2016

2016 Mar 25

Reaching Communities Through Embedded Education

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Panelists:
Chen Hua (MC-MPA '14), Ash Center Research Fellow
Siwen Zhang, Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Songyu Zhu (HGSE Ed.M Higher Education'15), Embedded Education Project Coordinator & Ash Center Research Fellow

Moderated by:
Guy Stuart, Executive Director, Microfinance Opportunities and Innovations in American Government Fellow, Ash Center

About the Event

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2016 Mar 04

Global Forums for Green and Climate Action: Reports from Berlin and Dubai

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

About the Event

This week, HKS students Tomás Insua (MPA '16) and Andy Kanjarpalayam Palanisamy (MPA-MC '16) will discuss their work on Green issues, in an event moderated by Adjunct Professor of Public Policy Muriel Rouyer. Tomás, returning from the Climate Action Network Assembly in Berlin, will talk about “What happens after Paris: the 2020 goals of the climate movement”. Andy, returning from the World Government Summit at Dubai, will present on “Sustainability Observations from Dubai”. 

This event is co-sponsored by the...

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2016 Feb 26

Playing the Part: The Kennedy Senate Simulation

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

About the Event

This week the Student Speaker Series highlights the Kennedy Senate Simulation, a fascinating event organized by HKS students. The Simulation--held at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate--put students in the role of sitting United States Senators as they took up substantive policy issues, honed the legislation in committee, and debated on the Senate floor.

Simulation organizers Michael Thng (MPP '16) and Andrew Levine (MPP '17) will debrief their experience running the innaugural Kennedy Senate Simulation...

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2016 Feb 19

Organizing and Advocacy: Stories of Social Change from China to Serbia

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

About the Event

Join two students for a discussion of their work as organizers and activists. Both Mid-Career Mason Fellows, Ana Babović, a Ford Foundation Mason Fellow, will discuss her leadership role in Serbia on the Move, while Chun Zhou, a Tomorrow Education Foundation Fellow, will highlight advocacy work she has done to protect natural habitats along the Yangtze River. 

These two women's work as activists and organizers, in countries which can pose unique challenges to those seeking to drive social change, has required them to be...

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2016 Feb 12

Island Governance: Student Perspectives from the Indian Ocean to the Caribbean

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

About the Event

Join three HKS students for a discussion of Island governance, development and infrastructure, from three different perspectives. Paula Brown, a Mid-Career Mason and Ash Center Ford Foundation Mason Fellow, is a Transportation Planner in Kingston Jamaica. Deloris Wilson, a joint-degree MPA student at the Kennedy School and JD Candidate at Georgetown Law, has worked with the government of Sint Maarten to create an innovation lab, first as an Ash Center Summer Fellow and more recently through an independent research project. Ashveena Gajeelee, also a...

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2016 Feb 05

GitHub, APIs, and Machine Learning: The Language of Technology and Democracy

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

About the Event

Tech literacy is increasingly important for today’s public leaders. Join this week’s student speakers—each with a very different experiences leveraging technology to improve the quality of democratic governance—for an introduction to some of the most common terms, concepts, and tools of digital technologists. Denise Linn (MPP ’15) develops, executes, and evaluates data and other tech projects for ...

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2016 Mar 03

The Path to Denmark: How Do Societies Develop Control of Corruption?

4:10pm to 5:30pm

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 Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany as part of its Comparative Democracy Seminar Series. 

The author of  The Quest for Good Governance (Cambridge University Press 2015)...

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2016 Feb 10

Will Renewables Renew Democracy?

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor of the Taubman Building

The Ash Center cordially invites you to join a discussion on the democratic opportunities in renewable energies from a transnational perspective, moderated by Muriel Rouyer, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, HKS, & Professor of Political Science, University of Nantes (France).

4:00-4:30pm: Special welcome and address given by Gerard Araud, French Ambassador to the United States.

4:30-6:00pm: Panel discussion with Karine Dognin-Sauze, Vice-President of Greater Lyon, who...

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Student Research Explores Tax Data & Confidentiality

Student Research Explores Tax Data & Confidentiality

January 8, 2016

By: Francesca Schembri, Communications Intern

Some of the most important socioeconomic truisms about a country can be revealed by examining the way its citizens pay their taxes according to MPP ’15 Yunjung Song and Harvard Law School J.D. ’15 Hyeongsu Park. For their Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE), the capstone project for Harvard Kennedy School MPP candidates, Song and Park delved into the complex issue of taxpayer data availability in South Korea.... Read more about Student Research Explores Tax Data & Confidentiality

2016 Mar 02

Talk Back: 1984 Discussion Series hosted by the A.R.T. and the Ash Center with Tony Saich

7:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: 

American Repertory Theater, 64 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA 02138

Over the run of 1984, A.R.T. will co-host with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard's Kennedy School a series of special panel discussions around questions of surveillance, totalitarianism, and the role of technology in popular uprisings. These discussions are free and open to the public.

Click here to purchase tickets to 1984.

March 2, 2016, following the evening performance: Discussion with...

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2016 Mar 01

Talk Back: 1984 Discussion Series hosted by the A.R.T. and the Ash Center with Merilee Grindle

7:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: 

American Repertory Theater, 64 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA 02138

Over the run of 1984, A.R.T. will co-host with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard's Kennedy School a series of special panel discussions around questions of surveillance, totalitarianism, and the role of technology in popular uprisings. These discussions are free and open to the public.

Click here to purchase tickets to 1984.

March 1, 2016, following the evening performance: Discussion with...

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2016 Feb 24

Talk Back: 1984 Discussion Series hosted by the A.R.T. and the Ash Center with Archon Fung

7:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: 

American Repertory Theater, 64 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA 02138

Over the run of 1984, A.R.T. will co-host with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard's Kennedy School a series of special panel discussions around questions of surveillance, totalitarianism, and the role of technology in popular uprisings. These discussions are free and open to the public.

Click here to purchase tickets to 1984.

February 24, 2016, following the evening performance: Discussion...

Read more about Talk Back: 1984 Discussion Series hosted by the A.R.T. and the Ash Center with Archon Fung

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