Ash Community Speaker Series -- The Politics of Visibility: Local Elections and Democratic Representation in Brazil
Friday, March 29th, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ash Community Speaker Series -- The Politics of Visibility: Local Elections and Democratic Representation in Brazil

Location:
124 Mt. Auburn - Suite 200N Foyer
Do local elections promote responsive governance in the global south? In this talk, Peter Johannessen, Ash Center Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow, AY 2018-2020, will draw on evidence from Brazil to illustrate how local elections can undermine policy responsiveness in highly decentralized contexts. He will demonstrate that voters can unwittingly push mayors to prioritize highly visible infrastructure projects at the expense of less visible – but potentially more effective – policies. Lunch will be served.
CID Speaker Series: Tackling Poverty Through Diplomacy
Friday, March 29th, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CID Speaker Series: Tackling Poverty Through Diplomacy

Location:
Bell Hall (Belfer Building, 5th floor)
Fatema Sumar, Vice President of Global Programs, Oxfam
Fatema will draw on her experiences as a diplomat and development leader and offer case “samples” from her experiences.
The Local Impacts of Global Outsourcing
Friday, March 29th, 2019 | 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

The Local Impacts of Global Outsourcing

Location:
Joint Center for Housing Studies, 1 Bow Street, Ste. 400
Explore the interplay of economic development and urban planning in rapidly urbanizing regions in E. and S.E. Asia.
10th Annual Africa Development Conference
Friday, March 29th, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM

10th Annual Africa Development Conference

NEW GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT; Creating Our Desired Future Together The conference seeks to respond to the recent strategic geo-political shifts in engagement of major global economic powers with the continent.