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Speaker Bio: Dr. Stephen Ansolabehere


Dr. Stephen Ansolabehere is a professor of government at Harvard University and served as a co-director of the CatlTech/MIT Voting Project, established in the wake of the 2000 Presidential election to evaluate the current state of the reliability and uniformity of the US voting systems and propose uniform guidelines and requirements for reliable voting and performance. He is an expert on elections, democracy, and the mass media.

Ansolabehere received his PhD in political science from Harvard University in 1989.  He is the author of Going Negative: How Political Advertising Divides and Shrinks the American Electorate (with Shanto Iyengar), which was awarded the Goldsmith Book Prize, and The Media Game: American Politics in the Television Age (with Roy Behr and Shanto Iyengar). In 2003, Ansolabahere was named a Carnegie Scholar for his plans to pursue research on the rise of money in American elections. He is also the recipient of a Harry S. Truman Fellowship.