Past Events

  • 2022 Feb 18

    Pandemic Politics: The Deadly Toll of Polarization in the Age of COVID

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    The COVID-19 crisis has created more casualties than any war or public health crisis in American history, but the scale and grim human toll of the pandemic were not inevitable. In this talk, Professor Shana Kushner Gadarian of Syracuse University will examine how the politicization of COVID-19 led ordinary citizens to prioritize partisan concerns over the common good—and let political “teams” rather than sound science dictate their behavior.

    Drawing on a wealth of new data on public opinion to show how pandemic politics has touched all aspects of our lives—from...

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  • 2022 Feb 17

    2022 Student Summer Opportunities Information Session

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    The Ash Center is proud to support students as they advance their research and learning outside of the classroom. This summer, we encourage interested students to apply for opportunities that span promoting innovative practices in democracy, advancing research related to China, exploring key policy issues in Vietnam, and working hands-on to support the priorities of Native nations. 

    Harvard students are invited to join us for an information session on Thursday, February 17th at 12:00PM ET to discuss available fellowships, internship, and research...

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  • 2022 Feb 11

    Indonesian Language Class - Every Friday

    Repeats every week every Friday until Fri May 13 2022 .
    2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    Harvard community members and other Boston-area students and scholars are invited to join us during the fall semester every Friday for a free, online Indonesian language class, starting February 4th:

    • 2-3:20 PM for intermediate students
    • 3:40-5 PM for beginner students

    Course Description

    This class is not for credit and open to all Harvard students, faculty, fellows, and staff members as well as other Boston-area students and scholars. The lessons will be...

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  • 2022 Feb 11

    First Session: Corruption and Anticorruption Student Study Group: Insights and Lessons from the Field

    10:00am to 11:00am

    Location: 

    Virtual

    This online study group, held on six Fridays 10-11 AM ET, is designed to engage HKS and Harvard degree students to understand global trends in corruption and anticorruption efforts, mechanics of systemic corruption, and current challenges controlling corruption. 

    Led by Professor Jeeyang Rhee Baum, who has over 30 years of experience working in and with developing democracies and several government agencies, the program will draw on the expertise of a range of HKS Ash fellows, practitioners and others from media and policy analysis organizations. ...

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  • 2022 Feb 10

    The Great Korean Foreign Policy Debate: Part 3

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    As the March South Korea election approaches, this virtual event will include a conversation between Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government Senior Research Fellow William Overholt and Dr. Cheol Soo Ahn (Presidential candidate of the minor opposition People's Party).

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    This webinar is being co-hosted by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business...

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  • 2022 Feb 10

    How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans - and How We Can Fix It

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    On Thursday, February 10, join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at the Ash Center in the virtual JFK Jr. Forum for a discussion about how the American tax system rewards white people while further exploiting and harming Black people’s economic realities. Dorothy Brown, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University, author of “The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans—and How We Can Fix It” will be joined in discussion by moderator Mehrsa Baradaran, author of “The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap,”...

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  • 2022 Feb 10

    Does Corruption Really Disappear as Countries Grow Richer?

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    This webinar will be given by Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as part of M-RCBG's weekly Business & Government Series. This event is cosponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. 

    Yuen Yuen Ang is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (2016) and China's Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption (2020). In 2021, she was named by Apolitical among the Top 100 Most Influential Academics in Government. She is also the inaugural recipient of the Theda Skocpol Prize...

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  • 2022 Feb 04

    Indonesian Language Class - Every Friday

    2:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    Harvard community members and other Boston-area students and scholars are invited to join us during the fall semester every Friday for a free, online Indonesian language class, starting February 4th:

    • 2-3:20 PM for intermediate students
    • 3:40-5 PM for beginner students

    Course Description

    This class is not for credit and open to all Harvard students, faculty, fellows, and staff members as well as other Boston-area students and scholars. The lessons will be...

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  • 2022 Feb 04

    China Study Student Group: Voices and Analysis from the Field

    9:30am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    This online study group, held on six Fridays 9:30-10:30 AM ET is designed to engage HKS degree students to understand China’s historical rise, critical current challenges, and its role in the world moving forward. Led by Professors Tony Saich and Edward Cunningham, who combined leverage over 75 years of experience working in and with China, the program will also draw on the expertise of a range of HKS Ash Center China programs postdoctoral fellows, practitioners and others from business, media, and policy analysis. Our goal is to have...

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  • 2022 Feb 03

    The Great Korean Foreign Policy Debate: Part 2

    9:00am to 10:00am

    Location: 

    Virtual event, registration required

    As the March South Korea election approaches, this virtual event will include a conversation between Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government Senior Research Fellow William Overholt and Amb. Wi Sung-Lac, foreign policy advisor to South Korean presidential candidate Lee Jae-Myung.

    Register here

    This webinar is being co-hosted by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center...

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