Past Events

  • 2018 Nov 08

    Post-Election Roundup with Bill Kristol and William Galston

    Registration Closed 4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

    Please join us for a post-election discussion with Bill Kristol and William Galston on Thursday, Nov. 8. In this, their fourteenth biennial debate, Kristol and Galston will be examining the results of the 2018 mid-terms, offering the perspectives of two political philosophers who are participants and shrewd observers, both of them experts gifted with what might be called partisan objectivity. 

    Prof. Harvey Mansfield will moderate. 

    This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required....

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  • 2018 Oct 24

    Unelected Power: A Book Presentation and Discussion with Sir Paul Tucker

    3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland St. Cambridge, MA 02138


    Unelected Power: A Book Presentation and Discussion with Sir Paul Tucker


    Pervasive reliance on technocratic government risks moving us all towards undemocratic liberalism, and a popular backlash. Among technocrats, few reach further than central bankers, who emerged from the financial crisis as a third great pillar of unelected power alongside the judiciary and the military. In his new book ...
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  • 2018 Oct 19

    Edward Conard - PCG Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    The Program on Constitutional Government (PCG) Lunchtime Seminar welcomes Edward Conard for a talk on "What Free Market Conservatives Can Learn from Populism." 

    PCG Seminars are open to the public but RSVP is required. RSVP to pcg@gov.harvard.edu.

    The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University is directed by Prof. Harvey Mansfield. 

     

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  • 2018 Oct 19

    Efren Perez - American Politics Speaker Series

    9:00am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    "People of Color? The Political Origins and Consequences of a New Identity"
     Efren Perez, UCLA

    Abstract: I theorize that identifying as a person of color (POC-ID) is politically meaningful across U.S. racial and ethnic minorities. To this end, I develop a framework clarifying the psychology behind POC-ID, tracing its origins to heightened diversity against a backdrop of persistent intergroup disparities. I test my framework with three parallel survey experiments on African American,...

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  • 2018 Oct 05

    Sharece Thrower - American Politics Speaker Series

    9:00am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    "Legislative Capacity and Executive Discretion"
     Sharece Thrower, Vanderbilt Unversity.

    Click to read an overview of the book being discussed.

    Abstract: In this chapter, we show the consequences of capacity for congressional attempts to rein in executive power. We focus in particular on discretion, i.e. the leeway that Congress grants to executive branch actors...

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  • 2018 Sep 21

    Allison Stanger - PCG Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    The Program on Constitutional Government (PCG) Lunchtime Seminar presents:

    "Whistleblowing as Civil Disobedience: Leaks in the Era of Trump and the Deep State"
    Allison Stanger, Middlebury College

    PCG Seminars are open to the public but RSVP is required. RSVP to pcg@gov.harvard.edu.

    The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University is...

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  • 2018 Sep 21

    Will Howell - American Politics Speaker Series

    9:00am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    "Making a President: Performance, Public Opinion, and Donald J. Trump"
    William Howell, University of Chicago

    Abstract: Presidents routinely issue appeals to the American public. Such appeals, however, are not isolated pleadings. Rather, they are embedded in public performances that are laden with symbolism and ritual. We show that such performances can alter public perceptions of the president, at least temporarily. Members of the public randomly...

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  • 2018 Apr 27

    George Borjas - PCG Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    The Program on Constutional Government (PCG) Lunchtime Seminar presents:

    "We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative"
    George Borjas, Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

    The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University is directed by Harvey Mansfield. PCG Seminar talks are open to the public but RSVP is required. RSVP to ...

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