David Deming

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management has selected David Deming, professor at HKS and HGSE, as the recipient of the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize for his contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management, particularly in the research areas of secondary education, employment training, and job skills.

Read the HKS Press release.
Read more on the APPAM website. 

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Mondays from 12:00 – 1:30 PM 
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This John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum event, featured Harvard Kennedy School faculty discussing the importance of voting in a healthy democracy and how to increase voter participation.

Speakers: Cornell Brooks, Alex Keyssar, Kathryn Sikkink

Moderator: Archon Fung

Watch the Forum event video.

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Harvard Kennedy School is proud to participate in the Harvard Votes Challenge, a university-wide competition between participating schools that seeks to increase voter registration among eligible students. As a school devoted to public service and good governance, we aim high when it comes to democracy. This fall, HKS aims to sign up 90 percent of eligible students to register to vote through TurboVote.

Whether you are already registered or registering in a new place, HKS needs every eligible student to sign up through TurboVote in order to be counted towards the 90 percent goal.

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The center's research & teaching focuses on domestic public policy topics: inequality and mobility, urban poverty, criminal justice, education, child welfare, health policy, immigration, history and race, American Indian economic development, and labor.


Professor David Deming to Receive 2018 David N. Kershaw Award
Harvard Kennedy School, September 11, 2018
David J. Deming has been selected to receive the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s David N. Kershaw Award for his contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management.  Deming has conducted extensive research in the areas of secondary education and employment training and job skills. He co-directs the Center’s Inequality & Social Policy Program and is a professor at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Education.

WH insists Trump’s no racist as he vilifies another minority
The Washington Post, August 14, 2018
A former senior White House official, Omarosa Manigault Newman, is in a public clash alleging the President uses racist and sexist language, while the White House strongly denies it. 
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

Why Omarosa's claims against the White House matter
MSNBC (video), August 13, 2018
Harvard Assistant Professor of Public Policy Leah Wright Rigueur speaks with Ali Velshi about how the White House responds to issues of civil rights, people of color and gender issues.
Broadcast interview: Leah Wright Rigueur

Americans skeptical of Trump’s drug plan — if they’ve even heard of it
Only 27 percent of adults say they know about Trump’s prescription drug plan. Of that group, just 37 percent believe it will lower the prices Medicare pays for prescription drugs while 42 percent think it will accomplish the task for the country overall.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

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