Laura Miller smiles, holding a blue megaphone

Mobilizing Voters On and Off-Line

May 13, 2020
On January 1, 2017, Michelle Obama moved out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and became former first lady of the United States. "I think our democracy has it exactly right: two terms, eight years. It's enough," she told Vogue magazine.  
2020 Jun 01

U.S. Foreign Policy and China

6:00pm to 7:00pm


Virtual event

Join the Ash Center and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for a virtual event featuring:

  • Lucy Hornby, a fellow at the Nieman Center for Journalism and former Beijing deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times

  • Yasheng Huang, MIT professor of international management

  • Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, HKS, Ash Center Director

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2020 May 26

On the Front Lines: Tribal Nations Take on COVID-19

Registration Closed 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Virtual event

Like governments around the world, America’s 574 federally recognized tribal nations are racing to protect their citizens from the coronavirus. Impacting tribes at a rate four times higher than for the US population, the pandemic is testing the limits of tribal public health infrastructures. Simultaneously, shuttered casinos and other business enterprises are crippling tribal economies. Coupled with an inefficient federal response, resources to provide critical governmental services are being rapidly depleted, intensifying the crisis.

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The Voices of Vacant Homes

May 8, 2020

For two months during the fall of 2016, the darkest corners and forgotten spaces in Albany, New York, were brought shining back to life. Thousands of abandoned buildings can be found in New York’s capital city, emptied in the wake of a manufacturing exodus from the region. But, for a short period, hundreds of buildings were transformed at night as gentle pulsing lights, mimicking the soft rhythm of human breath, shone through the windows.