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The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum is Harvard University’s premier arena for political speech, discussion and debate. Located at the heart of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Forum regularly hosts heads of state; leaders in politics, government, business, labor and the media; academics; community organizers; and artists. In addition to speeches, debates and panel discussions on pressing issues, the Forum regularly sponsors television and radio programs, film screenings, and theatrical productions. All Forum events include lively and provocative question and answer sessions between Forum speakers and students, faculty and the public–unscripted, exciting exchanges where the Forum comes alive. 

Click below to learn about upcoming Forums, as well as explore over thirty years of Forum videos in our extensive archive, including landmark appearances by President Clinton, Caesar Chavez, Nancy Pelosi, Kofi Annan, Condoleezza Rice, Newt Gingrich, and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.