Elsewhere at Harvard

2015 Mar 26

CES: "The Violence of Good Intentions" | Laurie McIntosh

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Cabot Room, Busch Hall
Professor McIntosh will speak about her current book manuscript "Living Together in Uncertainty: Difference and Ambivalence in the ‘New’ Norway." In this book, McIntosh considers the years before and after the brutal 2011 massacre of 77 people by a far-right extremist. She examines the ways forty years of rising anti-immigrant sentiment and mainstreaming of nationalist ideologies have come to frame current debates about the failure of multiculturalism, race, gender, and the erosion of Nordic social solidarity. As the citizens of this ‘good society’...
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2015 Mar 23

CES: "Why do Capitalist Societies Have a Problem with Financial Profits?" | Sascha Muennich

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Cabot Room, Busch Hall
During and after the financial crisis of 2008 and the following ‘Great Recession’ we have witnessed a strong return of anti-capitalist sentiments and arguments in public media as well as parliaments, sometimes even among economists and market experts. What became visible in those public debates was an intense debate on the legitimacy and/or moral appropriateness of certain forms of financial profits - mostly profits drawn from highly leveraged transactions that consisted of monetary exchange of future expectations that shows high similarity to...
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2015 Apr 29

CES: Mountains, Continents, Economics and Religion: Four Ways to Think about European History

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman Room
This panel, “Mountains, Continents, Economics and Religion: Four Ways to Think about European History,” features works-in-progress from graduate students in the History Department. These four historians will share claims drawn from their dissertation research about modern Europe. The discussion will encompass mountaineering in an internationalist framework; the mobilization of Europe as a concept in the service of energy projects; the relations between twentieth-century political economy and international economic projects; and twentieth-century religion at the intersection of public and...
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2015 Mar 26

Kennedy School: "Accounting, Accountability, and the Struggle for Nation-Building" | Jacob Soll

4:10pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Carr Conference Room, Rubenstein Hall Rm. 219, Harvard Kennedy School

The Harvard Seminar on History and Policy Presents:

"Accounting, Accountability, and the Struggle for Nation-Building"

Jacob Soll, Professor of History and Accounting,
University of Southern California
Comment: Alex Keyssar
Professor of History and Social Policy,
Harvard Kennedy School
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Coffee and Refreshments will be available
*** http://www.hks.harvard.edu/history-policy

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2015 Apr 09

Center for Ethics: "From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men" | Tyrone Hayes

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Milstein East C, Harvard Law School

In addition to describing the effects of atrazine on reproductive development and function and the impacts on wildlife, Professor Hayes will discuss the manufacturer's repeated attempts to discredit his work, their personal attacks, and the EPA's role in keeping the herbicide on the market.

Tyrone B. Hayes was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, where he developed his love for biology. He received his Bachelor's degree...

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2015 Mar 31

Center for Ethics: "American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

Cosponsored with the Government Accountability Project and the Center for Public Interest Careers at Harvard College

Over the past several years, the American media have sharply increased their coverage of scandals that have been brought to light by whistleblowers, including NSA spying, banking fraud, contaminated food, and nuclear safety risks. There has never been a more important time to learn about the important role...

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2015 Mar 12

Center for Ethics: "Apolitical Animals: From Machiavelli to Morris Fiorina" | Russell Muirhead

5:30pm

Location: 

Austin 101 East Harvard Law School 1515 Masssachusetts Avenue

Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics":

Public Lecture Series 2014-15
"Apolitical Animals: From Machiavelli to Morris Fiorina"
Russell Muirhead
Robert Clements Professor of Democracy and Politics, Dartmouth College

A powerful, almost irresistible strain of modern political theory invites us to see 'the people' as defined by a common-sense interest in security, prosperity, and fairness. In this image, popular common-sense might rule, were it not for the corrupting effects of political animals - partisans, defined by their irrational...

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2015 Mar 27

Center for Ethics: "HACKING iCORRUPTION" - 2 day seminar

Fri - Sun, Mar 27 to Mar 29, 6:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

MIT Media Lab Building E14 Third Floor Atrium 75 Amherst Street

Presented by: Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and MIT Center for Civic Media

Over the last five years, hundreds of researchers, journalists, activists, and scholars from a variety of fields have come together at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, under the direction of Lawrence Lessig, to investigate, map, and find solutions for institutional corruption around the world. After five years of research and reporting, we need your help in translating this work from the academic...

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2015 Mar 11

Hutchins Center: "Where There is Fire, There is Politics": Material Life and Ungovernability in Urban South Africa | Kerry Chance

12:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Kerry Chance

Independent Scholar in Anthropology

Fellow’s Bio

 "Where There is Fire, There is Politics": Material Life and Ungovernability in Urban South Africa

 Free and open to the public. 

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2015 Mar 10

Hutchins Center: A Harvard University Encounter with Princess Nokia’s Afro-futurism and Urban Feminism

4:30pm

Location: 

Hiphop Archive & Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, 104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R, Cambridge, MA

A Harvard University Encounter with Princess Nokia’s Afro-futurism and Urban Feminism 

Nuyorican urban feminist Hiphop artist, Princess Nokia, comes to Harvard with her female punk energy, spiritual mysticism, and enigmatic musicality. This independent musician hosts her own weekly radio show, “The Smart Girl Club,” and will discuss her artistic activism and her animé­‐inspired hacker girl character, Princess Nokia. We will screen the director’s cut of her recently released music video, “Young Girls,” from her debut album Metallic Butterfly (...

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2015 Mar 09

Hutchins Center: "Neutrality, Commercial Circulations and Legal Identities in the Revolutionary Caribbean: Between Saint-Domingue and the United States" | Manuel Covo

5:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Basement Conferece Room, 35 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA

How did the revolutionary age affect commercial circulations in a trans-imperial region such as the Caribbean? By examining the trade between the United States and the French Antilles – particularly Saint-Domingue – this paper shows that transnational networks of trade adapted to the ever-changing legal framework of that commerce. Yet these practices increasingly conflicted with the ambitions of the revolutionary states to control migrants’ mobility. If merchants negotiated their many legal identities with French, British, and American authorities, they incidentally increased international...

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