2021

2021 Apr 22

Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

Please join us for a book talk with the authors of “Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology.” This discussion with Tara Dawson McGuinness and Hana Schank is Sponsored by the new HKS Public Interest Tech Lab at the Shorenstein Center and supported by the Teaching Public Service in a Digital Age Project at the Ash Center. The Tech Lab will raffle 40 copies of the books to attendees. Introductions by Latanya Sweeney and Kathy Pham. Author interviews with David Eaves.... Read more about Power to the Public: The Promise of Public Interest Technology

2021 May 12

100 Days of the Biden Administration: What’s Next for Immigration, Health Policy, and Economic Justice?

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

President Biden came into office during one of the most turbulent moments in modern American political history. He promised an ambitious agenda and notably sought to include the voices of groups traditionally excluded from national politics. Now, 100 days into his administration, the Ash Center is convening a panel of experts who will examine the challenges and future opportunities for the Biden administration in a number of key policy areas including immigration, health policy, and economic justice.

Panelists include:

Deepak Bhargava,...

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2021 Apr 26

China Inside Out: A Conversation with Professor Susan Shirk

8:00pm to 9:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

You are invited to the annual S.T. Lee Lecture on Military History, Strategy, and Policymaking for “China Inside Out: A Conversation with Professor Susan Shirk.” Professor Shirk, who serves as Chair of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California San Diego will argue that it is not possible to assess the external dynamics of contemporary China unless one fully understands the internal situation of the country. Tony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, will moderate.... Read more about China Inside Out: A Conversation with Professor Susan Shirk

New Research Recommends Allocation & Administration of ARPA Funding for Tribal Governments

New Research Recommends Allocation & Administration of ARPA Funding for Tribal Governments

April 9, 2021

Cambridge, MA – Today, a team of researchers from Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Arizona released a policy brief with recommendations for the allocation and administration of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding for American Indian tribal governments.

The American Rescue Plan Act provides the largest infusion of federal funding for Indian Country in the history of the United States. More than $32 billion dollars is directed toward assisting American Indian nations and communities as they work to end and recover from the devastating COVID-...

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