Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 May 12

CMES: "No Place To Raise A Daughter": My Life And Work In The Middle East--A Woman's Perspective

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, Ma 02138

CMES is pleased to present the 2017 Hilda B. Silverman Memorial Lecturer

Martha Myers
Former Country Director, Save the Children--Syria

Martha Myers has lived and worked in the Middle East for the better part of the last four decades.  Although she has worked in Oman, Yemen,...

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2017 Apr 24

Center for African Studies: Images of Africa and the History of Race in America

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

George Sherman Union 775 Commonwealth Avenue 2nd floor Conference Auditorium Boston, MA 02215

 

Join us for a public conversation with Harvard University’s Alphonse Fletcher University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. The event will begin with a screening of a short clip from Professor Gate’s PBS film series, “Africa’s Great Civilizations”. Professor Gates will then speak about the film’s relevance to questions of race in America today. Following his presentation, there will be a panel discussion with Professor Linda Heywood and Professor John Thornton. The program will end with questions from the audience.

ORGANIZER...

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2017 May 03

Fairbank/Asia Centers: Fifty Years with China: A Canadian Perspective

12:30pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

S020, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

 

Critical Issues Confronting China Seminar Series

Professor Bernard Frolic, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, York University

Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Harvard University Asia Center with generous support from the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund.

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2017 Apr 28

Harvard Asia Center: Future of Health in Southeast Asia, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN

1:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Kresge G1 Auditorium Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 677 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

 

Descried by the Lancet as "microcosm of global health", Southeast Asia features low, middle and high income economies within a small geographic region with multiple shared borders. In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in 2017, the Future of Health in Southeast Asia will bring together an exciting range of speakers to discuss the challenges and opportunites facing public health in the region.

Tess Dizon-De Vega, Consul General (New York), Republic of...

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2017 Apr 27

Yenching & Reischauer Institutes: Tracing the Prophetic Narratives of a Buddhist Prince: The Construction of Myths and Legends of Shōtoku Taishi in 11th-13th Century Japan

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

 

Chikamoto Kensuke, Associate Professor of Japanese medieval literature, Nagoya University; HYI Visiting Scholar

Chair/Discussant: Ryuichi Abe, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Details: Tracing the Prophetic Narratives of a Buddhist Prince: The Construction of Myths and Legends of Shōtoku Taishi in 11th-...

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2017 Apr 25

Asia Center: Trump and Asia: Business as Usual? U.S.-Asia Business and Trade in the Trump Era

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Asia-related centers at Harvard University continue our new “Trump and Asia” series with a look at international business and trade between the U.S. and Asia.

Speakers: William Kirby, Mireya Solis, Mark Wu

Moderated by: Tarun Khana

Chaired by: Andrew Gordon

Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center, the Harvard University Asia Center, the South Asia Institute, the Korea Institute, the U.S.-Japan Program, and the Reischauer Institute

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2017 Apr 24

Harvard-Yenching Library: Writing the History of Shinto

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

The Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

 

Yenching Book Talk

Afternoon Tea with the Author of Shinto: A History

Helen Hardacre, Author; Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Details: Writing the History of Shinto

Sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Library

 

2017 May 03

MHC: "I've Known Rivers": Slave Resistance and Environmental Consciousness w/Tiya Miles

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center presents:

Tiya Miles
Mary Henrietta Graham Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan; Author of
Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era
(2015); Founder of ECO Girls, an environmental and cultural project for girls in urban Southeast Michigan

The Environment Forum will also host a luncheon for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students with Professor Miles on Thursday, May 4, at noon in Barker Center 133. If you can attend the...

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2017 Apr 26

SAI: Archive Making and Archival Silences in Mughal Punjab

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, Rm. 1550, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Cosponsored Event

Speaker:

Purnima Dhavan,  Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professor in History at University of Washington

Moderators:
Sunil Sharma, Professor of Persian & Indian Literatures at Boston University
Neelam Khoja, Ph.D. Candidate Histories and Cultures of Muslim Societies at Harvard University

Lahore, the major urban hub and occasional seasonal capital of the Mughal Empire, has a well-documented history of Persian...

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2017 Apr 27

Instituto Cervantes: Bernal Diaz's "True History" and the Mexican Color Line

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Observatorio. 2 Arrow St. 4th floor. Cambridge, MA. 02138

 

CONVERSATIONS IN THE OBSERVATORIO

This round table event focuses on the racial and linguistic ‘encuentro’ that came to shape Mexican society beginning in the 16th century when Spaniards, Indigenous peoples and Africans met and mixed in New Spain. Acknowledging that 2017-2021 mark the 500th anniversaries of some of the key events of the Spanish colonial project in the Americas as described in Bernal Diaz del Castillo’s True History of the Conquest of New Spain, our round table looks at these events through the...

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2017 Apr 25

History of Medicine: From Farmer’s Daughter to Physician: The Advocacy, Activism, and Legacy of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter and her Contemporaries

5:30pm

Location: 

Countway Library of Medicine, Minot Room, Fifth Floor, Harvard Medical School, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA

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