Elsewhere at Harvard

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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2015 Mar 10

CMES: "The Spread of Sufism and the Creation of a New Landscape of Sacred Sites in Medieval Syria"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Daphna Ephrat

Associate Professor, Islamic and Middle Eastern History, Department of History, Philosophy, and Judaic Studies, Open University of Israel

 Daphna Ephrat is associate professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern History at the Department of History, Philosophy, and Judaic Studies  at the Open University of Israel. Dr. Ephrat received her PhD at CMES in 1993. She is the author of A Learned Society in a Period of Transition (SUNY Press, 2000) and Spiritual Wayfarers, Leaders in Piety (Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs, 2008...

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2015 Mar 09

Peabody Museum: "Crossing Indigenous Boundaries" | Attwood, Bradley, Deloria

4:30pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Harvard visiting faculty Bain Attwood (Monash University, Australia), Nicholas Bradley (University of Victoria, Canada), and Philip Deloria (University of Michigan, United States) will provide perspectives on global issues in the study of Indigeneity, a vibrant and growing discipline that is used to study Indigenous communities around the globe.  Each scholar will share perspectives on a seminal text used in their work and provide insight into how it engages with Indigenous Studies, both locally and...

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2015 Feb 24

Boston University: "The World Historical & China's 20th Century" | Rebecca Karl

6:00pm

Location: 

B.U.’s Photonics Center (8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston MA 02215)

Please join us at Boston University Tuesday February 24, for the rescheduled lecture in our continuing John E. Sawyer series, "Reinterpreting the Twentieth Century."

 REBECCA KARL (N.Y.U.) will deliver the lecture:
"The World Historical and China's 20th Century: Perspectives on Globalization and Globality"

 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 at 6:00pm
Location: Room #206 (2nd Floor)* at B.U.’s Photonics Center (8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston MA 02215)

*Please note the location change....

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2015 Mar 06

Hutchins Center: "Dying While Black & Brown" | A Dance Performance & Discussion

6:00pm

Location: 

Wasserstein - 2019 Milstein West, Harvard Law School, 1585 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA.

Dance Performance and Discussion

 Dying While Black & Brown

 A dance performance first commissioned by the San Francisco Equal Justice Society, Dying While Black & Brown focuses on capital punishment and the disproportionate numbers of incarcerated people of color. The piece...

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