Rajawali Foundation Establishes Institute for Asia and Indonesia Program
Cambridge, Mass. – At a time of tremendous economic growth and political transformation throughout East Asia, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has announced a $20.5 million gift to launch an important new initiative designed to expand and strengthen the School’s support for policy research and educational programming in Asia.... Read more about Ash Center Receives $20.5 Million Gift from the Rajawali Foundation
Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University today announced the launch of its new website. The enhanced site now reflects the integration and program development that the Center has accomplished over the past two years.... Read more about Ash Center Unveils New Website
Opportunities to Study in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Throughout the U.S.
Cambridge, Mass. – Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University announced the students selected for Summer Fellowships in Innovation, research internships in Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as independent student research projects. Through Ash Center support, 21 students from Harvard Kennedy School and throughout the Harvard community will take part in on site research projects and public policy analyses in the U.S. and southeast Asia.... Read more about Students Selected for Ash Summer Fellowships & Internships
Roy and Lila Ash, Ford Foundation Mason, Democracy, and Rajawali Fellows to Study Democratic Governance and Innovation During School Year
Cambridge, Mass. – Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced its student and executive fellows to the 2010-2011 academic year. The Center welcomes its inaugural Democracy Fellow, five Ford Foundation Mason Fellows, two Roy and Lila Ash Fellows in Democracy, and 19 Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia Fellows.... Read more about Ash Center Welcomes New Fellows
Selects 173 Noteworthy Government Programs and Practices
Cambridge, Mass. – Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, announced 173 government programs selected for its newly-created Bright Ideas program. In its inaugural year, Bright Ideas is designed to recognize and share creative government initiatives around the country with interested public sector, nonprofit, and academic communities.... Read more about New Bright Ideas Recognizes Innovative Government Programs
"Neighborhood Stabilization Boot Camp” at the Ash Center to Draw Top Officials from 12 Cities and the Obama Administration
Cambridge, Mass. – Dozens of local officials from 12 of the regions hit hardest by the housing crisis are meeting at Harvard University March 14-16 to develop new strategies for stabilizing neighborhoods that experience large numbers of foreclosures.
“The Neighborhood Stabilization Boot Camp” is sponsored by Living Cities together with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School at...
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Ash Center, & Wiener Center Sponsor Policy Impact Forum Convening City Policymakers
Cambridge, Mass. – The policy impact forum “Improving Child Well-Being: What Cities Can Do” will be held on Thursday, August 5 at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. This half-day forum will examine innovations in child well-being policies and emphasize increasing and improving municipal responses to the needs of young children and their families.... Read more about Improving Child Well-Being Forum Convenes City Policymakers
This free event is a webinar and takes place online.
About the Webinar This Webinar is the next in a series hosted by the Conservation Finance Forum (with assistance from the Government Innovators Network), highlighting several topics of keen interest to the U.S. and international conservation communities.
Gary Tabor, Director of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation in Bozeman, Montana, will talk about an initiative that aims to protect bear habitat in the subcontinental region stretching from Yellowstone to the Yukon.
Philip Nyhus, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, will talk about a recent meeting hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and the Government of the Russian Federation, where thirteen “tiger range” countries agreed on a cross-continental agenda for tiger conservation.
Rob Lilieholm, E.L. Giddings Associate Professor of Forest Policy at the University of Maine in Orono, will talk about Africa and computer models that forecast the future of such iconic open spaces as Nairobi National Park in Kenya, where lions and wildebeests roam freely.
Jim Levitt, Director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at Harvard Forest, will moderate this session. Ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A.