Crisis Management Student Group & Program on Crisis Leadership
About the Seminar Learn about various student activities and research and academic initiatives related to crisis leadership and disaster risk management. Leaders of the HKS Crisis Management Student Group and faculty and staff affiliated with the Program on Crisis Leadership will make brief presentations and be available to meet and talk with students. Light refreshments will be provided.... Read more about Open House & Informational Session
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Room 226, Cambridge, MA
Participation, Representation, & Political Experimentalism in Brazil Thamy Pogrebinschi, State University of Rio de Janeiro
About the Seminar The national public policy conferences are arguably the largest and most innovative participatory experience currently being held in Brazil. Summoned by the Executive Branch, and organized at the national level along with civil society, such policy conferences have proven themselves successful enough to affect the policies drafted by the administration, and to influence the legislation enacted by the Congress. While redesigning the policy-making process, and changing the pattern of the state and civil society relationships, national policy conferences are perhaps the best example of Brazil’s pragmatic democracy: a strong commitment to political experimentalism, in which the false contradictions between representation and participation, and State and civil society, are dialectically superseded through a process of institutional redesign that moves the country away from liberal democracy.... Read more about Moving Away from Liberal Democracy
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
The Vietnam Program engaged a select group of provincial and national-level policymakers in policy dialogue through its Vietnam Policy Update (VPU) program held in partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Vietnam faces a range of complex policy challenges in an international context fraught with uncertainty. Against this backdrop, Vietnamese policymakers are preparing the country's development strategy for the next ten years, which will be debated and adopted at the Party Congress in 2011. Over three days, VPU engaged the participants in a structured discussion with leading Vietnamese and international experts on a range of issues related to Vietnam’s socioeconomic development. Key topics included regional development strategies in an international context, geopolitical developments in East and Southeast Asia, the regional and global economic outlook, an analysis of Vietnam's competitiveness and economy, and infrastructure challenges.
124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation welcomes you to the 2010 Open House. Learn about the Ash Center’s resources for students, research, course offerings, and programs fostering excellence in democratic governance and innovation. Our faculty will be available to meet and answer questions during the event.
Power of Social Innovation Webinar Series Every sector of society has a role to play in social change, but none might be as important as citizens themselves. How can we best organize ourselves to drive innovation and reform? This webinar, sponsored by the Center’s Government Innovators Network, will feature two experienced organizers who are deftly growing their impact through two seemingly dissimilar platforms: Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union and Maya Enista, Mobilize.org.
About this Policy Impact Forum This important policy-impact forum will examine innovations in child well-being policies and programs. Special emphasis will be placed on increasing municipal responses to the needs of young children and their families. Panel discussions will include:
Neighborhood-based Strategies to Strengthen Families
Even the largest and most successful organizations can reach but a few people without engaging the dominant funder in the social sector – government. Yet many entrepreneurs intentionally avoid entanglement that they think will be too political and bureaucratic. How do successful social innovations navigate this tension in their pursuit of systemic change?
Procurement is built on standards and rules intended to protect the public trust and to be fair for vendors. How does one carve out space for trying new ideas within a culture where process trumps outcomes? This webinar, sponsored by the Center’s Government Innovators Network, will feature David Gragan, Chief Procurement Officer, District of Columbia, and Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, New York City.
About the Conference At the 2010 Straight to the Top! Conference, participants will learn more about Race to the Top and other innovative education strategies that lead to economic success. Luminary educators, economic development professionals, community leaders, and industry pace-setters will discuss proven strategies including: Race to the Top; 21st century jobs; STEM; strategies for achieving economic excellence; and education and economic development. Learn more>>... Read more about Straight to the Top! Conference
Power of Social Innovation Webinar Series Often the most effective – and disruptive – innovations have the highest expectations for the people they are trying to help. This webinar, sponsored by the Center’s Government Innovators Network, will feature Maurice Miller of the Family Independence Initiative and Judith Kurland of Boston Mayor Menino’s Office.