Past Events

  • 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 Aug 27

    CAPS/Harris Poll on Technology, Crime and Policing

    (All day)

    August 27, 2018
     

    The Russia investigation, White House leaks, and government security clearances are addressed in the August 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll.

    Political Climate

    President Trump’s approval rating remains steady in the face of scandal. For the seventh straight month, the president’s approval rating – currently at 46% -- is in the mid-40s according to the latest public policy poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll conducted...

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  • 2018 Jul 27

    CAPS/Harris Poll on Foreign Policy and the Supreme Court

    (All day)

    July 28, 2018
     

    Foreign policy, the Russia investigation, and the Supreme Court are addressed in the July 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll.

    Political Climate

    The latest public policy poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll was conducted July 24-25, 2018, among 1,323 registered voters in the United States.

    President Trump’s job approval this month is 45%, remaining stable in the mid 40s for over the past six months. The President’s...

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  • 2018 Jun 28

    CAPS/Harris Poll on Immigration and Foreign Policy

    (All day)

    June 28, 2018
     

    Immigration, North Korea, trade & tariffs, and the Russia investigation are addressed in the June 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll.

    Political Climate

    At 47%, Donald Trump’s approval is the highest it’s been in over a year, and has been trending up steadily since March of 2018. The President’s approval on specific issues has also seen a bump – approval numbers on stimulating jobs (58%), his handling of the economy (57%), fighting terrorism (57%), foreign affairs (47%),...

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  • 2018 May 29

    CAPS/Harris Poll on the Special Investigation, Trade and Foreign Policy

    (All day)

    May 29, 2018
     

    The Special Counsel investigation, gun control, trade with China, and North Korea among the issues addressed in the May 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll.

    Political Climate

    In the latest public policy survey by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll, conducted May 21-22, among 1,347 registered voters, President Trump’s job approval remains steady at 45%. Like previous months of the poll, voters credit Trump in his handling of the...

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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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  • 2018 Apr 27

    CAPS/Harris Poll on The Special Investigation, North Korea, and Syria

    (All day)

    April 27, 2018
     

    The Special Counsel investigation, James Comey’s actions, North Korea and Syria are addressed in the April 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll.

    Political Climate

    In the public policy survey conducted in April among 1,549 registered voters by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll, President Trump’s job approval remains steady at 44%. Like previous months of the poll, voters credit Trump in his handling of the economy (54% approve),...

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  • 2018 Apr 25

    Ian Turner - American Politics Speaker Series

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    "Reviewing Procedure vs. Judging Substance: The Scope of Review and Bureaucratic Policymaking"
    Ian Turner, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University

    Abstract:
    How does the scope of review affect bureaucratic policymaking incentives? To explore this question, I consider a simple policymaking environment in which an expert agency develops policy that is upheld or overturned by an overseer who may have different policy goals. The agency can affect the quality...

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  • 2018 Apr 20

    Nick Eberstadt - PCG Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    The Program on Constitutional Government (PCG) presents:

    "Men Without Work"
    Nick Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Econmy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

    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 pcg@gov.harvard.edu....

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  • 2018 Apr 11

    Costas Panagopoulos - American Politics Speaker Series

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    "Does Corporate Political Giving Affect Consumer Behavior? Results from Survey and Field Experiments"
    Costas Panagopoulos, Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University

    Abstract: To what extent do consumers’ preferences change when they learn about firms’ partisan allegiances? We address this question by conducting a series of experiments in which Democrats and Republicans were presented...

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