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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: Winter 2013, Volume 13

Communique Magazine

Communiqué: Winter 2013, Volume 13

In this issue, the Ash Center commemorates its 10th anniversary with the launch of a public dialogue series on Challenges to Democracy. Director Tony Saich and Dean Ellwood travel to Myanmar and Indonesia. And, we highlight the third and final paper in our series of occasional papers on ”Improving the Local Landscape for Innovation.”

Communiqué: Spring 2013, Volume 12

Communique Magazine

Communiqué: Spring 2013, Volume 12

In this issue, we highlight the Ash Center’s extended commitment to the study of public policy and governance in China detailing new executive training commitments and the outcomes from the Challenge and Cooperation conference. We spotlight a standing-room only screening of ”A Whisper to a Roar,” which featured a post-film panel discussion with Egyptian Activist Esraa Abdel Fattah, and describe the latest research of Mark Moore and Jorrit de Jong.

Communiqué: Fall 2012, Volume 11

Communique Magazine

Communiqué: Fall 2012, Volume 11

We recap Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s historic visit to HKS this fall, and detail current Myanmar Program research to help leaders like her build a new nation. We take a look back at our election-focused Democracy Series, and highlight the work of student summer grant recipients. Director Saich describes his latest book, ”Chinese Village, Global Market”, which charts the dramatic transformation of Yantian from a once sleepy farm village to the booming industry hub it is today.

Communiqué: Spring 2012, Volume 10

Communique Magazine

Communiqué: Spring 2012, Volume 10

In this issue, the Ash Center remembers founding donor Roy Ash, one the largest single donors to Harvard Kennedy School. New York City’s Center for Economic Opportunity is celebrated as the 2011 Innovations in American Government Award winner, and students describe their field experience working with three Chilean communities hard hit by the 2010 earthquake and tsunami that caused devastating losses and destruction.

Communiqué: Fall 2011, Volume 9

Communique Magazine

Communiqué: Fall 2011, Volume 9

This semester, the HKS Indonesia Program has made major efforts to expand its reach in the areas of executive education, faculty research, and student support. The new Leadership in Transformation in Indonesia course is featured, as well as Jay Rosengard’s recent collaboration with Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta. Features include Ford Mason Fellow Paul Kwengwere’s work in Malawi and the top 25 government innovations in competition for the Innovations in American Government Award.