Ash Community Speaker Series -- A Framework for Change: Community Organizing in Japan and Jordan


Friday, February 16, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


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

Join Kanoko Kamata MC/MPA ’12, former Ash Center Fellow and current Research Associate for the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Relations and Executive Director of Community Organizing Japan, and Rawan Zeine MC/MPA ’18, Ash Ford Foundation Mason Fellow and Founder of Ta3leelah, an organization that creates spaces for self-expression, social cohesion and community efficacy.  Both Kamata and Zeine used a common community organizing structure to create their respective organizations, which they will discuss.  This structure was developed by Marshall Ganz, Harvard Senior Lecturer in Public Policy; he will moderate this session.

This event is the first installment of the Ash Community Speaker Series for the spring semester.  Lunch will be served.  

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.