2019 Sep 04

2019 Ash Center Open House

4:00pm to 6:00pm


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

Join us at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation’s 2019 Open House. 

Learn about the Ash Center’s research, course offerings, and programs fostering excellence in democratic governance and innovation. Hear about our many student resources including travel grants, fellowships, experiential learning programs, and research opportunities. 

Our faculty and fellows will be available to meet and answer questions during the event. Food and drink will be provided.

RSVPs are not required but you can...

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