Democratic Governance

The Ash Center's Democratic Governance Program explores the relationships between democratic governance and the persistence of urgent social problems.

Making Democracy Count

"Democracies around the world are under stress. In this moment, it is critical to work on the challenges to democracy."

Archon Fung

Harvard Votes Challenge

Building a Civic Culture on CampusWoman holds a card that reads "I am a Harvard voter"

Launched in 2018 by the Ash Center and Institue of Politics, Harvard Votes Challenge is a nonpartisan initiative that strives to build a civic culture at Harvard University by increasing voter registration and participation among students, staff, and faculty. Join the Challenge in advance of the 2020 election.