Ash Community Speaker Series - From Republican to Democrat


Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


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

My Partisan Purgatory and the Voiceless Electorate that Could Save Democracy  

Join us for a discussion with Roy and Lila Ash Fellow Beth Fukumoto. Named one of Washington Post "The Fix's 40 under 40" rising political stars and Business Insider’s “8 of the most influential millennial women in US politics,” Beth was the first elected Republican to leave the Republican Party following the election of Donald Trump. Once the youngest, female Republican leader in the United States, Beth most recently served as the Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. In 2018, her story landed her on Apolitical’s list of the “World’s 100 Most Influential Young People in Government.”

Lunch served. 

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. Individuals interested in taking part in the Community Speaker Series should contact Tim Glynn-Burke, Executive Director for Programs.