Outside of Harvard

2017 Mar 24

Boston College: Jeffrey Sachs:  Economics and Ethics for the Anthropocene

4:30pm

Location: 

Devlin Hall, Room 008. Boston College, 140 commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA

 

The Boston College Lowell Humanities Series will present:

Jeffrey Sachs: 
Economics and Ethics for the Anthropocene
Friday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Devlin Hall, Room 008

Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership, and has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most...

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2017 Mar 31

BCC: Crimes Against Humanity: A Conference on Native American Genocide (Conference)

8:30am to 3:00pm

Location: 

Jackson Arts Center Auditorium, Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Keynote Address : History of Violence, The Violence of History: Native American Genocide

Dr. Karl Jacoby, Ph. D.

Dr. Jacoby is a History Professor at Columbia University, an author, and a specialist in environmental, borderland, and Native American history. His books include Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves and the Hidden History of American Conservation and Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History.  

Discussion Panel : Native American Voices on Genocide

Featuring:
Linda Coombs...

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2017 Mar 15

BU: Radio ‘Apostles’: AcciónCultural Popular, Rural Development, and the Cold War in Colombia,1947-1974 | Mary Roldán

5:30pm

Location: 

CAS B12. Boston University

 

Mary Roldán, Professor of Latin American History, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Catholic organization ACPO and its radio station Radio Sutatenza trained peasant leaders to do rural outreach in the wake of violence.  Reworking religion, gender, politics, and the material reality of what it means to do development work, these ACPO-trained “apostles” tried to model a different kind of masculinity that was not about swagger and intimidation, but rather reason, tolerance, and persuasion.

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2017 Jan 30

Hutchins Center: Free tickets for screening of "Birth of a Movement"

6:30pm

Location: 

Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

 

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DESCRIPTION

In 1915, Boston-based African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s groundbreaking but notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly The Birth of a Nation, unleashing a fight...

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2017 Feb 07

Mass Historical Society: The Coromantee War in Jamaica: Charting the Course of an Atlantic Slave Revolt

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street , Boston

Vincent Brown, Harvard UniversityComment: Malick Ghachem, MIT

Drawn from Brown’s current book project, this essay will discuss African diasporic warfare in the Americas. It puts the Jamaican Revolt of 1760-61 in the context of a dramatic series of 17th- and 18th-century revolts and conspiracies that were staged by enslaved Africans from the Gold Coast, known widely as “Coromantees."

Seminars...

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2017 Jan 10

Mass Historical Society: Sex in the Reeds: Disciplining Nature and Cultivating Virtue in the Back Bay Fens

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Zachary Nowak, Harvard University  Comment: Phyllis Andersen, Independent Scholar

With the introduction of discourse about “invasive exotic species” in the 1980s, the reason for the removal of reeds planted along the Muddy River shifted, from socio-sexual disapproval of illicit activities to “ecoxenophobia.” This essay aims to historicize “exotic” species to show that their labeling as such is a...

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2016 Nov 29

BC: PANEL: Four Centuries of Jesuit History in China | Menegon | Afinogenov | Pieragastini

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Boston College, Chestnut Hill Campus Stokes Hall North, Room N203, Chestnut Hill, MA

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Boston College Asian Studies Program

This panel presents new editions from the Institute of Jesuit Sources and other recent work on the deep engagement of the Jesuits with China, from the early modern to the modern period. Come to learn about late Ming philosophical debates, daily life in Qing Beijing, and church-state relations in modern Shanghai!

 

Speakers: 

Eugenio Menegon  (Boston University & IAJS-Boston...

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2016 Nov 18

BU: ISIS Crisis and the Broken Politics of the Middle East

12:00pm

Location: 

Boston University, 121 Bay State Rd., Boston, MA

 

with Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle East Politics at the University of Denver School of International Studies

 

This lecture grapples with questions surrounding recent turmoil in the Arab-Islamic world. Do the “wars of religion” run their course, or...

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2016 Nov 17

Cambridge Historical Society: "Housing for All?" 3-Part Symposium

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch

'HOUSING FOR ALL?' 3-PART SYMPOSIUM

-a new initiative by the CHS, meeting you in the City

This fall, the Cambridge Historical Society presents 3 conversations

about the past, present, and future of affordable housing in Cambridge. The question, 'Housing for All?' will be posed to knowledgeable experts and to Cantabrigians like you. Bring your stories and questions to the conversations. 

Conversation 3, "How do we achieve the affordable city?" 

Thursday 11/17, 6-8pm, Cambridge Public Library...

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