2020

2020 Oct 08

[Book Talk] Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? with Prof. Alex Keyssar

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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This event concluded on October 08, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

In just over three weeks, millions will head to the polls and elect the president of the United States via an arcane institution that permits the loser of the popular vote to win, and narrows campaigning to just a handful of swing states. In this discussion, Prof. Alex Keyssar will be joined by Prof. Edward Foley and Tova Wang to discuss his new book, why the founders settled on such an institution, it’s persistence over the hundreds of years since, and current efforts to preserve, circumvent, or abolish it.

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2020 Oct 20

Navigating the Rapids: Swing State Secretaries and the 2020 Elections

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

As we approach the final weeks of the election campaign, Secretaries of State - particularly in swing states - face tremendous pressures as they fulfill their responsibilities to provide a smooth, inclusive, and safe election that delivers a trusted result. The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation is privileged to bring together a bipartisan group of secretaries from the key swing states of Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. They will discuss the challenges they are facing, the pressures they are under, and what they are doing to make the November elections...

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2020 Oct 06

Rising: AAPI Engagement and the 2020 Elections

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

This event concluded on October 6, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

The national reckoning on racial inequity, amidst the continued spread of Covid-19, has spurred major efforts to ensure full participation and a strong turnout in November’s elections. This is particularly true among the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community – the fastest growing minority group and a major voting bloc. Join us for a conversation with leading practitioners in the field on the importance and state of current efforts to engage AAPI voters, AAPIs’ role and connection to the Black Lives Matter movement, and the stakes of the upcoming election.... Read more about Rising: AAPI Engagement and the 2020 Elections

2020 Sep 22

A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett on National Voter Registration Day

3:30pm to 4:00pm

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This event concluded on September 22, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

Join Harvard Votes Challenge in celebrating National Voter Registration Day with Valerie Jarrett, businesswoman, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, a board member at When We All Vote, and advocate for equality & justice. David Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, will moderate. This event, supported by the Ash Center for Democratic...

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