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American Democracy Forum

The American Democracy Forum focuses on the study of the principles of the American founding and the debate and conversation over the place of those principles in the practice of democracy in the United States. Forum activities include postdoctoral teaching and research fellowships, summer seminars for middle and high school teachers, conferences, a speakers' series in the Political Science Department, and undergraduate essay prizes.

Elections Research Center

The Elections Research Center fosters cutting edge academic analysis of national and state elections to further the scholarly understanding of factors that influence voter decision-making and election outcomes. It continues a long tradition of excellence in elections-related study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.