Special Event

2017 Apr 26

Special Event

5:00pm to 6:30pm


Emerson Hall, 25 Quincy Street, Room 105

"Editorial Aspirations: Human Integrity at the Frontiers of Biology"

Please visit the workshop website for a list of speakers and the full agenda.


Shana Ashar


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.

2017 Apr 27

Special Event

11:45am to 1:00pm


Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Building, Land Lecture Hall, Room 400

"Understanding Emotion in the Context of Intractable Intergroup Conflict"


Eran Halperin, Professor, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel.

Please note: RSVP by April 19 REQUIRED

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.

2017 Apr 24

Joint Transnational Studies Initiative and Politics and Social Change Workshop

4:00pm to 6:00pm


William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

"Refuge's Resource Environments: A Research Outline"


Fethi Keles, Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Social Protection, Transnational Studies Initiative, Harvard University.

“Whether to Weather: A Case Study of Drought Displacement in the Colombian Countryside”


Brianna Castro, PhD Student, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Harvard University.


Yueran Zhang

2017 Apr 20

Comparative Democracy Seminar

4:15pm to 5:30pm


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. 

2017 Apr 06

Opening Reception for Collapse the Distance: A Climate Change Storytelling Project

4:30pm to 6:00pm


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. 

2017 Apr 10

Special Event: Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Connection Conference

9:00am to 5:15pm


Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Room 133

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.


Margareta Matache

2017 Apr 27

Europe on Credit Series

4:15pm to 6:00pm


Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room

"The Jubilee: Debt Forgiveness in Modern Europe"


Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies; Professor of History and International Affairs; Director, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, Princeton University.


Mary D. Lewis, Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Washington, DC.


Sarah Banse

2017 Mar 30

Special Event

4:00pm to 6:00pm


Emerson Hall, Room 210

“Undocumented Knowledge: Students, Borders, and the Politics of Sanctuary”


Prerna Lal, Staff Attorney / Clinical Supervisor, Immigration Practice, East Bay Community Law Center.

Lisa Lowe, Distinguished Professor; Director, Center for the Humanities, Tufts University.

Keish Kim, American Studies graduate student, Harvard University.

Medhin Paolos, Asmarina Project, and Rete G2 Milano.

Maurice Stierl, Visiting Assistant Professor University of California, Davis.

Co-sponsored by the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University.

2017 Apr 06

Special Event: STS Program Atomic Imaginaries Public Lecture

5:00pm to 7:00pm


Harvard Law School, Austin Hall, Room 111

"Nuclear Chimeras: Britain’s Slow Death as a Nuclear Power”

Keynote Speaker:

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.


Shana Ashar

2017 Mar 25

Asian Borderlands Conference

1:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Belfer Case Study Room (S020)

"Asian Borderlands"

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.


Aniket De

2017 Mar 24

(Dis)entangling Global Early Modernities Conference

8:45am to 5:00pm


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.


Michael Tworek
mtworek@fas.harvard.edu or 

Anja Goeing

Please RSVP to http://earlymod.fas.harvard.edu/os_events/nojs/registration/954086