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Join us for a meet and greet with the faculty and staff of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, a joint program of Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, housed at the Ash Center, to learn about ways to participate in this exciting university-wide program, whose objectives are to inspire and strengthen city leaders and equip them with the tools to lead high performing, innovative cities.
Elizabeth Plantan, a China postdoctoral fellow with the Ash Center, spent her 21st birthday in Irkutsk, Siberia, near Lake Baikal. With windchill, the temperature was minus 55 degrees Fahrenheit. “It's the sort of cold where your eyelashes freeze, but everyone still walks everywhere in the snow,” she recalled.
Plantan, then an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, made the long trek to Irkutsk because she hoped to completely embed herself into Russian culture and community. “I wanted there to be very few foreigners so I wouldn't have any temptation to speak English,” she said of her decision to swap the mild climate of Middletown, Connecticut, for the subarctic Siberian environment.... Read more about A Tale of Two Countries
Cambridge, MA —Today, the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (HPAIED or the Harvard Project) announced that it is joining the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a research center at Harvard Kennedy School focused in part on researching and disseminating innovative public policy solutions.
Six years ago, the Transparency for Development (T4D) project sought to uncover new and unique evidence on the role of community-led transparency and accountability in improving health outcomes – and how and why we see mixed evidence when these interventions are implemented in the real world. ...
Jaws drop the first time most students enter Christopher Robichaud’s office. The animated response is fitting for the senior lecturer in public policy’s workspace. On top of, between, and leaning against the books that line nearly every inch of the walls—save the window looking out over John F. Kennedy Memorial Park—are memorabilia ranging from collector-edition action figures to a vintage-inspired Star Wars turntable.
The Ash Center sat down with Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, to discuss her work developing a package of case studies, simulations, and exercises for teaching effective legislative negotiation aimed at state and federal legislators in the United States... Read more about Jane Mansbridge on Legislative Negotiation