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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: Contours of the George Floyd Uprising
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Crowd Counting Consortium: Contours of the George Floyd Uprising

Just how large and broad was that wave of protests after the death of George Floyd? How destructive was it? And how did police and right-wing counter-protesters respond to it?

Lessons from Mexico’s COVID-19 Response

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Lessons from Mexico’s COVID-19 Response

Zoé Alejandro Robledo, Director General of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, joined the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School to discuss the country’s experience with COVID-19, including both the successes and the many challenges its leaders have encountered as they sought to bring the crisis to an end.

Tarek Masoud Reflects on the Arab Spring Ten Years Later
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Tarek Masoud Reflects on the Arab Spring Ten Years Later

As the world looks back on the events that convulsed much of the Middle East a decade ago during what became known as the Arab Spring, the Ash Center sat down with Tarek Masoud, Professor of Public Policy and Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman Professor of International Relations, to discuss the prospects for democracy in the region today.

Lessons from Canada’s COVID-19 Response

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Lessons from Canada’s COVID-19 Response

The Hon. Harjit S. Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, joined Juliette Kayyem, Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security and Faculty Director of the Homeland Security Project at Harvard Kennedy School, to discuss these and other experiences in Canada’s response to COVID-19.