Elsewhere at Harvard

2021 May 12

The Rise of China in the World of Universities

3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)
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?

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2021 May 06

"An Unspeakable Jewish Tragedy" – Jews, the Munich Revolution, and the Rise of Nazism

12:30pm to 1:45pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

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 seminar will discuss the Jewish...

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2021 May 03

Imagining Urban Futures / During, Despite, and Beyond the Pandemic

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

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.

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2021 May 06

Combating Racism in Europe: What Role do Legislators Play?

10:15am to 11:15am

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Speakers: 
Christiane Taubira
Minister of Justice of France (2012-2016)

Aminata Touré
Vice President, Schleswig-Holstein Parliament

Chair:
Mary D. Lewis
Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

When George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis last year, Black Lives...

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2021 May 04

Financialization of Farmland, Environmental Destruction, and Land Rights: TIAA and Harvard Investments in Brazil and Beyond

12:00pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

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.

Panelists:

Maria Luisa Mendonça: Research scholar at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics,...

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2021 Apr 19

ARTS FIRST Festival

Mon Apr 19 (All day) to Fri Apr 30 (All day)

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Online

Welcome to the annual ARTS FIRST Festival, which celebrates the artmaking of all members of the Harvard Community. This year, our virtual program, produced by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, welcomes artists and audiences worldwide to experience video performances by Harvard students, faculty and alumni/ae, presented in spaces on campus, outdoors around Cambridge and across the globe.

Join us April 19-30 for live events and dynamic student showcases celebrating a wide variety of music, dance, theater and additional art – plus three nights of conversations with past Harvard...

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2021 Apr 23

'Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019' Panel Discussion

1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Register in advance for this webinar: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iGSEDzTmTla0KBROgrcC7g

Panel Discussion with:

  • Keisha N. Blain, University of Pittsburgh
  • Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard University

Moderated by Jarvis R. Givens, Harvard University

Part of the W. E. B. Du Bois...

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2021 Apr 19

Feeding Family and Community: African American Women Farmers and the Long Fight for Environmental Justice in the Midwest, 1790-2021

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Moderator: Allison Puglisi (Harvard University)

Opening Remarks: sadada (embodied healing justice teacher, nipmc)

Roundtable:
Christy Clark-Pujara (Dept of Afro-American Studies, UW Madison)
Anna-lisa Cox (Hutchins Center, Harvard University),

Diane Miller (National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, National Park Service)
Barbara Norman (Farmer and Founder of S.M.A.R.T.)

Shakara Tyler (Detroit Black Community Food Security Network)

Monica White (Dept. of Community & Environmental Sociology, UW Madison)

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2021 Apr 21

Debating Democracy, Then and Now: Reflections on a Contested Concept

1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

Even in a highly polarized era, many Americans agree that democracy is the essence of the American experience; they just can’t agree on what democracy is. Join the Minnesota Humanities Center for a facilitated panel discussion surrounding major debates, disagreements, and practices which have animated democracy from colonial times to the present. Reflect on what democracy means to you and who it is for, as these experts on history, philosophy, and institutions of self-government discuss their insights. Engage with panelists and fellow participants by asking questions and sharing thoughts...

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2021 Apr 22

WIGH Fellows Presentation: Michael Borsk, "From the Ground Up: Mapping an Approach to Property Formation in Settler Colonies"

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

"From the Ground Up: Mapping an Approach to Property Formation in Settler Colonies"
Michael Borsk, WIGH Global Fellow; PhD Candidate in History, Queen's University, Canada

Chair: Charles Maier, Research Professor of History, Harvard University

What - and where - is property in settler colonies? Taking the work of British and American land surveyors in the Great Lakes region together with the literature on law, colonialism, and state formation, this paper maps a new approach to...

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2021 Apr 19

History of Global Capitalism Student Presentations

3:45pm to 5:45pm

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Zoom (registration required)

History of Global Capitalism Student Presentations

"A British Slaveowner in Suriname: Trans-imperial Plantation Politics and the Creation of the Second Slavery"
Marten Dondorp, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University
Commentator: Valerie Werder, PhD Candidate in Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Harvard University

"Quantifying Rural Surplus Labor in China: Economic Thought in the Reform Era"
Ziwei Zhang, PhD...

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