2018

2018 Feb 21

“Did You Really Just Say That? – What to Do Next": Practical Tools to Use in Crisis Communication

1:30pm

Location: 

Suite 160S – RM 105, 124 Mt. Auburn Street

Now, more than ever, it is necessary to have the ability to identify a potential issue and execute a complete rapid response to mitigate and navigate a crisis as it progresses and increases the chance for irreparable harm.

In this interactive workshop, crisis communication and reputation management expert Sara Brady will share how to prepare for and strategically respond to negative issues through traditional and social media platforms and other appropriate channels.

NOTE: As space is limited, please RSVP at http://bit.ly/2HdKdZ5...

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Ash Center, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, and Taubman Center Name Martin O’Malley as Visiting Fellow

February 7, 2018

Cambridge, MAHarvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government have named former Maryland Governor and Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley as a shared Visiting Fellow for 2018. While at the Kennedy School, O’Malley will engage with students, faculty, staff, and current elected leaders on issues relating to the challenges and opportunities of public service in state and local government.... Read more about Ash Center, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, and Taubman Center Name Martin O’Malley as Visiting Fellow

2018 Mar 19

Book Talk--Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200 North

Join the Ash Center and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University for a book talk with Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies and the Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program, author of Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse.... Read more about Book Talk--Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse

2018 Feb 14

How is political engagement changing in Europe? The rise of new political platforms

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

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

You are invited to join a conversation on how political engagement is changing Europe with Ash Center faculty affiliate Muriel Rouyer and Francesco Galtieri MC/MPA ’17, political candidate with the Italian political party +Europe. Lunch will be provided. 

The recent elections across Western Europe have been under watch from the international public opinion, due to the rise of populist movements and the appearance of a number of new political platforms outside of the traditional parties’ landscape. Something seems to be changing in the way...

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2018 Feb 13

Rising Extremism in the US: The Challenges it Presents and the Actions We Must Take with the ADL's Jonathan Greenblatt

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

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

The Ash Center invites you to join Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), for a discussion about rising extremism from across the spectrum in the US and how it affects our politics and our society. This conversation will be moderated Sarah Wald, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Chief of Staff and Senior Adviser to the Dean at HKS.

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2018 Feb 16

Ash Community Speaker Series -- A Framework for Change: Community Organizing in Japan and Jordan

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Join Kanoko Kamata MC/MPA ’12, former Ash Center Fellow and current Research Associate for the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Relations and Executive Director of Community Organizing Japan, and Rawan Zeine MC/MPA ’18, Ash Ford Foundation Mason Fellow and Founder of Ta3leelah, an organization that creates spaces for self-expression, social cohesion and community efficacy.  Both Kamata and Zeine used a common community organizing structure to create their respective organizations, which they...

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The Fight for a Working Democracy

February 7, 2018

This article was originaly published on the OnLabor blog

Written by Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School and Wendy Fields, Executive Director, Democracy Initiative

For the last forty years, a determined attack on our democracy has been funded by a small cadre of right-wing billionaires. The leaders of this effort are determined to ensure that the decisions of government benefit the corporations and the wealthy, and they have recognized that in order to win on the substance — taxation, deregulation, shrinking government, preventing redistribution — they have to undercut the very structures of our democracy.

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