Island Governance: Student Perspectives from the Indian Ocean to the Caribbean

Date: 

Friday, February 12, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

About the Event

Join three HKS students for a discussion of Island governance, development and infrastructure, from three different perspectives. Paula Brown, a Mid-Career Mason and Ash Center Ford Foundation Mason Fellow, is a Transportation Planner in Kingston Jamaica. Deloris Wilson, a joint-degree MPA student at the Kennedy School and JD Candidate at Georgetown Law, has worked with the government of Sint Maarten to create an innovation lab, first as an Ash Center Summer Fellow and more recently through an independent research project. Ashveena Gajeelee, also a Mid-Career Mason student, spent many years working with the Ministry of Finance of Mauritius prior to coming to the Kennedy School.

Together, they will discuss their shared experiences and the contrasts between these nations, highlighting the unique challenges and opportunities governments face in island settings.

About the Series

The Ash Center Student Speaker Series highlights and explores the implications and lessons learned from the research projects or applied learning experiences of Harvard University students supported by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Each week, we invite two students to offer brief remarks on their work, or a response to one another’s work, and then open the table for discussion. The series will take place each Friday at noon in the Ash Center foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North. Lunch will be provided.