Director, Center for the Study of the American Electorate
Mr. Curtis Gans is Director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University. He was the co-founder and the director for nearly 30 years of the non-partisan Committee for the Study of the American Electorate. He is an acknowledged expert on voter turnout and participation. On matters of voting, he has become the primary source of information for most newspapers, wire services, news magazines and columnists. His writings have appeared in a number of major publications and he has appeared on various talk shows, including PBS' NewsHour, Morning Edition, All Things Considered. He has spoken in various capacities on more than 200 college campuses and before political and trade associations. Mr. Gans is a former member of the Democratic National Policy Council and its Foreign Policy Subcommittee. He has served as a consultant to the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the National Committee for an Effective Congress, and has managed a number of political campaigns.
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