2019

2019 May 07

Learning through Video Essays: A Screening & Discussion on Using Video as a Student Learning Tool

11:30am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Room 436, Wexner Building, Fourth Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

Over the past academic year, four students worked closely with Harvard Kennedy School’s Jorrit de Jong and Ash Center’s Cecily Tyler to pilot a unique course offering and explore the video essay as an integrative teaching tool in field-based and design-oriented classes. Join us for the premiere of four video essays, the culmination of the student and teaching team’s yearlong effort. The screening will be followed by a discussion about how video and other multimedia can be an integral part of coursework.... Read more about Learning through Video Essays: A Screening & Discussion on Using Video as a Student Learning Tool

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Harvard Votes

April 15, 2019

Getting eligible Harvard students to vote in US elections shouldn’t be hard, should it? After all, the University prides itself on being a training ground for emerging leaders, inculcating into successive generations of students the values and importance of civic engagement and democratic governance. But it turns out that many of these same students don’t exercise what is arguably democracy's core right and responsibility while at Harvard: showing up at the polls.... Read more about Harvard Votes

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Kathryn Sikkink on Voter Participation

April 12, 2019

The Ash Center sat down for a conversation with Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at HKS and one of Ash’s newest faculty affiliates.

You are known for your work on international human rights issues, but you also helped co-chair the School's participation in the Harvard Votes Challenge with Archon Fung. How did you go from the world of human rights, and the responsibility to protect, to voting?

Well, first, I've always been interested in human rights. I got interested in human rights as an undergraduate student living in Uruguay during the darkest days of the dictatorship.... Read more about Kathryn Sikkink on Voter Participation

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From Kampala to Cambridge: Jennifer Musisi knows what it takes to lead high-stakes change in city government

April 12, 2019

Like most city leaders, Jennifer Musisi, the former municipal head of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, came into office with plans to shake up how local government did business. She wasn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers in order to improve how Uganda’s largest metro area, long plagued by corruption and poor administration, provided services to its one and a half million residents. What she didn’t expect was that her pursuit of greater government efficiency and transparency would result in threats on her life.... Read more about From Kampala to Cambridge: Jennifer Musisi knows what it takes to lead high-stakes change in city government

2019 Apr 19

Ash Community Speaker Series -- Katihar to Kennedy School: A Former Mason Fellow’s Journey

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Former Mason Fellow Sanjay Kumar will recount his journey from India to the Harvard Kennedy School, with excerpts from his new memoir, Katihar to Kennedy: The Road Less Travelled.  He will discuss his humble beginnings and the various obstacles he faced and opportunities he seized along the way to continuing his studies at HKS and his life beyond. Tim Glynn-Burke, Ash Center Executive Director, Programs, will moderate. 

Lunch will be served.

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2019 Apr 24

Becoming 2020 Campaign Staff: A Peer-to-Peer Skill Building Workshop Series

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Join the Ash Center and HKS student organizers, seasoned campaigners, to learn everything you need to know about working and winning campaigns ahead of the 2020 elections.  Facilitating this workshop will be Megan Costello MC/MPA, Gwen Camp MC/MPA, Tahra Goraya MC/MPA, and Jonathan Sclarsic MC/MPA. This workshop is the second in a two-part series.

This event has been moved and will now be held in the Ash Center Foyer, not suite 100N. 

Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, this...

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2019 Apr 17

Becoming 2020 Campaign Staff: A Peer-to-Peer Skill Building Workshop Series

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Join the Ash Center and HKS student organizers, seasoned campaigners, to learn everything you need to know about working and winning campaigns ahead of the 2020 elections.  Facilitating this workshop will be Megan Costello MC/MPA, Gwen Camp MC/MPA, Tahra Goraya MC/MPA, and Jonathan Sclarsic MC/MPA.

This event has been moved and will now be held in the Ash Center Foyer, not suite 100N. 

Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, this event is for Harvard ID holders only and ...

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