2020

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

Location: 

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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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2020 Mar 04

JFK Jr Forum: How to Stop America From Being Rigged Against Workers

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

JFK Jr Forum, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

You are invited to a discussion on the past, present, and future of America's labor unions and workers with author and journalist Steven Greenhouse, President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Sara Nelson, and moderator Katie Johnston of the Boston Globe.

Steven Greenhouse
Former labor reporter, The New York Times
Author, Beaten Down, Worked Up
Sara Nelson
International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA,...

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2020 Feb 24

"China and the Rise of AI and Mass Surveillance Technology" with Buzzfeed's Megha Rajagopalan

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center foyer, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 200N

Join Megha Rajagopalan, international correspondent and former China bureau chief for Buzzfeed News for a discussion on China and the rise of artificial intelligence and mass surveillance technology. David Eaves, Lecturer in Public Policy at HKS will moderate. 

Megha Rajagopalan is an award-winning international correspondent for BuzzFeed News, based in London. Previously, she was BuzzFeed News' China bureau chief and a political correspondent for Reuters in Beijing. In August 2018, she was forced to leave China by the...

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