124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Introduction & Moderation: Tony Saich, Ash Center Director Respondents: Tiziana Dearing, CEO of Boston Rising; and Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government Reception to Follow Co-sponsored by the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management
About the Seminar In his newly published Recognizing Public Value, Mark Moore focuses on helping public managers develop and use performance measurement and management systems to help animate and guide their value-creating efforts. The book introduces readers to two new key instruments – the Public Value Account and the Public Value Scorecard. The Public Value Account is designed to help public managers construct something like the private sector’s financial “bottom line” for empirically capturing the “public value” that is being created (or lost) by a public agency. The Public Value Scorecard is designed to help managers keep their attention focused on the concrete tasks that have to be undertaken in both the world of political mobilization and operational management to execute a future-oriented strategy for a government agency. The concepts are illustrated with cases from policing and crime control, the management of urban services, tax collecting, contracting for welfare to work programs, solid waste management, the promotion of economic competitiveness, and child protective services.... Read more about Recognizing Public Value: Book Party & Talk
124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 160, Room 105, Cambridge, MA
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED. Those selected to participate through the lottery will be notified by email.
About the Seminar Crises are sudden and disruptive. They are complex and characterized by uncertainty as well as high velocity. In this workshop, Ambassador Christian Dussey, most recently head of the Crisis Management Center of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will present several instruments leaders can use to bring a sense of order and lead his/her team through these challenging events. He will then facilitate a crisis simulation during which participants will work in groups of three or four.... Read more about Crisis Management Workshop and Simulation with Ambassador Christian Dussey
The International Development Conference at Harvard Kennedy School of Government is a yearly student-organized, student-run conference dedicated to fostering a constructive dialogue between leading academics, practitioners, policymakers, and students concerned with creating a better world. The Conference is hosted at the Kennedy School and is a joint effort between students at Harvard and Carnegie Mellon University. The Ash Center was a co-sponsor of the 2013 event.
Joseph Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville, MA; Brad Lander, Council Member, New York City; and Hollie Russon-Gilman, Ash Center
Co-sponsored by the Regional, State, Local & Tribal Governance Public Interest Council, HKS
About the Seminar What would happen if citizens got together to decide collectively how budgets are spent? Participatory budgeting began in Brazil, where it is used in more than 100 cities, and has just recently spread to the United States. Council Member Brad Lander helped to spearhead the efforts of eight New York City council members to put their capital budgets, totaling around $10 million, up to this democratic process. He will speak about the vision, the benefits, and the challenges of this exciting new experiment in urban democracy.... Read more about Reinventing Urban Democracy in New York and Somerville
About the Seminar Applications to the Innovation in American Government Awards program have provided a forum for the nation’s public sector innovators to tell their stories: stories of persistence, controversy, and vindication. Sandford Borins has used those stories to create databases to characterize the nature and evolution of innovative programs and characteristics of successful innovations. Replicating his path-breaking research of the early nineties (published in his 1997 book Innovating with Integrity), Professor Borins has just completed his analysis of applications to the 2010 Innovations in American Government Awards. He will present both qualitative and quantitative research to account for the persistence of innovation and its necessary transformations.... Read more about Innovation in American Government: Change and Continuity Over Two Decades
Co-sponsored by the Program on Crisis Leadership, the Black Policy Caucus, the Crisis Management Student Group, and the Regional, State, Local and Tribal Governance PIC Refreshments Served
A book about collective resilience,We Shall Not Be Moved tells the stories of five New Orleans neighborhoods – Broadmoor, Hollygrove, Lakeview, the Lower Ninth Ward, and Village de l’Est – as residents rebuild in the years after the levee failures. In this presentation, Harvard author Tom Wooten will focus on the potential and limits of community-based recovery efforts. He will also highlight the role that Kennedy School students and faculty played to support Broadmoor’s recovery effort.
Professor Apiwat Ratanawaraha, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and the Ash Center
About the Event Chaired by: Hue-Tam Ho Tai, Kenneth T. Young Professor of Sino-Vietnamese History, Harvard University; With Introduction by Bish Sanyal, Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning, MIT, and Director of SPURS/HUMPHREY program, MIT; Discussants: Rahul Mehrotra, Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and Diane E. Davis, Professor of Urbanism and Development, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Recognized as one of the most prolific Thai urban planners in his generation, Ratanawahara will discuss multiple challenges facing the futures of Thai cities in the next two decades. These challenges include population aging, foreign migration, economic integration with other Southeast Asian countries and China, large-scale infrastructure investment, and political, as well as administrative decentralization.... Read more about Shaping the Futures of Thai Cities: The Second Annual Thailand @ Harvard Lecture
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality
Corey Brettschneider, Professor of Political Science, Brown University
About the Seminar How should a liberal democracy respond to hate groups and others that oppose the ideal of free and equal citizenship? The democratic state faces the hard choice of either protecting the rights of hate groups and allowing their views to spread, or banning their views and violating citizens’ rights to freedoms of expression, association, and religion. Avoiding the familiar yet problematic responses to these issues, political theorist Corey Brettschneider proposes a new approach called value democracy. The theory of value democracy argues that while the state should protect the right to express illiberal beliefs, the state should also engage in democratic persuasion when it speaks through its various expressive capacities: publicly criticizing, and giving reasons to reject, hate-based or other discriminatory viewpoints.... Read more about When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?