2015

2015 Oct 16

Disruptive Democracy: A Serial Social Entrepreneur on Tech and Governance

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Nico Miailhe (MC-MPA ’15)

Lunch will be provided

About the Event
This week’s Student Speaker Series will continue on the theme of technology, focusing on one HKS alum whose work centers on using technology and a startup mentality to disrupt the status quo, all with the goal of improving governance and increasing participation.

Nico Miailhe (MC-MPA ’15) is a research fellow with the Ash Center, as well as a founder of the Future Society at HKS,...

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2015 Oct 23

Cybersecurity and Privacy in a Connected World

9:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

One Brattle Street, Room 402

Panelists:

  • Brent Colburn, Fellow, Institute of Politics; former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs); Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Department of Homeland Security
  • Kimber Dowsett, Security Architect, 18F; Mission Information Specialist, NASA
  • Jen Ellis, Vice President of Community and Public Affairs, Rapid7
  • Ari Schwartz, former Senior Director...
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Ash Center Announces Winners of #Tech4Democracy Showcase and Challenge

October 9, 2015

Cambridge, MA -- The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center at the Harvard Kennedy School focused on the intersection of government and technology, today announced the winners of its #Tech4Democracy Showcase and Challenge.  Over 350 people attended #Tech4Democracy, a HUBweek event, and voted for 28 different ...

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2015 Oct 27

Southeast Asia Confronts Sustainable Development: Coping with Socio-economic Difficulties, Renewed Big Power Rivalry, and Climate Change

9:00am to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge MA 02138

The Ash Center cordially invites you to a Southeast Asia workshop entitled “Southeast Asia Confronts Sustainable Development: Coping with Socio-economic Difficulties, Renewed Big Power Rivalry, and Climate Change”

Co-sponsors: Harvard Asia Center/Jeffrey Cheah Institute

2015 Nov 12

The Trans-Pacific Partnership or the One Belt, One Road Strategy? The Future of Sino-American Trade Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

The Ash Center cordially invites you to a discussion with Patrick Mendis, distinguished senior fellow in the School of Public Policy and affiliate professor of public and international affairs at George Mason University.  Dr. Mendis' talk is entitled: The Trans-Pacific Partnership or the One Belt, One Road Strategy? The Future of Sino-American Trade Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region and will be...

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2015 Oct 14

Do Bad Times Make Good Economic Policy? Managing Indonesia's Economy in a Globalized World

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

You are cordially invited to join Dr. Muhamad Chatib Basri, senior fellow at the Ash Center for a discussion entitled: Do Bad Times Make Good Economic Policy? Managing Indonesia's Economy in a Globalized World.  

Dr. Basri joined the Ash Center after serving as Indonesia’s Minister of Finance (20 May 2013-20 October 2014). Previously he was the Chairman of Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia (14 June 2012- 1 October 2013. He served as a Vice Chairman of the National Economic Committee of the President  of the...

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2015 Oct 09

The Intersection of Technology and Government: Policy and Progress

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Carolyn Anderson (MC-MPA ’15) and Ivo Correa (MC-Mason ’16)

Lunch will be provided

About the Event
This week, to celebrate HUBweek and the Ash Center’s #Tech4Democracy Showcase and Challenge, the Student Speaker Series will focus on tech policy, and highlight two mid-career students who have spent their careers working...

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The Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Challenges of Policy, Politics, and Logistics

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Challenges of Policy, Politics, and Logistics

October 7, 2015

By: Dan Harsha, Associate Director for Communications

Europe is straining under the greatest movement of people across the continent’s borders since World War II. While this latest wave of refugees, sparked by armed conflict and economic insecurity, has taxed Europe’s ability to absorb this staggering number of migrants, it has also ignited a debate within the European Union on the future of Europe itself.

“The consequences of this migration are tremendous, particularly for Europe,” said Arn Howitt, the faculty co-director of the Harvard Kennedy School...

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Student Research Explores Open Government Reform in Tunisia

Student Research Explores Open Government Reform in Tunisia

October 14, 2015

By: Maisie O'Brien, Communications Coordinator

The Tunisian revolution that began four years ago was both turbulent and inspiring, helping to catalyze uprisings throughout the region that led to the Arab Spring’s only complete transition to democracy. Tunisia’s path forward, however, is fraught with equally critical challenges to establishing political stability and effective democratic governance.... Read more about Student Research Explores Open Government Reform in Tunisia

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