Young, anxious, and fired up to vote

Nearly half of young Americans—and young women in particular—taking part in a national survey by Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics said they had experienced anxiety in the previous 24 hours. And that anxiety is more prevalent among young people who feel the country is headed in the wrong direction. The IOP’s spring 2019 poll also found that young people are more politically engaged than four years ago: 43 percent say they are likely to vote in their primary or caucus in 2020, up from 36 percent in 2015.

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