Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Jan 24

Mahindra Humanities: Tribute Women and the Cultivation of Beauty in the Conquest of Mexico

6:30pm

Location: 

Plimpton Room, 133 Barker Center

Martin Vega OlmendoEarly colonial accounts of the conquest of Mexico meticulously inventory the gold and sundry tribute items (fine cloths, turquoise, jewels) acquired by conquistadors in the service of the Spanish monarchy. Yet, within these accounts, another set of gifts—indigenous tribute women—intermittently appear in...

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2017 Feb 03

Cooper Gallery In Conversation: Roberto Diago with Curator, Alejandro de la Fuente

12:00pm

Location: 

Cooper Gallery, 102 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA

 

In Conversation: Roberto Diago with 
Curator, Alejandro de la Fuente 

Friday, Feb 3, 12 noon The Cooper Gallery

Co-sponsored by the Cuban Studies Program, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Juan Roberto Diago is a leading member of the new Afro-Cuban cultural movement, which has valiantly denounced the persistence of racism and discrimination in Cuban society. This exhibition of twenty-five mixed-media and installation artworks traces Diago’s vibrant career from the mid-1990s, when he began to...

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2017 Jan 25

Hutchins Center: The Trump Era: Hope in a Time of Escalating Despair | Cornel West

12:00pm

Location: 

​​​​​​​Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Cornel West,
Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies and the Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

The Trump Era: Hope in a Time of Escalating Despair

We celebrate Professor Cornel West’s return to Harvard at our inaugural Spring Colloquium. Just five days after Donald Trump takes office, Professor West will share his thoughts with us on where our country finds itself right now and the path forward for progressives and...

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2017 Mar 07

Radcliffe: War and the Soundscapes of Memory: A Lecture by Jeremy Eichler

4:15pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Fellows' Presentation, Lectures

War and the Soundscapes of Memory

2016–2017 Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities

As the generation with a living memory of the Second World War recedes, the critic and cultural historian Jeremy Eichler...

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2017 Mar 03

Radcliffe: Universities and Slavery: Bound by History

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Speaker(s):

  • Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History
  • Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies
  • Daniel Carpenter, director of the social sciences program at the Radcliffe Institute and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government

Cost: Free

Contact Info: ...

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2017 Feb 16

SOLD OUT: Radcliffe: Gender, Politics, and Imagination: An Afternoon with Jennifer Finney Boylan

4:15pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Speaker(s):

  • Jennifer Finney Boylan, Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence, Barnard College of Columbia University; Chair of the Board of GLAAD; Op-ed columnist, New York Times

Cost: Free

Contact Info: events@radcliffe.harvard.edu

Notes:  Jennifer Finney Boylan will speak about privilege, politics, and poetics. After the lecture, Harvard...

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2017 Jan 31

CMES: A Reporter's Perspective: Assad, Trump And The Failure Of US Syria Policy

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

 

The Middle East Forum presents

Reese Erlich
Veteran Foreign Correspondent

Reese Erlich’s history in journalism goes back over 40 years. He worked as a staff writer and research editor for Ramparts, an investigative reporting magazine published in San Francisco. Today he works as a full-time print and broadcast, freelance reporter. He reports regularly for National Public Radio, ABC (Australia), and Radio Deutsche Welle. His articles appear in Vice News and Foreign...

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2017 Jan 26

Weatherhead/CMES: Iraq: From Dictatorship To What?

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

 

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Ambassador Fareed Yasseen
Ambassador of Iraq to the United States

Educated in Iraq, Switzerland and the United States and trained as a Physicist, initially Ambassador Fareed Yasseen carried out research in Europe and the United States before getting involved in political activism and human rights advocacy. He has worked and consulted for various UN agencies and think tanks. He has served as Head of Policy Planning for the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Diplomatic Adviser to...

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