Playing the Part: The Kennedy Senate Simulation


Friday, February 26, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

About the Event

This week the Student Speaker Series highlights the Kennedy Senate Simulation, a fascinating event organized by HKS students. The Simulation--held at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate--put students in the role of sitting United States Senators as they took up substantive policy issues, honed the legislation in committee, and debated on the Senate floor.

Simulation organizers Michael Thng (MPP '16) and Andrew Levine (MPP '17) will debrief their experience running the innaugural Kennedy Senate Simulation, from the event's conception and planning to the execution, and on through to their future plans for this unique event.

About the Series

The Ash Center Student Speaker Series highlights and explores the implications and lessons learned from the research projects or applied learning experiences of Harvard University students supported by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Each week, we invite two students to offer brief remarks on their work, or a response to one another’s work, and then open the table for discussion. The series will take place each Friday at noon in the Ash Center foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North. Lunch will be provided.