2016

2016 Oct 25

JFK Jr Forum -- Making Democracy Work: Is Democracy in Crisis?

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

JFK Jr Forum

The Ash Center invites you to join a discussion in the JFK Jr Forum on Making Democracy Work: Is Democracy in Crisis? Speakers include Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University, Jason Brennan, Robert J and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Term Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and Melissa Williams, Visiting Scholar, Ash Center, and Professor of Political Science & Founding Director, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto. Christopher Robichaud, Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy at HKS...

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2016 Oct 11

Race in American Politics Series: Joy-Ann Reid

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, Fifth Floor, Taubman Building, HKS

Joy-Ann ReidJoy Reid is the host of “AM Joy,” airing every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET on MSNBC. She is also the author of the 2015 book, “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide,” a top-selling book on Amazon.com in the Politics category. Reid was the former...

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2016 Oct 25

A New Asia: How China Shaped the Postwar Global Order -- 2016 S.T. Lee Lecture

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Loeb House at Harvard University, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Kennedy School Office of Alumni Relations and Resource Development and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation cordially invite you to RSVP for the 2016 S.T. Lee Lecture, presented by Rana Mitter, professor of history and politics of modern China and fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford.  Arne Westad, the S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations and faculty...

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Dara Kay Cohen

Q&A with Dara Kay Cohen

September 21, 2016

Dara Kay Cohen is an assistant professor of public policy and faculty affiliate of the Ash Center. Her recent book, Rape During Civil War, examines the variation in the use of rape during recent civil conflicts; the research for the book draws on extensive fieldwork in Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste and El Salvador.

Q: Can you describe some of the common misconceptions about rape during civil war? Is it accurate to call rape a “weapon of war”?

There are a host of misconceptions about wartime rape; for example, that victims are always women...

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2016 Nov 09

Efficient and Inclusive Urbanization in China Requires a Leading Role for the Big Cities

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Weil Town Hall, Belfer L1 (HKS), 4:15pm to 5:30pm

Join us for the final installment of our Economic Development in East Asia Seminar Series featuring Professor Lu Ming, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Director of the Center for China Development Studies at STJU.  Professor Ming, a member of the Shanghai National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference will give a talk entitled: "Efficient and Inclusive Urbanization in China Requires a Leading Role for the Big Cities."

This seminar series is cosponsored by the...

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2016 Oct 05

Understanding the Slow Catch-Up Growth in Indonesia and Fixing the Problem

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Weil Town Hall, Belfer L1 (HKS), 4:15pm to 5:30pm

Join us for the next installment of our Economic Development in East Asia Seminar Series featuring Muhamad Chatib Basri, Professor of Economics at the University of Indonesia, and a former Minister of Finance of Indonesia. Professor Basri, a former senior fellow at the Ash Center, will give a talk entitled: Understanding the Slow Catch-Up Growth in Indonesia and Fixing the Problem

This seminar series is cosponsored by the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur and the Harvard...

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