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2020 Dec 03

Mindfulness and Compassion 2.0

10:00am to 11:00am

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Online

An essential component of any mindfulness practice is learning to focus on observing both internal and external experiences with a heightened sense of clarity—this prepares the heart and intellect to navigate the demands of work and personal relationships in sincere, effective, and compassionate ways. In the introductory “Mindfulness and Compassion” course, participants will have learned to use their mindfulness practice to specifically hone the lens of compassion; “Compassion 2.0” will delve further into how these practices can prepare us to lend support to ourselves and those around us...

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2021 Jan 13

Caring for Yourself, and Caring for Others, Through Mindfulness 2.0

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Online

Participants of Caring for Yourself and Caring for Others are invited back for a deeper dive into the learnings, a mindful meditation, and to discuss your questions.  This follow-up session is held within a month of the first session. Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff; Prerequisite: Caring for Yourself and Caring for Others.

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2020 Dec 16

Caring for Yourself, and Caring for Others, Through Mindfulness

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online

In times of great turmoil and anxiety—when so many people in our own lives, and in society at large, urgently need our help – the contemplative practices of mindfulness can seem counterintuitive.  Some wonder, is sitting here quietly, focusing on my breath, really helping anyone? But just as a warrior must put on armor, and just as doctors must put on personal protective equipment to safeguard themselves, so, too, do the practices of mindfulness prepare our hearts and minds to effectively and sustainably support those around us.

In this program, we will explore...

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2020 Dec 15

Navigating the Holidays During Covid-19

10:00am

Location: 

Online

Under normal circumstances, the holiday season can bring several mixed emotions, including anxiety, joy, stress, burnout, excitement, conflict, and/or loneliness. Saying that emotions will be magnified this year is an understatement. Covid- 19 has caused both sudden and gradual shifts in our outlook, routines, relationships, and traditions - all of which demand a new approach to the holiday season.

During this course, we will help you understand (and accept) these unique circumstances. We will discuss how to balance planning with flexibility, values with compromise, and...

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2020 Nov 21

Climate and Racial Justice in 2020 and Beyond

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Online

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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2021 Feb 27

Home Buying Webinar

Repeats every month on the 10 of April until Sat Apr 10 2021 .
10:30am to 12:00pm

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Online

Harvard and affiliated hospital faculty, staff, and retirees are invited to attend a free onliine webinar.

Buying a primary residence Topics include:

  • How much can I really afford to pay and what type of mortgage makes the most sense?
  • What is a Purchase and Sale Agreement?
  • How does the process, from offer to acceptance to closing, work?

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2021 Mar 24

Home Buying Webinar

Repeats every month on the 27 of January until Wed Jan 27 2021 . Also includes Wed Mar 24 2021, Wed May 12 2021, Thu Jun 24 2021.
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Online

Harvard and affiliated hospital faculty, staff, and retirees are invited to attend a free onliine webinar.

Buying a primary residence Topics include:

  • How much can I really afford to pay and what type of mortgage makes the most sense?
  • What is a Purchase and Sale Agreement?
  • How does the process, from offer to acceptance to closing, work?

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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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Online

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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Online

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.

Speaker(s):

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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Online

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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Online

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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Online

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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Online

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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Online

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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