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A weekly podcast recorded live in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School.

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A weekly podcast recorded live in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School.

    Election 2020 Preview

    Election 2020 Preview

    On this episode of The Forum Podcast, we go back into the archives from this semester to feature a conversation about Election 2020 with a bipartisan panel of political strategists and journalists to break down the race.
    This podcast will give an update on the state of the 2020 presidential primary from experts including Reggie Hubbard, Strategist at MoveOn, Scott Jennings, IOP Resident Fellow S’18, Robby Mook, IOP Visiting Fellow ’17-‘18, Alice Stewart, CNN Political commentator, moderated by IOP Senior Fellow Dan Balz.
    This conversation was recorded live in the JFK Jr. Forum on April 16, 2019.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Andrew Gillum and Aisha Moodie-Mills

    Andrew Gillum and Aisha Moodie-Mills

    This week we have a bonus episode of The Forum Podcast featuring IOP Resident Fellows Mayor Andrew Gillum and Aisha Moodie-Mills.
    This conversation was recorded in April 2019 when Aisha and Mayor Gillum took the stage in the JFK Jr. Forum to open the Black Policy Conference “Affirming Blackness - Protest, Passion and Policy.
    Moodie-Mills and Gillum served as opening keynote speakers and discussed what true democracy and fearless leadership look like, and the diversity and grassroots energy that are transforming American politics.

    • 59 min
    The Mueller Investigation

    The Mueller Investigation

    This week on The Forum Podcast, we are joined by an all-star panel who break down the latest in the Mueller Investigation and take a deep dive into presidential investigations past and present.
    Lynn Sweet, Washington Bureau Chief of the Chicago Sun-Times moderated this discussion on the state of Presidential investigations, the Mueller Report and the media’s coverage with Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent of New York Times, IOP Resident Spring ’19 Fellows Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), and Michael Zeldin.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Doris Kearns Goodwin & David Gergen

    Doris Kearns Goodwin & David Gergen

    This week on The Forum Podcast, a conversation on presidential leadership with presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin and the Harvard Kennedy School's David Gergen.






     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Senator Jeff Flake

    Senator Jeff Flake

    This week on The Forum Podcast: former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
    Senator Flake served in the House of Representatives for 12 years, and in the Senate for six. This was Senator Flake's first appearance in the Forum, and he spoke to his tenure as Arizona’s representative in the House and Senate and discussed his new endeavor to find ‘common ground’ among Americans in this next chapter of his career in public service. The conversation was co-hosted with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Democracy Entrepreneurship Conference and was moderated by Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. The Forum will also featured questions about the 2020 election, Arizona politics, the #MeToo movement, and more from students and members of the Harvard community. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Don Lemon

    Don Lemon

    News junkies around the country tune in each night to catch Don spar with political pundits and policymakers on CNN Tonight, which he anchors weekdays during prime-time.Friday night at the IOP, we turned the tables on Don by asking him to trade the anchor desk for the interview chair. What followed was a frank and wide-ranging conversation, co-moderated by Aisha Moodie-Mills, IOP Spring Resident Fellow ‘19, and Sam Kessler ‘19, a Harvard student and former Harvard Political Review president. Lemon also took several questions from the JFK JR. Forum audience in attendance.We titled the conversation: "Race, Media, and Politics." It was a timely and relevant conversation topic and a critical dialogue to be engaged in, as we conclude Black History Month and enter a Presidential election cycle.

    • 50 min

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