Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Feb 29

Fairbank Center: Understanding Religious Change in China: Connecting History and Anthropology

10:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Presentations Include:
• Donald Sutton (Carnegie Mellon University): “Chinese Rituals and the Problem of Sincerity: Applying Seligman, Weller, Puett and Simon’s Ritual and Its Consequences to Late Imperial and Modern China.”

• P. Steven Sangren (Cornell University): “Alienation and Creativity: Desire and Imagination in Ritual Processes”

• James Robson (Harvard University): “Filling Out the Archive: A Brief Reflection on the Need for a Historically Informed Anthropology and an Anthropologically Informed History”

• ...

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2016 Apr 01

DRCLAS: Cuba Studies Program: "Cuba, the Land of Opportunity?: Reflections on Agricultural Possibilities, 1898 and 2014"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge St.

Leida Fernández Prieto is a visiting scholar at DRCLAS for the academic year 2015-16. She holds a Ph.D from the University of Havana, Cuba and is a Researcher of the Comparative Studies Group on Caribbean and Atlantic World in the Institute of History at Spanish National Research Council. Previously she was a Researcher at the Center for the Study of the History of Science and Technology and National Museum of History of Science and Technology “Carlos J. Finlay”, Academy of Sciences of Cuba (1991-2006)....

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2016 Mar 23

DRCLAS: RFK Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies Lecture - Raúl Zurita: Sky Below

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge St.

Through a bilingual poetry reading and lecture, Raúl Zurita, Chile’s renowned poet and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, along with Anna Deeny, his translator and anthologist, will explore the trajectory of his works, and engage in dialogue with the audience.

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Lectura bilingüe de poesía, donde el poeta chileno y Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Raúl Zurita junto a su traductora y antologadora Anna Deeny, hará un recorrido por su obra y dialogará con el público.

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2016 Mar 22

DRCLAS: Tuesday Seminar Series: "Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elite, and Regime Change"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge St.

Speaker: Robert R. Kaufman, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University

Professor Kaufman will highlight some of the major findings of his forthcoming book with Stephan Haggard. The talk will focus on how economic inequality and political institutions have affected the stability of democratic regimes emerging throughout the world during the “third wave” of democratization.  The implications for the future of Latin American democracies will receive particular attention.   

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2016 Mar 04

CAPS: "What Happened? A tale of two Americas, 1900 - 2000"

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Room K450, CGIS Knafel Building 1737 Cambridge Street

Robert Putnam
Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard

Robert Putnam is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the British Academy, and past president of the American Political Science Association. In 2006, Putnam received the Skytte Prize, the world's highest accolade for a political scientist, and in 2012, he received the...

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2016 Apr 26

CMES: Political Thought In The Islamic World: Findings From A Study Of 280 Muslim Scholars From The 7th Century To The Present

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES Middle East Forum presents

Ali Akbar Alikhani
Associate Professor of Political Thought in the Islamic World, Chair, Arab World Studies Department, University of Tehran; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Contact: Liz Flanagan

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2016 Mar 31

CMES: Book Talk: "Burning Country: Syrians In Revolution And War"

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Kalb Seminar Rm, Taubman Bldg, Kennedy School of Government

The CMES Middle East Forum presents

Co-authors Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami

Robin Yassin-Kassab is a journalist and a regular media commentator on Syria and the Middle East. Yassin-Kassab is author of the novel The Road from Damascus (Hamish Hamilton and Penguin, 2009). He is co-author of the forthcoming book on the Syrian revolution and war, ...

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2016 Mar 22

CMES: The Persian And Afghan Romance Of Alexander The Great: Part II, The Seeker

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Rm, S020, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES and ACANSRS present

Michael Barry
Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Brilliantly reflected in the medieval Persian-language epic poetry of Firdawsî and Nizâmî - illustrated by the finest miniaturists throughout the lands that are today Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and India - Alexander's encounters with different civilizations from the Nile to the Indus resulted in his mythological metamorphosis into a son of Egypt's last Pharaoh, into a worshiper of the True God in Jerusalem's Temple, into a thunder-wielding...

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2016 Mar 11

CMES: Iraq: Possible Futures - Including A Return To The Past

9:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 

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

CMES presents a symposium

Iraq: Possible Futures - Including a return to the past

Since its creation out of the three Ottoman Provinces - Basra, Baghdad and Mosul - after 1914, Iraq has been occupied several times, battled with Kurdish separatism, subject to a number of political revolutions, endured the long dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and several wars or periods of great tension with its Eastern neighbor, Iran. Not to speak of huge annual floods, uncertain title to land and now, paradoxically, low oil prices, heightened by sectarianism exacerbated by...

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