2019

2019 Oct 08

Study Group -- A Democracy Agenda: Conversations with Leaders in the Field [Session Two]

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn St, Suite 160S, Room 105

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, and Tova Wang, Ash Center Democracy Fellow, for the second session of a five-part study group which will examine various aspects of the burgeoning democracy reform movement sweeping through states across the country. Throughout the semester, leading advocates, organizers and scholars on voting rights, social movements, and structural election reform will share their unique experiences and perspectives. The group will discuss democracy reform campaigns, lessons learned, and the...

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2019 Oct 01

Study Group -- A Democracy Agenda: Conversations with Leaders in the Field [Session One]

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn St, Suite 160S, Room 105

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, and Tova Wang, Ash Center Democracy Fellow, for the first session of a five-part study group which will examine various aspects of the burgeoning democracy reform movement sweeping through states across the country. Throughout the semester, leading advocates, organizers and scholars on voting rights, social movements, and structural election reform will share their unique experiences and perspectives. The group will discuss democracy reform campaigns, lessons learned, and the...

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2019 Oct 02

Book Talk -- Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor

4:00pm

Location: 

WCC 2004, Second Floor of Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

Join the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program for a discussion with Steven Greenhouse, long-time labor reporter for the New York Times, author of Beaten Down, Worked Up:  The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor....

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2019 Nov 13

Book Talk -- They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy with Author Lawrence Lessig

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School

The Ash Center invites you to join a book talk with Lawrence Lessig, the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School and author of  They Don't Represent Us: Reclaiming Our Democracy. This talk will be moderated...

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2019 Oct 08

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Impact and Perceptions in Europe

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

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

When China started promoting its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, Europe was always going to be a key destination for both the "Belt" and the "Maritime Road" with an open goal of targeting the European consumer market. While Beijing has tried to promote its initiative across Europe, the BRI concept remains unclear to a lot of Europeans. In addition, it has been hard to differentiate between Chinese foreign direct investments (with a total amount of EUR 17.3 billion in 2018, mainly in the UK, Germany and France) and BRI-related projects, which have been scarce in the European Union...

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2019 Oct 07

S.T. Lee Lecture -- A Flawed Giant: Zhou Enlai and China’s Prolonged Rise

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

JFK Jr Forum, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

You are invited to the S.T. Lee Lecture presented by Chen Jian, the Distinguished Global Network Professor of History at NYU and NYU-Shanghai. Professor Chen's talk, entitled "A Flawed Giant: Zhou Enlai and China’s Prolonged Rise" will be moderated by Fred Logevall, the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at HKS. 

Chen Jian is the Distinguished Global Network Professor of History at NYU and NYU-Shanghai, Hu Shih...

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2019 Sep 19

JFK Jr Forum -- Hong Kong: the Future of One Country, Two Systems

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

JFK Jr Forum, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School
Join Ash Center Director Tony Saich along with Shorenstein Fellow and New York Times Beijing bureau chief Jane Perlez, and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Political Science Victoria Tin-bor Hui for a discussion in the JFK Jr Forum on Hong Kong: the Future of One Country, Two Systems. This discussion is sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. 
2019 Sep 24

National Voter Registration Day

9:30am to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

Join us to celebrate National Voter Registration Day. Faculty, staff, and students will be available to help voters register, update registration, and sign up for election alerts. 

Coffee, donuts, pizza, and more will be served throughout the morning. 

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