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.
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:
Nick Hambridge, Associate Director of Emergency Management, Harvard University
Steven Catalano, Special Advisor to the Chief, Harvard University Police Department
Professor 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
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