2011

2011 Mar 10

New Pipelines for Social Innovation: The Changing Face of Recruitment, Opportunities, and Impact

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Online Webinar

About the Webinar
The Power of Social Innovation Series returns this spring with practitioner-led webinars on timely topics from education reform to economic development. Each webinar features innovators sharing their experiences and insights with fellow practitioners, students and scholars from across the country.

This event is sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, and features government leaders and experts from innovative service organizations. The panel will explore efforts to inspire and support people from nontraditional backgrounds and experiences who are making an over-sized impact on our toughest community problems.

Ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A.

The discussion will be moderated by Stephen Goldsmith, Deputy Mayor for Operations for New York City and former two-term Mayor of Indianapolis.... Read more about New Pipelines for Social Innovation: The Changing Face of Recruitment, Opportunities, and Impact

2011 Mar 09

Grow and Replicate!: Lessons from the Fresh Food Financing Initiative

2:00pm

Location: 

Online Webinar

About the Webinar
The Power of Social Innovation Series returns this spring with practitioner-led webinars on timely topics from education reform to economic development. Each webinar features innovators sharing their experiences and insights with fellow practitioners, students, and scholars from across the country.

This event is sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy. It will examine the Fresh Food Financing Initiative, a public-private partnership that creatively uses subsidies to incent the development of stores that carry fresh, healthy food in underserved neighborhoods.... Read more about Grow and Replicate!: Lessons from the Fresh Food Financing Initiative

2011 Mar 07

The Impact of Good Governance on Wealth and Happiness

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Pakistani National CelebrationInternational Findings from the Legatum Prosperity Index
Jiehae Choi, Nathan Gamester, & Ashley Thomas Lenihan
Legatum Institute

About the Seminar
The Legatum Prosperity Index is the only global assessment of national prosperity that defines ’prosperity’ as encompassing both wealth and well being. The most prosperous nations are not simply those with the highest GDP, but also those with happy, healthy, and free citizens. The Index identifies good governance – effective/accountable government, participatory and fair elections with a reliable rule of law – as one of eight key pillars of a prosperous society. Yet good governance alone does not produce prosperity. Representatives from the Legatum Institute will explain why and how countries can leverage good governance into prosperity. By introducing attendees to the interactive Index, the Institute hopes to spur attendees to ask more questions about global prosperity, use the Index for research, and with your questions and comments help make this Index even better.... Read more about The Impact of Good Governance on Wealth and Happiness

2011 Mar 02

Ending Female Genital Cutting: A Way that Works

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Gerry MackieGerry Mackie, University of California San Diego

About the Seminar
Gerry Mackie will report on the theory and practice of his work with the West African NGO Tostan since 1998, and UNICEF since 2004, in organizing collective abandonment of female genital cutting and other harmful social practices. His approach combines historical sociology, simple game theory, simple network analysis, social norms, moral psychology, and values deliberations. It was recently declared the “common approach” in a document published by major donor-country development agencies and intergovernmental organizations. The organized change of social norms in the community through values deliberations is a good way to solve some development problems.... Read more about Ending Female Genital Cutting: A Way that Works

2011 Mar 02

Egypt: The Road to and from Liberation Square

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 38 Kirkland Street, Room 102

Tarek Masoud, Ash Center

About the Seminar
A discussion led by Tarek Masoud, assistant professor of public policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.

Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies Mideast Newsreel series is a new public discussion program in which senior faculty will present an analysis of current events as a key to the understanding of contemporary history in a Middle Eastern country or region.

Watch a recording of the presentation here.... Read more about Egypt: The Road to and from Liberation Square

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