2016

2016 Nov 02

Brexit and Trump: The New Populism in the UK and US

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Join us for our inaugural seminar with Baroness Tessa Jowell as she leads a discussion on Brexit and Trump: the new populism in the US and UK. As frustrated citizens lose faith in established political processes and leaders, they are turning to alternatives that may produce bad policy, bad outcomes for society, and perhaps even threaten democracy itself. What are the sources of these “populist” revolts against the elites that produced Brexit and the Trump candidacy? What does the future hold?

This discussion will be moderated by Archon Fung, Ford Foundation...

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2016 Nov 18

Inside the Innovation Field Lab: Catalysts for Change

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge MA 02138

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

The Innovation Field Lab — a spring course and field project — immerses student teams in real-world challenges. Led by Professor Jorrit de Jong, HKS Lecturer in Public Policy and Faculty Director of Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership...

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2016 Nov 04

Election Preview: What to Watch for on November 8th

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge MA 02138

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Just four days out from the election, join Teresa Acuña, the Roy and Lila Ash student fellow at the Ash Center and a longtime Democratic campaign operative, legislative aide, and progressive advocate, as well as  Andrew McClure, a co-chair of the HKS Republican Caucus, MPA2 representative in the HKS student government, former Marco Rubio campaign staffer, and a United States Marine. Devin Romanul, Associate Director for the Project on Municipal Innovation, will moderate an election preview, where we’ll discuss the...

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2016 Oct 28

Health Care Policy from Albany to Beijing

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge MA 02138

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Join two Ash Center fellows working on the challenges and opportunities of health care policy, in two very different contexts.

Jane Bai (MPP '16) is currently a Research Fellow at the Ash Center, continuing work she started in her PAE. Her research focuses on a value based purchasing transition project with the China Medical Board. She will be joined by Grace Oh (MPP '17), who as an Ash Center Summer Fellow in Innovation spent two months in Albany, NY, working on NY State's Medicaid Redesign project, a 2015 Innovations in...

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2016 Oct 21

Finance for Good

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge MA 02138

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Join two members of the Ash Center community for a discussion of green financing in China. Arthur Holcombe, former Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) from 1992-1998 in China and the Founder of the Poverty Alleviation Fund, will briefly describe China's small loans policies as they pertain to poor rural households, then share the microfinance policies of his organization and efforts to help promote environmental and energy resources sustainability in poor villages of Tibet.

Tracy...

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2016 Oct 25

RESCHEDULED: How to Find and Explore High Value Data: An Intro to Government APIs for Non-Coders

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDIt will be rescheduled during the Spring, 2017 semester.  

 

Ash Center Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

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


Space is limited!...

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