2020

  • 2020 Jun 22

    The Annexation and the Settlements: Misconceptions and Realities

    4:30pm to 5:30pm

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    Join the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative (RCPI) for a webinar featuring Amira Hass, Fellow at the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative and Haaretz Correspondent for the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
     
    The webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Registration is required to attend. 
     
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  • 2020 Jun 22

    The Green New Deal, A Transatlantic Climate Change Consensus?

    11:00am to 12:00pm

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    This event concluded on June 22, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

    The Green New Deal is alternatively viewed as a bold and progressive American solution to climate change or an economically destructive government intrusion into private enterprise. Yet in the European Union, the ideas behind the Green New deal have become the consensus solution to decarbonization and which underpins much of the official climate change roadmap of the European Commission. With consensus on one side of the Atlantic, and...

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  • 2020 Jun 10

    A New Deal During COVID-19: A Million-Person Health Corps?

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    This event concluded on June 10, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a large toll on public health and the economy. Several leading thinkers have proposed a massive public jobs program, reminiscent of the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration, that would hire hundreds of thousands who need employment to both fight COVID-19 and enhance health care in the United States.

    Alan Khazei, founder of City Year, Be the Change, and current candidate for Congress, co-...

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  • 2020 Jun 09

    A Discussion on Black Lives, Protest, and Democracy

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    This event concluded on June 9, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

    Protests continue to sweep across the United States following the violent killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and countless others at the hands of police. Join the Ash Center for a conversation with leading scholars and practitioners about the protests, their place in the long fight for social justice, and what they tell us about the state of democracy in America today.
     
    Panelists include:

    • Dr....
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  • 2020 Jun 04

    Democracy, Pandemic, and How We Move Forward

    7:00pm

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    Virtual event

    This event concluded on June 4, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

    Join the Ash Center for a International Festival of Arts and Ideas event. Former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles Rapoport will moderate a conversation with political commentator and author Heather McGhee, political activist and CEO of Voto Latino María Teresa Kumar, and political scholar Archon Fung, all of whom have spent their lives working to strengthen our democracy. Together...

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  • 2020 Jun 01

    U.S. Foreign Policy and China

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

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    Virtual event

    Join the Ash Center and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for a virtual event featuring:

    • Lucy Hornby, a fellow at the Nieman Center for Journalism and former Beijing deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times

    • Yasheng Huang, MIT professor of international management

    • Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, HKS, Ash Center Director

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  • 2020 May 27

    Empowering Workers in the Fight Against COVID-19

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    This event concluded on May 27, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

    COVID-19 is amplifying a fundamental democratic mismatch: the vulnerable, often low-income and of-color, workers who are among the most affected by this pandemic have little influence over decisions — in companies and governments — about how this pandemic is managed.

    Julie Battilana and Isabelle Ferreras...

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  • 2020 May 26

    On the Front Lines: Tribal Nations Take on COVID-19

    Registration Closed 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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    Like governments around the world, America’s 574 federally recognized tribal nations are racing to protect their citizens from the coronavirus. Impacting tribes at a rate four times higher than for the US population, the pandemic is testing the limits of tribal public health infrastructures. Simultaneously, shuttered casinos and other business enterprises are crippling tribal economies. Coupled with an inefficient federal response, resources to provide critical governmental services are being rapidly depleted, intensifying the crisis.

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  • 2020 May 19

    Voting In the Time of COVID-19: Can We Make It Work?

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:15pm

    This event concluded on May 19, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

    The hurricane that is COVID-19 is blowing through the 2020 elections. Across the board, and the aisle, election officials, election scholars, and voting rights advocates are currently working and debating how to make November a success, rather than a catastrophe. Join us for a discussion about how we can come together to both find and make real solutions to safe...

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