2012

2012 May 22

Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking: Public/Private Partnerships

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online Webinar

About the Webinar
Private businesses have become actively and effectively engaged in addressing and combating human trafficking as the anti-trafficking movement has grown. Due to the complexity of the crime of human trafficking, the role of the private sector has become increasingly vital. In order to create effective strategies to combat this human rights challenge, it is critical to combine the knowledge, experience, and skills of the private sector with public-sector organizations.

As part of their online conference series, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation are joined by the U.N. Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) and the U.N. Global Compact in hosting a Web-based conference: “Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking: Public/Private Partnerships.”... Read more about Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking: Public/Private Partnerships

2012 May 13

Asia Public Policy Forum: Disaster Management in Asia (2012)

Sun May 13 (All day) to Tue May 15 (All day)

Location: 

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Sichuan Earthquake This year’s Asia Public Policy Forum focuses on the theme of disaster management – an issue of critical concern for an area highly vulnerable to a variety of natural hazards. With the aim of fostering discussion on core disaster management challenges and advances in Asia, it will feature presentations on a variety of issues concerning disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and response, and disaster recovery.... Read more about Asia Public Policy Forum: Disaster Management in Asia (2012)

2012 May 09

Zipcar and the Sharing Economy: What Can Government Learn?

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Online Webinar

About the Webinar
As governments around the world work their way out of the financial crisis, one thing is certain: sharing resources, functions and services is the new normal. This is even truer in the consumer marketplace, where the “sharing economy” has spawned a new type of customer who prefers buying in “pieces” rather than “wholes.” A big example is car sharing, where people purchase time blocks (an hour, a day) for a car instead of purchasing their own car that would often sit idle.


This webinar will look at how Zipcar has built the world’s largest “platform” for sharing and how government is applying the Zipcar and sharing economy model to transform operations and citizen services. The webinar will be moderated by Antonio Oftelie, Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University.... Read more about Zipcar and the Sharing Economy: What Can Government Learn?

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