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Skydeck Live: The Science of a Meaningful Life - Charles Duhigg
Harvard University

Author Charles Duhigg on how we make meaning

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What's behind a resurgence of mumps in the United States?
Harvard University

In the early 21st century there was hope that the success of the mumps vaccine in the United States would pave the way for the eventual elimination of the highly contagious disease. But since 2006 there's actually been a resurgence of mumps. In this week's podcast Yonatan Grad, assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases, explains how the waning effectiveness of the vaccine may be contributing to outbreaks of the virus.

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How Chase Sapphire Made Credit Cool for Millennials
Harvard University

The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card was one of the hottest product launches in 2016 enthusiastically received by millennial consumers, a group that had previously eluded JPMorgan Chase and its competitors. Shelle Santana discusses how protagonists Pam Codispoti and Eileen Serra shifted their focus to retaining customers attracted by the one-time signup bonus of 100,000 reward points and on acquiring new customers now that the bonus had been reduced.

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Robin Bernstein Brings Slave Narrative Into the Open
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Professor of African and African American Studies discusses the life of Jane Clark, a slave who freed herself and documented the story about the Underground Railroad, with Dean of Arts And Humanities Robin Kelsey

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My First Job: Selling Shoes, Surviving Black Monday, and Shaped by Chicken Lenses
Harvard University

Alumni share stories, strategies, and lessons learned from their first experience with the world of work

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Engaging Voters of All Ages | AshCast
Harvard University

On Friday, June 8, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard’s Institute of Politics, and the AARP hosted a panel discussion on voting trends and efforts to increase turnout for voters of all ages in this critical election year. The event, titled, “Engaging Voters of All Ages” featured Miles Rapoport, Ash Center Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, Nancy LeaMond, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, AARP; Mayor Lydia Mihalik, of Findlay, Ohio; and Mayor Levar Stoney, of Richmond, Virginia.

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Taking the Job No One Wants: Lessons in Leadership
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Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic, President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, discusses what it’s like to lead an $8 billion medical system, the challenging roles that he’s taken on in his career, and his top leadership strategies on the Voices in Leadership program on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

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A conversation with former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter | AshCast
Harvard University

On Monday, April 30, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and the Institute of Politics hosted a conversation with former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. David Margalit, Executive Program Director for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, moderated.

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Full Participation: Making Every Voice Count | AshCast
Harvard University

On Monday, April 30, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation co-sponsored a JFK Jr. Forum event titled, “Full Participation: Making Every Voice Count.” Eric Holder, former United States Attorney General and current parter at Covington and Burning, spoke. Archon Fung, HKS Academic Dean and Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, moderated.

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A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance | AshCast
Harvard University

On Wednesday, April 18, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation hosted a book talk with Professor Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard Kennedy School, for a discussion of his latest book, "A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance." Emily Rueb, a reporter for the New York Times and a 2018 Nieman Fellow, served as a respondent. Anthony Saich, Ash Center Director, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, moderated

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How Can Transparency and Technology Improve our Health? | AshCast
Harvard University

On Friday, May 11, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation hosted a Community Speaker Series event titled, “From Online Patient Communities to OpenNotes: How Can Transparency and Technology Improve our Health?” Elena Fagotto, Transparency Policy Project Director of Research, Ash Center; Archon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government; and Jan Walker, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Research Faculty in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Co-Founder of OpenNotes, discussed using technology to enable better transparency in patient health data.

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A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance | AshCast
Harvard University

On Wednesday, April 18, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation hosted a book talk with Professor Stephen Goldsmith, Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard Kennedy School, for a discussion of his latest book, "A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance." Emily Rueb, a reporter for the New York Times and a 2018 Nieman Fellow, served as a respondent. Anthony Saich, Ash Center Director, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, moderated

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Full Participation: Making Every Voice Count | AshCast
Harvard University

On Monday, April 30, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation co-sponsored a JFK Jr. Forum event titled, “Full Participation: Making Every Voice Count.” Eric Holder, former United States Attorney General and current parter at Covington and Burning, spoke. Archon Fung, HKS Academic Dean and Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, moderated.

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How Can Transparency and Technology Improve our Health? | AshCast
Harvard University

On Friday, May 11, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation hosted a Community Speaker Series event titled, “From Online Patient Communities to OpenNotes: How Can Transparency and Technology Improve our Health?” Elena Fagotto, Transparency Policy Project Director of Research, Ash Center; Archon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government; and Jan Walker, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Research Faculty in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Co-Founder of OpenNotes, discussed using technology to enable better transparency in patient health data.

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How Can Transparency and Technology Improve our Health? | AshCast
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On Friday, May 11, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation hosted a Community Speaker Series event titled, “From Online Patient Communities to OpenNotes: How Can Transparency and Technology Improve our Health?” Elena Fagotto, Transparency Policy Project Director of Research, Ash Center; Archon Fung, Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government; and Jan Walker, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Research Faculty in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Co-Founder of OpenNotes, discussed using technology to enable better transparency in patient health data.

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Party Systems in Latin America | AshCast
Harvard University

On March 19, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation hosted a book talk with Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies and the Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program, author of Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse. Candelaria Garay, Associate Professor of Public Policy; Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and the Faculty Chair of the Brazil Studies Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; and Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University; served as respondents. Anthony Saich, Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, moderated.

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Islamist Emergence and Mobilization in Central Asia | AshCast
Harvard University

On Thursday, April 19, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation hosted a Democracy in Hard Places seminar titled, “Islamist Emergence and Mobilization in Central Asia: Muslim Democrats and Militant Jihadis.” Kathleen Collins, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Political Science, spoke. Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, moderated.

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Understanding Wellness with Patient-Centered Research
Harvard University

Symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression can be all too familiar to some. Still, there is much to be learned about the brain. Listen now as Roscoe Brady, of McLean Hospital, explains his imaging research that is leading his team to better understanding how the brain differs in states of mania and wellness.

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Radosław Sikorski on the Rise of Right-wing Nationalism, Russia, and Gastrodiplomacy
Harvard University

Radosław Sikorski (@sikorskiradek), former Foreign Minister and Defense Minister of Poland and a Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about the rise of right-wing nationalism, Russia, and gastrodiplomacy. Subscribe to the Belfer Center’s YouTube channel for a new episode of Office Hours each month! Subscribe to the podcast: http://hvrd.me/K2K330e5mfD Watch highlights from this interview on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp1QSxtgPnf5jtL09yzdIlpSuNMOijtm9 More about Radosław Sikorski: https://www.belfercenter.org/person/radoslaw-sikorski Belfer Center website: http://www.belfercenter.org Listen to the full interview: http://hvrd.me/jeMZ30e5mj1

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Finding Freedom from Eating Disorders - Lindsay Ronga
Harvard University

Lindsay Ronga suffered from a severe eating disorder for seven years before eventually finding a path to successful recovery. Now, as a recovery coach, she wants to let people know that they are not alone—and there are other treatment options.

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