2015

  • 2015 Dec 04

    China Gives: Mapping Generosity

    Location: 

    Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Ash Center Student Speaker Series

    Peiran Wei (MC-MPA '15)

    Lunch will be provided

     

    About the Event

    The rise of private wealth is one of the most important developments in modern China, with implications for the country’s social, economic, and political arenas. How individuals choose to deploy such resources will shape the relationships between the individual and the state, between the state and business, and between the state and the social sector.

  • 2015 Dec 02

    Myanmar After the Elections: The Challenges Ahead

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
    4:10pm to 5:30pm

    The Ash Center and the Asia Center cordially invite you to a discussion on Myanmar's recent elections with Thomas Vallely and David Dapice, director and senior economist, respectively, of the Ash Center's Myanmar Program.  Dapice and Vallely will be joined by Hla Hla Win, Ford Foundation Mason Student Fellow at the Ash Center and 2016 mid-career MPA candidate at the Kennedy School.

  • 2015 Nov 21

    Understanding Indonesia: Revealing the Mysteries of Asia’s Inscrutable Giant

    Location: 

    Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Bldg. 79 JFK St. Cambridge, MA 02138
    9:00am to 5:30pm

    The Harvard Kennedy School Indonesia Program and the Harvard Asia Center, with support from The Australian National University’s Indonesia Project, are hosting their first national conference on Indonesia, “Understanding Indonesia: Revealing the Mysteries of Asia’s Inscrutable Giant.” Although Indonesia is a giant of Asia, it has largely escaped the attention of U.S. policy makers, academics, and the public at large.  With a population of 250 million, it is the fourth most populous country in the world. It is the largest democratic country with a Muslim-majority population.

  • 2015 Nov 19

    Resource Wealth as Rent Leverage: Rethinking the Oil-Stability Nexus

    Location: 

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

    The Ash Center cordially invites you to the next session of its Comparative Democracy Seminar Series. We will be joined by Benjamin Smith, Associate Professor of Political Science and Research Foundation Professor at the University of Florida.  Dr. Smith will present his research on the "resource curse" and present a new indicator for oil dependence—a concept he terms rent leverage.

  • 2015 Nov 18

    Race, Public Opinion, and the Fight Over Reparations in the Age of Obama

    Location: 

    Foyer, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North Cambridge, MA 02138
    4:10pm to 5:30pm

    The Ash Center cordially invites you to the next session of its Race and American Politics Seminar Series. We will be joined by Michael C. Dawson, the John D. MacArthur Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago.  Professor Dawson will examine both liberal and conservative objections to slavery reparations, present recent public opinion data and analysis on support for reparations and slavery apologies, as well as discuss the issue of reparations within the broader racial divide in American public opinion.

  • 2015 Nov 13

    Student Speaker Series -- Designing Better Engagement: Reflection on the Black in Design Conference

    Location: 

    Ash Center Foyer (124 Mt. Auburn St. Suite 200-North)
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The Ash Center cordially invites you to its next Student Speaker Series event, Designing Better Engagement: Reflection on the Black in Design Conference

     

    Shani A. Carter, Master’s in Urban Planning candidate ’16 at the Graduate School of Design, and Courtney D. Sharpe, Master’s in Urban Planning candidate ’16 at the Graduate School of Design

    Ash Center Foyer (124 Mt. Auburn St. Suite 200-North), 12-1 pm

    Lunch will be provided

    About the Event

  • 2015 Nov 12

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership or the One Belt, One Road Strategy? The Future of Sino-American Trade Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    The Ash Center cordially invites you to a discussion with Patrick Mendis, distinguished senior fellow in the School of Public Policy and affiliate professor of public and international affairs at George Mason University.  Dr. Mendis' talk is entitled: The Trans-Pacific Partnership or the One Belt, One Road Strategy? The Future of Sino-American Trade Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region and will be moderated by Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

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