2021

  • 2021 Oct 15

    Indonesian Language Class - Every Friday

    Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Dec 10 2021 except Fri Nov 26 2021.
    2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual sessions, registration required for Zoom access

    Harvard community members and other Boston-area students and scholars are invited to join us during the fall semester every Friday for a free, online Indonesian language class, starting September 10th:

    • 2-3:20 PM for intermediate students
    • 3:40-5 PM for beginner students

    Course Description

    This class is not for credit and open to all Harvard students, faculty, fellows, and staff members as well as other Boston-area students and scholars. The lessons will be conducted...

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  • 2021 Oct 15

    Andrew Reeves: The Origins and Consequences of Public Antipathy towards Presidential Power

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event

    Americans have deep-seated skepticism about presidential power. This skepticism is not always made explicit in the public’s day-to-day political expressions, but it is a latent force in American political culture forged at the founding of the nation and ingrained in grade school civics lessons. It is not a legalistic or intellectual understanding of the text of the US Constitution or Declaration of Independence. Rather, this skepticism reflects a belief that the separation of powers, especially in their protection from tyranny, is...

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  • 2021 Oct 14

    2021 Truth and Transformation Conference

    6:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    The annual Truth and Transformation Conference is convened by Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and hosted by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center.

    During this free, virtual conference, we invite you to join fellow advocates, organizers, scholars, students, and community members in engaging, challenging, and thoughtful conversations centered around this year's theme “Reflecting On A Year of Promises.” Looking back at a year or promises to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion, at this year’s conference, we will ask: did organizations keep to their promises? What more work is there to be done? 

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  • 2021 Oct 13

    The Future for International Businesses and NGOs Under the 'New' Hong Kong

    9:30am

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    The promulgation of the National Security Law by Beijing is a paradigm shift for Hong Kong's legal and political environment. The concept of 'national security' under the People's Republic of China (PRC) law is broad and overarching. In combination with this and other restrictions from Beijing, the National Security Law has created a new environment under which international businesses and NGOs need to understand the risks they face. During this discussion, Dennis Kwok, Senior Fellow at the Ash Center, and Elizabeth Donkervoort, Program...

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  • 2021 Oct 08

    Indonesian Language Class - Every Friday

    2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual sessions, registration required for Zoom access

    Harvard community members and other Boston-area students and scholars are invited to join us during the fall semester every Friday for a free, online Indonesian language class, starting September 10th:

    • 2-3:20 PM for intermediate students
    • 3:40-5 PM for beginner students

    Course Description

    This class is not for credit and open to all Harvard students, faculty, fellows, and staff members as well as other Boston-area students and scholars. The lessons will be conducted...

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  • 2021 Oct 07

    Change Can't Wait: A Justice and Equity Agenda For Boston's Black and Brown Communities

    5:00pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    The upcoming Boston Mayoral election promises to bring Boston into a new era of politics with the growing likelihood of electing the first non-white male Mayor in Boston’s history. However, with the litany of prevailing social issues impacting Black and Brown communities, will this election truly represent the change that so many have waited decades for?

    Join the Ash Center, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Center for Public Leadership, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston for the first of two sessions in the "...

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  • 2021 Oct 06

    Two Americas Emerging: Voting Rights in the States

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    In the nearly one year since the November 2020 elections, the diverging directions state legislatures have taken on expanding or contracting voting rights have created a huge fault line in American democracy, described by some as ‘two Americas’. A Voting Rights Lab tracking report as of September 13th identifies 27 states representing 70 million voters that have passed laws to expand voting opportunities, and 13 states with 55 million people that have passed sharply restrictive legislation. And state legislatures are still at work. What’s causing this divergence?

    How are...

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  • 2021 Oct 01

    Indonesian Language Class - Every Friday

    2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual sessions, registration required for Zoom access

    Harvard community members and other Boston-area students and scholars are invited to join us during the fall semester every Friday for a free, online Indonesian language class, starting September 10th:

    • 2-3:20 PM for intermediate students
    • 3:40-5 PM for beginner students

    Course Description

    This class is not for credit and open to all Harvard students, faculty, fellows, and staff members as well as other Boston-area students and scholars. The lessons will be conducted...

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  • 2021 Sep 30

    Book Talk -- Nothing is Impossible: America's Reconciliation with Vietnam

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    The Ash Center invites you to a book talk with former U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, author of the forthcoming book “Nothing is Impossible: America's Reconciliation with Vietnam.” Osius will be joined in discussion by Thomas Vallely, Senior Advisor for Mainland Southeast Asia at the Ash Center.

    About the Author    

    A diplomat for nearly thirty years, Ted Osius served from 2014 to 2017 as U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, a country he has loved since serving there in the 1990s, when he helped...

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