Armed with a grant from the President’s Administrative Innovation Fund, the Institute of Politics and the Ash Center are launching a robust new Harvard Votes Challenge for the 2020 elections. As part of the effort, this year students will enter campus life and civic life simultaneously—registering to vote at the same time they get their student IDs and dorm keys. Organizers are seeking to inspire 100 percent of eligible student voters across all 12 degree-granting Harvard schools to participate in the 2020 election.

America’s Trends, Tribes, and Political Battles After the U.S. Midterm Elections

Nancy Gibbs, visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice of Press, Politics, and Public Policy and former editor in chief of TIME, explores the political landscape and answers callers’ questions on these crucial elections.

The history of elections in the United States is long, complex and fascinating. In this video, Professor Alex Keyssar shares three things you may not have known about U.S. elections, and after watching you may find your thinking on the subject has changed

Why presidents fail and how they can succeed again

In her new book,‘Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again,’ Elaine Kamarck is looking to help future presidents understand the past, so they aren't doomed to repeat it. Using Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Barack Obama as examples, she argues that president's must balance policy, communication, and implementation evenly to succeed.

President George W. Bush

Political ethics: Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor?

On an episode of PolicyCast, Lecturer Chris Robichaud takes us through a new case study exploring the question of whether NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was justified in leaking classified materials exposing the breadth of the U.S. government’s surveillance activities. 

Edward Snowden