2020

2020 Feb 28

Going Viral: The Coronavirus and its Regional and Global Implications

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

S010, Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

Barry Bloom, Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Research Professor of Public Health, Harvard Chan School of Public Health

Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor, Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations

David S. Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Harvard University

Elanah Uretsky, Assistant Professor, International and Global Studies, Brandeis University

Winnie Chi-Man Yip,...

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New Research Details Need for Cities to Put Citizens Front and Center on Ride-sharing Policies

February 19, 2020
Cambridge, MA — Today, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a research center at Harvard Kennedy School, released two new reports highlighting transformative changes affecting mobility in cities around the world. The papers, part of the Center’s Mobility in the Connected City project, aim to help researchers and policymakers navigate the...
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Ash Center Among Best Think Tanks

February 18, 2020

Four Harvard Kennedy School research centers have been ranked among the best university-affiliated think tanks in the world, with the School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs earning a special award for sustained excellence. The recognition comes from the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute, which has ranked think tanks globally for more than a decade.

Along with the Belfer Center, the annual “Global Go To Think Tank Report” for 2019 cites the Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Center for International Development, and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.... Read more about Ash Center Among Best Think Tanks

2020 Feb 24

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: A Conversation with Shoshana Zuboff

5:30pm to 6:45pm

Location: 

Rubenstein 414-AB, Harvard Kennedy School

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation welcome Shoshana Zuboff, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, as part of the Towards Life 3.0 talk series.

Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration. Drawing inspiration...

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2020 Feb 21

Ash Community Speaker Series - From Republican to Democrat

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

My Partisan Purgatory and the Voiceless Electorate that Could Save Democracy  

Join us for a discussion with Roy and Lila Ash Fellow Beth Fukumoto. Named one of Washington Post "The Fix's 40 under 40" rising political stars and Business Insider’s “8 of the most influential millennial women in US politics,” Beth was the first elected Republican to leave the Republican Party following the election of Donald Trump. Once the youngest...

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2020 Mar 05

China’s Belt and Road: A New Colonialism? -- a Discussion with Lucy Hornby

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, HKS

You are invited to a discussion with Lucy Hornby on "China’s Belt and Road: A New Colonialism?" Ash Center Director Tony Saich will moderate. Lunch will be served. Hornby, a 2020 Nieman Fellow, has lived in China for 20 years and most recently served as deputy bureau chief in Beijing for the Financial Times.

2020 Mar 25

"Election Meltdown" with Author Richard Hasen

12:00pm to 1:15pm

This event concluded on March 25, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

The Ash Center invites you to a virtual book talk with with Richard Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine -- and author of "Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy." Ash Center Democracy Fellow Tova Wang will moderate. 

Written before the current coronavirus pandemic, Election Meltdown, has...

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Convincing Congress to Remove its Tech Policy Blinders

February 11, 2020

The Ash Center sat down with Zach Graves, a 2019 Technology and Democracy Fellow, head of policy at the Lincoln Network, and author of “Science, Technology, and Democracy: Building a Modern Congressional Technology Assessment Office,” a new paper offering recommendations and a road map for resurrecting a technology assessment capability in Congress.

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