2016

2016 Apr 27

Beyond Ideology: A Conversation on Race, Violence, and Justice

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

Please join Jelani Cobb, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut, contributor to The New Yorker, and recipient of the 2016 Jay College of Criminal Justice Trailblazer award, along with Thomas Abt, Senior...

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2016 May 04

The Politics of the Latino Vote: Immigration and the Run Up to 2016

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

You are cordially invited to a discussion entitled The Politics of the Latino Vote: Immigration and the Run Up to 2016 with Tom Jawetz, Vice President of Immigration Policy, Center for American Progress; Josiane Martinez, Founder, Archipelago Strategies Group; and ...

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2016 Apr 14

ASEAN 2015 in Review: Turbulent Waters, Muddy Crossroads

4:45pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Harvard University Science Center Building (Hall A)

The last Stakeholders and Changemakers panel for the year is ASEAN 2015 in Review: Turbulent Waters, Muddy Crossroads. 2015 was to be a promising year for ASEAN, with the proposed signing of the ASEAN Economic Community and a proposed Code of Conduct for the South China Sea. The CoC did not materialize, while the AEC has promise but has many hurdles to be overcome. Where does ASEAN go from here, as...

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2016 Apr 16

The Cultural Revolution and Cinema: An International Symposium

9:30am to 5:30pm

Location: 

Room S020, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

What was cultural about the Cultural Revolution, or was the decade only a cultural desert? Upon the fiftieth anniversary of the Cultural Revolution, this symposium considers the cinematic production and reception, practices and legacies of that tumultuous decade. The mass criticism of several “poisonous weed” films in the mid-1960s helped to launch the Cultural Revolution, and the 1970s saw the expansion of the film exhibition network and radical growth of film audiences. If film was the mass medium that reached the most...

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2016 Apr 21

Movie Screening: Lessons in Dissent

7:30pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School; Wasserstein Hall 2068

Movie Screening: Lessons in Dissent

Followed by a Q&A with Joshua Wong

Mr. Joshua Wong is a Hong Kong student activist and was a leading figure of the 2014 Umbrella Revolution movement. Due to his influence in Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, he was named as one of Time's "Most Influential Teens of 2014," nominated for its Person of the Year 2014 and listed by Fortune as one of the World's Greatest Leaders in 2015.

 

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2016 Apr 21

The Rise of New Political Forces in the Post-Umbrella Movement Era

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room (S020) | CGIS South Building | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge, MA

Mr. Joshua Wong is a Hong Kong student activist and was a leading figure of the 2014 Umbrella Revolution movement. Due to his influence in Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, he was named as one of Time's "Most Influential Teens of 2014," nominated for its Person of the Year 2014 and listed by Fortune as one of the World's Greatest Leaders in 2015.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Wong to the Harvard leg of his United States talking series where he will share his insights on the rise of new political forces in Hong...

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2016 Apr 25

The Earthquake in Nepal: Reflections on Relief & Recovery One Year Later

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Lobby, Suite 200 North, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA

On April 25, 2015, the Gorkha Earthquake struck Nepal, causing extensive damage and taking the lives of thousands. In this panel discussion, speakers will draw on their research to discuss how relief and recovery have progressed in the year since the disaster occurred.

Speakers:

  • Erica Kelly, MPP16, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Yoko Okura,...
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2016 Apr 13

Reinventing Social Democracy? Sanders, Corbyn and Beyond

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

What are the particular challenges facing social democrats—or the millennial inheritors of the social democratic tradition—in the US, UK, and beyond? Join this discussion on the evolving prospects for social democratic parties across Europe and farther afield. We will explore emerging opportunities for experimentation within social democratic politics and the wider ‘ecosystem’ which surrounds it, including the interplay between NGOs/advocacy organizations, campaigns and candidates.... Read more about Reinventing Social Democracy? Sanders, Corbyn and Beyond

Democracy in the Digital Age

Democracy in the Digital Age

April 1, 2016

HKS Broadens Opportunities for Students to Engage in Civic Technology

By Francesca Schembri, Ash Center Communications 

After the rest of the building had largely emptied out and gone dark for the day, the second floor of 124 Mount Auburn Street was buzzing with activity early this spring. Teams of students were scattered around the offices of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation bouncing ideas back and forth. Some groups were huddled around laptops researching the latest in drone technology, while others used colored markers to sketch out a new interface for a city services app.... Read more about Democracy in the Digital Age

New Ash Center Workshop Connects Students to the Civic Tech Scene

New Ash Center Workshop Connects Students to the Civic Tech Scene

March 28, 2016

By: Francesca Schembri, Communications Intern

“Living one’s civic life on the Internet is rapidly becoming as normal and natural as using technology in one’s personal and work lives,” said Seamus Kraft, cofounder of the OpenGov Foundation and one of the recipients of the Ash Center’s inaugural Technology and Democracy Fellowships, leading a workshop at the Center on March 8. Entitled “Learn to be Your Own Lobbyist (And Love it!),” the event was part of the Technology and Democracy Workshop Series.... Read more about New Ash Center Workshop Connects Students to the Civic Tech Scene

2016 Apr 21

Does Habit Breed Political Participation? Experimental Evidence on Tax Compliance in Uruguay

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley Thad Dunning will present on his recent work "Does Habit Breed Political Participation? Experimental Evidence on Tax Compliance in Uruguay."  Co-authored with Felipe Monestier (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay), Rafael Piñeiro (Universidad Católica, Uruguay),...

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2016 Apr 27

Multilateral Solutions to International Problems: U.S. Leadership at the UN and What Lies Ahead

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, in cooperation with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, cordially invite you to a discussion on Multilateral Solutions to International Problems: U.S. Leadership at the UN and What Lies Ahead with the Honorable Bathsheba Crocker, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs and Harvard Law School alum.  Former UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for...

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