Dozens of the biggest political advisers and journalists from the 2016 election will visit Harvard’s Institute of Politics this week to debrief on the most divisive presidential campaign in recent history.There's more:
Campaign managers for both President-elect Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are slated to speak at the two-day IOP event called “Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2016,” which will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Controversial right-wing media mogul and Trump’s chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon will also be on campus over the course of the two-day event, though a draft of the agenda did not include him among the list of speakers.
The Kennedy School has hosted a similar event after every presidential election since 1972, Interim IOP Director Bill Delahunt wrote in a statement to The Crimson. This year’s will feature a host of prominent political strategists and journalists, including CNN anchor Jake Tapper, Snapchat head of news Peter Hamby, and political statistician Nate Silver. The speakers will discuss the strategies of both presidential campaigns, the media’s role in politics, and the results of November’s election.
In an interview last week, Lauren Rourke, one of the authors of a New York Times letter signed by more than 1,000 female graduates of Harvard Business School condemning Bannon’s appointment, said she thought Harvard should not invite Bannon to speak on campus. She did not know about the IOP event at the time.Stay tuned: the special snowflakes at Harvard may have a mental breakdown from seeing Steve Bannon in person.