2019-20 Events

event participants at a table
Advocacy for Policy Change: Present and Defend

April 28, 2020

The students of Advocacy for Policy Change (LGLS 161b) tried to persuade the audience to vote for their bills, which were currently being considered by the Massachusetts Legislature.

Young Political Leadership: An ENACT Forum

March 10, 2020

A discussion of the challenges and opportunities for young people in politics, and the politics and political advocacy careers of four young state legislators: state Sen. Diana DiZoglio of Massachusetts, state Rep. Quentin "Q" Phipps of Connecticut, state Rep. Maria Duaime Robinson of Massachusetts and state Rep. Harold "Trey" Stewart III of Maine. Pictured (l-r): DiZoglio, Phipps, Robinson, Stewart
headshots of four political leaders

Voting and Democracy in 2020 and Beyond

March 9, 2020

An event about the increased focus on voter engagement, voter access and voter suppression at the local, state and national levels in the United States in recent years, with a particular focus on voter registration and participation on college campuses. The event included a panel discussion of these and related issues featuring elected officials.

  • Panelists: Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards; Massachusetts state Sen. Becca Rausch ’01.

  • Moderator: Jay Kaufman ’68, MA’73, founding director, Beacon Leadership Collaborative; former member, Massachusetts House of Representatives; board member, Ethics Center.

  • Introductory Remarks: John Shattuck, board chair, Ethics Center; professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; senior fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.