2018

Innovations in American Government Awards

Rhode Island’s Works Wonders Program Awarded Harvard’s 2018 Innovations In American Government Award

December 12, 2018
Cambridge, MA–The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, today named Works Wonders, a job training and placement initiative in Rhode Island aimed at youth who have aged out of—or are about to age out of—state care, as the winner of the 2018 Innovations in American Government Award. The award will be presented to Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo at a ceremony...
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2018 Dec 03

Behind the Midterm Data: Understanding Political Realignment in the U.S.

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

Join us for a conversation with Ash Center Democracy Visiting Fellow of Practice Laura Quinn, Catalist CEO and co-founder, who will provide an overview and insight into the data from the 2018 midterm elections. Bring your questions about demographic and geographic trends and what the midterms portend for 2020 and beyond. Archon Fung, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, Harvard Kennedy School, will moderate. 

Refreshments will be served. ...

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2018 Dec 07

Ash Community Speaker Series -- Leadership, Organizing, and Innovation: Making Health Care Work

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

You're invited to a discussion with Kathryn Perera, former Ash Center Democracy Fellow, Deputy Director in the English National Health Service, and a current Fellow of Practice in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Psychology of Change program; and Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, Institute for Healthcare Improvement President Emeritus and Senior Fellow. Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, will moderate.... Read more about Ash Community Speaker Series -- Leadership, Organizing, and Innovation: Making Health Care Work

2018 Nov 30

Ash Community Speaker Series: Political Roots of Conspiracy Theories in the Middle East

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200N

Join us and the Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for a discussion on the political roots of conspiracy theories in the Middle East with Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School; and Faculty Chair, Middle East Initiative.... Read more about Ash Community Speaker Series: Political Roots of Conspiracy Theories in the Middle East

2018 Nov 26

State of the State House: Assessing the Results of 2018 Governors Races with Martin O'Malley

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

L-166, the IOP Conference Room, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School
Join Senior Visiting Fellow and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley for a discussion on the results of the 2018 gubernatorial elections from across the country and what trends we might see in 2020. A pizza dinner will be provided. This discussion is cosponsored by the Taubman Center for State and Local Politics, the Institute of Politics, and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
2018 Dec 03

Book Talk -- Politics with the People: Building a Directly Representative Democracy

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

Join us for a book talk with Politics with the People: Building a Directly Representative Democracy authors Michael Neblo, Ohio State University; and David Lazer, Northeastern University. Jill Lepore, Harvard University, will serve as a respondent. Archon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School, will moderate. 

Lunch will be served. 

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