Media, Technology, and Civic Engagement


Friday, September 16, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge MA 02138

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

In the first Student Speaker Series event of the year, Glynis Startz and Cecily Tyler will discuss the role civic engagement has played in their work. Through two very different mediums—Glynis as an Ash Center Summer Fellow working on in-person and online engagement and outreach as part of a smart cities project in Chicago, and Cecily as a filmmaker using crowdsourced documentary film as a tool to empower communities to tell their own stories—both women have explored new and innovative ways to inspire people to take ownership over their own communities.


Glynis Startz MPP ’17, 2016 Ash Center Summer Fellow in Innovation
Cecily Tyler MC-MPA ‘16, Ash Center Research Fellow

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.