Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 May 02

Radcliffe: Book Talk: Life of a Klansman

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm

 

Edward Ball is a nonfiction writer who has published five books of history and biography. Winner of a National Book Award for Slaves in the Family, Ball has written two books that have reached the New York Times Best Sellers list. His book The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures—a story of the photographer Eadweard Muybridge— is in development as a television miniseries. Since 2010, he has taught nonfiction writing, part-time, at Yale...

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2017 May 04

Radcliffe: The Collapse of the Civil Liberties Consensus? Reflections on the Future from the History of Free Speech

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm

 

Lunch and discussion with Laura Weinrib

Thursday, May 4  | 12:00 PM

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Judicial enforcement of the Bill of Rights has long been a defining feature of American constitutional democracy. For almost eighty years, Americans across the political spectrum have trusted the courts to protect their civil liberties from suppressive state laws and overbearing officials.  Yet today, broad-based support for civil liberties is...

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2017 Apr 24

HURI: Calming the Waters? Toward a New History of the Black Sea

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
4:15pm to 6:00pm

The Ukrainian Research Institute invites members of the Harvard community and the general public to the following event:

Seminar in Ukrainian Studies
Calming the Waters? Toward a New History of the Black Sea

Stella Ghervas
Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Research Fellow, HURI;
Assistant Professor of History, University of Alabama at Birmingham;
Associate of the Department of History, Harvard University

Monday, April 24, 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm  
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2017 May 12

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

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, Ma 02138
5:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Location: 

George Sherman Union 775 Commonwealth Avenue 2nd floor Conference Auditorium Boston, MA 02215
5:30pm to 7:00pm

 

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

Location: 

S020, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge
12:30pm to 1:45pm

 

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

Location: 

Kresge G1 Auditorium Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 677 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
1:30pm to 8:00pm

 

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

Location: 

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm to 1:30pm

 

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

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