2015

2015 Oct 27

Why Elections Fail

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Foyer, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North Cambridge, MA 02138

Join us for a talk with Pippa Norris, the Paul. F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School as she discusses her new book, ...

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2015 Oct 22

Give us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Foyer, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North Cambridge, MA 02138

The Ash Center cordially invites you to the inaugural session of its Race in American Politics Seminar Series.  To help us kick off this series, we will be joined by Ari Berman, the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America; Lani Guinier, the...

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2015 Oct 16

Ethics and the Professions—Good Practitioners in a Rising Asia

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Asia Center, CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge St.

A talk in the Modern Asia seminar series at the Harvard Asia Center. A light lunch will be served.


Speaker: Kenneth Winston, Retired Lecturer in Ethics, Harvard Kennedy School

Description
Many Asian countries are in transition, as they struggle to adapt to the demands of a global world.  This struggle is not only economic and political; it is moral.  Simply put, it is a struggle to preserve what one believes to be of value in one’s own culture or tradition while responding to new circumstances and participating in new relationships.  Thus...

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2015 Oct 28

Korea's Growing Role in Asia : Regional Cooperation & National Unification

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn Street, 2nd Floor North, Cambridge, MA

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation cordially invites you to a discussion with the Dr. Jin Park, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars entitled Korea's Growing Role in Asia: Regional Cooperation & National Unification.

South Korea's...

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Asia Public Policy Forum 2015: "The Financing and Delivery of Public Health Services in Asia”

Asia Public Policy Forum 2015: "The Financing and Delivery of Public Health Services in Asia”

October 1, 2015

The 2015 Asia Public Policy Forum (APPF) was held on August 12-13 in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Over 120 participants attended the event, which helps build networks between government officials, private sector leaders, and academics working in Indonesia and neighboring ASEAN countries.  Each annual APPF addresses a specific policy challenge affecting Indonesia and Asia more broadly, with the goal of improving the design, implementation, and evaluation of current public policies.... Read more about Asia Public Policy Forum 2015: "The Financing and Delivery of Public Health Services in Asia”

2015 Oct 02

Educating New Americans: Extending Adult Basic Education and Higher Ed to Immigrant and Historically Marginalized Communities

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Ash Center Student Speaker Series
Norma Torres Mendoza (MPP ’16) and Priscilla Lee (MC-MPA ’16)

Lunch will be provided

About the Event
Join Norma Torres Mendoza, a 2015 Ash Center Summer Fellow in Innovation, and Priscilla Lee, the 2015-16 Roy and Lila Ash Fellow, in a discussion on their work on providing access to the education system to people who are often left out. Norma Torres Mendoza worked to open an education center in Houston, TX (scheduled to open this October!), where community members can...

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2015 Nov 05

Why No Coups in India? Explaining India’s Post-Independence Success in Managing its Military

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, Mass

At Independence, India and Pakistan, like many other colonial states, inherited militaries that were conservative, ethnically unrepresentative, and seemed to pose a threat to democracy. Steven Wilkinson, Chair of the Department of Political Science at Yale, explores the ways in which India has been able to successfully handle these tensions, while Pakistan has not.... Read more about Why No Coups in India? Explaining India’s Post-Independence Success in Managing its Military

Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob Speaks at Thailand@Harvard Lecture Series

Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob Speaks at Thailand@Harvard Lecture Series

September 28, 2015

On September 9th, 2015, the Ash Center hosted Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob as part of the annual Thailand@Harvard Lecture series in partnership with the Harvard University Thai Studies program.  Addressing a packed audience in Bell Hall, Dr. Veerathai offered reflections on what the global community can expect and learn from the country’s reform efforts in the wake of Thailand’s ongoing political upheavals.... Read more about Dr. Veerathai Santiprabhob Speaks at Thailand@Harvard Lecture Series

Beyond Oil: Charles Data Alemi MPA/ID '15 Works to Increase Tax Revenue in South Sudan

Beyond Oil: Charles Data Alemi MPA/ID '15 Works to Increase Tax Revenue in South Sudan

September 25, 2015

By Maisie O'Brien, Communications Coordinator

Rising from the ashes of decades of war, South Sudan gained independence four years ago and has struggled mightily to build both a modern government and economy. While much of the international community’s attention has been focused on forging a durable peace to the internecine conflict that has racked the country since it broke away from the Sudanese government, Charles Data Alemi MPA/ID ‘15 thinks South Sudan’s future can be significantly shaped by something as mundane as its tax code.... Read more about Beyond Oil: Charles Data Alemi MPA/ID '15 Works to Increase Tax Revenue in South Sudan

2015 Sep 25

Big-City Government and the Cutting Edge of Municipal Innovation

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Ash Center Student Speaker Series
Rachael Stephens (MPP ’16) and Glenn Grimshaw (MC-MPA ’15)

Lunch will be provided

About the Event
Join two 2015 Ash Center Summer Fellows in Innovation as they discuss their summer working on the cutting edge of municipal innovation. Rachael Stephens and Glenn Grimshaw both worked in the New  York City government, where they were placed in the departments of Small Business Services and Technology & Innovation. Both worked on projects aimed at taking an...

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