2016

  • 2016 Sep 19

    Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment

    4:10pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

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

    The Ash Center cordially welcomes you to a talk by Michael Enright, Director, Enright, Scott & Associates and Professor, School of Business, University of Hong Kong entitled Developing China: The Remarkable Impact of Foreign Direct Investment. This discussion will be moderated by William Overholt, President, Fung Global Institute and Asia Center Fellow, Harvard University

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  • 2016 Sep 16

    Non-Credit Indonesian Language Class

    Repeats every week every Friday, 5 times .
    2:30pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200N, R226, Cambridge, MA 02138

     Class Description

    This class is not for credit and open to all Harvard students, staff members and the general public of the Greater Boston Area. The lessons will be conducted by Ms. Aria Citra Kusuma (Aria_Kusuma@hks.harvard.edu), a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA). All levels of skill – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – are welcome. The class will focus on the culture of Indonesia, as well as day to day...

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  • 2016 Sep 16

    Media, Technology, and Civic Engagement

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Ash Center Student Speaker Series

    In the first Student Speaker Series event of the year, Glynis Startz and Cecily Tyler will discuss the role civic engagement has played in their work. Through two very different mediums—Glynis as an Ash Center Summer Fellow working on in-person and online engagement and outreach as part of a smart cities project in Chicago, and Cecily as a filmmaker using crowdsourced documentary film as a tool to empower communities to tell their own stories—both women have explored new and innovative ways to inspire people to take ownership over...

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  • 2016 Sep 14

    Book talk with Stein Ringen, author of The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century

    4:10pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mt Auburn St, Suite 200 North

    The Perfect DictatorshipPlease join us for a book talk with Stein Ringen, author of The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century and Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. This discussion will be moderated by Ash...

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  • 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 Sep 09

    Non-Credit Indonesian Language Class

    2:30pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200N, R226, Cambridge, MA 02138

     Class Description

    This class is not for credit and open to all Harvard students, staff members and the general public of the Greater Boston Area. The lessons will be conducted by Ms. Aria Citra Kusuma (Aria_Kusuma@hks.harvard.edu), a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA). All levels of skill – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – are welcome. The class will focus on the culture of Indonesia, as well as day to day...

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  • 2016 Sep 07

    Anonymity, Pseudonymity, and Deliberation: Why Not Everything Should Be Connected

    4:10pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mt Auburn St, Suite 200 North

    Kicking off our Making Democracy Work Seminar series, this talk explores anonymity, online institutional designs, and their effects on deliberation. University of Cambridge Postdoctoral Research Fellow Alfred Moore and colleagues built a data set of some 42 million comments made on the Huffington Post website between January 2013 and February 2015, as the site moved from a regime of easy anonymity, to registered pseudonyms, and finally to outsourcing their comments to Facebook. It turns out that real name environments may be worse for talking about politics online than...

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  • 2016 Sep 07

    Webinar: Building a Civic Engagement Toolkit for Election Officials

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Local election officials are where the rubber meets the road in our electoral process. But there are so few resources focused on helping officials keep pace with technology and improve communication with voters.

    The Election Toolkit from the Center for Technology and Civic Life is an online library of tech resources, including tools like a Twitter guide, a free app to measure voter wait times, tools for publishing real-time election results, and a collection of civic icons. All of the tools in the Toolkit...

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  • 2016 Sep 02

    Non-Credit Indonesian Language Class

    2:30pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200N, R226, Cambridge, MA 02138

     Class Description

    This class is not for credit and open to all Harvard students, staff members and the general public of the Greater Boston Area. The lessons will be conducted by Ms. Aria Citra Kusuma (Aria_Kusuma@hks.harvard.edu), a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA). All levels of skill – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – are welcome. The class will focus on the culture of Indonesia, as well as day to day...

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  • 2016 Aug 20

    Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education with Anna Deavere Smith

    Sat Aug 20 (All day) to Sat Sep 17 (All day)

    Location: 

    American Repertory Theater, Cambridge

    The Ash Center is proud to cosponsor Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education -- created, written, and performed by Anna Deavere Smith.

    Urgent and inspiring, Notes from the Field outlines the civil rights crisis currently erupting at the intersection between America’s education system and its mass incarceration epidemic. In Act I, Anna Deavere Smith introduces the students, parents, teachers, and administrators caught in America’s "school-to-prison pipeline” through her trademark portrait performances.

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