2019

Musisi discussing public works

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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2019 Apr 16

Tech & Democracy Workshop: Digital Organizing for Social Justice

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Wexner 332, Harvard Kennedy School

Join the Ash Center for a workshop led by Technology and Democracy Fellow Jess Morales Rocketto, Political Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Chair of Families Belong Together, the campaign to end family separation. She formerly served as Digital Organizing Director of Hillary for America. In this workshop you will learn how to use algorithms to push your message across digital platforms and move online energy to offline action. This workshop will include interactive, hands-on exercises. Come prepared...

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2019 Apr 12

Ash Community Speaker Series: The Community Development Project -- Students Tackling Real-World Challenges

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Join student leaders from the Community Development Project for a discussion about how Harvard graduate students can engage with local governments and assist in tackling urban challenges. The Community Development Project is a student organization comprised of over 80 Harvard Kennedy School and Graduate School of Design students who work and consult with local government agencies and organizations to find equitable and just solutions to urban challenges. Representatives from three of the Project's yearlong initiatives will present descriptions of their work...

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