Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Mar 23

CES: Broken Contract: The Rise of the Networked Firm and the Transformation of 21st Century Capitalism

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

** Please note: Those planning to attend events in this series should read the paper that will be posted on the CES website before the seminar.**

SPEAKER

Kathleen Thelen
Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT and CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Chair, Harvard University

Contact: 

Peter A. Hall​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​phall@fas.harvard.edu

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2018 Mar 23

CES: Family Passports: Migration and Child Trafficking in the 1920s

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Yukako Otori (History)

 

In the 1920s, the League of Nations promoted the standardization of passports. This paper will point out that the modern passport regime has not exempted children since its inception. At the same time, it has distinguished them from adults: children were not necessarily assured the right to hold a passport of their own; children could be included in the family passport of their parent, more exactly, that of their father. The system of family passports, however, remained not criticized for most of the 1920s...

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2018 Apr 27

CAPS: We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K354, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Program on Constutional Government (PCG) Lunchtime Seminar presents:

"We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative"
George Borjas, Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University is directed by Harvey Mansfield. PCG Seminar talks are open to the public but RSVP is required. RSVP to pcg@gov.harvard.edu....

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2018 Mar 26

Ctr. for African Studies: The Problem of Widows: Making and Unmaking Marriage in Rural West Africa

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Joanna Davidson is an Assistant Professor at Boston University. She is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include cultural conceptions of knowledge, anthropological engagements with development, and the politics of storytelling. Dr. Davidson has conducted ethnographic research in Guinea-Bissau since 1999, where she has focused on rural West Africans’ responses to environmental and economic change. She will present The Problem of Widows: Making and Unmaking Marriage in Rural West Africa. Discussant: George Meiu.

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2018 Mar 22

Ctr. for African Studies: Careers in Africa Panel and Mixer

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Office of Career Services, 54 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Undergraduates are invited to enjoy food from the African continent as we hear from a diverse guest panel who have worked in various African countries. An informal mixer, following the panel discussion, will offer an excellent opportunity to continue talking with panelists as well as other individuals with experience in Africa. This program is cosponsored by: The Office of Career Services (OCS), The Center for African Studies (CAS), Harvard African Student Association (HASA), and the Harvard Africa Business Investment Club (HABIC).

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2018 Mar 19

Ctr. for African Studies: Ancient Egypt in Africa: New Excavations at the Island Fortress of Uronarti

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St

Free Public Lecture

Laurel Bestock, Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World, Egyptology and Assyriology, and the History of Art and Architecture, Brown University

Ancient Egyptian kings conquered Lower Nubia—today northern Sudan—nearly 4,000 years ago, defending it with a string of monumental fortresses along the Nile River. Previously thought lost, when the construction of the Aswan High Dam flooded the area, one fortress, known as Uronarti, was recently rediscovered and is being excavated for the first time since George...

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2018 Mar 22

Harvard Divinity School: From Missionary Cook to Counter-Revolutionary: Five Generations of a Chinese Christian Family

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Conference Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Jennifer Lin, Former Reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer

Details: From Missionary Cook to Counter-Revolutionary: Five Generations of a Chinese Christian Family

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School

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2018 Mar 19

EALC: Chinese Popular Culture at the Beginning of the 20th and 21st Centuries

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Zheng Yanqing, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences: “Popular Culture and the Public Sphere”

Shao Yanjun, Peking University: “Internet Fiction and Imagined Community”

Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia: “Of Spongers, Sharpers, and Cannibal Eunuchs: The Swindle Story around the World.”

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2018 Mar 19

Fairbank Center: When Fantastic Narrative Encounters Empirical Knowledge: Imagining the World in “The Eunuch Sanbao’s Voyage to the Western Ocean

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Speaker: Evelyn (Chiung-yun) Liu,  Academia Sinica, HYI Visiting Scholar

The Eunuch Sanbao’s Voyage to the Western Ocean...

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2018 Mar 08

DRCLAS: Grassroots Urbanism: Participatory Urban Planning in Post-WWII São Paulo

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Image of citySpeaker: Marcio Siwi, College Fellow in Latin American History, History Department, Harvard University

This presentation examines the understudied role of popular neighborhood associations in the rise of participatory urban planning in São Paulo. Often dismissed as “... Read more about DRCLAS: Grassroots Urbanism: Participatory Urban Planning in Post-WWII São Paulo
2018 Mar 07

Center for the Environment: THIS LAND IS OUR LAND: The Antiquities Act and the Battle for Public Lands

5:00pm

Location: 

Northwest B103, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge

HUCE presents "This Land is Our Land: The Antiquities Act and the Battle for Public Lands" with John Leshy, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Hastings College of the Law; former Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior (Clinton Administration); and four-time visiting professor at HLS. With comment by Richard Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, HLS, and Terry Tempest Williams, Writer-in-Residence, HDS. Reception to follow. 

John Leshy is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University...

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2018 Mar 10

Spring Recess

Sat Mar 10 (All day) to Sun Mar 18 (All day)

2018 Mar 08

Ash Center: Lessons from the Democratic Transition in Mongolia: 25 Years After Revolution

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200 North

Join us for a discussion with Jargal Dambadarjaa, economist and media personality, about the democratic transition in Mongolia following the first multi-party elections in 1990. Mark Elliott, Vice Provost of International Affairs at Harvard University and the Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, will moderate. Anthony Saich, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation...

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