Ash Center Announces 2019-2020 Technology and Democracy Fellows

August 14, 2019
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Cambridge, MA —The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) today announced the appointment of its newest cohort of Technology and Democracy Fellows— seven emerging leaders committed to using technology and digital tools to help strengthen our democratic institutions through citizen engagement, social empowerment, and government transparency and accessibility.

 

The Center’s newest Technology and Democracy Fellows are:

 

During their appointment, fellows will explore technology’s role in improving democratic governance by connecting the university community to the field of practice and helping Harvard Kennedy School students develop crucial technology skills. Fellows will also design and lead a series of hands-on workshops for HKS students on a broad range of technological skills and concepts designed to build connections between students and the worlds of technology, policy, and government.

 

Throughout the academic year, fellows will design, develop, or refine a substantive project that is salient to their professional field of work. Previous projects have included a case study of private sector civic engagement strategies, the development of cutting-edge tools to increase open data literacy and usage, and the creation of a digital toolkit to allow local election officials to better distribute nonpartisan election information in their communities.

 

For more information, visit https://ash.harvard.edu/technology-and-democracy-fellowship

 

About the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

 
The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation advances excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion. Three major programs support our mission: the Program on Democratic Governance, the Innovations in Government Program, and the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia. For more information, visit ash.harvard.edu

 

Contact Information

Daniel Harsha
Associate Director for Communications
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Harvard Kennedy School
Daniel_Harsha@hks.harvard.edu

Sarah Grucza
Communications Specialist
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Harvard Kennedy School
Sarah_Grucza@hks.harvard.edu