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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Boarded up door set within a worn brick wall

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. 

A sign that reads "dangerous building" hangs outside a home in Chelsea Massachusetts

At the Center of the Outbreak

May 7, 2020

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation sat down with Katharine Robb, a postdoctoral research fellow at the center’s Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative where she has been conducting research on housing and health in Chelsea, Mass. This densely populated city adjacent to Boston has seen some of the worst COVID-19 infection rates in the state. Robb completed her doctorate in public health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2019.

2020 May 13

How Youth Driven Climate Litigation Sustains Democracy: Perspectives from the US and Europe

12:00pm to 1:00pm


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The Ash Center invites you to meet the inspiring generation organizing and advocating for the right to a healthy climate -- and reinventing democratic values and practices to be effective in times of climate change. During this event, we will hear from: 

  • Phil Gregory, Attorney (California)
  • ...
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