2018

2018 Oct 09

Study Group: Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, for the third 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 12

Ash Community Speaker Series: Mapping Poverty in Laredo and Combatting the Affordable Housing Crisis in Charleston

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Join us to hear from 2018 Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Summer Fellows Natasha Hicks, GSD ’19, and Santiago Mota, GSD/SEAS '18. Hicks and Mota will discuss their experience being embedded in, respectively, Charleston, SC and Laredo, TX city hall this past summer. The discussion will be moderated by Glendean Hamilton, Program Manager for Mayoral Relations, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.... Read more about Ash Community Speaker Series: Mapping Poverty in Laredo and Combatting the Affordable Housing Crisis in Charleston

2018 Oct 03

Suppressing the Vote: What it Looks Like, What Led Us Here, & What We Can Do to Fix It

6:00pm

Location: 

JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

Join us and Harvard's Institute of Politics for an event featuring: 

  • Rev. William J. Barber, II, President & Sr. Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival
  • Laverne Berry, Attorney and Voting Rights Advocate, Producer, Capturing the Flag
  • Alex Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling, Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Brittany Packnett (Moderator), Fall 2018 Resident Fellow, Institute of Politics, Vice President of National Community Alliances & Engagement, Teach For America, Co-Founder, Campaign Zero... Read more about Suppressing the Vote: What it Looks Like, What Led Us Here, & What We Can Do to Fix It
2018 Oct 03

Special Screening of Capturing the Flag

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, Littauer 140, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA

Join us and Harvard's Institute of Politics for a screening of special screening of Capturing the Flag, an unexpected story about American Democracy. In the film, a tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - 2016 “posterchild” for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.

Watch the trailer here: http://www.capturingtheflag.com/trailer/

Join us after the screening at 6:00 PM in JFK Jr. Forum for an event, "Suppressing the Vote: What it Looks Like, What Led Us Here, & What We Can Do to Fix It."

2018 Oct 03

Decoding the Ballot Box: Do You Have Questions About Voting in the U.S.?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

Join Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Sara Clark, Senior Partnerships Associate, TurboVote; Carmen Hicks, Product/Research, TurboVote; Caitlin Donnelly, Education Director, Nonprofit VOTE; and Pam Wilmot, Executive Director, Common Cause Massachusetts, for a discussion about the nuances of casting a ballot in the U.S. This talk is for everyone from first-time voters to seasoned political professionals and will cover the voting process from voter registration to election day results.

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2018 Sep 26

Digital Disinformation: Investigating Networked Digital Political Media in the U.S.

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Join Laura Quinn, Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Ash Center and President of Catalist; and Trevor Davis, CEO of CounterAction; for a discussion on political disinformation campaigns in the U.S. They will be sharing their findings examining the background of operators, owners and financial backers of networked U.S.-based political disinformation media organizations.

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