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Redistricting and Representation

NOV
8
Wednesday, November 8, 2017  
House of the Academy, Cambridge

Reception at 5:00 PM
Program at 6:00 PM
Stated Meeting
One of the most salient issues facing the founders of the United States in the 1780s was determining how the citizens of the individual states would be represented in the new national government. Now, in November 2017 – one year after the presidential election and with increased interest in questions of district boundaries, demographics, representation, and voter suppression – the American Academy of Arts and Sciences will convene a discussion of experts to explore what we know about how Americans vote, how districts are drawn, and how these processes might be improved. This public program will bring a set of distinct disciplinary perspectives to bear on the discussions around how our current system of electoral districts represents (or fails to represent) Americans and their interests. 

Featuring:

Moon Duchin (Associate Professor of Mathematics, Tufts University), Panelist
Jamal Greene (Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School), Panelist
Gary King (Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor, Harvard University), Panelist
The Honorable Patti B. Saris (Chief Judge, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts), Moderator
Please register to attend.
    

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