Jim Nussle, Peter Orszag and Nina Easton
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
FK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA
Co-sponsored by the Institute of Politics John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum, the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and the Social Enterprise Initiative at HBS
Maya Sen, Stephen Ansolabehere, Nate Cohn and Bernard Fraga
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 4:10 p.m.
Ash Center Foyer
124 Mount Auburn St, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Join us for the next meeting of the Harvard Seminar on History and Policy when we will host Professor Jacob Soll (History and Accounting, USC) who will present his new work on "Accounting, Accountability, and the Struggle for Nation-Building." Professor Alex Keyssar of the Harvard Kennedy School will comment. Coffee and Refreshments will be available. MoreÂ»
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, and all levels of skill â€“ beginner, intermediate, and advanced â€“ are welcome. MoreÂ»
Ash Center Student Speaker Series
Philip Dy (MPP â€™15), Tori Stephens (MPP â€™15), and Martha Pym (MUP â€™15)
Moderated by Arnold M. Howitt, Faculty Co-Director, Program on Crisis Leadership, and Executive Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Friday, March 27th, 2015, 12â€“1 p.m.
Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Responses to major natural disasters often involve a multitude of actors â€“ not only from the affected country and surrounding region, but from the international community as well. This raises a number of questions regarding inter-governmental and inter-organizational coordination, as well as about the norms and standards applied to the response and recovery processes. Join us for a discussion with HKS and GSD graduate students, who will report on their fieldwork â€“ conducted with Ash Center support -- examining issues revolving around the intersection of local and global actors in post-earthquake Haiti and the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
Leah Wright Rigueur, Artur Davis and Alex Keyssar
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 4:10 p.m.
Ash Center Foyer
124 Mount Auburn St, 2nd Floor North, Cambridge, MA
Co-sponsored by the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, The Harvard Journal of African American Policy and the HKS Black Student Union
Covering more than four decades of American social and political history, The Loneliness of the Black Republican examines the ideas and actions of black Republican activists, officials, and politicians, from the era of the New Deal to Ronald Reaganâ€™s presidential ascent in 1980. Their unique stories reveal African Americans fighting for an alternative economic and civil rights movementâ€”even as the Republican Party appeared increasingly hostile to that very idea. Black party members attempted to influence the direction of conservatismâ€”not to destroy it, but rather to expand the ideology to include black needs and interests. MoreÂ»
For the first time in more than 200 years, a non-Western power, China, will have the largest economy in the world, changing the world order. What are the priorities of Chinese leaders? What impact have American policies had on China? Will China behave as America does when China becomes number one? This lecture will be presented by Dean Kishore Mahbubani, Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, and moderated by Dean David T. Ellwood, Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy. MoreÂ»
Professor Mickey will discuss his recent book on the recent completion of Americaâ€™s belated democratization, how different southern states experienced their transition to democracy differently, and the legacies and lessons of these experiences for contemporary southern, and American, politics and economics. MoreÂ»
The topic of moral competence is generally neglected in the study of public management and policy, yet it is critical to any hope we might have for strengthening the quality of governance and professional practice. What does moral competence consist in? How is it developed and sustained? These questions are addressed in Professor Kenneth Winston's book, Ethics in Public Life, through close examination of selected practitioners in Asian countries making life-defining decisions in their work. This book talk will include speakers Kenneth Winston, Lecturer in Ethics, and Christopher Robichaud, Lecturer in Ethics & Policy, and will be moderated by Anthony Saich, Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. MoreÂ»