Past Events

  • 2018 Dec 03

    CAPS/Harris Poll on the post-Midterms political landscape

    (All day)

    December 3, 2018
     

    The midterms, a forward look to 2020, views on Congress and the Russia investigation are addressed in the November 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll. The poll was conducted November 26-27, 2018 among 1,407 registered voters.

    Political Climate and Midterm Response

    President Trump’s approval rating – currently 46% -- has remained steady in the mid-40s since early in 2018. Trump continues to be credited with his work on the economy (56% approve), fighting terrorism (55...

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  • 2018 Nov 30

    Heather Mac Donald - PCG Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    The Program on Constitutional Government (PCG) Lunchtime Seminar welcomes Heather Mac Donald for a talk on "The Diversity Delusion." 

    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 Nov 30

    Dawn Teele - American Politics Speaker Series

    9:00am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    "The Gender Gap in the Past"
    Dawn Teele, University of Pennsylvania. 

    Abstract: How does electoral reform influence the fortunes of political parties? This paper examines the effect of introducing female voters in five of the first countries to enfranchise women -- Norway, Sweden, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Drawing on historical tracts and theories of the political economy of the household, we argue that high female labor force participation and...

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  • 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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