2019

2019 Sep 27

Ash Community Speaker Series -- Becoming a Data-Driven City: Translating Ideas into Practice

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Join Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative’s summer fellows Joanna Bell, Lisa Setrakian, and Nicolas Diaz, for a conversation about their work with cities and city officials seeking to integrate data into their decision-making and operations. Santa Fe, Durham, and Sioux Falls have different levels of data maturity but they all seek to use data to improve outcomes for challenges that range from inclusive economic development to fire prevention. The group will discuss strategies for cities to become more data-oriented, to effectively work across silos, and to lay the groundwork for...

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2019 Nov 07

Deliberative Democracy and Transforming Urban Policy Design in Buenos Aires

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

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Event Description

In recent years, Buenos Aires City Government has set out to become a more inclusive and sustainable city, with a priority of serving the city's most vulnerable populations. The Housing Authority of the City of Buenos Aires has designed an innovative Socio-Urban Integration Plan which makes focus in the process by seeking to involve the relevant actors in the decision making of the slum upgrading intervention.

There are many...

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2019 Nov 12

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

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, and Tova Wang, Ash Center Democracy Fellow, for the fourth 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...

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2019 Oct 29

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

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 third session of a five-part study group which examines various aspects of the burgeoning democracy reform movement sweeping through states across the country. 

Protest Movements and Electoral Politics Today

Over the last few years there has been a surge in social movements especially among young people and people of color.  Where are these movements going and what will their involvement...

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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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