Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Dec 04

SAI: Reconfiguration and Revival: Newar Buddhist Traditions in the Kathmandu Valley (and Beyond)

4:00pm

Location: 

1 Bow St., Room #317, Cambridge, MA

Prof. Todd Lewis, College of the Holy Cross

Beginning with Sylvain Lévi,  most scholars for the past century who have assessed the state of Newar Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley have described the tradition as “decadent,” “corrupted by Hinduism,” and so in serious decline. Many predicted its withering away, most often due to competition from the reformist Theravādins, a movement that arrived in Nepal a century ago. The predations of the modern Nepalese state with its staunchly Hindu biases have also been a central axis of analysis. What has emerged...

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2017 Dec 05

WCFIA: Globalization and Hegel’s Theory of the Emergence of Subjectivity

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Cultural Politics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

 

Speaker:

Jon StewartVisiting Scholar, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

Contact:

Ilana Freedman
ifreedman@g.harvard.edu

 

Chairs:

Panagiotis Roilos, Faculty Associate. George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies, Department of the Classics; Professor of Comparative...

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2017 Dec 04

WCFIA: Contested Realities: India’s Environmental Movement and the Politics of Change

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Emerson Hall Rm. 105, 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Science and Democracy Lecture

 

Speaker:

Sunita NarainDirector General, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi.

Panelists:

Sunil AmrithMehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Department of History, Harvard University.

Jody Freeman, Archibald Cox Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, Harvard Law School.

David S. JonesA. Bernard Ackerman Professor...

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2017 Dec 05

Yenching Institute: Plasmatic Empire: Animated Filmmaking in the Manchukuo Film Association, 1937-1945

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Daisy Yan Du, Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; HYI Visiting Scholar
Chair/discussant: Jie Li, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

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This talk examines...

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2017 Dec 11

Davis Center: Murder and Silence: The Nazi Holocaust in the USSR and the Distorted Memory of It in Post-Soviet Lithuania

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Cold War Studies Seminar

Speaker(s): 

Ruta Vanagaite, Lithuanian journalist and writer
Efraim Zuroff, Coordinator of Nazi War Crimes Research and Director of Israel Office and Eastern European Affairs, Simon Wiesenthal Center

In the highly acclaimed book Our People: Journey with an Enemy, Ruta Vanagaite and Efraim Zuroff sought to bring to light the role of ordinary Lithuanians in the annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry during World War II. They visited 40 sites of mass murder in Lithuania and Belarus,...

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2017 Dec 08

Davis Center: Intimacy amid Cold War: The Pen-friendships of Soviet and American Women

1:00pm to 2:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S450, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Speaker(s): 

Alexis Peri, Assistant Professor of History, Boston University

 

The late Stalinist period was notorious as an era of isolationism and growing hysteria against western influence--including prohibitions against marrying foreigners. Likewise, the Truman administration’s anxieties about containing communism touched off a series of decrees to limit subversive speech and inspect Americans’ loyalties. And yet, during this tumultuous time,...

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2017 Dec 05

Davis Center: Sakharov, the Soviet Human Rights Movement, and the West: A Memorial Tribute to Edward Kline

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Speaker(s): 

Pavel Litvinov, Retired Physicist and Former Leading Soviet Human Rights Activist
Lydia Voronina, Former Soviet Dissident and Human Rights Activist 
Joshua Rubenstein, Associate Director for Major Gifts, Harvard Law School 
Tatiana Yankelevich, Davis Center Associate and stepdaughter of Andrei Sakharov 

Chaired by Mark Kramer, Director of Cold War Studies

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2017 Dec 08

CANCELLED - CES: Twelve Anxious Men: Re-Examning Algeria's Transition to Independence

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, Cambridge, MA

CES Dissertation Workshop

 

Andrew Bellisari
PhD Student in History, Harvard University; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

 

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This chapter provides an overview of the Algerian War between November 1954 and March 1962 as well as a more detailed look at the four-month “transition period” between the signing of the Evian Accords in March 1962 and the referendum on Algerian independence in July 1962. This chapter will also discuss the months immediately following independence between July 1962...

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