Democracy in Poverty: A View from Below
In 2012-2013, Weeks traveled across the United States on a below-poverty-line budget of $16 per day as part of a research project to better understand firsthand how the challenges facing America's poorest populations affect their ability to engage in the democratic process. His experiences are being published in a Carsey report in September as well as recent articles in The Atlantic.
Daniel Weeks is a fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and executive director of Open Democracy, a nonpartisan nonprofit working to expand political voice and participation in the Granite State.
This event was cosponsored by the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy at UNH Law.