2011 Jan 27

Elder Abuse: Incidence and Prevalence

1:00pm to 3:00pm


Online Webinar

About the Webinar
Join us for this free event to discuss the results of a national study and what they mean for policymakers and practitioners. Ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A.

  • Andy Mao (moderator) – Senior Counsel for Health Care Fraud and Elder Abuse, Department of Justice

  • Ron Acierno, Ph.D. – Professor, Medical University of South Carolina; Principal Investigator, National Elder Mistreatment Study

  • Georgia Anetzberger, Ph.D., ACSW, LISW – Lecturer, Health Care Administration Program, Cleveland State University; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

2011 Jan 26

Democracy and Development: Lessons from China, India, and Others

4:10pm to 5:30pm


124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Room 226, Cambridge, MA

William OverholtWilliam Overholt, Ash Center

About the Seminar
Case studies of democracy and economic development indicate that, in the earliest stages of economic and social development, democratic institutions modeled on the U.S. and western Europe empower an elite at the expense of weaker groups, exacerbate income and educational inequality, and inhibit efficient management of the economy. India and the Philippines have produced horrible social outcomes to date – morally unacceptable poverty, disease, inequality, and violence – although India’s efforts to emulate Chinese development strategies have borne considerable fruit. India could teach the world new lessons about combining development and democracy or it could fail at globalization and be crippled by social unrest.... Read more about Democracy and Development: Lessons from China, India, and Others

2011 Jan 25

The Critical Power in Taiwan: The Role of the Legislative Yuan in National Development



CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Wang Jin-pyngWang Jin-pyng, Speaker of the Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China
Moderator: Anthony Saich, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School

About the Guest Lecturer
Wang Jin-pyng was elected as a legislator of the Republic of China in 1975 and was re-elected for another ten terms. He became deputy speaker of the Legislative Yuan in 1993 and then speaker of the Legislative Yuan in 1999. Since then, Taiwan has undergone two ruling party transitions. The Kuomintang (KMT), the ruling party in Taiwan for half a century, became an opposition party in 2000 and regained power in 2008. Speaker Wang has personally witnessed the deepening and consolidation of Taiwan’s democracy. He has played a role in the legislative process of many laws that have greatly contributed to Taiwan’s national development, such as the Taiwan Province and County Autonomy Law, the National Health Insurance Law, the Statute of Handling Compensation for the Victims in the 2/28 Incident, and the Presidential and Vice Presidential Election and Recall Law. These laws have tremendously influenced national policy and parliamentary reform.

About the Speaker
Born in 1941 in Kaohsiung County, Taiwan, Wang Jin-pyng earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics in 1965, and later an honorary Ph.D. from National Taiwan Normal University in 2007.... Read more about The Critical Power in Taiwan: The Role of the Legislative Yuan in National Development