2012 Sep 27

A Public Address by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi



JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Aung San Suu KyiDaw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy, Myanmar/Burma

About the Address
At this Edwin L. Godkin Lecture, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust will offer an introduction and Dean David T. Ellwood of Harvard Kennedy School will moderate the public address by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, chair of the National League for Democracy and a member of Parliament from the Kawhmu Constituency.

***THIS FORUM EVENT WILL BE TICKETED*** To enter the lottery, visit JFKJrForum.org between Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 12:00 PM and Thursday, Sept. 20 at 12:00 PM. Winners will be notified via email on Friday, Sept. 21, and must be available to pick up tickets on Monday, Sept. 24 or Tuesday, Sept. 25 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM at the Institute of Politics. Sorry, no exceptions.... Read more about A Public Address by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

2012 Sep 18

Another Year, Another Government: Making Sense of Japan's Political Confusion

12:30pm to 2:00pm


Bowie-Vernon Room K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center, Harvard University

About the Seminar
Professor Curtis is America’s leading scholar of Japanese politics and has taught at Columbia for over four decades. His books include Election Campaigning, Japanese Style (Columbia University Press, 1971; reissued with a new preface, 2008); The Japanese Way of Politics (Columbia, 1988); and The Logic of Japanese Politics (Columbia University Press, 1999). His most recent book, written in Japanese, is Seiji to Sanma – Nihon to Kurashite 45 nen [Politics and Saury: 45 Years Living with Japan] (Nikkei BP, 2008). His recent articles have appeared in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Asahi Shimbun, and many other publications. He divides his time between Columbia University and Tokyo where he is active as a columnist, speaker and writer. Professor Curtis is or has been a member of the board of directors of the U.S.-Japan Foundation, the Japan Center for International Exchange (USA), and the Japan Society and serves as councillor to the U.S.-Japan Council. In 2004, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by the Emperor of Japan, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Japanese government. His many other awards include the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize, the Japan Foundation Award, the Chunichi Shimbun Special Achievement Award, and the Marshal Green Award of the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC.

2012 Sep 18

Healthy Officers Are Safer Officers: The Nexus Between Performance & Health

2:00pm to 3:30pm


Online Webinar

About the Webinar
Last year, 177 police officers lost their lives in the line of duty and 143 committed suicide. These deaths are devastating and unacceptable. The National Institute of Justice has developed a robust research portfolio to improve officer safety and wellness and, ultimately, save lives. The experts on this panel will discuss some of the evidence-based practices and policies that law enforcement agencies can put into operation to reduce officer deaths and improve wellness and performance. Ample time will be allotted to take questions from the audience.

Panelists include:

      • Bryan Vila, Professor, Washington State University, who will discuss his work on officer fatigue.
      • Karen Amendola, Chief Operating Officer, Police Foundation, who will discuss advantages and disadvantages of 8-, 10- and 12-hour shifts.
      • John Violanti, Research Professor, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, who will discuss the long-term impact of police work, including suicide.
      • Theron Bowman, Chief of Police, Arlington, Texas, who will comment on how police leaders can incorporate these research findings into their management and day-to-day work.

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2012 Sep 13

Protecting the Vote: Suppression, Fraud, and the Future of Voter ID Laws



JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Tova Andrea WangAbout the Seminar
A panel conversation with:

Jennie Bowser
Senior Fellow, National Conference of State Legislatures

John Fund
Senior Editor, The American Spectator

Alex Keyssar
Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, HKS

Tova Wang
Senior Democracy Fellow, Demos; Fellow, The Century Foundation

Trey Grayson (Moderator)
Director, Institute of Politics... Read more about Protecting the Vote: Suppression, Fraud, and the Future of Voter ID Laws

2012 Sep 12

Fall 2012 Open House: HKS Program on Crisis Leadership and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative



Taubman 401, Harvard Kennedy School

Interested in crisis leadership, humanitarian relief, or post-disaster recovery? Attend this welcome session for new and returning students and hear from faculty and staff affiliated with Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) about academic offerings and activities related to disaster management and risk reduction.

Leaders of the Crisis Management PIC at HKS will also be present to discuss additional opportunities for student involvement.... Read more about Fall 2012 Open House: HKS Program on Crisis Leadership and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

2012 Sep 08

The Bold Pace of China’s Globalization



Nye Rooms ABC, Fifth Floor Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Jianlin WangA Conversation with Founder of Wanda Group, Recent Acquirer of AMC Theaters
Jianlin Wang, Wanda Group

About the Seminar
Jianlin Wang, founder and chairman of the Wanda Group and a leading commercial real estate magnate, will speak on his company’s recent $2.6 billion acquisition of AMC Theaters to create the world’s largest cinema chain to date. The purchase marks the largest cross-border acquisition by a privately-held Chinese company in history. Wang will elaborate on Wanda Group’s innovative strategies since its inception and share his views on the bold pace of globalization by Chinese enterprises.... Read more about The Bold Pace of China’s Globalization

2012 Sep 06

Ash Center Open House

4:00pm to 6:00pm


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

Paul KwengwereThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation welcomes you to the 2012 Open House. Learn about the Ash Center’s resources for students, research, course offerings, and programs fostering excellence in democratic governance and innovation. Our faculty will be available to meet and answer questions during the event.... Read more about Ash Center Open House