Past Technology and Democracy Workshops and Events

Past Technology & Democracy Workshops and Event

2019 May 03

Study Group: Reimagining Civic Discourse on Social Media

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School

The application for this study group has closed. 

Students and fellows at Harvard and surrounding universities are invited to apply for a spring semester study group with Ash Center Fellow Deepti Doshi, Director of Community Partnerships at Facebook, MC/MPA '12; and Mo Safdari, former Program Manager for Election Integrity at Facebook, MBA/MPP. 

Building constructive civic discourse on social media is an urgent challenge. This study group will take you behind the scenes to...

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2019 Apr 16

Tech & Democracy Workshop: Digital Organizing for Social Justice

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Wexner 332, Harvard Kennedy School

Join the Ash Center for a workshop led by Technology and Democracy Fellow Jess Morales Rocketto, Political Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Chair of Families Belong Together, the campaign to end family separation. She formerly served as Digital Organizing Director of Hillary for America. In this workshop you will learn how to use algorithms to push your message across digital platforms and move online energy to offline action. This workshop will include interactive, hands-on exercises. Come prepared...

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2019 Apr 09

Tech & Democracy Workshop: Strengthening Democracy by Modernizing Congress

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Wexner 332, Harvard Kennedy School

Join the Ash Center for a workshop led by Technology and Democracy Fellow Zach Graves, and grow your understanding of recent efforts to modernize and strengthen Congress. This workshop will include interactive, hands-on exercises. Come prepared to engage, not just to listen!

Congress is supposed to be the democratically accountable, and most powerful, of the three branches of the federal government...

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2019 Apr 04

Study Group: Reimagining Civic Discourse on Social Media

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School

The application for this study group has closed. 

Students and fellows at Harvard and surrounding universities are invited to apply for a spring semester study group with Ash Center Fellow Deepti Doshi, Director of Community Partnerships at Facebook, MC/MPA '12; and Mo Safdari, former Program Manager for Election Integrity at Facebook, MBA/MPP. 

Building constructive civic discourse on social media is an urgent challenge. This reading group will...

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2019 Apr 02

Tech and Democracy Workshop: Digital Voter Engagement 101

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Room 226

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit. This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill.

Please note: The location of this event has changed from Wexner 436 to the Ash Center, Room 226, located at 124 Mt. Auburn, Suite 200N.

This workshop will be led by Devin Murphy, an Ash Center...

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2019 Mar 08

Ash Community Speaker Series -- Can Digital Community Builders Help Weave Society Together?

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N
Join us for a collaborative session led by Deepti Doshi, Ash Technology & Democracy Fellow, Facebook Societal Innovation Partnerships Director. This highly interactive event will engage attendees in a discussion about what the role of community building on digital platforms can and should be in our increasingly fragmented society. Specifically, attendees will have the opportunity to examine different forms for community building happening digitally and explore ways to strengthen this new phenomenon.  
 
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2019 Feb 07

Study Group: Reimagining Civic Discourse on Social Media

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School

The application for this study group has closed. 

Students and fellows at Harvard and surrounding universities are invited to apply for a spring semester study group with Ash Center Fellow Deepti Doshi, Director of Community Partnerships at Facebook, MC/MPA '12; and Mo Safdari, former Program Manager for Election Integrity at Facebook, MBA/MPP.... Read more about Study Group: Reimagining Civic Discourse on Social Media

2018 Oct 23

Tech & Democracy Workshop -- Snap the Vote: Inside Snapchat’s Civic Engagement Product Design

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Rubenstein 304, Harvard Kennedy School

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit. This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill.

This workshop will be led by Sofia Gross, an Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellow who heads up Snapchat’s Political and Non-Profit Partnerships. You'll explore how Snapchat is building products and creative tools to inspire the next generation to engage...

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2018 Oct 16

Tech & Democracy Workshop -- User Safety vs. Freedom of Expression: Can social media platforms have both?

4:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Rubenstein 304, Harvard Kennedy School

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit. This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill.

In this session, participants will step into the shoes of a team member at a social media giant to learn the challenges that Trust and Safety, Legal, and Engineering teams face in balancing users’ safety with their right to freedom of expression. In becoming a Trust and Safety agent, participants will be tasked with examining social media content, determining what content violates the platform’s Community Guidelines and recommending how the content should be treated.... Read more about Tech & Democracy Workshop -- User Safety vs. Freedom of Expression: Can social media platforms have both?

2018 Sep 14

Ash Community Speaker Series -- Mobilizing Democracy: Creating Change through Digital Engagement

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows Deepti Doshi, Community Partnerships Director, Facebook; Zach Graves, Head of Policy, Lincoln Network; Devin Murphy, Digital Strategist, Priorities USA and Founder, DTM Strategies; and Jess Morales Rocketto, Political Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; for an Ash Center Community Speaker Series event about mobilizing change and using technology to better serve constituents. Teresa Acuña, Associate Director of the...

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2018 Sep 13

Social Media Innovators: Shaping Voter Engagement

4:15pm to 5:15pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows Victoria McCullough, Social Impact and Public Policy, Tumblr; and Sofia Gross, Political & Non-Profit Partnerships, Public Policy, Snap Inc; for a discussion about the role of social media in voter engagement and civic discourse, including what social media organizations have been doing to make civic engagement easier and more enjoyable. 

Refreshments will be provided.

2018 Apr 24

Tech & Democracy Workshop: Glitch to Scratch an Itch- Start Saving the World in 3 Hours or Less

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Conference Room, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200N, Room 226

Join Tiffani Ashley Bell, Ash Technology and Democracy Fellow, and Founder and Executive Director of The Human Utility for a hands-on workshop.

Sometimes all a problem needs in the world to go away is passion, a community, and a few thousand eyeballs. At The Human Utility, we pulled the internet together and signed up over 10,000 people to start paying the water bills for hundreds of low-income and/or elderly families in Detroit. This workshop...

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2018 Apr 10

Tech & Democracy Workshop: Research Design for Policy Questions

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Conference Room, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200N, Room 226

Join Fatima Alam, Ash Technology and Democracy Fellow, and a researcher on Google's Trust and Safety team, for a hands-on workshop.

 

In this session, participants will discuss difficult technology policy issues and brainstorm research questions, methodologies, and data sources to uncover solutions to real-world policy problems. Participants will leave with an understanding of designing for policy research in applied settings. No prior specific policy-area expertise required.

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2017 Oct 27

Ash Community Speaker Series: Digital Democracy -- from HKS to Civic Tech Startup

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200 North

Join us for a lunch conversation with Seeyew Mo 2018 HKS MC/MPA and Kathryn Peters MPP 2011 as they discuss the challenges and opportunities for students and alumni working to leverage their HKS experiences and delve into the civic tech world. We will also be joined by our newest cohort of Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows, who will introduce themselves and preview their research projects for the...

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2017 Oct 02

digital HKS Monday Seminar Featuring Amen Ra Mashariki

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge MA 02138

Join digital HKS and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for a discussion with Amen Ra Mashariki, Former Chief Analytics Officer at City of New York. Mashariki will discuss his path to becoming a Chief Analytics Officer, his expirience in the role, and more. David Eaves, Lecturer in Public Policy, HKS, will...

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