Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Nov 01

Divinity School: Victims and Survivors: Personal Testimonies to Life Beyond Sex Trafficking

5:15pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Ave. Cambridge

 

Stories of the victims and survivors of sex trafficking will help us see how the lack of conversations about sex and love drives the sex trafficking industry, as well as how religion and spirituality lead this conversation.

This event is the second seminar in a series of Junior Fellow seminars at CSWR. The event is organized by CSWR resident Evelyn Nam.

 

2016 Nov 28

Davis Center: "The Event" Film Screening

7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S010 (Tsai Auditorium) 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

In August 1991 a failed coup d'état attempt (known as Putsch) led by a group of hard-core communists in Moscow, ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets. The USSR collapsed soon after, and the tricolour of the sovereign Russian Federation flew over Kremlin. As president Gorbachev was...

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2016 Nov 22

DRCLAS: Tuesday Seminar Series: Peace in Colombia in Historical Perspective

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

 

Speaker: Robert Karl, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University; Santander Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS

From land restitution to the role of victims’ voices in reconciliation, Colombia’s ongoing peace process has its parallels in largely forgotten events that transpired more than a half-century ago. This talk examines what Colombian history can – and cannot – tell us about the...

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2016 Nov 17

DRCLAS: Arts and Sciences Workshop: Indisciplinarity: Analyzing Literature and Visual Culture in Turn of the Century Latin America

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

 

Speaker: Alejandra Uslenghi, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Northwestern University

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

More information forthcoming....

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2016 Nov 15

DRCLAS Cuba Study Abroad Program Info Session

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Office of International Education, 77 Dunster St., Cambridge, MA

 

Come learn about the fall 2017 DRCLAS study abroad program in Havana, Cuba!

Note: Info session will take place at the Office of International Education, 77 Dunster St.

 

2016 Nov 10

DRCLAS Brazil Studies Program: Conspiração e Orgias: Sexuality, Anticommunism, and the Right in Cold War Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

 

Speaker: Benjamin A. Cowan, Assistant Professor, History and Art History, George Mason University

This research draws on previously untapped archives to argue that Cold War struggles against “subversion” must be understood in cultural terms, as a reaction to the consequences—real and perceived—of modernization. Inscribing Brazil’s Cold War military dictatorship (1964-1985) into a century-...

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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

Location...

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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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