2019

2019 Apr 02

Disaggregating “China, Inc” - Explaining the Rise of Chinese State Capitalism

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Floor 2.5, Harvard Kennedy School

When China joined the WTO in 2001, conventional wisdom held that global trade rules would provide a credible commitment to liberalization. While significant reforms did take place, scholars soon pointed to the emergence of a Chinese “state capitalism”. Why did the expansion of market-oriented institutions after WTO entry fail to constrain the subsequent rise of more interventionist developmental policies? What explains the timing of these non-linear policy trajectories? This analysis disaggregates the Chinese central state and unpacks the divergent strategies adopted by competing agencies in response to WTO entry.

Yeling Tan, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon, will explain why the timing of this divergence turns on the durability of WTO commitments and the political relationship between China’s party and its state. She will argue that what emerged was an intensified dualism in Chinese economic governance, with intensified market competition promoted by one set of central agencies, yet a more consolidated industrial policy promoted by rival agencies. Tony Saich, Ash Center Director and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, will moderate. ... Read more about Disaggregating “China, Inc” - Explaining the Rise of Chinese State Capitalism

2019 Apr 05

HKS Gender and Security Seminar Series: LGBT Ex-Combatants in Colombia

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

CPL Darman Seminar Room (Taubman 135)

 Exploring the varied experiences within armed groups and after leaving war 

Join us for an HKS Gender and Security Seminar Series event featuring Theresia Thylin, PhD Candidate in the Essex University (UK) Department of Sociology and a Gender and Humanitarian Specialist at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in New York. Chelsea Green, PhD candidate in the Harvard Department of Government,...

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2019 Mar 13

Chinese International Students’ Networks at Elite Universities: A Comparative Study of Germany and the US

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Goldman Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

In migration scholarship, the role of social networks has been well-established in people's decisions on whether to migrate and where to migrate to. Recently, international student mobility literature has shown that networks, parental aspirations and socio-economic background play an important role in an individual's study-abroad decisions. Over the past few decades many countries, including Germany and the United States, have witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of international students applying to universities, with the majority coming from China.

Based on personal...

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2019 Mar 13

Crisis Management Case Study Exercise: The Three Mile Island Nuclear Incident

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Wexner 330, Third Floor, Wexner Building, Harvard Kennedy School

The Program on Crisis Leadership and Harvard Kennedy School Crisis Management PIC are pleased to announce an interactive crisis management exercise led by Dr. Herman "Dutch" Leonard, faculty co-director of the Program on Crisis Leadership. An expert in organizational leadership and crisis management, Professor Leonard will guide attendees through the US response to the landmark 1979 incident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive analysis and decision-making on crisis communications, evacuation, and other key aspects of the case.... Read more about Crisis Management Case Study Exercise: The Three Mile Island Nuclear Incident

2019 Mar 25

Study Group: Putting the Public Back in Government Session 1

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

124 Mt. Auburn St. Suite 100N, Room 106

CrowdLaw for Congress: Strategies for 21st Century Lawmaking

Join Ash Center Democracy Fellow Victoria Alsina for the first session of her three-part spring semester 2019 study group Putting the Public Back in Government. In this first session, participants will explore how legislatures are and should be using technology to engage with the public to improve lawmaking’s quality and legitimacy. Alsina will showcase practical strategies to engage the public at each one of four stages of the legislative process: defining the problem, developing...

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2019 Apr 11

Book Talk -- Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and Authoritarian Populism

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

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

Join us for a discussion with Pippa Norris, Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, author of Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and Authoritarian Populism. Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor for Brazil Studies at Harvard Kennedy School, will moderate. 

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2019 Mar 15

Study Group with Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

L-163, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Join Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter for the second session of a three-part spring semester 2019 study group on issues facing America’s cities. This study group session will focus on ethics, integrity, and transparency and will draw on Mayor Nutter's experience working to root out corruption 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...

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2019 Mar 08

Ash Community Speaker Series -- Can Digital Community Builders Help Weave Society Together?

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N
Join us for a collaborative session led by Deepti Doshi, Ash Technology & Democracy Fellow, Facebook Societal Innovation Partnerships Director. This highly interactive event will engage attendees in a discussion about what the role of community building on digital platforms can and should be in our increasingly fragmented society. Specifically, attendees will have the opportunity to examine different forms for community building happening digitally and explore ways to strengthen this new phenomenon.  
 
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