Elsewhere at Harvard

2015 Mar 25

Fairbank Center: "Challenging Myths About China's One-Child Policy"

12:30pm to 1:50pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room (S020) | CGIS South | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge, MA

Martin K. Whyte, John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored with Harvard University Asia Center, with generous support from the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund.

2015 Mar 24

Fairbank Center: :"Water and Land: Changing Landscapes in China "

8:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Room S153 | CGIS South | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge, MA

For full information and sessions, see the Fairbank Center website.

This workshop brings together scholars from multiple disciplines to explore China’s changing landscapes across space and time – from a landscape painting exhibited at the imperial capital Kaifeng to the expanding desert around the Yellow River’s Great Bend, from animal pasture in Tibet’s sacred mountains to steamships in the currents of the Yangzi River, from...

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2015 Mar 23

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

12:25pm

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...
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2015 Apr 29

EU Law & Govn't Study Group: "The EU Competition Policy and the European Single Market: A Review 50 Years After "

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room
This lecture aims to present the historical changes and the current challenges of EU Competition Policy. This policy is central to the European Single Market functioning has evolved substantially from the original Council Regulation 17/1962, in order to adapt to the several enlargement processes and the profound changes in European Economies due to technological and social changes in Europe and the emerging of new global economic players as China, India or Brazil.
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2015 Apr 24

Arts & Humanities Research Council: "Conference: Beyond the Western Front in WWI"

2:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. "Ideas and Books: Informational and Literary Warfare"

Introduction: Charles S. Maier (Harvard University)
“Germany in the Ether: News and Propaganda around the World,”
Heidi J.S. Tworek (Harvard University)
“The Experimental Gas War on the Eastern Front in June 1915, as depicted in André Malraux’s Les Noyers de l’Altenburg,”
Nicole T.N...
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2015 Apr 16

CES: "A New Magic Mountain: German Prose, Hebrew Modernism and the Central European Sanatorium"

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
Description: The paper situates the Hebrew prose writing of David Vogel within the Central European and German literary context of its inception, with specific attention paid to his first novella, In the Sanatorium. The text, completed in 1926, describes the life and suicide of a tubercular Jewish man who is taking the cure in a southern...
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2015 Apr 16

CES: "Populism in Europe from the Right to the Left"

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room
The past fifteen years have seen a resurgence of populist politics in Europe ranging from parties such as the Front national in France to the left-wing party Podemos in Spain. What is the significance of these movements at a moment of persistent economic malaise, intense popular frustration with unemployment and social inequality, anti-...
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2015 Apr 16

Colloquium for Intellectual History: "The Institution of Meaning: A Defense of Anthropological Holism"

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room
This event will be a panel discussion with one of France’s most innovative philosophers Vincent Descombes about his most recent book The Institutions of Meaning (Harvard 2014). Descombes is also author of The Mind's Provisions (Princeton, 2001), Modern French Philosophy (Cambridge, 1980), and Proust: Philosophy of the Novel...
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2015 Apr 15

CES: "Saving 'The Occident': The Rhetoric of Germany's New Right"

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room

See more on the Mindha De Gunzburg Center for European Studies website.

Political forces like the PEGIDA movement that initiated anti-Islam marches in major German cities, along with the relatively new populist right-wing AFD party, have committed themselves to saving the West from the growing Islamification in Europe. Germany’s new Right is trying to capitalize on fear by fueling Islamophobia among the population. They justify their...
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2015 Apr 15

CES: "From Corporatism to Collaboration. Organizing Economic Interests in Germany and France, 1926 - 1942"

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room

See more on the Minda De Gunzbeurg Center for European Studies Website

Since 1926 a group of influential French and German industrialists met to explore possibilities to organize business relations between the two countries in order to cope with the effects of the First World War. As a consequence private actors adopted tasks of public interest that also involved the questions of reparation payments, disarmament and establishing a...
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