• 2010 Jul 15

    Examining China’s New Policy Climate



    124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

    Jing UlrichJing Ulrich, J.P. Morgan’s Chairman of China Equities and Commodities

    About the Seminar
    Chinese economic planners in recent months have been engaged in a balancing act of deflating asset bubbles and controlling inflation without dampening growth excessively. This presentation by Jing Ulrich, J.P. Morgan’s Chairman of China Equities and Commodities, will examine the implications of three key shifts that are occurring in the Chinese economy: the shift from an ultra expansionary policy stance toward a tightening bias; recent policy changes in the all-important property sector; and the long-term shift from an investment-driven economy to one that is propelled by private consumption.... Read more about Examining China’s New Policy Climate

  • 2010 Jun 01

    How Broken is Our Democracy

    1:00pm to 5:00pm


    Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

    Since the beginning of the Obama administration, our nation has experienced vigorous policy debates about the great challenges of health care and the economic crisis. At the same time, the way these debates have unfolded has brought forward another important issue: the health and future of our democracy itself.

    Join us for a special half-day conference to discuss the key issues at stake in our democracy. Panelists will explore the priorities that should be front and center over the coming year; examine the possibilities of a unified agenda for democratic reform; and discuss ways of creating and strengthening a movement for a vibrant and inclusive democracy.... Read more about How Broken is Our Democracy

  • 2010 May 27

    Conservation Finance Forum: Wildlands and Woodlands – New England

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


    Online Webinar

    Join us for a free event featuring the authors of a newly released study that outlines a vision for the New England landscape. Ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A. Speakers include David Foster, director, Harvard Forest, Harvard University and Jim Levitt, director of the Program on Conservation Innovation, Harvard Forest, Harvard University.... Read more about Conservation Finance Forum: Wildlands and Woodlands – New England

  • 2010 May 25

    Igniting Change in Juvenile Justice



    Online Webinar

    Power of Social Innovation Webinar Series

    Some of today’s most valuable lessons about spurring social innovation come from the field of juvenile justice. This webinar, sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School’s Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy and the Center’s Government Innovators Network, will feature developers behind proven, innovative models in juvenile justice which resulted as a social entrepreneurial endeavor.... Read more about Igniting Change in Juvenile Justice

  • 2010 May 24

    Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking In Disaster Zones

    2:00pm to 4:00pm


    Online Webinar

    Join us for this forum examining what can be done to prevent human trafficking of vulnerable populations in the wake of natural disasters or other events involving mass casualties. Ambassador Luis CdeBaca of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. State Department, will keynote this special discussion.

  • 2010 May 10




    124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

    A Crowd Sourced Approach to Discovering, Understanding, and Diffusing Democratic Innovation

    Archon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School

    Participedia is a wiki-based platform with an ambitious goal: strengthening democracy around the world. The website consists of a user-generated library of examples and methods of participatory governance, public deliberation, and collaborative public action. From citizen involvement in budgeting to oversight groups that ensure better health care and social service delivery, government initiatives that encourage democratic participation demonstrate powerful results.... Read more about Participedia

  • 2010 Apr 28

    The Challenges of Global Leadership

    4:30pm to 6:00pm


    Littauer Building, Room L140

    Working language: English

    About the Speaker
    Ronald Heifetz is the King Hussein bin Talal senior lecturer in public leadership and founder of the Center for Public Leadership. Recognized for his seminal work on both the practice and teaching of leadership, his research focuses on building the adaptive capacity of societies and organizations. His first book, Leadership without Easy Answers, has been reprinted and translated many times. He co-founded Cambridge Leadership Associates and co-authored the best-selling Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading with Marty Linsky. His new book, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing your Organization and the World, was co-authored with Linsky and Alexander Grashow. Heifetz speaks and consults extensively throughout the world.... Read more about The Challenges of Global Leadership

  • 2010 Apr 23

    Between Conflict Prevention and Building Peace



    CGIS South Building, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Concourse Level

    At the Fifth Annual Tsai Lecture, Dr. Sadako Ogata will make the public address “Between Conflict Prevention and Building Peace: Evaluating International Responses.” Dr. Ogata is the president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and was the former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. For more information, please contact the Asia Center at 617-496-6273.... Read more about Between Conflict Prevention and Building Peace

  • 2010 Apr 22

    New Leaders for New Schools



    124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

    Student from New Leaders for New SchoolsImproving Education Through School Leadership
    Jon Schnur, New Leaders for New Schools

    About the Seminar
    New Leaders for New Schools is a national organization designed to drive up academic achievement by recruiting and training effective school principals in partnership with large urban school districts and charter schools. The program attracts high caliber individuals from both academic and corporate sectors to lead historically under-served and under-performing schools. It uses its program as a “laboratory” to create evidence, tools, and policy recommendations to help partner states, school systems, and schools improve student achievement. To date, more than 560 principals have been placed in schools in 12 urban centers around the country, which collectively serve over 200,000 students.... Read more about New Leaders for New Schools

  • 2010 Apr 19

    China’s Health Reforms: Global Trends and Chinese Characteristics

    4:30pm to 6:00pm


    Littauer Tower, Fainsod Room (3rd floor)

    Yuanli Liu, Senior Lecturer on International Health, HSPH

    About Yuanli Liu
    Dr. Yuanli Liu is senior lecturer on international health at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and founding director of the HSPH China Initiative. The China Initiative aims at helping advance health and social development in China by carrying out series of applied research studies, regular policy dialogues and senior health executive education programs. More than 300 health policy makers and hospital CEOs from China have graduated from the Initiative’s Senior Executive Education Program. Professor Liu has been teaching and conducting research in the areas of health financing and health system analysis since 1994 at Harvard. He was profiled in 2003 as one of six “Future Leaders in Public Health”. He is also an adjunct professor of health policy and management at Tsinghua University and the founding director of Health and Development Institute at Tsinghua School of Public Policy and Management in Beijing. He serves as a policy advisor to the Chinese Ministry of Health as well as several provincial governments such as Shanghai and Hainan Province. Professor Liu has conducted extensive studies on health policy and health system reforms in developing countries, particularly in China. Dr. Liu served on the United Nations Millennium Development Taskforce on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, and Access to Basic Medicines. He consulted for many international agencies including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, WHO as well as global corporations.... Read more about China’s Health Reforms: Global Trends and Chinese Characteristics