Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200N
The conventional wisdom is that democracy emerges from the ashes of a collapsed authoritarian regime. In other words, democratic prospects look most enticing when dictatorships become weak, unstable or fall. Counterintuitively, democracy in Asia has tended to emerge when authoritarian regimes have been relatively strong. We call this democracy-through-strength, and illuminate this model through historical examples in Taiwan, Korea and Indonesia, and assess the prospects of democracy in authoritarian stalwarts like China.
Harvard Kennedy School, Littauer 140, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA
Join us and Harvard's Institute of Politics for a screening of special screening of Capturing the Flag, an unexpected story about American Democracy. In the film, a tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - 2016 “posterchild” for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.
L-166, the IOP Conference Room, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School
Join Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Sara Clark, Senior Partnerships Associate, TurboVote; Carmen Hicks, Product/Research, TurboVote; Caitlin Donnelly, Education Director, Nonprofit VOTE; and Pam Wilmot, Executive Director, Common Cause Massachusetts, for a discussion about the nuances of casting a ballot in the U.S. This talk is for everyone from first-time voters to seasoned political professionals and will cover the voting process from voter registration to election day results.
Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Room 226
Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, for the second session of a study group titled, "Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens."
Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens
The 2018 elections will not just be a question of who wins and who loses; they will be a stress test of America’s democratic processes. Issues of election safety, voting access, the new wild west of campaign finance and redistricting will have major impact for the future. This Study Group will feature experienced practitioners--...
Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor Taubman Building, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 0213
Join us to hear presentations from the seven finalists vying for the 2018 Innovations in American Government Award. Practitioners from state, local, and federal government agencies from across the country representing the most innovative programs tackling issues of social and economic inequality and mobility will give presentations to our National Selection Committee chaired by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. We will hear presentations from our seven finalists below:
Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, State of Alaska