2018

2018 Apr 17

Book Talk: “Has the West Lost it?” with Kishore Mahbubani

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Wexner 434-AB, Harvard Kennedy School

You're invited to a seminar featuring Kishore Mahbubani, Ash Center Senior Visiting Scholar, Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and author of forthcoming book, Has the West Lost It?. Anthony Saich, Ash Center Director, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, will moderate.

The two centuries of Western domination of world...

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2018 Apr 04

Book Talk: The Captured Economy

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

You're invited to a book talk with Brink Lindsey & Steven M. Teles, authors of The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality. Larry Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School, will moderate. 

Refreshments will be served. 

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2018 Mar 29

The Role of Local Government in the Opioid Crisis: Lessons from Vermont

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Bell Hall (B-500)

Leaders across the country are seeking solutions to the deadliest overdose crisis in history. In Vermont, since the governor declared a state of emergency over opioids in 2014, waiting lists have steadily disappeared and the rate of overdose from opioids have dropped below the national average.

Former Vermont State Representative Kesha Ram (MC MPA 2018) will lead a panel discussion with three Vermont mayors across the political spectrum: recently retired Mayor Thom Lauzon of Barre, former Mayor Christopher Louras of Rutland, and...

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2018 Mar 29

The Politics of Labor in the Trump Era with Gil Cedillo

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

L-166, IOP Conference Room

You are invited to a lunch conversation with Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo to discuss the politics of labor in the Trump era. In May, 2013, Cedillo was elected to the Los Angeles Council, representing the city's first council district. He previously served in the California State Assembly and State Senate, where he authored a number of major laws, including bills strengthening workers' right to organize, the California Dream Act, and legislation to granting drivers' licenses to undocumented immigrants. Before holding elective office, Cedillo worked for the...

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2018 Apr 18

Book Talk - A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North

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Join Professor Steve Goldsmith, the Innovations in Government Director at the Ash Center, for a discussion of his latest book, "A New City O/S: The Power of Open,...

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2018 Apr 03

A Conversation with Governor Martin O'Malley

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Wexner Commons, Harvard Kennedy School
Join former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (2007-2015) for a conversation about politics, government, and leadership -- moderated by Jeff Liebman, the director of the Taubman Center.
2018 Apr 24

Study Group: Practitioners in American Democracy

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt. Auburn St. - Suite 100N, Room 106

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Ash Center, for the seventh session of a spring semester study group with practitioners in the field of democratic governance. Study group participants will hear from advocates, organizers, elected officials, and policy innovators, and have the opportunity to discuss the latest strategies and leading organizations promoting democratic institutions and norms. Study group sessions are open to all Harvard ID holders. Refreshments will be provided.    

Special...

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