Research Projects  
Innovations in Democratic Participation  
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Innovations in Democratic Participation fosters research to understand the character, causes, and consequences of participatory governance practices throughout the world. Through its Participedia website, a wiki-based platform, the program is generating a library of examples and methods of participatory governance, public deliberation, and collaborative public action. More¬Ľ

Innovations in Democratic Participation fosters research to understand the character, causes, and consequences of participatory governance practices throughout the world. Through its Participedia website, a wiki-based platform, the program is generating a library of examples and methods of participatory governance, public deliberation, and collaborative public action. More¬Ľ

Democracy in Hard Places  
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Democracy in Hard Places goes beyond current theory on the empirical evidence of democracy‚Äôs value to look at the structural relationships in democratic practices in the developed and developing world. This area of study explores potential trade-offs between human rights and economic development, and evaluates why this form of government can work so well in some countries while failing in others. More¬Ľ

Democracy in Hard Places goes beyond current theory on the empirical evidence of democracy‚Äôs value to look at the structural relationships in democratic practices in the developed and developing world. This area of study explores potential trade-offs between human rights and economic development, and evaluates why this form of government can work so well in some countries while failing in others. More¬Ľ

Transparency Policy Project  
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The Transparency Policy Project constructs a framework for assessing the sustainability and effectiveness of government-mandated systems designed to provide the public with critical information to improve public health and safety, reduce risks to investors, minimize corruption, and improve public services. More¬Ľ

The Transparency Policy Project constructs a framework for assessing the sustainability and effectiveness of government-mandated systems designed to provide the public with critical information to improve public health and safety, reduce risks to investors, minimize corruption, and improve public services. More¬Ľ

Political Ambition Project  
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To encourage more qualified people to enter electoral politics, the Ash Center's Political Ambition Project will, as its first endeavor, sponsor a cross-university survey of students to investigate the roots of political ambition. More¬Ľ

To encourage more qualified people to enter electoral politics, the Ash Center's Political Ambition Project will, as its first endeavor, sponsor a cross-university survey of students to investigate the roots of political ambition. More¬Ľ

Vietnam Program  
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Drawing on the Fulbright School's (FETP) many linkages with national and local government, think tanks, and universities, Vietnam Program and FETP economists and policy analysts engage in innovative research on the socioeconomic challenges facing Vietnam that are shaping Vietnam's ongoing transformation. More¬Ľ

Drawing on the Fulbright School's (FETP) many linkages with national and local government, think tanks, and universities, Vietnam Program and FETP economists and policy analysts engage in innovative research on the socioeconomic challenges facing Vietnam that are shaping Vietnam's ongoing transformation. More¬Ľ

Recupera Chile  
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Recupera Chile is a multi-disciplinary Harvard University initiative led by the Kennedy School and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies that brings together a broad coalition of institutions including Harvard students, alumni and faculty, and Chilean academic, nonprofit, and private and public sector organizations to focus on post-disaster recovery. More¬Ľ

Recupera Chile is a multi-disciplinary Harvard University initiative led by the Kennedy School and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies that brings together a broad coalition of institutions including Harvard students, alumni and faculty, and Chilean academic, nonprofit, and private and public sector organizations to focus on post-disaster recovery. More¬Ľ

China Goes Global  
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Bringing together academics, business leaders, and public officials from around the world, the annual China Goes Global conference is part of the Center's efforts to advance analytical research and the overall state of knowledge about China's growing role in the world economy. More¬Ľ

Bringing together academics, business leaders, and public officials from around the world, the annual China Goes Global conference is part of the Center's efforts to advance analytical research and the overall state of knowledge about China's growing role in the world economy. More¬Ľ

Social Innovation  
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The Social Innovation Project builds on its existing capacity to generate, gather, and share knowledge on how communities are transforming their approaches to social issues. The Project identifies and engages civic leaders and entrepreneurs that are successfully transforming their community‚Äôs approach to social service delivery. More¬Ľ

The Social Innovation Project builds on its existing capacity to generate, gather, and share knowledge on how communities are transforming their approaches to social issues. The Project identifies and engages civic leaders and entrepreneurs that are successfully transforming their community‚Äôs approach to social service delivery. More¬Ľ

Networked Governance  
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The Forum on Achieving Results and Protecting Public Values in a System of Networked Governance advances the national discourse on emergent ideas in public management by marshalling the insights of HKS faculty who have produced significant networked governance scholarship to generate practical materials to prepare the next generation of public officials for governing in the 21st century. More¬Ľ

The Forum on Achieving Results and Protecting Public Values in a System of Networked Governance advances the national discourse on emergent ideas in public management by marshalling the insights of HKS faculty who have produced significant networked governance scholarship to generate practical materials to prepare the next generation of public officials for governing in the 21st century. More¬Ľ

Program on Crisis Leadership  
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Through research, teaching, and work with governments and practicing professionals, the Program on Crisis Leadership seeks to improve society‚Äôs capacity to deal with natural disasters; infrastructure, technology, and systems failures; emergent infectious disease; and terrorism. More¬Ľ

Through research, teaching, and work with governments and practicing professionals, the Program on Crisis Leadership seeks to improve society‚Äôs capacity to deal with natural disasters; infrastructure, technology, and systems failures; emergent infectious disease; and terrorism. More¬Ľ