2019

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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2019 Feb 08

Study Group with Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Wexner 434 A/B, Harvard Kennedy School

Join Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter for the first session of a three-part spring semester 2019 study group on issues facing America’s cities. Nutter will draw on his time as a two-term mayor of Philadelphia and former member of the Philadelphia City Council to discuss how cities are grappling with issues related to corruption and ethics, criminal justice reform, economic development, and other issues. Email ...

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City Streets

From Street to Spreadsheet

January 17, 2019

In two recently released papers, a pair of scholars affiliated with Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation take a close look at how urban leaders are grappling with the quick pace of technological and regulatory change in America’s cities today. In Reforming Mobility Management: Rethinking the Regulatory Framework, Stephen Goldsmith, the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard Kennedy School, lays out a new model for how...

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City Street

Ash Paper Proposes New Model for Rideshare Regulation in Cities

January 17, 2019

Cambridge, MA – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation today published a report by Stephen Goldsmith, the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard Kennedy School, on reforming ridesharing regulations in urban areas. In his paper, Reforming Mobility Management: Rethinking the Regulatory Framework, Goldsmith, who also serves as the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at the Ash Center, calls on cities to adopt a “light touch”...

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