124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Using Technology to Increase Civic Engagement in Public Decision Making
Quinton Mayne, Assistant Professor of Public Policy Tom Cosgrove, Co-Founder and Current Board Member, New Voice Strategies
About the Session This interactive session will focus on ways that traditional organizing and mobilizing campaigns are incorporating digital strategies to increase engagement in the policy making process by both the public and interest groups. What are effective strategies to connect digital platforms with on-the-ground, face-to-face organizing? What are the challenges to engaging with local policy making in different sectors from education to conservation?... Read more about Cities, Technology and Democracy Study Group Session 3: From Potholes to Policies
124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Susan Crawford, John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property at Harvard Law School and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
About the Session This interactive session will focus on government officials and civic activists using new data tools to transform city government, in particular on the institutional and cultural considerations of organizational change, from bureaucratic hurdles to communicating and sharing data across departments and across sectors to the importance of leadership.
Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
Some Missing Pieces in the Mid-1960s Korean Development Story
Ambassador Princeton Lyman, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and South Africa
Professor Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and former Legal Adviser of the Department of State
Dr. David Cole, retired lecturer on economics at Harvard
Moderated by Professor Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History
Description David C. Cole and Princeton N. Lyman were senior members of the United States Operations Mission (USOM) in Korea in the mid-1960s. They played important roles in reshaping the relationships between the Korean and U.S. governments and shifting the focus of both Korean and U.S. policies from stabilization to accelerating economic development. Their book, Korean Development: the Interplay of Politics and Economics, written under the auspices of the Harvard Center for International Affairs and published by Harvard University Press in 1971, described and analyzed the rapidly changing political and economic conditions and policies in Korea during the mid-1960s.... Read more about Kim Koo Forum on Korea Current Affairs
Hauser Conference Room, Room B-L-4, Belfer Building
In this career brownbag, Ashley Zohn (HKS 2011), will discuss her experience working at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s FEMAStat program and – more broadly – provide insight on building a career in the emergency management field.
Cosponsored by the Crisis Management Student Group at Harvard Kennedy School; and the Program on Crisis Leadership, Ash and Taubman Centers, Harvard Kennedy School, with generous support from the Office of Career Advancement.
Wiener Auditorium, Ground Floor, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA
Errol Morris, Filmmaker and AuthorArchon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship (Moderator)
Seats are limited and will be first come first serve.
About the Event Join us for a screening of The Unknown Known, Errol Morris’ latest documentary film profiling former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Following the screening, Morris will participate in a discussion, moderated by Archon Fung, on the expansion of presidential power and the potential threats it poses to our democracy’s compact between the chief executive, Congress, the courts, and the people. In The Unknown Known, Rumsfeld gives unprecedented access to the Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris. Whether you think Rumsfeld is a patriot or a liar, he is always fascinating.... Read more about The Unknown Known: Film Screening and Discussion Featuring Director Errol Morris
Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge.MA
A light lunch will be available
During this seminar, HKS Lecturer Ken Winston will join two of India’s leading advocates for citizens’ rights, Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander, in a discussion of democratizing and empowerment efforts in the world’s most populous democracy. Their topics will include efforts to strengthen participatory democratic processes and to aid minorities in overcoming the citizenship denials that routinely make up their difficult lives. Ms. Roy and Mr. Mander are founding members of the National Campaign for the People’s Right to Information.
Suite 100/Room 106, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
In this seminar, senior emergency management officials from Harvard University and the City of Cambridge will discuss how they work with one another in preparing for and responding to emergencies and crisis events affecting the Harvard community. Speakers include:
Nick Hambridge, Associate Director of Emergency Management, Harvard University
Steven Catalano, Special Advisor to the Chief, Harvard University Police Department