• 2014 Feb 18

    Democratic Innovation in India: Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander in Dialogue

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


    Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge.MA

    A light lunch will be available

    During this seminar, HKS Lecturer Ken Winston will join two of India’s leading advocates for citizens’ rights, Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander, in a discussion of democratizing and empowerment efforts in the world’s most populous democracy. Their topics will include efforts to strengthen participatory democratic processes and to aid minorities in overcoming the citizenship denials that routinely make up their difficult lives. Ms. Roy and Mr. Mander are founding members of the National Campaign for the People’s Right to Information.

  • 2014 Feb 11

    Emergency Operations at Harvard: An Overview of Systems, Partnerships & Recent Incidents

    4:15pm to 6:00pm


    Suite 100/Room 106, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA

    In this seminar, senior emergency management officials from Harvard University and the City of Cambridge will discuss how they work with one another in preparing for and responding to emergencies and crisis events affecting the Harvard community. Speakers include:

  • 2014 Jan 29

    Civil Society in China

    4:10pm to 5:30pm


    Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor Taubman Building

    Civil Society in China coverProfessor Karla Simon
    Chair, International Center for Civil Society Law
    Affiliated Scholar, NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute

    Professor Karla Simon will be giving a book talk about her highly acclaimed book Civil Society in China at the Harvard Kennedy School. The book was awarded the number three spot on the list of Ten Best Humanitarian Books for 2103 by the Humanitarian Times.

    The subtitle for the book is The Legal Framework from Ancient Times to the “New Reform Era,” and in the book Professor Simon explored the connections between laws and regulations and social and economic development in the associational sphere. Her talk will draw these linkages, but she will also discuss the “contradictions” in the state’s treatment of civil society organizations in 2013.... Read more about Civil Society in China

  • 2014 Jan 16

    Automated Victim Notification

    (All day)


    Online Webinar

    First introduced two decades ago, automated victim notification (AVN) systems have been touted as an effective way to notify crime victims – at a reduced burden to the criminal justice system – with timely information about court events and status changes (such as release or transfer) regarding their offender. Recently, the National Institute of Justice released the first-ever nationwide evaluation of the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) program.... Read more about Automated Victim Notification