2015

  • 2015 Sep 01

    2015 Ash Center Open House

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

    Interested in Good Governance, Public Participation, Civic Tech and Policy Innovation?


    Innovation Field Lab student teamsJoin us at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation’s 2015 Open House!

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  • 2015 Aug 12

    Asia Public Policy Forum 2015: The Financing and Delivery of Public Health Services in Asia

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    Asia Public Policy Forum 2015:

    The Financing and Delivery of Public Health Services in Asia

    Background and Objectives

    The primary long-term objective of our annual Asia Public Policy Forums (APPFs) is to integrate Indonesian public policy researchers and implementers into regional and global public policy communities to create informal public policy support networks for Indonesian public policy scholars and leaders. A...

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  • 2015 Aug 07

    Responsible Business Leadership in China and the US: Private Sector and Public Value

    12:00pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Alison Dining Room and NYE ABC, 5th Floor, Taubman Building Harvard Kennedy School of Government 79 JFK Street Cambridge, MA

    The Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)  are pleased to host a conference on responsible business leadership in China and the United States as part of their joint research and executive education initiative on private roles for public goals. Current research, practical implications and the intellectual agenda moving forward will be part of the discussion. Renowned speakers will share their views on the topic.

    The event will start off with a reception from 12:00 -1:00 pm in...

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  • 2015 May 20

    Innovations in American Government Awards: Finalist Presentations

    1:30pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Cambridge, MA

    Government Works: We'll Show You How

    Join us to hear each of the nine finalist programs for the Innovations in American Government Awards make a presentation to the Innovations National Selection Committee in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School.  

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  • 2015 May 19

    Sparking Change: Symposium on Public Sector Innovation

    1:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA

    About the Symposium

    Join public officials from cities, towns, and state agencies across Massachusetts for a nuts and bolts conversation on fostering innovation in government. Participants will join the nine finalists for Harvard University's Innovations in American Government Award for an exchange of ideas and experiences on transforming how we address our toughest public problems. The small group discussions will focus on novel yet practical solutions as well as implementation: how to get good ideas started, how to tackle the bureaucratic hurdles, where and how to leverage funding and support, and more.... Read more about Sparking Change: Symposium on Public Sector Innovation

  • 2015 May 12

    #Hack4Congress Congressional Briefing and Demo

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC

    Hundreds of civic hackers, technologists, policy wonks, engaged citizens, and others have come together at three #Hack4Congress events across the country to send a simple message to Congress: it’s time to bring government into the 21st century, and we’re here to help.

    With our co-organizer The OpenGov Foundation, the Ash Center now invites you to one more #Hack4Congress event. Meet and support the winners from #Hack4Congress Cambridge ('Congress Connect'),...

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  • 2015 May 07

    Police Violence and Crime in Rio de Janeiro: Evaluating the Pacifying Police Units

    4:10pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

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

    About the Event:

    Police brutality and violent crime have been major problems in Rio de Janeiro. Violence has affected mostly the poor, especially those living in favelas. Using a multi-method research design, we explore some of the institutional, contextual and individual factors that account for police use of lethal force and how police violence varies through time and across space. We also present an evaluation of the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs), a form of proximity policing introduced in over 40 favelas between 2008 and 2014. Using geo-coded data on lethal violence during that period, we employ a quasi-experimental method to evaluate the extent to which the UPPs have reduced police violence and violent crime in the city of Rio de Janeiro.... Read more about Police Violence and Crime in Rio de Janeiro: Evaluating the Pacifying Police Units

  • 2015 May 06

    Family Philanthropy and International Strategy of Philanthropy

    3:45pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA

    About the Speaker:

    Mr. Niu Gensheng is the founder of the Lao Niu Foundation and Mengniu Group, as well as a co-founder of Yili Group. Mr. Niu currently serves as Vice President of the China Charity Forum, and as Vice Director of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) China Council.

    Mr. Niu has received wide recognition both as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. CCTV honored him as “China Economic Person of the Year”, and selected as “China’s Most Influential Business Leader” five years in a row. The Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs has twice awarded Mr. Niu the Most Caring Individual Donor Award, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award and Special Achievement Award. Mr. Niu’s leadership in environmental protection was recognized by TNC, which presented him with their prestigious Oak Leaf Award.

    The Lao Niu Foundation is the first private family foundation in China, and was established in late 2004 by Mr. Niu Gensheng and his family. The foundation is committed to the globalization of philanthropy, and to international philanthropic programs. The Niu family shares Mr. Niu’s devotion to philanthropy, and actively participates in the foundation. In order to further expand their active participation in family philanthropy, Mr. Niu’s children have also established the Laoniu Brother & Sister Foundation.

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