Harvard Kennedy School, Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
About the Event: What difference does it make if more, or fewer, people vote? What difference would it make if the state made people vote? These questions are central both to normative debates about the rights and duties of citizens in a democracy and to contemporary policy debates in a variety of countries over what actions states should take to encourage electoral participation. In this seminar, Professor John Carey will address the phenomenon of compulsory voting and the legal requirements that compel citizens to vote in elections. Specifically, he will focus on a...
What do we know about urban violence in Latin America? How can we prevent it? Enrique Betancourt, former head of Mexico’s National Center for Crime Prevention, discusses his successful efforts to reduce youth violence in Ciudad Juarez – resulting in a 57% decline in homicides –and his work to replicate the effort through Latin America.
Andes and Southern Cone Program / Venezuelan Caucus, Harvard Kennedy School
Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Center for International Development at Harvard, co-authored the contentious article “Should Venezuela Default”, which generated waves among bondholders and politicians alike.
Speaker: Francisco Monaldi, Visiting Professor of Public Policy Roy Family Fellow, Geopolitics of Energy Project Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution set out to champion the poor, investing billions of dollars of oil revenues in social programs. And yet, Venezuela's violent death rate quintupled between 1990 and 2012—a citizen security crisis that has most...
S-020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge Street.
A Whisper To A Roar tells the heroic stories of courageous democracy activists in five countries around the world -- Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe -- who risk it all to bring freedom to their people. From student leaders to prime ministers and heads of state, these activists share their compelling personal stories of struggle, past and present, with their countries' oppressive regimes. Shot over three years, the film was finalized in July 2012.
The viewing will be followed by a discussion with Ben Moses and Yulia Marushevska of the "I am a Ukrainian"...
CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
This panel discussion will provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about the policies and strategies implemented in leading music schools in the US in order to prepare their students for their professional life in highly competitive job markets and in the current music performance and education paradigms.