In this issue, the Ash Center commemorates its 10th anniversary with the launch of a public dialogue series on Challenges to Democracy. Director Tony Saich and Dean Ellwood travel to Myanmar and Indonesia. And, we highlight the third and final paper in our series of occasional papers on â€śImproving the Local Landscape for Innovation.â€ť (PDF)
In this issue, we highlight the Ash Centerâ€™s extended commitment to the study of public policy and governance in China detailing new executive training commitments and the outcomes from the Challenge and Cooperation conference. We spotlight a standing-room only screening of â€śA Whisper to a Roar,â€ť which featured a post-film panel discussion with Egyptian Activist Esraa Abdel Fattah, and describe the latest research of Mark Moore and Jorrit de Jong. (PDF)
We recap Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's historic visit to HKS this fall, and detail current Myanmar Program research to help leaders like her build a new nation. We take a look back at our election-focused Democracy Series, and highlight the work of student summer grant recipients. Director Saich describes his latest book Chinese Village, Global Market, which charts the dramatic transformation of Yantian from a once sleepy farm village to the booming industry hub it is today. (PDF)
In this issue, the Ash Center remembers founding donor Roy Ash, one the largest single donors to Harvard Kennedy School. New York City's Center for Economic Opportunity is celebrated as the 2011 Innovations in American Government Award winner, and students describe their field experience working with three Chilean communities hard hit by the 2010 earthquake and tsunami that caused devastating losses and destruction. (PDF)
This semester, the HKS Indonesia Program has made major efforts to expand its reach in the areas of executive education, faculty research, and student support. The new Leadership in Transformation in Indonesia course is featured, as well as Jay Rosengard's recent collaboration with Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta. Features include Ford Mason Fellow Paul Kwengwere's work in Malawi and the top 25 government innovations in competition for the Innovations in American Government Award.
In this issue, Associate Professor Tarek Masoud discusses Egypt's next major hurdle: writing the country's new constitution. Other articles explore transit-oriented development and affordable housing challenges in Hawaii, and the emerging religious movement of voluntary Islamic study groups in Indonesia that begin with dramatic, traffic-halting motorcades. A new report on public deliberation is assessed, and Anthony Saich's new book Governance and Politics in China is reviewed. (PDF)
This issue highlights Dean David Ellwoodâ€™s tour of East and Southeast Asia, visiting benefactors and alumni in key programs affiliated with the Ash Center. Included on his tour was a visit to Indonesia, the subject of the Centerâ€™s new report,â€ť From Reformasi to Institutional Transformation.â€ť The report explores Indonesiaâ€™s prospects for success as a new democracy despite a heavy dependence on low-wage manufacturing. Other articles feature recent conferences on child welfare, urban innovation, and Chinaâ€™s globalization. (PDF)
Once among the 50 poorest countries in the world, Vietnam is now considered a "middle-income country." But will environmental threats, an inefficient but very powerful state sector, and pervasive crony socialism practices stall the country's growth? Volume six explores Vietnam's struggle to avoid the middle-income trap. Other articles feature Participedia, a website on participatory governance practices worldwide, and the Center's new China Case Program. (PDF)
In late December, the Ash Center received a $20.5 million gift to launch the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, an important new initiative designed to expand HKS support for policy research and educational programming in Asia. Professor Tarek Masoud explores Indonesia's improbable democracy, and the Innovations Program launches its first multimedia case study on the treatment of troubled youth. (PDF)
This issue announces the Ash Center's new research agenda exploring challenges to democracy in the 21st Century. Several past Innovations winners join President Obama's campaign, and Director Saich shares findings from his study on changing perceptions of government by Chinese citizens. (PDF)
This issue announces Ash's major new initiative on democratic governance and welcomes Asia Programs to the Institute. Students and fellows showcase their summer research and the Vietnam Program celebrates the launch of its two-year MPP program. We go in depth with Arn Howitt's work on crisis management and spotlight Director Saich's new work Providing Public Goods in Transitional China.
In this issue, we spotlight the March Frontiers of Innovation Conference, which included the Latin American Mayors Conference and the China: Challenge and Change symposium. The Top 50 innovative government programs competing for the 2008 Innovations Awards are also announced. (PDF)
In this inaugural issue of the Ash Center's bi-annual newsletter, we showcase the 2007 Innovations in American Government Award winners and offer snapshots of our 2007 Global Network events. Faculty research and recent student initiatives are also highlighted. (PDF)