Join us for our Travel Talk with a lecture presented by William C. Kirby AM ‘74, PHD ‘81.
German universities defined academic excellence in the 19th century. American universities came to set global standards in the 20th century. What, then, are the prospects for China to lead the world of universities in the 21st century?
This talk, based on Professor Kirby’s forthcoming book, The World of Universities, will take us on a global tour: from Berlin to Boston to Berkeley to Beijing and beyond. We will conclude with the question: Can Harvard still lead?
The Free State of Bavaria was established in November 1918 by the Berlin Jewish socialist Kurt Eisner. After his assassination in February 1919, Bavaria went through political infighting. Jewish politicians were also prominent in two short-lived efforts to establish a socialist Soviet republic in Bavaria. Following their failure, the conservative government of Bavaria identified Jews with left-wing radicalism. Munich became a hotbed of right-wing extremism, with synagogues under attack and Jews physically assaulted in the streets.
This panel will present academic and grassroots research about the impacts of speculation with farmlands in Brazil by international pension funds and endowment funds, as in the case of TIAA and Harvard University. Negotiations of farmland as a financial asset cause deforestation of the Cerrado biome, which is the most biodiverse savanna in the world, and intensify violence against indigenous, quilombola (Rural Afro-Brazilian), and peasant communities.
Maria Luisa Mendonça: Research scholar at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics,...
The event, moderated by Bruno Carvalho and Diane Davis, will bring together perspectives from different regions of the globe. AbdouMaliq Simone, Eric Klinenberg, and Hiba Bou Akar will present their views of the connections between the ongoing pandemic and urbanization. They will respond to questions from the moderators as well as attendees. Audience members will have a chance to present questions to the speakers during the event, and in advance at registration.