Past Events

  • 2017 Apr 27

    James Campbell - Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America

    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    K262 CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    Please join us for the CAPS Seminar with James Campbell, who will be speaking about his latest book, Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America. 

    James E. Campbell is a UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He is the author of four university press books and more than 80 journal articles and book chapters. His most recent book is Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America (Princeton University Press). The second edition of his book...

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  • 2017 Apr 21

    CAPS/Harris Poll on Budget and Taxes

    (All day)

    April 20, 2017

    New Harvard CAPS – Harris Poll looks at public opinion on taxes, the Trump administrations first budget, and foreign policy on Syria and North Korea.

    The third monthly Harvard CAPS – Harris Poll, released this week in conjunction with The Hill, finds low approval ratings among registered voters for the U.S. tax system and continued focus by voters on the need to stimulate the economy and jobs as the top priority for the administration and its proposed budget for 2018. The findings also show that most voters (60%) approve of President...

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  • 2017 Apr 06

    Artist talk & reception with Oscar Palacio and Robin Kelsey

    4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    K262 CGIS Kanfel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    Please join us for a talk with artist Oscar Palacio and Robin Kelsey, in conjunction with Palacio's exhibition, American History, Re-Visited, currently on view at the Center for American Political Studies. This talk will be followed by a reception at 5:30 on the 4th floor of CGIS Knafel, where Palacio's work is on exhibit. 

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  • 2017 Mar 31

    Political Analytics 2017 - March, 31st

    (All day)

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Video of this event is available HERE

    Political Analytics 2017 is a one-day conference at Harvard University featuring top minds from media, politics, and academics. We are starting an exciting conversation about the growing role of data and analytics in determining the winners and losers in politics. This unique event will highlight and showcase how emerging...

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  • 2017 Feb 22

    CAPS/Harris Poll on the Trump Administration

    (All day)

    February 22, 2017

    A nationwide poll of 2,148 registered voters by Harvard University’s Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) and the Harris Poll reveals a strong yearning for compromise and bi-partisanship after a tumultuous honeymoon period for the Trump administration. More than 2 in 3 registered voters (68%) believe President Trump should compromise on his agenda and work together with Congress, and nearly 3 in 4 registered voters (73%) feel Democrats should look to cooperate with President Trump and his administration to make deals on the issues they support,...

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  • 2016 Nov 29

    CAPS Inaugural Poll

    (All day)

    Harvard CAPS Inaugural Poll Reveals What the American Public Wants the New President and the New Congress to Address

    November 29, 2016

    Harvard University’s Center for American Politics (CAPS) launches a monthly poll series with its first post election survey. The inaugural CAPS poll, conducted November 18-21, 2016, examines public attitudes about on wide range of issues facing the new Administration and the new Congress, including immigration, trade, taxes, health care, job creation, crime, family leave, lobbying reform, and building America’s...

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  • 2016 Nov 10

    Post-Election Roundup with Bill Kristol, William Galston, and commentator Susan Shell

    Registration Closed 4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

    Please join CAPS and the Program on Constitutional Government for a Post-Election Roundup discussion with Bill Kristol and William Galston, commentator Susan Shell, moderated by Harvey Mansfield. 

    Bill Kristol and William Galston will be meeting on this occasion for the thirteenth time in their much anticipated biennial debate, offering the perspectives of two political philosophers who are participants and shrewd observers, both of...

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  • 2016 Nov 07

    Michael Dukakis

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    The 2016 Presidential Election: What's at Stake?

    A conversation with Michael Dukakis, presented by the Program on U.S. - Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Co-sponosored by the Center for American Political Studies (CAPS). 

    Michael Dukakis
    Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Northeastern...

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  • 2016 Nov 02

    CAPS Seminar with Christopher Beneke

    6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    Civil Evasions: Slavery, the Founders, and Rules of Religious Tolerance

    Join us for the CAPS Seminar with Christopher Beneke as he presents his talk, "Civil Evasions: Slavery, the Founders, and Rules of Religious Tolerance."

    This talk is free and open to the public.

    Chris Beneke is associate professor of History at Bentley University. He is the author of Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism (Oxford, 2006), and co-editor of The First Prejudice: Religious Tolerance and Religious Intolerance in Early...

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  • 2016 Oct 27

    Pre-Election Panel with Jill Lepore, Morris Fiorina, and Steve Ansolabehere

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    Please join CAPS for a Pre-Election Panel discussion with Jill Lepore and Morris Fiorina led by CAPS Faculty Director Stephen Ansolabehere on the upcoming U.S. presidential election. 

    Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker. A prize-winning professor, she teaches classes in evidence, historical methods, humanistic inquiry, and American history. Much of her scholarship explores absences and asymmetries in the historical record, with a...

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