2020

Professor Stephen Goldsmith

Reforming the Curb: Using Technology to Create a More Equitable Streetscape

November 23, 2020

When Stephen Goldsmith, the Derek Bok Professor of Urban Policy and Director of the Ash Center’s Government Innovations Program, served as mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana, “I thought I was the mayor of parking. I don’t think anything mattered except parking in downtown Indianapolis.” Since Goldsmith last held the reins at city hall, the debate over how cities should best put to use curb space and sidewalks has only grown more intense as online delivery companies, ride sharing services, and commercial businesses all vie for...

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Advice to the New Administration on China

Advice to the New Administration on China

November 20, 2020

There's a general consensus in Washington that China presents the most significant geopolitical and strategic challenge to any administration moving forward. However, there are considerable differences in how to deal with that challenge. Should it be through competition? Should it be through confrontation? Or should it be with containment? Or should it be a mixture of any one of those three?

2020 Dec 02

What made South Korea’s COVID-19 response so successful?

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

With a population of 51 million people, South Korea is reporting just over 30,000 cases of COVID-19, making it a major success story in the fight against the pandemic. Yong-Kyun Kim MC/MPA '08, the director-general of South Korea’s National Disaster and Safety Control Center, will join Arnold Howitt, faculty co-director of the HKS Program on Crisis Leadership (PCL), to discuss the country’s overall response to COVID-19, its successes, and the challenges it has encountered.

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2020 Nov 18

Fulfilling the Promise of a Treaty: Native Americans Claiming their Rights in the 21st Century

6:00pm

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Join us on Wednesday, November 18th at 6pm ET in observance and celebration of Native American/Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month, when the Institute of Politics and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation host a conversation between Kimberley Teehee...

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2020 Nov 17

Voting in the Extraordinary 2020 Elections: What Worked for Voters, What Didn’t?

12:00pm to 1:15pm

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While it is way too early for a ‘retrospective’ given just how extraordinary this year’s election has been, we do now know a lot about the voting processes up to and including Election Day. The 2020 elections were a dramatic interplay of major procedural changes brought about as a result of COVID-19, multiple attempts to limit and discourage voting and a strong pushback against them, and extraordinary efforts to mobilize citizens to vote.  The Ash Center is glad to bring four deeply immersed leaders in these areas to share what they saw and...

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