Just one year from now the U.S. Census will begin its once a decade exercise to count the population of the United States. This count will occur amidst numerous social and political tensions; historically low trust in government and institutions; a fragmented media and news environment; and the rise of social media platforms and technology use broadly. Harvard ID holders are invited to join us and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy for a conversation among faculty and the HKS community to better understand what’s at stake...
Join us for the inaugural session of the Democracy Reform: Through the Practitioner’s Lens study group with Miles Rapoport. This first session will be a conversation with Rapoport on whether democracy reform's time has come in the United States. This study group is open to the Harvard and broader Boston-area university community and requires no prior registration or application. Lunch will be served.
About the Study Group
Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, for a four-part study group which...
Join Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter for the first session of a three-part spring semester 2019 study group on issues facing America’s cities. Nutter will draw on his time as a two-term mayor of Philadelphia and former member of the Philadelphia City Council to discuss how cities are grappling with issues related to corruption and ethics, criminal justice reform, economic development, and other issues. Email ...
Students and fellows at Harvard and surrounding universities are invited to apply for a spring semester study group with Ash Center Fellow Deepti Doshi, Director of Community Partnerships at Facebook, MC/MPA '12; and Mo Safdari, former Program Manager for Election Integrity at Facebook, MBA/MPP.... Read more about Study Group: Reimagining Civic Discourse on Social Media
Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N
Join us for a discussion with Maria Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. Candelaria Garay, Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Democracy, HKS, will moderate.
Murillo will talk about her recent book Non-Policy Politics: Richer Voters, Poorer Voters, and the Diversification of Electoral Strategies, which focuses on the non-policy benefits that voters consider when deciding their vote. In addition to proposing policies, parties deliver non-policy benefits, such as competent economic management, constituency service, and patronage. This book provides a unified view of how politicians deliver broad portfolios of policy and non-policy benefits to their constituency. Non-policy resources also shape parties' ideological positions. The book shows which type of electoral offers parties target to either poorer or richer voters and their implications in terms of democratic responsiveness. The theory is tested using both qualitative and quantitative research to establish how linkages between parties and voters shape the delivery of non-policy benefits in Argentina and Chile in the 2000s.
Do you want to help cities design, develop, and implement innovative approaches and practices and have an impact at the local level? Are you interested in a career in city government? Attend this information session to learn more about multiple summer fellowship opportunities in participating U.S. cities with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.
About the Fellowship
Harvard graduate students will be competitively selected for...
Wasserstein Hall, Room 2036, Milstein East ABC, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Join us and the Harvard Law School Labor & Worklife Program for the 2019 John T. Dunlop Forum featuring Congressman Joe Kennedy III. Congressman Kennedy will discuss his recent call for “moral capitalism” and outline how he believes a new Congress can recalibrate our country’s economy back towards American workers.