Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Nov 03

Jewish Studies: "Christianity and the God of Israel: Henri Bergson, Simone Weil, Emmanuel Levinas"

5:15pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Ave. Cambridge, MA

 

 Annual List Lecture for Jewish Studies

Professor Guy Stroumsa 

will deliver this year's Albert and Vera List Jewish Studies Lecture on the topic:

"Christianity and the God of Israel: 

Henri Bergson, Simone Weil, Emmanuel Levinas."

Thursday, 3 November, 2016

5:15 – 7pm

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2016 Nov 03

Grad Student Association: "Social Justice in Brazil" Perspectives After the Impeachment

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA

Jean Wyllys is an Afro-Brazilian, openly gay Federal Congressman from the state of Rio de Janeiro, representing the Party of Socialism and Freedom (PSOL). Wyllys has a history of involvement in movements for social justice in Brazil, first as a youth activist in the progressive wing of the Brazilian Catholic Church and later as a partner of the LBGT, Black and Women’s movements in Brazil. As a Federal Congressman, he is one of the most visible national figures in the fight against homophobia, intolerance and religious fundamentalism...

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2016 Dec 01

CES: Colonial Approaches Governance in the Periphery: Direct and Indirect Rule in French Algeria

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland St. Cambridge

 

Adria Lawrence
Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University

When European imperial powers expanded into Africa, Asia, and the Americas, they began ruling diverse populations that differed from them along ethnic, linguistic, and religious lines. To manage this diversity, they articulated two distinct ideologies: direct and indirect rule. Advocates of direct rule envisioned a colonial project that would modernize and transform colonial territories; proponents of indirect rule favored preserving tradition...

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2016 Nov 14

CES: New Directions in European History — 1989 in Global Perspective and the Rise of Neoliberalism

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Basement Seminar Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Philipp Ther
Professor of History and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna

The talk deals with the intellectual history, the political practice and the social consequences of neoliberalism. The main pillars of this ideology are an idealization of unrestrained, free markets, in the belief that they create an equilibrium for all sorts of market imbalances, an irrational faith in the rationality of market agents, and a libertarian antipathy toward the state, as expressed in the myth of “big government”. It also...

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2016 Nov 02

CAPS: Civil Evasions: Slavery, the Founders, and Rules of Religious Tolerance | Christopher Beneke

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.

 

Civil Evasions: Slavery, the Founders, and Rules of Religious Tolerance

Join us for the CAPS Seminar with Christopher Beneke as he presents his talk, "Civil Evasions: Slavery, the Founders, and Rules of Religious Tolerance."

This talk is free and open to the public.

Chris Beneke is associate professor of History at Bentley University. He is the author ofBeyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism (Oxford, 2006), and co-editor of The First Prejudice: Religious Tolerance and Religious...

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2016 Nov 15

Radcliffe: An Evening with Author Garth Risk Hallberg "City on Fire"

4:15pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Garth Risk Hallberg is author of the best-selling book City on Fire, which was named a best book of 2015 by the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. His book has been translated into 17 languages.

In this event, Hallberg will explore the affinities between the modern social novel and the modern city. From Dickens’s London to Richard Wright’s Chicago, from the Paris of Les Misérables to the Boston of The Bostonians, the two have...

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2016 Nov 15

HLS: "Public Vows" Student-Faculty lunch with Nancy Cott

12:00pm

Location: 

TBA

 

On November 15 at noon, Professor Nancy F. Cott will host a student-faculty lunch. Professor Cott is the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard. Her scholarship includes Public Vows, which explores the history of marriage as a public institution in the U.S. She subsequently participated in writing several historians' amici briefs on same-sex marriage and on abortion restrictions.

 

2016 Nov 09

HLS: "Douglass! Douglass! Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass: Why, and Why Now?" | David Blight (moderated by Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, 2019 Milstein West AB

David Blight, Professor of American History, Yale University

 (moderated by Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin)

This year's Biddle Lecture will be hosted by Harvard Law School's Dean's Office on November 9 at noon. David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University, will deliver a lecture titled: "Douglass! Douglass! Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass: Why, and Why Now?"

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2016 Nov 04

HLS: "The Trials of Constance Baker Motley," a film screening

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, 2019 Milstein West AB

"The Trials of Constance Baker Motley," a film screening and Q&A with Joel Motley

Moderated by Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Event info here: http://hls.harvard.edu/event/the-trials-of-constance-baker-motley-a-film-screening-and-qa-with-joel-motley/ 

Film info here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2444440/

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2016 Nov 02
2016 Nov 01

Legal History Workshop: Book Talk with Professor Michael Klarman

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, WCC 4059

 

**Spots still available as of 10/24/16**

On Tuesday, November 1 at noon, Professor Michael Klarman will join us for lunch to discuss his new book: The Framer's Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution.

Attendees are encouraged to read the book's 24-page conclusion in advance to provide a starting point for our conversation (a PDF will be provided upon RSVP).

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot and note any dietary restrictions by emailing...

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