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2019 Nov 18

Book Talk: State Capture with Author Alex Hertel-Fernandez

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Join us for a discussion with Alex Hertel-Fernandez, author of State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States -- and the Nation and Assistant Professor in Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University, will moderate. 

Refreshments served

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2019 Nov 19

Tech & Democracy Workshop with Google's Ramya Raghavan

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

How do we decipher fact from fiction in the technology age? Join us for a hands-on workshop with Ramya Raghavan, the current lead for civics and news outreach at Google, to build your media literacy. Learn about how Google News Initiative is trying to help journalism thrive in the digital age and build the tools to fact check the news we all consume.

The Ash Center's Technology and Democracy Workshop Series are hands-...

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2019 Nov 21

Getting Out the Intersectional Vote: What Do Black Women Voters Want?

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Join us, the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, and the Harvard Kennedy School Black Student Union for a discussion of the survey results from the 6th annual "Power of the Sister Vote” and how the priorities of Black women voters may shape key dimensions of the 2020 races.

Women of color, especially Black women, remain a key voting bloc, particularly within the Democratic Party....

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2019 Nov 22

Ash Community Speaker Series - Different Method, Same Result: Local Air Quality Data Manipulation in China

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Join Jesse Turiel, Ash Center China Energy Postdoctoral Fellow AY 2019-2021, for a discussion about his research on Chinese air quality reports and discrepancies in local Chinese government and U.S embassy data. Yinxian Zhang, Ash Center China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow AY 2019-2020, will...

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2019 Nov 26

Book Talk -- China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship?

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

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

Join us for a conversation with Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Professor of Political Science at Hong Kong Baptist University and author of China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship?The conversation will be moderated by Tony Saich, Ash Center Director and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs. 

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2019 Dec 03

Study Group -- A Democracy Agenda: Conversations with Leaders in the Field [Session Five]

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn St, Suite 160S, Room 105

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, and Tova Wang, Ash Center Democracy Fellow, for the final session of a five-part study group which will examine various aspects of the burgeoning democracy reform movement sweeping through states across the country. Throughout the semester, leading advocates, organizers and scholars on voting rights, social movements, and structural election reform will share their unique experiences and perspectives. The group will discuss democracy reform campaigns, lessons learned, and the...

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