Special Event

2016 Apr 28

Special Event

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts (State Street Corporation Fenway Entrance), Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

“Lawren Harris and the Idea of North: A Conversation”

Speakers

Andrew Hunter, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario.

Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, Museum of Fine Arts.

Alison Mountz, William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Canada Program, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair of Global Migration, Wilfrid Laurier University.

2016 Apr 27

Special Event

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S050

"The Monumentality of Linear Landscape"

This symposium is being held in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition "Crossing Kazakhstan: The Monumentality of Linear Landscape." The event will feature two presentations, each of which considers the physical reality and social dimension of linear landscape in Central Asia. A roundtable discussion will follow each presentation, focusing on some of the fundamental questions raised by the exhibition including: What is cultural space? How does one begin to visually document large-scale linear infrastructure with particular attention to Eurasia? And how is the Silk Road metaphor being redeployed in reference to emergent energy corridors and burgeoning transportation infrastructures in the region? The conversation will hopefully continue during the exhibit's opening reception, which will directly follow the symposium.

Please see the event website http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events/monumentality-linear-landscape for additional details.

Co-sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Asia Center, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Mellon Urban Initiative, Harvard University.

2016 Apr 15

Special Event: Cambridge Talks X Conference

9:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Piper Auditorium

"Bound and Unbound: The Sites of Utopia"

Please visit the conference website for additional details: cambridgetalksx.com. This conference is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Design and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Student Council, Harvard University.

In the five hundred years since the publication of Thomas More’s Of A Republic’s Best State and of the New Island of Utopia (1516), the project of imagining an ideal society has emerged as simultaneously regenerative and devastating on multiple fronts: for the concept of the polity, for the composition of social fabrics, and, most relevant from the vantage of the design disciplines, for the formation of buildings, cities, and territories. This year’s Cambridge Talks, now in its tenth edition, aims to provide a spectrum of exemplary instances of utopia’s modern guise.

In the main conference panels, we bring together speakers to address the rivalry between those utopian endeavors that organize space mainly through social relations and production, and those whose expansive impulse searches out some form of technical mastery over spatial configuration. In other words, utopia can be understood as either embodied or totalizing, bound or unbound. By taking examples from the 19th and 20th centuries, the case studies presented here—from communes and plantations to infrastructural projects and global ecologies—exhibit various attempts to imagine social conditions alongside spatial ones. A concluding discussion will touch upon the philosophical and theoretical ramifications of utopia today.

2016 Apr 14

Special Event: Cambridge Talks X Conference

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Piper Auditorium

"Bound and Unbound: The Sites of Utopia"

Please visit the conference website for additional details: cambridgetalksx.com. This conference is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Design and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Student Council, Harvard University.

In the five hundred years since the publication of Thomas More’s Of A Republic’s Best State and of the New Island of Utopia (1516), the project of imagining an ideal society has emerged as simultaneously regenerative and devastating on multiple fronts: for the concept of the polity, for the composition of social fabrics, and, most relevant from the vantage of the design disciplines, for the formation of buildings, cities, and territories. This year’s Cambridge Talks, now in its tenth edition, aims to provide a spectrum of exemplary instances of utopia’s modern guise.

In the main conference panels, we bring together speakers to address the rivalry between those utopian endeavors that organize space mainly through social relations and production, and those whose expansive impulse searches out some form of technical mastery over spatial configuration. In other words, utopia can be understood as either embodied or totalizing, bound or unbound. By taking examples from the 19th and 20th centuries, the case studies presented here—from communes and plantations to infrastructural projects and global ecologies—exhibit various attempts to imagine social conditions alongside spatial ones. A concluding discussion will touch upon the philosophical and theoretical ramifications of utopia today.

2016 Apr 26

Special Event

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Doris and Ted Lee Gathering Room (S030)

"What the Qualitative Transparency Revolution in Political Science Means for You"

Speaker:

Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University.

Contact:

Sarah Banse
sarahbanse@wcfia.harvard.edu

2016 Apr 16

Special Event: Soccer as a Global Phenomenon Conference

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

An examination of globalization through the prism of soccer. Please visit the conference website for the complete program and registration. 

Made possible by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and Olympiacos Football Club, Greece.

Sponsored by the the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, with generous support from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; and Simmons College.

Contact:

Jessica Barnard
jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu

2016 Apr 15

Special Event: Soccer as a Global Phenomenon Conference

9:30am to 6:30pm

Location: 

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

An examination of globalization through the prism of soccer. Please visit the conference website for the complete program and registration. 

Made possible by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and Olympiacos Football Club, Greece.

Sponsored by the the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, with generous support from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; and Simmons College.

Contact:

Jessica Barnard
jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu

2016 Apr 14

Special Event: Soccer as a Global Phenomenon Conference

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

An examination of globalization through the prism of soccer. Please visit the conference website for the complete program and registration. 

Made possible by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and Olympiacos Football Club, Greece.

Sponsored by the the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, with generous support from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; and Simmons College.

Contact:

Jessica Barnard
jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu

2016 Apr 13

Film Screening: Soccer as a Global Phenomenon Conference

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, Science Building, S183

"New Generation Queens: A Zanzibar Soccer Story"

Panel Discussion after the Film:

Megan Shutzer, Director.

Temryss Xeli'tia Lane, Masters Candidate in American Indian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.

Yagmur Nurhat, Instructor in Sociology, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey.

"Soccer as a Global Phenomenon" is an examination of globalization through the prism of soccer. Complete program and registration available at http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/soccer2016.

Made possible by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and Olympiacos Football Club, Greece.

Sponsored by the the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, with generous support from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; and Simmons College.

Contact:

Jessica Barnard
jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu

2016 Apr 08

Special Event: A Conference Marking International Roma Day

9:30am to 5:30pm

Location: 

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

"Responses to State-Sponsored Collective Injustice"

Keynote Speaker:

Alondra Nelson, Professor, Department of Sociology; Dean of Social Sciences, Columbia University; Author of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome.

The Responses to State Sponsored Collective Injustice conference will consider responses to devastating collective injustice around the world, using the Roma case as a focal point for more general inquiry and discussion. More broadly, the conference will discuss the range of responses of governments to past and present state-sponsored wrongs against minority and marginalized groups from across the globe. The event will bring together world leading activists and scholars to explore the issue of state sponsored violence and collective injustices comparatively – across historic and geographic regions as well as across academic disciplines.

Registration is required. Please visit the conference website to register.

Co-sponsored by Harvard FXB; Berklee College of Music; Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Seminar on History and Policy, and the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Center for African Studies, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Committee on Ethnicity, Migration and Rights, Donald T. Regan Lecture Fund, and Native American Program, Harvard University.

2016 Mar 24

Special Event: Megacities Asia

5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Arthur M. Sackler Building, 485 Broadway Street, Auditorium

"Megacities Asia"

Introduction:

Tarun Khanna, South Asia Institute, Harvard Business School.

Speakers:

Al Miner, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Laura Weinstein, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

"Modern – Vernacular, City – Nature: Imaginations of the New India"

Speakers:

Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota.

Chitra Venkataramani, Harvard South Asia Institute.

Asim Waqif, Artist and Architect.

Chair:

Sai Balakrishnan, Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

"Inhabiting Asian Cities"

Speakers:

Theodore C. Bestor, Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology, Harvard University.

Martha Chen, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO).

Hu Xiangchen, Artist.

Chair:

Laura Weinstein, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Co-sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Harvard University Asia Center; Department of History of Art and Architecture; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Korea Institute; and Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.

2016 Apr 16

Harvard-MIT-Yale Political Violence Conference

9:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354

Attendance is by invitation only. Please contact Tyler Jost at tjost@g.harvard.edu if you would like to attend.

Faculty Advisor:

Robert H. Bates, Faculty Associate. Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Department of Government; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

2016 Mar 11

Special Lecture Series on Japan's 2011 Disasters

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, Belfer Case Study Room (S020)

Panel: "3/11 Five Years Later: Research Borne from the March 2011 Disasters in Japan"

Speakers:

"Coastal Fisheries and Industrial Development in Fukushima"

Satsuki Takahashi, Visiting Professor (2015-2016), Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan; Professor, Department of Anthropology, George Mason University.

"Network Crisis Archiving: From First Response to Remembrance"

Kyle Parry, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester.

"Community Reconstruction in the Tohoku Region"

Andrew Littlejohn, Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Moderator:

Theodore Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology; Director, Reischauer Institute, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2016 Feb 05

Special Event: On Atmospheres: Spaces of Embodiment

9:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Piper Auditorium

"Atmosphere as Matter"

Visit the Harvard Graduate School of Design website for full details.

Speakers:

Gernot Böhme, Institut für Praxis der Philosophie.
Kathleen L. John-Alder, Rutgers University.
Philippe Rahm, Philippe Rahm Architects, Harvard GSD.
Klaus K. Loenhart, Terrain: Architects and Landscape Architects, Technical University of Graz.
Chris Welsby, Filmmaker, Simon Fraser University.

Moderator:

Iñaki Abalos, Harvard GSD and Edward Eigen, Harvard GSD.

"Atmosphere as Condition"

Speakers:

Michael Jakob, La Haute École du Paysage, d'Ingénierie et d'Architecture de Genève.
Barbara Kenda, Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center.
Ulrich Reuter, Department for Urban Climatology, Office for Environmental Protection.
Iwan Baan, Photographer.

Moderator:

Sonja Dümpelmann, Harvard GSD and Antoine Picon, Harvard GSD

"Atmosphere as Affect"

Speakers:

David Howes, Centre for Sensory Studies, Concordia University.
Jonathan Hill, Bartlett School of Architecture.
Matthias Schuler, TRANSSOLAR Climate Engineering
Catherine Mosbach, Mosbach Paysagistes.
Tomás Saraceno, Artist.

Moderator:

Kiel Moe, Harvard GSD and Anne Whiston Spirn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Anuradha Mathur, University of Pennsylvania, will moderate the final roundtable.

Contact
events@gsd.harvard.edu

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