2020

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Miles Rapoport on the Challenges Coronavirus Poses to Election Day

March 16, 2020

As the presidential primary season unfolds, the Ash Center sat down with Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Ash Center and former Secretary of the State for Connecticut, for a conversation about the steps that election officials can take to lessen the risks posed by coronavirus on election day.... Read more about Miles Rapoport on the Challenges Coronavirus Poses to Election Day

Finalists for Preeminent Award in Public-Sector Innovation Announced

Finalists for Preeminent Award in Public-Sector Innovation Announced

March 5, 2020

Cambridge, MA – Today, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government announced four finalists from across the country for its 2020 Innovations in American Government Award. Honorees include the City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, the City of Philadelphia’s BenePhilly program, the Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement...

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2020 Apr 16

A Turbulent Decade: Public Perceptions of Democracy in China

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Join Ash Center China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow Yinxian Zhang for a discussion entitled "A Turbulent Decade: Public Perceptions of Democracy in China." The past decade is seen by many as a time of polarization, disruption, and backlash to democracy and globalization. Yet China, a country that has a long history of pursuing democracy, is now believed to have moved even further away from it. How does the Chinese public understand the direction that they are moving in? What does the term "democracy" mean to them? And what has been changed in the 2010s? This talk...

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2020 Mar 05

John T. Dunlop Memorial Forum “John Dunlop and the Art of Problem Solving”

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Malkin Penthouse in Littauer Building, 4th floor, Harvard Kennedy School

Join the Ash Center, Harvard Trade Union Program and Havard Law School's Labor and Worklife Program for the John T. Dunlop Memorial Forum featuring:

  • Jennifer Berkshire, Author
  • Kris Rondeau, AFSCME
  • Baldemar Velásquez, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO
  • David Weil, Brandeis University
  • Moderator: Sharon Block, Labor and Worklife Program, HLS

Event open to the public. 

2020 Mar 23

CANCELED Book talk: Upending American Politics: Polarizing Parties, Ideological Elites, and Citizen Activists

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Please note that this event has been canceled. 

The Ash Center invites you to a book talk on the recently released "Upending American Politics: Polarizing Parties, Ideological Elites, and Citizen Activists from the Tea Party to the Anti-Trump Resistance." Joining the discussion will be the book's co-editor, Theda Skocpol, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University and the Director of the Scholars Strategy Network. Joining Skocpol on the panel will be Caroline Tervo, research coordinator in the...

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