Students and Researchers to Study Democratic Governance and Innovation During School Year

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: (617) 495-1115
Date: October 05, 2011

Cambridge, Mass., – October 2, 2011 - Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced over 60 student and research fellows for the 2011-2012 academic year. Such fellows hail from around the world to study at the Ash Center—from as far away as Malawi, Japan, and China to Palestine, Germany, Italy, and India. Their research topics mirror the diversity of the countries they represent: from clean water scarcity in rural Africa and environmental activism in Japan to challenges to China’s governance policies and the automotive industry in Mexico.

Two enrolled HKS students were selected as Roy & Lila Ash Fellows, five as Ford Foundation Mason Fellows, and one as a HKS Indonesia Program Fellow. The Center also welcomes 19 Lee Kuan Yew Fellows who are enrolled at HKS for one semester as part of their Master in Public Management degree from the National University of Singapore. Five doctoral and post-doctoral scholars join the Center as Democracy Fellows. Academics as well as government and business practitioners will pursue independent research projects for the academic semester as the Center’s four Indonesia Research Fellows, three New World Fellows, and 24 Rajawali Fellows.

“We are pleased to be able to host and support such an impressive group of scholars, public servants, and private sector individuals this academic year,” said Anthony Saich, director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. “Their expertise and past experiences promise to enhance our Center’s existing research on democratic governance and innovation.”

Click here for a complete list of new fellows.

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