2021

2021 Mar 23

Florida and the 2020 Election: How Can Lessons from the Latinx Vote Help Us Fight Disinformation?

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Please register for this session using your Harvard email address. Join an interactive workshop with Mariana Ruiz Firmat, Executive Director of Kairos and AY 2020-2021 Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center. During this workshop, participants will examine the Latinx vote in Florida during the 2020 presidential election as a way of understanding how disinformation and misinformation impacts voting behavior. Participants will engage in an immersive exercise where we will identify voting trends and messaging that was effective in shaping...

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Voting Rights Battle Enters a New Round

Voting Rights Battle Enters a New Round

March 8, 2021

On Monday, March 1st, the Georgia House of Representatives passed H.B.531, a sweeping elections bill that critics and voting rights advocates were quick to note increases restrictions on absentee voting and curtails weekend early voting hours. In contrast, just two days later, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.1, legislation containing a broad range of democratic reforms, from automatic voter registration requirements for state agencies to campaign finance reform that its authors hope would do much to lower barriers to voting across much of the country.  

Myanmar After the Coup

Myanmar After the Coup

February 26, 2021
The February 1st coup launched by Myanmar's military effectively put an end to the country's tentative transition to democracy as civilian political leaders were imprisoned and the results of the 2020 elections annulled. During an event sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and moderated by HKS Professor of Public Policy Tarek Masoud, Pwint Htun, Non-Residential Myanmar Program Fellow at the Ash Center, and Derek Mitchell, president of the National Democratic Institute and former U.S. ambassador to Myanmar, discussed how... Read more about Myanmar After the Coup
2021 Mar 18

Jack Ma and the Collapse of the World’s Largest IPO

9:30am

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Jack Ma has become the global face of Chinese entrepreneurship and represents the growing influence of private business and capital in China. Yet the decision by Chinese regulators to halt the IPO of his latest venture, the Ant Group, as well as subsequent investigations into the company has raised questions about why Beijing seems to have suddenly tried to exert greater control over the fintech giant. Join Wall Street Journal reporter Lingling Wei...

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