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John Della Volpe

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Wake Up Millennials

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 3:40 PM

In 2008, Millennials (i.e., voters under the age of 30) in the United States were largely responsible for nominating and electing a president. Three years later, young people helped change the world as tens of thousands banded together, organized themselves, became Time's Person of the Year and helped usher democracy...

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Will 2010 Be the Year of the Non-Youth Vote?

(17) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 12:42 PM

For more than a decade, our Harvard Institute of Politics study group of undergraduate students has been meeting regularly to survey and discuss their generation's involvement in American politics. While some semesters the data were more encouraging than others, the overarching narrative of the last ten years has...

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Where Obama Should Invest Now

(17) Comments | Posted September 15, 2010 | 3:28 PM

Talking recently with Russian scholar Gregory Asmolov about Ushahidi's latest efforts in Russia with the wild fires got me thinking. If a handful of social entrepreneurs from Kenya could create an open-source "social mapping" platform that successfully tracks and sheds light on violence in Kenya, earthquake response in...

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Will America Heed Millennials' Call?

(2) Comments | Posted March 15, 2010 | 1:08 PM

For more than a decade, I have been honored to collaborate with hundreds of talented students and to direct the polling for Harvard's Institute of Politics. And thanks to my friends Erin Ashwell (Harvard '02) and Trevor Dryer (Harvard '02), in 2000, we launched the first research project...

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