Democratic Governance

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

Ranging from voting rights to legislative negotiation, our many research projects, events, and student opportunities span the most pressing issues facing democracies around the globe. 

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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. 

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