Elsewhere at Harvard

2015 May 13

Fairbank Center: "The China Dream: An Inerpretation of Contemporary Wall Posters" | Frederick William Crook

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street

China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, began to propagate the “China Dream” in 2013.  At this time, Dr. Crook was living in China, cooperating with the China Charity Federation of the Ministry of Civil Affairs to implement charity projects.  He began to observe many wall posters appearing in public spaces from July 2013 onward.  He photographed 272 of these posters which he placed in his collection of 45,000 reports on rural China (1958-2015) and 40,000 plus photographs (1982-2014) now housed in the Brigham Young University Library.  Upon his return to the USA, he began a...

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2015 May 12

Fairbank Center Visiting Scholar Research Presentations

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Room S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
The “Loyalist Myth” and Its Bankruptcy in Late Qing War Literature

Professor Chen Lin, Associate Professor of Chinese literature, Nankai University Read more...

Building Collaborative Climate Risk Governance: Lessons and Opportunities in Cities of China and USA

Dr. Yan Zheng, Associate Research...

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2015 May 05

CMES Master's Thesis Presentations

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

This event is open to the public; no registration required.

CMES Master's Thesis Presentations

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents the CMES Master's Thesis presentations with:

Nora Lessersohn
Armenian Self and Ottoman Society: Christopher Oscanyan's Oriental and Turkish Museum in London (1853-54)
Advisors: Cemal Kafadar, Gulru Necipoglu

Elsien Van Pinxteren
Gender, Parody, and Activism:...

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2015 May 08

Joint Center for History & Economics/Center for the Environment: “Carbon and Its Discontents: The Future of Energy History, a Roundtable Discussion”

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street

Chairs:
Ian J. Miller, Professor, Harvard University
Paul Warde, Lecturer, University of Cambridge

Speakers:

Lisa M. Brady, Professor, Boise State University and editor, Environmental History

Rania Ghosn, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christopher F. Jones, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Edward Melillo, Associate Professor, Amherst College

Sara B. Pritchard, Associate Professor,...

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2015 May 06

The 2015 Harvard Horizons Symposium

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre - Free Tickets at Harvard Box Office

https://www.gsas.harvard.edu/harvard_horizons

Each year, outstanding PhD candidates are chosen as Harvard Horizons Scholars and receive targeted mentoring and coaching designed to enhance their presentation skills. The program will culminate in the Harvard Horizons Symposium on May 6, 2015, where Horizons Scholars will deliver brief, compelling talks about their research from...

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2015 May 15
2015 Apr 29

CES: "Italy During and After the 2008-2009 Crisis. Is it Over? And What are its Country Specific and Euro-area Causes and Impact? | Carolo Cottarelli

12:50pm

The Italian economy has performed very poorly in the aftermath of the 2008-09 global financial crisis. This has reflected a combination of factors, some of them pertaining to the overall Euro-area crisis, some of them Italy-specific. Now Italy seems to be emerging from the crisis, although the recovery is still tentative. Why has Italy suffered so much from the 2008-09 crisis? Has its economic outlook now really improved? And how will policies and developments in the rest of the European Union affect Italy?
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2015 Apr 29

CES: "A Behavioral Theory of Party Change" | Gijs Schumacher

12:50pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
Dr. Gijs Schumacher will present a new theory proposing that party behavior is influenced by current and future electoral performance and expectations of performance formed by historical experience. Contrary to what many existing theories claim, government parties change their electoral program more than opposition parties. Dr. Schumacher will discuss several empirical cases from contemporary Europe that illustrate that particularly parties new to government – such as green, radical right and radical left parties are likely to change. This throws an interesting light on...
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2015 Apr 04

Romance Languages: “The Unbearable Lightness of Bones: Memory, Emotion, and Pedagogy in Patricio Guzmán’s Chile"

4:00pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

 The Annual Raimundo Lida Memorial Lecture

Brad Epps, Professor of Spanish, and Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Cambridge

“The Unbearable Lightness of Bones:

Memory, Emotion, and Pedagogy in Patricio Guzmán’s Chile, la memoria obstinada and Nostalgia de la luz

 ...

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2015 Apr 29

Phillips Academy Andover: A Talk by Dr. Edward Ayers

7:15pm

Location: 

Cochran Chapel, 2 Chapel Ave. Andover, MA

The United States is culminating five years of commemoration of the pivotal events in its history. Dr. Edward Ayers, Civil War scholar and president of the University of Richmond, will explore what we have learned about ourselves and our history during these years, and then offer thoughts about what we still need to learn—and how we might...

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