Making Democracy Count

The Making Democracy Count Seminar Series is a public dialogue series examining practical solutions to strengthening democracy and public engagement and participation in government in the United States and around the world.  The Ash Center will be convening academics, practitioners, technologists, community members, and elected officials to explore solutions to our democratic deficit.

2019 Oct 02

Book Talk -- Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor

4:00pm

Location: 

WCC 2004, Second Floor of Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

Join the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program for a discussion with Steven Greenhouse, long-time labor reporter for the New York Times, author of Beaten Down, Worked Up:  The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor....

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2019 Nov 13

Book Talk -- They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy with Author Lawrence Lessig

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

The Ash Center invites you to join a book talk with Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School and author of  They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy. This talk will be moderated...

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2018 Feb 22

Book Talk: "Democracy in America?"

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School , 79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA

Join us for a book talk with Benjamin Page and Martin Gilens, the authors of Democracy in America? What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About It. Archon Fung, HKS Academic Dean and Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, will moderate. Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, will serve as a respondent. 

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2017 Nov 08

Conference on Redistricting Reform at Harvard

(All day)

Location: 

Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

You are cordially invited to join the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for a day-long conference on gerrymandering, redistricting, and the fight for American democracy. As the Supreme Court prepares to hand down its decision in the most important case on political gerrymandering in a generation, join us for a convening of scholars, practitioners, and activists from around the country, as we seek to understand a path forward on redistricting reform. Our panelists will provide unique insight into the history of gerrymandering, the role of race in...

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2017 Feb 15

Women and Leadership: Responses to Challenging Times

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

Please join us for a discussion about women and leadership, featuring:

  • Leah Wright Rigueur, “Intersectionality at the Core”
    • Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Melissa Williams, “Representing Women in Theory and Practice”
    • Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto and Senior Visiting Scholar, Ash Center
  • Jane Mansbridge, "Organizing as Women and Avoiding Common Failures”
    • Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School

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