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Date and Location

October 23, 2023
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM ET
Bloomberg Center For Cities, Taubman 3rd Floor
Recoding America: Why Government is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better Photo

​Governments fail to deliver results when policy is disconnected from the details of implementation. Jennifer Pahlka will discuss an approach that keeps pace with today's pervasively digital world and reclaims government for the people it serves.

Refreshments will be offered and registration is requested.
Co-sponsored by the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy.
This in-person event is open to all Harvard University ID holders.


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Speakers and Presenters

​Jennifer Pahlka, author, "Recoding America," and former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology OfficerModerator: Jorrit de Jong, Emma Bloomberg Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School, and Director, Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University Introduction: Laura Manley, Executive Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy​