Past Events

  • 2018 Apr 04

    CAPS/Harris Poll on Gun Control, Trade, and Foreign Policy

    (All day)

    April 4, 2018
     

    March 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll shows that Americans favor the Second Amendment but also seek federal legislation to curb gun violence.

    Voters support trade policy in principle, but wonder if current agreements do more harm than good. For American voters, tariffs may be a risky, but necessary means to better trade deals.

    Poll looks deeply at Foreign Policy and the administration.

    Political Climate

    President Trump’s approval shows...

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  • 2018 Mar 30

    Eva Brann - PCG Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

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

    "Compromise, Good and Bad"
    Eva Brann, Former Dean, St. John's College

    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 Mar 28

    Brandice Canes-Wrone - American Politics Speaker Series

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    S354, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

    "Campaign Contributions, Judicial Elections, and State Supreme Court Decisions"
    Brandice Canes-Wrone, Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs and Professor of Politics, Princeton University

    This talk is part of the American Politics Speaker Series, organized by Prof. Jon Rogowski and sponsored by the Harvard Department of Government and the Cener for American Political Studies (CAPS). This event is free and open to the public...

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  • 2018 Mar 09

    Gregory Weiner - PCG Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

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

    "Madison on Consitutional Interpretation"
    Gregory Weiner, Associate Professor of Political Science, Assumption College

    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@...

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  • 2018 Mar 07

    Jeffrey Segal - American Politics Speaker Series

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    K262 CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    "Are Supreme Court Justices Merely “Legislators in Robes”?"
    Jeffrey Segal, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Stony Brook University

    Abstract: We evaluate the claim that Supreme Court justices act like legislators in robes by: (1) comparing unidimensional ideal-point estimations of Congressional and Supreme Court decision making, (2) explicitly tying the Supreme Court’s votes on judicial review of federal legislation to Congressional roll call votes on the same...

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  • 2018 Feb 28

    CAPS/Harris Poll on the State of the Union

    (All day)

    February 22, 2018
     

    The February 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll shows a rise in Presidential approval to 45% after the State of the Union address.

    The February 2018 poll by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard (CAPS) and The Harris Poll looks at public opinion on the state of the country and the President’s policy proposals following the State of the Union Address. The poll features topical deep dives on immigration, the Special Counsel's Russia probe, the "Me Too" movement,...

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  • 2018 Feb 21

    Julia Payson - American Politics Speaker Series

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    "Cities in the Statehouse: How Local Governments Use Lobbyists to Secure State Funding"
    Julia Payson, Assistant Professor of Politics, NYU

    Abstract: What happens when local governments hire lobbyists? Although intergovernmental lobbying is common in the U.S. and other federal systems, we know little about its consequences. Using newly compiled data on state-level lobbying across the country, I establish a positive association between city lobbying and state funding. I...

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  • 2018 Feb 16

    Glenn Loury & John McWhorter - PCG Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

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

    "The Development Narrative Versus the Bias Narrative: Persistent Racial Inequality in the 2ast Century"
    Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences, Brown University
    John McWhorter, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

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  • 2018 Feb 09

    R. Shep Melnick - PCG Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    K354, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

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

    "From Opportunity to Stereotypes: The Transformation of Title IX"
    R. Shep Melnick, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Professor of American Politics, Boston College

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

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  • 2018 Jan 31

    R. Shep Melnick - American Politics Speaker Series

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

    "Why Has Title IX Become So Controversial?"
    R. Shep Melnick, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Professor of American Politics, Boston College

    Abstract: The original objective of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was to provide equal educational opportunity to women and girls. As the doors of...

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