The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced its 2010-11 student and executive fellows. The center welcomed both graduate and postdoctoral students along with executives and government officials, who will expand upon research related to innovation and democratic governance during the academic year.
“We are pleased to welcome such an impressive group of academics, business executives, and government officials to the Ash Center this year,” said Anthony Saich, director of the Ash Center. “From low carbon policies in China to social justice in West Africa, the research this year’s fellows will explore is as diverse as the experiences they bring to the center. We look forward to supporting them during their academic careers at HKS, and building upon their creative scholarship to foster more dialogue about democratic governance and innovation.”
The fellowships awarded include the inaugural Democracy Fellowship, which supports doctoral and postdoctoral students with scholarship focused on democratic governance; the Ford Foundation Mason Fellowship, which recognizes individuals who have a strong commitment to the principles of democratic governance and public service; the Roy and Lila Ash Fellowship in Democracy, awarded annually to students who demonstrate a strong interest in the overarching questions of democratic governance; and the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia Fellows, which provides academics, government officials, and business executives from across Asia the opportunity to pursue independent research projects on a range of issues.
For the complete list of winners, visit the center’s website.