2016

  • 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 Dec 05

    What Next: Trump and Asia

    Location: 

    S010, Tsai Auditorium, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
    12:00pm to 2:00pm

     

     

    Professor Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor

    Professor Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University

    Dr. Lynn Kwok, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Law School; Nonresident Fellow at Brookings Institution           

    Moderator: Professor Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics         

  • 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 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 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."

  • 2016 Nov 15

    Unleashing the Freedom of Information Act

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Room 226
    4:00pm to 7:00pm

     

    Ash Center Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

    Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit.


    Space is limited! RSVP required at Eventbrite

    This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill. Equipment (a laptop, etc.) or prerequisite reading may be required.

     

  • 2016 Nov 09

    Efficient and Inclusive Urbanization in China Requires a Leading Role for the Big Cities

    Location: 

    Weil Town Hall, Belfer L1 (HKS), 4:15pm to 5:30pm
    4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Join us for the final installment of our Economic Development in East Asia Seminar Series featuring Professor Lu Ming, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Director of the Center for China Development Studies at STJU.  Professor Ming, a member of the Shanghai National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference will give a talk entitled: "Efficient and Inclusive Urbanization in China Requires a Leading Role for the Big Cities."

  • 2016 Nov 09

    Is Movement Politics Now More Appealing Than Party Politics

    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: "Is Movement Politics Now More Appealing Than Party Politics."

    We rely on political parties to develop political leaders, articulate sensible and effective public policies and to govern wisely. But increasingly in the United States and in Europe, citizens are turning away from established political parties and revolts within them threaten to undermine the great parties of Anglo and American democracy. How can the great parties save themselves?

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