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2020 Oct 21

Value Clashes, Power Competition & Community Trust: Why An NGO's Earthquake Recovery Program Faltered

9:00am to 10:30am

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Value Clashes, Power Competition & Community Trust: Why An NGO's Earthquake Recovery Program Faltered in Rural China 

Join the Ash Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) for a discussion with Deng Yanhua, Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Nanjing University; HYI Visiting Scholar, 2020-21. Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, will...

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2020 Oct 21

Beyond Beliefs: How Political Organizers Reach Christian Communities on the Margins

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

As the 2020 election looms, religion continues to play a consistent and dizzying role in American electoral politics. Traditionally, party operatives and pollsters on both sides of the aisle tend to treat religion as a constituency, using demographics to categorize different identity groups and predict voting patterns. However, as part of the larger debates about organizing strategy and tactics in the wake of 2016, scholars, journalists, and organizers themselves are starting to pay attention to the unexpected ways in which religion shows up in elections. This includes religion’s...

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2020 Oct 23

China Study Student Group - Voices and Analysis from the Field [Session Four]

11:00am to 12:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

China Study Student Group: Voices and Analysis from the Field 

This fourth session will be led by students with relevant experience, along with Professors Saich and Cunningham, to focus on the practical and broader implications of current US-China tensions.

This study group, held on six Fridays 11am-12pm to accommodate the widest range of time zones globally, engages HKS degree students to understand China’s rise and its role in the world moving forward. Led by Professors Tony Saich and Edward Cunningham, who...

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2020 Oct 26

Queer the Vote: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Community Ahead of the 2020 Elections

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

The LGBTQ community has made significant strides towards equality and progress in recent years, but has also faced renewed hostility and political setbacks. Across the country, practitioners and activists are working to mobilize a diverse coalition and encourage them to make their voices heard on Election Day. Join the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation as we discuss the priorities of LGBTQ voters and how they are being mobilized to get out and vote this November. Dr. Timothy Patrick McCarthy will moderate.

This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy...

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2020 Oct 27

Will This Election Pick the Next President: Election Break Down and What to Do About It

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

The upcoming US election is unlike any in recent memory. Many are afraid that this most basic process of Americans voting to select their next President may break down. In this discussion, we’ll explore what election break down could look like: a President refusing to concede, a state legislature disregarding the popular vote, a tie breaker by a Supreme Court some view as illegitimate, Congress deciding the election according to “contingent election” provisions, or something else altogether? We’ll also explore how a wide range of democracy organizations and civic networks are...

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2020 Oct 29

#BlackLivesMatter Across the Americas: Black Youth Organizers and the Struggle for Racial Justice

4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Virtual event, registration required
Join the second event in the What Justice Looks Like series for a conversation with activists from Black youth-led movements from the US and Latin America, leading the struggle against racial injustice, from police violence to structural racism and disparate effects of the COVID pandemic on racialized and low-income communities.

Speakers include:
  • Ana Belique, Reconocido Movement (Santo Domingo)
  • Daniela Rincón, Casa Cultural El Chontaduro (Cali)
  • Marcelle Decothé, Marielle Franco Institute/Favelas Na Luta/Rio de Janeiro Youth Forum (Rio de...
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2020 Nov 06

China Study Student Group - Voices and Analysis from the Field [Session Five]

11:00am to 12:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

This fifth session is titled, "What does doing business in China tell us about Chinese politics – the ICT sector" and will feature Ash Center Senior Fellow Paul Clifford.

China Study Student Group: Voices and Analysis from the Field 

This study group, held on six Fridays 11am-12pm to accommodate the widest range of time zones globally, engages HKS degree students to understand China...

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2020 Nov 16

What Explains the Resilience of Chinese Communist Party Rule?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Virtual event, registration required

Join the Ash Center and the SOAS China Institute for a talk at 12:00 PM ET (5:00 PM GMT) with Ash Center Director Tony Saich about the different explanations for the continued resilience of CCP rule. While the Chinese party-state can employ coercion and threaten those individuals and groups it deems to be a danger, it is inconceivable that it could retain sufficient authority over the long-term through the threat of force alone. This talk will consider the shift from the CCP’s use of charismatic authority and the importance of ideology to its manipulation of nationalism, historical...

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2020 Nov 19

Book Talk -- Under Beijing's Shadow: Southeast Asia's China Challenge

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

Join us in discussion with author Murray Hiebert, senior associate of the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), about his new book Under Beijing's Shadow: Southeast Asia's China Challenge. Jay Rosengard, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, will moderate. 

About the book 

China’s rise and stepped-up involvement in Southeast Asia have prompted a blend of anticipation and unease among its smaller neighbors. The stunning growth of China has...

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2020 Nov 20

China Study Student Group - Voices and Analysis from the Field [Session Six]

11:00am to 12:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

This final session is titled, "China and BRI: Analysis and Implications" and will feature Ash Center Fellow Shirley Yu.

China Study Student Group: Voices and Analysis from the Field 

This study group, held on six Fridays 11am-12pm to accommodate the widest range of time zones globally, engages HKS degree students to understand China’s rise and its role in the world moving forward. Led by...

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