Events

Upcoming Events

2017 Mar 27

Progressive Federalism: How State Attorneys General Are Fighting Travel Bans, Protecting Rights and Defending Democratic Institutions

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor Taubman Building, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 021

Join George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General; James Tierney, Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School, Former Maine Attorney General, Founder, http://www.stateag.org; Sarah Wald, Moderator, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Former Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts; and Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, Academic Dean, HKS. 

2017 Mar 28

Health and Urban Resilience: Understanding Health Equity in the City

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 200N

You are invited to a discussion with Jason Corburn, a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning and School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. He directs the Institute of Urban and Regional Development and the Center for Global Healthy Cities

2017 Mar 29

Book talk with Candelaria Garay, author of “Social Policy Expansion in Latin America"

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

Join us for a discussion with Candelaria Garay, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and author of “Social Policy Expansion in Latin America."  Professor Garay's talk will be moderated by Archon Fung, HKS Academic Dean and Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship. Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies and the Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program and Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University will provide responses.

2017 Apr 03

Book talk with Melissa Williams, Co-Editor of "East Asian Perspectives on Political Legitimacy: Bridging the Empirical-Normative Divide"

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

Join us for a discussion with Melissa Williams, Professor of Political Science, and founding Director of the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto, Senior Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School and Co-Editor of “East Asian Perspectives on Political Legitimacy: Bridging the Empirical-Normative Divide", and Tongdong Bai, the Dongfang Chair Professor of Philosophy at Fudan University in China and …

2017 Apr 04

Organizing for Health: People, Power and Change

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Joesph B. Martin Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

You're invited to a special event on Tuesday, April 4. In collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will welcome Dr. Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS, to present on Organizing for Health: People, Power and Change.

This event will be hosted by Harvard Chan Dean Michelle Williams, HMS Dean George Daley, and HSDM Dean Bruce Donoff.

2017 Apr 05

Reporting from China: A Conversation with New York Times Correspondent David Barboza

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

Join David Barboza, New York Times reporter and 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard's Nieman Foundation for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of reporting from China. Prior to his selection as Knight Visiting Fellow, Barboza most recently served as Shanghai bureau chief for the Times. Ash Center Director and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Tony Saich, will moderate. 

This event is cosponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

 

 

2017 Apr 11

Democracy against Domination: Power, Populism, and Resistance in the Era of Trump

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

The election of Donald Trump has provoked high-stakes clashes over the future of our democracy.  But many of the battles under way now were already driving American politics during and before the election: tensions about race, identity, and inclusion; about inequality and economic power; and about the very viability and efficacy of our democratic institutions themselves.  How should we understand today's reemergence of an exclusionary, right-populism -- and the prospects for a more inclusive and egalitarian alternative?

2017 Apr 11

The View from Hanoi: the Future of US-Vietnam Relations

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, HKS- 79 JFK St., Cambridge, 02138

Join Ted Osius, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam; Jon Finer, Institute of Politics Fellow and former Chief of Staff & Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State; and Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, a Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security for a discussion on Vietnam, the U.S., and the future of the Asia-Pacific region. Nicholas Burns, the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, will moderate. 

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2017 Apr 12

Book Talk with Jorrit de Jong, Author of "Dealing with Dysfunction: Innovative Problem Solving in the Public Sector"

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

Join us for a discussion with Jorrit de Jong, Lecturer in Public Policy and Management at HKS, Faculty Director of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, and author, "Dealing with Dysfunction: Innovative Problem Solving in the Public Sector." Tony Saich, director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, will moderate. 

2017 Apr 13

Documentary Screening: The Vietnam War

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums || 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, (Tickets are Required)

Join us for a screening and conversation with filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick as they preview their most recent film, The Vietnam War, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series airing in September 2017 on PBS stations nationwide. The screening will be followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with Burns, Novick, and Thomas Vallely, the senior advisor for Mainland Southeast Asia and the former director of the Vietnam Program at the Ash Center.

2017 Apr 20

Comparative Democracy Seminar: Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

About the SpeakerTucker

Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics and affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies and Data Science at New York University, the Director of the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, a co-Director of the NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory, and a co-author of the award winning Monkey Cage blog at The Washington Post. He serves on the Editorial Board of multiple academic journals as well the Advisory Board of the American National Election Study and was a founding co-editor of the Journal of Experimental Political Science. Professor Tucker specializes in the study of mass political behavior, including elections and voting, the development of partisan attachment, public opinion formation, mass protest, and the relationship between social media and political participation. He is the author of Regional Economic Voting: Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, 1990-99 (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and the co-author of the forthcoming Communism’s Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes (Princeton University Press, 2017).