Wiener Auditorium, Ground Floor, Taubman Building, HKS
Phineas Baxandall, MASSPIRG; Chuck Collins, Institute for Policy Studies; Archon Fung, HKS Co-sponsored by MASSPIRG
About the Film America is in the grip of a societal economic panic. Lawmakers cry “We’re Broke!” as they slash budget, lay off schoolteachers, police and firefighters, crumbling our country’s social fabric and leaving many Americans scrambling to survive. Meanwhile, multibillion-dollar American corporation like Exxon, Google, and Bank of America are making record profits. And while the deficit climbs and the cuts go deeper, these corporations – with intimate ties to our political leaders – are concealing colossal profits overseas to avoid paying U.S. income tax.
“We’re Not Broke” is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide over a trillion dollars from Uncle Sam, and how seven fed-up Americans from across the country, take their frustration to the streets . . . and vow to make the corporations pay their fair share.
Following the screening, panelists Phineas Baxandall, MASSPIRG; Chuck Collins, Institute for Policy Studies; and Archon Fung, HKS will discuss whether the tools of American democracy have proven powerless in regulating business on the critical issue of taxation.
Wiener Auditorium, Ground Floor, Taubman Building, HKS
Christopher Robichaud, Harvard Kennedy School and Jason Stanley, Rutgers University
About the Seminar Some on the right claim that the mainstream media is ideologically biased. This bias justifies ideological reporting on outlets such as Fox News to “counterbalance” perceived liberal bias. What emerges from this “balanced,” if not fair, approach is a public sphere in which no claim is taken by viewers as intended to express truth only bias one way or another. When audiences don’t expect truth, they may not hold candidates responsible for falsehoods. In the current presidential campaigns, numerous false assertions have been made with little political cost. In most philosophical and common sense understandings of communication, listeners trust speakers to be intending to speak the truth. This talk will consider how communication in the public sphere functions when truthfulness and trust have broken down.... Read more about Communication in a Post Truth Age of Politics
Tsai Auditorium S010, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America Co-sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center, Harvard University and the WCFIA Fellows Program
About the Speaker Ambassador Fujisaki has served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the U.S. since June 2008. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva (2005-08), where he was also chairman of the Executive Committee of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). During his distinguished career, he has also served as deputy minister for Foreign Affairs (including the Prime Minister’s personal representative (Sherpa) to the G-8 summit); director-general for the North American Affairs Bureau; minister, Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.; and deputy director-general for Asian Affairs. He has also held diplomatic posts in Jakarta, Paris (OECD), and London. Ambassador Fujisaki has been a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and has taught international relations at Sophia University in Tokyo.
NYE ABC, 5th floor Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School
About the Conference In the face of global economic turmoil over the past few years, China’s role in the world economy has continued to expand. In 2010, China overtook Germany as the world’s largest trading country. In 2011, China replaced Japan as the world’s second largest economy. Within five years, China may produce a larger share of world GNP than the United States. China’s globalization has fundamentally changed its socio-political, physical, and economic links with the rest of the world, and China has emerged as a leader in trade and investment.... Read more about China Goes Global (2012)
JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy, Myanmar/Burma
About the Address At this Edwin L. Godkin Lecture, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust will offer an introduction and Dean David T. Ellwood of Harvard Kennedy School will moderate the public address by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chair of the National League for Democracy and a member of Parliament from the Kawhmu Constituency.
***THIS FORUM EVENT WILL BE TICKETED*** To enter the lottery, visit JFKJrForum.org between Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 12:00 PM and Thursday, Sept. 20 at 12:00 PM. Winners will be notified via email on Friday, Sept. 21, and must be available to pick up tickets on Monday, Sept. 24 or Tuesday, Sept. 25 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM at the Institute of Politics. Sorry, no exceptions.... Read more about A Public Address by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
About the Webinar Last year, 177 police officers lost their lives in the line of duty and 143 committed suicide. These deaths are devastating and unacceptable. The National Institute of Justice has developed a robust research portfolio to improve officer safety and wellness and, ultimately, save lives. The experts on this panel will discuss some of the evidence-based practices and policies that law enforcement agencies can put into operation to reduce officer deaths and improve wellness and performance. Ample time will be allotted to take questions from the audience.
Bryan Vila, Professor, Washington State University, who will discuss his work on officer fatigue.
Karen Amendola, Chief Operating Officer, Police Foundation, who will discuss advantages and disadvantages of 8-, 10- and 12-hour shifts.
John Violanti, Research Professor, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, who will discuss the long-term impact of police work, including suicide.
Theron Bowman, Chief of Police, Arlington, Texas, who will comment on how police leaders can incorporate these research findings into their management and day-to-day work.
Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University Co-sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center, Harvard University
About the Seminar Professor Curtis is America’s leading scholar of Japanese politics and has taught at Columbia for over four decades. His books include Election Campaigning, Japanese Style (Columbia University Press, 1971; reissued with a new preface, 2008); The Japanese Way of Politics (Columbia, 1988); and The Logic of Japanese Politics (Columbia University Press, 1999). His most recent book, written in Japanese, is Seiji to Sanma – Nihon to Kurashite 45 nen [Politics and Saury: 45 Years Living with Japan] (Nikkei BP, 2008). His recent articles have appeared in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Asahi Shimbun, and many other publications. He divides his time between Columbia University and Tokyo where he is active as a columnist, speaker and writer. Professor Curtis is or has been a member of the board of directors of the U.S.-Japan Foundation, the Japan Center for International Exchange (USA), and the Japan Society and serves as councillor to the U.S.-Japan Council. In 2004, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by the Emperor of Japan, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Japanese government. His many other awards include the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize, the Japan Foundation Award, the Chunichi Shimbun Special Achievement Award, and the Marshal Green Award of the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC.
Interested in crisis leadership, humanitarian relief, or post-disaster recovery? Attend this welcome session for new and returning students and hear from faculty and staff affiliated with Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) about academic offerings and activities related to disaster management and risk reduction.