This event concluded on June 25, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
When HBO series Watchmen premiered in October 2019, the show—a dramatically different take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s original comic book/graphic novel—was noted for its direct confrontation of racism in America. Systemic racism, police brutality, collective trauma, and vigilante justice are all central themes to the TV remix. In light of ongoing deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police, nationwide protests, and calls for...
Join the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative (RCPI) for a webinar featuring Amira Hass, Fellow at the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative and Haaretz Correspondent for the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
The webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Registration is required to attend.
This event concluded on June 22, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
The Green New Deal is alternatively viewed as a bold and progressive American solution to climate change or an economically destructive government intrusion into private enterprise. Yet in the European Union, the ideas behind the Green New deal have become the consensus solution to decarbonization and which underpins much of the official climate change roadmap of the European Commission. With consensus on one side of the Atlantic, and...
This event concluded on June 10, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a large toll on public health and the economy. Several leading thinkers have proposed a massive public jobs program, reminiscent of the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration, that would hire hundreds of thousands who need employment to both fight COVID-19 and enhance health care in the United States.
Alan Khazei, founder of City Year, Be the Change, and current candidate for Congress, co-...
This event concluded on June 9, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
Protests continue to sweep across the United States following the violent killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and countless others at the hands of police. Join the Ash Center for a conversation with leading scholars and practitioners about the protests, their place in the long fight for social justice, and what they tell us about the state of democracy in America today.
This event concluded on June 4, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
Join the Ash Center for a International Festival of Arts and Ideas event. Former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles Rapoport will moderate a conversation with political commentator and author Heather McGhee, political activist and CEO of Voto Latino María Teresa Kumar, and political scholar Archon Fung, all of whom have spent their lives working to strengthen our democracy. Together...
This event concluded on May 27, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.
COVID-19 is amplifying a fundamental democratic mismatch: the vulnerable, often low-income and of-color, workers who are among the most affected by this pandemic have little influence over decisions — in companies and governments — about how this pandemic is managed.
Like governments around the world, America’s 574 federally recognized tribal nations are racing to protect their citizens from the coronavirus. Impacting tribes at a rate four times higher than for the US population, the pandemic is testing the limits of tribal public health infrastructures. Simultaneously, shuttered casinos and other business enterprises are crippling tribal economies. Coupled with an inefficient federal response, resources to provide critical governmental services are being rapidly depleted, intensifying the crisis.