• 2019 Feb 23

    2019 Conference on Poverty and Inequality

    (All day)


    Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

    The Ash Center is proud to support the Conference on Poverty and Inequality, a student-run conference at the Harvard Kennedy School that focuses on social issues, public policy, and community activism relating to social and economic inequality in the United States. The conference strives to reduce poverty and inequality in the United States by creating a platform to increase dialogue, highlight effective policies, and cultivate a community of current and future practitioners.

    Over the past three years, the Conference on Poverty and Inequality has rapidly grown into a leading...

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  • 2017 Nov 08

    Conference on Redistricting Reform at Harvard

    (All day)


    Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

    You are cordially invited to join the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for a day-long conference on gerrymandering, redistricting, and the fight for American democracy. As the Supreme Court prepares to hand down its decision in the most important case on political gerrymandering in a generation, join us for a convening of scholars, practitioners, and activists from around the country, as we seek to understand a path forward on redistricting reform. Our panelists will provide unique insight into the history of gerrymandering, the role of race in...

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  • 2017 Oct 06

    Black in Design Conference

    (All day)


    Harvard University-Graduate School Of Design || 48 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    The Ash Center is a proud sponsor of the Black in Design Conference, an event organized by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design African American Student Union (GSD AASU) to recognize the contributions of the African diaspora to the design fields and promotes discourse around the agency of the design profession to address and dismantle the institutional barriers faced by our communities.... Read more about Black in Design Conference
  • 2015 Nov 21

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

    9:00am to 5:30pm


    Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Bldg. 79 JFK St. Cambridge, MA 02138

    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. With...

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  • 2015 Aug 12

    Asia Public Policy Forum 2015: The Financing and Delivery of Public Health Services in Asia

    (All day)


    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Asia Public Policy Forum 2015:

    The Financing and Delivery of Public Health Services in Asia

    Background and Objectives

    The primary long-term objective of our annual Asia Public Policy Forums (APPFs) is to integrate Indonesian public policy researchers and implementers into regional and global public policy communities to create informal public policy support networks for Indonesian public policy scholars and leaders. A...

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  • 2014 Sep 04

    U.S.-China Relationship Forum (2014)

    (All day)


    Beijing, China

    In commemoration of the normalization of U.S. diplomatic relations with China, the Ash Center is cosponsoring a major conference in conjunction with the Carter Center in Atlanta and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. Ash Center Director Tony Saich will lead a number of sessions exploring areas of mutual interest and concern shared by both China and the U.S. Former president Jimmy Carter will address conference attendees about the future of diplomatic and economic relations between Washington and Beijing.

  • 2014 Jun 05

    Asia Public Policy Forum (2014): Urban Transport and Land Use in Rapidly Growing Asian Cities

    (All day)


    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    The 2014 Asia Public Policy Forum “Urban Transport and Land Use in Rapidly Growing Asian Cities” will convene central and local government leaders, city planners and officials from transportation agencies, private sector managers, and scholars from Southeast and East Asia to discuss trends in urban transportation and land use and their implications for congestion and sustainability. Potential policy responses will be explored, including coordinated transportation and land use planning, promotion of public and non-motorized transportation, congestion pricing, and managed urban growth. The...

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  • 2013 Jun 03

    Electoral Integrity Project 2013 Annual Workshop

    Mon - Tue, Jun 3 to Jun 4, 9:00am - 5:00pm


    Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, CGIS-South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

    About the Project
    The second annual Workshop of Electoral Integrity will focus upon “Concepts and Indices of Electoral Integrity.”

    Countries around the world share challenges in meeting international standards of electoral integrity. The most overt malpractices used by rulers include imprisoning dissidents, harassing adversaries, coercing voters, vote-rigging counts, and finally, if losing, blatantly disregarding the people’s choice. Serious violations of human rights, undermining electoral credibility, are widely condemned by domestic observers and the international community. Recent protests about integrity have been mobilized in countries as diverse as Russia, Mexico, and Egypt.

    In many countries, however, minor irregularities are more common, exemplified by inaccurate voter registers, maladministration of polling, pro-government media, lack of security in absentee ballots, vote miscounts, and gerrymandering. Problems in America are exemplified by the notorious hanging chads in Florida in 2000 and accusations of voter fraud and voter suppression during the Obama-Romney contest.

    In response to these developments, recent years have seen growing attempts to analyze flaws in electoral integrity using systematic evidence, including the development of several cross-national data-sets, the use of techniques of forensic analysis, and new instruments monitoring mass and elite perceptions of malpractices.

    As it is timely to take stock of these developments, this workshop seeks to bring together international experts among scholars and practitioners to discuss cutting edge research on electoral integrity.... Read more about Electoral Integrity Project 2013 Annual Workshop

  • 2013 May 16

    Civil Society & Governance (2013)

    (All day)


    Harvard Shanghai Center

    Led by Faculty Chair Anthony Saich and Yu Keping of China’s Central Compilation & Translation Bureau, the 2013 Annual Symposium on Civil Society and Governance was held May 16-17 at the Harvard Center Shanghai. Eighteen faculty panelists from Harvard and China and about 30 special guests were in attendance. The participants had the privilege of hearing from United States Ambassador to China Gary Locke and ZUO Xuejin, the Former Executive Vice (Acting) President of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.... Read more about Civil Society & Governance (2013)