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October 30, 2014 - Workshop on Immigration, Race and Ethnicity (WIRE)  
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The Workshop on Immigration, Race and Ethnicity (WIRE) at the Ash Center is a bi-monthly seminar style forum for Harvard and Boston area researchers and students working on the topics of immigration, race and ethnicity from a diverse variety of perspectives. Workshop sessions are thematically organized and themes are different each semester. For the fall semester of 2014, the themes are: (1) Experiments on Race, Immigration, and Public Policy; (2) Economic Impacts of Immigration and Immigration Policy and; (3) Ethics of Immigration and Immigration Policy. More»

The Workshop on Immigration, Race and Ethnicity (WIRE) at the Ash Center is a bi-monthly seminar style forum for Harvard and Boston area researchers and students working on the topics of immigration, race and ethnicity from a diverse variety of perspectives. Workshop sessions are thematically organized and themes are different each semester. For the fall semester of 2014, the themes are: (1) Experiments on Race, Immigration, and Public Policy; (2) Economic Impacts of Immigration and Immigration Policy and; (3) Ethics of Immigration and Immigration Policy. More»

October 31, 2014 - Free Indonesian Language Classes Offered at the Ash Center  
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Please join us every Friday at 2:30 p.m. in room #226 at the Ash Center (Ash Large Conference Room) beginning on Friday, Sept. 5th as we explore the culture and language of Indonesia. These classes are not for credit and are open to all Harvard students, staff members and the general public of the Greater Boston area. The lessons will be conducted by Mr. Kurniawan (kurniawan@hks.harvard.edu), a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, and all levels of skill – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – are welcome. More»

Please join us every Friday at 2:30 p.m. in room #226 at the Ash Center (Ash Large Conference Room) beginning on Friday, Sept. 5th as we explore the culture and language of Indonesia. These classes are not for credit and are open to all Harvard students, staff members and the general public of the Greater Boston area. The lessons will be conducted by Mr. Kurniawan (kurniawan@hks.harvard.edu), a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, and all levels of skill – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – are welcome. More»

November 3, 2014 - Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy  
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Darryl Pinckney and Alex KeyssarMonday, November 3, 2014, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m.124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MACo-sponsored by the Harvard Journal of African-American Public Policy. Today the U.S. is witnessing a systematic and almost unprecedented erosion of the right to vote. Join Professor Alex Keyssar and author Darryl Pinckney as they discuss disenfranchisement, the legacy of the Voting Rights Act, and the future of voting rights in the United States. Pinckney’s new book, Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy, is an exploration of the struggle for African American voting rights.

Darryl Pinckney and Alex Keyssar
Monday, November 3, 2014, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m.
124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Journal of African-American Public Policy. Today the U.S. is witnessing a systematic and almost unprecedented erosion of the right to vote. Join Professor Alex Keyssar and author Darryl Pinckney as they discuss disenfranchisement, the legacy of the Voting Rights Act, and the future of voting rights in the United States. Pinckney’s new book, Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy, is an exploration of the struggle for African American voting rights.

November 4, 2014 - The Slow-Burning Genocide of Rohingyas  
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A half-day conference on the worsening situation of Burma’s indigenous Muslim Rohingya minority community. More»

A half-day conference on the worsening situation of Burma’s indigenous Muslim Rohingya minority community. More»

November 20, 2014 - The Politics of Displacement in the American City: A Conversation with Two Documentary Filmmakers  
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King Williams and Andrew PadillaThursday, November 20, 2014Land Hall, 4th Floor Belfer Building79 JFK St, Cambridge, MA 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.Join us for an evening with two accomplished documentary filmmakers whose work explores the challenges and potential of American cities and urban policy. Andrew J. Padilla, director of El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem, and King Williams, director of The Atlanta Way, will share clips from their documentaries, discussing their craft as well as the motivation and message of their films, and engaging in what promises to be a lively conversation on how we might achieve the democratic potential of our cities.

King Williams and Andrew Padilla
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Land Hall, 4th Floor Belfer Building
79 JFK St, Cambridge, MA
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening with two accomplished documentary filmmakers whose work explores the challenges and potential of American cities and urban policy. Andrew J. Padilla, director of El Barrio Tours: Gentrification in East Harlem, and King Williams, director of The Atlanta Way, will share clips from their documentaries, discussing their craft as well as the motivation and message of their films, and engaging in what promises to be a lively conversation on how we might achieve the democratic potential of our cities.

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