2021

2021 Apr 02

Modernizing Asia’s Countryside

9:00am to 11:00am

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Virtual event, registration required

Join the Ash Center and Harvard-Yenching Institute for their annual roundtable discussion. An interdisciplinary panel of distinguished scholars from China, India, Japan, Korea and Vietnam will explore the record of successful and unsuccessful efforts at rural development in their own countries. Why have some programs succeeded in increasing productivity, improving infrastructure and public services, alleviating poverty, and ameliorating social and economic inequality, whereas others proved much less successful? What have Asian countries learned from these achievements and...

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2021 Mar 30

Tech & Democracy Workshop: How to Build a Winning Advocacy Campaign

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Please register for this session using your Harvard email address. Join us for an interactive workshop with AY 2020-2021 Technology and Democracy Fellow Vignesh Ganapathy, LoudLight Action Board Chair and former Head of Government Relations at Postmates. Vignesh will lead a group-oriented session analyzing successful campaigns for policy change, drawing upon his experiences managing legislative campaigns at the local, state, and federal level while utilizing an innovative and diverse toolkit.

Participants will examine the risks and benefits of various real-world approaches...

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2021 Mar 17

Tech & Democracy Workshop: Ensuring Equitable Access to New Political Tools and Technologies

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Join us for a skills-building workshop with Kate Gage, Founding Partner at The Movement Cooperative and AY 2020-2021 Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center.

The 2020 election was proof of how important local organizers and organizations are to building power and creating meaningful change. Over the past few years there has been an explosion of new entrepreneurs, technologists, tools, and tactics within the political and advocacy space, but many of these critical new innovations remain inaccessible to down-ballot candidates and local organizers due to cost, adoption...

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