His Excellency Issoufou Mahamadou
His Excellency Issoufou Mahamadou, President of Niger, addressed the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on a range of policy issues affecting his country and the African community.
Justice in an Era of Mass Imprisonment
Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of The Equal Justice Initiative, addressed the Forum on a wide range of issues relating to the US criminal justice system.
A Conversation with Eric Cantor
IOP Spring 2015 Visiting Fellow and Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joined The Boston Globe Political Editor, Shira T. Center, in conversation at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.
Politics, Humor & Playing a Terrorist on TV
Comedian and actor Maz Jobrani joined Egyptian television host and Spring 2015 IOP Fellow Bassem Youssef for a conversation on “Politics, Humor & Playing a Terrorist on TV.
Challenges to Democracy: The Future of Policing
Panelists Charles Ramsey, Annise Parker and Phillip Atiba Goff joined moderator David Ellwood, for a panel discussion to reflect on the future of policing in the United States.
The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics is Harvard’s premier arena for political speech, discussion and debate. The Forum regularly hosts heads of state, leaders in politics, government, business, labor and the media.
A living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, the Institute’s mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics.
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Is Social Media Ruining Politics? October 8, 2015 - 6:00pm Nicholas Carr, John Della Volpe, Mindy Finn, Shira Center
A Boston HUBweek Event
Author, The Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us
Contributor for The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Politico
John Della Volpe
Director of Polling, Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
Founder and CEO of SocialSphere, Inc
Founder & President, Empowered Women
Director of New Media, Romney 2008
Shira Center (Moderator)
The Boston Globe, Political Editor
IOP Resident Fellow Spring 2014
THIS FORUM WILL BE RESCHEDULED -- DATE T.B.A. October 13, 2015 - 6:00pm Ashton Carter, Graham Allison
A discussion with:
Secretary of Defense
Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities
Former Chair of International & Global Affairs faculty, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Graham Allison (moderator)
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
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Co-Sponsored by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Dr. Joyce Banda
President of the Republic of Malawi (2012-2014)
Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School
Director of Science, Technology, Globalization at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Democratic Primary Debate Watch Party October 13, 2015 - 9:00pm
The First Democratic Primary Debate
Join us for a Watch Party
On the FORUM Big Screen
Refreshments and snacks will be served!
James B. Duke Professor, Duke University Fuqua School of Business University
Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration, HBS
Harold M. Brierley Professor of Business Administration, HBS
The Conservative Case for Marriage Equality: The Future of Religion and the LGBTQ Movement October 19, 2015 - 6:00pm Andrew Sullivan, Matthew Vines, Margaret Marshall, Dana Born
A panel discussion with:
Chief Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1999-2010)
Senior Counsel, Choate Hall & Stewart
Harvard Graduate School of Education '62 & Yale Law '76
Writer, Editor and Blogger
Harvard Kennedy School, MPA '86
Author, God and the Gay Christian
Founder, The Reformation Project
Dana Born (Moderator)
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Ret. Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force
The Importance of Being Dispensable: Downsizing our Global Ambition October 22, 2015 - 6:00pm Barney Frank
2015 Glauber Lecture by
United States House of Representatives (1981- 2013)
Chairman, House Financial Services Committee (2007–2011)
Harvard College ‘62
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government
Chairman and CEO, NASD (2001 – 2006)