Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Mar 14

Davis Center: Russian Jews in Italy: 1905-1922

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Seminar on Russian and Eurasian Jewry

This talk focuses on the presence and the role of Jewish émigrés from Russia in Italy in 1905-1922. During this period many Jewish-Russian intellectuals and revolutionaries found both a shelter and a fertile ground for their activities in Italy—above all in Rome, Naples, Florence, Milan and on the Ligurian coast. Several Jewish representatives of the socialist movement (for instance, Mark Slonim) as well as Zionism (Vl. Zhabotinsky first and foremost) were...

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2018 Feb 14

Davis Center: The Wrong Family Holocaust Story: Survival of Polish Jews in Stalin's Russia

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Seminar on Russian and Eurasian Jewry

Ellen G. Friedman’s presentation centers on the largely unknown story of Polish Jews who were saved from Hitler by Stalin. This story is at the center of her new book, The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story. Of the 3.3 million Jews in Poland before WWII, only about 350,000 survived, most of them by being banished to remote areas in the USSR. The reasons for the obscurity of this Holocaust narrative relate to its being the “wrong”...

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2018 Feb 09

Davis Center: Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Speaker(s): 

Stephen Kotkin, John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs; Co-Director, Program in History and the Practice of Diplomacy; Director, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.

2018 Mar 07

CES Special Event & Art Exhibit Opening: Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room

This panel discussion marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 Paris protests and will focus on the ongoing legacy of the 1968 "occupation" of public space in contemporary politics. Following this dialogue, join CES for the opening of our new exhibit in the Jacek E. Giedrojc Gallery, entitled “Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest," which maps out the spaces of protest along the Seine, leveraging the spectacular collection of Paris 1968 posters held at Harvard’s Houghton Library as well as photos from Yale’s Beinecke Library.

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2018 Feb 20

Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History: Resisting Neoconservatism: Explaining the Intellectual Evolution of Stanley Hoffmann's Relationship with Raymond Aron

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, Cambridge, MA

No one did more to promote the thought of Raymond Aron in the United States than his mentee Stanley Hoffmann. Aron, the French Cold War liberal, profoundly influenced Hoffmann's thinking on international relations theory and French political history. In many ways some of Hoffmann's most profound political insights of the 1950s and 1960s were appropriations of Aron's thought that he was the first to introduce in the United States. Yet, by the 1970s, Hoffmann began to distance himself from the conservative turn in Aron's thought. He criticized Aron's views of May 1968, his negative...

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2018 Feb 22

Asia Center: Book Talk: The Art of Being Governed: Everyday Politics in Late Imperial China

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Asia Center Special Event

Professor Michael Szonyi, Author; Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Professor of Chinese History, Harvard University

Chair: Professor Karen Thornber, Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Discussants:

Professor Peter Bol, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Vice Provost...

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2018 Feb 15

SoHP: The Archaeology of Poverty: How poor were Roman peasants? Did they get poorer?

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

We are pleased to announce the next in the SoHP Lecture Series “What’s New in the Fall of the Roman Empire,” co-sponsored by SoHP, Department of the Classics, and the Standing Committee on Archaeology.

On Thursday, February 15th, Kimberly D. Bowes, Assoc. Professor of Classical Studies at UPenn, will speak from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm on “The Archaeology of Poverty: How poor were Roman peasants? Did they get poorer?” followed by a public reception. The lecture takes place in the Tsai...

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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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