Elsewhere at Harvard

2014 Dec 03

Fairbanks Center: Film Screening of "Valley of Heroes"

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room (S020)

Valley of the Heroes

Produced and directed by Khashem Gyal
(In Tibetan and Chinese; English subtitles)
Q&A with Khashem Gyal following the screening

Cosponsored with the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

Valley of the Heroes offers a rare glimpse at a pivotal moment of cultural and linguistic transition among Tibetans and Muslims in...

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2014 Dec 05

Weatherhead Center: Economic History Workshop: "The Effects of Government Old Age Support on Private Behavior: Evidence from the Early Stages of the U.S. Social Security Program"

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Littauer M-16, North Yard

"The Effects of Government Old Age Support on Private Behavior: Evidence from the Early Stages of the U.S. Social Security Program"

Speakers:

Dan Fetter, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Wellesley College.

Lee Lockwood, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University.

Contact:

Gia Petrakis
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2014 Dec 02

Weatherhead Center: Political Violence Workshop "The Price of Secession: Separatist Movements and Organized Crime in Georgia and Serbia, 1990-2012" | Danilo Mandic

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, Room 401

Political Violence Workshop

"The Price of Secession: Separatist Movements and Organized Crime in Georgia and Serbia, 1990-2012"

Speaker:

Danilo Mandic, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Contact:

Kai Thaler
thaler@fas.harvard.edu

Chair:

Robert Bates,...

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2014 Dec 17

CES: A Day in the LIfe of Post-Communist Europe

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
Nowhere - not even in Italy, with its storied mafioso past and present - are the roles of mafioso boss and his mob cronies being as faithfully reenacted as in today’s Eastern Europe. Ex-leaders and other holdovers from the Communist regime are running states from their armchairs, shuffling about the pieces in a veritable game of high-stakes chess as they see fit. And business is good: Many former Communist countries have yet to let go of their Communist past; true, they’ll happily call the current system capitalism, and yes, former Party leaders have...
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2014 Dec 03

CES: Coexistence with the Enemy? French Jewish Youth and the Vichy Regime | Daniel Lee

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
Despite Vichy's implication in the Holocaust, this talk explores the potential for coexistence between Jews of French citizenship and the Vichy regime. A focus on the specific category of French Jewish youth in the period before the Germans invaded the non-Occupied Zone in November 1942 reveals important exceptions to the regime's antisemitic agenda. While Jews were marginalized from the civil service and liberal professions, the New Order did not seek to exclude young French Jews from taking part in a series of youth projects that aimed to rebuild...
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2014 Dec 09

Tef Poe, St. Louis rapper, in conversation on his art, activism, and Ferguson

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street, 3rd Floor Rear

The Tef Poe event, planned for last Monday but then cancelled, has been rescheduled for this coming Tuesday.  Please mark your calendars for this event of present-day relevance. 

Presented by the Warren Center, in collaboration with the Hip Hop Archive and Research Institute

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2014 Nov 21

Weatherhead Center: "The Case for the Establishment of Truth Commissions in Europe"

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

GIS Knafel Building, Room K354, 1737 Cambridge Street

Speaker:

Thomas Weber, Professor of History and International Affairs and Director, Centre for Global Security and Governance, University of Aberdeen; Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

 This talk makes the case for the establishment of Truth Commissions in Europe to deal with the darkest chapters of the continent’s living past.  In the case of Holocaust-era crimes, Weber argues that Truth Commissions would serve the cause of Holocaust education and the historical record far better than court...

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2014 Nov 20

CES/Harvard Ukrainian Res. Inst.: A Future for Ukraine: Lessons From Poland

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Sever Hall 113, Harvard Yard

Livestream available at 4:15 pm.

A Public Address by H.E. Radoslaw Sikorski, Speaker of Parliament and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland

A Future for Ukraine: Lessons From Poland

In his capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, H.E. Radoslaw...

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2014 Dec 02

SoHP: “What’s New in Genomic Archaeology? The Peopling of Europe from ancient and modern DNA”

5:30pm

Location: 

Yenching Auditorium, Yenching Library 2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, M.A.

 The Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard invites you to this exciting talk and discussion:

 “What’s New in Genomic Archaeology? The Peopling of Europe from ancient and modern DNA”

 By Nick Patterson,  Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and David Reich, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

 Hosted by Michael McCormick, Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History Chair, Steering Committee for the Science of the Human Past

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