The John F. Kennedy Jr. 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 has sponsored television and radio programs, film screenings, and theatrical productions.

Upcoming Forums

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  • A public address by
    Bryan Stevenson
    Founder and Executive Director, The Equal Justice Initiative
    MPP, Harvard Kennedy School (1985)
     

  • A  Public Address by
    His Excellency Issoufou Mahamadou
    President, Republic of Niger

    ***This Event is Ticketed***
    Enter the lottery HERE until Monday, March 30, 2015 until 5:00PM.
    Notification will be via email on Tuesday, March 31.
    Ticket pick-up will take place at the Institute of Politics on Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2 between 9:00-5:00PM.  No exceptions.

  • Eric Cantor
    Institute of Politics Spring 2015 Visiting Fellow
    House Majority Leader (2011-2014)
    United States House of Representatives (R-VA) (2001-2014) 

    Shira T. Center
    Politics Editor, The Boston Globe
    Institute of Politics Spring 2014 Resident Fellow

  • John O. Brennan
    Director, Central Intelligence Agency
    Graham T. Allison
    Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
     
    ***This Event is Ticketed***
    Enter the lottery HERE until April 1, 2015 until 5:00PM.
    Notification will be via email on Thursday, April 2.
    Ticket pick-up will take place at the Institute of Politics on Friday, April 3 and Monday April 6 between 9:00-5:00PM.  No exceptions.

  • The 2015 Albert H. Gordon Lecture by:
    Kishore Mahbubani
    Dean and Professor in the Practice of Public Policy , Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

     

  • A panel with:
    Kevin Rudd
    Prime Minister of Australia, (2007-2010, 2013)
    Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
    Anthony Saich
    Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
    Meghan L. O’Sullivan
    Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
    Graham T. Allison (moderator)
    Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
     

  • Jorge Ramos
    Journalist and Author
    Television Anchor for Univision and Fusion

    ***This event is open only to those with valid Harvard ID***