2018

2018 Nov 19

Can Large Welfare States & Strong Civil Societies Coexist? Lessons from Scandinavia

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

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

Often civil society is seen as one component in a zero-sum game that also includes the state and market. It is assumed that a large welfare state with comprehensive public services, like those in Scandinavia, will lead to a smaller voluntary sector and diminishing civic engagement. However, the volunteer levels (traditional as well as digital forms), informal help, and monetary donations are high in Scandinavian countries. Civic Engagement in Scandinavia....

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2018 Nov 09

Ash Community Speaker Series: Digital Misinformation and the Challenges of Democratic Transition in Myanmar

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Join us for a discussion with Pwint Htun, non-resident Ash Center Fellow, about how digital misinformation campaigns in Myanmar, among other issues, are challenging the country’s transition to democratic governance. David Dapice, Senior Economist, Vietnam and Myanmar Program at the Ash Center, will moderate.... Read more about Ash Community Speaker Series: Digital Misinformation and the Challenges of Democratic Transition in Myanmar

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