Learning Democracy Research Advisory Committee
  • Mike McDevitt – Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Alan S. Gerber – Professor of Political Science and Fellow, Institute for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University
  • Elisabeth Gidengil – Hiram Mills Professor of Political Science, McGill University
  • Donald P. Green – A. Whitney Griswold Professor of Political Science & Director, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University
  • Rebecca Harris – Assistant Professor, Washington and Lee University
  • Peter Levine – Director, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at the University of Maryland
  • Daniel M. Shea – Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Political Participation, Allegheny College

Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

September 30th 2009
Can a 17-year-old register to vote? It depends
Ventura County Star

"Most Californians register to vote not because a political cause has touched their heart, but rather because they checked a box on a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they received or renewed their driver´┐Żs license."

September 27th 2009
Giving teens a civic voice
The Fayetteville Observer

In January, North Carolina will become the third state to implement FairVote-endorsed youth preregistration.

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.