Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Dec 08

BOK Center Holiday Open House

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Room 318, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

 

 

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     You are cordially invited to the annual

                   BOK CENTER
           HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE


           Thursday, December 8th
                 2:00pm - 3:30pm

            Science Center Room 318

Please join us to ...

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2017 Feb 08

Davis Center: Messiah or "Simple Son"? Theodor Herzl and East European Jewry | Derek Penslar

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250

 

This talk employs Theodor Herzl’s relationship with eastern European Jewry as a case study of the social construction of charisma and the legitimization of leadership. There was considerable tension between Theodor Herzl and the Eastern European Zionist activists who had founded the Lovers of Zion movement more than a decade before Herzl burst upon the scene. They viewed Herzl with a mixture of veneration, envy, suspicion, and derision. Yet it was Herzl, not they, who captured the attention of the masses, dazzled them with his very strangeness, and replenished their self-...

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2016 Dec 07

DRCLAS: Student Info Session: Summer Opportunities with DRCLAS

4:30pm

Location: 

DRCLAS, CGIS South, Room S216

 

Interested in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region this summer! Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered between June - August, 2017.

Programs Offered:
• Summer Internship Program (SIP) in ArgentinaBrazilChileMexico Peru
• Health & Spanish Immersion Program...

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2016 Dec 08

DRCLAS: Arts and Sciences Workshop: Unfinished Transitions: Reading Rural Modernity in Latin America

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

 

Speaker: Ericka Beckman, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Pennsylvania

Series chaired and moderated by Mariano Siskind, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

In this workshop we will discuss how fiction represented historical transitions to capitalism in rural twentieth-century Latin America. Against commonplace assumptions about the rural as backward, traditional and/or feudal (in contrast with...

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2017 Mar 01

CMES: Graveyard Of The Clerics: Islamism In Saudi Suburbia

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

 

The CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture presents

Pascal Menoret
Renée and Lester Crown Chair in Modern Middle East Studies, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University

 

Pascal Menoret completed his PhD in 2008 from the Department of History at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He joined NYUAD...

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2016 Dec 12

CMES: Whose Narrative Is It? Supporting Moderate Voices In The Syrian Conflict

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Carr Ctr Conf Rm, Rubinstein Building, Rm 291, Harvard Kennedy School

 

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, the Middle East Initiative, HKS, and the CMES Middle East Forum present

Martha Meyers
MENA Operations Director, ARK Group

Martha Myers has over 30 years of  experience in Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, and the Sultanate of Oman. Her professional experience includes having worked for non-governmental organizations, the United Nations, and donor agencies. She has conceptualized, designed, and managed a full spectrum of...

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2016 Dec 09

Center for Geographic Analysis: GIS for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016

9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Room B129, the Northwest Building, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA.

 

REGISTER

December 9, 2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Leader/Instructor Jeff Blossom

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

Location: Room B129, the Northwest Building, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA.

Registration Schedule:

  1. Registration deadline:

    Tuesday,...

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2016 Dec 07

Center for Geographic Analysis: Mapping Vegetation with Synthetic Aperture Radar: Applications in Kenya and Southeast Asia

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Room K450, CGIS Knafel building, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA.

 

Abstract: Accurate information on the extent and condition of agricultural crops is critical to the formulation and monitoring of food security policies. Remote sensing offers decision makers the ability to look "wide and often", yet in many areas, persistent cloud cover during the growing season reduces the utility of traditional optical remote sensing techniques. This talk presents recent work on the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to map changes in floodplain vegetation in the Tana River Basin in Kenya as well as rice paddy cultivation in...

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2017 Jan 30

CES: "A Dreadful Experience" How the 1946 Zionist Congress in Basel Changed the Center of Gravity of Jewish Politics

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

 

Jews in Modern Europe Study Group

 

Simon Erlanger
Professor of Judaic Studies and Theology, University of Luzern

 

In this talk Professor Erlanger will discuss the 1946 22nd Zionist Congress in Basel, the first after the holocaust and the last such gathering before the establishment of the state of Israel.

About

In his memoirs "Trial and Error" Chaim Weitzmann...

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2016 Dec 07

CES: Herder’s Critique of Kant on Perpetual Peace | Eva Piirimäe

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

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

 

 

Visiting Scholars' Seminar: New Research on Europe

 

Eva Piirimäe
Associate Professor of Political Theory, University of Tartu, Estonia; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

Johann Gottfried Herder and Immanuel Kant were both critics of despotism, imperialism and colonialism yet held sharply diverging views on epistemology, anthropology, and the foundations of morality. From 1785 on Herder also developed a sustained though...

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