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Campus Protests and Police Force: An Ethical Framework

In a new essay, Archon Fung looks at this current wave of campus protests and asks if civil disobedience is permissible, and how much disruption should be tolerated at universities today.

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Communiqué Fall 2015, Volume 17

Communique Magazine

Communiqué Fall 2015, Volume 17

In this issue, we showcase the Innovation Field Lab, a new experiential learning course offered at the Harvard Kennedy School that is bringing data innovations to local Massachusetts communities.  We also profile Roy and Lila Ash Fellow Georgia Hollister Isman and her advocacy work in state and local politics.

Communiqué Spring 2015, Volume 16

Communique Magazine

Communiqué Spring 2015, Volume 16

In this issue, we recap our recent #Hack4Congress events and highlight the work of Bright Idea Award winners from across the country.  We also profile Roy and Lila Ash Fellow Humayun Sarabi and the organization he founded to advocate for women’s rights in Afghanistan.

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Hacking the Hill

#Hack4Congress helps unlock the power of democratic participation

Communiqué: Fall 2014, Volume 15

Communique Magazine

Communiqué: Fall 2014, Volume 15

In this issue, we are launching a new layout that we hope you will find compelling, both aesthetically and in substance. The cover story outlines the center’s recent research and initiatives promoting innovation in city governance and urban policy. In addition, we reflect on the first year of our Challenges to Democracy 10th anniversary event series and introduce a faculty Q & A and ”Alumni in the Field” feature.

Communiqué: Spring 2014, Volume 14

Communique Magazine

Communiqué: Spring 2014, Volume 14

In this issue, we highlight Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with alumni from the Fulbright School in Vietnam as well as recent events organized by the Center. Events include a forum marking the 35th anniversary of the normalization of US-China relations, a meeting of the Project on Municipal Innovation Advisory Group, and a panel discussion on immigration held in Lawrence, MA. Other articles focus on the senior fellowship of Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and ”Why Was Boston Strong?,” a white paper analyzing the emergency response to the Boston Marathon bombing.