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Ash Center’s 10th Anniversary Series Provides Direction for the Next Ten Years

200x200logoFBshareIn May, the Ash Center concluded its Challenges to Democracy public dialogue series with presentations by the 2015 Innovations in American Government Award finalists. Local government officials, students, and scholars gathered with the Innovation Award finalists for a nuts and bolts conversation on fostering innovation in government. This model of conversation—one that brings together people and ideas unlikely to otherwise connect, in an environment that encourages candid conversation on important yet difficult issues, with an emphasis on finding a way forward—was a true reflection of the Challenges to Democracy series. This post explores some of the series’ highlights and how it will carry forth in the Ash Center’s upcoming work. Read more about all events in the series including associated multimedia such as podcasts, media coverage, photos, and video recordings.
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All the King’s Men: Populism and Frustrating Presidents As Constants In U.S. Politics

On December 6, the Ash Center partnered with the Harvard Film Archive on a screening of the 1949 classic All the King’s Men directed by Robert Rossen. Rossen’s work is being featured in a film series at the Film Archive from November 29 to December 23, 2013. Ash Center Director Tony Saich, the Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, introduced the film with brief remarks capturing the novel, people and places that inspired All the King’s Men. Saich also highlighted compelling connections between democracy today and the life and times of the film’s muse, former Louisiana Governor Huey Long. If you enjoyed this film, you will surely enjoy reading Saich’s remarks reprinted below! Continue reading

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All the King’s Men at Harvard Film Archive: Official Ash Center Poster

Join us for a screening of the 1949 classic All the King’s Men at Harvard Film Archive’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Directed by Robert Rossen, All the King’s Men was based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren chronicling the rise and fall of local politician Willie Stark (based loosely on a former governor of Louisiana named Huey Long). Continue reading

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