2012

2012 Feb 02

Building Democracy in Muslim-Majority Countries: Indonesia, Senegal, & Tunisia

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Alfred StepanAlfred Stepan, Columbia University

About the Seminar
In this seminar, Professor Alfred Stepan will elaborate on his research building democracy in Muslim-majority countries, with special emphasis on Indonesia, Senegal, and Tunisia. He will also discuss Muslims in Hindu-majority India.... Read more about Building Democracy in Muslim-Majority Countries: Indonesia, Senegal, & Tunisia

2012 Jan 25

Who Perceives Government’s Role in Their Lives?

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Suzanne MettlerSocial Policy Design and Its Implications for American Democracy

Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University

Co-sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy

About the Seminar
When asked by pollsters if they had “ever used a government social program,” the majority of Americans said they had not, yet when later asked about usage of 21 specific policies, nearly all reported that they had used at least one or more policies. What explains such widespread denials of government’s role in people’s lives? And, what are the political implications of such attitudes? This seminar will explore the significance of policy visibility – the extent to which people have utilized policies designed to make government’s role fairly obvious versus those that obscure it by channeling benefits through the tax code or other market mechanisms.... Read more about Who Perceives Government’s Role in Their Lives?

2012 Jan 23

Succession in North Korea: Perspectives from Harvard

4:00pm

Location: 

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

About the Seminar

Panelists:

  • Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History

  • Mark Kramer, Program Director, Project on Cold War Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

  • Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs; Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Moderated by Andrew D. Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History; Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

Welcoming remarks by Sun Joo Kim, Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Director, Korea Institute

Presented by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Asia Center, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Kim Koo Forum on U.S.-Korea Relations at the Korea Institute, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the U.S.-Japan Program, Harvard University... Read more about Succession in North Korea: Perspectives from Harvard

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