2017

Miles Rapoport

Harvard Ash Center Appoints Miles Rapoport, Longtime Democracy Advocate, as Senior Fellow

January 19, 2017

Cambridge, MA -- Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation today announced the appointment of Miles Rapoport as its inaugural Senior Practice Fellow as part of the Center’s new Senior Practice Fellowship in American Democracy.

Rapoport, a longtime organizer, policy advocate, and elected official, brings to the Ash Center four decades of experience working to strengthen democracy and democratic institutions in the United States. Prior to his appointment to the Ash Center, Rapoport was most recently president of the independent grassroots...

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2017 Feb 09

Postponed: How Far is China from The Rule of Law?

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Due to inclement weather, today's seminar, "How Far is China from Rule of Law?" has been postponed for a date yet to be determined.

 

Join the Ash Center and co-sponsors East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School, and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, as Professor He Haibo from Tsinghua University School of Law and Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, East Asian Legal Studies discusses China’s ongoing struggles to establish and respect the rule of law. What progress has Beijing made and what obstacles remain before we can...

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2017 Feb 15

Women and Leadership: Responses to Challenging Times

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Please join us for a discussion about women and leadership, featuring:

  • Leah Wright Rigueur, “Intersectionality at the Core”
    • Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Melissa Williams, “Representing Women in Theory and Practice”
    • Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto and Senior Visiting Scholar, Ash Center
  • Jane Mansbridge, "Organizing as Women and Avoiding Common Failures”
    • Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School

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2017 Feb 08

Stories and Statistics: Why we need mixed methods to understand international development

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Quantitative or qualitative: which evaluation method is more useful?  This has long been a contentious debate in the field of international development.  Yet while individual methods like randomized control trials, ethnography, structured observations, and interviews are each well-placed to reveal parts of the picture, each can also miss important parts of the whole.  Thus the question is: how can researchers become more deliberate and holistic in using mixed methods to understand the full picture?  The Transparency for Development Project is seeking to answer that question in its pursuit of understanding of whether, where, and how citizen-led transparency and accountability interventions can improve health.  Join us as T4D Principal Investigators Archon Fung, Dan Levy, and Stephen Kosack reflect on the T4D project’s mixed method approach and draw on early insights from the evaluation that demonstrate the importance of integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluating development programs.... Read more about Stories and Statistics: Why we need mixed methods to understand international development

2017 Feb 06

Presidential Secrecy from Washington to Trump

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Join the Ash Center and the Institute of Politics for a conversation with: 

  • Norman L. Eisen

Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Special Assistant and Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform, 2009-2011

U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic (2011 – 2014)

  • Archon Fung

Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship and Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

  • Mary Graham

Co-Director, Transparency Policy Project, Ash Center, Harvard...

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Harvard's Ash Center Announces Bright Ideas and Semifinalists for 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards

Harvard's Ash Center Announces Bright Ideas and Semifinalists for 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards

January 18, 2017

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized today more than 60 innovative government programs as part of the 2017 Bright Ideas initiative. This year’s cohort includes programs from all levels of government — school districts, county, city, state, federal agencies, and tribal nations, as well as public-private partnerships — that represent the next horizon in government work to improve services, solve problems, and work on behalf of citizens.

“These programs demonstrate that...

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