With landmark voting rights legislation stalled in Congress, calls for eliminating or modifying the filibuster have increased as some states work to tighten restrictions on voting ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Throughout the year, the Ash Center works with experts from around the world to publish research and writing on the day's most pressing issues. Touching on topics as varied as relief funding for tribal nations, intelligent infrastructure, and the role of local election officials, the work of our scholars has an important impact on the field of public policy.
The Chinese Communist Party is at a climate change crossroads, and how they choose to navigate it will shed light on their true priorities, says Director of the Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative Edward Cunningham.
South Bend, Indiana CIO Denise Linn Riedl MPP '15 knows you can’t always code your way into a solution. With help from Juliahna Green MPP '22, Riedl is expediting aid to residents in need by balancing people and process.
The Chinese Communist Party's recruitment trends show that it is attracting fewer young people, but state employment continues to entice young Chinese, says China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow Jérôme Doyon.
LaChaun Banks, Ash Center Director for Equity and Inclusion, sat down withProfessor Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project, housed at the Ash Center, to discuss leading organizations to antiracist change and accountability.
Benjamin Schneer, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at HKS and a faculty affiliate of the Ash Center, discusses trends in the redistricting process, the role that non-partisan redistricting commissions are likely to play over the coming year, and how partisan gerrymandering might tip the balance of power in Washington, D.C., and state capitals nationwide.
One solution to reversing anemic voter turnout numbers in Massachusetts and across the country is universal civic duty voting. To learn more about universal voting, we spoke with Ash Center senior practice fellow Miles Rapoport, who recently testified before the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Election Laws.
Ash Center Director Tony Saich reflects on the Chinese Communist Party's longstanding distrust, and often disdain, for the private sector as a guide to interpreting Xi Jinping's recent policy initiatives targeting private business.
We sat down with Ash Center Director Tony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, to discuss China's reaction to the Taliban's takeover of Kabul and how recent events impact the Sino-American relationship.