2010 May 10




124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

A Crowd Sourced Approach to Discovering, Understanding, and Diffusing Democratic Innovation

Archon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School

Participedia is a wiki-based platform with an ambitious goal: strengthening democracy around the world. The website consists of a user-generated library of examples and methods of participatory governance, public deliberation, and collaborative public action. From citizen involvement in budgeting to oversight groups that ensure better health care and social service delivery, government initiatives that encourage democratic participation demonstrate powerful results.... Read more about Participedia

2010 Apr 28

The Challenges of Global Leadership

4:30pm to 6:00pm


Littauer Building, Room L140

Working language: English

About the Speaker
Ronald Heifetz is the King Hussein bin Talal senior lecturer in public leadership and founder of the Center for Public Leadership. Recognized for his seminal work on both the practice and teaching of leadership, his research focuses on building the adaptive capacity of societies and organizations. His first book, Leadership without Easy Answers, has been reprinted and translated many times. He co-founded Cambridge Leadership Associates and co-authored the best-selling Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading with Marty Linsky. His new book, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing your Organization and the World, was co-authored with Linsky and Alexander Grashow. Heifetz speaks and consults extensively throughout the world.... Read more about The Challenges of Global Leadership

2010 Apr 23

Between Conflict Prevention and Building Peace



CGIS South Building, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Concourse Level

At the Fifth Annual Tsai Lecture, Dr. Sadako Ogata will make the public address “Between Conflict Prevention and Building Peace: Evaluating International Responses.” Dr. Ogata is the president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and was the former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. For more information, please contact the Asia Center at 617-496-6273.... Read more about Between Conflict Prevention and Building Peace