Community Speaker Series

  • 2016 Sep 12

    2016 Ash Center Open House

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge MA 02138

    Join us at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation’s 2016 Open House!

    2016 Ash Center Open House
    Photo: Ahsen Utku

    Learn about the Ash Center’s research, course offerings, and programs fostering excellence in democratic governance and innovation.  ...

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  • 2016 Apr 29

    Expanding Leadership: Civic and Electoral Participation in Underrepresented Communities

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Ash Center Student Speaker Series

    In the final Student Speaker Series event of the year, Norma Torres Mendoza and Jiachen Sarah Zhang will explore themes of participation, civic leadership, and political representation as they highlight their capstone PAE research projects. Norma’s work evaluating the outcomes of Mi Familia Vota, an organization which aims to foster civic leadership in Latino/a communities, focused on fostering civic leadership in 120 young Latinos in Texas and California. Sarah’s project, like Norma’s, looked at increasing representation and...

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  • 2016 Apr 22

    Democracy as Social Enterprise: Inclusive Finance for our Cities

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Ash Center Student Speaker Series

    Join Sarah Tesar and Pitichoke Chulapamornsri, both second-year MPPs at the Kennedy School, for a discussion of their Policy Analysis Exercise, "Minibonds: Inclusive Finance for our Cities." Sarah and Pitichoke's PAE took the form of a business plan, which they have since launched as WeVest.

    WeVest is a new approach to public finance. Through minibonds, citizens can invest directly in their own community, allowing municipalities to raise money locally for infrastructure and service delivery, while providing tax-free...

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  • 2016 Apr 15

    Beyond the Keynote: Debriefing the Black Policy Conference

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Ash Center Student Speaker Series

    Join some of the student organizers from the 2016 Black Policy Conference at HKS for a discussion recapping and debriefing this year's conference. We'll discuss the history of the conference, the planning and organizing process, and highlight some of the content that was discussed.

    Speakers:

    John Gibbs (MPA-MC '16)
    Glendean Hamilton...

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  • 2016 Apr 08

    Journalism and the Law in China

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Ash Center Student Speaker Series

    Speakers:
    TAN Qi (MPA-Mason '16), former Program Officer, American Bar Association Rule Of Law Initiative China Program
    WEI Wei (MPP '17), Journalist, People's Daily Beijing Branch

    Moderator:
    Tony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, and Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

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  • 2016 Apr 01

    Student Policy Journals at HKS

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Ash Center Student Speaker Series

    Speakers:
    Richard Medina Gómez (MPP '17), Editor-in-Chief, Latin American Policy Journal
    Caitlin Callahan (MPP '16), Managing Editor, Print, Kennedy School Review

    Join the editorial staff from some of the Kennedy School's policy journals for a discussion of the impact, value, and audience. These students will highlight some of their journal's recent work, upcoming features, and discuss the role student policy journals play in the Kennedy School and the public discourse more...

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  • 2016 Mar 25

    Reaching Communities Through Embedded Education

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Ash Center Student Speaker Series

    Panelists:
    Chen Hua (MC-MPA '14), Ash Center Research Fellow
    Siwen Zhang, Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
    Songyu Zhu (HGSE Ed.M Higher Education'15), Embedded Education Project Coordinator & Ash Center Research Fellow

    Moderated by:
    Guy Stuart, Executive Director, Microfinance Opportunities and Innovations in American Government Fellow, Ash Center

    About the Event

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  • 2016 Mar 04

    Global Forums for Green and Climate Action: Reports from Berlin and Dubai

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    About the Event

    This week, HKS students Tomás Insua (MPA '16) and Andy Kanjarpalayam Palanisamy (MPA-MC '16) will discuss their work on Green issues, in an event moderated by Adjunct Professor of Public Policy Muriel Rouyer. Tomás, returning from the Climate Action Network Assembly in Berlin, will talk about “What happens after Paris: the 2020 goals of the climate movement”. Andy, returning from the World Government Summit at Dubai, will present on “Sustainability Observations from Dubai”. 

    This event is co-sponsored by the...

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  • 2016 Mar 01

    How to Handle the Tools of Civic Tech: A Primer for Government

    4:10pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Part of the Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

    With Hollie Russon Gilman, Civic Innovation Fellow, New America Foundation and Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

    Hollie Russon Gilman, PhD will introduce participants to key concepts, tools, and language at the frontiers of civic technology. Taking the perspective of a government official who values innovation and is...

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  • 2016 Mar 01

    Career talk with Ash Center Senior Fellow Peter Quilter

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Taubman 401

    The Office of Career Advancement  will be hosting a brown bag discussion with Ash Center senior fellow Peter Quilter on Tuesday, March 1st at 12:30pm in Taubman 401.  Quilter joined the Ash Center in 2016 after serving as a senior official in the Organization of American States (OAS).  Prior to his tenure at the OAS, Quilter worked as a senior policy staffer covering Latin America at the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Department of State.  At the Ash Center, Quilter’s work focuses on the growth and retrenchment of democracy in the Americas. ...

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