Democracy Entrepreneurship: Hands-on with Participatory Innovation


Friday, October 7, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


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

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Hear from two Ash Center Summer Fellows in Innovation on their experience working on participatory democratic innovations: the Citizen's Initiative Review in Massachusetts, and Participatory Budgeting in New York City. Each of these innovations aim to make democracy work better for everyone, but are advocated for and marketed by independent organizations. 

This event follows a theme established by a related event, The Ethics of Democracy Entrepreneurship, part of the Ash Center's Making Democracy Work Seminar Series. This is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5th, 2016, from 4:10 - 5:30 pm.


Ana Babovic, MC-Mason '16
Betsy Ribble, MPP '17
Sean Gray, PhD (moderator), SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow and Democracy Visiting Fellow, Ash Center

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.