Upcoming Events at the IOP

  1. Handle with Care: Fragility-proofing in an Age of Instability

    Tuesday October 3 - 6:00pm

    2017 Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace
    Kristalina Georgieva
    Chief Executive Officer for the World Bank
    Doug Elmendorf (Moderator)
    Dean, Harvard Kennedy School
    Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

    Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank, addressed the forum on the current challenges and successes of the global economy, including topics such as gender equality, global warming, poverty, and collective action. Ms. Georgieva also took questions from the audience on topics like maintaining a diverse and adaptable economy, restructuring policies, and the climate of international finance. Douglas Elmendorf, Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School, moderated the discussion. 

  2. A Democrat in Trump Country: Governing in the Minority

    Wednesday October 4 - 12:30pm

    Join Governor Beshear for lunch where he will share his experiences as a blue governor in the red state of Kentucky. Lunch will be served.

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  3. The Korean Peninsula and U.S.-China Relations: Lessons from Thucydides and the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Wednesday October 4 - 6:00pm

    2017 S.T. Lee Lecture
    Graham T. Allison
    Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
    Author, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?
    Kevin Rudd
    President, Asia Society Policy Institute
    Prime Minister of Australia (2007–2010, 2013)

    Professor Graham Allison, author of Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?, examines the current tension between the United States and China over the issue of North Korea by applying the lessons learned from Cuban Missile Crisis. Prof. Allison examines how President Kennedy created the "third option" of closed-doors negotiations in order to avoid war, and how - if North Korea pushes the US and China to the brink of war - China and America might need to do the same. This forum was moderated by former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd.

  4. The Health of Healthcare and A Case for Medicaid Expansion

    Thursday October 5 - 12:00pm

    Join Governor Beshear to discuss the state of health care in America, focusing specifically on his work expanding Medicaid and implementing the Affordable Care Act in Kentucky. Lunch will be served.

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  5. A Public Address by Christine Lagarde

    Thursday October 5 - 6:00pm

    A public address by
    Christine Lagarde
    Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

    Followed by a conversation with
    Nicholas Burns
    Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations
    Faculty Director, Future of Diplomacy Project; Faculty Chair, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
    Lawrence H. Summers
    Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University
    Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

    TO ATTEND THIS EVENT YOU MUST ENTER THE LOTTERY:
    Enter the lottery HERE before Sunday, October 1 at midnight.
    Selected participants will be notified by email Monday, October 2
    Ticket Pick up Information:
    Institute of Politics at HKS: 9 AM – 5 PM on Tuesday, October 3 & Wednesday, October 4
    Science Center: 11 AM – 2 PM on Wednesday, October 4 & Thursday, October 5
    A valid ID must be presented to pick up a ticket. No Exceptions.

    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, addressed the forum in an event moderated by Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, and Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University. In her address, Madame Lagarde quoted President John F. Kennedy stating that “the time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” Mme. Lagarde adapted this statement to the economy, expressing that while our economy is currently experiencing an upswing, now is the time for reform. We must be proactive, not reactive. Additionally, Mme. Lagarde spoke about the importance of fighting corruption and climate change, empowering women, and addressing inequality.

  6. Combatting the Opioid Epidemic: A Conversation with Attorneys General Andrew Beshear and Maura Healey

    Thursday October 5 - 7:30pm

    A Conversation with Attorneys General Andrew Beshear and Maura Healey, moderated by Governor Steven Beshear, IOP Visiting Fellow

    RSVP

    Conversations with Kirkland is an accessible event – for wheelchair access please contact us at conversationswithkirkland@gmail.com 

    Directions to the Kirkland JCR: Enter the main Kirkland archway at 95 Dunster Street, and walk straight into the courtyard. Walk diagonally left to the double red doors labeled “JCR and Dining Hall.” Once inside, take a right to find the JCR.

     

  7. A Conversation with Comedy Central’s ‘Opposition’ Leader: Jordan Klepper

    Tuesday October 10 - 6:00pm

    A conversation with
    Jordan Klepper
    Host, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper
    Correspondent, The Daily Show
    Jesse Shelburne
    President, Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee
    Sharon Yang
    Vice President, Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee

    Jordan Klepper, host of "Opposition with Jordan Klepper" and correspondent for "The Daily Show," spoke in a conversation style forum with Jesse Shelburne, President of the Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee, and Sharon Yang, Vice President of the Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee. In addition to speaking about his new television program "Opposition with Jordan Klepper," and Mr. Klepper spoke about how he got involved in comedy after college. The audience was full of laughs when Mr. Klepper played the game “Support, Interview, Banish,” as well as when he answered audience questions ranging from his pet peeves (people chewing ice and being asked the same question) to how people react to his tall stature. When asked what advice he would give to college students attending the forum, Mr. Klepper said knowing what you know and what you don’t know is incredibly important, as it having the confidence to go with your instincts.

  8. Harvard Students Speak Up: A Town Hall on Politics and Public Service

    Wednesday October 11 - 6:00pm

    Introduction by
    Drew Gilpin Faust
    President of Harvard University

    Featuring IOP Fall 2017 Visiting Fellows
    Joe Scarborough
    Co-host of MSNBC's “Morning Joe”
    Author of the New York Times bestseller “The Last Best Hope”, “Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day” and “The Right Path”
    United States House of Representatives  (1994 -2001)
    Mika Brzezinski
    Co-host of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe”
    Founder, “Know Your Value” movement
    Author of best-selling books, “All Things At Once”, “Knowing Your Value” and “Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction and My Own”

    Moderated by
    John Della Volpe
    Director of Polling, Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
    Founder and CEO, SocialSphere, Inc

    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” joined moderator John Della Volpe, director of polling at the IOP, for a Harvard student town hall on politics, public service, and the state of the nation. The town hall discussed student feelings about the direction of the country, current anxieties, and ways to bridge the gap in understanding between differing voting blocs and across the political aisle.

  9. Love & Resistance: Van Jones on his Progressive Path Forward

    Friday October 13 - 4:00pm

    Van Jones
    Political Commentator, CNN

    David Gergen
    Public Service Professor of Public Leadership &
    Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

    CNN commentator Van Jones addressed the John F. Kennedy Forum on how the progressive movement should respond and move forward from the past election. Van Jones emphasized the need for patience and understanding on the part of the progressive movement to be able to reevaluate and learn from the results of the past election. Jones believes that more conversations between the left and right will lead to a more united and politically healthy country. This forum was moderated by Public Service Professor of the Harvard Kennedy School, David Gergen.

  10. Perspectives on National Security

    Monday October 16 - 6:00pm

    Rachel Maddow
    The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC


    Ashton B. Carter
    Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
    Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
    United States Secretary of Defense (2015-2017)


    Jeh Johnson
    Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (2013-2017)


    Ernest Moniz
    Co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative
    Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems (emeritus), MIT
    United States Secretary of Energy (2013- 2017)


    Samantha Power
    Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
    Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School
    United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2013-2017)

     

    TO ATTEND THIS EVENT YOU MUST ENTER THE LOTTERY:
    Enter the lottery HERE before Tuesday, October 10 at midnight.
    Selected participants will be notified by email Wednesday, Oct 11.
     

    Ticket Pick up Information:
    Institute of Politics at HKS: 9 AM – 5 PM on Thursday, October 12 & Friday, October 13
    Science Center: 11 AM – 2 PM on Friday, October 13 & Monday, October 16
    A valid ID must be presented to pick up a ticket. No Exceptions.

     

  11. Study Group: Criminal Justice Reform with Koch Industries Chief Legal Counsel Mark Holden

    Tuesday October 17 - 4:15pm

    IOP Fall Residential Fellow Jason Chaffetz

    Special Guest: Mark Holden, Koch Industries, Chief Legal Counsel

    Tuesday, October 17, 4:15-5:45 p.m. 

  12. Study Group: Government furthers knowledge – business makes it useful

    Tuesday October 17 - 4:15pm

    IOP Fall 2017 Residential Fellow Sally Jewell

    Tuesday October 17, 2017; 4:15-5:45pm, FDR

    Guest speaker: Mary Glackin, Director, Science and Forecast Operations, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, and former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for NOAA Operations

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