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2020 Dec 10

Harvard Neighbors Speaker Event: "The Economist as Detective"

7:00pm

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Professor Goldin is an economic historian and a labor economist and was the director of the NBER’s Development of the American Economy program from 1989 to 2017. Her research covers a wide range of topics including the female labor force, immigration, income inequality, technological change, education, and the economic gender gap.

Harvard Neighbors is a volunteer and membership organization that for over 120 years has worked to create a sense of community for the members of this large University. Our mission is to enrich the lives of members of the Harvard community through...

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2020 Dec 09

The Future of Education

3:00pm to 4:00pm

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As we look ahead to a post-pandemic world, with educational disparities laid bare by COVID-19, the Harvard Graduate School of Education ends its Centennial year by asking: What will education look like five years from now? What about 25 years from now? What are the innovations — fueled by the pandemic’s necessities, or powered by the world’s push for racial justice and equal access — that will take us forward? What should we do now to work toward that future we want to build? And what factors, both positive and challenging, will help to determine that future?

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2020 Dec 08

The Future of COVID-19 Epidemiology

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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To what extent is our future with COVID-19 knowable? As new information about the transmission, demographics, and treatment of COVID-19 emerge, epidemiologists continue to address complex data and generate new predictive models to better understand the dynamics of the virus. Join leading epidemiologists for a panel discussion as they assess the current and future state of the epidemic.

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2020 Dec 07

Human Bridges in the Study of Race, Religion, Art, and Politics with K. Healan Gaston & Steven Harris

5:00pm to 6:00pm

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This talk will explore teaching about difference in a Divinity School course that looks at connections between the Harlem Renaissance and Mexican Modernism during the 1920s and 1930s. Using holiday-themed examples and compelling visual images, we will juxtapose the lives and works of two important figures in the course: Miguel Covarrubias, a Mexican-born caricaturist who spent most of his life in New York City illustrating for Harlem Renaissance texts and popular magazines, and Elizabeth Catlett, a U.S.-born Black sculptor and printmaker who spent her life in Mexico where she created...

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2020 Dec 03

Design Impact: Straight-Up Talk: Homelessness – Ethics / Policy / Action

11:00am to 3:00pm

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Design Impact Vol. 2: Straight-Up Talk: Homelessness – Ethics / Policy / Action, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council, will be a direct, real-talk dialogue on homelessness in the United States that explores the myriad causes of rising homelessness and innovative solutions to eradicate it. It will consist of 3 distinct panels followed by a summary dialogue. The panels will be prefaced by keynote remarks from Binyamin Appelbaum, lead writer on business and economics for the Editorial Board of The New York Times.

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2020 Dec 01

The First 100 Days: A Conversation with Jacqui Patterson on Climate and Environmental Policy in the Biden Administration

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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The First 100 Days: A Conversation with Jacqui Patterson on Climate and Environmental Policy in the Biden Administration TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2020 12:00-1:00 P.M. Please join the Center for Public Leadership for a discussion on climate policy with Jacqui Patterson, Senior Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Jacqui will be joined by a number of HKS community members, including:

SPECIAL GUEST: Cornell William Brooks, Founding Director, The William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice at the Center for Public Leadership; Former President...

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2020 Nov 30

Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS

6:00pm to 8:00pm

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The Harvard Art Museums are proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world, including Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las Indetectables (Chile), Lucía Egaña Rojas (Chile/Spain), Charan Singh (India/U.K.), and George Stanley Nsamba (Uganda).

The program does not intend to give a comprehensive account of the global AIDS epidemic, but it provides a platform...

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2020 Nov 21

Climate and Racial Justice in 2020 and Beyond

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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The Harvard Student Climate Conference presents: Climate and Racial Justice in 2020 and beyond. This critical conversation on climate and racial justice will feature two leaders in the field: Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley for MA-07 and Autumn Peltier a Canadian-Youth Water Activist. The discussion will be moderated by Rosanna Xia, Pulitzer Finalist for Environmental Journalism at the Los Angeles Times. This event will take place on Saturday, the 21st of Nov. from 12 to 1 p.m EST. Sign up for the event here:  

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2020 Dec 16

HUECU Webinar - Playing it Safe on the Internet: Protecting your Identity and Online Security

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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If you are reading this, you use the internet. Over the years the internet has changed how we shop, communicate and consume our news. It has affected how we manage our funds and how we manage our lives. It is an amazing tool that has changed the world. Unfortunately, it is not always safe. There are people whose full-time job is to steal your personal information, which can directly impact your financial wellness.

Thankfully, there are simple steps that we can all take to be safer on...

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2020 Nov 23

Of Politics and Pandemics: Songs of a Russian Immigrant

12:30pm to 1:30pm

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Writing in the vibrant voice of “A Russian Immigrant” and employing a rich variety of poetic forms, award-winning author and Boston College professor Maxim D. Shrayer offers thirty-six interconnected poems about the impact of election-year politics and COVID-19 on American society. Through a combination of biting satire and piercing lyricism, Of Politics and Pandemics delivers a translingual poetic manifesto of despair, hope, love, and loss.

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Maxim D. Shrayer, Director, Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry, Davis Center; Professor of Russian, English,...

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2020 Nov 19

Make Us Great Again: The Causes and Consequences of Declinism in Great Powers

12:15pm to 2:00pm

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Speaker: Robert Ralston, Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft Fellow, International Security Program

This seminar explores the causes and consequences of declinism in great powers. Why does the topic of the nation's international decline emerge in the political discourse of great powers? Why do leaders choose to focus on the nation's decline during some periods and not others? What are the foreign policy consequences of such declinist discourse? After outlining a theory of declinism's emergence and its consequences, this seminar focuses on 1970s Britain, the emergence of...

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2020 Nov 18

Antiracism in Higher Education: A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Join us for a discussion about antiracism in higher education with Ibram X. Kendi, the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller "How to Be an Antiracist."

Kendi, currently the Francis B. Cashin Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will be joined in conversation by Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana, after which they will explore questions posed by current Harvard College students....

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2020 Nov 18

Dorion Sagan, “Dissipative Spacescapes and Living Buildings: Four Billion Years of Architectonic Earth”

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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As astronauts have sublimely recognized, Earth is a place – indeed, one that disappears when, orbiting, they pass to its “dark side” and it becomes a black circle where there are no stars. Tracing the amazing more-than-human distributed architectonics of Earth, Dorion Sagan does his own fly-by of the history of this extraordinary planet, not built so much as grown, from sunloving bacterial skyscrapers known as stromatolites to the living buildings we are.

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2020 Nov 17

Roundtable: Implications of the 2020 Elections

5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Five experts in American politics discuss the implications of the outcome of the 2020 general elections for the United States. How will its results affect government policies? How will the campaign and its results affect American politics?

Danielle Allen, Professor of Government and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Stephen Ansolabehere, Frank G. Thompson Professor of Government and Director of the Center for American Political Studies

Ryan Enos, Professor of Government

Roger Porter, IBM Professor of Business and Government...

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2020 Nov 23

Managing Diversity: A Conversation with Roger Ferguson- President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA, and Hubert Joly, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at HBS and former CEO of Best Buy

5:30pm

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The “Managing Diversity” speaker series brings together leading scholars and businesspeople in conversations on the Impact of systemic racism in business and in society, the policies and practices that have worked (and that haven’t) to ameliorate racism, and the critical ongoing leadership role that business must play.

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