2018

2018 Apr 24

Tech & Democracy Workshop: Glitch to Scratch an Itch- Start Saving the World in 3 Hours or Less

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Conference Room, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200N, Room 226

Join Tiffani Ashley Bell, Ash Technology and Democracy Fellow, and Founder and Executive Director of The Human Utility for a hands-on workshop.

Sometimes all a problem needs in the world to go away is passion, a community, and a few thousand eyeballs. At The Human Utility, we pulled the internet together and signed up over 10,000 people to start paying the water bills for hundreds of low-income and/or elderly families in Detroit. This workshop...

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Jane Mansbridge

Jane Mansbridge Awarded the 2018 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science

April 6, 2018

Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor in Political Leadership and Democratic Values at Harvard Kennedy School, has been named winner of the 2018 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, the Skytte Foundation announced Friday (April 6). The Skytte Foundation cited Mansbridge’s influence in enhancing “our understanding of democracy in its direct and representative forms.”... Read more about Jane Mansbridge Awarded the 2018 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science

2018 Apr 11

Crisis Response to Aviation Disasters

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Taubman Building, Room 275, Harvard Kennedy School
Dena Elkhatib (MC/MPA Candidate) and Joanna Kolatsis, Partner and Head of Aviation and Travel at Hill Dickinson, will discuss crisis management in aviation, the evolving nature of crisis response in the travel sector, and the change in the legal framework around these types of matters including criminalization. Dena was Senior Legal Counsel to flydubai during the loss of their aircraft in 2016 in Rostov-on Don, Russia. Joanna was General Legal Counsel for Helios in 2005 during the loss of their aircraft in Greece and continues to advise on a number of aviation and travel crisis related issues.... Read more about Crisis Response to Aviation Disasters
2018 Apr 10

Leading Social Initiatives in Developing Countries – A Case Study in China

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Littauer 382 KAHN, Third Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

Interested in starting your own social enterprise or working in social sectors? Join the HKS China Society and Ash Center to hear Steven Wang, the founder of Yiqiao, a leading social initiative in China, about his experience founding the initiative, the nuances of leading social initiatives in developing countries like China, and the opportunities to work in social sectors in China. Wang will be available for networking after the event.

Nicholas Butts, MPA '18 and Social Entrepreneurship Fellow, will moderate the discussion.

Steven Wang, a...

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2018 Apr 10

Tech & Democracy Workshop: Research Design for Policy Questions

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Conference Room, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200N, Room 226

Join Fatima Alam, Ash Technology and Democracy Fellow, and a researcher on Google's Trust and Safety team, for a hands-on workshop.

 

In this session, participants will discuss difficult technology policy issues and brainstorm research questions, methodologies, and data sources to uncover solutions to real-world policy problems. Participants will leave with an understanding of designing for policy research in applied settings. No prior specific policy-area expertise required.

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2018 Apr 02

Revitalizing American Infrastructure: Rethinking the Roles of Public and Private Sectors

4:15pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Bell Hall, Belfer Building
PANEL ONE - 4:15-5:30pm
Infrastructure Policy in the Age of Trump and Beyond
Moderator: Dennis Lockhart, M-RCBG Senior Fellow
Panelists:
Phillip Gildan, M-RCBG Senior Fellow
Jason Furman, Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Harvard Kennedy School
Scott Bosworth, Massachusetts DOT
John Macomber, Harvard Business School
 
PANEL TWO - 5:45-7:00pm
Investing in “Next-...
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