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2021 Jan 28

2021 Bloomberg Harvard Summer Fellowship Info Session

5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

Please join the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative to learn more about the Bloomberg Harvard Summer Fellowship, a 10-week placement in city government where you'll have the chance to tackle issues of salience to US mayors.

Harvard graduate students will be competitively selected for the opportunity to spend the summer embedded in local government. Then, this multi-disciplinary cohort of fellows will learn how to apply the tools of data-driven decision making, prototyping, and cross-sector collaboration to help city leaders drive government performance and...

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2021 Feb 08

Lessons from Canada's COVID-19 Response

5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

Canada took early steps to manage the spread of COVID-19 by closing borders, limiting travel, and instituting lockdowns at the provincial level. Although these early efforts initially succeeded in managing the spread of COVID-19, they failed to prevent a second wave of cases from overwhelming the country’s public health system. The situation became so dire in Canada’s largest province, Ontario, that private long-term care facilities required military support to manage patient care. The Hon. Harjit S. Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, will join ...

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2021 Feb 09

Social Media, Misinformation, and Election Integrity: A Technology and Democracy Workshop with Kevin Chan from Facebook

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Join Kevin Chan, Facebook Director of Public Policy, Canada; AY 2020-2021 Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellow, for a dynamic, hands-on workshop engaging with real-world issues around social media platforms, misinformation, and election integrity. Participants will tackle critical questions head-on by working in groups representing key stakeholders, including election officials, political parties, civil society, and online platforms, in a simulation framed around the 2019 federal election in Canada. The session will...

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2021 Feb 11

Lessons from Mexico's COVID-19 Response

5:00pm to 6:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

With daily reported cases reaching approximately 12,000, Mexico is among the top 15 countries with known cases of COVID-19. This high rate of infection has challenged Mexico’s leaders to adapt and respond effectively while also forcing them to spend considerable time countering criticism of their efforts. Zoé Alejandro Robledo, Director General of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, will join moderator Ricardo Hausmann, Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political...

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2021 Feb 23

Political Geographies of the Populist Right

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

Support for populist right-wing parties and candidates has increased considerably across the globe in recent years. In addition to this overall rise in support, receptiveness towards the exclusionary, reactionary rhetoric and policies of Bolsonaro, Trump, Modi or their European counterparts all have their own distinct electoral geographies. Join Ash Center Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow Pauliina Patana and a global panel of experts as they discuss how to make sense of these deep geographic divides, similarities and differences in spatial patterns across countries, strategies parties are...

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