fbpx VIRTUAL Book talk with Richard Hasen, author of "Election Meltdown" | Harvard Kennedy School
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Date and Location

March 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Virtual Event



The Ash Center invites you to a book talk with Richard Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine -- and author of "Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy." Ash Center Democracy Fellow Tova Wang will moderate. 

Written before the current coronavirus pandemic, Election Meltdown, has taken on an even deeper meaning.  Hasen will talk about the major new challenges the virus is creating for the elections of 2020 and what election officials can do, all on top of the significant issues revealed in the 2016 and 2018 elections.  These include efforts at voter suppression, incompetence in administration, and of course the vulnerability of US election systems to foreign interventions of misinformation and cyberattacks.  All of these affect the critical issue of Americans having trust in our democratic system, and Hasen has a wide and deep knowledge to bring to this discussion.

How to Join the Virtual Event   

Via Computer

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Via Phone 

Join by telephone (use either number to dial in)        +1 929 436 2866        +1 669 900 6833 International numbers available: https://harvard.zoom.us/u/acCmjrIMHS

Speakers and Presenters

​Rick Hasen