The Harvard Political Review is America’s preeminent undergraduate journal of politics and public policy. The HPR is written and published entirely by Harvard undergraduates, with help from the Institute of Politics. The first issue of the HPR was published in April 1969. The HPR was founded in 1969 by a group of Harvard College undergraduates. The founders envisioned a publication that allowed students to research, write, and edit political commentary in a thoughtful, non-partisan forum. To this day, the HPR does not take magazine-wide editorial positions. While individual articles have distinct viewpoints, the magazine as a whole does not represent any ideology or party.