer the Call to Serve

We will reflect and discuss whether and why one should answer the call to public service. In the end, is it worth it to run for office? Is it worth it to serve as an elected official? Is there a difference between male and female elected office holders in how and why they run and how they govern? What is the future of our country if you don’t answer the call?

Room: Littauer 166, HKS

 
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

November 18 - Session 8: WTF Healthcare: What’s the Future of Healthcare Policy– This session would be a discussion about future of healthcare reform policy and the potential to pass future federal legislation on healthcare. What will happen this second open enrollment period and how the 2014 Elections results will impact the process.
 
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Miscellaneous:

Undergraduate Harvard Political Union Discussion: The Shortcomings of the European Union

6:00 pm

A Discussion with
Professor Ben Friedman,
William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University 

Dunster House's Small Dining Room 

 
6:00 pm
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Witnessing the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Conversation with Tom Brokaw and Mary Elise Sarotte

6:00 pm

Tom Brokaw
Special Correspondent, NBC News
Mary Elise Sarotte
Visiting Professor of Government and History, Harvard University

Co-Sponsored by Center for European Studies and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

 
3:00 pm
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Internship & Careers:

Office Hours (w/ CPIC)

3:00 pm

Joint Public Service Internships and Career Services

 
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

11/19: The final session will try to weave together the realities of today's co-dependence between politicians and all kinds of celebrities and our news media with its insatiable appetite for "passionate debate". If an educated public is the underlying basis for a healthy democracy, then how can we ramp up the insight and dial down the noise. At the end of the day, do we Americans get the politicians, deserve?? After all, we "vote" for all of them with our ballots and remote controls.    

 
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JFK Jr. Forum:

Between an Elusive Peace and a Haunting War

6:00 pm

Robert McNamara Lecture on War and Peace
Presented by
Mohamed ElBaradei
Director General Emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency

 
 
 
 
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