2016

2016 Nov 04

Learning Community Organizing in Japan and China

12:15pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

S354, 3rd Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

 

Dr. Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

Kanoko Kamata, Executive Director, Community Organizing Japan

Iris Hu, Leadership Trainer and Coach,  Harvard SEED for Social Innovation 

Moderator:  Professor Andrew Gordon, Acting Director, Harvard Asia Center; Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor, Harvard University

S354, 3rd Floor, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.,...

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2016 Nov 15

Unleashing the Freedom of Information Act

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Room 226

 

Ash Center Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit.


Space is limited! RSVP required at Eventbrite

This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill. Equipment (a laptop, etc.)...

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2016 Nov 30

What It Means to be a Progressive Today and How to Maintain Optimism

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

Join us for our next seminar with Baroness Tessa Jowell as she leads a discussion entitled: "What It Means to be a Progressive Today and How to Maintain Optimism."

The British Labor Party has been the standard bearer for progressive politics and policy in England for more than a century. Since its foundation the British Labour Party has been essentially a coalition from social democracy to socialism. While always evolving the Labour Party, as dismal opinion polling shows, is becoming a mass membership movement rather than a government in waiting. How can center left...

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2016 Nov 16

Leading in the Post-Truth World Where Facts Don’t Matter

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

 

Join us for our next seminar with Baroness Tessa Jowell as she leads a discussion entitled: "Leading in the Post-Truth World Where Facts Don’t Matter."

Good public policy requires attention to facts and to the best science. Yet, in areas like health, environment, planning, and media, facts are often disputed and the science challenged. Successful policy development and implementation requires not just science and analysis, but small “p” politics to make sure that policy is connected to good science and facts in the face of opposition. How can public...

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2016 Nov 01

Design Thinking for Policymakers

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Room 226

Ash Center Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit.


Space is limited! RSVP required at Eventbrite

This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill. Equipment (a laptop, etc.) or prerequisite reading may be...

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2016 Nov 09

Is Movement Politics Now More Appealing Than Party Politics

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

Join us for our next seminar with Baroness Tessa Jowell as she leads a discussion entitled: "Is Movement Politics Now More Appealing Than Party Politics."

We rely on political parties to develop political leaders, articulate sensible and effective public policies and to govern wisely. But increasingly in the United States and in Europe, citizens are turning away from established political parties and revolts within them threaten to undermine the great parties of Anglo and American democracy. How can the great parties save themselves?

This discussion will be...

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2016 Oct 28

Lunch Seminar - Turkey and Democracy: The Road Ahead

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

124 MT. AUBURN ST. SUITE 160 CONFERENCE ROOM

Join Dr. Amanda Sloat, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Affairs at the State Department for a discussion on the state of democracy in Turkey today and its prospects for the future. Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at HKS will moderate.

This event is cosponsored by the Middle East Initiative. 

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