124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Jorrit de Jong, Lecturer in Public Policy and Management and Academic Director for the Innovations in Government Program Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts and Senior Fellow, Ash Center
About the Session In this interactive session, Professor Jorrit de Jong and Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone will help participants develop a set of concrete recommendations for how cities like Somerville might consider the ideas and solutions discussed during the study group, from adopting or scaling tech innovations that will benefit all residents to pursuing policy goals such as tech equity and greater public engagement.... Read more about Cities, Technology and Democracy Study Group Session 4: A Call to Action
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA
A Challenges to Democracy Conversation with
Joan Blades, co-founder of MoveOn.org, MomsRising.org, and LivingRoomConversations.org Mark Meckler, President of Citizens for Self-Governance, Co-Founder and former National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship (Moderator)
About the Event There are some who argue that the gridlock and partisanship affecting Washington is simply a reflection of the polarizing discourse and growing divide within the American public. Can we engage in more civil conversations and find common ground between the political left and right in the U.S.? Two great American leaders representing the left and the right, Joan Blades, co-founder of Momsrising.org and Moveon.org, and Mark Meckler, co-founder of Citizens for Self Governance and Tea Party Patriots, have come together to promote and encourage a safe format to build trust, appreciation for other views, and relationships.... Read more about The Tea Party and MoveOn: Finding Common Ground?
124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Matt Lira, National Republican Senatorial Committee Macon Phillips, U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship (Moderator)
About the Event This panel will feature a discussion between two of Washington’s best known digital media experts-representing both the right and the left side of the political spectrum – on the potential of digital technology to influence American democracy. There is disagreement about the significance and character of how digital technology is transforming the political process. Panelists will discuss how digital media has transformed the U.S. political landscape, or at least political communication, within both the realm of electoral politics and issue advocacy? Specifically, how have political parties and institutions differed in their attempts to harness the power of digital media to communicate with voters or potential voters?... Read more about Digital Democracy: Is Digital Technology Transforming the US Political Landscape as Expected?
Qniversity, Union Crossing, 2nd Floor, 50 Island Street, Lawrence, MA
A Panel Discussion on the Lawrence Experience Welcome Remarks by Daniel Rivera, Mayor of Lawrence
Featuring Jessica Andors, Executive Director, Lawrence Community Works Sr. Eileen Burns, SNDdeN, Executive Director, Notre Dame Education Center–Lawrence Zoila Gomez, Immigration Attorney Eliana Martinez, Teacher, Lawrence International High School Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, Harvard Kennedy School Asma Khalid, Reporter, WBUR (Moderator)
Reception and Panel Discussion
This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.
About the Event Immigration policy and paths to citizenship are hotly contested topics on the national stage, yet the impact of immigration is most often experienced on the local level. Lawrence and communities like it across the country are on the frontlines dealing with important questions and tensions that immigration can present.... Read more about Integrating Immigrant Communities into Civic and Political Life
124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Using Technology to Increase Civic Engagement in Public Decision Making
Quinton Mayne, Assistant Professor of Public Policy Tom Cosgrove, Co-Founder and Current Board Member, New Voice Strategies
About the Session This interactive session will focus on ways that traditional organizing and mobilizing campaigns are incorporating digital strategies to increase engagement in the policy making process by both the public and interest groups. What are effective strategies to connect digital platforms with on-the-ground, face-to-face organizing? What are the challenges to engaging with local policy making in different sectors from education to conservation?... Read more about Cities, Technology and Democracy Study Group Session 3: From Potholes to Policies
124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Susan Crawford, John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property at Harvard Law School and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
About the Session This interactive session will focus on government officials and civic activists using new data tools to transform city government, in particular on the institutional and cultural considerations of organizational change, from bureaucratic hurdles to communicating and sharing data across departments and across sectors to the importance of leadership.
Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
Some Missing Pieces in the Mid-1960s Korean Development Story
Ambassador Princeton Lyman, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and South Africa
Professor Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and former Legal Adviser of the Department of State
Dr. David Cole, retired lecturer on economics at Harvard
Moderated by Professor Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History
Description David C. Cole and Princeton N. Lyman were senior members of the United States Operations Mission (USOM) in Korea in the mid-1960s. They played important roles in reshaping the relationships between the Korean and U.S. governments and shifting the focus of both Korean and U.S. policies from stabilization to accelerating economic development. Their book, Korean Development: the Interplay of Politics and Economics, written under the auspices of the Harvard Center for International Affairs and published by Harvard University Press in 1971, described and analyzed the rapidly changing political and economic conditions and policies in Korea during the mid-1960s.... Read more about Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
Hauser Conference Room, Room B-L-4, Belfer Building
In this career brownbag, Ashley Zohn (HKS 2011), will discuss her experience working at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s FEMAStat program and – more broadly – provide insight on building a career in the emergency management field.
Cosponsored by the Crisis Management Student Group at Harvard Kennedy School; and the Program on Crisis Leadership, Ash and Taubman Centers, Harvard Kennedy School, with generous support from the Office of Career Advancement.
Wiener Auditorium, Ground Floor, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA
Errol Morris, Filmmaker and AuthorArchon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship (Moderator)
Seats are limited and will be first come first serve.
About the Event Join us for a screening of The Unknown Known, Errol Morris’ latest documentary film profiling former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Following the screening, Morris will participate in a discussion, moderated by Archon Fung, on the expansion of presidential power and the potential threats it poses to our democracy’s compact between the chief executive, Congress, the courts, and the people. In The Unknown Known, Rumsfeld gives unprecedented access to the Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris. Whether you think Rumsfeld is a patriot or a liar, he is always fascinating.... Read more about The Unknown Known: Film Screening and Discussion Featuring Director Errol Morris