The Future of Democratic Governance in Brazil
Following the Brazilian Senate's overwhelming vote to remove Dilma Rouseff from office, the Ash Center sat down with Scott Mainwaring, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor for Brazil Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School for a conversation on her impeachment, the future of the Left in Brazil, and how the country may move forward politically.
PODCAST: Ash Center Director Anthony Saich comments on the Chinese government's “extraordinarily successful” record of controlling and shaping political communication, especially online. “If I was an authoritarian leader somewhere else in the world," says Saich. "I would want to learn lessons from China."
City Leadership Initiative Jobs
The Ash Center invites candidates passionate about cities to explore employment opportunities with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, an ambitious effort to advance leadership, management, and innovation in cities around the world.
2016-17 Course Guide
The Guide to Courses Related to Democratic Governance, Innovation, and Technology identifies courses offered by the faculties of Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, and area schools that are relevant to the study of democratic governance and innovation, and the intersection of technology and governance. Updated for the 2016-2017 academic year, the guide is designed to provide information about available opportunities.
Harold D. Lasswell Award Winner
Ash Fellow Brian Palmer-Rubin received the The Harold D. Lasswell Award for his dissertation “Evading the Patronage Trap: Interest Organizations and Policymaking in Mexico," which calls for a return to the study of organizations representing collective interests and their effect on policymaking.