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October 17, 2014 - Student Speaker Series: Public Education and System Change  
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Alvaro Henzler, MC/Mason ‘15 and Rivandra Royono, MPA/ID ‘16Friday, October 17, 2014, 12–1 p.m.Ash Center Conference Room124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MALunch will be provided.Education reform is a topic of perennial interest. Beyond debating what works or not, there are interesting lessons for understanding broader concepts in governance from system-level change and decentralization to movement building. Two Ash Center student fellows, Alvaro Henzler and Rivandra Royono, will discuss their own experience in educational reform in Peru and Indonesia, respectively. The conversation will explore both the role of international reform models in a local context as well as the resources and strategies required of a successful movement for systemic reform. The speakers will also explore decentralization and the challenges to reform presented by a collection of several education systems rather than a single, centrally-controlled system. More»

Alvaro Henzler, MC/Mason ‘15 and Rivandra Royono, MPA/ID ‘16
Friday, October 17, 2014, 12–1 p.m.
Ash Center Conference Room
124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Lunch will be provided.
Education reform is a topic of perennial interest. Beyond debating what works or not, there are interesting lessons for understanding broader concepts in governance from system-level change and decentralization to movement building. Two Ash Center student fellows, Alvaro Henzler and Rivandra Royono, will discuss their own experience in educational reform in Peru and Indonesia, respectively. The conversation will explore both the role of international reform models in a local context as well as the resources and strategies required of a successful movement for systemic reform. The speakers will also explore decentralization and the challenges to reform presented by a collection of several education systems rather than a single, centrally-controlled system. More»

October 22, 2014 - Hong Kong: Origins of the Crisis  
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:30 p.m.S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.Dalena Wright, Senior Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy SchoolBurton Levin, Visiting Professor, Carleton College; former U.S. Consul General, Hong Kong (1981-1987); former U.S. Ambassador to BurmaStephen M. Young, former U.S. Consul General, Hong Kong (2010-2013); former Director, American Institute in Taiwan; former Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Critical Issues Confronting China Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

Dalena Wright, Senior Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School
Burton Levin, Visiting Professor, Carleton College; former U.S. Consul General, Hong Kong (1981-1987); former U.S. Ambassador to Burma
Stephen M. Young, former U.S. Consul General, Hong Kong (2010-2013); former Director, American Institute in Taiwan; former Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic

Critical Issues Confronting China Seminar Series; co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School

October 24, 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»

October 24, 2014 - Student Speaker Series: Two Models for Representing Workers’ Rights  
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Sanjay Kumar, MC/Mason ‘15 and Rosie Zhang, MC/Mason ‘15Friday, October 24, 2014, 12–1 p.m.Ash Center Conference Room, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-NorthLunch will be provided.Sanjay Kumar and Rosie Zhang will discuss their work protecting the rights and voice of workers in India and China, respectively. The discussion will cover standard setting, monitoring, ethical sourcing and other approaches to labor rights protection in China from the perspective of international corporations, NGOs, and regimes. We will also discuss the more grassroots approach of one of the largest women’s trade unions in the world, India’s SEWA, which organizes workers for collective bargaining as well as for development through co-operatives and other economic initiatives. More»

Sanjay Kumar, MC/Mason ‘15 and Rosie Zhang, MC/Mason ‘15
Friday, October 24, 2014, 12–1 p.m.
Ash Center Conference Room, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North
Lunch will be provided.
Sanjay Kumar and Rosie Zhang will discuss their work protecting the rights and voice of workers in India and China, respectively. The discussion will cover standard setting, monitoring, ethical sourcing and other approaches to labor rights protection in China from the perspective of international corporations, NGOs, and regimes. We will also discuss the more grassroots approach of one of the largest women’s trade unions in the world, India’s SEWA, which organizes workers for collective bargaining as well as for development through co-operatives and other economic initiatives. More»

October 28, 2014 - Hong Kong Protests: Democracy in Action?  
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Tuesday, October 28, 20146:00 PMJFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA Co-sponsored with the John F. Kennedy Jr. ForumC. M. ChanHarvard Kennedy School, MPA/MC ‘15Legal Counsel, Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons LimitedWilliam C. KirbyHarvard University Distinguished Service ProfessorT. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, HBSHeather PickerellHarvard College, ‘15Anthony Saich (moderator)Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School See more at: http://forum.iop.harvard.edu/content/hong-kong-protests-democracy-action#sthash.IlsCHHPd.dpuf

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
6:00 PM
JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA

Co-sponsored with the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

C. M. Chan
Harvard Kennedy School, MPA/MC ‘15
Legal Counsel, Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited

William C. Kirby
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Harvard University and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, HBS

Heather Pickerell
Harvard College, ‘15

Anthony Saich (moderator)
Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

See more at:
http://forum.iop.harvard.edu/content/hong-kong-protests-democracy-action#sthash.IlsCHHPd.dpuf

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»

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