2015

2015 Mar 26

How Data is Helping Us Understand Voting Rights After Shelby County

4:10pm

Location: 

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

Maya SenMaya Sen (Moderator), Ash Center Faculty Affiliate and HKS Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Stephen Ansolabehere, Professor of Government, Harvard University
Nate Cohn, Politics and Policy Writer, The New York Times
Bernard Fraga, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Indiana University

Co-sponsored by The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science

About the Event

How has the 2013 Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, which upended a key provision of the Voting Rights Act and opened the door to states and local jurisdictions to rewrite voting laws, impacted voter registration and turnout? Our panel of academics and journalists will discuss the potential effects of Shelby County on American voting rights.... Read more about How Data is Helping Us Understand Voting Rights After Shelby County

2015 Mar 26

Moneyball for Government

6:00pm

Location: 

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

Featuring:

Jim Nussle
President and CEO of the Credit Union National Association
Director, Office of Management and Budget, White House (2007–2009)

Peter Orszag
Vice Chairman of Corporate Investment Banking and Chairman of the Financial Strategy and Solutions Group, Citigroup
Director, Office of Management and Budget in the White House (2009-2010)

Nina Easton (moderator)
Senior Editor & Columnist, Fortune
Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International
Institute of Politics Resident Fellow (Fall 2012)

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum, the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and the Social Enterprise Initiative at HBS

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2015 Mar 26

Harvard Seminar on History & Policy: Accounting, Accountability, and the Struggle for Nation-Building

4:10pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein 219, Harvard Kennedy School

Join us for the next meeting of the Harvard Seminar on History and Policy when we will host Professor Jacob Soll (History and Accounting, USC) who will present his new work on “Accounting, Accountability, and the Struggle for Nation-Building.” Professor Alex Keyssar of the Harvard Kennedy School will comment. 

Speakers:
Jacob Soll, Professor of History and Accounting, University of Southern California
Alex Keyssar, Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School... Read more about Harvard Seminar on History & Policy: Accounting, Accountability, and the Struggle for Nation-Building

Harvard Ash Center Announces Winners of #Hack4Congress SF

Harvard Ash Center Announces Winners of #Hack4Congress SF

March 23, 2015

San Francisco, Ca.The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School today announced the winners of #Hack4Congress SF, a competition to create common-sense solutions to make the U.S. Congress more efficient, effective and accountable to citizens. The event, held over March 21 and 22 at Code for America in San Francisco, drew nearly 100 students, software developers, academics, and everyday Americans from across the country, leading to nine innovative proposals to tackle five major threats to the future of democracy in America.... Read more about Harvard Ash Center Announces Winners of #Hack4Congress SF

2015 Mar 21

#Hack4Congress San Francisco

(All day)

Location: 

Code for America, 155 9th Street, San Francisco CA, 94103

Hack4Congress adOrganized with the OpenGov Foundation and POPVOX

#Hack4Congress is a multi-city event that brings together political scientists, technologists, designers, lawyers, organizational psychologists, and lawmakers to foster new digital tools, policy proposals and other innovations to address the growing dysfunction in Congress.... Read more about #Hack4Congress San Francisco

2015 Mar 20

’Fixing Congress’ Panel Discussion and Reception

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission St, San Francisco CA, 94105

Hack4Congress adCurrent and former members of Congress and Bay Area technologists address the prospects for solving congressional dysfunction

Co-organized with the HKS Alumni Network of San Francisco, the OpenGov Foundation and POPVOX

The Ash Center and the HKS Alumni Network of San Francisco invite you to a kickoff panel for the San Francisco #Hack4Congress “Not Just for Technologists” hackathon. The panel will address key structural problems that undermine the efficacy of Congress and explore solutions for improving the lawmaking process in addition to better to facilitating cross-partisan dialogue, and modernizing congressional participation. Panelists will also discuss the prospects and strategies for integrating technology into the operations of Congress today.... Read more about ’Fixing Congress’ Panel Discussion and Reception

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