Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Apr 18

Fairbank Center: Ryōdōraku (良導絡) in New China: Sino-Japanese Medical Exchange in the 1950s and the Role of Machines in East Asian Medical Modernity

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA

Modern China Lecture Series:

 

Speaker: Ruth Rogaski, Vanderbilt University

In December of 1957, a medical delegation from the People’s Republic of China visited Japan as part of a decade-long series of semi-official cultural exchanges between the two former enemies. The delegation brought back a “Nakatani Ryōdōraku electrodermometer”—a...

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2017 Apr 12

Fairbank Center: Layer Upon Layer: Experience, Ecology, Engineering, Heritage, And (Most Of All) History In The Making Of China’s Agricultural Terraces

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA

 

Speaker: Sigrid Schmalzer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professor Schmalzer’s research focuses on social, cultural, and political aspects of the history of science in modern China. Her first book, The People’s Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2008 and won the Sharlin Memorial Award from the Social Science History Association. Her second book, Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China, was...

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2017 Apr 11

Fairbank Center: The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Further details on the Fairbank Center website

 

Speaker: Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer focusing on society, religion, and history. He works out of Beijing and Berlin, where he also teaches and advises academic journals and think tanks.

Johnson has spent over half of...

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2017 Apr 26

Davis Center: Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

 

In this public talk, Harvard Graduate Student Julia Alekseyeva will discuss her recent graphic memoir, “Soviet Daughter,” the story of her rebellious, independent great-grandmother coming of age in the USSR, and the impact of this story on Alekseyeva’s own life several decades later. In conversation with Alekseyeva, comics scholar ...

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2017 Apr 10

DRCLAS: Contemporary Latin American Anthropology Workshop (CLAAW)

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum, Rm. 12, 21 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

 

Speaker: Winifred Tate, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Colby College

The events are open to the public. A paper will be pre-circulated a week before each meeting and participants are expected to come to the meeting ready to discuss it. Contact Ieva Jusionyte jusionyte@fas.harvard.edu for the copy of the paper to be discussed. 

More information on the...

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2017 Apr 26

DRCLAS Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Program Seminar: "Daily Life and Governance at Ancient Teotihuacan, Mexico"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030 (Gathering Room), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Further details on the DRCLAS website. 

Speaker: David Carballo, DRCLAS Santander Visiting Scholar & Associate Professor of Archaeology, Boston University

Moderator: William Fash, ...

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2017 Apr 18

DRCLAS Tuesday Seminar Series: Marijuana and the Origins of the U.S. Colombia Drug Connection

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Speaker: Lina Britto, Ph.D., New York University, historian of modern Latin America and the Caribbean

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University

 

Before Colombian cocaine made headlines, marijuana coming from the South American nation flooded U.S. cities and suburbs at a time when smoking weed was the most common illegal indulgence. By examining the first drug boom in the country that would later become one of the largest drug havens in the world,...

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2017 Apr 13

CMES: Refugees and Migrants: A Comparative Study of Response--The UN, Government and Civil Society

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

 

Karen AbuZayd
Commissioner, UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on Syria; and former Special Adviser to the Secretary General for the Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants, 2016

Karen AbuZayd has extensive United Nations experience in humanitarian and human rights work in numerous countries.  Since...

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2017 May 04

@HarvardEthics: Celebrating 30 Years at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Thu - Sat, May 10 to May 12, 5:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: 

Various - Harvard University

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University is turning 30! To mark this occasion, we are hosting a two-and-a-half-day celebration, @HarvardEthics: Celebrating 30 Years at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics from Thursday to Saturday, May 4-6, 2017.

See the schedule and furthe details on their website

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2017 May 02

CES: Jews in Modern Europe Study Group — The Némirovsky Question: Susan Rubin Suleiman in conversation about her new book with Joshua Rubenstein and Annabel Kim

5:15pm to 6:45pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

Further Details on the CES Website.

 

  • Susan Rubin Suleiman – C. Douglas Dillon Research Professor of the Civilization of France, Harvard University; Research Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • ...
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2017 Apr 27

CES: Europe on Credit Series — The Jubilee: Debt Forgiveness in Modern Europe

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Further Details on the CES Website.

About

This keynote lecture is part of the Europe on Credit Series, which brings together financial experts, literary scholars, historians and social scientists to examine the connection between public finance and narratives of indebtedness and creditworthiness....

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