2017 Apr 21

We the People / Hack for Democracy

Fri - Sat, Apr 21 to Apr 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Stata Center (MIT) Cambridge, MA 02142

The Ash Center is proud cosponsor We the People/Hack for Democracy, a hackathon presented by  the MIT GOV/LAB to demonstrate the organizers's deep commitment to core American (and human) values of fairness, equality, and openness. In this one day hackathon, creative and compassionate people from across MIT and the Boston area will come together to tackle the immediate challenges U.S. organizations are now facing to safeguard these values. Sign up to help organizations like the ACLU and Let America Vote solve some of their technical challenges. Registration information can be found here.... Read more about We the People / Hack for Democracy

2017 Apr 11

(Cancelled) Sarah Lewis – Politics, Art and Visual Culture

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Taubman 275

Please note that this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for the fall semester. 

Sarah Lewis is an Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard, an M.Phil from Oxford University, and her Ph.D. from Yale University in the History of Art. Before joining the faculty at Harvard, she held curatorial positions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Tate Modern, London and taught at Yale University School of Art.

Lewis is...

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Edward Cunningham

China, Trump, and Climate Change: A Discussion with Edward Cunningham

April 5, 2017

In advance of Chinese President Xi  Jinping's first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, we sat down with Edward Cunningham, China Programs director at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation to discuss China, Trump, and climate change. 


How has China reacted to the Trump Administration’s recently announced plans to roll back many Obama-era regulations aimed at limiting CO2 emissions?
China’s President Xi has clearly signaled that China intends to position itself as the political...

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2017 Apr 27

Sneak Preview of Film LA 92

6:00pm to 9:00pm


Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Bldg, HKS

Join Ash Center faculty affiliate and HKS Associate Professor of Public Policy Leah Wright Rigueur for an exclusive screening of National Geographic Documentary Films’ LA 92, which looks back at the riots that followed the acquittal of the four L.A. police officers charged with beating Rodney King 25 years ago. Following the screening, Professor Wright Rigueur will moderate an audience discussion on historical and political themes presented in the film. LaGina Gause, Ash Center Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow, and Treva Lindsey, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender...

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2017 Apr 07

Communities Investing in Themselves: a Case Study on Neighborly

12:00pm to 1:00pm


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

Ash Center Student Speaker Series

Please join HKS students Paul Ochoa and Carlos Castillo Perez for a discussion of their Policy Analysis Exercise, a case study on a new startup which works to help cities finance public works projects through mini bonds. 

The event will be moderated by Paul and Carlos' PAE advisor and Ash Center faculty member Jay Rosengard.


Paul Ochoa, MPP '17
Carlos Castillo Perez, MPP '17

Moderated by:
Jay Rosengard, Adjunct...

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