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Dean's Initiative: Acting in Time

From climate change to health care to disaster preparedness and disease outbreaks, the institutional response to many of our world’s most crucial problems increasingly has been a failure to confront major challenges. The Acting in Time initiative harnesses the capabilities of Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard University with the goal of understanding why particular problems are not being addressed, and helping to foster ideas for effective solutions.

The hope and expectation is that by bringing together scholars of different backgrounds along with practitioners, we are learning more about the qualities of analysis, governance, policy design, democratic institutional structure, information, political mobilization, and leadership that can lead to effective and timely action.

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