Events

Upcoming Events

2019 Apr 23

Huawei Technologies: World-Class Company or State Agent?

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Floor 2.5, Harvard Kennedy School

China has come a long way from relying on imports to support its telecommunications sector. Today, telecommunications companies in China not only fulfill that nation’s growing needs but have a global reach. In this context, how should we understand the stunning and controversial emergence of China’s leading technology firm, Huawei Technologies? To what extent has Huawei’s rise been due to its leadership, strategy, corporate culture and ability to innovate? How much of this success as a “national champion” has been driven by the Chinese Party-State’s industrial policy and support?...

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2019 Apr 24

Becoming 2020 Campaign Staff: A Peer-to-Peer Skill Building Workshop Series

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Join the Ash Center and HKS student organizers, seasoned campaigners, to learn everything you need to know about working and winning campaigns ahead of the 2020 elections.  Facilitating this workshop will be Megan Costello MC/MPA, Gwen Camp MC/MPA, Tahra Goraya MC/MPA, and Jonathan Sclarsic MC/MPA. This workshop is the second in a two-part series.

This event has been moved and will now be held in the Ash Center Foyer, not suite 100N. 

Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, this...

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2019 Apr 29

Study Group: Putting the Public Back in Government Session 3

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn, Suite 100N, Room 106

Social Auditing in the Chilean Parliament: Using collective intelligence to evaluate legislation

Join Ash Center Democracy Fellows, Victoria Alsina and Maria Maroto, as they debate how civic engagement can improve the lawmaking process and the quality of policies in government. This session specifically spotlights the Chilean Congress’ use of citizen focus groups to understand the effectiveness of new laws post-implementation. Chile has used this participatory evaluation approach, also referred to as “social auditing...

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2019 Apr 30

India's National Elections 2019: Major Issues, Likely Scenarios

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Ash Center foyer, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 200N
Join Ashutosh Varshney, Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences at Brown University and Ash Center resident fellow, for a discussion on India's 2019 national elections. Professor Varshney will discuss the major policy issues dominating the campaign and examine likely political scenarios following the vote. Lunch will be provided. 
 
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2019 May 03

Study Group: Reimagining Civic Discourse on Social Media

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School

The application for this study group has closed. 

Students and fellows at Harvard and surrounding universities are invited to apply for a spring semester study group with Ash Center Fellow Deepti Doshi, Director of Community Partnerships at Facebook, MC/MPA '12; and Mo Safdari, former Program Manager for Election Integrity at Facebook, MBA/MPP. 

Building constructive civic discourse on social media is an urgent challenge. This study group will take you behind the scenes to...

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2019 May 07

Learning through Video Essays: A Screening & Discussion on Using Video as a Student Learning Tool

11:30am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Room 436, Wexner Building, Fourth Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

Over the past academic year, four students worked closely with Harvard Kennedy School’s Jorrit de Jong and Ash Center’s Cecily Tyler to pilot a unique course offering and explore the video essay as an integrative teaching tool in field-based and design-oriented classes. Join us for the premiere of four video essays, the culmination of the student and teaching team’s yearlong effort. The screening will be followed by a discussion about how video and other multimedia can be an integral part of coursework.... Read more about Learning through Video Essays: A Screening & Discussion on Using Video as a Student Learning Tool