2011

Communiqué: Back to Work

Communiqué: Back to Work

May 6, 2011

Thackston Lundy Researches Workforce Development in the Big Easy

By Kate Hoagland – Communiqué: Spring 2011, Volume 8

Despite the city’s widespread efforts to rebuild, reinvest, and reform, New Orleans continues to be a city in crisis. At 24 percent, its poverty rate is well above the national average, and 37 percent of the city’s children under the age of 18 live below the poverty line. As of September 2009, the city’s unemployment rate was at 10.6 percent.

“I think the challenges that New Orleans faces are unlike those of any other city,” said Thackston Lundy, HKS MPP 2011.... Read more about Communiqué: Back to Work

Communiqué: In Egypt, the Real Challenge is Yet to Come

Communiqué: In Egypt, the Real Challenge is Yet to Come

May 5, 2011

By Tarek Masoud – Communiqué: Spring 2011, Volume 8

What happened in Tahrir Square on February 11th was no doubt historic and unprecedented, but unseating Mubarak was easy compared to the task that currently faces Egypt. I refer not to restarting the country’s economy or rooting out the vestiges of the old regime – as important and difficult as these tasks are. Instead, the major hurdle on the road to Egyptian democracy is writing the country’s new constitution.

Shortly after Mubarak’s departure, the military council that now rules Egypt appointed a committee of eight lawyers to write up a set of constitutional amendments.... Read more about Communiqué: In Egypt, the Real Challenge is Yet to Come

 Communiqué: The Difference that Deliberation Makes

Communiqué: The Difference that Deliberation Makes

May 5, 2011

Research Report on Public Deliberation in the U.S. and Abroad
By Kate Hoagland – Communiqué: Spring 2011, Volume 8

Professor Archon Fung, in collaboration with AmericaSpeaks and the University of California recently released the report, “The Difference that Deliberation Makes.” This comprehensive report evaluates the outcomes of the spring 2010 “Our Budget, Our Economy” deliberation, and explores how citizens reached consensus through debate and discussion on seemingly polarizing national issues.

As the nation’s largest structured public deliberation to date, the “Our Budget, Our Economy” event brought together over 3,500 Americans... Read more about Communiqué: The Difference that Deliberation Makes

Harvard Announces Bright Ideas in Government

Harvard Announces Bright Ideas in Government

March 29, 2011

Recognizes 36 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, recognized 36 government initiatives as Bright Ideas recipients. This cohort of Bright Ideas addresses a host of pertinent issues including health care, education, performance management, civic engagement, and service delivery, and represents the creative and innovative programming of school districts, county, city, state, and federal agencies, as well as public-private partnerships.... Read more about Harvard Announces Bright Ideas in Government

Top 25 Innovations in Government Announced

Top 25 Innovations in Government Announced

May 2, 2011

Programs to Compete for Innovations in American Government Award

Cambridge, Mass. – Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, announced the Top 25 programs in the Innovations in American Government Award competition. These programs represent the best in creative problem solving of local, state, and federal municipalities... Read more about Top 25 Innovations in Government Announced

Harvard Kennedy School and Natixis to Host China Panel

Harvard Kennedy School and Natixis to Host China Panel

September 14, 2011

Business, academic and government leaders to discuss China’s rapid economic growth and its implications for the New England economy

Cambridge, Mass. – China Rising: Implications for the New England Regional Economy
Natixis Global Asset Management and the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School will host a high level discussion on the factors driving the rapid expansion of China’s economy and its current and future impact on the nation and region’s economic climate. The IMF predicts China’s economy will surpass that of America by 2016... Read more about Harvard Kennedy School and Natixis to Host China Panel

Ash Center Hosts Fifth Annual China Goes Global Conference

Ash Center Hosts Fifth Annual China Goes Global Conference

October 2, 2011

Cambridge, Mass. – Today the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced it will host the fifth annual China Goes Global conference Sunday, October 2 through Tuesday, October 4, 2011. Held at Harvard Kennedy School, this international research conference will convene over 100 participants from government, academic, nonprofit, and business sectors to present original, multi-disciplinary research on China’s globalization.... Read more about Ash Center Hosts Fifth Annual China Goes Global Conference

Ash Center Hosts "A Better Welcome Home"

Ash Center Hosts "A Better Welcome Home"

November 3, 2011

Veterans Conference Showcases New Models to Help Veterans Adjust to Life After War

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, yesterday hosted the conference A Better Welcome Home: Transformative Models to Support Veterans and Their Families. As the country prepares to welcome large numbers of service men and women home from Iraq this winter, the conference at Harvard Kennedy School showcased a variety of innovative approaches... Read more about Ash Center Hosts "A Better Welcome Home"

Ash Center Welcomes 64 New Fellows

Ash Center Welcomes 64 New Fellows

October 4, 2011

Students and Researchers 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 over 60 student and research fellows for the 2011-2012 academic year. Such fellows hail from around the world to study at the Ash Center – from as far away as Malawi, Japan, and China to Palestine, Germany, Italy, and India.... Read more about Ash Center Welcomes 64 New Fellows

Innovations in American Government Award Finalists Announced

Innovations in American Government Award Finalists Announced

November 9, 2011

Cambridge, Mass. – Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University announced the finalists for the Innovations in American Government Award. Boston Public Schools’ Teacher Residency; Littleton, Colorado’s Economic Gardening; New York City’s Center for Economic Opportunity and NYC Service; Oregon’s Statewide Land Use Program; and San Francisco’s Healthy San Francisco were selected as finalists... Read more about Innovations in American Government Award Finalists Announced

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