Ash Community Speaker Series - Democracy in Action: Civic engagement to defending fundamental rights


Friday, October 18, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

Join us for a discussion with Ford Foundation Mason Fellows Renzo Lavin and Marina Kusumawardhani. Tim Glynn-Burke, Ash Center Executive Director, Programs, will moderate. 

Lunch will be served. 


Renzo Lavin is a Ford Foundation Mason Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to HKS, he served as Co-Executive Director of the Civil Association for Equality and Justice (ACIJ), a civil society organization based in Argentina, dedicated to the promotion of democracy and the defense of fundamental rights. 

Marina Kusumawardhani, a Ford Foundation Mason Fellow, worked for the Indonesian President Joko Widodo for the past four years in his digital/social media strategist and data analytics team, and 8 years in general as a tech consultant in the fields of politics, civic engagement, and inclusive development. Marina co-founded “Code4Nation”, an Indonesian ICT association whose projects included organizing the world’s largest hackathons and app/coding training in rural Indonesia. 

About the Ash Community Speaker Series

The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students, faculty, fellows, and alumni whose research or other academic work is supported by the Ash Center. The series is a forum to discuss new ideas, innovative work, and ongoing projects that are related to the Ash Center's mission to make the world a better place by advancing excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion.