2018

2018 Oct 12

HUBWeek -- Making Democracy Count: Changing U.S. Voting Culture

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

The Ideas Dome, HubWeek, Boston City Hall Plaza

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A persistent and deeply troubling problem of American democracy is low voter participation. The US ranks 28th out 35 OECD countries in voting turnout--55 percent of voting age population in 2016. On the presumption that this is unacceptable, and we want the widest possible participation in American democracy, what would it take to seriously move the needle on this issue, to have 80 percent of Americans voting?  What policies could really work?  What cultural shifts do we need to make? How can new technologies and platforms be best utilized?  How can young people become a new civic generation?... Read more about HUBWeek -- Making Democracy Count: Changing U.S. Voting Culture

2018 Sep 07

Remembering John McCain and His Impact on US-Vietnam Relations

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Join Thomas Vallely, Senior Advisor for Mainland Southeast Asia; Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs; and Hai Thanh Nguyen, Ash Center Post-Doctoral Fellow; in remembering Former Senator John McCain and discussing his impact on U.S.-Vietnam relations.

This will be the first Ash Center Community Speaker Series event of the 2018-19 academic year. 

Lunch will be served. 

The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students, faculty, fellows, and...

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2018 Oct 17

Levar Stoney and Virginia’s Campaign to Restore Felon Voting Rights

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, Harvard Kennedy School

Join Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, for a discussion about the state of voting rights, including the restoration of voting rights for felons. 

Refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Student Union at the Harvard Kennedy School.

2018 Sep 27

Innovations in American Government Awards: Finalist Presentations

9:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor Taubman Building, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 0213

Join us to hear presentations from the seven finalists vying for the 2018 Innovations in American Government Award. Practitioners from state, local, and federal government agencies from across the country representing the most innovative programs tackling issues of social and economic inequality and mobility will give presentations to our National Selection Committee chaired by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend. We will hear presentations from our seven finalists below:

  • Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, State of Alaska
  • Arches Transformative...
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2018 Oct 02

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 second 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 Sep 11

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 first 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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2018 Sep 25

National Voter Registration Day -- Harvard Votes Challenge Registration Table

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

Wexner Building, Near the Social Stairs (Sunshine Lobby), Harvard Kennedy School

Join us on National Voter Registration Day to help the Harvard Kennedy School meet our Harvard Votes Challenge goal of registering 90% of eligible students. The Harvard Votes Challenge team will be available to help students sign up as well as answer questions about the Challenge. 

Harvard Votes Challenge pins, stickers and pizza will be provided. 

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