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, theWe 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.
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...
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.