2019

2019 May 03

Ash Community Speaker Series—Building Resilience after Disaster: Lessons from Florida and Japan

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N
In recent years, many communities around the world have experienced severe and consequential natural disasters. Join two Harvard students Laura O’Connell HKS MPP 2019 and Jennifer Kaplan HGSD MUP 2019 to discuss how these affected populations and others are preparing for a growing risk by improving resiliency through planning and policy. O'Connell and Kaplan will present the findings from two projects they completed respectively, funded in part by the Ash Center. 
 
Lunch will be served....
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2019 Apr 30

India's National Elections 2019: Major Issues, Likely Scenarios

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Ash Center foyer, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 200N
Join Ashutosh VarshneySol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences at Brown University and Ash Center resident fellow, for a discussion on India's 2019 national elections. Professor Varshney will discuss the major policy issues dominating the campaign and examine likely political scenarios following the vote. Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard...
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Jane Mansbridge

HKS Ash Center and Case Program Launch First Cases in Legislative Negotiation

April 17, 2019

Cambridge, MA—Today, the Ash Center and SLATE’s Case Program at Harvard Kennedy School announced the release of a groundbreaking package of cases, simulations, and exercises for teaching effective legislative negotiation aimed at U.S. state and federal legislators. These materials were developed as part of the Center’s Project on Legislative Negotiation with support provided by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation Madison Initiative.... Read more about HKS Ash Center and Case Program Launch First Cases in Legislative Negotiation

Swann in front of HKS

Roy and Lila Ash Fellow Ryan Swann: A Story of Service

April 17, 2019

Just days after Ryan Swann MC/MPA 2019 and his identical twin brother, Bryan MC/MPA 2019, walked across the stage to accept their diplomas at Prince George’s County Largo High School in Maryland, the brothers enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve and were en route to basic training in Parris Island, South Carolina.

“I come from a large family of veterans and public servants,” says Ryan Swann, recipient of the Ash Center's 2018–19 Roy and Lila Ash Fellowship in Democracy, a scholarship that is awarded to a meritorious mid-career student with a proven dedication to democratic governance and public-sector innovation. “I really felt the need to serve.”... Read more about Roy and Lila Ash Fellow Ryan Swann: A Story of Service

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