Harvard University: The 2016 and 2018 Elections

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The Program on Constitutional Government: “The 2016 and 2018 Elections: Blip or Paradigm Shift?”


The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard, a JMC partner program, will host Ben Ginsberg for a lunchtime lecture on the distinctive features of the 2016 and 2018 elections.

Friday, December 6, 2019 • 12:00 PM
CGIS Knafel Building, Room 354 • Harvard University

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Ben Ginsberg is a nationally known political law advocate with 30 years of experience representing participants in the political process. He represents them on a variety of election law and regulatory issues, including those involving federal and state campaign finance laws, ethics and gifts rules, pay-to-play laws, election administration, government investigations, redistricting, communications law, and election recounts and contests. He has served as national counsel to the Bush-Cheney presidential campaigns in the 2004 and 2000 election cycles and played a central role in the 2000 Florida recount. In 2012 and 2008, he served as national counsel to the Romney for President campaign.

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The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University was founded in 1985 by Harvey Mansfield and William Kristol, and has been guided since then by Mansfield and R. Shep Melnick of Boston College. The Program promotes the study of the U.S. Constitution and its principles, combining the fields of political theory and American government. It brings visiting professors to Harvard, invites guest speakers, and supports postdoctoral fellowships. The Program also seeks to improve the access of Harvard students to political debate by ensuring that the principle of diversity is not confined to favored classes of Americans, but extended to political opinion, since it is the interest of all that both sides be heard.

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