2019

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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Harvard Votes Challenge

Harvard Votes Challenge Awarded Grant to Increase Voter Participation Across University

August 15, 2019
Cambridge, MA —Harvard University President’s Administrative Innovation Fund awards grant to support the expansion of the Harvard Votes Challenge, a nonpartisan, university-wide effort to encourage voter participation led by the Institute of Politics and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School.

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