Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, formerly known as the Ash Institute, was established in 2003 and is part of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Center’s mission is to advance public discussion and public policy research on key issues of democratic governance worldwide, as well as recognize and promote innovations in government that are improving the lives of citizens. The Ford Foundation is a founding donor of the Center.

Harvard Kennedy School

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (also known as Harvard Kennedy School and HKS) is a public policy and public administration school, of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers master's degrees in public policy, public administration, and international development, grants several doctoral degrees, and many executive education programs. It conducts research in subjects relating to politics, government, international affairs, and economics.

Harvard Kennedy School is home to 14 centers, several of which are located at HKS but University-wide.

  • Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
  • Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
  • Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
  • Center for International Development
  • Center for Public Leadership
  • Institute of Politics
  • Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics
  • Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy
  • Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government
  • Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston
  • Taubman Center for State and Local Government
  • Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
  • Joint Center for Housing Studies
  • Women and Public Policy Program
Mobility
  • Go international
Country
America United States New England
Institution type
Foreign Institutions Universities and university institutes