2022

How to save democracy

How to save democracy

September 30, 2022

Events this week in JFK Jr. Forum examined what can be done to address grinding problems of race, internet’s power to exploit political, and cultural schisms to destructive ends.

2022 Nov 29

Global Semiconductor Supply Resiliency and US National Interests

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

This past August, historic semiconductor legislation was enacted to strengthen US chip manufacturing. Chip manufacturing has been called out as an area of economic and national security risk for the US—as the US has limited manufacturing power and control over one of the global tech economy’s most vital components. The $52 billion CHIPS and Science Act is intended to counter this risk by funding massive new semiconductor fabrication plants across the US capable of producing the fastest chips.

Can America lead again in this crucial tech area? How far behind is China? Can Europe...

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2022 Oct 27

Explaining Public-Sector Union Mobilization: A Mixed-Methods Approach with Evidence from Argentina

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, Harvard Kennedy School. Entrance through 15 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard-ID holders are invited to join the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies for the RFK Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies Lecture. 

Public-sector unions are the hegemonic contemporary labor actor in terms of militancy and mobilization in both advanced and emergent economies. During the last fifteen years, public-sector unions and teachers (the largest state workers’ group in almost every country) have staged notorious strike waves in places as diverse as the US, Israel, Nordic countries...

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2022 Sep 28

Fighting for Freedom: A Conversation with Ramy Shaath and Céline Lebrun-Shaath

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

L-140, HKS

The Center for Public Leadership invites you a talk surrounding a compelling story of human rights and political activism, as we welcome Mr. Ramy Shaath and Ms. Céline Lebrun-Shaath. A prominent Palestinian-Egyptian political activist, Ramy Shaath has fought for decades in the Egyptian and Palestinian political scenes on human rights causes. He was at the front lines of the 2011 Egyptian revolution, leading both in demonstrations and in organized political activity. His wife, Céline Lebrun-Shaath, is a community organizer and political activist. After seeing huge success organizing...

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2022 Sep 28

How Will Global Democracy Survive?

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA -- Registration Required

From the January 6th insurrection in Washington to the steady march of authoritarianism around the world, no corner of the globe has been safe from attempts to subvert democracy. What are the root causes of these forces, and how can we combat these threats?

Join us and the Institute of Politics in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, for a conversation with Professor Steven Levitsky, David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government, and Professor Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of Government and...

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