[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - April 16, 2017

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Monday, April 17
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11:30am  American Socialist: Eugene Victor Debs - Film
12pm  Stratospheric Variability and Tropospheric Climate Change
12pm  Transitioning China's Energy System Towards Decarbonization
12pm  Making a Martyr: Emotions and Social Media in the Egyptian Uprising
12pm  Film screening of Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective
12:15pm  Assessing and Mitigating Synthetic Biology Risks: Exemplary Cases and Cautionary Tales
2:15pm  Book Launch & Discussion — Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy
4pm  Energizing India: Scenarios for India's Energy Future NEW
7pm  New Perspectives: Lightning, Climate Change & Other Exciting Scientific Challenges

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Tuesday, April 18
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9:30am  MIT April 18: Day of Engagement, Day of Action
10am  Climate Justice and Energy Democracy
12pm  Dreams and Nightmares of Urban Restoration Ecology
12pm  Speaker Series: Sarah Smarsh – Examining the Class Divide
12pm  Disobedience and its Reward by Joi Ito
12pm  Internet Access as a Basic Service: Inspiration from our Canadian Neighbors
12pm  GSD Talks: Mia Lehrer, “Advocacy by Design”
12:15pm  Putting a Price on Carbon in MA
1pm  Climate Change and Global Health Seminar featuring Joel Schwartz, PhD
2pm  Statistical Pitfalls & Challenges: Communicating Scientific Research to the Public
3:15pm  Lessons in Nonviolent Resistance from Global Movements
4pm  Healing in the Wake of Community Violence: Lessons from Newtown and Beyond: Panel discussion and screening of the documentary Newtown (2016)
4pm  The Economic Status of African Americans
4:15pm  ObamaCare: Repeal and Replace It, or Keep It and Fix It?
5pm  16th Annual Kendall Lecture with Thomas R. Karl on Climate Data: Mysteries, Wonders, and Reality
5:15pm  Book Event: The Market as God
5:30pm  Gentrification Beyond Displacement
6pm  Numbers in the news
6pm  “Before the Trees Was Strange”
6pm  Age of Consequences 
6:30pm  Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture: Jonathan Franzen, “So Do We Just Give Up on Nature?”
7pm  NOVA’s CaféSci Boston presents “Science Storytelling 101”
7pm  Harvard Coop Author Series - Kathleen Rowe - Exploring the Charles River
7pm  Is It Real or Fake?

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Wednesday, April 19
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7:30am  Boston Sustainability Breakfast
12pm  SolarSPELL: The Solar Powered Educational Learning Library - Experiential Learning and Iterative Developmen
12pm  Sites of Sanctuary and the Negro Motorist Green Book
12pm  Technology and the Assault on Solitude
12pm  A More Perfect Internet: Promoting Digital Civility and Combating Cyber-Violence
12pm  Finance, Geography, & Sustainability Speaker Series: Conspiracy Capital
2pm  Interactive Design Tools for the Maker Movement
4pm  Mary Powell, Chair and CEO of Green Mountain Power
4pm  Imprecise Computational Science: Closing Gaps, Forming Alloys
4pm  The Economic Status of African Americans
4pm  This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate with Naomi Klein
5pm  Writing and Risk: Six Writers in Conversation
5pm  Good Science for Good Politics: Scientific advice and policy-making in the European Union
5pm  PULSECHECK: How HACKATHONS Create Companies
6pm  Jason Sanford:  Material Dialogues
6pm  Celebrate Earth Day with Mayor Walsh and the Greenovate community!
6:30pm  Alternative Facts & Fake News
6:30pm  University of Geneva Presents: The Superconductivity Show!
6:30pm  “Disturbing the Peace” Film Screening and Discussion
7pm  Dialogue & Collaborative Exploration

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Thursday, April 20, 12:30 PM – Friday, April 21, 5:00 PM EDT
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Streaming Television Workshop 

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Thursday, April 20
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11am  Earth Day Festival
11:45am  Reflections on Environmental Policy
12pm  Boston to Bukoba and back: Building the honeymoney chain
12pm  The EU and the Ukraine/Russia Crisis
12:30pm  Webcast: Lead Contamination Beyond Flint
4pm  The Economic Status of African Americans
4pm  Daisy Drive Systems for Local Ecological Engineering
4pm  Living in Media: Psychological Implications of the Fragmentation and Mediatization of Life
4:15pm  Comparative Democracy Seminar: Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes
5pm  More Oceans, Less Plastic
5pm  Research Rumble: Battle of the Science Stars
5pm  Climate Cafe
6pm  Ocean Evolution Today: The Impact of Human Activities on the Ecology and Evolution of Marine Organisms
6pm  Emerson Launch Spring Creative Enterprises Showcase
6:30pm  Science by the Pint Presents: A Panel Discussion on Genetic Engineering
6:30pm  Tipping the Scales on Climate Change: Covering and Communicating an Unthinkably Big Problem
6:30pm  Tech and Healthcare Innovation
7pm  London Punk Eyewitness
7pm  Senator Elizabeth Warren:  This Fight Is Our Fight:  The Battle to Save America's Middle Class
7pm  Green Cambridge Community Advocates­ Monthly
7pm  Thomas Shapiro on Toxic Inequality

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Friday, April 21 – Saturday, April 22
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Boston Socialist Unity Project Annual Conference 2017
We the People / Hack for Democracy

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Friday, April 21
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9am  The View from the Military Academies: A Conversation with the Superintendents About Values, Ethics, & the Military Profession
9am  Untapped Potential: Making Water Markets Work for All
10am  Celebrating the Earth
10am  Actionable Sustainability: Technology, Policy and the City
11am  Being Material: A Symposium Sponsored by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology
12pm  Monitoring and Forecasting Long-Range Transport of Wildfire Emissions in the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service
12pm  Harvard Celebrates Earth Day 
3pm  The Rationality of Perception
5pm  Advocate for Science!
5pm  Earth Ways: Indigenous Lifeways as a Human Right 
5:30pm  VR EcoHack: Earth Day Weekend 2017
7pm  Music and the Bilingual Brain

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Saturday, April 22
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9am  MIT ESI Earth Day Celebration
9am  Sustainable Cambridge
9am  Being Material: A Symposium Sponsored by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology
10am  Science Talk: The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Climate Change and Air Quality Research
11am  Harvard, EAC Earth Day Festival 
12pm  March For Science
1pm Backyard Chickens for the City Dweller 

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Sunday, April 23
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1pm  From the Ground Up: Restoring Soil Fertility
6pm  Peru, Marrakech and Monsanto! Potluck/Discussion with Frederique Apffel-Marglin

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Monday, April 24, 8:45 AM – Tuesday, April 25, 5:00 PM
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Journalism and the Search for Truth in an Age of Social Media Conference

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Monday, April 24
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12pm  Intelligence in a Volatile World, 9/11 to the Present
12pm  Climate Extremes: Trends, Physical Causes, and Societal Impacts
12pm  Climate Week: Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide
12:10pm  Atmospheric Deposition and Soil Nutrient Cycling in Boston: Urban Effects on Biogeochemical Cycles
12:15pm  Wrong Way After Nuremberg: Misconceiving Research Ethics
1:30pm  Brexit: From Fantasy/Nightmare to Hard Bargaining | A Discussion with Ed Balls
2pm  Climate Week: "Climate Ready Boston: Planning for the Challenges Ahead”
3pm  The Network Architecture of Human Thought
3:30pm  Climate Week: "How Harvard’s Endowment is Thinking about Climate”
4pm  Climate Week: "The War on Science: Reports from the Battlefield”
4:30pm  John DeVillars Study Group Reports
5pm  TEDx Suffolk University - Economies of the Future
6pm  Lecture: Food Security
7pm  Requiem for the American Dream:  The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power
7pm  Climate Week: Film Screening & Discussion: BEHEMOTH
7pm  Hidden Figures

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Tuesday, April 25
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12pm  Digital Expungement: Rehabilitation in the Digital Age
12pm  The European Union's Security Policy and the Middle East
12pm  Trump and Asia: Business as Usual? Business and Trade Between the U.S. and Asia
1pm  Multifamily Energy Efficiency Workshop 
3pm  Climate Week: "Daily Monitoring of the Land Surface of the Earth”
4pm  The International State of Digital Rights, a Conversation with the UN Special Rapporteur
4pm  Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation
4pm  How free enterprise can solve climate change
4:30pm  Climate Week | Film Screening | 'A Time to Choose’
5pm  "Resolve: Negotiating Life’s Conflicts with Greater Confidence;" A Book Talk with author Hal Movius
5pm  Starr Forum: Solving America's and China's North Korea Problem?
6pm  AI-powered Marketing
6:30pm  The Future of Work in a Tech-Driven Economy
7pm  TEDxCamberville planning
7:30pm  Communicating Climate Change Through Science and Technology

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My rough notes on some of the events I go to and notes on books I’ve read are at:
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com

One Way to Protect and Regenerate Coral Reefs
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/4/10/1652115/-One-Way-to-Protect-and-Regenerate-Coral-Reefs

A Hundred Years Ago
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/04/11/1652281/-A-Hundred-Years-Ago

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Monday, April 17
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American Socialist: Eugene Victor Debs - Film
Monday, April 17
11:30am
Broadway Picture, Entertainment Theatre, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston

Biopic about labor organizer and co-founder of the Socialist Party of America, Eugene Victor Debs.  The film is narrated by Amy Madigan.

My film, American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs will screen at the Boston International Film Festival 

This film was a true labor of love, morals and conscience. I have a very limited budget for PR, so if you can post this on Facebook and other social media, I would greatly appreciate the effort.

American Socialist: Eugene Victor Debs Film Trailer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS2r9BUIVlk

Yale Strom director/writer and Elizabeth Schwartz ex. producer/writer will be attending the April 14 screening.

More information at http://www.bostoniff.org

Editorial Comment:  EV Debs spent more time in prison for speaking against WWI than the USA spent fighting WWI.  He ran for President from the Atlanta Federal Prison in the 1920 election and received nearly 1 million votes, over 3% of those cast.  A remarkable man and important American historical figure who should be studied.

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Stratospheric Variability and Tropospheric Climate Change
Monday, April 17
12:00PM
Harvard, Haller Hall (102), Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Aditi Sheshadri, Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Math/Lamont, Columbia University
Variability of the polar stratospheric vortex impacts weather and climate patterns at the Earth’s surface on timescales from weeks to decades. In this talk, I will discuss the processes that set polar vortex variability on interannual, seasonal, and decadal timescales, as well as the dynamics of tropospheric mid-latitude jet stream and storm track responses to perturbations from the stratosphere (and, indeed, to external forcing in general, such as rising concentrations of greenhouse gases).

I will introduce an idealized, dynamically comprehensive atmospheric model that captures the observed behavior of the Arctic and Antarctic polar vortices, and demonstrate seasonal effects of stratospheric variability on surface wind and precipitation patterns. I will then use the dynamics of tropospheric responses to this variability as a demonstration of a more general principle – that of the link between natural variability of the climate system on the one hand and its response to forcing on the other. I will use a fluctuation-dissipation theorem formulation to show the existence of propagating eigenmodes of the atmosphere, describing systematic poleward migration of wind anomalies, and discuss some of the implications of these propagating modes in climate prediction. 

EPS & ESE Colloquium
http://eps.harvard.edu/event/department-colloquium-series-31

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Transitioning China's Energy System Towards Decarbonization
Monday, April 17
12:00PM TO 1:30PM
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

with Wei Peng and Zhimin Mao, Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Sustainability Science, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS. Lunch is provided.

Energy Policy Seminar 
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/m-rcbg/cepr/seminar.html

Contact Name:   Louisa Lund
louisa_lund at harvard.edu

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Making a Martyr: Emotions and Social Media in the Egyptian Uprising
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 17, 2017, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvardm Nye A, Taubman Building, Fifth Floor, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Middle East Initiative
SPEAKER(S)  Yasmeen Mekawy: MEI Research Fellow, PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of Chicago
Moderator: Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, HKS
COST  Free and Open to the Public

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Film screening of Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective
Monday, April 17
12–1:30 pm
Harvard, Braun Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge

“Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective”, a feature-length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, and governance. For the unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

Sponsored by the Harvard Divinity School Green Team

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Assessing and Mitigating Synthetic Biology Risks: Exemplary Cases and Cautionary Tales
Monday, April 17
12:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Harvard, K262, Bowie-Vernon Room, CGIS, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

with Kenneth Oye, MIT, Political Science

STS Circle at Harvard 

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Book Launch & Discussion — Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 17, 2017, 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Cambridge
Lower Level Conference Room
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Poetry/Prose
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	CES Special Events
SPEAKER(S)  Daniel Ziblatt, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Discussants:
Amel Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Yascha Mounk, Lecturer in the Government Department, Harvard University
CONTACT INFO	Roumiana Theunissen: rtheunissen at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS	
How do democracies form and what makes them die? In his new book, Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy, Daniel Ziblatt revisits this timely and classic question in a wide-ranging historical narrative that traces the evolution of modern political democracy in Europe from its modest beginnings in 1830s Britain to Adolf Hitler’s 1933 seizure of power in Weimar Germany. Based on rich historical and quantitative evidence, the book offers a major reinterpretation of European history and the question of how stable political democracy is achieved. The barriers to inclusive political rule, Ziblatt finds, were not inevitably overcome by unstoppable tides of socioeconomic change, a simple triumph of a growing middle class, or even by working class collective action. Instead, political democracy’s fate surprisingly hinged on how conservative political parties—the historical defenders of power, wealth, and privilege—recast themselves and coped with the rise of their own radical right. With striking modern parallels, the book has vital implications for today’s new and old democracies under siege.
LINK	https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2017/04/daniel-ziblatt-book-launch-birth-of-democracy

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Energizing India: Scenarios for India's Energy Future NEW
Monday, April 17
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Harvard, 79 JFK Street, Littauer-280, Cambridge
 
In this event, Suman Bery will present some of the results and larger ideas of a joint study conducted by Shell and various Indian think tanks about potential scenarios for India's energy future. The presentation will discuss India's energy mix, constraints and possibilities on its evolution, and some tools India has to pursue different energy strategies over the next 20-30 years. After the presentation there will be time for Q&A.
 
Till mid-2016 Suman Bery was Shell’s Chief Economist, based in The Hague, The Netherlands. He is currently a Nonresident Fellow of the Brussels think-tank Bruegel, as well as a Senior Fellow of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. He is based in New Delhi.
 
Suman had earlier served as Director-General (Chief Executive) of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi. NCAER is one of India's leading independent non-profit policy research institutions. At various times Suman was a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, of India’s Statistical Commision and of the Reserve Bank of India’s Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy.
 
Prior to NCAER, Mr. Bery was with the World Bank in Washington DC with a particular focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.  At the time of India’s economic reforms (1992-1994), on leave from the World Bank, Mr. Bery worked as Special Consultant to the Reserve Bank of India, Bombay. His professional writing includes contributions on the political economy of reform, financial sector and banking reform and energy trends and policy. He had also contributed a monthly column to the Indian business newspaper Business Standard for more than a decade.

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New Perspectives: Lightning, Climate Change & Other Exciting Scientific Challenges
Monday, April 17 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT, Building E51-315, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Come and learn about thundercloud electrification, huge natural accelerators operated just above our heads, global electrical circuits, terrestrial climate, atmosphere and its changes, weather in outer space, and sun flares and how they drive weather.  This panel discussion will feature world-renowned cosmic ray scientist Ashot Chilingarian from Armenia along with local experts.

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Tuesday, April 18
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MIT April 18: Day of Engagement, Day of Action
Tuesday, April 18
9:30a–9:00p
MIT, Building 32, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: MIT faculty, students, staff, and members of the broader local community
A coordinated set of on-campus activities, including lectures, workshops, film screenings, and more, devoted to open, respectful dialogue and the exchange of ideas from the widest variety of intellectual, religious, class, cultural, and political perspectives.

Web site: http://dayofaction.mit.edu/
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Day of Action Organizing Team
For more information, contact:
dayofaction-org at mit.edu 

Editorial Comment:  More events than I can catalog.  Take a look at their schedule.

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Climate Justice and Energy Democracy
Tuesday, April 18
10:00a–11:30a
MIT, Building 56-154, access from 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Fossil Free MIT
Join members of Fossil Free MIT to discuss climate justice and energy democracy.

Web site: dayofaction.mit.edu
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Day of Action Organizing Team, Fossil Free MIT
For more information, contact:  Roger Levy
dayofaction at mit.edu 

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Dreams and Nightmares of Urban Restoration Ecology
Tuesday, April 18
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Harvard, HUH Seminar Room, 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Steven N. Handel, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources, Rutgers University

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Speaker Series: Sarah Smarsh – Examining the Class Divide
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Harvard, Taubman 275, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge

Sarah Smarsh has reported on socioeconomic class, politics and public policy for The New Yorker and Harper’s online, The Guardian, Guernica, Longreads and many others.

Her book In the Red, on the American working poor and her own upbringing in rural Kansas, is forthcoming from Scribner. New essays will appear in Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living (Simon & Schuster, January 2017) and Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (OR Books, February 2017). In 2017, she will write at length about intersections among socioeconomic class, feminism and the music and career of Dolly Parton for No Depression, the eminent publication on American country music.

Sarah has filed more than a thousand news stories, and her essays and criticism on cultural boundaries have been published by The Texas Observer, Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney’s, The Morning News and more; her essays “Poor Teeth” (Aeon) and “The First Person on Mars” (Vela) were both listed as notables in Best American Essays. She was a columnist for On Being, a public-media enterprise examining meaning in the 21st century, in 2016.

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Disobedience and its Reward by Joi Ito
Tuesday, April 18
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building 26-100, 60 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Joi Ito
A lecture by Media lab Director Joi Ito, describing https://www.media.mit.edu/posts/disobedience-award/

MIT Day of Action

Web site: dayofaction.mit.edu
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): School of Architecture and Planning, Media Lab, Day of Action Organizing Team, School
For more information, contact:  Roger Levy
dayofaction at mit.edu 

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Internet Access as a Basic Service: Inspiration from our Canadian Neighbors
featuring Mr. Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission 
Tuesday, April 18
12:00 pm
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (Room 2036, second floor)
RSVP required to attend in person at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/luncheons/2017/04/Blais#RSVP
Event will be live webcast at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/luncheons/2017/04/Blais at 12:00 pm

This event is being sponsored by the HLS Canadian Law Student Association and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Deemed the modern equivalent of building roads or railways, connecting every person and business to high-speed internet is on the minds of policymakers, advocates, and industry players. Under the leadership of Mr. Jean-Pierre Blais, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) ruled in December 2016 that broadband internet access is a basic and vital service, thus ensuring that broadband internet joins the ranks of local phone service. The CRTC’s announced reforms will impact over 2 million Canadian households, especially those in remote and isolated areas. The policy aims to ensure that internet download speeds of 50mbps and upload speeds of 10mbps are available to 90% of Canadian homes and business by 2021. 

Join the Berkman Klein Center and the HLS Canadian Law Student Association as Mr. Blais speaks about broadband, internet, and the future of connectivity in Canada and around the world. 

About Jean-Pierre Blais
Before joining the CRTC, Mr. Blais was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Government Operations Sector. In this capacity, he provided advice on the management oversight and corporate governance of various federal departments, agencies and crown corporations.
From 2004 to 2011, he was Assistant Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs at the Department of Canadian Heritage. While there, he created the Task Force on New Technologies to study the impact of the Internet and digital technologies on Canada’s cultural policies. In addition, he served as Director of the Canadian Television Fund. His responsibilities also included cultural trade policy and international policies and treaties, such as the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression. As the Director of Investment from 2004 to 2011, he reviewed transactions in the cultural sector under the Investment Canada Act and provided advice to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Mr. Blais also served as Assistant Deputy Minister of International and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Canadian Heritage. He played a pivotal role in the rapid adoption of the UNESCO Anti-Doping Convention and in garnering international support for the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Anti-Doping Code. Moreover, he represented the Government of Canada on the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Bid Corporation.
As the CRTC’s Executive Director of Broadcasting from 1999 to 2002, he notably oversaw the development of a licensing framework for new digital pay and specialty services and led reviews of major ownership transactions. He previously was a member of the Legal Directorate, serving as General Counsel, Broadcasting and Senior Counsel. From 1985 to 1991, Mr. Blais was an attorney with the Montreal-based firm Martineau Walker.
Mr. Blais holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne in Australia, as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Common Law from McGill University. He is a member of the Barreau du Québec and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

His term ends on June 17, 2017.

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GSD Talks: Mia Lehrer, “Advocacy by Design”
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Gund Hall, 112 Stubbins, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design
DETAILS  As founder and president of Mia Lehrer + Associates (MLA), Mia Lehrer (MLA ’79) leads the studio on a wide range of projects that include urban revitalization developments, urban parks and greenways, streetscapes and mobility planning, and watershed masterplanning. Internationally recognized for her design excellence and environmental leadership, Mia is passionate about bringing nature to the city and seeks opportunities to improve the relationship between the built environment, urban ecology, and the community. She is especially known for her work with complex natural systems in collaboration with diverse consultant teams and public stakeholders. Mia serves as a board member for a wide range of agencies and non-profits. In 2014, President Obama appointed Mia to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, which is tasked with advising the President, the Congress, and District of Columbia governments on matters of design and aesthetics, as they affect the federal interest. She was also awarded the 2016 LaGasse Medal for her notable contributions to public landscapes.
Focusing on Los Angeles and the greater southern California region as a case study, this lecture will explore the challenges and strategies for design advocacy in the urban landscape. The lecture will first provide an overview of the environmental, climactic, infrastructural and political context of the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. The lecture will then share several built and conceptual projects that exemplify the MLA studio’s focus on using advocacy as a design tool in recalibrating the city.
Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events at gsd.harvard.edu.
LINK  http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/mia-lehrer-advocacy-by-design/

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Putting a Price on Carbon in MA
Tuesday, April 18
12:15p–1:15p
MIT, Building 32-155, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Confirmed panelists include MA Rep. Jen Benson (37th Middlesex), Sam Anderson (counsel to MA Sen. Mike Barrett, 3rd Middlesex), MIT Prof. Chris Knittel (CEEPR); + more

Here's a substantial and concrete way to take local action against climate change. The MIT community has stated emphatically (e.g. 2015 Climate Conversation report, 2015 Climate Action Plan) that pricing carbon is a necessary and key step to limit catastrophic climate change. While US-level climate action is in limbo, momentum for state-level action is building, and MA is leading the way with two different 'fee and rebate' carbon pricing bills this session. Get the lowdown from a panel of MA state legislators, MIT researchers, and activists, and learn how you can help make MA a stronger climate leader.

Web site: https://www.dayofaction.mit.edu/
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Day of Action Organizing Team, Fossil Free MIT
For more information, contact:  Roger Levy
dayofaction at mit.edu 

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Climate Change and Global Health Seminar 
Tuesday, April 18
1 pm
Harvard Global Health Institute, 42 Church Street, Cambridge
RSVP at ttps://fs6.formsite.com/harvardhigh/form154/index.html

The Harvard Global Health Institute hosts Greg Wellenius, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University, who will discuss "Climate Change and Health in New England: Connecting Research to Public Health Practice." Lunch is provided.

More information at http://globalhealth.harvard.edu

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Statistical Pitfalls & Challenges: Communicating Scientific Research to the Public
Tuesday, April 18 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge

This two-part session for early career researchers will address some of the difficulties of communicating statistics in research to the public. First, Professor Rebecca Goldin will share common misconceptions that journalists have about statistics and numbers. Next, a panel of experts will share examples of the best and worst of what they see, and top tips for getting it right from bench to broadcast.

More information at http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/event/statistical-pitfalls-challenges-communicating-scientific-research-to-the-public/

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Lessons in Nonviolent Resistance from Global Movements
Tuesday, April 18
3:15p–4:45p
MIT, Building 56-154, access through 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Jamila Raqib

Web site: dayofaction.mit.edu
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Day of Action Organizing Team, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT Media Lab
For more information, contact:  Roger Levy
dayofaction at mit.edu 

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Healing in the Wake of Community Violence: Lessons from Newtown and Beyond: Panel discussion and screening of the documentary Newtown (2016)
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Film
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Cosponsored by William James College and the Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School.
COST  Free and open to the public
TICKET INFO  Registration is required
DETAILS  Join us for a film screening and panel discussion on challenges that arise from tragic acts of community violence. The event will begin with a screening of Newtown, a documentary examining the impact of the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. The screening will be followed by a panel of experts in health law policy, the neurobiology of trauma, and community approaches to violence in a discussion of public health, gun violence, and responses to community trauma. Discussion will highlight the issue of “healing the helpers”—the first responders, medical staff, clergy, mental health providers, and others who respond to the needs of victims, families, and communities in the wake of community violence.
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Register online.
LINK  http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/healing-in-the-wake-of-community-violence-lessons-from-newtown-and-beyond

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The Economic Status of African Americans
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
SPEAKER(S)  Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College
COST  Free and open to the public
DETAILS	
A lecture in three parts.
April 18
The Economic Status of African Americans – How Will It Change Under the 45th President?
This lecture will look at the basic data defining the economic status of African Americans (unemployment, income, wealth, educational status) and ways it may change given this administrations priorities (deregulation, altered health care, shrinking government).
April 19
The Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations
This lecture will do a “deep dive” into wealth disparities, and also look at them over time. It will also look at key periods in our nation’s history when African American exclusion contributed to the contemporary wealth gap, and why, then, we must make a case for reparations. Finally, this lecture will consider the forms reparations might take.
April 20
Race, Class, and Predatory Capitalism
Predatory capitalism is the primary contributor to economic inequality. This lecture will explore the intersection of race, class, gender and predatory capitalism and look at the ways that some groups experience economic challenges because of predatory capitalism.
A Q&A and reception will follow each talk.
LINK	http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events-lectures/events/april-18-2017-400pm/julianne-malveaux-w-e-b-du-bois-lectures-1-3

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ObamaCare: Repeal and Replace It, or Keep It and Fix It?
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Institute of Politics - Littauer FDR, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Institute of Politics
SPEAKER(S)  Congressman Christopher Shays and John McDonough
COST  Free and Open to the Public
CONTACT INFO	Deisy_Carrera at hks.harvard.edu
DETAILS	
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE – The inconvenient truth: Health care costs are rising at an unsustainable rate, and Americans are clearly divided on what to do about it. We will examine… the difficulty Republicans now have repealing the Affordable Care Act, given a large number of citizens feel it benefits them.
LINK	iop.harvard.edu

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16th Annual Kendall Lecture with Thomas R. Karl on Climate Data: Mysteries, Wonders, and Reality
Tuesday, April 18
5:00pm to 6:30pm
MIT, Building 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://alumic.mit.edu/s/1314/03-alumni/wide.aspx?sid=1314&gid=13&pgid=37014&content_id=40194

Speaker:  Thomas R. Karl
Climate data comes in a rich variety of quality with varying time and space resolutions.  Although increasing volumes of climate data are now generated by computer models, scientists are totally dependent on active and passive methods to reconstruct the state and changing state of the climate.  Such measurements are directly linked to our ability to simulate and predict climate.  Active measurements come from modern-day observing systems of varying quality, while passive measurements from proxy data, such as paleoclimate tree-rings, ice-cores, ocean and lake sediments and many others are used to extend our understanding of long-past climates. 

The mystery behind climate observations stem from the fact they require careful understanding of their limitations and usefulness. This stems from a variety of reasons including: international sharing of data, calibration history, power outages and constraints, changes in observing protocols by the system operators, varying amounts of metadata describing the operation of the observing system, time and space sampling size and averaging times, the environment affecting the measurements, among other factors.

The wonder of all this data is being able to deduce changes and variations in the Earth’s climate from a surprisingly robust set of independent methods to reconstruct past and present climate from an exponentially growing set of data (approaching exabyte size --- 1018 or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes). This includes thousands of climate variables and diverse methods of processing these data.  Scientists working in these areas have sometimes been the harbinger of improved international relationships, sent as ambassadors of data exchanges between countries to warm-up relationships, in addition to building the collective knowledge of climate variability and change.   Such collaboration is an essential part of intergovernmental organizations which have responsibilities to help coordinate global climate observations, e.g., the World Meteorological Organization.

The mystery and wonder often come together as a not so glamorous nity-gritty reality of trying to make sense of all the observations.  Considerable scientific discourse is often necessary to develop and interpret data sets and models that help us understand the state and changing state of the climate system.  A few examples of how this has evolved will be presented.  This will include the data and methods used to deduce changes and variations in the Earth’s temperature and precipitation during the Anthropocene.

If you plan to attend this lecture registration is encouraged.

About the Speaker
Karl received his B.S. from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from North Carolina State University.  After a brief TV/Radio weather forecasting position at the beginning of his career Tom joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1975.  He has had a variety of assignments in NOAA including Senior Scientist (1992-1998), Director of the National Climatic Data Center (1998-2015) and Director of the National Centers for Environmental Information (2015-2016).   In 2010 he was asked by the President’s Science Advisor to Chair the $2.5b US Global Change Research Program’s Subcommittee on Global Change Research.  He has continued in that position 2010-2016.  There he was responsible for ensuring the delivery to Congress of an interagency Global Change Research Plan, Assessments, and annual Progress Reports for all agencies engaged in global change research.  In August of 2016 he retired from federal service after a 41-year career.  He is now an Independent Scholar. 

Karl has been fortunate to receive many awards including the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Suomi Award, a Presidential Rank Award, six Department of Commerce Gold Medals and two Bronze Medals.  Tom has also received three NOAA Administrator's Award, the Helmut Landsberg Award from the American Association of State Climatologists, and the Climate Institute’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award.

Karl was part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007.  Tom served as Lead author, Convening Lead Author, and Editor of each of the major IPCC assessments 1990-2009.  For the 2014 Fifth Assessment Report on the Physical Basis for Climate Change he led the US delegation which approved the Fifth Assessment Report.   He was also Chair or Lead Author of the first three US National Climate Assessments coordinated across government, academia, and the private sectors.

Karl has served as Associate Editor (1989-95) and Editor (1998-2000) of the Journal of Climate and received an AMS Editors Award in 1988.  He was chairman of both the AMS Applied Climatology Committee (1989-91) and the AMS Global Change Symposia (1997-2000).  Karl served as AMS Councilor from 2003 to 2006, and as President and a member of the Executive Committee of the AMS from 2009 to 2012.

Karl is also a National Associate of the National Research Council (NRC).  He has served on numerous NRC Committees as both a member and a Chair.  He has testified several times before Congress and has provided numerous briefings on various climate-related issues.  Tom is a fellow of both the AMS and the American Geophysical Union. He has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific articles and scientific books.

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Book Event: The Market as God
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017, 5:15 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Room TBA, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Religion
SPONSOR	Center for the Study of World Religions
CONTACT	CSWR: 617.495.4495
DETAILS	  Please join us as Harvey Cox, HDS Hollis Professor of Divinity Emeritus, discusses his recent publication, The Market as God.
Stephanie Paulsell (HDS), Rebecca Henderson (HBS), and Bryan Hehir (HKS) will serve as respondents.

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Gentrification Beyond Displacement
Tuesday, April 18
5:30p–7:00p
MIT, Building 9-255, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

CDD Forum Spring 2007

Moderators: Jessica Myers, MCP2;  Sonny Oram 
Panelists:  Aatmaja Pandya;  Kenneth Reeves;  Leopold Lambert 

This interdisciplinary panel will engage what has traditionally been a planning issue on a broader scale of the humanities. We will discuss gentrification from key angles that have emerged in issues in these past few months. These themes will include the impact of gentrification on immigrant enclaves (especially in sanctuary cities), the commodification of neighborhood identity, hierarchies of citizen value, as well as interactions between incoming and legacy residents.

We greatly appreciate our sponsors: 
City Design and Development Group (CDD) 
The DUSP Students of Color Committee (SCC) 
The Displacement Research & Action Network (DRAN) 
Housing Community & Economic Development (HCED)

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1341082425934517/
Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): School of Architecture and Planning, City Design and Development, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Housing, Community, and Economic Development (DUSP), The DUSP Students of Color Committee (SCC), The Displacement Research & Action Network (DRAN)

For more information, contact:  Sonny Oram
617-253-5115
sonnyo at mit.edu 

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Numbers in the news
Tuesday, April 18
6:00 – 7:30 EDT
The Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/numbers-in-the-news-registration-32851735425

Does being overweight increase the risk of dementia?
Are kids doing more drugs?
Do video games cause violence?
Statistics play a big role in helping us understand the world and are present in contexts as diverse as criminal justice, education, politics and health. Understanding them is vital.

With more than a decade of experience helping journalists to make sense of statistics, Dr Rebecca Goldin, Director of STATS and Professor of Mathematics at George Mason University, will cite statistical bloopers in the media, and share insights about how we can ask the right questions and demand numerical accuracy in the news.
A Sense About Science USA and Sense about Science free event, in collaboration with Cell Press.
We're also running Getting the stats across, from bench to broadcast, two interactive session for early career researchers in the afternoon at the same venue.
http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/

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“Before the Trees Was Strange”
Tuesday, April 18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Modern Theatre - Suffolk University, 525 Washington Street, Boston

The City of Boston’s Office of Arts & Culture presents the film “Before the Trees Was Strange” at Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre. Artist Derek Burrows created this riveting documentary as an exploration of race and identity through a desire to unlock a mystery within his family.

After the film, there will be a discussion on race and Q&A with audience members as part of as part of our Racial Equity Learning Series. Dr. S. Atyia Martin leads this portion of the event as Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston (part of the 100 Resilient Cities pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation). Filmmaker Derek Burrows will be in attendance!

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Age of Consequences 
Tuesday, April 18
6:00-9:00 pm
Tufts, Tisch Library, Room 304, 35 Professors Row, Medford
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/212604505889660/

 In honor of Earth Month, Tufts University is screening the documentary film The Age of Consequences followed by a panel discussion. The event is FREE to the public and there will also be food.  Presented by Tufts Eco-Representatives Program.  For more information, click here.  Please RSVP on the Facebook site.

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Rouse Visiting Artist Lecture: Jonathan Franzen, “So Do We Just Give Up on Nature?”
Tuesday, April 18
6:30PM TO 8:30PM
Harvard, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, GSD, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Jonathan Franzen is the author of a series of novels that have been highly praised as masterpieces for their acute observations and relentless analyses of American culture. He has been identified as a Midwesterner since he was catapulted to fame by his novel The Corrections (2001), the story of a family with often-cited parallels to his own upbringing in Webster Groves, Missouri; yet the city was a focus of his first novel, The Twenty-Seventh City (1988), set in St. Louis, and his second, Strong Motion (1992), set in Boston. Franzen’s other books include How to Be Alone (2002), a volume of essays; The Discomfort Zone (2006), a memoir; Farther Away (2012), a nonfiction collection; and The Kraus Project (2013), his translations of short pieces by Austrian satirist Karl Kraus. In 2010, when his novel Freedom came out, Franzen’s portrait appeared on the cover of Time magazine, which hailed him as the “Great American Novelist.” Franzen’s most recent novel, Purity (2015), has been adapted for television as a series for Showtime, beginning in 2017. His lecture will be hosted by Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and—like Franzen—a St. Louis native.

More information at http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/jonathan-franzen/

Contact Name:   Lauren O'Brien
lobrien at gsd.harvard.edu

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NOVA’s CaféSci Boston presents “Science Storytelling 101”
Tuesday, April 18 
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge
Pre-registration required at bit.ly/SciStory101

Are you an aspiring science communicator? A storyteller? Or are you just a huge fan of NOVA?

Join us for a conversation with the hosts of two of NOVA’s YouTube series! Hear from GROSS SCIENCE’s Anna Rothschild and WHAT THE PHSYICS?!’s Dr. Gregory Kestin as they discuss the ingredients for making weird and strange stories about science into engaging, educational and accurate videos.

Cost: Free. 
Website:  http://bit.ly/SciStory101

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Harvard Coop Author Series - Kathleen Rowe - Exploring the Charles River
Tuesday, April 18
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvard-coop-author-series-kathleen-rowe-exploring-the-charles-river-tickets-32736217909

Discover scenic bridges and walkways with the many natural and historic sites the river offers from urban settings to hidden coves and wetland areas farther upriver. Exploring the Charles River can serve as a guide in planning a variety of excursions, while providing a brief history of the Boston area for the reader's pleasure.

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Is It Real or Fake?
Tuesday, April 18 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Do you, too, struggle to tell fact from fiction? Or are you reveling in the humorous side of the fake news “epidemic”?

Join WBUR reporter Jack Lepiarz in a conversation with Ethan Zuckerman, Director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, Melissa Zimdars, Assistant Professor of Communication at Merrimack College, and Rob May, CEO of Talla, who will discuss where fake news comes from, how it spreads and how to identify it.

Find out if our panelists can bluff you in an on-site fake news game show!

Cost: Free. Doors open at 6:30. Seating for 125 and limited standing room available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Wednesday, April 19
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Boston Sustainability Breakfast
Wednesday, April 19
7:30am
Pret A Manger, 101 Arch Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-sustainability-breakfast-tickets-30734221885

Join us every month for Net Impact Boston's informal breakfast meetup of sustainability professionals for networking, discussion and moral support. It's important to remind ourselves that we are not the only ones out there in the business world trying to do good! Feel free to drop by any time between 7:30 and 8:30 am.

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SolarSPELL: The Solar Powered Educational Learning Library - Experiential Learning and Iterative Development a Brown Bag with Laura Hosman
Wednesday, April 19
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building E25-202, 45 Carleton, Cambridge

Speaker: Laura Hosman
Access to high-quality, relevant information is absolutely foundational for a quality education. Yet, so many schools across the developing world lack fundamental resources, like textbooks, libraries, electricity and Internet connectivity. The SolarSPELL (Solar Powered Educational Learning Library) is designed specifically to address these infrastructural challenges, by bringing relevant, digital educational content to offline, off-grid locations. SolarSPELL is a portable, ruggedized, solar-powered digital library that broadcasts a webpage with open-access educational content over an offline WiFi hotspot, content that is curated for a particular audience in a specified locality???in this case, for schoolchildren and teachers in remote locations. 
Information Science Brown Bag talks, hosted by the Program on Information Science, consists of regular discussions and brainstorming sessions on all aspects of information science and uses of information science and technology to assess and solve institutional, social and research problems. These are informal talks. Discussions are often inspired by real-world problems being faced by the lead discussant. 

We will provide lunch, please bring your own drink and your questions.

Web site: http://informatics.mit.edu/event/brown-bag-laura-hosman
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): MIT Libraries
For more information, contact:  Kelly Hopkins
6172533044
khopkins at mit.edu 

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Sites of Sanctuary and the Negro Motorist Green Book
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017, 12 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
SPEAKER(S) Candacy Taylor, Writer
COST  Free and open to the public
DETAILS	
A Q+A will follow the lecture
LINK	http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events-lectures/events/april-19-2017-1200pm/spring-colloquium-candacy-taylor

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Technology and the Assault on Solitude
Wednesday, April 19
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building 66-144, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Sherry Turkle
Join us for a discussion on technology and human connectedness with Professor Sherry Turkle, author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. Reclaiming Conversation investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity and productivity. 

Sherry Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauz?? Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, and the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Radius/T&C
For more information, contact:  Patricia-Maria Weinmann
617-253-0108
weinmann at mit.edu 

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A More Perfect Internet: Promoting Digital Civility and Combating Cyber-Violence
Wednesday, April 19
12:00 pm
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (Room 2036, second floor)
RSVP required to attend in person at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2017/04/Carrillo#RSVP
Event will be live webcast at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2017/04/Carrillo at 12:00 pm

Arturo J. Carrillo is Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
This talk will address a range of issues relating to digital incivility with en emphasis on cyber-violence. What are the most common negative behaviors online? How are these perceived and experienced by users? What is cyber-violence? Who does it target? What steps can be taken to prevent such behaviors? How should they be addressed once they've occurred? What challenges does the legal system face when dealing with cyber-violence related offenses? Professor Carrillo will draw from the Cyber-Violence Project he co-directs at GW Law School to offer responses to these and related questions.

About Arturo
Arturo J. Carrillo is Professor of Law, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic, and Co-Director of the Global Internet Freedom & Human Rights Project at The George Washington University Law School. Before joining the faculty, Professor Carrillo served as the acting director of the Human Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School, where he was also Lecturer in Law and the Henkin Senior Fellow with Columbia’s Human Rights Institute. Prior to entering the academy in 2000, he worked as a legal advisor in the Human Rights Division of the United Nations Observer Mission to El Salvador (ONUSAL), as well as for non-governmental organizations in his native Colombia, where he also taught international law and human rights. From 2005 to 2010, Professor Carrillo was a senior advisor on human rights to the U.S. Agency on International Development (USAID) in Colombia. 

Professor Carrillo’s expertise is in public international law; Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and human rights, especially Internet freedom; transitional justice; human rights and humanitarian law; and comparative clinical legal education. He is the author of a number of publications in English and Spanish on these topics. His recent article, "Having Your Cake and Eating It Too? Zero-rating, Net Neutrality and International Law," was published by the Stanford Technology Law Review (Fall 2016). As part of his clinical practice, Professor Carrillo has litigated extensively in U.S. courts and before regional human rights tribunals. Professor Carrillo received a BA from Princeton University, a JD from The George Washington University, and an LLM from Columbia University.

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Finance, Geography, & Sustainability Speaker Series: Conspiracy Capital
Wednesday, April 19
12:00p–2:00p
MIT, Building 9-255, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Finance, Geography, & Sustainability Speaker Series

We are now a decade into a new coalescence of capital, information, and socionature. As the speculative leverage built on U.S. predatory real estate capital collapsed into what Ben Bernanke called the worst global financial crisis in the history of capitalism, Silicon Valley visionaries were rediscovering and engineering an obscure but powerful concept developed in the 1920s by the Russian geochemist Vladimir Vernadsky: the no??sphere.

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/141973669645842/
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning, School of Architecture and Planning
For more information, contact:  Janelle Knox-Hayes
jankh at mit.edu 

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Interactive Design Tools for the Maker Movement
Wednesday, April 19
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Refreshments: 1:45 PM
MIT, Building 32, Seminar Room G449 (Patil/Kiva), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Bjoern Hartmann , University of California, Berkeley 
Abstract:
My group's research in Human-Computer Interaction focuses on design, prototyping and implementation tools for the era of ubiquitous embedded computing and digital fabrication. We focus especially on supporting the growing ranks of amateur designers and engineers in the Maker Movement. Over the past decade, a resurgence in interest how the artifacts in our world are designed, engineered and fabricated has led to new approaches for teaching art and engineering; new methods for creating artifacts for personal use; and new models for launching hardware products. The Maker Movement is enabled by a confluence of new technologies like digital fabrication and a sharing ethos built around online tutorials and open source design files. A crucial missing building block are appropriate design tools that enable Makers to translate their intent into appropriate machine instructions - whether code or 3D prints. Makers’ expertise and work practices differ significantly from those of professional engineers - a reality that design tools have to reflect.

I will present research that enables Makers and designers to rapidly prototype, fabricate and program interactive products. Making headway in this area involves working in both hardware and software. Our group creates new physical fabrication hardware such as augmented power tools and custom CNC machines; new design software to make existing digital fabrication tools more useful; software platforms for the type of connected IoT devices many Makers are creating; and debugging tools for working at the intersection of hardware and software. We also create expertise sharing tools that lower the cost and increase the quality of online tutorials and videos through which knowledge is disseminated in this community.

Our work on these tools is motivated by the daily experience of teaching and building in the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation - a 24,000 sq ft space for 21st-century design education that opened in 2015. I will give an overview of institute activities and projects, and how they inform our research agenda.

Bio:  Bjoern Hartmann is an Associate Professor in EECS at UC Berkeley. He is the faculty director of the new Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. He previously co-founded the CITRIS Invention Lab and also co-directs the Berkeley Institute of Design. His research has received numerous Best Paper Awards at top Human-Computer Interaction conferences, a Sloan Fellowship, an Okawa Research Award and an NSF CAREER Award. He received both the Diane S. McEntyre Award and the Jim and Donna Gray Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at Stanford University in 2009, and received degrees in Digital Media Design, Communication, and Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Before academia, he had a previous career as the owner of an independent record label and as a traveling DJ.

Contact: Amy Xian Zhang, axz at csail.mit.edu

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Mary Powell, Chair and CEO of Green Mountain Power
Wednesday, April 19 
4pm
Harvard, Mossavar-Rahmani Center's conference room, 5th floor, Belfer Hall, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Our guest, Mary Powell, the dynamic Chair and CEO of Green Mountain Power, will discuss the noteworthy efforts she has led to "reinvent" Vermont's largest utility.

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Imprecise Computational Science: Closing Gaps, Forming Alloys
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017, 4 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Information Technology, Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Petros Koumoutsakos, 2016–2017 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; Professor of Computational Science, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS	
Computing is revolutionizing our intellectual capacity to tackle complex problems. At the same time, the energy demands of computers are soaring while vast amounts of data are challenging the classical methods of computational model building. In this lecture, Koumoutsakos will explain how to address these challenges by focusing on fundamental computing patterns: multiscale modeling, uncertainty quantification, and their interfaces. Through his research, Koumoutsakos is exploring how these interfaces can be translated into algorithms for computers equipped with a range of processor accuracies.
LINK	https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-petros-koumoutsakos-fellow-presentation

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The Economic Status of African Americans
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017, 4 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
SPEAKER(S)  Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College
COST  Free and open to the public
DETAILS	
A lecture in three parts.
April 18
The Economic Status of African Americans – How Will It Change Under the 45th President?
This lecture will look at the basic data defining the economic status of African Americans (unemployment, income, wealth, educational status) and ways it may change given this administrations priorities (deregulation, altered health care, shrinking government).
April 19
The Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations
This lecture will do a “deep dive” into wealth disparities, and also look at them over time. It will also look at key periods in our nation’s history when African American exclusion contributed to the contemporary wealth gap, and why, then, we must make a case for reparations. Finally, this lecture will consider the forms reparations might take.
April 20
Race, Class, and Predatory Capitalism
Predatory capitalism is the primary contributor to economic inequality. This lecture will explore the intersection of race, class, gender and predatory capitalism and look at the ways that some groups experience economic challenges because of predatory capitalism.
A Q&A and reception will follow each talk.
LINK	http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events-lectures/events/april-18-2017-400pm/julianne-malveaux-w-e-b-du-bois-lectures-1-3

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate with Naomi Klein
Wednesday, April 19
4:00pm to 5:30pm
The First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist, 1446 Massachusetts Avenuer, Cambridge
This event will be ticketed. Details are forthcoming. 

Speaker:  Naomi Klein, journalist, syndicated columnist, and author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.

Chair:  Michèle Lamont, Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

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Writing and Risk: Six Writers in Conversation
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017, 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Forum Room, Lamont Library
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Ethics, Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Cosponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Series on Violence and Non-Violence and the Scholars at Risk Program.
SPEAKER(S)	
Beekan Guluma Erena 
Sreang Heng 
Amanda Hopkinson 
Jorge Olivera Castillo 
Mahmoud Nowara 
Kanchana Ugbabe 
Jane Unrue 
TICKET INFO  Members of the Harvard community will need to show their HUID for admission. If you do not hold an HUID, please RSVP to Jane Unrue at unrue at fas.harvard.edu to be placed on our guest list.
CONTACT INFO	humcentr at fas.harvard.edu, 617-495-0739
DETAILS	
See "ticket information" section for admission details.
LINK	http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/writing-and-risk-six-writers-conversation

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Good Science for Good Politics: Scientific advice and policy-making in the European Union
Wednesday, April 19
5–7 pm
Harvard, Science Center Hall A, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Featuring:  Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation; Former Secretary of State to Portugal
With Panelists:  John Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy; Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama on Science and Technology
Rush D. Holt, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Venky Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Research Professor of Technology and Public Policy; Professor of Physics
Moderated by:
Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies

Over a year ago, Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Science and Innovation, launched SAM - the Scientific Advice Mechanism, a new model to incorporate in a structured way the inputs of the scientific community in the decisions taken by the European Commission. In this talk, Mr. Moedas will address the rising importance of scientific advice in policy making, the need to build partnerships of trust between scientists and politicians, and the vital place of science in our contentious political environment.

Carols Moedas is a member of the European Commission, and is Commissioner in charge of the portfolio on Research, Science and Innovation. Born in Portugal, he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon in 1993, and studied at École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. He worked as an engineer in France until 1998. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2000, and afterwards worked at the London branch of Goldman Sachs. In 2004, he returned to Portugal to work at Aguirre Newman as Managing Director, and in 2008 founded his own investment company, Crimson Investment Management. In 2011 he was elected to the National Parliament of Portugal, and was appointed Secretary of State to the Prime Minister. In 2014, he was nominated as European Commissioner.

This event is organized by the Program on Science, Technology & Society at the Harvard Kennedy School and co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. The lecture and discussion are free and open to the public.

More information at http://sts.hks.harvard.edu/events/lectures/good-science-for-good-politics/

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PULSECHECK: How HACKATHONS Create Companies
Wednesday, April 19
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Hatch Fenway, 401 Park Drive, 8th Floor East Elevators, Boston 
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pulsecheck-how-hackathons-create-companies-tickets-32868432366

Hackathons are more than just a buzzword. These marathon events are the reason that many companies are out tackling the world's greatest challenges right now.
Join us on April 19th in collaboration with MIT HACKING MEDICINE to hear firsthand how startups emerged from HACKATHONS with viable solutions that are forcing innovation in Healthcare. They're here to talk about the good, the bad and the unexpected!
Panel:
Emily Lindemer, Co-Founder of Hey,Charlie
Julien Pham, COO of Genprex
Richard Proscia, Corporate Development at Athenahealth
Nick Dougherty, Moderator, Program Director of PULSE at MassChallenge
Bonus: The audience will have an opporutnity to HACK PULSECHECK and a Grand Prize will be awarded to the winner.
RSVP - seating is limited!

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Jason Sanford:  Material Dialogues
Wednesday, April 19
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Le Laboratoire Cambridge, 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artscience-talks-le-lab-jason-sanford-tickets-33476393795

Musician and artist Jason Sanford will discuss the importance of listening to the materials with which one works, and how attending to the voices of objects and situations has affected his work over the years.

Jason Sidney Sanford is an artist working to synthesize the realms of the sonic and the somatic.  Trained in sculpture and performance art, for more than twenty years he has been innovating and inventing new musical instruments and using them to perform with his band, Neptune.  In early 2017, he toured ten countries in Europe, playing 35 shows in 40 days, with his newer band project, E, to support their recently released and critically acclaimed debut album (available on Thrill Jockey Records.) He also appears frequently with the sound and dance collaborative ensemble, Sliver Foxes, which he co-founded.  Sliver Foxes works to dissolve the distinction between musician and dancer by engaging movement-participants with Sanford’s sound-scupture instruments and installations. Sanford has performed in museums and galleries, in music venues, in loft spaces, in squats, on boats, and even in a moving bus.  He has also taught sound and electronics for artists at the Massachusetts College of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. After releasing eleven albums, and years of touring the U.S. and Europe, he continues to question what music is, and what it is for.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Mayor Walsh and the Greenovate community!
Wednesday, April 19
6pm - 9pm
888 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.greenovateboston.org/earthday-2017

Mayor Walsh invites you to join the Greenovate community for a night of recognition and celebration of Boston's progress on our Climate Action Plan. We will honor this year's Greenovate Award winners, as well as come together as a community to connect across sectors and issues for our common goals to make Boston a greener City.

Location and more detail to be announced shortly.

Mayor Marty Walsh, Environment Commissioner Carl Spector, and Environment, Energy and Open Space Chief Austin Blackmon at last year's Greenovate Awards ceremony.

CONTACT Jessica Feldish · greenovate at boston.gov

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Alternative Facts & Fake News
Wednesday, April 19
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Modern Theatre - Suffolk University, 525 Washington Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alternative-facts-fake-news-tickets-32333845402

Ford Hall Forum is sounding the alarm for threats to the First Amendment, particularly regarding attempts from the federal government to invalidate and restrict journalism. We’ve seen American reporters and photographers covering demonstrations reprimanded as participating dissenters, not to mention entire network dubbed “fake news” by the current administration. How can journalists play their role in a democracy when those like Evan Engel are charged with a felony when doing so?

Suffolk University Associate Professor of Communication & Journalism Deborah Geisler interviews Matt Viser (Boston Globe), Joe Mathieu (WBZ), and Evan Engel (Vocativ) on recent disturbing trends in the treatment of reporters and the Fourth Estate as a whole.

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University of Geneva Presents: The Superconductivity Show!
Wednesday, April 19
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-of-geneva-presents-the-superconductivity-show-tickets-33431094303

On April 19, Arnaud Dubreuil and Jean Etesse from the University of Geneva’s Physiscope team will be at swissnex Boston to show two very impressive properties of superconductors: levitation and pinning effect. The hour-long show will be followed by a networking reception.

Nowadays superconductivity is a very active research field, with applications in medicine, energy, transportation and telecommunication. Despite the fact that superconductor materials have to be cooled down to very low temperatures, superconductivity is present in everyday life and its applications are increasing. The University of Geneva is highly involved in research on superconductors and quantum materials, with a very strong orientation to industry and knowledge and technology transfer.

Participants will test and experience superconductivity’s properties, using small magnetic levitation kits and will feel how strong they are. These effects allow many applications, such as transportation without friction, which is very energy efficient; and energy storage. The flywheel presented during the show demonstrates that we’re already able to store mechanical energy and convert it into electricity during consumption peaks. This kind of set up is already used in everyday life.

This event is open to participants of all ages.

More information at http://www.swissnexboston.org/event/university-of-geneva-presents-the-superconductivity-show/#sthash.22YIelCI.dpuf

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“Disturbing the Peace” Film Screening and Discussion
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Langdell Hall North, Room 225, 1545 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Film, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
SPEAKER(S)  A film screening and discussion with:
Stephen Apkon, Co-Director, Disturbing the Peace
Moderated by:  Professor James Sebenius, Harvard Business School
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	Julie Barrett, jbarrett at law.harvard.edu
DETAILS  "Disturbing the Peace" follows former enemy combatants – including Israeli soldiers from elite units of the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian rebel fighters – as they work together to challenge the unsustainable status quo of regional relations. The film follows their journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle against each other to finding commonality amongst themselves as participants in the conflict. "Disturbing the Peace" examines how this unlikely group of individuals have transformed themselves into activists for peace through their work at their jointly formed organization, Combatants for Peace. While focusing on the Middle East peace process, "Disturbing the Peace" has a universal message, inspiring all of us to become active participants in the creation of peace in our global and local communities.
Refreshments will be provided.
LINK	https://www.pon.harvard.edu/events/disturbing-peace-film-screening-discussion/

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Dialogue & Collaborative Exploration
Wednesday, April 19 
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT, Building 56-154, Access Via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Go online to experience a reflection, writing and dialogue process in which you address your current concerns about scientific and social change. It is always interesting to see how thinking evolves during an hour using the five-phase format.

Two sessions:  second session from 8pm to 9pm, same place. More information and session topics: bit.ly/DialogueProcess

Cost: Free. Technical Preparation: bit.ly/hangoutbrief

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Thursday, April 20, 12:30 PM – Friday, April 21, 5:00 PM EDT
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Streaming Television Workshop 
Thursday, April 20, 12:30 PM – Friday, April 21, 9:30 AM EDT
BU, The Castle, 225 Bay State Road, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/streaming-television-workshop-april-20-21-2017-tickets-33093259831

Website Link: http://sites.bu.edu/cmcs/april-2017-conference/
Television has been transformed. It is not a just fixed, flickering screen in living rooms and public spaces around the world anymore. In the contemporary sense, television has literally cut the cord to become a mobile, always-on, and personalized experience that is informed by recommendations and algorithms. Seeing “what’s on” TV from a hierarchical schedule provided by a handful of dominant media producers and distribution systems is fading into memory or no longer exists for billions of television viewers around the world.

Previous work in on streaming television and social media has suggested that “While the process of storytelling is technologically agnostic, each communication vehicle offers specific affordances that encourage certain behaviors and interactions” (Groshek & Krongard, 2016, p. 3). However, there is still only a relatively limited body of research about streaming television, binge-watching, and the use of television in combination with other social media platforms across a wide range of social, political, personal, emotional, and health areas.

Thus, the Division of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University is hosting a two-day conference to address the most pressing issues related to streaming television, binge-watching and television’s growing intersection with social media. We hope this event, which is scheduled to take place in The Castle, one of the most historic and intimate meeting halls on the Boston University campus from April 20th – 21st, will provide a platform for the collective expertise of International Scientific Advisory Board members as well as other researchers working in the area to make an impact unique to the field. As conference organizers, we do not want to place parameters on contributions, which can be empirical, theoretical, thought exercises, essays, reflections, analyses, qualitative, quantitative, observations – any scholarly approach is welcome.

Agenda (subject to change)
DAY ONE, Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:30 PM: Welcoming remarks by Dean Tom Fiedler, College of Communication, Boston University
12:45 PM: Lunch and opening address on the transformation of television; followed by informal discussion
2:15 PM: Panel 1.1 on the implications of streaming television, binge-watching and second screening
3:45 PM: Keynote address, “The Social Life of Screens” by Professor Pablo J. Boczkowski (Northwestern University)
5:00 PM: Reception
6:45 PM: Dinner — Location TBA
DAY TWO, Friday, April 21, 2017
9:30 AM: Registration & coffee
10:00 AM: Panel 2.1 on the implications of streaming television, binge-watching and second screening
12:30 PM: Lunch and poster presentations, informal discussion and networking session
2:00 PM: Panel 2.2 on the implications of streaming television, binge-watching and second screening
3:30 PM: Keynote address by Professor Homero Gil de Zúñiga (University of Vienna)
5:00 PM: Reception

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Earth Day Festival
Thursday, April 20
11:00 am to 2:30 pm
BU, GSU Plaza, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Join us in celebrating Earth Day 2017 this spring! The 7th Annual Earth Day Festival will be held at the BU Charles River Campus on the GSU Plaza. The Earth Day Festival is an educational and dynamic event that brings together local businesses, nonprofits, BU departments, student organizations, and more to share interactive and fun activities outdoors. The event draws a large crowd of community members to celebrate sustainability together. Open to all BUCPUA faculty, students, alumni + friends

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Reflections on Environmental Policy
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building), 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Regulatory Policy Program (RPP) at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.
SPEAKER(S)  Gina McCarthy, IOP fellow and former administrator, EPA
CONTACT INFO	mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu

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Boston to Bukoba and back: Building the honeymoney chain
Thursday, April 20
12:00-1:00pm
Tufts, Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

Brian Woerner, Follow The Honey Inc, COO and Co-Founder
Brian S. Woerner will chat about his journey from the villages of West Africa and back, in his search for avenues that unleash human and ecological value. Learn how Follow The Honey is working to create honey value chains connecting the platform of honeybees and their tenders to markets, while retaining the integrity of the liquid gold we consume and the ecosystems from which it flows. This informal discussion will touch upon the journey towards the creation of a Tanz-American entity, including some of the challenges and delights of engaging the environmental and the international business climate in Africa and the Americas. Don't miss a chance to get some Tanzania Asali (honey) on those taste buds!

Brian Woerner's foray into the honey world began in Guinea and later Mali as an ag-econ volunteer (RPCV, 2012 - 2015) where he worked on cashew fruit juice extraction and fermentation and later implementing sustainable community beekeeping in Guinea - a project which he continues with from the periphery. In October 2015, upon his return to the US and while matriculating the IR/MBA at Boston University, Brian wandered into a honey shop in Cambridge, which he soon discovered was a hub to provide a market for marginalized beekeepers globally. Since then, he has helped facilitate Follow The Honey's first Tanz-American honey shipments, and is focused on enhancing the company's strategic and logistical flow.

Watch it live from your computer or smart phone:
Webex: http://bit.ly/TuftsLunchLearn

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The EU and the Ukraine/Russia Crisis
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, 
Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR  European Union Study Group;
Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Richard Youngs – Senior Fellow, Democracy and Rule of Law Program, Carnegie Europe
CONTACT INFO  Anna Popiel, apopiel at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  In recent years a series of crises have erupted on the European Union’s eastern borders. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the subsequent conflict in eastern Ukraine presented the EU with a major foreign policy challenge, in both Ukraine and across the other countries of the so-called Eastern Partnership. In response, the EU has begun to map its own form of ‘liberal-redux geopolitics’ that combines various strategic logic. Richard Youngs traces the effect of these crises on the foreign policy of the EU, examining the changes in policies towards the countries on its eastern borders, the EU’s review of the Eastern Partnership, as well as the EU’s relations with Russia overall.
LINK  https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2017/04/the-eu-and-the-ukraine-russia-crisis

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Webcast: Lead Contamination Beyond Flint
Thursday, April 20
12:30 - 1:30pm
RSVP at http://www.ForumHSPH.org

On the whole, American drinking water is safe. However, more than a year after toxic lead levels forced a federal state of emergency in Flint, MI, 63 percent of Americans report that they worry a great deal about polluted drinking water. This statistic comes from a new Gallup poll indicating that water pollution ranks the highest of six environmental concerns among respondents. While pipes in Flint are expected to be replaced with the help of a $97 million settlement, there are other cities with histories of unsafe lead levels — or other toxins — in drinking water. These contaminants can threaten health, particularly among children. This Forum will grapple with safekeeping American drinking water supplies. Does the drinking water infrastructure need replacement? How would such an effort look? Do public alert systems help? What about other potential lead exposure sources? What is the role of regulation in a time of proposed deep cuts to EPA funding? What does the public need to know? Join us for this timely discussion in advance of Earth Day.

Watch the Webcast: www.ForumHSPH.org.
Hashtag #leadcontamination
Other experts to be announced.

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The Economic Status of African Americans
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017, 4 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
SPEAKER(S)  Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College
COST  Free and open to the public
DETAILS	
A lecture in three parts.
April 18
The Economic Status of African Americans – How Will It Change Under the 45th President?
This lecture will look at the basic data defining the economic status of African Americans (unemployment, income, wealth, educational status) and ways it may change given this administrations priorities (deregulation, altered health care, shrinking government).
April 19
The Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations
This lecture will do a “deep dive” into wealth disparities, and also look at them over time. It will also look at key periods in our nation’s history when African American exclusion contributed to the contemporary wealth gap, and why, then, we must make a case for reparations. Finally, this lecture will consider the forms reparations might take.
April 20
Race, Class, and Predatory Capitalism
Predatory capitalism is the primary contributor to economic inequality. This lecture will explore the intersection of race, class, gender and predatory capitalism and look at the ways that some groups experience economic challenges because of predatory capitalism.
A Q&A and reception will follow each talk.
LINK	http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events-lectures/events/april-18-2017-400pm/julianne-malveaux-w-e-b-du-bois-lectures-1-3

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Daisy Drive Systems for Local Ecological Engineering
Thursday, April 20
4:00 PM EDT
MIT, Building 32-141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker Name:  Kevin M. Esvelt, MIT

More information at http://be.mit.edu/news-events/events/daisy-drive-systems-local-ecological-engineering

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Living in Media: Psychological Implications of the Fragmentation and Mediatization of Life
Thursday, April 20
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
BU Photonics Center, 6-8 St. Mary’s Street, Colloquium Room (Rm 906), Boston

Distinguished Lecture provided by Dr. Byron Reeves (Paul C. Edwards Professor of Communication, Stanford University)Much of life is now experienced digitally on just a few ubiquitous devices, via interfaces that enable lightning fast switches between radically different content, and with affordances that make it simple for anyone – individuals, social groups, companies, governments – to aggregate, archive, search, analyze, and publish everything. One device can be used for email and texting, shopping and finances, business and social relationships, work spreadsheets and writing, entertainment TV, news, movies and games, and monitoring personal information about health, exercise, energy, appliances, driving and even home irrigation. The variety of human experiences available digitally will continue to grow as more and more items – from refrigerators to shoes to food to car parts – get their own IP addresses that link them to the so-called “internet of things.” We will explore several different psychological implications of living in media including the fragmentation of experience, quick task switching between different experiences, and new interdependency between domains of life typically viewed as separate experiences.

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Comparative Democracy Seminar: Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes
Thursday, April 20
4:15pm to 5:30pm
Harvard, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

About the Speaker
Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics and affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies and Data Science at New York University, the Director of the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, a co-Director of the NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory, and a co-author of the award winning Monkey Cage blog at The Washington Post. He serves on the Editorial Board of multiple academic journals as well the Advisory Board of the American National Election Study and was a founding co-editor of the Journal of Experimental Political Science. Professor Tucker specializes in the study of mass political behavior, including elections and voting, the development of partisan attachment, public opinion formation, mass protest, and the relationship between social media and political participation. He is the author of Regional Economic Voting: Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, 1990-99 (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and the co-author of the forthcoming Communism’s Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes (Princeton University Press, 2017).

His work has appeared in numerous academic journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Politics, and the Annual Review of Political Science, and his opinions have been published in The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera English, Time, and the International Herald Tribune.  In 2006, he was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award for the top scholar in the field of Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior within 10 years of the doctorate. In 2012 he was part of an interdisciplinary four-person team of NYU faculty to win one the National Science Foundation's inaugural INSPIRE - CREATIV grants.

About Communism's Shadow
Scholars have long assumed that “legacies” from prior regimes have an important impact on what follows, and perhaps no more so than in the case of the post-communist successor states following the 45-70 year history of Soviet Communism.  Prior research, however, has focused largely on the effect of legacies on political and economic institutions.  Communism’s Shadow represents the first systematic attempt to assess the effect of legacies in a rigorous, comparative, and falsifiable framework on the attitudes of post-communist citizens towards fundamental questions of politics, economic, and social relations.

The authors introduce two distinct frameworks for explaining attitudinal differences between post-communist citizens and those in the rest of the world.  Drawing on large-scale cross-national survey research projects encompassing both the post-communist world and countries around the globe, supplemented by new collections of aggregate level data, the authors demonstrate that despite the many characteristics that differentiate life in a post-communist country from life elsewhere, actually living through communism has a clear and consistent effect on explaining why citizens in post-communist countries are, on average, less supportive of democracy, less support of markets, and more supportive of state provided social welfare. Utilizing sophisticated – yet transparent – statistical modeling techniques, the authors illustrate that additional years of exposure to communism correspond with greater support for attitudes associated with communist ideology. The one exception, attitudes towards gender equality, is itself revealing: in the area where the reality of communist rule was farthest from the rhetoric of the ideology, the legacy effect appears to be weakest.

Written in a modular manner, the book is designed to be accessible to readers interested in its four core areas – attitudes towards democracy, markets, social-welfare, and gender equality – as well as readers interested in the overarching substantive question regarding the determinants of legacy effect, the study of comparative public opinion, and methodological approaches to analyzing the effects of legacies on political behavior. 

Communism’s Shadow represents the first systematic attempt to assess the effect of Communist legacies on public opinion in a rigorous, comparative, and falsifiable framework. Written in a modular manner, the book is designed to be accessible to readers interested in its four core areas – attitudes towards democracy, markets, social-welfare, and gender equality – as well as readers interested in the overarching substantive question regarding the determinants of legacy effects, the study of comparative public opinion, and methodological approaches to analyzing the effects of legacies on political behavior.  

About the Comparative Democracy Seminar Series
The Ash Center’s Comparative Democracy Seminar Series, run by Candelaria Garay, Associate Professor of Public Policy, and Quinton Mayne, Associate Professor of Public Policy, brings innovative scholars in the field of comparative democracy to the Kennedy School to present their research.  Seminars have focused on topics as diverse as compulsory voting, the influence of Christian churches on public policy, the crisis of representation in Latin America, and the oil curse in the Middle East.

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More Oceans, Less Plastic
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017, 5 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Anna Cummins, The 5 Gyres Institute
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  The problem of plastic pollution in the oceans is now a recognized threat to the health of our global marine ecosystems. More complex, however, is coming up with solutions to this ubiquitous plague. 5 Gyres has been surveying plastic pollution across the world’s subtropical gyres, oceanic systems with the hope of leveraging science to drive upstream solutions to plastic pollution. In this lecture, Cummins will describe the recent science on microplastics and share some of the current solutions in policy, innovations, and citizen engagement.
LINK  https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-anna-cummins-lecture

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Research Rumble: Battle of the Science Stars
Thursday, April 20 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway, Cambridge
Pre-registration required at bit.ly/ResearchRumble

One of the biggest challenges that researchers and scientists face is communicating their research and its potential impact to audiences like donors, investors, the media and the public.

Join us at an interactive competition hosted by the Mass General and Brigham Research Institutes giving six Boston biomedical researchers a chance to present their work and receive feedback from a panel of expert communicators. Hear first hand about some of the latest cutting-edge science and learn from the best at this lively competition.

Cost: Free. 

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Climate Cafe
Wednesday, April 20 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lesley, University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Pre-registration recommended at bit.ly/ClimateCafe

Families are invited to learn more about climate change through a panel presentation by children in grades 1-6 enrolled in the Lesley WonderLab STEAM program, followed by an open discussion with Massachusetts Audubon Society and Lesley University climate scientists and educators.

Cost: Free. 

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Ocean Evolution Today: The Impact of Human Activities on the Ecology and Evolution of Marine Organisms
Thursday, April 20
6:00 pm
Harvard, Science Center Hall D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

a panel discussion featuring Samantha B. Joye, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia; Bruce H. Robison, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; Randi Dawn Rotjan, Department of Biology, Boston University Marine Program; and moderated by Peter R. Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Adjunct Research Engineer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

Human activities are causing changes in the ocean that could influence the evolution of its organisms. In this panel discussion, three marine scientists with expertise in chemistry, microbiology, geology, marine conservation, and the use of remotely operated vehicles to study deep-sea organisms will discuss the impact of human activity on ocean and coastal ecosystems and answer questions about actions that individuals and organizations can take to support the health of the ocean.

Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival.

Contact Name:  hmnh at hmsc.harvard.edu

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Emerson Launch Spring Creative Enterprises Showcase
Thursday, April 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We Work South Station, 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emerson-launch-spring-creative-enterprises-showcase-tickets-31765646905

Join Emerson Launch for appetizers and networking on Thursday, April 20th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM to discover what creative entrepreneurs at Emerson College are working on. Meet and connect with Emerson’s start-up founders and their teams, as well as established entrepreneurs, mentoring them. Members of the Emerson Launch incubator will be joined by students working on creative concepts in publishing, theater, filmmaking, communications and more over. Register to get inspired and enjoy an evening of networking over refreshments.

About Emerson Launch
Emerson Launch is a free program that provides funding, mentoring, and office space at WeWork to Emerson College undergraduate and graduate students who convert creative concepts into real-world ventures.  Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year college devoted exclusively to the study of communication and performing arts.   Forbes listed Emerson as #13 among the Most Entrepreneurial Colleges in 2015.

Phone:  347-324-4827
Website:  http://www.startupcmo.io

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Science by the Pint Presents: A Panel Discussion on Genetic Engineering
Thursday, April 20 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville

The advent of genetic engineering marks one of the most powerful advances in biological science of the last century. How are researchers implementing genetic tools to answer fundamental biological questions? What medical applications of gene editing are on the horizon?

Spend an evening with Science by the Pint to hear a panel of Boston-area scientists discuss these topics and more. Following the panel, grab a beer and chat with graduate students and post docs who are conducting cutting edge research.

Cost: Free, Cash Bar. Ages 21+

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Tipping the Scales on Climate Change: Covering and Communicating an Unthinkably Big Problem
Thursday, April 20 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge

In its physical, political, and ethical dimensions, the climate change problem is mind-boggling — and perhaps more complex than any other humanity has ever faced.

Join the Knight Science Journalism Program and Undark Magazine for a short film and panel discussion aimed at bringing the problem down to size.

Panelists include Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ian Cheney; Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication; climate activist Nicole Hernandez Hammer; and former Obama climate policy adviser Bina Venkataraman. Moderated by climate journalist Andrew C. Revkin.

Cost: Free

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Tech and Healthcare Innovation
Thursday, April 20
6:30 – 8:30 pm EDT
GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://generalassemb.ly/education/tech-and-healthcare-innovation/boston/36351

Bev Hardy 
Innovation Strategy Manager, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Brigham Digital Innovation Hub

TECH AND...is a monthly event series where we host thought-leaders from a specific industry and explore new intersections between their field and technology. Together, we discuss how they’ve been impacted by the rise of tech, ways they’ve adapted and innovated along the way, and what they expect to see in the future. 

Healthcare Innovation in Boston
In April we are exploring the healthcare space in Boston and how the city's top hospitals, healthcare companies, and bio-tech startups are joining forces to improve our health. 

What You’ll Take Away:
Gain insight and inspiration from experts working in the healthcare industry in Boston and hear first-hand how technology is transforming their work. Expand your understanding of today’s tech-based world, and fuel your own ideas for the future.

Why It Matters:
The omnipresence of technology has rapidly transformed lives over the last decade (remember, the iPhone was only released in 2007). Now, it’s rare to go about a regular day without interacting with tech — whether it’s an alarm app that wakes you up, your Nest Thermostat-regulated apartment, or the software you use at work. Staying ahead of the innovation curve and being able to predict the future of tech in various industries has never been more important — both at work and at play.

About the Speaker
Bev Hardy, Innovation Strategy Manager, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Brigham Digital Innovation Hub
Bev Hardy is an Innovation Strategy Manager at Brigham Digital Innovation Hub focused on bridging the gap between strategic hospital challenges and high-potential startups. A product manager by training, she has a passion for bringing together diverse people and needs to create innovative solutions. Prior to iHub she worked at athenahealth, Rue La La and Corporate Executive Board. Based on her experiences with process improvement and digital solutions outside healthcare, her interests are around strategizing what principles and processes can be adapted to our industry. She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a secondary concentration in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University.

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London Punk Eyewitness
Thursday, April 20
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers &  Cafe, 338 Newbury Street, Boston

British rock journalist John Ingham talks about the moment in 1976 when punk music broke in the UK, recounting memories of pioneering punk bands in their earliest days, including the Damned, the Clash, Subway Sect, the Sex Pistols and more. He will be in conversation with Sean L. Maloney.

About the Book: 
When punk first broke in the UK in 1976, music journalist John Ingham was on hand to document the very heart of the scene. Struck by the music, fashion and sheer iconoclasm of a little-known outfit called the Sex Pistols, Ingham conducted the first interview with the band, partied with its members and even bailed Sid Vicious out of jail; he also witnessed and documented the group’s evolution at legendary gigs shared with other pioneering punk bands in their earliest days, including the Damned, the Clash, Subway Sect and more.

The result is Spirit of 76: London Punk Eyewitness, a revelatory collection of photography and fly-on-the-wall reportage showcasing the punk movement from its most raucous, bewildering beginnings. Containing the only color photos from British punk’s first wave alongside Ingham’s inimitable prose, this volume constitutes a rare from-the-trenches report on the UK punk explosion from one of its original participants. Here is the story of a year made up as it happened, lived with excitement and the belief that you could make the future whatever you wanted it to be.

About the author:
John Ingham is one of the pioneers who championed Punk and helped change music forever. Writing under the nom-de-typewriter “Jonh Ingham” for the weekly music paper Sounds, he saw and famously conducted the first-ever interview with the Sex Pistols in April 1976. Convinced he had witnessed the future of music he followed them throughout the year, seeing at close range their evolution at historic gigs, including the first time they played “Anarchy in The UK,” and even bailed Sid Vicious out of jail. He also saw and wrote the first reviews of the Damned, the Buzzcocks, the Clash and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Noticing that hardly anyone was photographing these new groups, he picked up a camera and started documenting what he saw, shooting some of the only color images of these bands at the beginning of their careers.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren:  This Fight Is Our Fight:  The Battle to Save America's Middle Class
Thursday, April 20
7:00 PM 
Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elizabeth-warren-at-old-south-church-tickets-32629905927
Cost:  $5 - $28.75

Harvard Book Store welcomes Massachusetts senior U.S. Senator ELIZABETH WARREN for a discussion of her latest book, This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class.
Please Note: This event does not include a book signing. Books included with tickets are pre-signed editions of This Fight Is Our Fight, specially bound by the publisher. (Additional pre-signed copies will be available for purchase at the event, while supplies last.)
Learn more at http://www.harvard.com/event/elizabeth_warren1.
Tickets will also be available at Harvard Book Store and over the phone at 617-661-1515. Unless the event is sold out, any remaining tickets will be on sale at the door of the venue when doors open. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

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Green Cambridge Community Advocates­ Monthly
Thursday, April 20
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Eastern Bank, 1 Brattle Square, Camrbidge

Look for our banner in the window!
Come and join Green Cambridge for our monthly meeting! 

We are a group of Cantabrigians dedicated to improving the environment and striving for sustainability. We'll be talking about all things green, giving run-downs on our community, advocacy and organizing work, and just getting to know one another.

We'll be repeating the event the third Thursday of every month. Check us out on Facebook and at http://www.greencambridge.org

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Thomas Shapiro on Toxic Inequality
Thursday, April 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

Since the Great Recession, most Americans’ standard of living has stagnated or declined. Economic inequality is at historic highs. But inequality’s impact differs by race; African Americans’ net wealth is just a tenth that of white Americans, and over recent decades, white families have accumulated wealth at three times the rate of black families. In our increasingly diverse nation, long-time LP resident and sociologist Thomas M. Shapiro argues, wealth disparities must be understood in tandem with racial inequities-a dangerous combination he terms “toxic inequality.”

Toxic Inequality reveals how these forces combine to trap families in place. Following nearly two hundred families of different races and income levels over a period of twelve years, Shapiro’s research vividly documents the recession’s toll on parents and children, the ways families use assets to manage crises and create opportunities, and the real reasons some families build wealth while others struggle in poverty. The structure of our neighborhoods, workplaces, and tax code-much more than individual choices-push some forward and hold others back. A lack of assets, far more common in families of color, can often ruin parents’ careful plans for themselves and their children.

Racialized pandering in the current political climate mobilizes support for racist policies and detracts from fundamental causes.

Toxic inequality may seem inexorable, but it is not inevitable. America’s growing wealth gap and its yawning racial divide have been forged by history and preserved by policy, and only bold, race-conscious reforms can move us toward a more just society.

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Friday, April 21 – Saturday, April 22
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Boston Socialist Unity Project Annual Conference 2017
Friday Evening & Saturday, April 21 & 22
MIT Building 34-101, 50 Vassar Street
Register now at http://BostonSocialistUnity.org 
Cost:  $10 suggested donation; nobody turned away for lack of funds.

The 2nd annual Boston Socialist Unity Project Conference (BSUP2) is a powerhouse of ideas and organizing!

Friday, April 21, 7:00 PM 
The opening night event features Barbara Madeloni (Union President, Massachusetts Teachers Association) and Eugene Puryear (Millions for Prisoners). Boston’s own Foundation Movement, conscious hip hop artists, open the evening and Swiss-based Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore bring Irish revolutionary songs to the closing. (Registration opens at 6:00 p.m. / program begins at 7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, April 22, 9:00 AM
On Saturday (registration opens 9:00 a.m. / program begins 10:00 a.m.), Sherri Mitchell (Land Peace Foundation) and Fred Magdoff (University of Vermont) connect indigenous organizing and environmental movements with the struggles to get beyond capitalism and build socialist movements. Our lunchtime plenary presents political strategies for challenging the system: it features Socialist Alternative, the Green-Rainbow Party, the Socialist Party, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation (list in formation).

With recent expanded armed actions by the US in Syria, Vijay Prashad’s closing plenary speech on Imperialism could not be more important and timely!

Two sessions of five to six participatory workshops will showcase movement-building work and feature many of our plenary speakers (Mitchell, Magdoff, Prashad, Callahan, and Puryear). It will also draw in some of the most important and exemplary movement work being performed by City Life/Vida Urbana, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, the Boston Institute for Non-Profit Journalism, MIT’s Student Activist Coalition, and Socialists on Single-Payer. Their topics include indigenous organizing and solidarity, housing and the city, education, media organizing, building movements for racial justice, the peace movement, and imperialism. Additional workshops address music and revolution, and community control of the police.

Breakfast and lunch options available with MIT vendors, Food for Activists, and Food Not Bombs.

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We the People / Hack for Democracy
Friday, April 21, 7:00 PM – Saturday, April 22, 9:00 PM EDT
MIT, Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-the-people-hack-for-democracy-tickets-32896580558

MIT GOV/LAB is organizing We the People/Hack for Democracyto demonstrate MIT’s deep commitment to core American (and human) values of fairness, equality, and openness. In this one day hackathon, creative and compassionate people from across MIT and the Boston area will come together to tackle the immediate challenges U.S. organizations are now facing to safeguard these values.
Sign up to help organizations like the ACLU and Let America Vote solve some of their technical challenges.
More information at https://hackfordemocracy.org

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Friday, April 21
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The View from the Military Academies: A Conversation with the Superintendents About Values, Ethics, & the Military Profession
WHEN  Friday, Apr. 21, 2017, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Taubman Building, NYE A&B (5th Floor), 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Ethics, Research study
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  LGEN Michelle Johnson (USAFA), LGEN Robert Caslen (USMA), VADM Ted Carter (USNA)
COST  Free
TICKET WEB LINK  http://carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu/event/view-military-academies-conversation-superintendents-about-values-ethics-military
CONTACT INFO	Sarah Peck (sarah_peck at hks.harvard.edu)
DETAILS	
Gen. Michelle D. Johnson is Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. She directs a four-year regimen of military training, academics, athletic and character development programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant. A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1981, General Johnson completed graduate studies as a Rhodes Scholar before earning her pilot wings in 1984. She has served in various assignments in air mobility, airlift and tanker flying operations and training, academic instruction and personnel.
Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen, Jr. became the 59th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on July 17, 2013. Lieutenant General Caslen graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1975. He earned master’s degrees from Long Island University and Kansas State University. Previous to this assignment, Lt. Gen. Caslen served as the Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq.
Vice Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter became the 62nd superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy July 23, 2014. He is a native of Burrillville, Rhode Island. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981, was designated a naval flight officer in 1982, and graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (NFWS) Top Gun in 1985. He completed the Air Command and Staff College course and the Armed Forces Staff College.
LINK	http://carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu/event/view-military-academies-conversation-superintendents-about-values-ethics-military

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Untapped Potential: Making Water Markets Work for All
Friday, April 21
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM EDT
Tufts, ASEAN Auditorium in Cabot Center, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/untapped-potential-making-water-markets-work-for-all-tickets-32033144999
Cost:  $0 - $10

Water markets have potential: potential for uniting urban and rural stakeholders in environmental stewardship, potential for inspiring public-private partnerships, and potential for flexible solutions to a variety of regional water-based issues. As of 2013, there were 98 water markets in the U.S. In certain watersheds and regions, water markets have been a smashing success, mitigating nutrient pollution, preserving habitat, and maintaining sufficient flow. By some accounts, however, water markets have yet to reach their full potential, suffering from thin supply or demand, facing regulatory uncertainty, and lacking a driving force.
Join us on Friday, April 21st for a series of talks featuring experts in both water quality and quantity markets. These speakers have been involved in markets in many locales in the U.S. as well as international water markets. We will start the day with an interactive demonstration of how markets work, and from there delve into opportunities and challenges facing water markets today.
Tentative Agenda
9:00 - 9:25 Attendee Sign in & Breakfast 
9:30 - 9:40 Opening Remarks (WSSS Students)
9:40 - 12:10 First Round of Talks - Water Quantity Trading
9:40 - 10:45 Richael Young, Mammoth Trading: Introduction to Water Markets
10:45 - 11:15 Marshall Moutenot, UpStream: Measuring Reliability in Water Markets
11:15 - 11:45 Bill Ginn, TNC: Environmental Benefits of Water Markets
11:45 - 12:05 Panel Q&A 1 (Moderated by Sean Cash)
12:05 - 1:00 Lunch and Poster Session
1:00 - 3:25 Second Round of Talks - Water Quality Trading
1:00 - 1:05 Welcome Back, Introduction to the second set of panelists: (WSSS Students)
1:05 - 1:35 Chris Hartley, USDA: Introduction to Water Quality Markets
1:35 - 2:05 Jimmy Daukas, American Farmland Trust: Farmers and Nutrient Markets
2:05 - 2:35 Erin Perry, Cape Cod Commission: Cape Cod Commission’s Three Bays Project
3:05 - 3:25 Panel Q&A 2 (Moderated by Scott Horsley)
3:25 - 3:45 Snack and Coffee Break
3:45 - 4:30 Keynote - Ellen Gilinsky, Former Associate Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water at the United States EPA

How can quality and quantity markets learn from each other?
Major challenges and opportunities for environmental markets moving forward.
What does the new political administration’s agenda mean for environmental policy and water security and how can market-based solutions play a role where policy and regulations fall short?
4:30 - 4:40 Concluding Remarks and Announcement of Poster Awards (WSSS Students)
4:40 - 5:30 Reception

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Celebrating the Earth
Friday, April 21
10:00a–2:00p
MIT, Building  N-51, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Cambridge Science Festival 
Every April the MIT Museum presents the Cambridge Science Festival in collaboration with the City of Cambridge, community organizations, schools, universities, and businesses. Come to the Museum and enjoy a week filled with workshops, hands-on activities, demonstrations, tours and more.

Hear about the latest advances in oceanographic research and alternative energy options from experts working in the field.

Web site: http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/csf
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free with Museum Admission 
Sponsor(s): MIT Museum
For more information, contact:  MIT Museum

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Actionable Sustainability: Technology, Policy and the City
Friday, April 21
10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
BU, 75 Bay State Road, First Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeD5zgW8J43kNYLHCQDtCptP3SVOsASM-zAaFO3m7oGY5nIyA/viewform

Co-sponsored by The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Long-Range Future and Initiative on Cities, Boston UniversityMorning Session: 10am-12pmWorkshop and LectureJoin the Urban Planning Association and Dr. Ramon Sanchez, ScD, in assessing how vulnerable is the built environment in our communities given the threats entailed by sea level rise and climate change. Dr. Sanchez is the Director of the Sustainable Technologies and Health Program in the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.Lunch and Networking Session: 12-1:30pmAfternoon Session: 1:30-3:30pmPanel Discussion and Q+AJoin Dr. Madhu Dutta-Koehler and other eminent sustainability experts for a panel discussion on bridging the gap between people, policies, and technology to create prosperous and competitive cities in the 21st century. Open to all faculty, students, alumni + friends

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Being Material: A Symposium Sponsored by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology
Friday, April 21
11:00a–6:30p
MIT, Building E52, Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

In 1995, MIT's Nicholas Negroponte predicted that "being digital" would have us entering a realm increasingly unconstrained by the materiality of the world. Two decades later, our everyday lives are indeed ever more suffused by computation and calculation. But unwieldy materiality persists and even reasserts itself. Programmable matter, self-assembling structures, 3D/4D printing, wearable technologies and bio-inspired design today capture the attention of engineers, scientists and artists. "BEING MATERIAL" will showcase recent developments in materials systems and design, placing this work in dialogue with kindred and contrasting philosophy, art practice and critique. Panels on the PROGRAMMABLE, WEARABLE, LIVABLE and INVISIBLE-along with a concert, AUDIBLE-will explore new and unexpected meetings of the digital and material worlds.

Web site: http://arts.mit.edu/events-visit/symposia/being-material/
Open to: the general public
Cost: $10-$75 
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/being-material-2017-cast-symposium-tickets-28429874520 
This event occurs daily at 11:00a - 6:30p through April 21, 2017, and also on April 22, 2017 at 9:00a - 1:30p.
Sponsor(s): MIT CAST (Center for Art, Science & Technology), Arts at MIT, School of Architecture and Planning, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Department of Architecture
For more information, contact:  Leah Talatinian
cast-symposium at mit.edu 

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Monitoring and Forecasting Long-Range Transport of Wildfire Emissions in the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service
Friday, April 21
12:00PM TO 1:00PM
Harvard, 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge 

Mark Parrington, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry Seminar
https://www.seas.harvard.edu/calendar/event/92496

Contact Name:  Brenda Mathieu
bmathieu at seas.harvard.edu

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Harvard Celebrates Earth Day 
Friday, April 21
12–2 pm
Harvard, Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Celebrate Earth Day at Harvard’s Sustainability Fair on the Science Center Plaza.  From 12-2 pm on April 21, explore how the University and our community partners can help green your scene while enjoying activities such as a Freecycle, LED Lighting Fair, a compost tea demonstration, games, live music, samplings, and giveaways. You can also learn more about food and food systems, health and wellness, sustainable transportation options, organic landscaping and gardening, green cleaning, recycling, and more!

The event is sponsored by the Office for Sustainability and Common Spaces.  Shine only, no rain date.

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The Rationality of Perception
Friday, April 21
3:00pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 

Professor Siegel works in the philosophy of mind and epistemology and has taught General Education courses combining political philosophy and American history. She has published widely on the topic of perception. Her book The Contents of Visual Experience was published by Oxford in 2010, and discusses what kinds of things we can see. Her current book,The Rationality of Perception, explores the ways that antecedent fears, beliefs, prejudices, and expertise can influence perception. Starting in 2017, she will teach a General Education course on violence and citizenship.

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Advocate for Science!
Friday, April 21 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MIT,  Building 10-105, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Science thrives when people’s voices are heard. The more people that tell Congress that they support science, the better. You may find yourself thinking: I want to help but what should I do to advocate? Is it really going to make a difference?

Join us to understand why we need to stand up for research, learn the ways you can get involved and make a difference to the future of science.

Cost: Free

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Earth Ways: Indigenous Lifeways as a Human Right 
Friday, April 21
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
CIC Boston, Anchor Room, 50 Milk Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-ways-indigenous-lifeways-as-a-human-right-tickets-33472224324

In celebration of Earth Day, we are presenting the work of local Indigenous entrepreneurs while promoting the importance of entrepreneurship as a form of viable sustainability for Indigenous peoples in the 21st century.
There are many misconceptions about the role, identity, and work of Indigenous peoples around the world as both a human right of self-determination and a modern way of living. The contributors to this event represent a variety of indigenous and mixed-cultural backgrounds that embrace traditional values of centering respect for Earth and community sustainability in their work. 

5:00 - 5:30 - Networking & Music
5:30 - 6:30 - Panel on 21st Century Indigenous Sustainability & Life - Four panelists from a variety of sectors will discuss how their projects support and are informed by Indigenous best-practices in sustainability. 
6:30 - 7:00 - Transition and Music 
7:00 - 8:30 - UNPFII Year in Review & Commemoration by Sâchem Wômpimeequin Wampatuck, Mattakeesett Tribe - Presentation of a one-year review on how a local MA tribe implemented the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 
Ongoing - Silent Auction - This auction of artwork and other items will support sending citizens of the Mattakeesett tribe to the 16th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. 

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VR EcoHack: Earth Day Weekend 2017
Friday, April 21
5:30 PM
Brookline Interactive Group (formerly BATV), 46 Tappan Street, Brookline
Third floor of the Unified Arts Building-enter main doors, turn right after first door, take the elevator up to third floor! Right next to the Brookline Hills T!
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/PublicVRLab/events/237007914/

SAVE the Date!

Earth Day Weekend: VR EcoHack

Sustainable Realities: Hacking the Future in VR, AR and 360  

The Public VR Lab and Brookline Interactive Group are organizing the inaugural year of a three-day hackathon to create educational content that focuses on environmental sustainability lessons in VR, AR and 360 on April 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2017 at the Public VR Lab, 46 Tappan St, Brookline, MA.

Hack the future at the Lab, and create a more sustainable planet! Learn VR, AR and 360, and test your theories on the latest headsets. 

Participants from around the region are invited to sign up and join the fun! The idea is for hack participants to use a science-based, climate change focused-lesson plan from an educator to create a sample lesson or app in VR, AR, and/or 360 video with their team over the weekend. 

Prizes of cash and equipment in each category (VR, AR and 360 video), free coffee and snacks all weekend and lots of opportunities to learn, share, grow and CREATE!

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Music and the Bilingual Brain
WHEN  Friday, Apr. 21, 2017, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE  Fitzgerald Theatre, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Lecture, Music, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival
SPEAKER(S)  Ariel Mitnick, Rainer Crosett, and Alan Toda-Ambaras, Project LENS, Gigi Luk, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
COST  Free and open to the public.
CONTACT INFO	hmnh at hmsc.harvard.edu, (617) 495-3045
DETAILS	
Project LENS is a Boston-based performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and other topics. The group’s diverse studies and passion for classical music have inspired them to start a conversation about the way music relates to topics as eclectic as evolution, law, and birdsong. For this event, Project LENS will join HGSE professor Gigi Luk to explore how the cognitive effects of bilingualism might relate to the benefits of learning music “as another language,” studying multiple instruments, or developing multiple musical styles.
Please enter through the side door (Cambridge Street).
LINK	http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/music-and-bilingual-brain

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MIT ESI Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
MIT, Kresge Oval, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Get outside and celebrate Earth Day with MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative! Learn about the environment and how we impact our planet through hands-on, interactive activities for all ages.

Experience climate change through virtual reality, make and take a terrarium, build a material-efficient tower or a plant-monitoring app, make a smoothie on a blender bike, erode a landscape, touch marine critters, and much more!

Drop by, have some fun, and appreciate the earth!

MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative
Website: https://environmentalsolutions.mit.edu/

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Sustainable Cambridge
Saturday, April 22 
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

How much bicycle power does it take to turn on a light bulb?  How knowledgeable are YOU on how to get around town without taking a car?

Stop by our sustainability event to learn all about sustainability and what YOU can do to make Cambridge an even more sustainable community.  Jump on a bike to power light bulbs, take our quizzes about getting around town and energy efficiency, and leave with lots of information for actions you can take at home.

Please note, this event is in Joan Lorenz Park outside of the Main Library. Library location below is for ease of finding the event.

Cambridge Community Development Department
Website:  http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD

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Being Material: A Symposium Sponsored by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology
Saturday, April 22
9:00a–1:30p
MIT, Buidling E52, Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

In 1995, MIT's Nicholas Negroponte predicted that "being digital" would have us entering a realm increasingly unconstrained by the materiality of the world. Two decades later, our everyday lives are indeed ever more suffused by computation and calculation. But unwieldy materiality persists and even reasserts itself. Programmable matter, self-assembling structures, 3D/4D printing, wearable technologies and bio-inspired design today capture the attention of engineers, scientists and artists. "BEING MATERIAL" will showcase recent developments in materials systems and design, placing this work in dialogue with kindred and contrasting philosophy, art practice and critique. Panels on the PROGRAMMABLE, WEARABLE, LIVABLE and INVISIBLE-along with a concert, AUDIBLE-will explore new and unexpected meetings of the digital and material worlds.

Web site: http://arts.mit.edu/events-visit/symposia/being-material/
Open to: the general public
Cost: $10-$75 
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/being-material-2017-cast-symposium-tickets-28429874520 
This event occurs daily at 11:00a - 6:30p through April 21, 2017, and also on April 22, 2017 at 9:00a - 1:30p.
Sponsor(s): MIT CAST (Center for Art, Science & Technology), Arts at MIT, School of Architecture and Planning, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Department of Architecture
For more information, contact:  Leah Talatinian
cast-symposium at mit.edu 

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Science Talk: The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Climate Change and Air Quality Research
Saturday, April 22 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston

Join AMC staff and the Boston Chapter Young Members Committee (ages 20s to 30s) to celebrate Earth Day at Joy Street!

The open house will begin at 10am, with a gear swap, sign-making for the Science March and light refreshments.

At 11am Georgia Murray, an AMC staff scientist, will deliver her talk “AMC’s Climate Change and Air Quality Research” followed by audience Q&A.

Please register online at bit.ly/2mYWUfZ The event is limited to 100 people.

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Harvard, EAC Earth Day Festival 
Saturday, April 22,
11 am–2 pm
Harvard, Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Come celebrate Earth Day with free food, live music, and awesome giveaways on April 22 on the Science Center Plaza.

From 11AM to 2PM, the Environmental Action Committee will be hosting the celebration promoting environmental justice: we are seeking to raise awareness for the ways that environmental issues and policies, especially under the new administration, can infringe upon human rights and negatively impact already marginalized groups.

At the end of the event, we will be organizing for those interested to go to the March for Science happening in Boston that afternoon. Join us in the fight for the planet, for the people!

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March For Science
Saturday, April 22
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Boston Common, Tremont Street, Boston

The March for Science champions publicly-funded and publicly-communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, non-partisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest. This group is inclusive of all individuals and types of science!

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Backyard Chickens for the City Dweller 
Saturday, April 22 
1PM-2:30AM 
Starr Lane Park, 17 Starr Lane, Jamaica Plain
Cost:  $9 - $15 

Looking for more cool stuff to do? 
We've got tons more fun events and programs in your area – sign up for our monthly enews here!

Love growing your own food? Ever thought you might like to try adding chickens to your garden? Come join “The Chickeness," Khrysti Smyth, of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens and some of her feathered friends for a brief overview of basics like breeds, housing needs and design, health, laws and zoning, and pest management, and a discussion on the logistics of effectively managing a coop in your community garden. Course materials will be provided, and each attendee will receive a signed Certificate of Course Completion. Come find out whether keeping chickens might be a good addition to your garden, your kitchen, and your family's overall health and wellbeing. 

Kids are welcome to join and meet the hens!

Contact Information 
617.542.7696 x2115
mdelima at thetrustees.org 

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From the Ground Up: Restoring Soil Fertility
Sunday, April 23
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan
RSVP at http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=21:program_code=52553

These days in Boston we have a lot of work to do. The more we can accomplish together the better. Mending our urban soils to make them safe enough to garden in and mitigating climate change by drawing carbon out of the atmosphere are just two ways we can get a lot done. Join us as we implement a new restoration patch and maintain the patch we created last year. In this hands-on workshop we will introduce and practice two gardening methods that gradually mend our many communities from the ground up: Sheet mulching and mounding.  This program is appropriate for adults and teens.  

Registration is required.
Register online or call 617-983-8500 to register by phone.
Register by mail: program registration form (PDF 66K)
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.
For more information, contact:  bnc at massaudubon.org

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Peru, Marrakech and Monsanto! Potluck/Discussion with Frederique Apffel-Marglin
Sunday, April 23
6-9 p.m. 
One Fayette Park, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Biodiversity-for-a-Livable-Climate/events/238961751/

Potuck 6:00-7:00 p.m. followed by discussion 7:00-9:00 p.m. with Frederique Apffel-Marglin at Helen Snively's place near Central Square.

Frederique returns to us after participating in COP 22 in Marrakech where she presented her organization's new project of local implementation of the 4 per 1000 Regenerative Agriculture approach proposed by the French Ministry, briefly at COP 21 in Paris.  I'll show a power point on the local on-the-ground progress at her center in the Peruvian Upper Amazon. 

Finally, Frederique will discuss a recent presentation at Harvard sponsored by the Harvard Center for the Environment on "Food, Climate, and Sustainability" by Michael Stern, a Monsanto scientist. She will explore the implications of these two totally opposite approaches to food and  climate. 

This promises to be a lively discussion! 

Professor Apffel-Marglin is founder of the Sachamama Center for Biocultural Regeneration, and is the author of five books, the editor or co-editor of an additional eight books and the author of more than fifty five articles and book chapters. Her interests cover ritual, gender, political ecology, critiques of development, science studies and Andean-Amazonian shamanism. Her areas of specialization are South Asia and the Amazonian Andes.  You may view an excellent video on her work here. 

Biodiversity for a LIvable Climate is a small non-profit so a $10 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away based on ability to pay. 

Helen Snively's house is about halfway between Central Square and Inman Square. Take the MBTA red line to Central Square, exit the station walking down Massachusetts Avenue in the direction of Harvard Square (away from Boston). Walk five blocks and make a right on Lee Street, then walk two blocks past Harvard Street and Broadway. Cross Broadway onto Fayette Street (which will be in front of you), walk down Fayette and make your first left onto Fayette Park (a private way). If you're coming by car, there's ample free parking on Sundays in Cambridge.   

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Journalism and the Search for Truth in an Age of Social Media Conference
Monday, April 24, 8:45 AM – Tuesday, April 25, 5:00 PM EDT
The Castle, 225 Bay State Road, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/journalism-and-the-search-for-truth-in-an-age-of-social-media-conference-tickets-33129392906

As the journalism profession struggles to respond to social media’s proliferating role, fresh social scientific and philosophical perspectives are required to comprehend news in relationship to the pursuit of truth. social media’s interaction with journalism and democracy will be analyzed from philosophical, ethical, practical and political perspectives. Experts from these fields will examine the current situation and consider likely future trajectories. Drawing on such an array of specialties, and by taking a cross-cutting approach, the event co-sponsors anticipate that new insights will be gained into the high-pressure world of journalism and its responsibilities. Discussions will be aimed at laying the conceptual groundwork for recommendations and action at the professional, procedural and policy levels
Tentative Schedule:
DAY ONE, Monday, April 24, 2017
8:45 AM Registration & coffee
9:15 AM Welcome and introduction
9:30 AM The journalistic crisis: the fourth estate, social media, and communicating the truth
11:00 AM Social responses to fake news: fears, trust, and knowledge
12:30 PM Lunch and poster session
1:30 PM Trolling, computer algorithms, and moderation
3:00 PM Short Break
3:15 PM Global perspectives: similarities and novelties 
4:45 PM Reception and informal discussion
DAY TWO, Tuesday, April 25
9:00 AM Registration & coffee
9:30 AM Fake news in a historical and contemporary perspective
11:00 PM Philosophy of truth, knowing, and communication
12:30 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Keynote Speaker
2:15 Short Break
2:30 PM PANEL— Reflections and paths forward
4:00 PM Tour of research facilities
4:30 PM Reception and informal discussion

Symposium format:
Brief papers and in-depth discussion, built on research and scholarly perspectives.
Advocating political or partisan viewpoints is discouraged.
The event will have an in-person audience and also be live-streamed. (Papers and live-stream will be archived on our website.)

You can read more about the conference and the tentative schedule here: https://demsatbu.wixsite.com/conference

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Intelligence in a Volatile World, 9/11 to the Present
Monday, April 24
12:00 pm 
BU, 121 Bay State Road, Conference Room, Boston

The Pardee School hosts Mary Margaret Graham, Chief ofCIA Office, NYC on 9/11.
Ms. Graham was the United States Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection (DNI) from 2005–2008. She previously served as the Associate Deputy Director for Operations for Counterintelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency. In her 29 years with the CIA she has had numerous field and headquarters assignments. From 1999 to 2001, Mrs. Graham served as Chief of the Directorate of Operation’s National Resources Division; from 1998 to 1999, she served as the Deputy Chief of the Directorate of Operations Europe Division. Ms. Graham also served as the Executive Assistant to William Crowell, then Deputy Director of the National Security Agency in the mid-1990’s.</p><p>Register by email: eventsps at bu.edu

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Climate Extremes: Trends, Physical Causes, and Societal Impacts
Monday, April 24
12:00PM
Harvard, Haller Hall (102), Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Deepti Singh, Lamont Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University
Climate and weather extremes cause considerable humanitarian and socio-economic impacts across the globe. Global economic losses from extreme events in recent years are estimated to come close to $200 billion dollars annually. The impacts of extremes depend upon the exposure and vulnerability of the affected natural and human systems. Minimizing future risks of disasters to these systems requires an accurate quantification of how and why extreme events have changed over the historical record, and an understanding of the vulnerability of different societal systems. 

My talk will focus on explaining changes in climate extremes in two main regions – North America and South Asia. I will demonstrate that the characteristics of several daily-scale extreme events in these regions have changed significantly over the historical record. I will show that these changes in extremes are associated with changes in specific environmental “ingredients” such as moisture availability and associated atmospheric circulations. Next, I will introduce a new framework to investigate the role of natural and anthropogenic climate forcings on these identified regional trends as well as the occurrence of single extreme events. Finally, I will present work that assesses the impacts of such daily-scale extremes on crop yields and farmer decision-making, targeted at understanding the climate vulnerability of the Indian agricultural sector. Together, the research I present aims to build an integrated framework for improving our understanding of the changing physical climate risks to different societal sectors.

EPS & ESE Colloquium
http://eps.harvard.edu/event/department-colloquium-series-32

Contact Name:   Sabinna Cappo
scappo at fas.harvard.edu

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Climate Week: Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide
Monday, April 24
12:00 pm
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Richard Newell, President and CEO, Resources for the Future (RFF), an independent, nonprofit research organization that improves environmental, energy, and natural resource decisionmaking through rigorous economic analysis. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis. Dr. Newell is an adjunct professor at Duke University, where he was previously the Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and Founding Director of its Energy Initiative and Energy Data Analytics Lab. He has also served as the senior economist for energy and environment on the President's Council of Economic Advisers and was a senior fellow, and later a board member, at RFF.

Dr. Newell has published widely on the economics of markets and policies for energy and the environment, including issues surrounding global climate change, energy efficiency, and energy innovation. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the National Petroleum Council. He has provided expert advice to many institutions, such as the National Academy of Sciences, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and the International Energy Forum.

Note: Space is limited

Contact Name:  Louisa Lund
louisa_lund at hks.harvard.edu

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Atmospheric Deposition and Soil Nutrient Cycling in Boston: Urban Effects on Biogeochemical Cycles
Monday, April 24
12:10 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Stephen Decina, Boston University; Deland Award recipient

Contact:  arbweb at arnarb.harvard.edu

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Wrong Way After Nuremberg: Misconceiving Research Ethics
Monday, April 24
12:15 pm to 2:00 pm
K262, Bowie-Vernon Room, CGIS, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Daniel Wikler (HSPH, Ethics and Population Health)

Contact Name:  Shana Ashar
sts at hks.harvard.edu

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Brexit: From Fantasy/Nightmare to Hard Bargaining | A Discussion with Ed Balls
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 24, 2017, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Cambridge
Lower Level Conference Room
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Contemporary Europe Study Group
SPEAKER(S)  Ed Balls, UK Shadow Chancellor (2011-2015), Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Senior Fellow; Peter Sands, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School of Government;  James Cronin, Professor of History, Boston College; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University 
CONTACT INFO	James Cronin
james.cronin at bc.edu
DETAILS  When the UK government triggered Article 50 on March 29, months of anxiety, debate and speculation gave way to serious negotiations. These will also lead to debate, of course, but it will be more concrete. This discussion will focus on some of the economic issues at play in the negotiations and their political implications.
LINK	https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2017/04/brexit-from-fantasy-nightmare-to-hard-bargaining-a-discussion-with-ed-balls

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Climate Week: "Climate Ready Boston: Planning for the Challenges Ahead"
Monday, April 24
2:00 pm
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, GSD, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Bud Ris, Co-Chair, Climate Preparedness Working Group, Boston Green Ribbon Commission, and Senior Climate Advisor, Barr Foundation
He also advises and serves on Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission, a consortium of business and non-profit leaders working with the city to mitigate and prepare for the impacts of climate change. From 2005 to 2014, Bud was President and CEO of the New England Aquarium. Under his leadership, NEAq completed a $43 million campaign to renovate its major exhibits, expand its educational programming, and strengthen its conservation work. During his tenure, the Aquarium launched a nationwide educational consortium of aquaria and zoos on climate change, helped create one of the world’s largest marine protected areas in the Pacific, and partnered with several major food companies to promote sustainable seafood. Bud oversaw a staff of 250 and annual budget in excess of $40 million. From 2004 to 2005, Bud was a Senior Fellow at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, where he led the Forum’s G-8 program on climate change for UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. From 1996 to 2003, Bud chaired a coalition of sixteen national environmental organizations founded to support domestic and international action on climate change. In 1997, he led the delegation of US NGO’s to the international negotiations that culminated in the Kyoto Protocol. From 1984 through 2003, Bud served as the chief executive officer of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). During his tenure, UCS successfully led a number of national and state initiatives to improve the efficiency of automobiles, accelerate the introduction of renewable energy, improve the safety of nuclear power, and restrain the nuclear arms race. In 2014, Bud received a Life Time Achievement Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency. He is also a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Contact Name:  Jeff Fitton
jfitton at gsd.harvard.edu

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The Network Architecture of Human Thought
Monday, April 24
3:00 pm
Notheastern, 177 Huntington Avenue, 11th floor, Boston

DANIELLE BASSETT
Associate Professor, U Penn Engineering, Complex Systems Group
Human thought is predicated on a complex architecture of inter connections that enable information transmission between distinct areas of the brain. Yet gaining a fundamental understanding of this architecture has remained challenging, largely due to insufficiencies in traditional imaging techniques and analytical tools.  In concerted efforts to address these challenges, neuroscientists have begun to combine recent breakthroughs in non-invasive brain imaging techniques with the conceptual notions and mathematical tools of network science– leading to the emerging field of network neuroscience.  I will highlight early successes in this field leading to fundamental understanding of healthy human thought, its development over childhood, and its alteration in psychiatric disease and neurological disorders. I will close by commenting on current frontiers and future potential in health care, business, and education sectors.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Danielle S. Bassett is the Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She is most well-known for her work blending neural and systems engineering to identify fundamental mechanisms of cognition and disease in human brain networks. She received a B.S. in physics from the Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Cambridge, UK. Following a postdoctoral position at UC Santa Barbara, she was a Junior Research Fellow at the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind. In 2012, she was named American Psychological Association's `Rising Star' and given an Alumni Achievement Award from the Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University for extraordinary achievement under the age of 35. In 2014, she was named an Alfred P Sloan Research Fellow and received the MacArthur Fellow Genius Grant. In 2015, she received the IEEE EMBS Early Academic Achievement Award, and was named an ONR Young Investigator. In 2016, she received an NSF CAREER award and was named one of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10. She is the founding director of the Penn Network Visualization Program, a combined undergraduate art internship and K-12 outreach program bridging network science and the visual arts. Her work -- which has resulted in 112 published articles -- has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Army Research Office, the Army Research Laboratory, the Alfred P Sloan Foundation, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research.

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Climate Week: "How Harvard’s Endowment is Thinking about Climate"
Monday, April 24
3:30PM
Harvard Business School, Gallatin Lounge, 24 Harvard Rosd, Allston

The Business and Environment Initiative at the Harvard Business School presents a conversation with Colin Butterfield, Managing Director, Head of Natural Resources, Harvard Management Company, on the impact of climate change on investment selections and portfolio management decisions.

Colin Butterfield is currently the head of natural resources at Harvard Management Company. Butterfield was most recently the CEO of Radar S.A., a $2.2 billion Brazilian farmland investment management joint venture between TIAA and Cosan S.A. In this role, Butterfield expanded Radar’s portfolio of investments, improved the company’s risk profile, and increased profitability. He was also a member of TIAA’s Global Agriculture Fund investment committee. Butterfield was president of Cosan Alimentos from 2010 to 2013 and served as COO and CIO at Bracor SA from 2007 to 2010. He was a director at Cargill from 2004 to 2007, where he established business development and merger and acquisition plans to enter the Brazilian sugar and ethanol market. Butterfield holds an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and a BS in manufacturing engineering from Boston University.

Contact Name:  Jennifer Nash
jnash at hbs.edu

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Climate Week: "The War on Science: Reports from the Battlefield"
Monday, April 24
4:00 pm
Harvard, Pound Hall 100, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Lauren Kurtz, Executive Director, Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, and Naomi Oreskes, Professor, History of Science; Affiliated Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University.

Contact Name:  Kate Konschnik
kkonschnik at law.harvard.edu

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John DeVillars Study Group Reports
Monday April 24
4:30pm 
Harvard, Littauer 332, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

The Research Assistants with whom John has been working on Electric Vehicle Adoption (Jeffrey Bryant, Benjamin Luxenberg, and Jennifer Hatch), Low-Income Access to Clean Energy (Elizabeth Hanson); and Performance Based Incentives (Elise Harrington and Ali Nadeem) will report on their work. The students leading each of these projects will make 15 minute presentations on their work to date; the remainder of the time will be devoted to discussing the students' work while consuming pizza, soda and other delicacies. We hope you will be able to make this session. It has been a fun and informative series of study groups and it will be good to celebrate the end of the semester - and some terrific work by the students - with all of you.

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TEDx Suffolk University - Economies of the Future
Monday, April 24
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Suffolk, 120 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedx-suffolk-university-economies-of-the-future-tickets-33479571299

6 speakers, 3 musicians, 100 tickets

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Lecture: Food Security
Monday, April 24
6:00 pm on 
BU, Hat-212, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Guest Speaker: Ellen Messer, Ph.D., will give a lecture on food security. Dr. Messer is a biocultural anthropologist specializing in food, security, religion, and human rights. She has taught anthropology of food, health, religion, human rights, and international development at George Washington University, Brandeis University, Tufts University, Brown University, Wheaton College, and Yale University. This lecture is open to the public.

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Requiem for the American Dream:  The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power
Monday, April 24
7:00 pm
First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
COST: Sold out but there will be a standby line at the door.  $5 admission, if you can get in.

Noam Chomsky at First Parish Church in conversation with AMY GOODMAN
This event includes a book signing. Out of respect for Professor Chomsky’s limited time tonight, the book signing will be limited to copies of Requiem for the American Dream. No other books or memorabilia, and no photography or video during the signing. Thank you! Amy Goodman will join for the book signing portion of the evening and will be signing copies of Democracy Now!, also available for purchase.

Harvard Book Store welcomes MIT Institute Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy NOAM CHOMSKY—bestselling author of numerous political works, including What Kind of Creatures Are We? and Who Rules the World?—for a discussion of Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power. Mr. Chomsky will be joined in conversation by AMY GOODMAN, host and producer of award-winning independent news program Democracy Now!, the largest public media collaboration in the US today.

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Climate Week: Film Screening & Discussion: BEHEMOTH
Monday, April 24
7:00 pm
The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge

The Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment and the Environment in Asia Series, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies present a DocYard screening of the film 'Behemoth,' followed by a discussion with director Zhao Liang

About the Film:
Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, political documentarian Zhao Liang’s visionary new film Behemoth details, in one breath taking sequence after another, the social and environmental devastation behind an economic miracle that may yet prove illusory.

Drawing inspiration from The Divine Comedy, Zhao offers intoxicating and terrifying images of the ravages wrought by his country’s coal and iron industries on both the land and its people. Beautiful grasslands covered in soot and dust. Mountains shredded in half. Herdsmen and their families forced to leave their lands, to escape poisonous air. Miners descending deeper into pitch black mine shafts. Scorching ironworks that resemble hellish infernos. And in hospitals, ill-equipped to handle the deluge, workers suffering critical illnesses.

Building upon his previous acclaimed exposés (2009’s Petition, 2007’s Crime and Punishment), Zhao combines muck-racking journalistic techniques with stunning visuals to capture an unfolding nightmare. It’s a film replete with haunting imagery. But none more so than Zhao’s tour through a barren metropolis, a gleaming, newly constructed city, intended as a workers’ paradise, that now stands empty, desolate of life; waiting, perhaps, for that economic miracle.

About the Filmmaker:
With his unique vision and acute reflections on social issues and conditions, Zhao has been extending the frontiers of documentary filmmaking in China today. His award-winning Crime and Punishment (Best Film – Festival des 3 Continents – Nantes, France; also screened in Locarno) was an eye-opening exploration of military law enforcement in China. His Petition (aka The Court of the Complaints) followed a group of disgruntled citizens from 1996 to 2008, and was screened at the Cannes Film Festival (Special Screenings). The film has won several awards at festivals, including Hong Kong, DocLisboa, Hawaii, DocNZ Auckland and Tiburon. His documentary Together revealed the situation of HIV and AIDS in China, and was screened at the Berlinale Panorama.

Born in Northeastern China (Dandong, Liaoning Province), Zhao Liang graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in 1992. Based in Beijing since 1993, Zhao has been working as an independent documentary filmmaker as well as a multimedia artist in photography and video art. His works have been exhibited in the International Center of Photography (New York), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Museo Reina So a (Madrid) and numerous other art galleries and museums around the world.

Short Film Program:
Prior to this feature screening, The DocYard will present a short film directed by local filmmaker Eric Gulliver for American Experience. PBS’s flagship history series American Experience examines the infamous publication The Turner Diaries; a dangerous book with a unique legacy of directly inspiring acts of terror and violence since its publication in the late 70s.

Contact Name:  Tiffany Chan
tiffanychan at seas.harvard.edu

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Hidden Figures
Monday, April 24
7pm
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline

Evelynn Hammonds will discuss the role of African American women in the space program

A Coolidge Corner Science on Screen event.   

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Digital Expungement: Rehabilitation in the Digital Age
Tuesday, April 25
12:00 pm
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (Room 2036, second floor)
RSVP required to attend in person at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/luncheons/2017/04/Haber#RSVP
Event will be live webcast at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/luncheons/2017/04/Haber at 12:00 pm

with Berkman Klein Faculty Associate, Eldar Haber
The concept of criminal rehabilitation in the digital age is intriguing. How can we ensure proper reintegration into society of individuals with a criminal history that was expunged by the state when their wrongdoings remain widely available through commercial vendors (data brokers) and online sources like mugshot websites, legal research websites, social media platforms, and media archives? What are constitutional and pragmatic challenges to ensure digital rehabilitation? Is there a viable solution to solve this conundrum?

About Eldar
Eldar Haber is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) at the Faculty of Law, Haifa University and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. from Tel-Aviv University and completed his postdoctoral studies as a fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center. His main research interests consist of various facets of law and technology including cyber law, intellectual property law (focusing mainly on copyright), privacy, civil rights and liberties, and criminal law. His works were published in various flagship law reviews worldwide, including top-specialized law and technology journals of U.S. universities such as Harvard, Yale and Stanford. His works were presented in various workshops and conferences around the globe, and were cited in academic papers, governmental reports, the media, and U.S. Federal courts.

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The European Union's Security Policy and the Middle East
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	European Union Study Group
Program on Transatlantic Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Miguel Angel Moratinos --
Former Foreign Minister, Spain; Former Special Representative of the EU, Middle East
CONTACT INFO	Anna Popiel, apopiel at fas.harvard.edu
LINK	https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2017/04/the-european-unions-security-policy-and-the-middle-east

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Trump and Asia: Business as Usual? Business and Trade Between the U.S. and Asia
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Tsai Auditorium S010, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Business, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Asia-related Centers at Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  William Kirby
T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies; Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration; Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor; Director of the Harvard China Fund; former Director of the Fairbank Center
Mireya Solis
Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, and Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies at the Brookings Institute
Mark Wu
Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Moderated by Tarun Khana
Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, Director of Harvard University South Asia Institute
Chaired by Andrew Gordon
Victor and William Fung Acting Director of the Harvard University Asia Center; Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	James Evans, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies jamesevans at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  The Asia-related centers at Harvard University continue our new “Trump and Asia” series on the Asia-Pacific during Trump's presidency. This discussion examines the changes in international business and trade between the U.S. and Asia in the Trump era.
LINK	http://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/events/trump-and-asia-business-as-usual-u-s-asia-business-and-trade-in-the-trump-era/

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Multifamily Energy Efficiency Workshop 
Tuesday, April 25
1:00-3:00 pm
City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, 2nd floor conference room, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/News/2017/4/~/link.aspx?_id=109568D7B2FC430F8C9999576C569465&_z=z

Happier tenants, fatter wallets. Are you an owner or manager of a multi-family building in Cambridge? Hear about how your neighbors are saving thousands each year with energy efficiency upgrades!

Come learn about incentives for:
Lighting Upgrades
Heating Upgrades
Insulation/Air Sealing
Energy and Water Management Tools
Air Source Heat Pumps
Solar Energy
The program is organized by the Cambridge Compact, Eversource, the City of Cambridge, and Homeowners' Rehab Inc.

Contact:  Beverly Craig, bcraig [at] homeowners.org

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Climate Week: "Daily Monitoring of the Land Surface of the Earth"
Tuesday, April 25
3pm
Harvard, HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge

with Joseph Mascaro and Andrew Zolli, Planet Labs, Inc. 
Abstract: Planet is an integrated aerospace and data analytics company that operates the largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites. With more than 140 cube-sats now in orbit, Planet is collecting approximately 50 million square kilometers of imagery per day, or 1/3 of the land surface of the Earth (3-5m per pixel, in red, green, blue and near infrared spectral bands). Later in 2017, Planet’s constellation will image the entire land surface of the Earth on a daily basis. Due to investments in cloud storage and computing, approximately 75% of imagery collected is available to Planet’s partners within 24 hours of capture through an Application Program Interface. This unique dataset has enormous applications for monitoring the status of Earth’s ecosystems and human activity. Through our Ambassadors Program, Planet has made data available for researchers in areas as disparate as human rights monitoring in refugee camps, to assessments of the impact of hydroelectric installations, to tracking illegal gold mining in Amazon forests, to assessing the status of the cryosphere. We will share early results from Planet’s research partner network, including enhanced spatial and temporal resolution of NDVI data for agricultural health in Saudi Arabia, computation of rates of illegal deforestation in Southern Peru, estimates of tropical forest carbon stocks based on data integration with active sensors, and estimates of glacial flow rates. We synthesize the potentially enormous research and scientific value of Planet’s persistent monitoring capability, and discuss methods by which the data will be disseminated into the scientific community.

Contact Name:  James Clem
james_clem at harvard.edu

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The International State of Digital Rights, a Conversation with the UN Special Rapporteur
Tuesday, April 25
4:00 pm
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Room 2012 (second floor)
Reception immediately following at HLS Pub
RSVP required to attend in person at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2017/04/DavidKaye#RSVP
Event will be live webcast on this page at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2017/04/DavidKaye at 4:00 pm

David Kaye in conversation with Nani Jansen Reventlow 
On 25 April, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye, will visit the Berkman Klein Center. He will be hosted in conversation by Nani Jansen Reventlow, a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center and Adviser to the Cyberlaw Clinic, about his upcoming thematic report on digital access and human rights, as well as the most burning issues regarding free speech online and digital rights including encryption, fake news, online gender-based abuse and the global epidemic of internet censorship.

The Special Rapporteur will also speak about his work in both national and international free speech cases, after which the audience will have the opportunity to address any further issues they would like to discuss.

Following the event, please join us for a reception in the Harvard Law School Pub located on the first floor of Wasserstein Hall.

About David Kaye
David Kaye, a clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2014. His rapporteurship has addressed, among other topics, encryption and anonymity as promoters of freedom of expression, the protection of whistleblowers and journalistic sources, and the roles and responsibilities of private Internet companies. Early in his career he was a lawyer in the U.S. State Department, handling issues such as the applicability of the Geneva Conventions in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001. His academic research and writing have focused on accountability for serious human rights abuses, international humanitarian law, and the international law governing use of force. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, he has also published essays in such publications as Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, JustSecurity and The Los Angeles Times.

About Nani Jansen Reventlow
Nani Jansen Reventlow is an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers and a 2016-2017 Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. She is a recognised international lawyer and expert in human rights litigation responsible for groundbreaking freedom of expression cases across several national and international jurisdictions. 
Between 2011 and 2016, Nani has overseen the litigation practice of the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) globally, leading or advising on cases before various national and international courts. At the Berkman Klein Center, Nani's work focuses on cross-disciplinary collaboration in litigation that challenges barriers to free speech online. She also acts as an Advisor to the Cyberlaw Clinic.

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Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation
Tuesday, April 25
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvard-coop-author-series-eric-deggans-race-baiter-how-the-media-wields-dangerous-words-to-divide-tickets-32738357308

Gone is the era of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, when news programs fought to gain the trust and respect of a wide spectrum of American viewers. Today, the fastest-growing news programs and media platforms are fighting hard for increasingly narrow segments of the public and playing on old prejudices and deep-rooted fears, coloring the conversation in the blogosphere and the cable news chatter to distract from the true issues at stake. Using the same tactics once used to mobilize political parties and committed voters, they send their fans coded messages and demonize opposing groups, in the process securing valuable audience share and website traffic. Race-baiter is a term born out of this tumultuous climate, coined by the conservative media to describe a person who uses racial tensions to arouse the passion and ire of a particular demographic.

About the Author - Eric Deggans is TV and Media Critic for National Public Radio and formerly for the Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper. He also contributes to CNN.com and the Huffington Post. Deggans regularly appears as a pundit/expert on MSNBC's "Countdown"; CNN's "Reliable Sources"; Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" morning show and "Hannity and Colmes"; PBS's "The NewsHour"; CNN Headline News' "Showbiz Tonight"; "The Tavis Smiley Show" on Black Entertainment Television; and the PBS shows "Livelyhood" and "The Calling." His work has also appeared in a host of newspapers and magazines ranging from the conservative Newsmax magazine to the Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Detroit News and Miami Herald, VIBEmagazine, Hispanic magazine and Ebony magazine.

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How free enterprise can solve climate change
Tuesday, April 25
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MIT, Building E14-633, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Bob Inglis
Former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) traveled to Antarctica and Greenland as a member of the House Science Committee during his second, three-year term in Congress (2005-10) and became convinced climate change was a problem and needed action. In July 2012, he founded and launched republicEn.org, which is centered on conservative principles and a free-enterprise solution to climate change. Inglis will talk about how free enterprise and a "tax swap" can deliver the innovation to solve our climate change issues and lead the rest of the world.

ESI People & the Planet Lecture Series

Web site: https://environmentalsolutions.mit.edu/events/
Open to: the general public
Cost: free 
Sponsor(s): Environmental Solutions Initiative
For more information, contact:  Hannah Loomis
esi at mit.edu 

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Climate Week | Film Screening | 'A Time to Choose’
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Science Center Hall D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Film, Science, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Harvard Environmental Action Committee in cooperation with the Harvard University Center for the Environment
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	Laura Hanrahan, laura_hanrahan at harvard.edu
DETAILS  The Harvard Environmental Action Committee hosts a screening of A Time to Choose, a film by Academy Award-Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson.
The Harvard University Center for the Environment, in cooperation with a wide variety of partner institutions across the Harvard campus, has organized a week of climate change-related events called Climate Week. This week-long program will give the Harvard community, as well as the interested public, exposure to some of the best scholarship and thinking related to climate change that we have at the University. For more information and the full list of events visit: environment.harvard.edu/climateweek.
LINK	http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2017-04-25-203000/climate-week-film-screening-time-choose

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"Resolve: Negotiating Life’s Conflicts with Greater Confidence;" A Book Talk with author Hal Movius
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017, 5 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, 1st floor, Room 1010, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
SPEAKER(S)  Hal Movius, author
COST  Free and open to the public.
CONTACT INFO	Polly Hamlen, mhamlen at law.harvard.edu
DETAILS  If you dread conflict, you’re not alone. Research suggests that interpersonal conflict is the biggest daily stressor we face, and that most of us go through life avoiding potential conflicts at work and at home, or giving in when we feel pressured. In Resolve, Hal Movius shows you how you can handle life’s negotiations more effectively and with less stress by developing three distinct types of confidence: mastery, awareness, and poise.
Drawing on decades of research in negotiation and psychology, along with more recent advances in social neuroscience, this book delivers science-backed insights and effective tools to boost your confidence in all three critical areas, so you can be more effective in resolving conflicts—from spontaneous flare-ups at home to planned business negotiations.
Refreshments will be provided.
LINK	http://www.pon.harvard.edu/events/resolve-negotiating-lifes-conflicts-with-greater-confidence/

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Starr Forum: Solving America's and China's North Korea Problem?
Tuesday, April 25
5:00p–6:30p
MIT, Building E25-111, 45 Carleton, Cambridge

Speaker: Professor Victor Cha, Georgetown University and CSIS 
Discussant: Professor Terrence Roehrig, Professor, US Naval War College 
Free & open to the public | Refreshments served 
Can't attend in person? Watch it on Facebook live or on-demand on YouTube. 
For more information or accessibility accommodations please contact starrforum at mit.edu.

CIS Starr Forum 
A public events series on pressing issues in international affairs, sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies.

Web site: https://cis.mit.edu/events/starr-forum-solving-americas-and-chinas-north-korea-problem
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies
For more information, contact:
617-253-8306
starrforum at mit.edu 

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AI-powered Marketing
Tuesday, April 25
6:00 PM
Hubspot HQ, 2 Canal Park, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Boston-AI-Meetup/events/238487747/

Marketing in it's purest form involves aligning your product or service with the needs of the customer. The challenge is that every person is different so it is hard to do this consistently across the board. This month we have three leaders in the Marketing Tech space that are using AI in different ways to tackle this huge challenge.

Note that we are still working on the details for all the talks, so check back on this page in the coming weeks to see updates and more details.

Important notes:
We will record all talks and have the recordings as well as all the presentation material available afterwords on our website, http://bostonai.org  

We have a slack channel for this meetup where we will discuss the meetups and other AI topics. You can register for the Boston AI slack channel from http://bostonai.org.   

This meetup will rotate between a few different locations. Make sure you take note of the location in future months.  

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The Future of Work in a Tech-Driven Economy
Tuesday, April 25
6:30 – 8:30 pm EDT
GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://generalassemb.ly/education/the-future-of-work-in-a-tech-driven-economy/boston/36239 

INTRODUCTION
With the rapid pace of technological progress, work in the future will look very different than today. Presented with the Inclusive Innovation Challenge at MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy, this event will explore how working people can anticipate the challenges and pursue the professional and economic opportunities in the future of work. 

WHY IT MATTERS?
We live in perhaps the greatest age of technological innovation in human history. Yet many people are not experiencing the benefits of this progress. Wage growth is at a standstill, and jobs that were once pathways to guaranteed prosperity have dramatically changed or disappeared. To thrive in the rapidly advancing digital economy, working people will need to be prepared. 

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY
How work is changing?
What jobs will be relevant in the future?
What skills will be required?
How will we maintain our personal financial security?

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TEDxCamberville planning
Tuesday, April 25
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Naco Taco, 297 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/TEDxCamberville/events/239063988/

This will be our first meeting, so we'd like to cover the basics:
Introduce leadership 
Share our vision for TEDxCamberville 
Improve on that vision with your help 
Explain what is required to host a TEDx event 
Gather info on how you'd like to be involved 
Schedule our next meeting 

We hope to see you there!

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Communicating Climate Change Through Science and Technology
Tuesday, April 25
7:30PM (follows brief 7PM meeting of the Friends of the Robbins Library) 
Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA (Community Room) 

Brian Helmuth, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University Helmuth Lab

Climate change is a global phenomenon, but its impacts play out on very local scales. Specifically, impacts are the result of weather events, which are in turn “trained” by climate. Moreover, the ways in which nonhuman organisms experience their world is radically different from how we humans perceive it, making it difficult for us to comprehend how we are affecting the natural world, and in turn how it affects society.

Dr. Helmuth is very active in outreach. Among other outreach activities the Helmuth Lab provides opportunities for teachers and students to assist with research. 

-The presentation will follow a brief Annual Meeting of the Friends of Robbins Library at 7pm-

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Wednesday, April 26
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Cambridge and a Net Zero Plan
Wednesday, April 26
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
USGBC MA 16th Floor, Edison Room, 50 Milk Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cambridge-and-a-net-zero-plan-tickets-33399871916
Cost:  $15 – $65

Learn more about the City of Cambridge's 25-year Net-Zero Action Plan from presenter Henrietta Davis (former Mayor of Cambridge). 
Join us for our Green Breakfast series with Henrietta Davis, former Mayor of Cambridge as she speaks to the USGBC Massachusetts about Cambridge’s Net Zero Action Plan. We will also discuss the idea of creating a "handbook" for smaller municipalities in Massachusetts to achieve net-zero.
Net-Zero in Cambridge

In December 2013, the City of Cambridge created the “Getting to Net Zero Task Force” charged with advancing the goal of setting Cambridge on the trajectory towards becoming a “net zero community”, with focus on carbon emissions from building operations. This includes reducing energy use intensity of buildings and taking advantage of opportunities to harvest energy from renewable sources. To guide this process, a committee comprised of residents, community advocates, business and property owners, developers and representatives of local universities was assembled. This committee worked collaboratively with a team of technical consultants and City staff to examine strategies and develop recommendations that reduce carbon emissions through efficient design and retrofits, improved operations and renewable energy generation. The Task Force developed comprehensive, actionable, long and short term recommendations. In June 2015, a 25-year Net Zero Action Plan, endorsed by stakeholders across the Cambridge community, was adopted by City Council.

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MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar
Wednesday, April 26
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus), Cambridge

Speaker: Sylvia Dee, Brown University, Institute for Environment and Society (IBES)
Sylvia Dee completed her undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with certificates in Geological Engineering and Environmental Sciences at Princeton University. She completed her Ph.D. under the direction of Dr. Julien Emile-Geay in the USC Earth Sciences department, earning a doctorate in Climate Dynamics. She is currently a Voss Postdoctoral Fellow with the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society at Brown University. Sylvia's research projects include topics in climate modeling and climate of the past millennium, using general circulation models (GCMs) and proxy system models (PSMs) to explore the dynamics of the tropical climate system.

Sylvia is the developer of the water isotope-enabled, fast-physics atmospheric dynamical model, SPEEDY. SPEEDY allows for multi-centennial simulations of common era climate, which, coupled with proxy system models for water isotope-based proxy records, facilitates the comparison of model output to proxy records.

About this Series
The MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar (MASS) is an informal student-run weekly seminar series within PAOC. Seminar topics include all research concerning the atmosphere and climate, but also talks about e.g. societal impacts of climatic processes. The seminars usually take place on Fridays from 10-11am in 54-923. The presentations are either given by an invited speaker or by a member of PAOC and can focus on new research or discussion of a paper of particular interest. 2016/2017 co-ordinator: Martin Wolf (mjwolf at mit.edu)

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Climate Week: "Defending the Climate in the Trumpocene"
Wednesday, April 26
12:00 pm
Harvard, Science Center A, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
 
David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, National Resource Defense Council (NRDC)
David Doniger has been at the forefront of the battle against air pollution and global climate change since he joined NRDC in 1978. He helped formulate the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement designed to stop the depletion of the earth's ozone layer, as well as several essential amendments to the Clean Air Act. In 1993, he left NRDC to serve on the White House Council on Environmental Quality, followed by key posts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He rejoined NRDC in 2001 and has since been working to defend the Clean Air Act from assaults in Congress. He is based in Washington, D.C.

Contact Name:  Louisa Lund
louisa_lund at hks.harvard.edu

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Climate Ready Boston Webinar
Wednesday, April 26
12pm - 1pm
Virtual - link will be emailed when you register
CONTACT Jessica Feldish · greenovate at boston.gov to RSVP

In celebration of Earth Month and Civic Engagement Week, Greenovate is hosting a webinar about a key initiative of the climate action plan: Climate Ready Boston. Join us on April 26th at 12:00 PM for an update on the latest from Climate Ready Boston, and to learn more about current projects.

This is your chance to get a more in-depth look at climate change impacts in Boston. Climate Preparedness Program Manager Mia Goldwasser will explain how climate change is already impacting Boston, and the projects that the City is currently undertaking to help prepare Boston for the changes ahead.

This lunch + learn webinar is a great opportunity to see the latest Boston climate change projections presented in a new, interactive way - and to join a lively discussion!

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Webinar on Low Income Community Shared Solar
Wednesday, April 26
12-1 p.m.
RSVP at 

MAPC's upcoming webinar "Increasing Access: Low Income Community Shared Solar 101" will feature an explanation from Cadmus Group on community shared solar and how ongoing solar policy and incentive developments in Massachusetts may impact these solar projects. 

The City of Newton will also provided attendees with a breakdown of how the City successfully developed and piloted their Community Solar Share Initiative (CoSSI) in 2016.

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America's Military and the Rise of Guardian Forces
Wednesday, April 26
12:00p–1:30p
MIT, Building E40-496, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Paula Thornhill

SSP Wednesday Seminar

Web site: https://ssp.mit.edu/events/2017/americas-military-and-the-rise-of-guardian-forces
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies
For more information, contact:  Elina Hamilton
617-253-7529
elinah at mit.edu 

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Uncertainty and Risk in Technological Innovation: A 50-Year Retrospective
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017, 12:15 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer Building), Harvard Kennedy School
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Business, Information Technology, Lecture, Research study
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  F.M. Scherer, Professor emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School
CONTACT INFO  Lunch will be served, please RSVP to mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu.
LINK  https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/news-events/event-calendar#nextevent

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Sustainability at MIT: building a next generation platform
Wednesday, April 26
12:30p–2:00p
MIT, Building 9-451, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

EPP Lunch Speaker Series
Speaker: Julie Newman
Higher education has often been a catalyst in driving both national and global innovation and sweeping shifts in cultural norms. Today, MIT seeks to transform our campus in yet another demonstration of MIT’s ability to marshal knowledge in addressing the world's great challenges. Today we seek to develop a vision for a Sustainable Campus that is uniquely grounded in the trans-disciplinary, problem-solving ethos of the MIT culture, yet uniquely shaped by its integration with the City of Cambridge and service to the world. In 2013 the MIT Office of Sustainability was launched and set out to transform the campus into a powerful model that generates new and proven ways of responding to the unprecedented challenges of a changing planet via operational excellence, education, research and innovation on our campus. By accessing the campus as a living laboratory, MIT seeks to expose students to cutting edge and scalable sustainability challenges and solutions via opportunities for applied research on campus and beyond the borders. Julie Newman, Director and Founder of the Office will discuss the process of launching a next generation platform for campus sustainability at MIT followed by a dialogue as to the role of DUSP students and faculty moving forward.

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/249126675548405/
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): School of Architecture and Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
For more information, contact:  Ezra Glenn
617-253-2024
eglenn at mit.edu 

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The Political Ethics of the Strike
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017, 4 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, 
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Alex Gourevitch, 2016–2017 William Bentinck-Smith Fellow; Assistant Professor of Political Science; Brown University
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO  events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  In this lecture, Gourevitch’s describes his current project combining work from social theory, history, and political philosophy to develop a defense of the right to strike. Gourevitch argues that the right to strike is a right to resist oppression, which workers assert in response to the exploitation they experience in the modern economy. This way of thinking about the right to strike has implications not only for labor law and the use of force by private actors, but also on how solidarity and violence form core themes in the artistic representation of labor struggles.
LINK  https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-alex-gourevitch-fellow-presentation

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Improving Agriculture in a Warmer World
Wednesday, April 26
5:00 pm
Harvard, Science Center Hall A, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Speaker:  David Lobell, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Associate Professor of Earth System Science

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Climate Week: "A Thousand Dead Snow Geese: The Matter of the Non-Human in the Age of Humans"
Wednesday, April 26
6:00 pm
Room 113, Sever Hall, 25 Harvard Yard, Cambridge

Timothy LeCaine, Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies, Montana State University

Timothy LeCain is a historian of the environment and technology who focuses on the ways in which new materialist theories can help us to better understand the past. His forthcoming book, The Matter of History: How Things Create the Past (under contract with Cambridge University Press), develops a bold new theoretical and methodological approach that emphasizes the many ways in which a dynamic material environment creates humans, both as biological and cultural creatures. Squarely challenging the conventional lines drawn between human culture and nature, LeCain argues we are best understood as "natural born humans"--not in a determinative or genetic sense, but rather as creatures who arise out of the creative energy and immense possibilities of a vibrant material world.

LeCain's first book, Mass Destruction, won the 2010 best book of the year award from the American Society for Environmental History and was chosen as an Outstanding Book of the Year by Choice, the review publication of the American Library Association. Mass Destruction is an environmental and technological history of the giant open-pit copper mines developed in the American West in the first half of the Twentieth Century and their global consequences. LeCain has published nearly fifty articles, op-ed pieces, reviews, and other pieces. His most recent major article, “Against the Anthropocene: A Neo-Materialist Perspective,” argues that the inherent anthropocentrism of this proposed geological epoch tends to reinforce the very same human hubris that caused many contemporary environmental problems in the first place. 

LeCain has been a research fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, the Huntington Library, and the Center for the American West. He is currently an Associate Professor of history and Director of Graduate Studies at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

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SPARK CIVIC ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP WITH GENERATION CITIZEN
Wednesday, April 26
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square #900, Boston

This event will teach people the tools of civic engagement and how to effectively work towards goals.

The Boston Civic Engagement Workshop is a partnership between SPARK Boston and Generation Citizen to teach civics in Boston.

Using Generation Citizen’s established curriculum of issue identification, combined with representatives from different City Government departments, residents will learn an action-based civics framework.

This event is during Civic Engagement Week 2017, which is hosted by the Love Your Block team (https://www.boston.gov/civic-engagement/love-your-block) as part of the Civic Engagement Cabinet.

CONTACT: AMY MAHLER
617-918-4343

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Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups
Wednesday, April 26
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
St. Paul's Cathedral, 138 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-book-signingbig-hunger-the-unholy-alliance-between-corporate-america-and-anti-hunger-tickets-33497623293

Project Bread presents anti-hunger activist Andrew Fisher at the exclusive book launch and signing event of his book, Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups, at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 26, at St. Paul's Cathedral.

In his new book, Big Hunger, Fisher lays out a vision that encompasses a broader definition of hunger characterized, by a focus on public health, economic justice, and economic democracy. He points to the work of numerous grassroots organizations, like Project Bread, that are leading the way in these fields as models for the rest of the anti-hunger sector. It is only through approaches like these that we can hope to end hunger, not just manage it.

Talk and discussion with the Author will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available at the event for purchase.

There is no ticket to attend this public event, although reserved seating is suggested. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Can an AI machine understand Indian Raga Music?
Wednesday, April 26
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
MIT, Stata Center, Room 32-155, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-an-ai-machine-understand-indian-raga-music-tickets-33444260684

Can robots understand the nuances of Indian classical music?
Can AI add ‘human emotion’ to rhythm and harmony? 
Can they derive unique characteristics in a musical performance and savor it in the way a human music connoisseur can? 

The presentation will focus on advances in AI and music recognition and include a demonstration of the AI Virtual musicologist.

The speaker, Kaustuv Ganguli, is a professional vocalist, an engineer and a musicologist, trained in Hindustani music tradition. He has been a student of vocal maestro Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty from age 7, and is currently a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. He is pursuing his PhD in Electronic Systems (Dept. of Electrical Engg.) at the Indian Institute of Technology. His research interests include Audio Signal Processing, Music Information Retrieval, Emotion & Cognition, Perception. He is applying Artificial Intelligence techniques to analyze classical music and is also a part of the CompMusic project for computational models of world music discovery. He has received many awards for his musical talent and has published in numerous publications about his technical and musicological work.

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Shattered:  Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
Wednesday, April 26
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes journalists JONATHAN ALLEN and AMIE PARNES—authors of 2014's HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton—for a discussion of their latest book, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign.
About Shattered

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign—the candidate herself. 

Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss. Drawing on the authors' deep knowledge of Hillary from their previous book, the acclaimed biography HRC, Shattered will offer an object lesson in how Hillary herself made victory an uphill battle, how her difficulty articulating a vision irreparably hobbled her impact with voters, and how the campaign failed to internalize the lessons of populist fury from the hard-fought primary against Bernie Sanders. 

Moving blow-by-blow from the campaign's difficult birth through the bewildering terror of election night, Shattered tells an unforgettable story with urgent lessons both political and personal, filled with revelations that will change the way readers understand just what happened to America on November 8, 2016.

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The Future of SREC: Come learn about SMART!
Thursday, April 27
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
50 Milk Street, 12th Floor, Hummingbird Room, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-srec-come-learn-about-smart-tickets-33308957990
Cost:  $25 – $45

Massachusetts is in the third cycle of solar incentive development. What we have known as the SREC program is developing into a block incentive program with a flat rate incentive, named SMART (Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target).
The switch is expected to cut the annual cost of solar installations to electricity ratepayers in half, from $400 million to $500 million under previous versions of the program to $200 million to $250 million under the new program.
State energy officials say the new structure will also provide more certainty to the market by ensuring that developers know how much of an incentive they will get for their projects over a 10- or 20-year time frame, depending on the type of project.
"It provides a tremendous reduction in cost to every ratepayer but provides more financial stability that the program has lacked in the past," said Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matt Beaton.
The switch was prompted by a solar energy bill that Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law in April 2016, directing the Department of Energy Resources to develop a new version of the solar incentive program. Utilities had said the old program was too generous to solar developers and resulted in unnecessarily high costs to ratepayers. The solar industry had stressed the importance of helping an industry that is expanding in Massachusetts, creating jobs and generating renewable energy.
There has been a release of the final program design but there are still many questions to be answered. Come join us for a presentation on what has been released on the incentive program and engage with the group conversation directly following.

Presenters:
Haley Belofsky, Solar Design Consultant
Haley is a native to the Boston area, raised in Arlington, currently residing in South Boston. Her passion for sustainability began with an eighth birthday party themed, “Save the Rainforest.” After graduating from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont she accepted a position as an Americorps volunteer working for the Hawaii Department of Education.

The Americorps contract came to conclusion but Haley was not ready to leave the islands. Her first position in solar was at a local Hawaiian company, Sunetric, working as an inside sales consultant and later moving to a project coordinator role. She started in the solar industry in 2009 and has since held roles in permitting, inspections, and sales at SolarCity, RGS Energy, and SunRun.

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Climate Week: “Human Health in a Changing Climate”
Thursday, April 27
9:00AM
Harvard, 250 Jefferson Hall, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Welcoming remarks by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust.
Keynote address by Gina McCarthy, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, with an introduction by Michelle Williams, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health.

A panel discussion will follow featuring Aaron Bernstein, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Anneliese Depoux, Co-Director, Centre Virchow-Villermé, University of Sorbonne Paris Cité; Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of International Health, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Harvard Global Health Institute; Jennifer Leaning, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights; Samuel Myers, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Planetary Health Alliance; Rainer Sauerborn, Chair of Public Health, Heidelberg University; Jerry Taylor, President of the Niskanen Center; Lise Van Susteren, CEO of Lucky Planet Foods; Michael VanRooyen, Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Kira Vinke, Scientific Assistant to the Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Contact Name:  Andrew Iliff
andrew_iliff at harvard.edu

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Study Presentation Premiere: Health Benefits of Carbon Pricing in Massachusetts
Thursday, April 27
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, 10th floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/study-presentation-premiere-health-benefits-of-carbon-pricing-in-massachusetts-tickets-33278178929

You are coordially invited to the first-ever presentation of:
The Health Benefits of Carbon Pricing in Massachusetts: A Presentation at The Boston Foundation
A new study by the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
This study quantifies how a simple change in policy could save hundreds of lives – worth $2.9 billion in health benefits – and improve the quality of life for many more while also reducing climate pollution via a price on carbon now before the Massachusetts State Legislature.
An Act Combating Climate Change, S.1821, Sponsor Michael J. Barrett
An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Create Jobs, H.1726, Sponsor Jennifer E. Benson

Schedule:
9:30 Doors open
9:50-10:50 Speaking program:
Welcome by Wayne Davis, Cofounder, Harvest Power
Presentation by Dr. Jonathan Buonocore Sc.D., Center for Health & the Global Environment
Senator Michael Barrett
Representative Jennifer Benson
Additional speakers to be announced

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Sustaining Capitalism: Bipartisan Solutions to Restore Trust & Prosperity
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer), 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Business, Lecture, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  Joe Minarik, Senior VP and Director of Research, Committee for Economic Development
CONTACT INFO  Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu

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Drought, blight, and the aesthetics of dispossession
Thursday, April 27
12:00-1:00pm 
Tufts, Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

Matthew Hooley, Department of American and Colonialism Studies, Tufts University
This talk considers the role of aesthetics in two histories of environmental violence. Both Navajo Nation and Flint, Michigan have been scenes of what Traci Voyles calls "waste landing"—the construction of landscapes as unliveable in order to justify their colonial appropriation and redevelopment. Against this, the talks reads the speculative and ana-apocalyptic photographic work of Diné photographer Will Wilson (Auto Immune Response) as an unbinding of the colonial aesthetic projects of drought and blight.

Matt Hooley is a Visiting Assistant Professor of American and Colonialism Studies at Tufts University. His research explores the intersection of Indigenous Studies, Environmental Studies, and Literary and Visual Arts modernisms. He is at work on two book projects: Ordinary Empire: Native Modernisms and the Ecologies of Settlement and Scale Exhaustion: The Aesthetics of Environmentalism. He received his PhD in English and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Watch it live from your computer or smart phone:
Webex: http://bit.ly/TuftsLunchLearn

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Linking Farmers to Markets: An Experience in Balancing Objectives
Thursday, April 27
12PM 
MIT, Building E51-335, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Please join the Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Working Group at MIT for a lunchtime seminar on the UN World Food Programme. Our distinguished speaker will be Nicole Menage, former Director of the Procurement Division and Country Director (Nepal, Tanzania, Zimbabwe), UN World Food Programme (WFP).  Lunch will be provided.

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Digital Health @ Harvard, April 2017 – Holding Hospitals Hostage: From HIPAA to Ransomware
Thursday, April 27
12:00 pm
Harvard, Berkman Klein Center, 23 Everett Street, Second Floor, Cambridge
RSVP required to attend in person at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/digitalhealth/2017/04/Wolff#RSVP
Event will be live webcast at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/digitalhealth/2017/04/Wolff at 12:00 pm.

featuring Dr. Josephine Wolff
This is a talk in the monthly Digital Health @ Harvard Brown Bag Lunch Series, which is co-hosted by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

About Dr. Wolff
Josephine Wolff is an assistant professor in the Public Policy department at RIT and a member of the extended faculty of the Computing Security department. She is a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a fellow at the New America Cybersecurity Initiative.

Wolff recieved her PhD. in Engineering Systems Division and M.S. in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as her A.B. in Mathematics from Princeton University.

Her research interests include cybersecurity law and policy, defense-in-depth, security incident reporting models, economics of information security, and insurance and liability protection for computer security incidents. She researches cybersecurity policy with an emphasis on the social and political dimensions of defending against security incidents, looking at the intersection of technology, policy, and law for defending computer systems and the ways that technical and non-technical computer security mechanisms can be effectively combined, as well as the ways in which they may backfire. Currently, she is working on a project about a series of cybersecurity incidents over the course of the past decade, tracing their economic and legal aftermath and their impact on the current state of technical, social, and political lines of defense. She writes regularly about cybersecurity for Slate, and her writing has also appeared in The Atlantic, Scientific American, The New Republic, Newsweek, and The New York Times Opinionator blog.

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WORKSHOP - The Architecture of Refugees: The Question of Ethics
Thursday, April 27
3:00p–6:00p
MIT, Building 4-231, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge

Significant transformations in the world's political landscape are signaling the emergence of a new world order that undermines the certitudes established at the end of World War II. At the core of such discussions, the concept of human rights is significantly challenged, calling for a discussion at the core of ethics for the revisions of the principles and mechanisms of intervention.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning Building Across Related Studies
For more information, contact:  Jose Luis Arguello
617-253-1400
akpiarch at mit.edu 

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Climate Week: "Human Imprints on the Tree of Life: Using Evolutionary History to Understand What is Being Lost and What to Save"
Thursday, April 27
4:00 pm
Harvard, Geological Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

The Harvard University Center for the Environment presents "Human Imprints on the Tree of Life: Using evolutionary history to understand what is being lost, and what to save," a panel discussion featuring Sandra Diaz, Professor of Community and Ecosystems Ecology, Córdoba National University (Argentina) and Senior Principal Researcher, Argentine National Research Council; Michael Donoghue, Sterling Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Botany Peabody Museum, Yale University; Kate Jones, Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity and Director, Biodiversity Modelling Research Group, Centre for Biodiversity and Environmental Research (CBER), University College London; Ana Rodrigues, Senior Researcher, The French National Center for Scientific Research, and moderated by Jonathan Davies, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, McGill University, as part of the Ecological Systems in the Anthropocene Seminar Series.

Contact Name:   Laura Hanrahan
laura_hanrahan at harvard.edu

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Peter Fox-Penner author of Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid
Thursday April 27
4:30pm
Harvard, Taubman 102, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge

Peter Fox-Penner, the author of Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities, and a leading thinker on the economic, political and social dynamics that are driving reinvention in the utility sector, will be our guest. Peter is the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and was formerly a Principal at the Brattle Group where he advised electric utilities and other energy sector participants. Peter brings a breadth of experience to his work including serving as a senior advisor to Democratic Presidential candidates since 1992 and in his current role as Chief Strategy Officer at Energy Impact Partners, a clean energy investment fund investing on behalf of leading utilities in the United States and abroad. Peter will share his thinking on what electric utilities will look like a decade from now and how they will get there.

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Ingersoll Lecture with Marilynne Robinson: Old Souls, New World
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  First Parish, 3 Church Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Religion, Special Events
SPONSOR	Harvard Divinity School
CONTACT	Ainsley Land Tucker
DETAILS  Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson, will deliver the Ingersoll lecture at Harvard Divinity School.
Registration for HDS guests and affiliates for the bicentennial events can be found online.
Tickets are required for this event! 
For non-HDS guests, a limited number of tickets are available to the public through the Harvard Box Office starting April 11, 2017. Limit of two per person.  

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Waste Research and Innovation Night 2017 NEW
Thursday, April 27
4:30-7:30pm
MIT, Building E51-115 (Wong Auditorium & Ting Foyer), 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-waste-research-innovation-night-2017-tickets-32238846257
 
Come join us for our annual panel & poster session on waste research and innovation! We are looking for presenters to share their work and ideas regarding the waste sector and inviting anyone else with interests in waste to learn about new waste technologies being developed at MIT and the surrounding community. Poster presenters will be contacted with further details.
 
The panel will start at 4:30 PM on Thursday, April 27, followed by a poster session from 5:30-7:30 PM, at E51-115. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

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The Conservative Canon Before and After Trump
Thursday, April 27
5:00p
MIT, Building 56-114, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Michael Lee charts the vital role of canonical post-World War II (1945-1964) books in generating, guiding, and sustaining conservatism as a political force in the United States. Dedicated conservatives have argued for decades that the conservative movement was a product of print, rather than a march, a protest, or a pivotal moment of persecution. The Road to Serfdom, Ideas Have Consequences, Witness, The Conservative Mind, God and Man at Yale, The Conscience of a Conservative, and other mid-century texts became influential not only among conservative office-holders, office-seekers, and well-heeled donors but also at dinner tables, school board meetings, and neighborhood reading groups. Taking an expansive approach, he shows the wide influence of the conservative canon on traditionalist, libertarian, and other types of conservatives. By exploring the varied uses to which each founding text has been put from the Cold War to the culture wars, Lee aims to highlight the struggle over what it means to think and speak conservatively in America. 

Michael J. Lee teaches and researches political communication and rhetoric at the College of Charleston. His book, Creating Conservatism, won five national book awards in his field. He is also the co-founder of With Purpose, a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness to fight childhood cancer.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Comparative Media Studies/Writing
For more information, contact: Andrew Whitacre
617-324-0490
cmsw at mit.edu 

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Humanitarian Happy Hour
Thursay, April 27
5PM 
The Field, 20 Prospect Street, Central Square, Cambridge  

Come out to network with students and faculty working in humanitarian affairs across Harvard graduate schools, MIT, and Tufts.  Food will be provided.

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The History & Future of Planning in Boston
Thursday, April 27
6-8pm
Edward M. Kennedy Insitute (Columbia Point-- 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forums-on-the-future-tickets-32636238869

Renée Loth, Moderator, ArchitectureBoston magazine
Madhu-Dutta-Koehler, Director, City Planning Program and Urban Affairs, Boston University
Chris Grimley, Author, Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston
Mel King, Author, Chain of Change
Ted Landsmark, Director, Dukakis Center, Northeastern University, Board member, BPDA
Tunney Lee, MIT, Department of Urban Studies
Fred Salvucci, Senior Lecturer, MIT and former Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1983-1990)

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Smarter in the City Pitch & Demo Night
Thursday, April 27
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smarter-in-the-city-pitch-demo-night-tickets-31616020368

Passionate about Entrepreneurship? Startups? Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Self Starter?

Want to hear about the latest innovations? Thinking of pursuing your own idea?

Come out to the Smarter in the City Pitch & Demo Night and see local innovative startups demo and pitch their business for the opportunity to win $10,000+ in prizes. You help decide the winner!

It's a great opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders. This event is open to all.

Companies Pitching & Showcasing:
sumu.io
pulse247.net
foodtruckstars.com
scholarjet.com

Alumni Companies Showcasing:
thetechconnectioninc.com
myulink.co
Mbadika

Judges
Amiee Sprung
Meredith McPherron

More to come...

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Sneak Preview of Film 'LA:92’
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Film
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
DETAILS  Join Ash Center faculty affiliate and HKS Associate Professor of Public Policy Leah Wright Rigueur for an exclusive screening of National Geographic Documentary Films’ LA 92, which looks back at the riots that followed the acquittal of the four L.A. police officers charged with beating Rodney King 25 years ago. Following the screening, Professor Wright Rigeuer will moderate an audience discussion on historical and political themes presented in the film.
LA 92 is set to premiere at New York's Tribeca Film Festival on April 21. It will then have a limited theatrical release in N.Y. and Los Angeles on April 28 before making its television broadcast debut on National Geographic on April 30.
LINK	http://ash.harvard.edu/event/sneak-preview-film-la92

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The Hampshire Project
Thursday, April 27
7:00pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Kitty Beer, author
"If you are prone to believe that even severe climate change will be well managed, that future governments will calmly move cities inland, providing good jobs in construction and engaging our better selves, Kitty Beer will turn you inside out. The compelling, gutsy characters, the cults and marauding private armies, the Prudential Tower poking out of the Boston Sea and other vivid landscapes, are horribly credible. If Beer’s trilogy, set in the 2040s, 2060s, and continuing here in the 2080s with The Hampshire Project, can’t inspire you to action, nothing will." -- Professor Robert Socolow, Princeton University

Kitty Beer is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, the National Writers Union, and Grub Street. She has a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. from Cornell University. Her articles and stories have appeared in, for example, the Amicus Journal, the Ithaca Journal, Facets magazine, the HILRReview, and Harvard Magazine. Her futuristic screenplay, Home, placed in the 2004 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards contest. Human Scale won honorable mention in the 2010 Hollywood Book Festival contest.

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MIT Sustainability Summit: Funding the Future
Friday, April 28
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
MIT, Samberg Conference Center, 6th floor of Chang Building (E52)
50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
Cost:  $45 – $160
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-sustainability-summit-funding-the-future-tickets-29085564707

Transitioning to a more sustainable future requires financing. Moreover, tackling climate change, water scarcity, food scarcity and beyond would require rethinking financing itself--breaking perceptions of a tradeoff between financial viability and sustainability impact.

The 2017 MIT Sustainability Summit will challenge conventional investment actors--from seed venture capital to public capital markets--to innovate and explore the rise of unconventional actors and financial mechanisms. As an innovation hub, MIT will delve into new financing ecosystems that will foster collaboration across asset classes and support the change agents who are building the future. After all, creating a more sustainable world through technological innovations and creative policies is not only a challenge but also a multitrillion dollar opportunity.

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MIT Scaling Development Ventures Conference 2017
Friday, April 28
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM EDT
MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-scaling-development-ventures-conference-2017-registration-32332492355?
Cost:  $10 – $75

MIT SDV 2017: April 28
The 2017 MIT Scaling Development Ventures conference will feature more than 30 speakers and panelists. Program sessions will include two keynote speakers, social entrepreneur vision talks, a curated conversation, a showcase of MIT Social Ventures, and six afternoon breakout sessions.
For more information and to view speaker bios as they are added, visit the Scaling Development Ventures website
To keep up with conference news and announcements - follow #MITsdv17
Take advantage of our Early Bird ticket pricing until 03/19!
Early Bird Professional: $60 (regularly $70)
Early Bird MIT Student, Faculty, & Staff: $8 (regularly $10)
Early Bird Other Student: $12 (regularly $15)
KEYNOTES
Teju Ravilochan of Unreasonable Institute
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu of soleRebels.
AGENDA
8:30 - 9:00
REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9:00 - 9:15
WELCOME!
9:15 - 9:45
KEYNOTE I
9:45 - 10:15
VISION TALKS
10:30- 12:00
CURATED CONVERSATION
12:00 - 1:30
LUNCH & MIT SOCIAL VENTURE SHOWCASE
1:30 - 2:00
KEYNOTE II
2:00 - 3:15
ROUND 1 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
3:30 - 4:45
ROUND 2 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
4:45 - 5:00
NOTES TO FUTURE SELF
5:00 - 5:30
CLOSING REMARKS
6:00 - 7:00
RECEPTION AND NETWORKING GATHERING TBA

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Hacking Discrimination
Friday, April 28
All day
MIT, Building 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

This hackathon is intended to provide a mechanism for meaningful dialog, learning, networking and solution development. Our hope is that prototypes will be developed and commercialized to have far reaching, positive impact. 

We don't think anyone can 'cure' discrimination. The issues are essentially disorders of human perception and their aggregate effects in societies. We are looking to identify pieces that we can impact and use technology to: 

1. Bear witness- Document instances of discrimination or direct violence that can be used for legal recourse and for future advocacy 
2. Connect for change- Establish mentor relationships 
3. Generate momentum- Get like-minded people together to work on a common cause in a tangible and interesting way to lead to mobilization, especially of young people.

Web site: hackingdiscrimination.com
Open to: the general public
This event occurs daily through April 29, 2017.
Sponsor(s): MIT Alumni Association
For more information, contact:  Alumni SIGs
alumnisigs at mit.edu 

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Intersections: Understanding Urbanism in the Global Age
WHEN  Friday, Apr. 28, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Conferences, Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Information Technology, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
COST  Free
TICKET INFO  Registration required
CONTACT INFO  events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Urbanism is a global phenomenon, presenting us with a range of pressing issues to consider—economic, political, material, and most important of all, human. 
This conference is designed to stimulate a broad-based discussion about “the urban” in the 21st century, a more complicated concept than 19th- and 20th-century cities. The event will take a multidisciplinary and international approach to explore the challenges and tensions that people in urban communities face today.
For panel information and to register online, visit the event webpage.
LINK  https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-intersections-understanding-urbanism-conference

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Climate Week: "Utilizing NASA's 'Panoply' for Geoscience Data Analysis in the Classroom"
Friday, April 28
11:30 am
Harvard, Gutman Hall 302, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge

Nicole Dulaney, Hillcrest High School Earth Science Faculty, NASA Associate Researcher, and Math for America Early Career Fellow

Contact Name:  Cindy Floyd
cindy_floyd at gse.harvard.edu

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Climate Week: “Achieving Harvard’s Science-based Climate Goal” 
Friday, April 28
12:00PM
Harvard, Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge

The Harvard Office for Sustainability (OFS) presents a lunchtime discussion with OFS Director Heather Henriksen on how the University community achieved the aggressive climate goal it set in 2008 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2016 from a 2006 baseline.

Heather Henriksen leads a University-wide initiative that brings together students, faculty, and staff across Harvard’s 13 Schools and dozens of central administrative departments to set and achieve goals for a healthier, more efficient, and sustainable campus. Working with the Executive Vice President, and an Executive Committee commissioned by President Drew Faust, she and her team have built a robust stakeholder engagement and governance structure responsible for implementing Harvard’s science-based Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal and the creation of the first five-year Sustainability Plan. By cultivating partnerships with faculty and researchers, they are focused on using the campus to develop scalable solutions that enhance the well-being of the entire campus community.

Henriksen co-chairs a working group of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) and the Sustainability Working Group for the Council of Ivy Presidents, and serves on the Executive Committee of Solution Generation. In coordination with Harvard’s Executive Vice President, she manages the Higher Education Working Group of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission and serves on the City of Cambridge’s Compact for a Sustainable Future Steering Committee and Net Zero Task Force. Outside of Harvard, Heather is a member of the Collective Board of Directors for Health Product Declaration, a partner of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a member of the Board of Trustees of Phillips Brooks House Association, and previously served on Secretary Napolitano’s Sustainability and Efficiency Task Force, Department of Homeland Security. She holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Contact Name:  Katie Hammer
kate_hammer at harvard.edu

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Violence and Justice: The Missing Piece in Our Anti-Poverty Agenda
WHEN  Friday, Apr. 28, 2017, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Sperry Room, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Religion, Special Events
SPONSOR	Harvard Divinity School
CONTACT	Ainsley Land Tucker
DETAILS	  Moderater Jeffrey Sachs will have a conversation with panelists Sheryl WuDunn, Danielle Allen, Karen Tse, and Gary Haugen, about religion, poverty, and violence. The discussion is inspired by Haugen’s book,  The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence. This discussion is a Susan Shallcross Swartz Endowment event.
Registration for the bicentennial events can be found online at https://huevents.harvard.edu/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x261459a80

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Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why?
Friday, April 28
3pm – 4:30 PM EDT
BU, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Law Auditorium, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-becomes-a-terrorist-and-why-with-arno-michaelis-and-mubin-shaikh-tickets-33491794860

That is the question we invite you to explore with us on April 28th at 3:00 PM in the Boston University Law Auditorium, through dialogue with two individuals who personally experienced entering, exiting, and then working to counter extremist movements. Mubin Shaikh turned to Salafi-jihadist extremism in his late teen years in an attempt to resolve an identity crisis. Arno Michaelis found escape from his alcoholic home in the racist skinhead music scene, a gateway to his involvement in violent white supremacist groups. Both men left extremism behind many years ago and today are working to prevent young people from being pulled down that path. 

Now more than ever, students, parents, educators, and civic leaders can benefit from gaining a new perspective on extremism, an issue that our society is still struggling to understand and confront in a productive way. By bringing together former extremists from different ideological backgrounds, we can begin to appreciate how much these seemingly polar opposite movements have in common in terms of vulnerability, recruitment, and narrative themes. We hope all who attend will leave knowing that although extremism is undoubtedly a complex challenge, we can all be part of the solution.
The Inkblot Project, a challenging extremism initiative led by students of BU’s Pardee School of Global Studies and overseen by their professor - noted author and terrorism expert Jessica Stern. 

Inkblot has also partnered for this event with Parents for Peace, a non-profit founded by families who had loved ones recruited into extremism, some of whom are incarcerated for their actions or died fighting overseas. Hoping to prevent others from experiencing similar tragedy, Parents for Peace has established a helpline - 844-49-PEACE - that concerned friends or family members can call for support. 

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Being the Change: Transformational Stories of Sustainability Leadership and Climate Activism
Friday, April 28
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Harvard, Sever Hall 113, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
RSVP at https://sustainability-leadership-stories.eventbrite.com 

Many of us aspire to be the change we wish to see in the world. Our panelists have actually gone out and done it! On the eve of the People’s Climate March, we invite you to hear current and former students share how their passion for sustainability empowered them to spearhead new initiatives, tackle game-changing projects, and take bold steps to make a positive difference in their organizations and communities. To kick off our storytelling showcase, we invite you to join us for an exclusive screening of the short film Leaving the Carbon Economy featuring local climate activist Sue Butler. We’ll close out the evening with an interactive Q&A session and encourage you to join us afterwards for some casual mingling at John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House. Come get inspired and fired up to transform your mission into action!

This event is free and open to the public. 

For questions, please contact Lacey Klingensmith at lklingensmith at fas.harvard.edu

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No Boston Olympics:  How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing on the Torch
Friday, April 28
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes one of the cofounders and leaders of No Boston Olympics CHRIS DEMPSEY and Professor of Economics at Smith College ANDREW ZIMBALIST for a discussion of their book No Boston Olympics: How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing on the Torch.

About No Boston Olympics
In 2013 and 2014, some of Massachusetts’ wealthiest and most powerful individuals hatched an audacious plan to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston. Like their counterparts in cities around the world, Boston’s Olympic boosters promised political leaders, taxpayers, and the media that the Games would deliver incalculable benefits and require little financial support from the public. Yet these advocates refused to share the details of their bid and only grudgingly admitted, when pressed, that their plan called for billions of dollars in construction of unneeded venues. To win the bid, the public would have to guarantee taxpayer funds to cover cost overruns, which have plagued all modern Olympic Games. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chose Boston 2024’s bid over that of other American cities in January 2015—and for a time it seemed inevitable that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would award the Games to Boston 2024.

No Boston Olympics is the story of how an ad hoc, underfunded group of diverse and engaged citizens joined together to challenge and ultimately derail Boston’s boosters, the USOC, and the IOC. Chris Dempsey was cochair of No Boston Olympics, the group that first voiced skepticism, demanded accountability, and catalyzed dissent. Andrew Zimbalist is a world expert on the economics of sports, and the leading researcher on the hidden costs of hosting mega-events such as the Olympics and the World Cup. Together, they tell Boston’s story, while providing a blueprint for citizens who seek to challenge costly, wasteful, disruptive, and risky Olympic bids in their own cities.

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Saturday, April 29
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BOSTON NEIGHBORHOODS BIKE FORUM
Saturday, April 29
10am - 2pm
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-neighborhood-bike-forum-registration-32471682677

This gathering is meant to bring together Boston residents to connect, share, learn and envision what biking could be in our 
neighborhoods. Topics will include a space for youth, staying safe on unsafe roads, bike culture and identity, the business of biking, neighborhood biking groups, and championing change. 

We welcome broad interest in the topic “what biking can be in our neighborhoods", including from residents, bicyclists, planners, bicycling advocates, city officials, and more. Due to limited capacity in the venue, we will give first preference to bicyclists and other interested residents of neighborhoods where Let’s Get Healthy, Boston! has focused active transportation efforts. 

This event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Register for the event today!

Questions or concerns? Contact Nicole Ferraro nferraro at bphc.org 617 534 2355 

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OrigaMIT
Saturday, April 29
11 - 1p
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

MIT's origami club demonstrate their interests and achievements.   

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Boston People's Climate Mobilization
Saturday, April 29
12:00 PM
Boston Common, Boston

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/114630515717476/

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MIT IDEAS Innovation Showcase + Awards 2017
Saturday, April 29
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
MIT Media Lab E14-6th Floor, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-ideas-innovation-showcase-awards-2017-tickets-31495637299

Come join the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge for a celebration of the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and public service!
Join us on Saturday, April 29th to meet the ~40 teams competing in the final round, celebrate their work, check out prototypes, and hear which teams will be awarded up to $15,000 to make their ideas a reality. This is where ideas come to life!
This is one of the best chances to hear many ideas that have the potential to make substantial impact around the world. We'll have light snacks to enjoy as you peruse, discover and learn.
Schedule:
12:30 – 2:30pm	Innovation Showcase
2:30 – 3:30pm	Awards Ceremony

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ARTS FIRST: Jazz on the Plaza
WHEN  Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017, 2 – 4 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Science Center Plaza Tent, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Office for the Arts at Harvard
COST  Admission free and open to the public.
CONTACT INFO	617-495-8676
DETAILS  Celebrate ARTS FIRST and International Jazz Day with the Harvard Monday Jazz Band conducted by Yosvany Terry, Visiting Senior Lecturer of Music and Director of Jazz Bands—and a special appearance by the Grammy Award-nominated Yosvany Terry Quintet.
LINK	http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts

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Starr Forum: Somaliland (Sneak Preview)
Saturday, April 29
2:00p–5:00p
MIT, Building E25-111, 45 Carleton Street, Cambridge

Film screening and discussion with the filmmakers 
SOMALILAND is a feature-length documentary about hope, perseverance, and the transformative power of education. After a destructive civil war with Somalia, Somaliland declared its independence in 1991 but has remained unrecognized since. In 2009 a young Wall Street executive moved to Somaliland and opened a high school to develop the future leaders of the country. The film follows five of his students as they apply to American schools and universities, with the hopes of their friends, families, school, and country on their shoulders. They are attempting to join the ranks of the first Somali students to attend US schools in over 30 years.

CIS Starr Forum 
A public events series on pressing issues in international affairs, sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies. 

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served 
For more information or accessibility accommodations please contact starrforum at mit.edu.
Web site: https://cis.mit.edu/events/starr-forum-somaliland-sneak-preview
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies
For more information, contact:
617-253-8306
starrforum at mit.edu 


Our World, Our Data: Taking Collective Responsibility for Citizen and Environmental Sensing
Sunday, April 30
9:00am — 6:00pm
MIT, Building E14 - 6th Floor, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7M7xaTCRN_A1zwdj_x9F3JsA7J50zMC6TAQV5FrRMrpocNQ/viewform?c=0&w=1&fbzx=7797492191711880000

Our World, Our Data: Taking Collective Responsibility for Citizen and Environmental Sensing
We live in a world increasingly driven by data and at a time in which the  amount of it is increasing exponentially. From information about environmental pollution to sensors in our neighborhoods, it has never been easier to access or to collect data. Most people don’t realize just how many kinds of data exist and how they can be used to empower—and sometimes  to disempower—people at a fundamental level.

On April 30, 2017 Safecast and the MIT Media Lab host a symposium, “Our World, Our Data: Taking Collective Responsibility for Citizen and Environmental Sensing.” Join us as experts from both the public and private sectors explore the issues surrounding environmental data, discuss the consequences and impact of its uses, and examine who we trust to work with our data and why.
Agenda
8:30–9:00am:  Continental breakfast (E14 - 6th floor) 
9:00–9:15am:   Welcome  (E14-674)
Sean Bonner afecast
Pieter Franken, Safecast
Joi Ito, Safecast / MIT Media Lab
Ethan Zuckerman, MIT Media Lab 
9:15–10:15am:   Keynote, "The ethics of data and responsible usage"
Beth Simone Noveck, NYU GovLab / Safecast Advisor 
10:15–11:15am:   Session 1 - Government Data
Natalie Harris, Former NSA / Team CTO
John Wilbanks, Sage Bionetworks / Faster Cures
People trust governments to collect and store many forms of data, but how can politics impact or interfere with these systems? With the future of some US Government data in question, we must ask if government is a trustworthy stakeholder, or should new processes be set in motion?
11:15–11:30am:   Break
11:30am–12:30pm:    Session 2 - Corporate Data
Matthew McKinzie, NRDC Washington
Andrew Young, GovLab / Data Collectives
Corporations also fund and house large data sets, but by definition they publish the data that supports their financial goals and discard that which doesn’t. What happens to this lost research, and how can the same mistakes be avoided time and time again?
12:30 – 1:30pm:  Lunch
1:30–2:30pm:   Session 3 - Obscure Data
Daniel Lombraña González, SciFabric
Abhijit RS, EDF / ASW
Data exists, but if no one knows about it how beneficial can it be? From single source data to long forgotten research to faux-open purposely difficult to find data, in this session we look at how to make good use of these existing data sets.
2:30–3:30pm:   Session 4 - Uncomfortable Data
Denice Ross, Police Data Initiative
Madeleine Ball, Open Humans Foundation
Kiyoshi Kurokawa, World Health Organization
What facts don’t matter any more? What facts are uncomfortable? Where do facts bump up against biases? This session explores how politics and morality shape the usefulness of neutral data sets.
3:30–3:45pm:  Break
3:45–4:45pm:   Session 5 - Nonexistent Data
Jay Patel, ACH
Sarah Williams, MIT Urban Studies and Planning
Many aspects of the world remain unmapped because data can be measured and collected in so many different ways. Do standards exist and if so, what are they? And is non-useful data even data?
4:45–5:00pm:   Closing remarks
5:00–6:00pm:  Reception

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Monday, May 1
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Digital regulation of everyday life
Monday, May 1
8:30 - 6:30p
Northeastern, Raytheon Amphitheater, 120 Forsyth Street, Boston
RSVP at http://northeastern.edu/law/connected-futures

The everyday needs of our future human existence will be shaped by the invention, distribution and commercialization of new forms of machines, buildings, labor opportunities and energy. This conference meets at the intersection of law, business, technology and creative design. We invite industry leaders, university researchers, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, lawyers and political advocates to join us in a far-ranging discussion.

PANELS INCLUDE:
The Internet of Future Bodies
Ubiquity of the Copy:  Impact of IP on Architecture and Urban Life
The Gig Economy: Algorithms and the Communities We Create
Renewable Energy, Resilience and Innovation

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
SARAH JEONG is a lawyer and contributing editor at Vice Motherboard. She has written for numerous major media outlets. In 2017, she was named one of Forbes’
30 Under 30: Media. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Jeong was a Poynter Fellow in Journalism at Yale in 2016.

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Swiss Landscape Architect Dieter Kienast´s Love for Spontaneous Urban Vegetation
Monday, May 1
12:10PM
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Anette Freytag, Associate Professor, Rutgers

Arnold Arboretum Research Talk
http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/research/research-talks/

arbweb at arnarb.harvard.edu

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The Utility of the Future
Monday, May 1
12:15pm
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, Visiting Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT, and Professor & Director of the BP Chair on Energy & Sustainability, Instituto de Investigacion Tecnologica (IIT), Universidad Pontificia Comillas. 

Lunch is provided.

Energy Policy Seminar
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/m-rcbg/cepr/seminar.html

Contact Name:  Louisa Lund
louisa_lund at hks.harvard.edu

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Andrew Fisher, Big Hunger
Monday, May 1
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge,
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/andrew-fisher-big-hunger-tickets-33006541454
Cost:  $0 – $23.95

The MIT Press Bookstore and Project Bread present anti-hunger activist Andrew Fisher discussing his book Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups, at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 1, at the Bookstore.
Food banks and food pantries have proliferated in response to economic emergency. This was meant to be a stopgap measure, but manufacturing jobs never came back, recession followed, and the “emergency food system” became an industry. In Big Hunger, Fisher argues that anti-hunger advocates are missing an essential element of the problem: economic inequality driven by low wages. He takes a critical look at the business of hunger and offers a new vision for the anti-hunger movement. 

This event includes a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.

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Solar Geoengineering -- w/Taylor Milsal
Monday, May 1
6:00 PM
The Burren, 247 Elm Street, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Long-Now-Boston/events/239018066/
Price: $15.00 /per person

Solar Geo is a controversial idea, existing on the sidelines for many years. Now, as the need to mitigate the effects of climate change becomes more urgent, we need to examine all of our tools, in order to help future generations solve this problem. Taylor will talk about new advances in solar geo, and the arguments in favor of field testing. The Long Now Boston community is invited to participate in this discussion and share your thoughts.

Taylor is a Managing Partner at Cotor, Inc., focused on developing technical and marketing solutions for business problems. Previously, Taylor was Co-Founder and CEO of San Francisco based innovation practice, Milsal McCaull. Under her leadership, the company's clients included a diverse portfolio, from startups to the world's largest corporations. Taylor has orchestrated over $500M in transactions for projects including megawatt-scale alternative energy installations and SaaS solutions for corporate clients and major retailers. She also founded Zephyr, a mechanical engineering and design firm, with clients including Apple and HP. She is also an investor in early stage biotech companies. Taylor co-founded and produced the first TEDx. Her hobby is collecting the world’s brightest people around a dinner table to share ideas.

*$15 admission includes free drink*
*Students free with school ID (no free drink)*

Doors open at 6pm. Program starts at 6:45pm. 
*Walk-ups are welcome and students are free, but please, if you know you are going, and paying, register early so we can plan accordingly.* 

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MIT Water Innovation Prize Final Pitch Night
Monday, May 1
6:00p–9:00p
MIT, Building E14-648, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Watch finalists compete in the MIT Water Innovation Prize for their chance to win up to $30K in innovation grants. See how these students' innovations address the world's water challenges and hear from our keynote speakers, Mark Duey, LATAM Regional Director at Water for People and Keri Waters, Co-Founder and CEO of Calliope.

Web site: http://www.mitwaterinnovation.org/
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, MIT Water Club
For more information, contact:  Krithika Ramchander
waterclub-officers at mit.edu 

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Walkaway:  Cory Doctorow in conversation with JOI ITO
Monday, May 1
6:30 PM (Doors at 6:00)
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and the Cambridge Public Library welcome columnist and bestselling author CORY DOCTOROW—author of Little Brother, Homeland, In Real Life, and Information Doesn't Want to Be Free—and MIT Media Lab director JOI ITO for a discussion of Doctorow's latest novel, Walkaway.

About Walkaway
Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza—known to his friends as Hubert, Etc—was too old to be at that Communist party.
But after watching the breakdown of modern society, he really has no where left to be—except amongst the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on the sheep they see on the morning commute. After falling in with Natalie, an ultra-rich heiress trying to escape the clutches of her repressive father, the two decide to give up fully on formal society—and walk away.
After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life—food, clothing, shelter—from a computer, there seems to be little reason to toil within the system.

It’s still a dangerous world out there, the empty lands wrecked by climate change, dead cities hollowed out by industrial flight, shadows hiding predators animal and human alike. Still, when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish, more people join them. Then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra-rich have never been able to buy: how to beat death. Now it’s war—a war that will turn the world upside down.
Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, Walkaway is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years . . . and the very human people who will live their consequences.

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The Future of Nature: The Energy We Need
Monday, May 1
6:30PM
Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (NERD), 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/massachusetts/explore/ma-future-of-nature.xml?src=r.future
Cost:  $10

The Nature Conservancy invites you to a talk and discussion exploring solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges as part of its Future of Nature Series.

With well-known energy sources like hydro, wind and solar at the forefront, many countries have made impressive strides transitioning to clean energy. Still, the challenges are immense: Consider that only 13% of electricity produced in the United States comes from renewable sources. As the essential push toward a low-carbon future continues, how do we balance benefits with potential risks to nature? What are the tools—technology, policy, markets and beyond—that will help us produce the clean energy we need in New England and globally, while protecting the health of our rivers and minimizing energy sprawl and other impacts? What role can lesser known renewable sources like biomass and tidal power play? 

PANEL INCLUDES:
Katherine Hamilton, Partner, 38 North Solutions;
Jessika Trancik, Associate Professor of Energy Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Nels Johnson, Director, North America Energy Program, The Nature Conservancy.

Networking reception 5:30pm, Talk 6:30–8pm. Registration required. Fee $10. 

Contact Name:  Cameron Bruns
cameron.bruns at tnc.org

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Tuesday, May 2
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BUnano Inaugural Symposium 
Tuesday, May 2
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
BU, Metcalf Trustee Center, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bunano-inaugural-symposium-tickets-33551448285

BUnano will hold its inaugural Annual Symposium on May 2, 2017. The symposium will feature the keynote presentation by 2014 Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, Stefan Hell. Professor Hell is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Director of Optical Nanoscopy at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. The Royal Swedish Academy has honored Stefan Hell with the Nobel Prize for his invention of the STED (Stimulated Emission Depletion) microscopy which has revolutionized light microscopy and proved particularly useful for investigating diseases and live cells. More info http://www.bu.edu/nano-bu/news/symposium/ .

There will be presentations from BUnano facutly members as well as poster presentations from our students. The symposium will finish with Terrier Tank - a panel featuring presentations top 4 entries of the Terrier Tank competition for $10,000 prize for best idea. More info at http://www.bu.edu/nano-bu/terriertank .

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Fukushima Revitalization: TEPCO's Responsibility and Local Community Development
WHEN  Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
SPEAKER(S)  Yoshiyuki Ishizaki, Executive Vice President, Deputy General Manager of Nuclear Power & Plant Siting Division, and General Manager of Fukushima Division, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings.
Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, and Director, Security and Resilience Program, Northeastern University.
Moderated by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK  http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/calendar/upcoming

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Life of a Klansman: A Lecture by Edward Ball
WHEN  Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 4 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Edward Ball, 2016–2017 Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; Nonfiction Writer
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  At the Radcliffe Institute, Edward Ball is investigating the life of a fighter in the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana, a member of Ball’s own family, and the role of a participant in the race terror that spread through the South after the end of the Civil War.
In this lecture, Ball will talk about his research and book in progress, which is a biography of a plain Southerner and an exploration of the roots of white supremacy.
LINK	https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-edward-ball-fellow-presentation

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A Writer and Her Daughters: The Afterlife of Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française
WHEN  Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 4:15 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Jews in Modern Europe Study Group
SPEAKER(S)Susan Rubin Suleiman, C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France, Harvard University; Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
CONTACT INFO	Anna Popiel, apopiel at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  The publication of Irène Némirovsky’s posthumous bestseller Suite Française in 2004, more than sixty years after the author’s death in Auschwitz, has acquired an almost legendary status. Susan Rubin Suleiman will discuss the reality behind the legend, and outline the ways in which Némirovsky’s “rebirth” as an author after being forgotten for many years transformed the lives of her daughters and others descendants.
LINK	https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2017/05/jews-in-modern-europe-study-group-tba

Editorial Comment:   Nemirovsky is a fine writer with a fascinating life story.  Success in the 1920s and 1930s in France, right of center politics and a hint of self-hating Judaism, with an unfinished book discovered and published decades after her one way journey to the Nazi death camps.

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The Social Innovation Forum presents our 14th annual Social Innovator Showcase
Tuesday, May 2
5:30-9:00 pm
MIT, Building E14, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

The Social Innovator Showcase is an opportunity for potential funders and supporters to meet all of our 2017 Social Innovators and to learn about their approaches to solving some of our community's toughest social issues.

For more information:
Visit our website at  http://www.socialinnovationforum.org/social-innovator-showcase
or contact us at rsvp at socialinnovationforum.org.

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What Makes Somerville So Sustainable?
Tuesday, May 2
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Cambridge Innovation Center - Venture Cafe, 1 Broadway , Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-makes-somerville-so-sustainable-tickets-33545398189
Cost:  $8 - $12

Let's talk about what cities are doing to activate people and places for a more sustainable future. Somerville, Massachusetts, under the leadership of Mayor Joseph Curtatone, has been hard at work for over a decade on dozens of initiatives that make the city and its neighborhoods a great place to live.

Our Speaker
First inaugurated in 2004, and now in his seventh term, Joseph A. Curtatone is the City’s longest-serving chief executive. A 1984 graduate of Somerville High School, he earned his B.A. from Boston College in 1990, a J.D. from New England School of Law in 1994, and a Mid-Career Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2011.

As Mayor, he has implemented a wide range of reforms and new programs that have earned both him and the City widespread recognition. Boston Globe Magazine declared Somerville “the best-run city in Massachusetts.” The national Arbor Day Foundation has designated Somerville a “Tree City” for 20 years even though 77% of the city’s surface is impermeable. America’s Promise Alliance ranked it among its “100 Best Communities for Youth.” An “Initiative on Cities” survey of mayors found Somerville to be one of the 15 most influential cities in the country -- and the only one with a population under 100,000. The National Civic League named it an “All-America City” in 2009 and again in 2015. Somerville consistently tops lists of the “Most Walkable” and “Most Bikeable” cities in the United States. 
Mayor Curtatone has become a national leader in the system of better management through measurement. Delegations from other Massachusetts communities – and from cities as far away as Ireland and Korea – regularly visit Somerville for briefings on the city’s SomerStat program, a data-driven performance management system modeled on Baltimore’s CitiSTAT initiative.

Under Curtatone’s leadership, Somerville has also earned national recognition for its successful joint effort with Tufts University to implement “Shape Up Somerville,” an effective program to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity among the city’s elementary school children, which was lauded by First Lady Michelle Obama during the launch of her "Let's Move" initiative. 

Join us in May to learn more about Somerville's progress and what's in store for the sustainable future.
We hope to see you there! - Carol, Holly, and Tilly

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The Reality of CO2’s Influence on Sea-Level and Weather Events - GBTP Boston
Tuesday, May 2
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Lir Irish Pub & Restaurant, 903 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Tea-Party/events/238552682/

Tom Wysmuller will be discussing The Reality of CO2’s Influence on Sea-Level and Weather Events.

Thomas Wysmuller trained as a meteorologist at New York University and at the Royal Dutch Weather Bureau in Amsterdam. He then worked for five years at NASA before, during, and after the moon landings. A fuller biography can be found here at Heartland's International Conferences on Climate Change website (ICCC 12 being held March 23-24 in Washington DC).

Climate changes. Yes. But is it driven by human activity - is it "man made global warming?" This debate has been going on for decades, and it manifests itself in our governments (in)sincere attempt to "never let a [fabricated] crisis go to waste."

Mayor Marty Walsh and former Secretary of State John Kerry announced last June that Boston would host a climate summit between the US and China. (Mayor Walsh, Secretary Kerry Announce Boston Will Host 2017 US-China Climate Leaders Summit, City of Boston).

Boston has its own "Climate-Ready Boston" initiative to deal with the effects of Climate Change. In particular, they have Climate Projections (link) prepared by their own working group.

Tom Wysmuller will attempt to bring some sanity to the hyperbole which is commonplace in the political discussion and media today. With a change in administrations, President Trump has already removed references to Climate Change from the White House web site. That is a good start, but the debate (and most likely protest) will continue unabated.

This is a first in a series of discussions we will be hosting. Stay Tuned!!

Traditional Boston Meeting notes:  We will again have a social hour at 6:30 pm and have the meeting begin at 7:30 pm.

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At the Broken Places:  A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces
Tuesday, May 2
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning author and professor MARY COLLINS and writer and trans advocate DONALD COLLINS for a discussion of their book, At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces. 
About At the Broken Places

In this collaborative memoir, a parent and a transgender son recount wrestling with their differences as Donald Collins undertook medical-treatment options to better align his body with his gender identity. 

As a parent, Mary Collins didn’t agree with her trans son’s decision to physically alter his body, although she supported his right to realize himself as a person. Raw and uncensored, each explains her or his emotional mindset at the time: Mary felt she had lost a daughter; Donald activated his “authentic self.” Both battled to assert their rights. A powerful memoir and resource, At the Broken Places offers a road map for families in transition.

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James Kirchick - The End Of Europe 
Tuesday, May 2
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/james-kirchick-the-end-of-europe-tickets-33628202860

Once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European postwar consensus apart. In riveting dispatches from this unfolding tragedy, James Kirchick shows us the shallow disingenuousness of the leaders who pushed for “Brexit;” examines how a vast migrant wave is exacerbating tensions between Europeans and their Muslim minorities; explores the rising anti-Semitism that causes Jewish schools and synagogues in France and Germany to resemble armed bunkers; and describes how Russian imperial ambitions are destabilizing nations from Estonia to Ukraine. With President Trump now threatening to abandon America's traditional role as upholder of the liberal world order and guarantor of the continent's security, Europe may be alone in dealing with these unprecedented challenges.

Based on extensive firsthand reporting, this book is a provocative, disturbing look at a continent in unexpected crisis.

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Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize Final Pitch Event
Tuesday, May 2
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
MIT Building E52, 6th Floor, Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rabobank-mit-food-and-agribusiness-innovation-prize-final-pitch-event-tickets-33400996279

Join us for the final pitch event and award ceremony of the second annual Rabobank-MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize on Tuesday, May 2nd from 7:00-10:00 PM in the Samberg Conference Center on the 6th floor of MIT building E52.
The seven finalist teams for this year’s Prize, representing an inspiring and diverse range of ideas, have been paired with expert mentors and are busy refining their business plans. On May 2nd, they’ll pitch to compete for $25,000 in prize money,RaboResearch advisory support, introductions to Rabobank global offices and corporates in Rabobank’s network, airfare to and participation in Rabobank’s F&A Next event in Holland, and other in-kind and start-up support services throughout the year.

Come to learn more about their ideas, hear from our keynote speaker and celebrate with the finalists in a reception with refreshments after the winners are announced. We look forward to seeing you on May 2nd!

You can find more information about the Prize on our website or send us an email (food-ag-prize at mit.edu) if you have any questions.

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Discounted Solar for Somerville

As part of the State’s Solarize Mass program, local volunteers and the City of Somerville recently launched the Solarize Somerville campaign to make it easier and cheaper for residents and small businesses to install solar panels.

The program, which is offering information and guidance, free site consultations, and solar panel discounts through November, has set an ambitious goal to inspire at least 200 property owners to sign up for solar —and each of those private solar installations will also benefit the community directly. For every 400 kW in signed private contracts through the program, the program’s solar vendor SolarFlair will donate a system of up to 5 kW for a public or community purpose. All are invited to the program kickoff at a Meet the Installer event on Tuesday, July 26 at 6-7:30 p.m., 167 Holland St. Additional events on topics such as solar basics, financing, and solar for multifamily homes will be announced.

Unique to the program is its neighbor-to-neighbor approach: trained resident volunteers and a designated volunteer Solar Coach are available essentially as mentors. They can, for example, walk anyone through the process, provide general loan program and tax incentive information, and share their own solar experiences. The campaign’s webpage and blog offers useful information, tips, and a link to websites where you can estimate the solar potential of your home and roughly calculate how much solar could save you on your energy bills at www.somervillema.gov/sustainaville/solarize.

Somerville is one of the most urban communities ever to participate in Solarize Mass, which makes the neighbor-to-neighbor approach especially helpful due to some of the unique challenges here such as multi-family houses with more than one owner. Winter Hill resident Mary Mangan, the program’s volunteer Solar Coach, went through that process and is ready to share helpful tips.

"I'm excited to work with our eager volunteers to help our neighbors understand the benefits of solar power. As a co-owner of a two-family home with solar, I can also offer some insights about how that process went for us," said Mangan.

Also key to the program is the selection of a designated vendor, which allows the program to offer reduced cost installation through bulk purchasing. Through a competitive process, SolarFlair, based in Ashland, MA, was selected. They were also the selected installer for the communities of Arlington, Hopkinton, Mendon, Brookline, Carlisle-Chelmsford, Newton, and Quincy.

"We're excited to be the selected installer for Solarize Somerville, and look forward to speaking with any home or business owners that are interested in reducing their electric bills while also making a great investment," said Matt Arner, the owner and President of SolarFlair.

Quick facts:
Solar systems can be purchased outright (with a payback of about 4-5 years). The Mass Solar Loan program offers rates of 3.25% or less. 
Or, for no money down owners can choose a power purchase agreement (PPA), where the system is owned and maintained by a third party, and residents buy back the electricity at a discounted price.   
More on-site renewable energy is critical to reducing carbon emissions.  It also saves money for residents.

Tax incentives for solar installations include:
Federal Tax Credit: A 30 percent federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is available for qualified residential and commercial projects
Massachusetts Personal Income Tax Credit: The lesser of 15% of the total cost of the solar electric system or $1,000, for qualified clean energy projects
Five-year Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS): Business owners can depreciate solar electric systems over a five-year schedule

For more information or to sign up for a free site consultation:

Visit the Solarize Somerville webpage at www.somervillema.gov/sustainaville/solarize for
Helpful information and FAQs
To contact a volunteer or Solar Coach Mary Mangan to discuss solar options and incentives
To set up an appointment for a free site consultation directly with SolarFlair
To find out about events
To volunteer for Solarize Somerville

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Where is the best yogurt on the planet made? Somerville, of course!
Join the Somerville Yogurt Making Cooperative and get a weekly quart of the most thick, creamy, rich and tart yogurt in the world. Members share the responsibility for making yogurt in our kitchen located just outside of Davis Sq. in FirstChurch.  No previous yogurt making experience is necessary.

For more information checkout.
https://somervilleyogurtmakingcoop.wordpress.com

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Cambridge Residents: Free Home Thermal Images
Have you ever wanted to learn where your home is leaking heat by having an energy auditor come to your home with a thermal camera?  With that info you then know where to fix your home so it's more comfortable and less expensive to heat.  However, at $200 or so, the cost of such a thermal scan is a big chunk of change.
HEET Cambridge has now partnered with Sagewell, Inc. to offer Cambridge residents free thermal scans.
Sagewell collects the thermal images by driving through Cambridge in a hybrid vehicle equipped with thermal cameras.  They will scan every building in Cambridge (as long as it's not blocked by trees or buildings or on a private way).  Building owners can view thermal images of their property and an analysis online. The information is password protected so that only the building owner can see the results.
Homeowners, condo-owners and landlords can access the thermal images and an accompanying analysis free of charge. Commercial building owners and owners of more than one building will be able to view their images and analysis for a small fee.
The scans will be analyzed in the order they are requested.
Go to Sagewell.com.  Type in your address at the bottom where it says "Find your home or building" and press return.  Then click on "Here" to request the report.
That's it.  When the scans are done in a few weeks, your building will be one of the first to be analyzed. The accompanying report will help you understand why your living room has always been cold and what to do about it.
With knowledge, comes power (or in this case saved power and money, not to mention comfort).

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Free solar electricity analysis for MA residents
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHhwM202dDYxdUZJVGFscnY1VGZ3aXc6MQ

Solar map of Cambridge, MA
http://www.mapdwell.com/en/cambridge

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Hey Cambridge residents!

Did you know the City of Cambridge is trying to win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize? It was created to develop a cleaner and more efficient energy future. Energy efficiency and conservation are the best ways to save energy and minimize environmental impact. In that effort, Cambridge is hoping all residents will get a no-cost energy assessment in order to make their homes more efficient and comfortable. Let us know you're interested here: http://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/sign-up-for-an-assessment

During the assessment, the energy specialist will:
Install efficient light bulbs (saving up to 7% of your electricity bill)
Install programmable thermostats (saving up to 10% of your heating bill)
Install water efficiency devices (saving up to 10% of your water bill)
Check the combustion safety of your heating and hot water equipment
Evaluate your home’s energy use to create an energy-efficiency roadmap

Again, let us know you're interested here: http://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/sign-up-for-an-assessment and someone will be in contact with you shortly to give you personally tailored contact information on how you can get your no-cost home energy assessment. Renters are also eligible!

Any action to save energy in the home will help Cambridge win this competition while protecting the environment. For additional ideas on how to save energy, please see the Cambridge Energy Alliance website at http://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/resources/interactivehome

Please share with your Cambridge friends and family and ask them to get a free energy assessment!

Want to be more involved? Become a neighborhood Block Captain! Block Captains help their community members sign up for and complete no-cost home energy assessments through the MassSave program. Our team will give you the tools and guidance needed to recruit neighbors to get an assessment and improve the efficiency of their homes. Participation is welcome at whatever level you are able to commit to.
If you are interested in becoming a Block Captain, please fill out the form at http://tinyurl.com/blockcaptainsurvey and someone from the Cambridge Energy Alliance will be in contact with you shortly. If you know someone who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity!

Questions? Contact jnahigian at cambridgema.gov

Cambridge Energy Alliance
http://www.cambridgeenergyalliance.org/winit
@cambenergy 
http://facebook.com/cambridgeenergyalliance

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Sunny Cambridge has just launched! Sunny Cambridge is the city-wide initiative that makes it easy for all types of residents to get solar power for their homes. Cambridge has lined up local solar installers through the EnergySage Solar Marketplace, which helps you request, receive, and compare solar quotes 100% online with support available every step of the way.

The City of Cambridge is working on many levels to reduce energy use and GHG emissions to make the city more sustainable. As a semifinalist in the nationwide competition for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize, Cambridge Energy Alliance is encouraging residents to take actions to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Get involved by signing up for a no-cost home energy assessment at the Cambridge Energy Alliance home page (www.cambridgeenergyalliance.org/winit)
and going solar at http://www.sunnycambridge.org 

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Cambridge Coalition Solar Access Campaign is part of the DOE SunShot Solar in Your Community Challenge with a goal of 40 new solar electric systems installed in Cambridge, with a focus on serving low-to-moderate income communities.

Coalition partners include Green Cambridge, which works to create a more sustainable city and to protect the environment for the health and safety of all, Resonant Energy, a community-based solar developer, Solstice, helping every single household in America go solar, and Sunwealth, a solar investment firm.

More information at http://www.resonant.energy/sap-overview/

hat tip Cambridge Civic Journal 
http://www.rwinters.com

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Cambridge Climate Change Game

Extending our work on face-to-face games, the MIT Science Impact Collaborative has developed a digital game on the health impacts of climate change that you can play alone on your computer or on your mobile phone. The game should take about 10-20 minutes. We would appreciate it if you could play the game at your convenience.

Play the game at http://www.doublecoconut.com/climate/

Any and all feedback on the game should be directed to Ella Kim at ella at mit.edu.  

Thank you for your time and consideration!

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Sustainable Business Network Local Green Guide
SBN is excited to announce the soft launch of its new Local Green Guide, Massachusetts' premier Green Business Directory!
To view the directory please visit: http://www.localgreenguide.org
To find out how how your business can be listed on the website or for sponsorship opportunities please contact Adritha at adritha at sbnboston.org

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Boston Food System
"The Boston Food System [listserv] provides a forum to post announcements of events, employment opportunities, internships, programs, lectures, and other activities as well as related articles or other publications of a non-commercial nature covering the area's food system - food, nutrition, farming, education, etc. - that take place or focus on or around Greater Boston (broadly delineated)."
The Boston area is one of the most active nationwide in terms of food system activities - projects, services, and events connected to food, farming, nutrition - and often connected to education, public health, environment, arts, social services and other arenas.   Hundreds of organizations and enterprises cover our area, but what is going on week-to-week is not always well publicized.
Hence, the new Boston Food System listserv, as the place to let everyone know about these activities.  Specifically:
Use of the BFS list will begin soon, once we get a decent base of subscribers.  Clarification of what is appropriate to announce and other posting guidelines will be provided as well.
It's easy to subscribe right now at https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/bfs

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The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) maintains a website (BNID.org) that serves as a clearing-house for information on organizations, events, and jobs related to international development in the Boston area. BNID has played an important auxiliary role in fostering international development activities in the Boston area, as witnessed by the expanding content of the site and a significant growth in the number of users.
The website contains:
A calendar of Boston area events and volunteer opportunities related to International Development - http://www.bnid.org/events
A jobs board that includes both internships and full time positions related to International Development that is updated daily - http://www.bnid.org/jobs
A directory and descriptions of more than 250 Boston-area organizations - http://www.bnid.org/organizations
Also, please sign up for our weekly newsletter (we promise only one email per week) to get the most up-to-date information on new job and internship opportunities -www.bnid.org/sign-up
The website is completely free for students and our goal is to help connect students who are interested in international development with many of the worthwhile organizations in the area.
Please feel free to email our organization at info at bnid.org if you have any questions!

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Boston Maker Spaces - 41 (up from 27 in 2016) and counting:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zGHnt9r2pQx8.kfw9evrHsKjA&hl=en
Solidarity Network Economy:  https://ussolidarityeconomy.wordpress.com
Bostonsmart.com's Guide to Boston:  http://www.bostonsmarts.com/BostonGuide/

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Links to events at over 50 colleges and universities at Hubevents:  http://hubevents.blogspot.com

Thanks to
Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering in the Boston Area:  http://www.BostonScienceLectures.com
MIT Events:  http://events.mit.edu
MIT Energy Club:  http://mitenergyclub.org/
Harvard Events:  http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/harvard-events/events-calendar/
Harvard Environment:  http://environment.harvard.edu/events/calendar/
Sustainability at Harvard:  http://green.harvard.edu/events
Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/
Eventbrite:  http://www.eventbrite.com/
Microsoft NERD Center:  http://microsoftcambridge.com/Events/
Startup and Entrepreneurial Events:  http://www.greenhornconnect.com/events/
Cambridge Civic Journal:  http://www.rwinters.com
Cambridge Happenings:   http://cambridgehappenings.org
Cambridge Community Calendar:  https://www.cctvcambridge.org/calendar
Take Action MA:  http://takeactionma.com

If you have an event you would like to see here, the submission deadline is 12 PM on Sundays, as Energy (and Other) Events is sent out Sunday afternoons.


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