2019

2019 Apr 29

Study Group: Putting the Public Back in Government Session 3

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn, Suite 100N, Room 106

Social Auditing in the Chilean Parliament: Using collective intelligence to evaluate legislation

Join Ash Center Democracy Fellows, Victoria Alsina and Maria Maroto, as they debate how civic engagement can improve the lawmaking process and the quality of policies in government. This session specifically spotlights the Chilean Congress’ use of citizen focus groups to understand the effectiveness of new laws post-implementation. Chile has used this participatory evaluation approach, also referred to as “social auditing...

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2019 Apr 11

Crisis Leadership in Extreme Times: A Discussion with Joseph Pfeifer, Former FDNY Chief of Counterterrorism

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Rubenstein-304, Harvard Kennedy School

Join the Crisis Management PIC and the Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL) for a discussion with PCL Senior Fellow Joseph Pfeifer, FDNY Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness (retired), founding director of FDNY's Center for Terrorism and Preparedness, and on-scene commander during 9/11 and multiple other disasters. Chief Pfeifer will provide a presentation on how 9/11 first responders dealt with the multiple intersecting components of the crisis. He will then lead a group discussion on the skills needed for crisis leadership in today’s world of complex disasters.

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2019 Apr 15

Study Group with Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building

Join Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter for the third session of a three-part spring semester 2019 study group on issues facing America’s cities. This study group session will focus on economic development, poverty alleviation, and gentrification in Philadelphia. Email daniel_harsha@hks.harvard.edu for more information.

Lunch will be provided.

Registration is not required, and space will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

This study group is sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and...

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2019 Apr 05

Ash Community Speaker Series—Examining China’s 'One Child Policy Era'

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

From 1979-2015, thousands of Chinese parents abandoned their daughters under China’s “one child” policy, creating one of the largest pools of internationally adoptable children in world history.  In this session, Jenna Cook, Harvard Sociology PhD candidate, will report on her working paper, supported by a research grant from the Ash Center, which draws on ethnographic...

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2019 Apr 09

Tech & Democracy Workshop: Strengthening Democracy by Modernizing Congress

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Wexner 332, Harvard Kennedy School

Join the Ash Center for a workshop led by Technology and Democracy Fellow Zach Graves, and grow your understanding of recent efforts to modernize and strengthen Congress. This workshop will include interactive, hands-on exercises. Come prepared to engage, not just to listen!

Congress is supposed to be the democratically accountable, and most powerful, of the three branches of the federal government...

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2019 Apr 02

Tech and Democracy Workshop: Digital Voter Engagement 101

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Room 226

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit. This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill.

Please note: The location of this event has changed from Wexner 436 to the Ash Center, Room 226, located at 124 Mt. Auburn, Suite 200N.

This workshop will be led by Devin Murphy, an Ash Center...

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2019 Apr 03

Increasing the Value of Public Value

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

Join us for an Innovation Roundtable event with Timo Meynhardt, University of St. Gallen. Meynhardt will discuss Public Value: Deepening, Enriching, and Broadening the Theory and Practice, a new book he co-authors with Mark Moore, Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations, HKS. Public Value is an edited volume that includes theoretical developments, analytic frameworks, and case studies advancing the use of public value concepts in practice among scholars and practitioners from Europe and around the world.

Sanderijn Cels, Visiting Ash...

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