2019

2019 Oct 30

Book Talk with Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Author of "Political Brands"

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center foyer, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 200N

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Join Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Professor of Law at Stetson University for a discussion of her newest book, Political Brands, an examination of the legal framework for the use of commercial branding and advertising techniques in presidential political campaigns. This talk will be moderated by Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Ash Center.

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2019 Oct 25

Student breakfast with National Democratic Institute President Derek Mitchell on the US role in promoting democracy abroad

Registration Closed 9:00am to 10:00am

Location: 

Ash Center conference room, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 200N

Students are invited to a breakfast with National Democratic Institute (NDI) President and former U.S. Ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell. Ambassador Mitchell will lead an informal discussion with students about the role democracy can and should be playing in U.S. foreign policy around the world, particularly vis-a-vis China's growing influence. He will draw on his experience working with Burma at the State Department as well as during his tenure as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs (APSA), in the Office of the Secretary of...

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Students and staff work together to register new voters on the Kennedy School campus

Harvard Voter Turnout Doubles in 2018 Election

October 10, 2019

A detailed analysis of midterm voter turnout figures from the 2018 elections shows that the percentage of eligible Harvard students who turned up at the polls nearly doubled when compared to the last midterm elections in 2014.

2019 Oct 31

Understanding Grassroots Activism in Russia

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354

Despite a lull after the Soviet collapse, grassroots activism in Russia is growing. The protests for free elections that swept across Russia this summer may have captured international headlines, but many other grassroots groups have been organizing over the last decade. What types of civic movements exist in today’s Russia? What risks do activists face? How do they interact with the state or state-protected interest groups? Finally, what role could grassroots groups play in democratizing Russia? Yevgeniya Chirikova sheds light on these questions through her experience as an...

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2019 Oct 23

We Live in Cairo: An Evening of Music and Politics with Playwrights Daniel and Patrick Lazour

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

Please join us and the Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for an evening with the writers of American Repertory Theater's We Live in CairoDaniel Lazour and Patrick Lazour, featuring live performances of songs from the musical and discussion with MEI Faculty Director Tarek Masoud on translating the story of Egypt's 2011 revolution and its aftermath for the stage, and the...

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2019 Oct 24

Mobilization 101: A Technology and Democracy Workshop with When We All Vote’s Laura Miller

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

L166, Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

Join the Ash Center and Institute of Politics for a workshop hosted by Laura Miller, Mobilization Director at When We All Vote and 2019-20 Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center. Laura's experience working on digital campaigns from the Obama White House to March for Our Lives will inform this unique training on how to create a mobilization strategy that inspires people from all walks of life to engage in a democracy.

The Ash Center's Technology and Democracy Workshop Series are hands-on, co-curricular events designed to help HKS and...

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2019 Oct 28

Fighting for Political Power: Women’s Inclusion from the 19th Amendment to 2020

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

Join us for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which grants women the right to vote in the United States. A panel of experts will highlight past, present, and future efforts undertaken to create equal opportunities for everyone to participate in our democracy.

Opening Remarks 

  • Judy Perry Martinez, President of the American Bar Association

Panel

  • LaTosha Brown...
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