Events

Improving State and Local Governments Through the HKS Government Performance Lab
Friday, December 2
12:00 - 1:30pm
Nye A

Join the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab (GPL) for lunch and discussion led by Professor Jeffrey Liebman.  Prof. Liebman will speak about how the GPL is working with state and local governments to combat homelessness; reform criminal justice, job training, and child welfare systems; transform early childhood education; and redesign procurement processes. He will also discuss the next phase of work for the GPL and opportunities to get involved.

The GPL conducts research on how governments can improve the results they achieve for their citizens. An important part of its research model involves providing pro bono technical assistance to state and local governments. Through this hands-on involvement, the GPL gains insights into the barriers that governments face and the solutions that can overcome these barriers. The GPL is part of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government.

*Lunch will be provided.*

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Innovations in Disaster Management: The Use of Technology in Crisis Response, Humanitarian Relief, and Disaster Recovery
Tuesday, December 6
3:30 - 5:00pm
Ash Center Foyer, Suite 200 North, 124 Mt. Auburn Street

SPEAKERS:

Doug Ahlers, Senior Fellow, Program on Crisis Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; Founder, Broadmoor Project; and Founder, Recupera Chile Project

Vincenzo Bollettino, Director, Resilient Communities Program, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Piyush Tewari, Founder, SaveLIFE Foundation, and HKS Mid-Career (2017)

Moderated by Dutch Leonard, Faculty Co-Director Program on Crisis Leadership; George F. Baker Jr. Professor of Public Management (HKS); and Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration (HBS)

Technology holds great promise for improving policymakers’ and practitioners’ abilities to quickly and effectively provide aid in the face of disaster. In this panel, a group of academics and practitioners will discuss different applications of technology in disaster response, relief, and recovery, exploring the benefits and challenges of harnessing the power of technology to confront and overcome major crises.

Organized by the Program on Crisis Leadership (Ash and Taubman Centers) and the Crisis Management PIC at Harvard Kennedy School

Email david_giles@hks.harvard.edu with questions regarding the event.

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