Past Events

  • 2016 Sep 30

    PCG Lunchtime Seminar: Jeb Bush

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room, S020, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

    The Program on Constitutional Government presents a talk with Jeb Bush on "Conservative Policy Solutions for 21st Century Problems." Jeb Bush was a Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 election, and the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999-2007.

    Please rsvp to pcg@gov.harvard.edu. Seating is limited.

  • 2016 Apr 15

    Sexual Harassment and the Evolving Civil Rights State

    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Room K450, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

    Please join us for the CAPS Seminar with Shep Melnick as he presents a chapter from his upcoming book, "Sexual Harassment and the Evolving Civil Rights State." The chapter is available for download here.

    Shep Melnick is the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics...

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  • 2016 Apr 01

    Political Analytics Conference 2016

    10:00am to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street*

    *This event has concluded, to see video of the conference please click here.*

    The 21st century has seen a rapid influx of big data, computation, and analytical reasoning transform almost every walk of life. 2016 promises to be the year when data analysis reaches new...

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  • 2016 Mar 04

    What happened? A tale of two Americas, 1900 - 2000

    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    K450, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

    Please join us for the CAPS Seminar with Robert Putnam as he speaks from his forthcoming book, "What happened? A tale of two Americas, 1900 - 2000."

    Measures of material well-being in America (e.g., per capita income; life expectancy) rose monotonically and mostly linearly throughout the 20th century. By contrast, measures of major aspects of American society, politics, and economics from 1900 to today following a puzzling, but uniform pattern - rising strongly and steadily from about 1900 to about 1970, then falling strongly and steadily from about 1970 to today....

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  • 2016 Feb 17

    Tocqueville Lecture with Bruce Western, in conversation with Stephen Tourlentes

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Lecture in Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street - Reception on the 4th floor of CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street

    Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 17th for the Center for American Political Studies Tocqueville Lecture given by Prof. Bruce Western, in conversation with artist Stephen Tourlentes about the current state of the U.S. prison system. 

    4:00 – 5:00pm, Lecture in Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street
    5:00 – 6:00pm, Reception on the 4th floor of CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street

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  • 2016 Feb 12

    The Koch Effect: The Impact of a Cadre-Led Network on American Politics

    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Room K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    In Washington, DC and the states, Republicans push unpopular policies – and sometimes also oppose legislation favored by prominent business groups. Why is that? New research highlights resource shifts on the U.S. right and the growing influence of the Koch network, a coordinated set of big donors, lobbying groups, and constituency organizations that now rivals America’s political parties.

    Please join us for the CAPS Seminar with Theda Skocpol and Alex Hertel-Fernandez as they present ...

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  • 2015 Sep 11

    CAPS Seminar

    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    K262, CGIS Knafel Building

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