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The Hart Leadership Program and POLIS Announce New Fellowship, Apply Now!

HLP Director, & Bass professor of public policy and history, Gunther Peck, and POLIS Research Director. & associate professor of public policy, Deondra Rose, are delighted to announce a new fellowship for non PPS majors, up to four Democracy Fellows, who will collaborate with Political Engagement Project (PEP) fellows in supporting the political and leadership…

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Immigrant Dreams, American Realities' Impressive Student Deliverables

This year, students in the online “Immigrant Dreams, American Realities” course taught by HLP Director Gunther Peck learned about the history of migration to the United States and conducted research on historical immigration topics of their choosing. Students created a set of public-facing deliverables to communicate their learning to the outside world. Some of these…

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Elections in a Pandemic: Transportation Access, Voter Disinformation, and the Mobilization of College Students

This past year, the “Elections in a Pandemic” Bass Connections student research team researched and implemented innovative strategies to increase voter participation in the 2020 election. While ten student teams operated in different focus areas, three in particular stood out for their work which went above and beyond. The Transportation team, consisting of Grant Lyerly…

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