2020

2020 Mar 30

CANCELED Study Group -- Innovation Labs in the Public Sector

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Conference Room 226, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 200 North

Join Ash Center Democracy Fellow and Academic Director NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress Victoria Alsina for the second session of her three-part study group on improving representation in cities. This second session will focus on innovation labs in the public sector and discuss how to create an innovation lab, models, activities, and best practices. Participants will discuss various examples of innovation labs including GovLab Paraguay. Lunch will be served.

Seating preference will be given to students. No pre-registration or RSVP is necessary....

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2020 Feb 24

Study Group -- "City Challenges" and boosting open innovation at the local level

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Conference Room 226, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Suite 200 North

Join Ash Center Democracy Fellow and Academic Director NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress Victoria Alsina for the first session of her three-part study group on improving representation in cities. This first session will discuss "city-challenges" designed to boost open innovation at the local level. Participants will have a chance to examine the Mexican Multi-City Challenge being developed in partnership with NYU GovLab, USAID-Trust for the Americas, and the Tinker Foundation. Lunch will be served.

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2020 Feb 06

The Implications of Taiwan's Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Land Hall, Belfer Building, HKS

You're invited to a panel discussion on Taiwan's January 11th presidential and parliamentary elections with Alice Chen MPA/ID 2022 and Joseph Fewsmith, Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University and a fellow at Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. This discussion will be moderated by Ash Center Director and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs Tony Saich. The panel will unpack the results of last month's elections and discuss their impact on Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific region more broadly. 

Refreshments...

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2020 Mar 31

Pivoting to a New Electoral Reality: Building Trust Online and Implementation of Vote By Mail

4:15pm to 5:15pm

This event concluded on March 31, 2020. View the original description and event recording below.

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellow Nick Carter to develop your digital toolkit! The workshop will be titled "Pivoting to a New Electoral Reality: Building Trust Online and Implementation of Vote By Mail," with participants learning how voter engagement leaders are scaling their digital programs and adjusting to an...

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2020 Apr 15

Study Group -- Opportunities for Federal Labor Law Reform

12:00pm to 1:15pm

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Join Ash Center Democracy Fellows Johnnie Lotesta and Gali Racabi for the fourth and final session of their spring semester 2020 study group on the struggles and successes of the U.S. labor movement. As the dust settles from an intense Democratic primary battle between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, and as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the U.S. economy, we will explore proposals and prospects for the future of labor law and worker protections in the United States. In this session we will unpack what the current health crisis and political moment teach us about what we can - and ought - to...

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2020 Apr 08

Study Group -- American Workers, American Economy, and the Struggle Against COVID-19

4:00pm to 5:30pm

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The current public health crisis initiated by COVID-19 has thrust the U.S. economy into a moment of instability marked not only by volatile markets but also reduced hours for wage workers, pay cuts for tipped workers and those in the "gig economy", and loss of employment for many. In this session, we will discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on American workers' economic security and livelihood. We will also examine the systems currently in place to support affected workers and explore...

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2020 Mar 04

Study Group -- Labor, Equality, and American Civic Life

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, South Lobby, Suite 160S, Room 105

Join Ash Center Democracy Fellows Johnnie Lotesta and Gali Racabi for the second session of their spring semester 2020 study group on the struggles and successes of the U.S. labor movement. Popular and scholarly attention to the American labor movement is often bifurcated between two spheres of action: shop floor negotiations and the ivory halls of federal legislative and legal institutions. This second session explores a third, often under-appreciated sphere of labor action - civil society. The study group will examine the American labor movement as a network of organizations and...

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2020 Feb 11

Study Group -- Organizing on the Fringes

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, South Lobby, Suite 160S, Room 105

Join Ash Center Democracy Fellows Johnnie Lotesta and Gali Racabi for the first session of their spring semester study group on the struggles and successes of the U.S. labor movement. Labor unions have played an important role in incorporating economically marginalized groups into the American working class, including, in particular cases, immigrant communities, people of color, and multiple classes of precarious workers. This session will explore past and present efforts to organize workers on the economic, social, and legal margins of the American organized labor movement - farm...

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2020 Apr 21

Study Group -- Universal Civic Duty Voting, An Idea for the Future: A Conversation with E.J. Dionne

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvcuuoqDgsH9QpIw0wigjS2qAW08Fwth3i

Join Ash Center fellows Miles Rapoport and Tova Wang for a study group series examining various aspects of the burgeoning democracy reform movement sweeping through states across the country. The final session is entitled "Universal Civic Duty Voting, An Idea for the Future: A Conversation with E.J. Dionne."

Despite the hardships we are living through, there are two things about our elections that dealing with COVID-19 has taught us: we have a tremendous need for ownership and participation in decision-making, and that ideas previously off the table...

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2020 Mar 24

CANCELED Study Group -- Voting Rights Restoration: At the Intersection of Criminal Justice and Democracy

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, South Lobby, Suite 160S, Room 105

Join Ash Center fellows Miles Rapoport and Tova Wang for a five-part study group examining various aspects of the burgeoning democracy reform movement sweeping through states across the country. Session 4 is entitled "Voting Rights Restoration: At the Intersection of Criminal Justice and Democracy" and will feature guests: 

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2020 Feb 25

Study Group -- If You Only Knew: The Power of State and Local Election Officials

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, South Lobby, Suite 160S, Room 105

Join Ash Center fellows Miles Rapoport and Tova Wang for a five-part study group examining various aspects of the burgeoning democracy reform movement sweeping through states across the country. Session 3 is entitled "If You Only Knew: The Power of State and Local Election Officials." Guest speakers include Denise Merrill, Secretary of the State of Connecticut and Tammy Patrick, Senior Advisor at the Democracy Fund. Lunch will be served. Seating preference will be given to students. No preregistration or RSVP is necessary. 

Throughout the semester...

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2020 Feb 18

Study Group -- Voter Suppression in 2020: What to Expect, Who is Fighting Back?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, South Lobby, Suite 160S, Room 105

Join Ash Center fellows Miles Rapoport and Tova Wang for a five-part study group examining various aspects of the burgeoning democracy reform movement sweeping through states across the country. Session 2 is entitled "Voter Suppression in 2020: What to Expect, Who is Fighting Back?" Guests include Beth Stevens from the Texas Civil Rights Project who will focus on suppression of the student vote and Jamal R. Watkins, Vice President of Civic Engagement at the NAACP.

Lunch will be served. Seating preference will be given to students. No preregistration or...

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2020 Feb 04

Study Group -- Youth Activism, Youth Voting: Is This its Year?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

124 Mt Auburn Street, South Lobby, Suite 160S, Room 105

Join Ash Center fellows Miles Rapoport and Tova Wang for a five-part study group examining various aspects of the burgeoning democracy reform movement sweeping through states across the country. Session 1 is entitled "Youth Activism, Youth Voting: Is This its Year?" Special guests include Dawn Boudwin...

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