2014

2014 Dec 05

In Search of Police and Justice Reform: Lessons from Ethiopia and Latin America

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Emebet Kebede Cherenet, MC-Mason ’15, and Yanilda González, Ph.D., Ash Center Democracy Fellow

Lunch will be provided.

About the Event

As recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have highlighted, police and criminal justice systems are inextricably linked to the health of local governance. Mason Fellow Emebet Kebede Cherenet will discuss ten years of experience in justice and security reform programs and in strengthening community participation in local governance in Ethiopia. Democracy Fellow Yanilda González will share her dissertation research investigating the role of formal mechanisms for community participation in police reform in Latin America, for which she conducted extensive field research in Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia. The discussion will weigh administrative or legal approaches against more political or citizen empowerment approaches to local security and criminal justice reform.... Read more about In Search of Police and Justice Reform: Lessons from Ethiopia and Latin America

2014 Dec 04

Workshop on Immigration, Race and Ethnicity (WIRE)

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

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

Statue of LibertyAbout the Series
The Workshop on Immigration, Race and Ethnicity (WIRE) at the Ash Center is a bi-monthly seminar style forum for Harvard and Boston area researchers and students working on the topics of immigration, race and ethnicity from a diverse variety of perspectives. Workshop sessions are thematically organized and themes are different each semester. For the fall semester of 2014, the themes are: (1) Experiments on Race, Immigration, and Public Policy and (2) Economic Impacts of Immigration and Immigration Policy.... Read more about Workshop on Immigration, Race and Ethnicity (WIRE)

2014 Dec 04

Eve Ensler's O.P.C. [Obsessive Political Correctness]

7:30pm

Location: 

American Repertory Theater, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA

OPC posterFollowed by a Discussion with Jane Mansbridge and Aisha Bhoori

About the Event
The Ash Center is partnering again with A.R.T. on a post-performance discussion for the new play O.P.C., written by Eve Ensler (creator of The Vagina Monologues). Our featured speakers will be Jane Mansbridge, a world-renowned scholar of democratic representation, deliberation, and activism, and Aisha Bhoori, a Harvard College student interested in literary criticism, political theory, and social justice, who will speak on the political and generational themes of the play.... Read more about Eve Ensler's O.P.C. [Obsessive Political Correctness]

2014 Dec 02

Making Cities Work: The PerformanceStat Potential

4:10pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

PerformanceStat coverRobert Behn, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts and Senior Fellow, Ash Center
Mark Moore, Moderator, Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations

About the Event
Harvard Kennedy School Senior Lecturer Robert Behn and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone will discuss Behn's new book The PerformanceStat Potential: A Leadership Strategy for Producing Results. The book explores the growth and prominence of PerformanceStat leadership strategy across so many jurisdictions and agencies in pursuit of improved government performance.... Read more about Making Cities Work: The PerformanceStat Potential

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