I am Steve Kelman, Harvard Kennedy School professor. I do research on improving government performance and am interested in China. This blog will reprint many of my Facebook posts in these areas.

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Setting up new blog, called “Kelman on politics, culture, and life,” will share many posts from my Facebook page. Complements my existing blog on government management appearing at fcw.com,

The Lectern — http://fcw.com/blogs/lectern/list/blog-list.aspx

The link to my new blog is https://stevekelman.substack.com/

Enjoy! Comments welcome.


Sending friends warm wishes for #BastilleDay2021. Like the Fourth of July in the US, this is an international celebration for freedom and human rights.


#Student council at #Dickinson College voted to ban the sale of #Sabra brand #hummus on campus. Unfortunately for this ill willed effort, Sabra is not #Israeli but an American company owned I believe by PepsiCo


On July 1, 1997, when #HongKong was handed over to #China, Jiang Zemin vowed that Beijing will honor Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms, including freedom of speech, freedom of the #press, freedom of association and assembly. Today, Xi Jinping has taken all of it all away.


Top 2 candidates in #Democratic primary in #NewYork for mayor are former police officer and public #Management wonk involved in #garbage collection.


Times reports woman in #Hongkong who visited site where person stabbed Hong-Kong police officer to place flowers was stopped and searched by police, and her personal information taken.


China has abruptly shut down the WeChat accounts of dozens of University based LGBT organizations. An official interviewed in the South China Morning Post said China was trying to stop the spread of identity politics there.


Editorial in #Sweden leading paper: “#China’s ruling Communist party trying to turn whole world in authoritarian, anti-democratic direction — make more like China. The party uses Western openness to undermine West and crush democracy.” Strong words.

Steve Kelman

Harvard Kennedy School professor, does research on improving government performance. also strong amateur interest in China and learning Chinese

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