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The Electoral College Open Questions, Paths Forward

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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One event on August 4, 2020 at 9:00 am

Few institutions are as important to shaping the future of the United States as the electoral college. Please join Professor Lawrence Lessig and the Harvard Law & Policy Review on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 for a series of conversations and presentations at Harvard Law School regarding the historical and philosophical foundations of the electoral college, as well as potential avenues to amend the institution in the current political climate. Through the conference, we hope to bring together scholars, policymakers, and advocates.

The conference will begin on the evening of Friday, October 18th with a welcome reception and a preview of the discussions to come. The programming on Saturday, October 19th will include four panels. The two morning panels—chaired by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Alex Keyssar and Ohio State Law Professor Edward Foley—will focus on forthcoming books regarding the development of the electoral college over time and the foundations of this institution. The afternoon panels—chaired by University of California-Irvine School of Law Professor Rick Hasen and New York University Law Professor Sam Issacharoff—will address the National Popular Vote compact and the role, as well as the allocation, of electors. Lunch will be served and keynote presentations will be made in the middle of the day by political consultant Stuart Stevens and Professor Lessig.

Please note that this event is open to the public. Registration is, however, required.


October 19, 2019
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Milstein East & West


Harvard Law & Policy Review