October 8, 2020
1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
Henry and Bryna David Lecture
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As we celebrate passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, we are reminded that the fight for equaility is not over and that voting is as important as ever.
Join us on October 8th at 1:00 p.m. as Dr. Sunshine Hillygus, political scientist from Duke University, gives the annual Henry and Bryna David Lecture in the behavioral and social sciences. Dr. Hillygus will address what we know from research on increasing voter turnout among youth and evaluate the barriers and opportunities for young people to participate in this important part of our democracy.
Dr. Hillygus has published widely on the topics of American political behavior, campaigns and elections, survey methods, public opinion, and information technology and politics. She is co-author of Making Young Voters: Converting Civic Attitudes into Civic Action (Cambridge University Press, 2020), The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008) and The Hard Count: The Social and Political Challenges of the 2000 Census (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006). She is director of the Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology and co-director of the Polarization Lab. From 2003-2009, she taught at Harvard University, where she was the Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government and founding director of the Program on Survey Research.