Events

Upcoming Events

2018 Oct 16

Tech & Democracy Workshop -- User Safety vs. Freedom of Expression: Can social media platforms have both?

4:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Rubenstein 304, Harvard Kennedy School

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit. This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill.

In this session, participants will step into the shoes of a team member at a social media giant to learn the challenges that Trust and Safety, Legal, and Engineering teams face in balancing users’ safety with their right to freedom of expression. In becoming a Trust and Safety agent, participants will be tasked with examining social media content, determining what content violates the platform’s Community Guidelines and recommending how the content should be treated.... Read more about Tech & Democracy Workshop -- User Safety vs. Freedom of Expression: Can social media platforms have both?

2018 Oct 17

Crisis Management Career Panel

4:15pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, B-200, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School
Please join us for a career panel on domestic and international crisis management, featuring HKS mid-career students with professional experience in humanitarian aid, emergency management, and military operations. Light refreshments will be served.... Read more about Crisis Management Career Panel
2018 Oct 17

Levar Stoney and Virginia’s Campaign to Restore Felon Voting Rights

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, Harvard Kennedy School

Join Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, for a discussion about the state of voting rights, including the restoration of voting rights for felons. 

Refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Student Union at the Harvard Kennedy School.

2018 Oct 18

Book Talk -- Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

Join authors Maya Sen, Associate Professor of Public Policy, HKS, and Matt Blackwell, Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard, in discussion about their recent book, Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern PoliticsOrlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard, will moderate.

Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics

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2018 Oct 19

Ash Community Speaker Series: Streamlining Homeless Services in Oakland and Encouraging Equitable Growth in Grand Rapids

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center foyer, 124 Mt Auburn St, Suite 200N

David Huereca Hawthorne, MPP ’19 and Alyssa Davis, MPP ’19 will discuss their work to streamline homeless services in Oakland, CA and encourage equitable growth in Grand Rapids, MI. Tessa Kaneene, Program Manager for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, will moderate. 

 

Lunch will be served.  

The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students, faculty, fellows, and alumni whose research or other academic work is...

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2018 Oct 23

The Future of Giving & Next Generation Philanthropy in China

2:00pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Center Shanghai, 5/F, Shanghai IFC-HSBC Building, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai 200120, China

You're invited to join us for two public discussions held in conjunction with the Ash Center's China Philanthropy Conference. First, a practioners roundtable conversation and second, a public forum titled, "The Future of Giving & Next Generation Philanthropy in China." 

The schedule will be as follows

  • 2-3:30 - Practioners Roundtable
  • 3:30-4:00 - Break
  • 4:00-5:30 - Public Forum: The Future of Giving and Next Generation Philanthropy
  • 5:30-5:45 - ...
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2018 Oct 24

Study Group: Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Room 226

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, for the fourth session of a study group titled, "Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens." 

Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

The 2018 elections will not just be a question of who wins and who loses; they will be a stress test of America’s democratic processes. Issues of election safety, voting access, the new wild west of campaign finance and redistricting will have major impact for the future. This Study Group will feature experienced...

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2018 Oct 25

Democracy in Hard Places Seminar: How to Think About Democratic Dissatisfaction and Populism in the West

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200N

Join Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University, for a discussion analyzing various explanations for growing dissatisfaction with liberal democracy and rising populism in the West.  The talk will cover some of the main causes put forward by scholars and pundits, assess the evidence for these various causes, and suggest some ways the research agenda and our understandings of these crucial phenomena can move forward.... Read more about Democracy in Hard Places Seminar: How to Think About Democratic Dissatisfaction and Populism in the West

2018 Nov 01

Democracy in a Suddenly Hard Place: Confronting the Authoritarian Challenge in America

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200N

Democracy in the West, including in America, is suddenly under threat, just as it is in many other societies in which it has long been taken for granted. How can we understand the menace, and how can democracy advocates defeat it? Join M. Steven Fish, University of California, Berkeley, in discussion.... Read more about Democracy in a Suddenly Hard Place: Confronting the Authoritarian Challenge in America

2018 Nov 02

Ash Community Speaker Series: Why Local Democracy Still Matters for Urban Schools

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200N

Join Jonathan Collins, Ash Center Democracy Visiting Fellow, AY 2017 - 2019, for a discussion about the relationship between civic participation, local governance and urban schools. Collins' dissertation and current book project, Democracy Speaks: Rethinking Schools and Local Governance, demonstrates that both the way that residents feel about local government and the actual school board policies and outcomes produced by school boards both begin with the extent to which school boards establish a culture of deliberation with the public. However, the project also...

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2018 Nov 13

Study Group: Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Room 226

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, for the fifth session of a study group titled, "Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens." 

Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

The 2018 elections will not just be a question of who wins and who loses; they will be a stress test of America’s democratic processes. Issues of election safety, voting access, the new wild west of campaign finance and redistricting will have major impact for the future. This Study Group will feature experienced practitioners--...

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2018 Nov 27

Study Group: Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Room 226

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, for the sixth session of a study group titled, "Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens." 

Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

The 2018 elections will not just be a question of who wins and who loses; they will be a stress test of America’s democratic processes. Issues of election safety, voting access, the new wild west of campaign finance and redistricting will have major impact for the future. This Study Group will feature experienced practitioners--...

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2018 Dec 04

Study Group: Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Room 226

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, for the final session of a study group titled, "Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens." 

Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

The 2018 elections will not just be a question of who wins and who loses; they will be a stress test of America’s democratic processes. Issues of election safety, voting access, the new wild west of campaign finance and redistricting will have major impact for the future. This Study Group will feature experienced practitioners--...

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