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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The 2015 Richard E. Neustadt and Thomas C. Schelling Awards May 6, 2015 - 4:00pm Mary Robinson, William Nordhaus, David Ellwood
President of Ireland (1990-1997)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002)
The Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University
Chair, Boston Federal Reserve Bank
Tales of a Body Man: What It’s Like to Staff the President April 28, 2015 - 5:30pm Reggie Love, Jay Newton-Small
Former personal aid to President Obama, Reggie Love, joined TIME Washington Correspondent and IOP Spring Fellow, Jay Newton-Small, in conversation at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Mr. Love discussed his past as a personal assistant to President Obama, including stories about campaigning, his...
A public address by Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan April 27, 2015 - 9:15am Shinzō Abe, Joseph Nye, David Ellwood
Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, addressed the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on a range of policy issues affecting his country and Asian community. Prime Minister Abe discussed Japan's history on the world stage, gender equality, and upcoming economic reforms. The Forum was moderated by Dean...