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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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In the News: Don’t Dare Call the Health Law ‘Redistribution’

On December 15, the Ash Center is collaborating with the American Repertory Theater on its performance of The Heart of Robin Hood. The legend of Robin Hood and his band of outlaws, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, is perhaps the most well-known symbol of  economic redistribution. Following the performance, Archon Fung will discuss  the fight for economic justice in Boston with Steve Meacham, Organizing Coordinator of City Life/Vida Urbana.

Meanwhile, John Harwood reports for the New York Times on the political toxicity of the word redistribution in the Obama Administration. Continue reading

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