'Fixing Congress' Panel Discussion and Reception
Friday, March 20, 2015 from 5:15 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the HKS Alumni Network of San Francisco invite you to a kickoff panel for the San Francisco #Hack4Congress “Not Just for Technologists” hackathon. The panel will address key structural problems that undermine the efficacy of Congress and explore solutions for improving the lawmaking process in addition to better to facilitating cross-partisan dialogue, and modernizing congressional participation. Panelists will also discuss the prospects and strategies for integrating technology into the operations of Congress today.
Panel from approximately 5:15-7pm with a reception to follow from 7-8pm.
Co-organized by the HKS Alumni Network of San Francisco, the Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement (CCDE) at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, the OpenGov Foundation and POPVOX.
Archon Fung, Academic Dean and Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy & Citizenship, Harvard Kennedy School (Moderator)
Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative (D-CA)
George Miller, Former U.S. Representative (D-CA)
Elliot Schrage, Vice President of Communications and Public Policy, Facebook
Marci Harris, Founder and CEO, POPVOX
#Hack4Congress is an intensive, multi-day event where you will collaborate with people of different disciplines, interests and expertise to help build new digital tools, policy innovations, and other innovative solutions to address the growing dysfunction in Congress. More information at Hack4Congress.org.
When & Where
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the HKS Alumni Network of San Francisco
The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation advances excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion. The Ford Foundation is a founding donor of the Center. Three major programs support our mission: the Program on Democratic Governance, the Innovations in Government Program; and the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia.
The mission of the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Alumni Network of the San Francisco Bay Area is to foster mutually beneficial relationships between and among the Harvard Kennedy School and local alumni in the San Francisco/Bay area by creating and promoting alumni engagement opportunities and advancing the mission of the School.