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September 2019

Hong Kong: the Future of One Country, Two Systems

Hong Kong: the Future of One Country, Two Systems

Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building
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Join Ash Center Director Tony Saich, along with Shorenstein Center Fellow and New York Times Beijing bureau chief Jane Perlez, and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Political Science Victoria Tin-bor Hui for a discussion in the JFK Jr Forum on Hong Kong: the Future of One Country, Two Systems. You can find more information about the event here. This discussion is sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.…

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Suraj Yengde

Caste Matters

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Wexner 434AB
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Suraj Yengde in conversation with Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, HKS; Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Radcliffe. Suraj Yengde is an award-winning scholar and activist from India. Suraj is the author of the bestselling book Caste Matters, and a postdoctoral fellow for the Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability Initiative at the Shorenstein Center. Suraj is India’s first Dalit Ph.D. holder from an African university (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) in the nation's history, and a published author…

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The Politics of Difference: Race, Technology, and Inclusion

The Politics of Difference: Race, Technology, and Inclusion

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
JFK Jr. Forum, Littauer Building
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This panel brings together experts in the field of race, technology, media, and policy to converse on a range of topics from the recent public upheavals over facial recognition technology, increasing integratation into police and state surveillance tools, and the manipulation of social media to gain a political advantage. In each case, the rhetoric of inclusion and othering frames the public understanding of technology. During this conversation, we aim to look at and evaluate tensions around the development of AI…

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October 2019

Brandi Collins-Dexter

Speaker Series: Brandi Collins-Dexter

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Wexner 434AB
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Brandi Collins-Dexter is the Senior Campaign Director at Color Of Change, where she oversees the media, culture and economic justice team. She has led a number of successful and highly visible campaigns for corporate and government accountability and has also worked extensively with Silicon Valley companies on key corporate policy changes. Collins-Dexter has testified in front of congress on the issue of online privacy, and is a regular commentator in the media on racial justice and tech. While at the Shorenstein…

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Comparative Approaches to Disinformation

Comparative Approaches to Disinformation

Friday, October 4, 2019
9:00 am
- 5:00 pm
Wasserstein (WCC) Milstein East A/B, Harvard Law School
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The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy are pleased to host this workshop on Comparative Approaches to Disinformation at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA on October 4, 2019. This by-invitation workshop will feature scholars from around the world discussing their research on the prevalence, impact, and diffusion of disinformation. The presentations will cover new theoretical and empirical contributions to existing bodies of knowledge in this area, offer comparative perspectives…

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White Fragility

White Fragility

Friday, October 4, 2019
12:00 pm
- 1:30 pm
Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, 4th Floor
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Join us for a talk with Dr. Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. This talk will provide an overview of the socialization that inculcates white fragility and provide the perspectives and skills needed for white people to build their racial stamina and develop more equitable and just racial norms and practices. This event is for the HKS community, RSVP is required and space is limited. This event is cosponsored…

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Jane Perlez

Speaker Series: Jane Perlez

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Wexner 434AB
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Jane Perlez is a fall 2019 Joan Shorenstein Fellow, and most recently was the bureau chief for The New York Times in Beijing. She has been a long time foreign correspondent for The Times, serving in East Africa, Central Europe, Southeast Asia, and Pakistan. She was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for coverage of Pakistan and Afghanistan. She is married to Raymond Bonner, former foreign correspondent for The New York Times, and author.…

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November 2019

Tara Westover

Speaker Series: Tara Westover

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Wexner 434AB
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Tara Westover is the author of Educated. Tara Westover received her BA from Brigham Young University in 2008 and was subsequently awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned an MPhil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, and in 2010 was a visiting fellow at Harvard University. She then returned to the University of Cambridge, where she was awarded a PhD in history in 2014. Her first book, Educated (2018), is a memoir of Westover’s life growing up with her survivalist…

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