Public Education and System Change


Friday, October 17, 2014, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Conference Room, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Alvaro Henzler, MC/Mason ‘15 and Rivandra Royono, MPA/ID ‘16

Lunch will be provided.

About the Event
Education reform is a topic of perennial interest. Beyond debating what works or not, there are interesting lessons for understanding broader concepts in governance from system-level change and decentralization to movement building. Two Ash Center student fellows, Alvaro Henzler and Rivandra Royono, will discuss their own experience in educational reform in Peru and Indonesia, respectively. The conversation will explore both the role of international reform models in a local context as well as the resources and strategies required of a successful movement for systemic reform. The speakers will also explore decentralization and the challenges to reform presented by a collection of several education systems rather than a single, centrally-controlled system.

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 to table for discussion. The series will take place each Friday at 12 noon in the Ash Center conference room, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North. Lunch will be provided.