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Outside Professional Activities For David King

Unpaid Advisory Board, NGO: Democratic Initiatives for China. Role includes helping founder, and HKS graduate, Jianli Yang, negotiate relationships with State and Local governmental leaders in the United states.  Engagement on a twice-a-month basis throughout the academic year.  This notice was updated in June 2014, and the relationship with Democratic Initiatives for China will presumably continue through AY15.

Unpaid Advisor, Local Government: Boston Election Board.  Periodically review the resumes and backgrounds for the Boston Election Department.  Engagement once per quarter throughout the academic year.  This notice was updated in June 2014, and the relationship with the Boston Election Board will presumably continue through AY15.




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