Harvard Kennedy School

2021 Jul 07

Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act Series: How to Pick the Winners and Help Your Tribe

4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Online

Where do you want to see your nation in 100 years? What decisions in the short and long term will help you achieve this vision? In this session, the fourth in the series, we’ll look at strategic decision making and the value of long-term planning, investing in human capital, data collection, and how incremental implementation can strengthen your tribe into the future. Hosted by the Ash Center and Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. ...

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2021 Jun 23

Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act: A Series for Tribal Nations, Session 3

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Online

From setting tribal priorities, to building infrastructure, to managing and sustaining projects, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) presents an unprecedented opportunity for the 574 federally recognized tribal nations to use their rights of sovereignty and self-government to strengthen their communities. As the tribes take on the challenges presented by the Act, the Ash Center’s Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development is hosting a series designed to assist tribes, to help tribes learn from each other and from a wide array of guest experts. During this discussion, the...

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2021 Jun 22

Public Narratives and Organizing: A Case Study of the Stand Up with the Teachers Campaign in Jordan

12:00pm to 1:15pm

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Online

In this panel discussion, Dr. Emilia Aiello will examine how public narratives can contribute to community building and power building even under constrained conditions. Dr. Aiello will be joined by leaders and practitioners of the Qom Ma’al Muallem (Stand Up with the Teachers) Campaign, which has been organizing for female workers rights in Jordan. Hosted by the Ash Center for Democracy at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

 

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2021 Jun 16

Virtual Summit: Continuing Threats to Free and Fair Elections

12:00pm to 2:00pm

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Online

Elections are more than ballots, polling places, and voting machines. The human component of administering elections was exposed to unthinkable stress and attack during the 2020 cycle. It nearly reached the breaking point.

Whether it was persistent and recurring misinformation and disinformation, threats to the personal safety of full-time and volunteer elections office staff, or challenges to the independence of the voting process by political actors, our country is hurtling towards a cliff of retirements of the people who understand voting more than any others. Without...

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2021 Jun 09

Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act: How to Avoid Tribes Leaving $12 Billion on the Table

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Online

The Ash Center’s Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development is hosting the 'Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act' series to help tribal nations learn from each other and from a wide array of experts as tribes take on the challenges of securing and spending recovery funds.

This second session in the series, titled “Where Other ARPA Monies Live -- How to Avoid Tribes Leaving $12 Billion on the Table” will feature ...

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2021 May 12

Out of Many, One: The Refugee and Immigrant Stories of Secretary Madeleine Albright, Dina Powell McCormick, and Ezinne Uzo-Okoro

2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Virtual

Please join the Future of Diplomacy Project for a conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright; Global Head of Sustainability and Inclusive Growth at Goldman Sachs, Dina Powell McCormick; and Ezinne Uzo-Okoro, Harvard Kennedy School midcareer student (2021) and the Assistant Director for Space Policy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, who have all recently been featured in President George W. Bush’s new book ...

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2021 May 11

Social Movements in the Post-Trump Era

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Virtual

The United States experienced an unprecedented surge in progressive social movement activity during the Trump presidency, with both new and existing groups organizing in opposition to the former administration’s agenda. What will these movements do now that there is a new administration? How can they take advantage of new federal leadership to advance their agenda as well as continue to grow and engage their members at the grassroots level? In this discussion, Ash Center Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow Johnnie Lotesta will talk with leaders from the environmental justice, gun...

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2021 May 12

100 Days of the Biden Administration: What’s Next for Immigration, Health Policy, and Economic Justice?

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Virtual

100 days into the Biden presidency, the Ash Center is convening a panel of experts who will examine the challenges and future opportunities for his administration in a number of key policy areas including immigration, health policy, and economic justice.

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2021 May 11

Social Movements in the Post-Trump Era: Organizing for Policy Change

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Virtual

In this discussion, Ash Center Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow Johnnie Lotesta will talk with leaders from the environmental justice, gun violence prevention, labor, and immigration movements about how they can advance their agenda and continue to grow their membership under a Biden administration.

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2021 May 24

Combatting Anti-Asian Racism and Misogyny: What is our Local Community Doing?

9:30am to 10:30am

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Virtual

This public discussion will highlight key challenges of racism, misogyny and other discrimination faced by our Asian and Asian-American community, the responses of local organizations who have long sought to address such challenges, and what more needs to be done in our own communities. Speakers represent perspectives from the Harvard Kennedy School’s staff, faculty, and student groups, as well as leading local non-profits.

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