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The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation develops ideas and fosters practices for equal and inclusive, multiracial, and multiethnic democracy and self-governance.

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From expanding voting access to developing new strategies for antiracist organizational change, we tackle the most pressing issues facing democracy and democratic institutions around the world today.

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Conference on the Political Economy of AI Podcast Episodes
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Podcast

Conference on the Political Economy of AI Podcast Episodes

Check out the podcast episodes from the Allen Lab for Democracy Renovation’s Conference on the Political Economy of AI to glean insights from each panel.

Our Top Spring 2024 Events
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Our Top Spring 2024 Events

This past semester, the Ash Center hosted discussions and debates on topics ranging from AI and democracy to the future of the Electoral College.

Our Top Insights from Spring 2024
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Our Top Insights from Spring 2024

This semester, Ash Center researchers offered a solution to partisan gerrymandering, provided real-time data on protests across the country, outlined a pathway for better AI development, and more.

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Ash Center Open House

Ash Center Open House

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Ash Center Foyer, Suite 200, 124 Mount Auburn Street
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT

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