2019

2019 Feb 22

Organizing for Now and a Lifetime

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Littauer 150, Harvard Kennedy School

Join us for an intergenerational conversation about community organizing with Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School; Heather Booth, founder of the Midwest Academy and JANE Collective; and Zienab Abdelgany, organizer with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization. Drawing on decades of their collective experience, the group will discuss and share stories about developing strategy, the relationship between mobilizing and organizing, and working in social change for the long haul. Wylie Chang, organizer of the "...

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2019 Feb 15

Ash Community Speaker Series: A Conversation about Innovation Under Difficult Circumstances with Jennifer Musisi

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Join us for a conversation with Jennifer Musisi, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative City Leader in Residence, Former Executive Director of Kampala, Uganda. Jorrit de Jong, Lecturer in Public Policy and Management, HKS, will moderate.... Read more about Ash Community Speaker Series: A Conversation about Innovation Under Difficult Circumstances with Jennifer Musisi

2019 Feb 26

Working Out the Relationship between Fitness and U.S. Public Policy

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Land Lecture Hall, 4th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS

Join us and the Women and Public Policy Program for a conversation with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Associate Professor of History at the New School; and Kinitra Brooks, Advancing Equity through Research Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard, Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University. Petrezla is currently writing a book about American fitness culture titled, Fit Nation: How America Embraced Exercise as the...

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2019 Feb 13

Census 2020 Briefing

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Land Hall, Belfer 400, Harvard Kennedy School

Just one year from now the U.S. Census will begin its once a decade exercise to count the population of the United States. This count will occur amidst numerous social and political tensions; historically low trust in government and institutions; a fragmented media and news environment; and the rise of social media platforms and technology use broadly. Harvard ID holders are invited to join us and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy for a conversation among faculty and the HKS community to better understand what’s at stake...

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2019 Feb 23

2019 Conference on Poverty and Inequality

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

The Ash Center is proud to support the Conference on Poverty and Inequality, a student-run conference at the Harvard Kennedy School that focuses on social issues, public policy, and community activism relating to social and economic inequality in the United States. The conference strives to reduce poverty and inequality in the United States by creating a platform to increase dialogue, highlight effective policies, and cultivate a community of current and future practitioners.

Over the past three years, the Conference on Poverty and Inequality has rapidly grown into a leading...

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2019 Mar 26

Study Group: Democracy Reform

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Room 106, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 100N

Join us for the fourth session of the Democracy Reform: Through the Practitioner’s Lens study group with Miles Rapoport. Voter suppression played a major role in the 2018 elections, and promises to continue to be sharply contested terrain in the elections of 2020. What’s the latest on the issue, and the strong efforts fighting back against attempts to limit the vote? This session will feature Brenda Wright, Senior Legal Advisor, Demos, and Allegra Chapman, a leading voting rights lawyer, previously of Common Cause and...

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2019 Mar 12

Study Group: Democracy Reform

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Room 106, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 100N

Join us for the third session of the Democracy Reform: Through the Practitioner’s Lens study group with Miles Rapoport. This third session will be a conversation with Karen Scharff, Co-Chair of the Working Families Party and Former Executive Director of Citizen Action of NY, about the fight for election reform in New York. This study group is open to the Harvard and broader Boston-area university community and requires no prior registration or application. Lunch will be served. 

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2019 Mar 05

Study Group: Democracy Reform

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 200N, Room 226

Join us for the second session of the Democracy Reform: Through the Practitioner’s Lens study group with Miles Rapoport. This second session will be a conversation with John Brautigam, Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to Maine League of Women Voters and Maine Citizens for Clean Elections; and Adam Friedman, Executive Director, Voter Choice Massachusetts, about Maine, ranked choice voting, and the promise of structural reforms. This study group is open to the Harvard and broader Boston-area university community...

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