2021

2021 Jun 15

Ash Center Summer Networking Series: Careers in Digital Government

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

Harvard Kennedy School students and recent graduates are invited to join the Ash Center for a virtual networking session featuring HKS alumni with experience working in the field of digital government. During this session, participants will briefly hear from alumni and then have a majority of the time to introduce themselves and ask questions in a series of breakout sessions with each panelist. 

Featured alumni will include: 

  • Nicolas Diaz Amigo MPP 2020, Chief Innovation & Data Officer, City of Syracuse, NY
  • Denise Linn Riedl...
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2021 Jun 16

Virtual Summit: Continuing Threats to Free and Fair Elections

12:00pm to 2:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

Elections are more than ballots, polling places, and voting machines. The human component of administering elections was exposed to unthinkable stress and attack during the 2020 cycle. It nearly reached the breaking point.

Whether it was persistent and recurring misinformation and disinformation, threats to the personal safety of full-time and volunteer elections office staff, or challenges to the independence of the voting process by political actors, our country is hurtling towards a cliff of retirements of the people who understand voting more than any others. Without...

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2021 Jun 09

Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act: A Series for Tribal Nations, Session Two

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides the largest single infusion of federal funding into Indian Country in the history of the United States. More than $32 billion is directed toward assisting American Indian nations and communities as they work to end and recover from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic – which was made worse in Indian Country precisely because such funding has been so long overdue.

From setting tribal priorities, to building infrastructure, to managing and sustaining projects, ARPA presents an unprecedented opportunity for the 574 federally recognized...

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Harvard Project Video featuring Tohono O’odham Nation Receives Best-of-the-Internet Award

Harvard Project Video featuring Tohono O’odham Nation Receives Best-of-the-Internet Award

May 19, 2021

Cambridge, MA—The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (Harvard Project) today announced that its video “Tribal schools embrace distance learning” won the 2021 Webby Award for best “Long Form” film. The Webby Awards, presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international award program honoring excellence on the Internet.

The award-winning video features the story of how the Tohono O’odham Nation outside of Tucson, AZ was able to leverage remote learning tools developed...

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2021 May 26

Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act: A Series for Tribal Nations, Session One

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides the largest single infusion of federal funding into Indian Country in the history of the United States. More than $32 billion is directed toward assisting American Indian nations and communities as they work to end and recover from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic – which was made worse in Indian Country precisely because such funding has been so long overdue.

From setting tribal priorities, to building infrastructure, to managing and sustaining projects, ARPA presents an unprecedented opportunity for the 574 federally recognized...

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Rocking the vote from the ER to the Peach State

Rocking the vote from the ER to the Peach State

May 18, 2021
Recognizing the significant barriers Americans face in casting a ballot, graduating HKS Masters of Public Policy students, with Ash Center support, used their capstone Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) to work with organizations committed to strengthening civic engagement and voting access.

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