Established in 1966 as a memorial to President Kennedy, Harvard's Institute of Politics has inspired generations of leaders to lead lives of purpose by committing themselves to the practice of politics and governing. Its John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, one of the world's premier arenas for political speech, discussion, and debate, has hosted many presidential candidates and U.S. presidents over the past five decades.
Walter Mondale was the Democratic nominee for president in 1984, after serving as Jimmy Carter's vice president in 1976-1980 and running mate in the 1980 presidential election. He's pictured here in the JFK Jr. Forum in 1982. Watch his discussion about presidential politics and the media on November 10, 1987 with Andrea Mitchell here: http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/presidential-politics-and-press
Vice President Joe Biden spoke in the JFK Jr. Forum on October 2, 2014
Senator John McCain, 2008 Republican nominee for president, discussed campaign finance reform and bipartisanship in the JFK Jr. Forum in April 2014
Learn more about Harvard's Institute of Politics and watch more conversations: http://iop.harvard.edu/