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Avoiding conflict over conflicts of interest

Developing and enforcing conflict of interest policies is no simple task for anti-corruption advocates and ethics officials alike. Archon Fung and Dennis Thompson help to better understand the problem and examine when risk is underestimated and when it is overestimated.

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Crowd Counting Consortium: Stop Asian Hate
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Crowd Counting Consortium: Stop Asian Hate

Since the Atlanta-area murders, we have logged 126 events focused on this issue, most of them this past Saturday and Sunday, March 20–21.

Crowd Counting Consoritum: Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor
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Crowd Counting Consoritum: Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor

So far, the Crowd Counting Consortium has identified 47 events honoring Taylor on the anniversary of her death in more than 30 localities.

Voting Rights Battle Enters a New Round
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Voting Rights Battle Enters a New Round

On March 1, the Georgia House of Representatives passed H.B.531, a sweeping elections bill that critics and voting rights advocates were quick to note increases restrictions on absentee voting and curtails weekend early voting hours.

Myanmar After the Coup
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Myanmar After the Coup

During a recent Ash Center event, experts discussed how the people of Myanmar have responded to recent events and what potential remains for a democratic future in the country.

Political Geographies of the Populist Right

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Political Geographies of the Populist Right

The Ash Center Democracy Postdoctoral hosted Fellow Pauliina Patana and a global panel of experts for a discussion on how to make sense of these deep geographic divides, similarities and differences in spatial patterns across countries, strategies parties are using to mobilize voters across space and place, and other pertinent questions.