Harvard Votes Challenge

  • 2019 Jun 01

    "We Live in Cairo" Act II Series: A Discussion with Soha Bayoumi and Ahmed Ragab

    7:30pm

    Location: 

    American Repertory Theater, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge

    Presented by the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, the Ash Center and the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School, the We Live in Cairo Act II Series invites audience members to remain at the theater following select performances for a curated discussion. The discussions are free and open to ticket-holders of any performance, subject to availability. 

    Join us June 1st after the 7:30pm performance for a conversation with Soha Bayoumi, Allston Burr Resident Dean of Kirkland House, Assistant Dean of Harvard College, and Lecturer in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University; and Ahmed Ragab, Richard T. Watson Associate Professor of Science and Religion at Harvard Divinity School, Affiliate Associate Professor at the Department of the History of Science, and Director of the Science, Religion and Culture Program at Harvard University. 

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  • 2018 Nov 02

    Getting out the Vote with Harvard Votes Challenge

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center foyer, 124 Mt Auburn St, Suite 200N

    Join us for a conversation with Gwen Camp MC/MPA 2019 and Mike Miesen MPP 2019 about the Harvard Votes Challenge, GOTV, and understanding why it can be so hard to turn voters out to the polls. Teresa Acuña, Associate Director of Democratic Governance Programs at Ash will moderate.

    Lunch, as always, will be served.  

    The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students, faculty, fellows, and alumni whose research or other academic work is supported by the Ash Center. The series is a forum to...

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  • 2018 Oct 17

    Levar Stoney and Virginia’s Campaign to Restore Felon Voting Rights

    4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Allison Dining Room, Harvard Kennedy School

    Join Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, for a discussion about the state of voting rights, including the restoration of voting rights for felons. 

    Refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Student Union at the Harvard Kennedy School.

  • 2018 Oct 12

    HUBWeek -- Making Democracy Count: Changing U.S. Voting Culture

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    The Ideas Dome, HubWeek, Boston City Hall Plaza

    This is a past event. We encourage you to watch the event recording below and sign up for our newsletter to be notified about similar events in the future. 

    A persistent and deeply troubling problem of American democracy is low voter participation. The US ranks 28th out 35 OECD countries in voting turnout--55 percent of voting age population in 2016. On the presumption that this is unacceptable, and we want the widest possible participation in American democracy, what would it take to seriously move the needle on this issue, to have 80 percent of Americans voting?  What policies could really work?  What cultural shifts do we need to make? How can new technologies and platforms be best utilized?  How can young people become a new civic generation?... Read more about HUBWeek -- Making Democracy Count: Changing U.S. Voting Culture

  • 2018 Oct 03

    Suppressing the Vote: What it Looks Like, What Led Us Here, & What We Can Do to Fix It

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

    Join us and Harvard's Institute of Politics for an event featuring: 

    • Rev. William J. Barber, II, President & Sr. Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival
    • Laverne Berry, Attorney and Voting Rights Advocate, Producer, Capturing the Flag
    • Alex Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling, Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
    • Brittany Packnett (Moderator), Fall 2018 Resident Fellow, Institute of Politics, Vice President of National Community Alliances & Engagement, Teach For America, Co-Founder, Campaign Zero... Read more about Suppressing the Vote: What it Looks Like, What Led Us Here, & What We Can Do to Fix It
  • 2018 Oct 03

    Special Screening of Capturing the Flag

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Kennedy School, Littauer 140, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA

    Join us and Harvard's Institute of Politics for a screening of special screening of Capturing the Flag, an unexpected story about American Democracy. In the film, a tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - 2016 “posterchild” for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.

    Watch the trailer here: http://www.capturingtheflag.com/trailer/

    Join us after the screening at 6:00 PM in JFK Jr. Forum for an event, "Suppressing the Vote: What it Looks Like, What Led Us Here, & What We Can Do to Fix It."

  • 2018 Oct 03

    Decoding the Ballot Box: Do You Have Questions About Voting in the U.S.?

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    L-166, the IOP Conference Room, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

    Join Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Sara Clark, Senior Partnerships Associate, TurboVote; Carmen Hicks, Product/Research, TurboVote; Caitlin Donnelly, Education Director, Nonprofit VOTE; and Pam Wilmot, Executive Director, Common Cause Massachusetts, for a discussion about the nuances of casting a ballot in the U.S. This talk is for everyone from first-time voters to seasoned political professionals and will cover the voting process from voter registration to election day results.

    This event...

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  • 2018 Sep 25

    National Voter Registration Day -- Harvard Votes Challenge Registration Table

    11:00am to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Wexner Building, Near the Social Stairs (Sunshine Lobby), Harvard Kennedy School

    Join us on National Voter Registration Day to help the Harvard Kennedy School meet our Harvard Votes Challenge goal of registering 90% of eligible students. The Harvard Votes Challenge team will be available to help students sign up as well as answer questions about the Challenge. 

    Harvard Votes Challenge pins, stickers and pizza will be provided. 

  • 2018 Sep 24

    Harvard Votes Challenge Presents: Activating the Youth Vote

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

    Join us and Harvard's Institute of Politics for an event featuring: 

    • Jessica Browning, National Co-Chair, College Republican National Committee
    • David Hogg, Co-Founder, March for Our Lives
    • Johnathan Rangel, Youth Activist with 99Rootz
    • Bria Smith, Representative, Milwaukee Youth Council, Senior at Franklin High School, Milwaukee WI
  • 2018 Sep 18

    Can We Get Everyone to Vote? What Would Happen If We Did?

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    JFK Jr Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

    Join us and Harvard's Institute of Politics for an event featuring: 

    • Cornell Brooks, Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice, Harvard Kennedy School
    • Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
    • Alex Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling, Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
    • Archon Fung (Moderator), Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-...
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