2019

2019 Sep 20

Ash Community Speaker Series — Democracy Can’t Wait: Reaching the American Voter

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Voter turnout plays a significant part in the health of our democracy. Join us for a discussion with four of our 2019-20 Technology and Democracy Fellows, experts on voter engagement and digital organizers, about the state of voter participation and how we can inspire even more people, from all communities, to get out and vote.

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2019 Sep 19

Investing and Innovating: Technology’s Role in Democracy Reform

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

From online voter registration to digital news media, Citizens are increasingly interacting with democracy and civil society aided by technology. Join us for a conversation with three of our 2019-20 Technology and Democracy Fellows, investors and experts from the technology community, about how digital tools, platforms, and products are being leveraged to better our democracy.  

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2019 Sep 25

Finding New Opportunities for Transparency, Accountability, and Civic Participation to Improve Health

2:15pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

WEX-G02 Seminar Room, Harvard Kennedy School

For the past several decades, transparency and accountability advocates and practitioners have pursued civic participation programs as promising mechanisms to solve persistent problems with primary health quality and demand. However, the research, including the recent Transparency for Development study led by the Harvard Kennedy School and Results for Development, has not been able to show a consistent positive picture of the link...

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Students with Mayor Craig

A New Approach In City Hall

August 28, 2019

The red brick and weathered stone of city hall stretch three stories above Manchester, New Hampshire’s central business district, topped by an elaborate, Gothic Revival spire. Sunlight streams through the arched windows of the building into a winding stairwell lined with portraits of city leaders, from 1846 to the present—neat rows climb from black and white to color; all stern gazes, mustaches, and crisp shirt collars. The march of masculinity is broken by the very last portrait—a smiling blonde woman.... Read more about A New Approach In City Hall

2019 Sep 09

Religion, Conflict and Peace Initiative Information Session

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

HKS students are invited to an information session with the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative, a joint program of Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School to engage the roles religions play in contemporary Middle East culture, public policy, and international affairs. Meet faculty and staff as well as learn about J-term courses, research travel opportunities, and summer internship offerings supported by the initiative. Refreshments will be served. 

J-Term 2020 

Learning in Context: Narratives of Displacement and Belonging is...

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2019 Sep 13

Ash Community Speaker Series — A Mayor’s Role in Urban Education: Lessons from Denver, Houston, and New Orleans

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

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

Many cities in the U.S. are experiencing a renaissance, with economic and population growth accelerating at a rapid pace. At the same time, levels of segregation and inequality persist, as the benefits of growth are not shared equally among all city residents.

High-quality public schools that provide pathways into meaningful careers serve as a key lever for city leaders seeking to disrupt this trend.  And yet, in many U.S. cities, large gaps remain between different groups of students – in school quality, educational attainment and placement into careers that command good wages. What role do mayors play in addressing this inequity and advancing a more accountable, data-informed education-to-career pathway for all youth in their communities?  How can mayors convene multiple city stakeholders to ensure that schools are graduating students who can benefit from the growth their cities are experiencing and thrive in their cities in the future?... Read more about Ash Community Speaker Series — A Mayor’s Role in Urban Education: Lessons from Denver, Houston, and New Orleans

2019 Oct 03

Book Talk -- China's Urban Champions: The Politics of Spatial Development

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, Ground Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

Join us for a discussion with Kyle Jaros, author of China's Urban Champions: The Politics of Spatial Development; Associate Professor in the Political Economy of China, University of Oxford. Meg Rithmire, F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor of Business of Administration, Harvard Business School, will serve as a respondent. Ash Center Director Tony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, will moderate. 

This is a brown bag lunch event, refreshments will not be...

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Harvard Project and Native Nations Institute Release the Next Nation Building Toolbox Featuring Tribal Justice Systems

August 22, 2019

Cambridge, MA and Tucson, AZ—The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (Harvard Project) and the Native Nations Institute (NNI) at University of Arizona are pleased to announce the release of a ground-breaking Nation Building Toolbox dedicated to tribal courts and justice systems. The...

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