Barbara Comstock: A Woman in the Arena
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 | 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Barbara Comstock: A Woman in the Arena

Location:
L-166 IOP CONFERENCE ROOM
Former Representative Barbara Comstock leads a weekly Study Group entitled "A Woman in the Arena."
Is Opportunity Knocking: Can Opportunity Zones Aid Distressed Neighborhoods?
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Is Opportunity Knocking: Can Opportunity Zones Aid Distressed Neighborhoods?

Location:
Bell Hall (Belfer Building, 5th floor)
With the right regulations and guardrails in place, Opportunity Zones might catalyze inclusive economic growth in some of the nation’s most distressed neighborhoods. Laurel Blatchford, President of Enterprise Community Partners, comes to the Harvard Kenne
Nuclear Waste Management in the Near Long-Term
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Nuclear Waste Management in the Near Long-Term

Location:
L-324 FAINSOD ROOM
Nuclear waste is a toxic, radioactive, and long-lasting byproduct to the generation of nuclear energy. It must be disposed of safely and ethically, ensuring that it will be isolated from the biosphere for millennia. Although burying nuclear waste in an underground repository has been extensively researched since the concept was proposed in the 1950s, the safe and ethical disposal of nuclear waste has not been successfully demonstrated anywhere in the world.
Michael Zeldin: Congressional Oversight
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 | 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Michael Zeldin: Congressional Oversight

Location:
L-163 FACULTY DINING ROOM
What is the role of Congress -- from Watergate to Whitewater to the Mueller investigation?
The Art of Happiness
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 | 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

The Art of Happiness

Location:
WEX-436 Large Classroom
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Global Colorism
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Global Colorism

Location:
R-414AB David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab
Seminar Series
Book Talk — Playing by the Informal Rules: Why the Chinese Regime Remains Stable despite Rising Protests
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Book Talk — Playing by the Informal Rules: Why the Chinese Regime Remains Stable despite Rising Protests

Location:
124 Mt. Auburn - Suite 200N Foyer
Join us and Harvard's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies for a discussion with Yao Li, China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center, author of Playing by the Informal Rules Why the Chinese Regime Remains Stable despite Rising Protests. Elizabeth Plantan, China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center, will serve as a respondent. Anthony Saich, Ash Center Director, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, HKS, will moderate.
The Original Gig Economy: Domestic Work and Innovation for the Future of Work
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Original Gig Economy: Domestic Work and Innovation for the Future of Work

Location:
T-135 CPL DARMAN SEMINAR ROOM
The emergence of new and disruptive technologies (i.e. AI, blockchain, 3D printing, and VR/AR, etc.) is rapidly shifting how we work and how we think about work. While technologies have enabled significant advancements in productivity and quickly scaled across industries, they have also drastically changed the way the informal market operates.
Women and the Holy City: Gender and Contested Sacred Space in Jerusalem
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Women and the Holy City: Gender and Contested Sacred Space in Jerusalem

Location:
Wexner 434A, Harvard Kennedy School
A seminar with Lihi Ben Shitrit, MEI Research Fellow and Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia. Moderated by Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, HKS and MEI Faculty Chair.
DC Metro Case Competition
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

DC Metro Case Competition

Location:
Bell Hall
Join the City & Local PIC, Management Consulting PIC, OCA, and DC Metro on Thursday, February 21st from 600PM - 830PM in Bell Hall. Teams of 1-4 students will compete to earn a top spot and help DC Metro upgrade customer experience and improve its financial footing by creating "Stations of the Future" in this case competition. To receive the full case, students should email COO-STIN_CaseCompetition@wmata.com Top teams will present recommendations to a panel of DC Metro judges. The winning team will receive a prize and the opportunity to present to DC Metro's Chief Operating Officer.
Organizing for Now and a Lifetime
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Organizing for Now and a Lifetime

Location:
L-150 TRUSTMAN
Join us for an intergenerational conversation about community organizing with Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School; Heather Booth, founder of the Midwest Academy and JANE Collective; and Zienab Abdelgany, organizer with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization. Drawing on decades of their collective experience, the group will discuss and share stories about developing strategy, the relationship between mobilizing and organizing, and working in social change for the long haul.
Ash Community Speaker Series: China's Role in the Greater Mekong Basin
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Ash Community Speaker Series: China's Role in the Greater Mekong Basin

Location:
124 Mt. Auburn - Suite 200N Foyer
Join us for a conversation with Malcom McPherson, Ash Senior Research Associate, about China's role in promoting transboundary resource management in the Greater Mekong Basin. Lunch will be served. The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students, faculty, fellows, and alumni whose research or other academic work is supported by the Ash Center.
Defining Suburbia: The Implications of Differing Approaches
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Defining Suburbia: The Implications of Differing Approaches

Location:
Joint Center for Housing Studies, 1 Bow Street, Ste. 400
It has become clear that places considered to be suburbs are, in fact, extraordinarily diverse, including many that have characteristics traditionally associated with “urban” areas. In response, many planners, policy makers, and scholars have been trying
Race, Media and Politics
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Race, Media and Politics

Location:
L-145 JOHN F. KENNEDY JR. FORUM
A conversation with Don Lemon on the intersection of race, media, and politics.
Conference on Poverty and Inequality
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Conference on Poverty and Inequality

The Conference on Poverty and Inequality is a student-run conference at the Harvard Kennedy School that focuses on social issues, public policy, and community activism relating to social and economic inequality in the United States.