2018

Harvard Votes Challenge

Harvard Kennedy School Meets 90% Student Participation Goal in Harvard Votes Challenge

October 24, 2018

Cambridge, MA – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced today that over 90 percent of all eligible Harvard Kennedy School students have committed to registering to vote as part of the Harvard Votes Challenge, a university-wide campaign to build a stronger culture of voting among Harvard students.

The Ash Center, which helped coordinate the Kennedy School’s participation in the Harvard Votes Challenge, worked with teams of students across the...

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2018 Oct 26

A Conversation with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz

Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

L-166, the IOP Conference Room, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Note that registration is now closed for this event

Join us for a conversation with San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. Taubman Center Executive Director Rafael Carbonell will moderate. Note that this event is limited to Harvard ID holders only. Due to space limitations, registration is required in advance to attend this conversation. Lunch will be provided. 

This event is cosponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Taubman Center for...

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2018 Oct 23

Tech & Democracy Workshop -- Snap the Vote: Inside Snapchat’s Civic Engagement Product Design

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Rubenstein 304, Harvard Kennedy School

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit. This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill.

This workshop will be led by Sofia Gross, an Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellow who heads up Snapchat’s Political and Non-Profit Partnerships. You'll explore how Snapchat is building products and creative tools to inspire the next generation to engage...

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2018 Oct 26

POSTPONED Ash Community Speaker Series—Get Out the Vote: the Harvard Votes Challenge and Mid-Term Elections

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center foyer, 124 Mt Auburn St, Suite 200N

Due to a scheduling change, this event has been postponed until later in the semester. Please check back soon to find a new time and date for this discussion. 

 

The Ash Center invites you to our next community speaker series, where we will hear from Gwen Camp MC/MPA 2019 and Mike Miesen MPP 2019 as they discuss their work with the Harvard Votes Challenge and how students and community members can join get out the vote efforts in advance of this year's midterm elections. Teresa...

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2018 Oct 17

Crisis Management Career Panel

4:15pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, B-200, Belfer Building, Harvard Kennedy School
Please join us for a career panel on domestic and international crisis management, featuring HKS mid-career students with professional experience in humanitarian aid, emergency management, and military operations. Light refreshments will be served.... Read more about Crisis Management Career Panel
2018 Oct 19

Ash Community Speaker Series: Streamlining Homeless Services in Oakland and Encouraging Equitable Growth in Grand Rapids

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center foyer, 124 Mt Auburn St, Suite 200N

David Huereca Hawthorne, MPP ’19 and Alyssa Davis, MPP ’19 will discuss their work to streamline homeless services in Oakland, CA and encourage equitable growth in Grand Rapids, MI. Tessa Kaneene, Program Manager for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, will moderate. 

 

Lunch will be served.  

The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students, faculty, fellows, and alumni whose research or other academic work is...

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2018 Oct 12

Local Latina Leaders in Massachusetts

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Wexner Building, 4th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, join us to hear from three Latina leaders in roles in Massachusetts state and city government:

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2018 Oct 16

Tech & Democracy Workshop -- User Safety vs. Freedom of Expression: Can social media platforms have both?

4:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Rubenstein 304, Harvard Kennedy School

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit. This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill.

In this session, participants will step into the shoes of a team member at a social media giant to learn the challenges that Trust and Safety, Legal, and Engineering teams face in balancing users’ safety with their right to freedom of expression. In becoming a Trust and Safety agent, participants will be tasked with examining social media content, determining what content violates the platform’s Community Guidelines and recommending how the content should be treated.... Read more about Tech & Democracy Workshop -- User Safety vs. Freedom of Expression: Can social media platforms have both?

2018 Oct 23

The Future of Giving & Next Generation Philanthropy in China

2:00pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Center Shanghai, 5/F, Shanghai IFC-HSBC Building, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai 200120, China

You're invited to join us for two public discussions held in conjunction with the Ash Center's China Philanthropy Conference. First, a practioners roundtable conversation and second, a public forum titled, "The Future of Giving & Next Generation Philanthropy in China." 

The schedule will be as follows

  • 2-3:30 - Practioners Roundtable
  • 3:30-4:00 - Break
  • 4:00-5:30 - Public Forum: The Future of Giving and Next Generation Philanthropy
  • 5:30-5:45 - ...
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2018 Nov 13

Study Group: Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Room 226

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, for the fifth session of a study group titled, "Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens." 

Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

The 2018 elections will not just be a question of who wins and who loses; they will be a stress test of America’s democratic processes. Issues of election safety, voting access, the new wild west of campaign finance and redistricting will have major impact for the future. This Study Group will feature experienced practitioners--...

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2018 Oct 24

Study Group: Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Room 226

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, for the fourth session of a study group titled, "Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens." 

Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

The 2018 elections will not just be a question of who wins and who loses; they will be a stress test of America’s democratic processes. Issues of election safety, voting access, the new wild west of campaign finance and redistricting will have major impact for the future. This Study Group will feature experienced...

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