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David Dapice on boosting US economic competitiveness with China

David Dapice on boosting US economic competitiveness with China

June 10, 2021
As policymakers in Washington debate legislation intended to bolster the U.S.’s competitive standing against China, we sat down with David Dapice, Ash Senior Economist and recent author of an Ash Center Policy Brief Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Immigration Are Needed for the Middle Class to discuss his thoughts on how Washington can bridge the competitiveness gap. In his paper, Dapice argues that regional trade agreements are critical to maintaining U.S. economic competitiveness and job growth into the future. Specifically, he calls for the U.S. to reconsider its rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and argues that it presents an important opportunity for countering China’s growing regional economic hegemony.  
6 Programs to Advance in 2021 Honoring Nations Award cycle

6 Programs to Advance in 2021 Honoring Nations Award cycle

June 7, 2021

Cambridge, MA—The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development's Honoring Nations program announced today that six tribal programs will advance to the site visit round for the 2021 Honoring Nations Award. From 67 applicants, these six tribal governance programs have been chosen as contenders for the prestigious Honoring Nations Award that identifies, celebrates, and shares exemplary programs in tribal governance. Honoring Nations recognizes...

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2021 Jun 22

Public Narratives and Organizing: A Case Study of the Stand Up with the Teachers Campaign in Jordan

12:00pm to 1:15pm

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Virtual event, registration required

Organizers and practitioners around the globe have long utilized “public narratives” as a way of connecting their work to leadership by learning to tell a story of self, a story of us, and a story of now. In this panel discussion, Ash Center Democracy Fellow Dr. Emilia Aiello will examine how public narratives can contribute to community building and power building even under constrained conditions. Dr. Aiello will be joined by leaders and practitioners of the Qom Ma’al Muallem (Stand Up with the Teachers) Campaign, which has been organizing for female workers rights in Jordan. The...

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2021 Jun 23

Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act: A Series for Tribal Nations, Session 3

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

From setting tribal priorities, to building infrastructure, to managing and sustaining projects, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) presents an unprecedented opportunity for the 574 federally recognized tribal nations to use their rights of sovereignty and self-government to strengthen their communities. As the tribes take on the challenges presented by the Act, the Ash Center’s Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development is hosting a series designed to assist tribes, to help tribes learn from each other and from a wide array of guest experts.

During this...

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