The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics is Harvard’s premier arena for political speech, discussion, and debate. And with students fully back on campus this fall, the Forum has been busy hosting leaders in politics, government, business, labor, and the media. As the fall semester comes to a close, let’s take a look back at some of the Forum events from the past few months. 

Honoring our Promises to America’s Heroes: A Conversation with Jon Stewart

In this Veterans Day discussion, comedian and activist Jon Stewart, host of The Problem with Jon Stewart, reflects on his advocacy work for America’s veterans.

Defenders of Democracy: A Conversation with Secretaries of State Brad Raffensperger and Natalie Tennant

Republican Brad Raffensperger, secretary of state of Georgia, and Democrat Natalie Tennant, IOP resident fellow and former secretary of state of West Virginia, have a post-midterms conversation on the integrity of our electoral system and threats to our democracy.

The Rule of Law: A Conversation with Justice Stephen Breyer

Following his retirement from the Supreme Court in June after nearly 28 years, Justice Breyer discusses the state of our judicial system and the rule of law.

Whatever It Takes: A Conversation with Rep. Liz Cheney

Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the vice chair for the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, discusses her work in Congress, the future of the Republican Party, and the state of our democracy.

A Conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke about his unlikely path from TV star to Ukraine’s wartime president and his country’s deadly conflict with Russia.

Browse more past Forum events on the IOP website.

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