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2019 Oct 23

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Africa: Lessons for Central Asia

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, Room S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Africa: Lessons for Central Asia

Before the Belt and Road Initiative became the heart of Chinese foreign engagement, China was already active in Africa. The lessons it learned in building railways, ports, and diplomatic networks on the continent helped to shape Beijing’s global rollout of infrastructure and influence. But how has China-Africa engagement, and the subsequent BRI, shaped African governance? Where and...

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2019 Oct 23

(POSTPONED)“Inheriting the Pacific: Can Art History Think an Ocean?”

6:00pm

Location: 

This lecture has been postponed due to illness: Date and time TBD.

This lecture has been postponed due to illness: Date and time TBD.

Please join us for the first lecture of the 2019-2020 HAA Guest Lecture Series at Boston University:

Speaker: Dana Leibsohn, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art; Director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Smith College

Info: The Pacific Ocean: frontier, boundary, haven, threat, lure. Across the early modern period, as colonial projects took root in the Americas and Asia, the Pacific became integral to...

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2019 Oct 24

Harvard Divinity School Film Series - Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

4:00pm

Location: 

Paine Hall, 3 Oxford Street, Cambridge

The recently released documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, is an artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller. The film examines Morrison's life, works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. It features interviews with Morrison and a number of her peers, critics, and colleagues, including HDS’s Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America.

HDS is hosting a screening of the film. Carrasco will give an introduction, and there there will be a Q&A and panel discussion with...

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2019 Oct 24

Diasporic Home-making: Jews in Paris and Berlin in the 20th Century

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Leora Auslander
Professor of European Social History and the Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization, The University of Chicago

Chair:
Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for Jewish Research

Info:
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