J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Assistant Professor of Biology and Society, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University; the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School; the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School; with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund; and the Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School.
Sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School. Co-sponsored by Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict, Harvard University, the Management, Leadership, and Decision Science Area, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Middle East Initiative, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
"Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes"
Joshua A. Tucker, Professor of Politics and affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies and Data Science, New York University; Director, Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia; Co-director, Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) Laboratory, New York University; Co-author of the award winning Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post. Read more about Comparative Democracy Seminar
Fisher Family Commons, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
A climate change storytelling thesis project about the Republic of Kiribati by Mattea Mrkusic, Kenneth I. Juster Fellow 2015–2016, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard College, Special Concentrator in Human Rights and the Environment.
Project and podcast available at www.collapsethedistance.com. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center and the Harvard University Asia Center.
The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights will host the Fifth Annual Roma Conference, "Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Contribution", at Harvard University to mark International Roma Day. The event will bring together academic, literary, artistic, and student communities to explore the contributions of the Roma community to global culture, arts, and material production.
Co-sponsored by the Berklee College of Music; the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies; the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights; the Mahindra Humanities Center; the Department of Music; and the Provost’s Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration, Harvard University.
"Nuclear Chimeras: Britain’s Slow Death as a Nuclear Power”
Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future; Author of The World We Made.
Carol Cohn, Director, Consortium on Gender, Security & Human Rights,University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Allison Macfarlane, Professor of Public Policy and International Affairs and Director, Center for International Science and Technology Policy, George Washington University.
Jayita Sarkar, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University.
Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment; Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Harvard University.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Law and Policy and the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Belfer Case Study Room (S020)
History Department Graduate Student Conference featuring papers on border-making and border-crossing in terrestrial and maritime Asia in the modern and early modern period. A variety of papers will be presented on topics related to political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history. Speakers will include doctoral students from Harvard University, Cornell University, and the University of Chicago. All are welcome and no prior registration is required.
CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)
"(Dis)entangling Global Early Modernities, 1300-1800"
This conference proposes a new concept - (dis)entanglement - to provide alternative narratives of the early modern world, 1300-1800. Recent scholarship has emphasized the integrative nature of economic, material, and religious developments. In contrast, this conference will examine what the “global” could mean in intellectual and cultural interactions in terms of both integration and disintegration across multiple continents and oceans. The conference participants will explore how the notion of “(dis)entanglement” allows us to evoke a polycentric early modern world that is simultaneously connecting and disconnecting.