Ash Center: Harvard Conference on Redistricting Reform


Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 8:30am to 2:30pm


Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

Conference on Redistricting Reform

You are cordially invited to join the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation on November 8, 2017, for a day-long conference on gerrymandering, redistricting, and the fight for American democracy. As the Supreme Court prepares to hear and hand down its decision in the most important case on political gerrymandering in a generation, join us in Harvard Law School's Ames Courtroom for a convening of scholars, practitioners, and activists from around the country, as we seek to understand a path forward on redistricting reform. Our panelists will provide unique insight into the history of gerrymandering, the role of race in redistricting, the current crisis of the Census, and examine the landscape for reform.

Below, you can find a schedule of the day's events. As speakers, panels, and more details become available we'll update the conference webpage here.

The conference is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. You can register and receive a ticket via Eventbrite. To register, click here. 


8:30: Coffee and light breakfast
9:15: Welcome
9:45: Gerrymandering: A Tortuous History
10:45: Race and Redistricting
12:00: Redistricting Through a Partisan Lens (lunch to be provided)
1:30: The Crisis of the Census
2:30: The Landscape of Reform: Issues and States