“Activating” for Social Change in India

Ash alumna Suparna Gupta MC/MPA 2013 is founder and director of the Indian nonprofit Aangan. Learn about how Gupta has led Aangan in its mission to make India a safer place for children and adolescents. 

Suparna Gupta

Innovations in American Gov. Awards Bright Ideas & Semifinalists

Meet the 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards Semifinalists and Bright Ideas honorees. These programs represent the next horizon in innovative government efforts to improve services, solve problems, and work on behalf of citizens.

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Presidential Secrecy From Washington to Trump

JKF Jr ForumThe Ash Center and Harvard's Institute of Politics hosted Ambassador Norm Eisen, current Brookings Institute fellow, and author Mary Graham, co-director of the Ash Center's Transparency Policy Project, for an event about presidential secrecy, moderated by Archon Fung. The Harvard Gazette has the story


Lessons from Leading CDOs

Civic Analytics​​​​​​​Learn how public Chief Data Officers can be successful from a new report that documents selected current practices, including advice shared by existing government CDOs, observations by the author, and analysis from government technology and analytics experts. For more urban data news, don't miss our Data-Smart City Solutions project. 

Featured Research

Candelaria Garay explores social policy expansion in Latin America, showing how the critical factors driving expansion are electoral competition for the vote of outsiders and social mobilization for policy change.
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Innovations in Disaster Management

PODCAST: Listen as the Ash Center hosts a discussion with leading experts about the use of technology in crisis response and humanitarian relief disaster recovery. 

Asia Public Policy Forum 2017

Watch a session from the 2017 Asia Public Policy Forum (APPF) about education and meeting the demand for jobs, a part of the forum's overall discussion about improving education access and quality in Asia.

Promoting Intellectual Humility in Public Discourse

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Former Ash Center Democracy Fellows, Professor Graham Smith, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, and Dr. Paolo Spada, Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal received funding to explore, through a large-scale field experiment, how representation-centric collaborative platforms and empathy inducement can promote more reason-based, intellectually humble dialogue in online news comments around socially, culturally and politically divisive issues.