Can We Get Everyone to Vote? What Would Happen If We Did?

Archon Fung
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation, Center for Public Leadership

Cornell Brooks
Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice, Harvard Kennedy School
Alex Keyssar
Matthew W. Stirling, Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Kathryn Sikkink
Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe, Harvard University
Archon Fung (Moderator)
Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, Harvard Kennedy School


Panelists Cornell Brooks, Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice at Harvard Kennedy School, Alex Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and Kathryn Sikkink, the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School joined moderator Archon Fung, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government at Harvard Kennedy School, for a discussion on how to increase voter participation rates and the implications of doing so.  The panelists discussed a wide range of strategies from changing the electoral system and voting laws to creating a positive culture of civic engagement.