Democratic Governance

  • 2017 Mar 23

    Understanding Red State Rage & What To Do About It

    Location: 

    John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Join us for a discussion with Arlie R. Hochschild, Professor Emerita of Sociology at University of California, Berkeley. Professor Hochschild's most recent research focuses on the rise of the American right–the topic of her latest book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (The New Press, September 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award.

  • 2017 Mar 22

    Women and Freedom: Lessons from Organizing in Jordan and Palestine

    Location: 

    John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Room 102
    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    A seminar with Nisreen Haj-Ahmad, Research Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School and Co-founder and Co-director of Ahel and Mujtama3i and Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, on community organizing campaigns in the Middle East.

  • 2017 Feb 23

    Comparative Democracy Seminar: America’s Two Worlds of Welfare

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North
    4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Join Margaret Weir, Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Brown University, as she discusses, "America's Two Worlds of Welfare." The event will be moderated by Candelaria Garay, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government.

  • 2017 Feb 14

    Lunch seminar with Richard Schragger, author of "City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age"

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    The Ash Center cordially invites you to a lunch seminar with Richard Schragger, Perre Bowen Professor of Law, Joseph C. Carter, Jr. Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, author of City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age. This seminar will be moderated by Quinton Mayne, Associate Professor of Public Policy at HKS. Lunch will be provided. 

  • 2017 Feb 08

    Stories and Statistics: Why we need mixed methods to understand international development

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
    4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Quantitative or qualitative: which evaluation method is more useful?  This has long been a contentious debate in the field of international development.  Yet while individual methods like randomized control trials, ethnography, structured observations, and interviews are each well-placed to reveal parts of the picture, each can also miss important parts of the whole.  Thus the question is: how can researchers become more deliberate and holistic in using mixed methods to understand the full picture?  The Transparency for Development Project is seeking to answer that question in its pursuit of understanding of whether, where, and how citizen-led transparency and accountability interventions can improve health.  Join us as T4D Principal Investigators Archon Fung, Dan Levy, and Stephen Kosack reflect on the T4D project’s mixed method approach and draw on early insights from the evaluation that demonstrate the importance of integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluating development programs.

  • 2017 Feb 06

    Presidential Secrecy from Washington to Trump

    Location: 

    John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Join the Ash Center and the Institute of Politics for a conversation with: 

    • Norman L. Eisen

    Fellow, The Brookings Institution

    Special Assistant and Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform, 2009-2011

    U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic (2011 – 2014)

    • Archon Fung

    Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship and Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

  • 2016 Nov 30

    What It Means to be a Progressive Today and How to Maintain Optimism

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
    4:10pm to 5:30pm

    Join us for our next seminar with Baroness Tessa Jowell as she leads a discussion entitled: "What It Means to be a Progressive Today and How to Maintain Optimism."

  • 2016 Nov 21

    Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Rapid Change with Ian Goldin

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
    12:00pm to 1:15pm

    Age of DiscoveryThe Ash Center cordially invites you to a book talk with Ian Goldin, author of "Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance." This discussion will be moderated by Arne Westad, the S.T.

  • 2016 Nov 16

    Leading in the Post-Truth World Where Facts Don’t Matter

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
    4:10pm to 5:30pm

     

    Join us for our next seminar with Baroness Tessa Jowell as she leads a discussion entitled: "Leading in the Post-Truth World Where Facts Don’t Matter."

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