Community Speaker Series

  • 2014 Apr 30

    Harvard University’s #Tech4Democracy Movement, with Harvard innovation lab

    4:10pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

    Blue-green handsPanel Discussion and Tweet Chat

    Mat Morgan, ShoutAbout
    Cristina Garmendia, OpportunitySpace
    Seth Flaxman, TurboVote
    Gaurav Keerthi, Dialectic
    Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship (Moderator)

    About the Event
    Mainstream efforts in the arena of democratic reform include campaign finance reform, election administration, and reform of the electoral college. But the next democratic revolution may be driven by much smaller operators – especially start-ups riding the digital technology revolution. And Harvard University students, alumni, and faculty are launching some of the most compelling and promising tech start-ups that find creative ways to deepen democracy by mobilizing citizens and empowering them to influence the critical public and private decisions and policies that affect their lives.... Read more about Harvard University’s #Tech4Democracy Movement, with Harvard innovation lab

  • 2014 Apr 28

    Cities, Technology and Democracy Study Group Session 4: A Call to Action

    4:10pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

    Joseph CurtatoneJorrit de Jong, Lecturer in Public Policy and Management and Academic Director for the Innovations in Government Program
    Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts and Senior Fellow, Ash Center

    About the Session
    In this interactive session, Professor Jorrit de Jong and Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone will help participants develop a set of concrete recommendations for how cities like Somerville might consider the ideas and solutions discussed during the study group, from adopting or scaling tech innovations that will benefit all residents to pursuing policy goals such as tech equity and greater public engagement.... Read more about Cities, Technology and Democracy Study Group Session 4: A Call to Action

  • 2014 Mar 26

    Cities, Technology and Democracy Study Group Session 3: From Potholes to Policies

    4:10pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

    Baby in crowdUsing Technology to Increase Civic Engagement in Public Decision Making

    Quinton Mayne, Assistant Professor of Public Policy
    Tom Cosgrove, Co-Founder and Current Board Member, New Voice Strategies

    About the Session
    This interactive session will focus on ways that traditional organizing and mobilizing campaigns are incorporating digital strategies to increase engagement in the policy making process by both the public and interest groups. What are effective strategies to connect digital platforms with on-the-ground, face-to-face organizing? What are the challenges to engaging with local policy making in different sectors from education to conservation?... Read more about Cities, Technology and Democracy Study Group Session 3: From Potholes to Policies

  • 2013 Sep 03

    2013 Ash Center Open House

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

    Amelia MannThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation welcomes you to the 2013 Open House. Learn about the Ash Center’s resources for students, research, course offerings, and programs fostering excellence in democratic governance and innovation. Our faculty will be available to meet and answer questions during the event.... Read more about 2013 Ash Center Open House

  • 2012 Sep 06

    Ash Center Open House

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

    Paul KwengwereThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation welcomes you to the 2012 Open House. Learn about the Ash Center’s resources for students, research, course offerings, and programs fostering excellence in democratic governance and innovation. Our faculty will be available to meet and answer questions during the event.... Read more about Ash Center Open House

  • 2012 Apr 17

    Harvard in the Delta: Reflecting on Five Years of the Community Development Project

    4:10pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

    Carolyn McAdams, Mayor, Greenwood, MS; Carl Allen, MPP 2010; and James Solomon, MPP 2012

    About the Seminar
    Since 2008, HKS students have engaged the residents of Baptist Town, a rural community in Greenwood, MS, in local community development efforts. The all student-led Community Development Project has grown in unexpected directions but always offered unique service-learning opportunities along the way. At this seminar, the panel will address topics and themes including Baptist Town’s forthcoming revitalization plan, a crowd-sourced grant program supported by Dreamworks Pictures (who filmed part of The Help in Baptist Town), the intersection between Harvard students and local politics, and what the future holds for CDP.... Read more about Harvard in the Delta: Reflecting on Five Years of the Community Development Project

  • 2010 Sep 08

    Open House & Informational Session

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Nye B, Taubman Building, 5th Floor

    Crisis Management teamCrisis Management Student Group & Program on Crisis Leadership

    About the Seminar
    Learn about various student activities and research and academic initiatives related to crisis leadership and disaster risk management. Leaders of the HKS Crisis Management Student Group and faculty and staff affiliated with the Program on Crisis Leadership will make brief presentations and be available to meet and talk with students. Light refreshments will be provided.... Read more about Open House & Informational Session

  • 2010 Aug 30

    Ash Center Open House

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

    Kennedy SchoolThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation welcomes you to the 2010 Open House. Learn about the Ash Center’s resources for students, research, course offerings, and programs fostering excellence in democratic governance and innovation. Our faculty will be available to meet and answer questions during the event.

    Refreshments will be served.

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