2013

2013 Mar 14

Changing Geopolitics in the Asia Pacific: A View from Indonesia

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Fainsod Room, Littauer 3rd Floor, HKS

Dino DjalalHE Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesian Ambassador to the United States
HKS Professors Nicholas Burns, discussant, and Anthony Saich, moderator

Lunch will be served
Co-sponsored by the Center for International Development

About the Speaker
Dr. Dino Patti Djalal is Indonesia’s ambassador to the United States, career diplomat, presidential speech writer, youth activist, academic, and author of a national best seller.... Read more about Changing Geopolitics in the Asia Pacific: A View from Indonesia

2013 Mar 13

When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Corey BrettschneiderHow Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality

Corey Brettschneider, Professor of Political Science, Brown University

About the Seminar
How should a liberal democracy respond to hate groups and others that oppose the ideal of free and equal citizenship? The democratic state faces the hard choice of either protecting the rights of hate groups and allowing their views to spread, or banning their views and violating citizens’ rights to freedoms of expression, association, and religion. Avoiding the familiar yet problematic responses to these issues, political theorist Corey Brettschneider proposes a new approach called value democracy. The theory of value democracy argues that while the state should protect the right to express illiberal beliefs, the state should also engage in democratic persuasion when it speaks through its various expressive capacities: publicly criticizing, and giving reasons to reject, hate-based or other discriminatory viewpoints.... Read more about When the State Speaks, What Should It Say?

2013 Mar 11

Crisis Leadership in Higher Education

(All day)

Given the power of the media, colleges and universities are more cognizant of the threat of potential crises. However, as much as institutions can prepare, the unexpected can still happen. As a campus leader, knowing how to act quickly and effectively in the wake of a crisis can protect your students and your institution's reputation. Since relatively mundane events can quickly turn into crisis events, it is important to understand how to successfully plan for, manage, survive and recover from unexpected events such as disorderly protests, hostage situations and outbreaks of violence.

2013 Feb 28

The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Kay SchlozmanKay Schlozman, J. Joseph Moakley Professor, Boston College
Sidney Verba, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
Henry E. Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy, Harvard University

About the Seminar
In this seminar, co-authors Professor Schlozman, Professor Verba, and Dean Brady will discuss The Unheavenly Chorus, the first book to look at the political participation of individual citizens alongside the political advocacy of thousands of organized interests – membership associations such as unions, professional associations, trade associations, and citizens groups, as well as organizations like corporations, hospitals, and universities. Drawing on numerous in-depth surveys of members of the public as well as the largest database of interest organizations ever created – representing more than 35,000 organizations over a 25-year period – they conclusively demonstrate that American democracy is marred by deeply ingrained and persistent class-based political inequality. They argue that the well educated and affluent are active in many ways to make their voices heard, while the less advantaged are not. They reveal how the political voices of organized interests are even less representative than those of individuals, how political advantage is handed down across generations, how recruitment to political activity perpetuates and exaggerates existing biases, how political voice on the Internet replicates these inequalities – and more.... Read more about The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

2013 Feb 26

Haiti Progress and Challenges Three Years Later

6:00pm

Location: 

JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA

***THIS FORUM EVENT WILL BE TICKETED***
Co-sponsored by the Ash Center’s Program on Crisis Leadership

Dr. Michele Pierre-Louis
Prime Minister of Haiti (2008-09); IOP Fellow (Fall ’10)
President, FOKAL Foundation

Sean Penn
Founder, J/P Haitian Relief Organization
Ambassador at Large for Haiti

Lieutenant General Ken Keen
Commander, Joint Task Force Haiti – Operation Unified Response
Military Deputy Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Florida

Mary Jo Bane (Moderator)
Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Management, HKS... Read more about Haiti Progress and Challenges Three Years Later

2013 Feb 13

Waiting for Public Diplomacy 2.0: The Slow Digital Dawn in U.S. Public Diplomacy

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Nicholas J. CullNicholas J. Cull, Professor of Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Seminar on History and Policy

About the Seminar
Please visit The Long Road to Public Diplomacy 2.0: The Internet in U.S. Public Diplomacy (PDF) for Professor Cull’s summary paper on the seminar.... Read more about Waiting for Public Diplomacy 2.0: The Slow Digital Dawn in U.S. Public Diplomacy

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