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The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation



The Ash Center congratulates Harvard Kennedy School's graduating class of 2018.


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Democratic Governance

Researches those practices that resolve urgent social problems in developed and developing societies.

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Innovations in Government

Recognizes and promotes creative and effective problem solving by governments and citizens.

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Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia 

Promotes research and training on Asia to disseminate best practices and improve public policy.

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Former Labor Secretary Perez Says Everyone Should Have a Seat at the Table

February 7, 2018

Perez, speaking at the John T. Dunlop Memorial Forum Lecture at Harvard Law School on February 6, addressed the future of organized labor and the challenges of income inequality in the United States.

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