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2020 Jun 04

Naming Racism: COVID-19 and Beyond

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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The tragic and inequitable effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic have heightened awareness across the United States of this country’s structural racism. For some, the crisis has been a wake-up call; for others, it has been yet another confirmation of a daily and cross-generational reality. As the first stay-at-home orders are lifted and businesses, government, and schools move toward reopening, how can we avoid having much of the nation fall back into “the somnolence of racism denial”?

Camara Phyllis Jones and David R. Williams will discuss the pathways through which racism...

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2020 Jun 04

Balancing Kids, Work and the Pandemic

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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We are learning now, more than ever, that we are connected to one another in inextricable ways. We can foster our own sense of calm and from that place, be able to help others do the same. Discover the proven benefits of being present for yourself and others, shifting self-defeating habits and thoughts, managing difficult emotions without getting overwhelmed, developing empathy, and cultivating patience and self-compassion.

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2020 Jun 03

The Geopolitics of the Global Upheaval in Oil Markets

10:00am to 11:00am

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Speaker: Meghan O'Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs; Director, Geopolitics of Energy Project

Professor O'Sullivan will discuss the dual impacts on global oil markets of price competition — and the demand shock associated with the COVID-19 crisis — in the inaugural session of Conversations.

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2020 Jun 02

The Marriage of Véra Slonim and Vladimir Nabokov as Jewish, Russian, and American History

12:30pm to 1:30pm

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ladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) and Véra Nabokov (née Slonim, 1902-1991) met in early 1920s Berlin; their relationship encompassed two continents and five languages. In this lecture, author and scholar Maxim D. Shrayer brings to life rare and archival materials to explore the dynamics of mixed marriages and the boundaries of modern Jewish culture.

Maxim D. Shrayer is Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College and Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center. He is the author and editor of over 15 books books, including Leaving...

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2020 Jun 01

U.S. Foreign Policy and China

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Join the Ash Center and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for a virtual event featuring:

Lucy Hornby, a fellow at the Nieman Center for Journalism and former Beijing deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times

Yasheng Huang, MIT professor of international management

Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, HKS, Ash Center Director

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2020 Nov 03

Sharing the Caregiving: Managing Sibling Disagreements

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Siblings can be our best friends and partners in crime growing up.  But as adults, siblings can make caring for an aging parent challenging and stressful. You think Mom needs in-home care, your brother wants assisted living and Mom doesn’t want help at all!  Sound familiar? How can you and your siblings get on the same page, help Mom find the right care and not get entangled in simmering past resentments? This webinar will discuss how to create a care team, delegating responsibilities, managing sibling conflict, and...

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2020 Jun 03

Virtual Bike Maintenance Workshop

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Are you ready to take your bike out? As Massachusetts is beginning to ease restrictions, CommuterChoice is providing some more at-home activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please remember to practice your local social distancing guidelines if you are going out for a walk, bike or jog.

 

We all know that bicycling is a great way to get around town, keep fit, and...

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2020 Jul 30

Retirewise - Pre-retirement Planning (2-day seminar)

9:00am to 12:30pm

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It doesn't matter how much or how little financial planning you've done, or if your retirement is years away – you'll find the Retirewise® workshops well worth your time. And there's no prep work required. This complimentary online workshop will provide you with a step-by-step approach to creating a realistic financial and retirement strategy that works for you over 2 sessions: July 30th and August 6th from 9 am to 12:30 pm.

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2020 Jul 21

Health Coverage in Retirement

10:00am to 11:30am

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Health Coverage In Retirement focuses on your healthcare insurance options during retirement with presentations from Harvard Benefits and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA). Topics will include Harvard University’s post-retirement health eligibility and plan options, and the Planning for Medicare presentation by BCBSMA.

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2020 Jul 14

Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement presented by TIAA

9:00am to 10:00am

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Getting to retirement is an accomplishment - but there are move adventures to come! Once you reach retirment, you may have 20 or 30 or years to enjoy it. This online workshop will help you imagine your ideal retirement and plan for how to make the most of it.

(1) Plan for your retirement expenses
(2) Learn about how you can pay yourself when you’re no longer earning a paycheck
(3) Create an income strategy
(4) Consider taxes, estate planning, and risk

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2020 May 27

Equity and Social Justice Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on Kids

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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The Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School is hosting a discussion on the impact of COVID19 on Kids and will discuss a myriad of topics ranging from mental health, housing and food security and education issues that have come about due to the COVID19 pandemic.

MODERATOR:

Alden Landry, MD, MPH

Assistant Dean, Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

SPEAKERS:

Adrian Jacques...

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2020 May 27

Leadership during COVID-19: A discussion with Anne Margulies

3:30pm to 4:30pm

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Despite this unprecedented and difficult time, we have seen the Harvard community come together to support each other as we move to remote work. Harvard University IT staff have led the efforts in moving us to remote work quickly and efficiently during a time of stress and uncertainty. Anne Margulies, Vice President and University Chief Information Officer (CIO), will talk to us about the move to remote work, challenges and successes during this time, and work/life balance. The purpose of this conversation is to bring awareness to the impact this pandemic has on marginalized genders and...

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2020 May 26

The Forum: The Coronavirus Pandemic: Stopping the Spread of Misinformation

12:00pm to 12:30pm

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A flood of evolving information, as well as potentially damaging misinformation, has accompanied the coronavirus pandemic. Amplified by social media, misinformation in particular can undermine critical public health efforts, fuel conspiracy theories and add confusion to the global conversation about how to curb the pandemic. In this Facebook Live Q&A, K. “Vish” Viswanath, Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will explore the pitfalls of COVID-19 misinformation as well as approaches to...

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2020 May 26

COVID-19 and Inequality in the Global South

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Low-income countries have several systemic disadvantages that cumulatively inhibit their capacity to cope with the spread of COVID-19. These systemic disadvantages, a joint outcome of long-term poverty and resource-constrained healthcare systems, are only worsened by the unforeseen socio-economic outcomes of lockdowns and infections. Threatening one and all, they specifically impact on the most impoverished and vulnerable groups of people in these countries, in existential ways.

This panel will discuss the effects of economic and healthcare fallouts of COVID-19 on low-income...

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