2020

China's Great Hall of the People

An Uncertain Future for Hong Kong

May 28, 2020

As the National Party Congress, China’s annual legislative session, concludes, the Ash Center sat down with Director Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs to discuss a new security law previewed during the convening that could define the future of Beijing’s relationship to Hong Kong.

2020 Jun 10

A New Deal During COVID-19: A Million-Person Health Corps?

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This event concluded on June 10, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a large toll on public health and the economy. Several leading thinkers have proposed a massive public jobs program, reminiscent of the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration, that would hire hundreds of thousands who need employment to both fight COVID-19 and enhance health care in the United States.

Alan Khazei, founder of City Year, Be the Change, and current candidate for Congress, co-...

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#CancelRent One Letter at a Time

May 26, 2020

In March, as the spread of COVID-19 across large swaths of the US effectively shuttered much of the country’s economy, millions of newly unemployed were left wondering how they would be able to pay rent. Some cities, such as Los Angeles, where nearly 60 percent of residents are renters, imposed COVID-related prohibitions on evictions. LA’s eviction moratorium required that renters who had lost jobs due to the pandemic notify their landlords in writing that they would be unable to pay rent.

2020 Jun 04

Democracy, Pandemic, and How We Move Forward

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This event concluded on June 4, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

Join the Ash Center for a International Festival of Arts and Ideas event. Former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles Rapoport will moderate a conversation with political commentator and author Heather McGhee, political activist and CEO of Voto Latino María Teresa Kumar, and political scholar Archon Fung, all of whom have spent their lives working to strengthen our democracy. Together...

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2020 May 27

Empowering Workers in the Fight Against COVID-19

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This event concluded on May 27, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

COVID-19 is amplifying a fundamental democratic mismatch: the vulnerable, often low-income and of-color, workers who are among the most affected by this pandemic have little influence over decisions — in companies and governments — about how this pandemic is managed.

Julie Battilana and Isabelle Ferreras...

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