Innovations

  • 2017 Mar 01

    Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Open House

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Join us for an open house with the faculty and staff of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. Learn about research and fellowship opportunities with our partner cities as well as other ways for students and members of the Harvard community to participate in this exciting new university-wide program.  Food and other refreshments will be provided.

    In case you are unable to join us on the 1st, feel free to email cityleadership@harvard.edu for more information and to learn how you can be involved.

  • 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. 

  • 2016 Dec 06

    Innovations in Disaster Management: The Use of Technology in Crisis Response, Humanitarian Relief, and Disaster Recovery

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
    3:30pm to 5:30pm

     

    Technology holds great promise for improving policymakers’ and practitioners’ abilities to quickly and effectively provide aid in emergency response, humanitarian relief, and post-disaster recovery. In this panel, a group of academics and practitioners will discuss different applications of technology in disaster response and recovery, exploring the benefits and challenges of harnessing the power of technology to confront and overcome major crises. 

     

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  • 2016 Nov 17

    Catastrophic Disaster: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    Location: 

    Ash Center Lobby, Suite 200 North, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge
    4:10pm to 5:30pm

     

    Join us for a seminar with faculty from Iwate University, Japan, who will present on the 03/11/11 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – a catastrophic disaster that caused the deaths of more than 20,000 people, inflicted extensive damage in coastal communities throughout the Tohoku region, and triggered a crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

  • 2016 Apr 25

    The Earthquake in Nepal: Reflections on Relief & Recovery One Year Later

    Location: 

    Ash Center Lobby, Suite 200 North, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA
    1:15pm to 2:30pm

    On April 25, 2015, the Gorkha Earthquake struck Nepal, causing extensive damage and taking the lives of thousands. In this panel discussion, speakers will draw on their research to discuss how relief and recovery have progressed in the year since the disaster occurred.

    Speakers:

  • 2016 Mar 09

    Global Tax Policy Conference

    Location: 

    Dublin Castle, Ireland
    Mar 09 (All day) to Mar 11 (All day)


    Following on the success of the inaugural conference in 2013, the Irish Tax Institute and the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School will join together again to host the second Global Tax Policy Conference in Dublin Castle, Ireland from 9-11 March 2016.

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