Study Groups and Workshops

The Ash Center regularly supports a number of non-for-credit study groups and workshops for interested HKS, Harvard, and other Boston-area students to work and learn from practitioners and scholars affiliated with the Center. Most study groups and workshops are convened by fellows with varied backgrounds as political practitioners, policy advocates, technologists, and academics who are interested in sharing their real-world experiences. Unless otherwise noted, study groups require no prior registration or application. 

Fall 2020 Study Groups and Workshops

China Study Student Group: Voices and Analysis from the Field 

This study group, held on six Fridays 11am-12pm to accommodate the widest range of time zones globally, engages HKS degree students to understand China’s rise and its role in the world moving forward. Led by Professors Tony Saich and Edward Cunningham, who leverage a combined 75 years of experience working in and with China, the program will also draw on the expertise of a range of HKS Ash Center Asia fellows from business, media, and policy analysis. Our goal is to have students leave the group with a more nuanced and rigorous framework for examining China’s political and economic systems, but also a set of key questions around China’s future integration – or disintegration – with the world. Because the program depends upon interactive discussions and will be capped at 20 students, we particularly encourage those who enjoy active participation and lively debate to sign up on a first-come, first-served basis for each session. Readings will be assigned.

Technology and Democracy Workshop Series 

The Ash Center's Technology and Democracy Workshop Series are hands-on, cocurricular events designed to help HKS students develop real-world technology skills. Led by a network of technology practitioners, participants spend work together and with the workshop leader to learn how to apply technical skills to impact real-word scenarios. Click here to view past Technology & Democracy Events and Workshops.

Upcoming Study Groups and Workshops

2020 Nov 06

China Study Student Group - Voices and Analysis from the Field [Session Five]

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Virtual event, registration required

This fifth session is titled, "What does doing business in China tell us about Chinese politics – the ICT sector" and will feature Ash Center Senior Fellow Paul Clifford.

China Study Student Group: Voices and Analysis from the Field 

This study group, held on six Fridays 11am-12pm to accommodate the widest range of time zones globally, engages HKS degree students to understand China...

Read more about China Study Student Group - Voices and Analysis from the Field [Session Five]

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2020 Nov 20

China Study Student Group - Voices and Analysis from the Field [Session Six]

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Virtual event, registration required

This final session is titled, "China and BRI: Analysis and Implications" and will feature Ash Center Fellow Shirley Yu.

China Study Student Group: Voices and Analysis from the Field 

This study group, held on six Fridays 11am-12pm to accommodate the widest range of time zones globally, engages HKS degree students to understand China’s rise and its role in the world moving forward. Led by...

Read more about China Study Student Group - Voices and Analysis from the Field [Session Six]

Registration: