Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Apr 25

Kennedy School: "The Story of Iraq: Past, Present, and Insights into the Future"

5:30pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor, Taubman Building

The Story of Iraq: Past, Present, and Insights into the Future

Please join us for a conversation between Amb. Lukman Faily, Iraq's Ambassador to the US, and Meghan O'Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project. This event is open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Belfer Center's Geopolitics of Energy Project and the Middle East Initiative. RSVPs are welcomed but not required: (Nikoleta_Sremac@hks.harvard.edu).

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2016 May 31

Fairbank Center: Exploring Death in Modern China | Christian Henriot

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Presenter: Christian Henriot, professor of modern Chinese history at Aix-Marseille University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institut Universitaire de France (2007-2012)

The issue of death loomed large in Chinese cities in the modern era. Despite its intrinsic importance in any society and its particular importance in the historical experience of Chinese cities, however, death is basically absent from the field of Chinese urban history. Based on a study of Shanghai between 1865 and 1965, Christian Henriot explores what death meant and represented in China...

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2016 May 10

Fairbank Center Visiting Scholar Presentations

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Zhichen Cong, Lecturer, Party School of the Central Committee of CPC

Gulazat Tuerxun, Professor of Law, Law School of Xinjiang University

Boon Eng Khor, Associate Professor of Chinese Studies, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Fan Shitao, Lecturer, Beijing Normal University

2016 May 03

Fairbank Center Visiting Scholar Presentations

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S153, 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge

Presenters: 

Bruce Chen, Deputy Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office

Kazuko Kojima, Associate Professor of Law, Keio University

Kai Guan, Professor of Anthropology, Minzu University of China

2016 May 01

Fairbank Center: "Legend of Tianyun Mountain (Tian yun shan chuan qi)"

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Streett, Cambridge MA

Directed by Xie Jin. With Shi Jianlan, Wang Fuli, Shi Weijian

China 1980, 35mm, color, 127 min. Mandarin with English subtitles

Xie Jin traces the vicissitudes of political upheaval in the People’s Republic from the 1950s to the end of the 1970s by mapping them onto the shifting relations between two friends from college and the man they both fall for. Rather than schematic allegory, Xie fashions a moving, intimate look at lives ruined by purges and ideological revision.Legend of Tianyun Mountain was among the first films to...

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2016 Apr 30

Fairbank Center: Book Talk: "Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress - A Legislative History"

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

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

Following passage of Senate Resolution 201 on October 2011 and House Resolution 683 in June 2012, expressing regret for the Chinese exclusion laws, Covington & Burling LLP’s Martin Gold penned Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History, a book that for the first time traces the timeline and background of those laws. Acting pro bono on behalf of the Chinese-American community, Covington helped to secure adoption of the resolution. In Forbidden Citizens, Mr. Gold documents the legislative debates and actual texts of the nine exclusion measures,...

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2016 Aug 01

4-day summer workshop for educators devoted to the production and consumption of journalism across the globe

Mon - Thu, Aug 1 to Aug 4, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location: 

Thompson Room (110), Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

In partnership with other international centers across the university, the Davis Center will offer a 4-day summer workshop for educators devoted to the production and consumption of journalism across the globe. Journalism, now more than ever, is a field and a concept characterized by continuity and change. In recognition of the larger tensions and questions...

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2016 May 13

Davis Center: "Lysenko's Ghost and Soviet Science: Has Today's Field of Molecular Biology Changed Our Perspective?"

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354
Speaker(s)

Loren Graham, Professor Emeritus of the History of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University; Executive Committee Member, Davis Center...

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2016 May 11

CMES: "Coup D’Etat In Iran? Revisiting 1921 And 1953, And The Problem Of Modern Iranian Historiography"

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Director's Series presents

Yann Richard
Professor Emeritus, director, l’Institut d’études iraniennes, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris

Iranian sources do not come readily available when a major political change brings about a return to authoritarian rule, as was the case in February 1921 or August 1953. The nationalistic discourse provides misleading answers by blaming foreign interference. A close analysis dismantles conspiracy theories. Where is the truth? This talk will present newly published documents to...

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2016 May 02

CMES: "Order Of Volatility: Wealth, Power And Death In The Ottoman Empire, 1450-1830"

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

Sohbet-i Osmani presents

Ali Yaycioglu
Ali Yaycioglu is a historian of the Ottoman Empire intersecting Early-Modern Europe and the Muslim World. His book, Partners of the Empire: Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions (Stanford University Press, 2016) is an attempt to rethink the Ottoman experience within the global context of the revolutionary age in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The book examines institutional transformations, political crises and settlements for reform in the Ottoman Empire. His current book...

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2016 May 11

CES: "The French Suburban Revolts of 2005: Citizenship and Politics in Working-Class Neighborhoods"

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
This presentation will discuss the nature and the legacy of the revolts in the French banlieues ten years after. It will analyze its political impacts, not merely in public policy terms, but in terms of mobilization and policy debates. It will focus particularly on the ACLEFEU collective, created in Clichy sous Bois, where the revolts began, a movement that emerged during and after the revolts. Their political effects will be discussed in a broader context: how dynamics of recognition in the cultural sphere affects subjectivities that are forged.
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