Events

Join us for events throughout the semester as we work to meet our goal of registering 90% of eligible HKS student to vote. 
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 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 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 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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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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