2010 Sep 29

Conservation Finance Forum

11:00am to 12:00pm


Online Webinar

TrailAggregation and Mitigation for Forest Conservation
Bob Bendick, Director of U.S. Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy

Join us for this Webinar featuring Bob Bendick, Director of U.S. Government Relations for The Nature Conservancy, based in Arlington, Virginia, and Leigh Youngblood, Executive Director of the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, based in Athol, Massachusetts.

Leigh, an expert on aggregation, and Bob, who has recently co-authored a landmark report on mitigation, will be discussing those two strategies as rapidly evolving methods for financing the conservation of land and biodiversity habitat.

Both strategies will also be considered in a presentation by a team from the Harvard Forest on the Wildlands and Woodlands Vision for New England on October 3 at the 2010 Land Trust Rally (Session B19 at 1:30 pm, Monday, 10/3/2010, in the Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT).... Read more about Conservation Finance Forum

2010 Sep 29

Winner-Take-All Politics

4:15pm to 6:00pm


CGIS South-010 (Tsai Auditorium), Concourse Level, 1730 Cambridge St.

Winner-Take-All Politics coverAbout the Seminar
Moderated by Professor Alex Keyssar, panelists Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson, Archon Fung, and Theda Skocpol will discuss the forthcoming book Winner-Take-All Politics (release date: September 14) by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson. The book argues that American politics has been a key factor, often overlooked in economic explanations, in explaining high levels of income inequality in the U.S. Learn more>>

2010 Sep 22

Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War

4:10pm to 5:30pm


124 Mount Auburn, Suite 200-North, Room 226, Cambridge, MA

Lucan WayLucan Way, University of Toronto

About the Seminar
Professor Lucan Way’s upcoming seminar is based on the findings of his recent book Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After The Cold War, co-authored with Steven Levitsky. Competitive authoritarianism-regimes that combine competitive elections with serious violations of democratic procedures-proliferated in the post-Cold War era. This book explains the rise and diverging fate of competitive authoritarian regimes since 1990. Based on a comparative study of 35 cases in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and post-communist Eurasia, the book finds that extensive ties to the West facilitated democratization. By raising the external cost of abuse, linkage to the West brought democracy even where domestic conditions were unfavorable.... Read more about Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War