Events at the IOP

  1. A Conversation with United States Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN 5th District)

    Monday April 2 - 4:15pm

    A Mayor for Change: Tackling National Issues at the Local Level

    A Conversation with United States Representative and Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair, Keith Ellison

    Congressman Keith Ellison has represented Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives since taking office on January 4, 2007. His policy agenda is based on four key priorities: peace, prosperity for working families, environmental sustainability, and support for civil & human rights. He is currently serving his fifth term. Ellison is also the Vice-Chair for & Labor Liaison of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Conference, and the Deputy Chair of the DNC.

    Guest: United States Representative (D-MN 5th District) and Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair, Keith Ellison

  2. American Populism: What Its Past Can Tell Us About Politics Today

    Monday April 2 - 6:00pm

    A Conversation with
    Steve Hahn
    Professor, NYU
    Author, The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation
    Michael Kazin
    Editor, Dissent
    Professor, Georgetown University
    Elizabeth Sanders
    Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University
    Alex Keyssar (Moderator)
    Professor of History and Social Policy, Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy, HKS

  3. Cupcakes and Conversation with Killer Mike and Symone Sanders

    Tuesday April 3 - 1:30pm

    Join Symone Sanders and special guest Killer Mike, one of the unlikely voices in the debate on the current state of the party, for a frank conversation about where the party is headed going into the 2018 elections.

  4. How Coalitions Affect Policy Enactment

    Tuesday April 3 - 4:15pm

    Beyond The Campaign Tactics: The Intersection of Politics and Policy

    Coalitions helping push policies through the legislative process. They include grassroots groups and trade associations. These played an important role in the recent passage and enactment of tax cuts.

    Guests: Jay Timmons, CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers. Timmons previous experience includes serving as chief of staff to Congressman, Gov. and Sen. George Allen (R-VA) from 1991 to 2002 and a term as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2004 election cycle. Lezlee Westine, CEO of the Personal Care Products Council, and former Assistant to the President for George W. Bush, leading the White House’s Office of Public Liaison.

  5. The Future is Now

    Tuesday April 3 - 4:15pm

    Art of the Political Revolution: Millennials, Progressives and the Future of the Democratic Party

    One could argue the Democratic Party currently answers to no one, so it’s no wonder its various coalitions and factions are often at odds on everything from policy to how to engage electorally. This week, our guest will be one of the leading voices folks say could be the “next leader of the Democratic Party.” What challenges does he or she believe the Party needs to overcome? What opportunities should everyone from activists to operatives be capitalizing on in this moment? What is their idea of the “secret sauce” Dems need to pull it together? And of course, where does the Party go from here?

  6. Pizza and Politics with Governor Martin O'Malley

    Tuesday April 3 - 5:00pm

    Join former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (2007-2015) for a conversation about politics, government, and leadership -- Moderated by professor Jeff Liebman, the director of the Taubman Center and Apoorva Pasricha (HBS MBA’19).


  7. What News Do We Trust?

    Wednesday April 4 - 4:15pm

    Are We Still in This Together? The Death of Parties, the Rise of Tribalism in American Politics and What It Portends for Our Future

    Some have called 2016 “the Facebook election,” and now the company is under the microscope for its role in spreading “fake news” and its responsibilities as a distributor of political information. At the same time, distrust in the traditional news media has hit an all-time high. Join Scott Jennings to explore the rapidly changing information distribution environment, including a new Rand Corporation study called Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life.

    Guest (via Skype): Rebecca Kavanagh, Political Scientist, RAND Corporation and Associate Director of the Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program in RAND's Arroyo Center

  8. Automation and (Un)Employment

    Wednesday April 4 - 4:15pm

    The Politics of Globalization: How Trade Became a Four-Letter Word

    What are the trends and changes upcoming graduates should expect to see in the next decade as they enter the workforce? Susan Lund from the McKinsey Global Institute will share leading research on the shifting landscape of trade and its effect on career opportunities.

    Guest: Dr. Susan Lund, Partner of McKinsey & Company and a leader of the McKinsey Global Institute. As a Ph.D. economist, her research focuses on technology, labor markets, and globalization. Susan is a board director of the National Association of Business Economists and serves on the Economic Advisory Council of the International Financial Corporation. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bretton Woods Committee, and the Conference of Business Economists.

  9. President Trump’s Economic Policy: A Conversation with Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers

    Thursday April 5 - 4:00pm

    The 2018 Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture on International Political Economy
    A Conversation with
    Kevin Hassett
    Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers
    Jason Furman (Moderator)
    Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, HKS

    Introductory Remarks by
    Douglas Elmendorf
    Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

  10. Cybersecurity is More than a Buzzword

    Thursday April 5 - 4:15pm

    Platforms, Networks, and New Power Technology’s Impact on Politics, Policy, and Elections

    Today, almost all essential information is stored online. Everyone from scammers to nation-states are engaged in a constant battle online, and the 2016 election demonstrated unprecedented weaponization of digital information. With more information moving to the cloud, protecting it is essential to our use and trust of technology. Join Geoff Belknap, Slack’s Chief Security Officer, as we explore the challenges of running a global security team, how to think about this new world, and how you might think about a career in this buzzword.

    Guest: Geoff Belknap, Chief Security Officer, Slack

  11. Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Personal Disclosure: Before and Beyond #MeToo

    Thursday April 5 - 4:15pm

    A Mayor for Change: Tackling National Issues at the Local Level

    A Conversation with Democratic Strategist Tracy Sefl, who serves on the Board of Directors for RAINN

     In April of 2017, before #MeToo was a viral hashtag, Mayor Hodges publicly disclosed that she is a survivor of childhood sexual assault. What happened in the aftermath of that disclosure holds stories of great compassion and great ignorance, and presages the current conversation about disclosure, politics, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and systemic change. Mayor Hodges is joined by Democratic strategist Tracy Sefl, who also serves on the Board of Directors for RAINN, the nation's largest sexual assault advocacy organization.

    Guest: Tracy Sefl, Democratic Strategist and Board of Directors for RAINN

  12. “Get Me Roger Stone” Documentary Screening and Q&A with Directors Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, and Morgan Pehme.

    Thursday April 5 - 5:00pm

    LOCATION CHANGE:  this event will now be held in  T-G50.

    The HKS Electoral Politics PIC and Media PIC present a screening and talk with the Directors of “Get Me Roger Stone."