2019

2019 Sep 18

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Meet and Greet: Student Research and Fellowship Opportunities

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

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.

As a part of the Bloomberg Harvard City...

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Elizabeth Plantan

A Tale of Two Countries

July 29, 2019

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

Harvard Program on American Indian Economic Development Logo

Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Joins the Ash Center

July 23, 2019
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.
2019 Sep 25

Does Transparency and Accountability Improve Health?

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

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Event Description

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. ...

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Chris Robichaud poses with a Spiderman mug in his office

Office Hours: Christopher Robichaud

July 22, 2019

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.  

Robichaud, an Ash faculty affiliate, opened his door for a conversation with the Center about his unique decor... Read more about Office Hours: Christopher Robichaud

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