2016

  • 2016 Nov 04

    Learning Community Organizing in Japan and China

    12:15pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    S354, 3rd Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

     

    Dr. Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

    Kanoko Kamata, Executive Director, Community Organizing Japan

    Iris Hu, Leadership Trainer and Coach,  Harvard SEED for Social Innovation 

    Moderator:  Professor Andrew Gordon, Acting Director, Harvard Asia Center; Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor, Harvard University

    S354, 3rd Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.,...

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  • 2016 Nov 04

    Election Preview: What to Watch for on November 8th

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Ash Center Student Speaker Series

    Just four days out from the election, join Teresa Acuña, the Roy and Lila Ash student fellow at the Ash Center and a longtime Democratic campaign operative, legislative aide, and progressive advocate, as well as  Andrew McClure, a co-chair of the HKS Republican Caucus, MPA2 representative in the HKS student government, former Marco Rubio campaign staffer, and a United States Marine. Devin Romanul, Associate Director for the Project on Municipal Innovation, will moderate an election preview, where we’ll discuss the...

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  • 2016 Nov 02

    Providing Trauma Care for Syrian and Yazidi Refugees

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Room 106, Suite 100, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA

     

    Join us for a lecture and group discussion led by Yotam Polizer of IsraAID, who will discuss his team’s experience working with refugees in Greece, Germany, and Northern Iraq.
     
    Mr. Polizer directs the global partnership program of IsraAID – Israel’s biggest humanitarian NGO. Following the September 2015 refugee crisis in Europe, he led IsraAID’s humanitarian mission in Lesbos, Greece, to support Syrian refugees on the island and also established IsraAID Germany, which provides long-term support for Yazidi and Syrian refugees in Germany. His presentation will draw...

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  • 2016 Nov 02

    Brexit and Trump: The New Populism in the UK and US

    4:10pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

    Join us for our inaugural seminar with Baroness Tessa Jowell as she leads a discussion on Brexit and Trump: the new populism in the US and UK. As frustrated citizens lose faith in established political processes and leaders, they are turning to alternatives that may produce bad policy, bad outcomes for society, and perhaps even threaten democracy itself. What are the sources of these “populist” revolts against the elites that produced Brexit and the Trump candidacy? What does the future hold?

    This discussion will be moderated by Archon Fung, Ford Foundation...

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  • 2016 Nov 01

    Design Thinking for Policymakers

    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Room 226

    Ash Center Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

    Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit.


    Space is limited! RSVP required at Eventbrite

    This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill. Equipment (a laptop, etc.) or prerequisite reading may be...

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  • 2016 Oct 28

    Lunch Seminar - Turkey and Democracy: The Road Ahead

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    124 MT. AUBURN ST. SUITE 160 CONFERENCE ROOM

    Join Dr. Amanda Sloat, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Affairs at the State Department for a discussion on the state of democracy in Turkey today and its prospects for the future. Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at HKS will moderate.

    This event is cosponsored by the Middle East Initiative. 

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  • 2016 Oct 28

    Health Care Policy from Albany to Beijing

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Ash Center Student Speaker Series

    Join two Ash Center fellows working on the challenges and opportunities of health care policy, in two very different contexts.

    Jane Bai (MPP '16) is currently a Research Fellow at the Ash Center, continuing work she started in her PAE. Her research focuses on a value based purchasing transition project with the China Medical Board. She will be joined by Grace Oh (MPP '17), who as an Ash Center Summer Fellow in Innovation spent two months in Albany, NY, working on NY State's Medicaid Redesign project, a 2015 Innovations in...

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  • 2016 Oct 25

    A New Asia: How China Shaped the Postwar Global Order -- 2016 S.T. Lee Lecture

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Loeb House at Harvard University, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

    The Harvard Kennedy School Office of Alumni Relations and Resource Development and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation cordially invite you to RSVP for the 2016 S.T. Lee Lecture, presented by Rana Mitter, professor of history and politics of modern China and fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford.  Arne Westad, the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations and faculty...

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  • 2016 Oct 25

    JFK Jr Forum -- Making Democracy Work: Is Democracy in Crisis?

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    JFK Jr Forum

    The Ash Center invites you to join a discussion in the JFK Jr Forum on Making Democracy Work: Is Democracy in Crisis? Speakers include Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University, Jason Brennan, Robert J and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Term Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and Melissa Williams, Visiting Scholar, Ash Center, and Professor of Political Science & Founding Director, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto. Christopher Robichaud, Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy at HKS...

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  • 2016 Oct 25

    RESCHEDULED: How to Find and Explore High Value Data: An Intro to Government APIs for Non-Coders

    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Room 226

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDIt will be rescheduled during the Spring, 2017 semester.  

     

    Ash Center Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

    Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit.


    Space is limited!...

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