Ash Community Speaker Series

The Ash Community Speaker Series provides an opportunity for students supported by the Center to present lessons learned from research projects and applied learning experiences before an audience of their peers. Each week throughout the academic year, we invite students to offer brief remarks on their research, provide an opportunity to respond to one another’s work, and then open the table for discussion. Students who are supported by the Ash Center and interested in taking part in the Community Speaker Series should contact Tim Glynn-Burke, Executive Director for Programs.

Upcoming Events

2018 Oct 19

Ash Community Speaker Series: Streamlining Homeless Services in Oakland and Encouraging Equitable Growth in Grand Rapids

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center foyer, 124 Mt Auburn St, Suite 200N

David Huereca Hawthorne, MPP ’19 and Alyssa Davis, MPP ’19 will discuss their work to streamline homeless services in Oakland, CA and encourage equitable growth in Grand Rapids, MI. Tessa Kaneene, Program Manager for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, will moderate. 

 

Lunch will be served.  

The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students, faculty, fellows, and alumni whose research or other academic work is...

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2018 Nov 02

Ash Community Speaker Series: Why Local Democracy Still Matters for Urban Schools

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Join Jonathan Collins, Ash Center Democracy Visiting Fellow, AY 2017 - 2019, for a discussion about the relationship between civic participation, local governance and urban schools. Collins' dissertation and current book project, Democracy Speaks: Rethinking Schools and Local Governance, demonstrates that both the way that residents feel about local government and the actual school board policies and outcomes produced by school boards both begin with the extent to which school boards establish a culture of deliberation with the public. However, the project also...

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