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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Alexander Keyssar

Alexander Keyssar is the Matthew W. Stirling, Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, specializing in the relationship between historical dynamics and contemporary policy decisions. He is the author of several works of nonfiction, including Out of Work: The First Century of Unemployment in Massachusetts and The Way of the Ship: America’s Maritime History Reenvisioned 1600-2000. The Right To Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States, which traces the history, development, and legacy of voting as a right in the United States, was deemed a best book in U.S. history by both the American Historical Association and the Historical Society, and was also a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the Francis Parkman Prize. Keyssar’s forthcoming book is Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?


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