Data & Donuts
Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Data & Donuts

Location:
HKS Library Commons
Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ash Community Speaker Series — Why Local Democracy Still Matters for Urban Schools

Location:
124 Mt. Auburn - Suite 200N Foyer
Join Ash Center Visting Democracy Fellow Jonathan Collins, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science and Education at Brown University, in discussion about the way that people interact with their municipal governments and their local school boards. Collins will explore how policies and outcomes produced by school boards both begin with the extent to which school boards establish a culture of deliberation with the public - a culture that can be measured.
PDIA in Action: Challenges & Experiences
Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

PDIA in Action: Challenges & Experiences

Location:
R-414AB David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab
Building State Capability (BSC) program uses the Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) approach to help organizations develop the capability to solve complex problems and to implement public policies. PDIA is a process of facilitated emergence which focuses on problems (not solutions) and follows a step by step process (not a rigid plan) that allows for flexible learning and adaptation. In this seminar, Salimah will discuss the challenges and experiences BSC has faced when implementing PDIA in-the-field.
Open Borders, Local Closures: The Politics of Local Responses to Refugee Crises
Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Open Borders, Local Closures: The Politics of Local Responses to Refugee Crises

Location:
L-324 FAINSOD ROOM
A seminar with Lama Mourad, Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. Abstract Mourad's book project analyzes the politics of local responses to the Syrian refugee influx in Lebanon, the largest per capita host of refugees in the world. In broader terms, she asks What are the drivers of state responses to large-scale migration? How do so-called “weak” states manage and govern migrants on their territory? Finally, what explains variation in sub-national migration policies?
Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Landing Amazon HQ2: How Virginia made it happen, and what happens next

Location:
T-520 ALLISON DINING ROOM
The recent Amazon HQ2 “sweepstakes,” with 238 proposals submitted by 54 states, provinces, regions and cities from throughout the US, Canada and Mexico seeking its originally-proposed 50,000 jobs and projected $5 billion in new construction, represents one of the largest economic development deals in history. After narrowing it down to 20 finalists, Amazon made a surprise announcement in deciding to award its prized new headquarters to not one, but two locations Crystal City in Arlington, VA and Long Island City in Queens, New York City.