John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum’s new online library boasts cutting-edge format

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The Institute of Politics (IOP) has launched a new John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum website featuring discussions and events from the JKF Jr. Forum – and all of it is searchable and downloadable content available to the public. The Forum’s new online home allows visitors to fully enjoy more than three decades of event programming, now offered in a format compatible for almost any device.

The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, managed by the IOP, is Harvard’s premier arena for political speech, discussion and debate, the Forum regularly offers opportunities for learning and engagement with the biggest names in politics and public service.

“We call it ‘the sixth course,’” said Rebecca Hummel, MPP 2007 and State Department Senior Advisor, Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan/Pakistan. “The Forum events, the lunchtime talks, the seminars at the research centers – I’ve heard every kind of leader speak at Harvard Kennedy School. I don’t think you get that at any other school.”

In the past year, the Forum has hosted former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, actor Cuba Gooding Jr., Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, founding PayPal CEO Peter Thiel, and Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang and many other leaders. Recently, the Institute has also worked in conjunction with HKS’ Alumni Affairs office to take the Forum “On the Road” and offer events in major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles in March for a discussion on the 2012 presidential race.