2020

2020 Dec 02

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

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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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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2020 Nov 19

Reforming Democratic Institutions and Practices

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Democracy urgently needs repair. Constructive participation in political systems has been eroding and intense political conflict growing. Civil dialogue across political divides and confidence in the legitimacy of political institutions has declined. Societal groups remain quite unequal in their ability to shape government policy, and the dominance of organized monied interests results in policies that fail to address the needs of average citizens....

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2020 Nov 13

Reckoning with Election 2020: Race, Violence, & the Power of New Voters

3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Election 2020 proved to be historic in terms of the numbers of voters that were mobilized to the polls. The Election also made clear that there would be no nationwide repudiation of Trumpism. Join the Carr Center for Human Rights and the Ash Center for a conversation with leading scholars of racial politics about the election turnout, voter suppression, and what this means about the state of democracy today. This event is part of the Bending the Arc: A Talk Series with Dr. Megan Ming Francis

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