[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - April 1, 2018

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Monday, April 2
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12pm  PAOC Colloquium: Diagnosing change in the ocean carbon sink
12pm  Congressman Keith Ellison at The Harvard Law Forum
12pm  Expanding Democracy: Civic Engagement and Immigrant Communities, A Conversation with Sayu Bhojwani
12pm  Nuclear Energy in Decarbonizing China's Energy System: Loosening Constraints, Mitigating Risks
12:10pm  Tree selection in the inner city
12:15pm  Alpine Dreams, Earthly Realities: Epochalism, Continuity, and Democracy in Imagining the Fourth Industrial Revolution
12:15pm  Reporting on Asia: A Discussion with Four Nieman Fellows
12:30pm  Restoring Mill Creek: Landscape Literacy, Environmental Justice, and Urban Design
1pm  Computational Social Science: Exciting Progress and Future Challenges
2pm  Asian American Solidarity Economies Project presents 2018 Solidarity Economy Webinar Series
2pm  Living Materials for the Deployment of Genetically Engineered Organisms
3pm  Life Above the Abyss: How Ocean Chemistry and Biology Shape Each Other
4pm  Reading King in Boston
4pm  Norton Lecture V, 'Poetry in Motion' by Wim Wenders
5:30pm  2018 Democratic Gubernatorial Debate
5:30pm  Askwith Forums – Protecting Brains, Stimulating Minds: The Early Life Roots of Success in School
5:30pm  Forgetting Story
6pm  American Populism: What Its Past Can Tell Us About Politics Today
6pm  Gardens of Memory: Design Against Amnesia
6:30pm  Seeking Equitable Resilience for Boston and Beyond
7pm  Karen Palmer - Sensory Storytelling - Filmmaker from the Future

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Tuesday, April 3
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10am  MA Environmental Bond Bill Hearing
11:45am  First MIT Food & Agriculture Club Lunch N' Learn 
12pm  Beyond phenological mismatch: community and landscape dynamics of angiosperm reproduction in a warming world
12pm  Legal Resistance to Trump: Joshua Matz at The Harvard Law Forum
12pm  Talia Buford: Environmental Inequity and Inequality in 2018
12pm  Pardee Research Seminar: Julie Klinger Book Talk
12pm  Neighborhood Matters: Great Projects: The Building of America 'The Big Dig' (film runtime 56 minutes)
12pm  Is the Arctic Drowning in Financial Nationalism?
12pm  The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World
3pm  From “Street Car Suburb" to “Student Ghetto:" Allston and Urban Change
4pm  Harvard HouseZero Typology Symposium
4:15pm  The Future is Now
4:15pm  The Paradox of Germany's AfD Party: A Case of Populism in a Stable Society and Thriving Economy
4:30pm  Starr Forum: Women's Empowerment: Are Global Development Organizations Helping or Hurting?
4:30pm  Revisiting and Repurposing the Double Helix
4:30pm  Land Use Planning Innovations in the Midst of a “Migration Crisis”: Transitioning to Long Term Refugee Housing in Hamburg, Germany
5pm  Vannevar Bush Lecture Series on Science and Technology Innovation: Katie Rae
5pm  Facing Death: Images, Insights and Interventions Lecture and Workshop
6pm  Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable
6pm  The Wind Tunnel Model
6pm  The Opioid Crisis in New England
6pm  Plunge into Politics
6pm  Our State of Sustainability with ELM
7pm  Return of the Sea Otter America's Cutest Animal
7pm  Climate Change and Cookbooks
7pm  Phoenix Zone 

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Wednesday, April 4 – Thursday, April 5
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Harvard Women’s Law Association Conference “Why We March: Women's Stories of Past, Present, and Future”

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Wednesday, April 4
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9am  MIT's Aging Brain Initiative and Picower Institute for Learning and Memory's
Brain Rhythms in Heath & Disease Symposium
11:45am  Can Finance Save the World? Regaining Power Over Money to Serve the Common Good
12pm  Solar Geoengineering Research Reading Group:  Engineering Aspects of a Slow Ramp-Up Deployment Scenario
12pm  The Mobile Museum: Harvard, Kew Gardens and Economic Botany in Motion
12pm  A Conversation on Data and Privacy with former Facebook GC Chris Kelly
12pm  Health in the Headlines: Reporting on Health Policy in the Trump Era
12pm  Gutman Library Distinguished Author Series: Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation
1:30pm  Witches, Vaccines, Pizzas, and the Politics of Storytelling: Toward a Generative Model of Social Stories
3pm  Regulating Digital Intermediaries
4pm  Meeting of Waters
4pm  Climate Week at HBS: Fireside Chat with David Crane on "The Role of Business in Climate Policy”
4:15pm  What News Do We Trust?
5pm  Alone Together: Strength and Solidarity Between The Roma and African-American Communities
5pm  CleanTech Happy Hour
5:30pm  Pre-Release Preview & Discussion: Decoding the Weather Machine
6pm  Architects of Disinformation: Behind the Scenes of Troll Accounts and Fake News in the Philippines
6pm  Why Cancer Is Everywhere
6pm  Is Higher Ed Worth It?
6pm  Black Lives Matter: Race-Based Policing as a Threat to the Rule of Law
6pm  2018 MIT Water Innovation Prize Final Pitch Night
6pm  ΨPSI:  A Film about Free Will
6:30pm  The Secret to Developing Emotional Intelligence
7pm  The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King
7pm  The New Cold War? 
7pm  Revealing a Sense of Place
7pm  Electricity, Epilepsy, and How Your Brain Stays Balanced
7:30pm  Dance Freedom’s 50th Birthday

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Thursday, April 5 - April 7
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MTA Playwrights Lab: Weekend-long Festival

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Thursday, April 5
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10am  RISE EXPO
11:30am  Senseable Cities, with Carlo Ratti
11:30am  HBS Climate Action Day
11:45am  Oh, the Places You Can Go! Maintaining a Commitment to Your Career and to Sustainability: A discussion with Lily Hooks (Russell), Director of Strategy for Nike Inc & Converse
11:45am  Scuttling the Craft: A Progress Report on Deconstructing the Expert State
12pm  Bound to the Fire:  How Virginia's Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine
12pm  Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Mindy Lubber of Ceres
12pm  A talk with Marilù Capparelli, PhD, Legal Director at Google 
12pm  A Post-Trump Agenda for a Divided America: Isabel Sawhill at The Harvard Law Forum
12:30pm  Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives, and Local Placemaking
12:30pm  The Well-Tempered City (with Jonathan Rose)
1pm  Nanolecture Series: Vulnerability of ground water resources regarding emerging contaminants and nanoparticles
1:30pm  Health of the Public Sphere: Measurement and Interventions
4pm  Using Forward and Reverse Genetics Approaches to Understand the Remarkable Phenotypic Plasticity of a Native Plant 
4pm  President Trump’s Economic Policy: A Conversation with Kevin Hassett
4:10pm  Cartooning the Police: A Graphic History of Contemporary Egypt
5pm  MIT Cheetah robot: a new design paradigm for physical interaction
5pm  Music Fandom and the Shaping of Online Culture
5pm  Why Surfers Should be Fed - After Three Decennia - Philippe Van Parijs
5pm  “Get Me Roger Stone” Documentary Screening and Q&A with Directors Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, and Morgan Pehme
5:30pm  Buiding Resilient Communities Networking 
6pm  Screen As Material
6:30pm  The Recovering:  Intoxication and Its Aftermath
6:30pm  NeuroTech and Artificial Intelligence
6:45pm  Popular Education/organizing for Justice: Insights from El Salvador
7pm  Tales of an Ecotourist
7pm  Finding ways to fight climate change with sustainability
7pm  The Myth of Democracy? From Pericles’ Athens to Modern Times
7:30pm  Show and Tell: An Evening about Citizenship with Documentary Filmmakers
8pm  Can We Reconcile Justice and Forgiveness?

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Friday, April 6 - Saturday, April 7
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OAHack: An Open Access Hackathon 

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Friday, April 6
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8:30am  A Healthy Harvard: Scaling Sustainability
9am  Martin Luther King, Jr.: Life, Loss, Legacy
9am  Who Belongs? Global Citizenship and Gender in the 21st Century
10am  2018 Tufts Food Systems Symposium:  Unintended Consequences in the Food System - The Problem with “Solutions”
10:30am  88 Acres: Co-founders' Food Startup Story and Factory Tour
12pm  Atmospheric Ammonia, from Agriculture to the Arctic
12pm  THE GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC: Protecting the Public’s Health
12pm  Social Issue Talk: Assuring Access to Justice for Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers
1pm  Blessing America First: Religion, Foreign Policy, and the Trump Transition
3pm  Remaking Black Power:  How Black Women Transformed an Era
3pm  A Complex Dilemma: The Intersections of Poverty, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race in Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation
3pm  2018 Pardee Center Distinguished Lecture Featuring Diana Liverman
4:30pm  Graduate Lecture Series: David McGee (EAPS)
7pm  Protest Without Words: Panel Discussion

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Saturday, April 7, 10:00 AM – Sunday, April 8, 3:00 PM
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Coding Chemistry: Advancing Sustainable Agriculture

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Saturday, April 7 
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8am  2018 MIT Africa Innovate Conference: Digitization for Inclusive Growth
9am  Engineering & Physical Biology Symposium 2018
9am  Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War
10am  Annual Get Growing Day
10am  Boston Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon
11am  Ecology of Spring

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Sunday, April 8
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8am  MIT India Conference 2018
2pm  PEN/Hemingway Award Ceremony
6pm  Strangers in Their Own Land:  Anger and Mourning on the American Right

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Monday, April 9
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12pm  PAOC Colloquium: Kakani Katija (MBARI)
12pm  Crimes of Passion: New Neuroscience vs. Old Doctrine
12pm  Remedies for Cyber Defamation: Criminal Libel, Anti-Speech Injunctions, Forgeries, Frauds, and More
12pm  Air Quality and Water Implications of Power Sector Decarbonization in China: Effects of Strengthening Environmental Policies
12:10pm  The importance of biomes in macroevolutionary and macroecological studies
12:15pm  The Good Seed: Braided Time and Meaning-Making on GM Seeds in India
12:30pm  Venus Fly Traps and Viruses: Exploring the Design and Effectiveness of National Climate 
12:30pm  Technological Learning in Low-Carbon Innovation Policy
12:30pm  Mediating Local Land Conservation and Development Disputes in the Netherlands
2pm  Norton Lecture VI, 'The Visible and the Invisible' by Wim Wenders
4pm  Mellon Seminar- Human Plasticity and Human-Machine Interface
5:30pm  Privacy's Blue Print: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies
5:30pm  Cambridge City Council Roundtable 
6pm  irit rogoff – becoming research: the way we work now
6pm  The Push for Net Zero
6pm  Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day Spring 2018
6pm  Mass Innovation Nights 109
6pm  Boston New Technology Augmented and Virtual Reality Startup Showcase #BNT88 21+
6:30pm  Is Artificial Intelligence as Smart as a Human?
6:30pm  Big Data and the City of Boston

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Tuesday, April 10
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11am  Smarter in the City Roxbury Investor Meeting
12pm  How many plants fit in a parking lot? And other stories from the asphalt jungles
12pm  Policing Identity in Trump's America: Briahna Joy Gray at The Harvard Law Forum
12pm  Tales from the Public Domain: THEFT! A History of Music
12pm  Social Issue Talk: Eviction Prevention: A Model for Addressing Homelessness in Massachusetts (rescheduled date)
12:30pm  Urban China Seminar Series at MIT China Future City Lab
12:30pm  THE 3 Rs of ELECTRICITY:  RELIABILITY, RESILIENCE, & RENEWABLES
1pm  Who Decides How Change Happens?
3pm  Planning for Change: Widett Circle & The Economies of Climate Preparedness
3pm  2018 Slomoff Lectureship - Building a World of Peace and Development with Rima Salah
4pm  Tech & Democracy Workshop: Research Design for Policy Questions
4:30pm  Emile Bustani Seminar: "Unfinished Revolution: The Challenge of Consolidating Tunisia’s Democratic Gains”
4:30pm  Between Fear and Hope: How Resilient Can Cities Be?
4:30pm  Beyond Boston Strong: Reporters Reflect on the Marathon Bombings
5pm  U.S. - Mexico natural resource management partnerships: Tearing down walls
5pm  MIT Waste Research & Innovation Night 2018
5:30pm  Shroud of Turin Talk
5:30pm  Victoria Nuland: The Evolving Russia Challenge
6pm  #MeToo and the Media
6pm  Combining Livecoding and Real-time Software for Musical Improvisation
6:30pm  John T. Dunlop Lecture in Housing and Urbanization: Raphael W. Bostic, “Fair Housing in the U.S.: Past, Present and Future?”
7pm  Action and Reaction: A Conversation with Corey Robin

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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

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Monday, April 2
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PAOC Colloquium: Diagnosing change in the ocean carbon sink
Monday, April 2
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-923, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Galen McKinley (LDEO)
About the Speaker
Professor McKinley studies the mechanisms of the carbon cycle in the global oceans and Great Lakes, with her research lying at the intersection of physical and chemical oceanography. Her primary tools are numerical models and analysis of large datasets. More specifically, her research addresses the physical drivers of ecosystem and carbon cycle variability in the North Atlantic, global oceans and Great Lakes. Professor McKinley is a member of the faculty at Columbia University and the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory; she was previously at University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition to research and teaching, Professor McKinley frequently contributes to national and international scientific coordination and offers scientific advice to policy-makers.

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Congressman Keith Ellison at The Harvard Law Forum
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 2, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Langdell Hall North, 225 Vorenberg Classroom, 1545 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Harvard Law Forum
SPEAKER(S)  Congressman Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and is the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee. He was the first Muslim elected to the House of Representatives.
CONTACT INFO	Pete Davis, PeDavis at jd18.law.harvard.edu, 347-453-3135
DETAILS  Congressman Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and is the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee. He was the first Muslim elected to the House of Representatives.
He is coming to Harvard Law School to share his thoughts and experience on what the path forward for the Democratic Party is in the Trump era.
Free and open to the public, with lunch provided.
Contact Pete Davis at PeDavis at jd18.law.harvard.edu for more information.
LINK  https://www.facebook.com/events/890027284488931/

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Expanding Democracy: Civic Engagement and Immigrant Communities, A Conversation with Sayu Bhojwani
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 2, 2018, 12 – 1:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200N, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
SPEAKER(S)  Sayu Bhojwani
CONTACT INFO	info at ash.harvard.edu
DETAILS  2018 is already becoming a remarkable year for civic engagement, political participation, and new kinds of candidates. This explosion of engagement runs wide, and immigrant communities are jumping in. Sayu Bhojwani, Founder and President of New American Leaders, is at the center of this exciting trend.
You're invited to join Sayu Bhojwani in conversation about creating a more inclusive democracy through increased civic engagement. Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, will moderate.

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Nuclear Energy in Decarbonizing China's Energy System: Loosening Constraints, Mitigating Risks
Monday, April 2
12:00PM TO 1:30PM
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice, HKS, and Co-Principal Invstigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS. Lunch is provided.

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

Contact Name:  Louisa Lund
louisa_lund at hks.harvard.edu
617-495-8693

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Tree selection in the inner city
Monday, April 2
12:10 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Nina Bassuk, Professor, Cornell University

More information at https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/research/research-talks/

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Alpine Dreams, Earthly Realities: Epochalism, Continuity, and Democracy in Imagining the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Monday, April 2
12:15PM TO 2:00PM
Harvard, 100F Pierce, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Kasper Hedegård Schiølin (Harvard, STS Program)

The STS Circle at Harvard is a group of doctoral students and recent PhDs who are interested in creating a space for interdisciplinary conversations about contemporary issues in science and technology that are relevant to people in fields such as anthropology, history of science, sociology, STS, law, government, public policy, and the natural sciences. We want to engage not only those who are working on intersections of science, politics, and public policy, but also those in the natural sciences, engineering, and architecture who have serious interest in exploring these areas together with social scientists and humanists.

There has been growing interest among graduate students and postdocs at Harvard in more systematic discussions related to STS. More and more dissertation writers and recent graduates find themselves working on exciting topics that intersect with STS at the edges of their respective home disciplines, and they are asking questions that often require new analytic tools that the conventional disciplines don’t necessarily offer. They would also like wider exposure to emerging STS scholarship that is not well-represented or organized at most universities, including Harvard. Our aim is to try to serve those interests through a series of activities throughout the academic year.

Sandwich lunch is provided. RSVP to via the online form by Wednesday at 5PM the week before.

The Harvard STS Circle is co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

STS at Harvard
http://sts.hks.harvard.edu/events/

Contact Name:  sts at hks.harvard.edu

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Reporting on Asia: A Discussion with Four Nieman Fellows
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 2, 2018, 12:15 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South, S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Asia Center Seminar Series; co-sponsored with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute
SPEAKER(S)  Glenda M. Gloria, Managing Editor and Co-Founder of Rappler, Philippines social news network
Shalini Singh, Features Reporter, New Delhi, India; former reporter for The Week and the Hindustan Times; founding trustee at the People's Archive of Rural India
Bonny Symons-Brown, Australian Broadcasting Corporation; former TV news anchor, Jakarta, Indonesia
Edward Wong, The New York Times; former New York Times Beijing Bureau Chief and Iraq correspondent
Chair: Professor Karen Thornber, Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

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Restoring Mill Creek: Landscape Literacy, Environmental Justice, and Urban Design
Monday, April 2
12:30PM TO 1:30PM
Harvard, 109 Gund Hall, GSD, 42-48 Quincy St., Cambridge

Anne Whiston Spirn, Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning at MIT will speak as part of the Critical Conservation Colloquia 2018 that accompanies the course Power & Place: Culture & Conflict in the Built Environment.

Mill Creek is shaped by all the processes at work in inner-city America. It was laid waste by the flow of water and capital, and by the violence of redevelopment and neglect. Known locally as “The Bottom,” Mill Creek is one of many such “Black Bottoms” in the US. They are at the bottom, both economically and in terms of their low-lying position in the landscape. Here, harsh socio-economic conditions are exacerbated by health and safety hazards posed by a high water table and unstable ground. Landscape literacy is a means for recognizing and redressing those injustices through urban planning and design and community development, just as verbal literacy was a cornerstone of the American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s

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Computational Social Science: Exciting Progress and Future Challenges
Monday, April 2
1:00 pm
Northeastern, 177 Huntington Avenue, 11th floor, Boston

Duncan Watts, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a founding member of the MSR-NYC lab
The past 15 years have witnessed a remarkable increase in both the scale and scope of social and behavioral data available to researchers, leading some to herald the emergence of a new field: “computational social science.” In this talk I highlight two areas of research that would not have been possible just a handful of years ago: first, using “big data” to study social contagion on networks; and second, using virtual labs to extend the scale, duration, and complexity of traditional lab experiments. Although these examples were all motivated by substantive problems of longstanding interest to social science, they also illustrate how new classes of data can cast these problems in new light. At the same, they illustrate some important limitations faced by our existing data generating platforms. I then conclude with some thoughts on how CSS might overcome some of these obstacles to progress.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Duncan Watts is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research and a founding member of the MSR-NYC lab. He is also an AD White Professor at Large at Cornell University. Prior to joining MSR in 2012, he was from 2000-2007 a professor of Sociology at Columbia University, and then a principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research, where he directed the Human Social Dynamics group. His research on social networks and collective dynamics has appeared in a wide range of journals, from Nature, Science, and Physical Review Letters to the American Journal of Sociology and Harvard Business Review, and has been recognized by the 2009 German Physical Society Young Scientist Award for Socio and Econophysics, the 2013 Lagrange-CRT Foundation Prize for Complexity Science, and the 2014 Everett Rogers Prize. He is also the author of three books: Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age (W.W. Norton, 2003); Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks between Order and Randomness (Princeton University Press, 1999); and Everything is Obvious: Once You Know The Answer (Crown Business, 2011). He holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the Australian Defence Force Academy, from which he also received his officer’s commission in the Royal Australian Navy, and a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University.

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Asian American Solidarity Economies Project presents 2018 Solidarity Economy Webinar Series
Monday, April 2
2:00-3:00 pm ET
Webinar
RSVP: http://tiny.cc/cooperatives

In our second of five webinars, our speakers will introduce cooperatives, their principles and examples, and the cooperative ecosystem.

Speakers:  Anh-Thu Nguyen, Democracy at Work Institute
Anh-Thu is director of special projects for the Democracy at Work Institute. She develops markets and opportunities for collaboration between cooperatives and cross-sectoral allies, including the development of a value chain within the textile and fashion industries. Born and raised in Tampa Bay, FL to Vietnamese refugee parents, Anh-Thu earned her BA at Georgetown University and JD at University of Texas School of Law.

Mai Nguyen, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Mai serves on the board of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives. They own and operate an organic farm and were the cooperative development specialist at the California Center for Cooperative Development. Now, Mai is an organizer for the National Young Farmers Coalition. They specialize in agricultural and worker cooperatives, and primarily work with immigrant and small-scale farmers to create cooperative alternatives to the conventional food economy.

Facilitators:  Yvonne Yen Liu, Solidarity Research Center
Yvonne is the co-founder and research director of Solidarity Research Center, a worker self-directed nonprofit that advances solidarity economies. She serves on the board of the US Solidarity Economy Network and was named the 2018 Activist-in-Residence Fellow at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Parag Rajendra Khandhar, Asian American Solidarity Economies Project
Parag is a founding principal of Gilmore Khandhar, LLC, a law firm focused on legal, policy, and advocacy tools to advance economic justice, racial equity, and social transformation. He teaches at George Washington University Law School. Parag co-founded Baltimore Activating Solidarity Economies (BASE) and the Asian American Solidarity Economies Network (AASE).

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Living Materials for the Deployment of Genetically Engineered Organisms
Monday, April 2
2:00pm to 3:00pm
MIT, Building NE47-189, 500 Technology Square, Cambridge

Ms. Eleonore Tham on her final DMSE doctoral thesis defense 
 
Thesis Committee:
Professor Timothy Lu (Thesis Advisor) 
Professor Angela Belcher(Co-Advisor)
Professor Niels Holten-Andersen 
Professor Christopher Voigt
  
*A draft copy of this thesis will be available for review in room 6-107

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Life Above the Abyss: How Ocean Chemistry and Biology Shape Each Other
Monday, April 2
3:00PM
Harvard, HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

The Harvard University Center for the Environment hosts François Morel, Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences; Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, for a Geobiology/Geochemistry seminar.

François Morel is the Albert G. Blanke, Jr., Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University. He received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Grenoble, France, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology. He was a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1973 to 1994 and joined the Princeton faculty in 1994. The research in his laboratory focuses on the interaction of trace metals and microorganisms in the environment, with particular emphasis on the role of metals in the global cycles of carbon and nitrogen in marine and terrestrial systems. Morel’s research group discovered the only known cadmium enzyme, a cadmium carbonic anhydrase used by marine phytoplankton to acquire inorganic carbon for photosynthesis. At Princeton, Pr. Morel teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Morel and his student Janet Hering authored the widely used teaching text Principles and Applications of Aquatic Chemistry (Wiley). He is the former director of the Ralph M. Parsons laboratory at MIT, the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the NSF-supported Center for Environmental BioInorganic Chemistry.

Morel is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettre ed Arti. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and of the Geochemical Society. He received the Patterson Medal from the Geochemical Society in 2001, the Urey Medal from the American Geophysical Union in 2005, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the California Institute of Technology in 2009, and the Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology from the American Chemical Society in 2010. He is the recipient of the 2010 Eni Environmental Award from the Eni Foundation and of the 2012 Dickson Prize in the Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University.

Contact Name:  Laura Hanrahan
laura_hanrahan at harvard.edu

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Reading King in Boston
Monday, April 2
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Boston City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reading-king-in-boston-tickets-44204541975

Bostonians of every neighborhood are coming together on April 2nd, 4 pm on the Boston City Hall Plaza to celebrate Rev. King’s last speech. Area residents will be reading portions of this historic speech that Dr. King delivered the night before his murder in 1968. Please join us. Many prominent civic leaders have agreed to participate, including former Gov. Deval Patrick, Hollywood producer Topper Carew, Activists Tina Chery, Nam Pham, Ambassador Raymond Flynn, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans, Rabbi Bill Hamilton, Rev. Gregory Groover, Rev. Liz Walker, Students of The Chittick Elementary School Chorus, Fenway High School, Boston University Seminarians, City Councillors Matt O'Malley, Andrea Campbell, Michelle Wu and many more.

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Norton Lecture V, 'Poetry in Motion' by Wim Wenders
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 2, 2018, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Ethics, Humanities, Lecture, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
SPEAKER(S)  Wim Wenders
COST  Free
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp
TICKET INFO  Tickets will be available starting at noon on the day of each lecture. Tickets will be available in person at Sanders Theatre or online (handling fees apply). Limit of two tickets per person. Tickets valid until 3:45pm.
CONTACT INFO	humcentr at fas.harvard.edu, 617-495-0738
DETAILS  Wide Angle: The Norton Lectures on Cinema
The Norton Professors in 2018 are Agnès Varda, Wim Wenders, and Frederick Wiseman
Monday, Jan. 29 and Monday, Feb. 5: Frederick Wiseman
The Search for Story, Structure, and Meaning in Documentary Film: Part I and Part II
Monday, Feb. 26 and Tuesday, Feb. 27: Agnès Varda
The 7th Art and Me and Crossing the Borders
Monday, April 2 and Monday, April 9: Wim Wenders
Poetry in Motion and The Visible and the Invisible
LINK	http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/norton-lectures

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2018 Democratic Gubernatorial Debate
Monday, April 2
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Ballroom, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-democratic-gubernatorial-debate-tickets-44565759386

We invite everyone to join us for a debate with Massachusetts Democratic candidates for Governor. Candidates will go head-to-head in a debate moderated by The Boston Globe’s Meghan Irons and Adrian Walker. All candidates have agreed to participate.  There will be a brief presentation by Voter Choice Massachusetts before the debate begins. Refreshments by Suya Joint will be served.

For more information contact MPDC’s Civic Engagement Coordinator
Ed Shoemaker at 617-849-6321 or eshoemaker at madison-park.org

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Askwith Forums – Protecting Brains, Stimulating Minds: The Early Life Roots of Success in School
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 2, 2018, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
TYPE OF EVENT	Forum, Question & Answer Session
PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT  Alumni, Askwith Forum
BUILDING/ROOM  Askwith Hall
CONTACT NAME  Roger Falcon
CONTACT EMAIL  askwith_forums at gse.harvard.edu
CONTACT PHONE  617-384-9968
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION/DEPARTMENT	Harvard Graduate School of Education
REGISTRATION REQUIRED  No
ADMISSION FEE	This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED	No
FEATURED EVENT  Askwith Forums
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education
DETAILS  Speaker: Jack Shonkoff, Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, HGSE and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital; director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Understanding both the biology of adversity and the science of early learning is essential for building a strong foundation for reducing disparities in educational achievement. The benefits of evidence-based curricula in the early childhood years cannot be fully achieved without effective strategies for preventing the consequences of toxic stress.

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Forgetting Story
Monday, April 2
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Northeastern, Raytheon Amphitheater, 120 Forsyth Street, Boston

with Lewis Hyde and Humanities Center Fellows
Lewis Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic with a particular interest in the public life of the imagination.

A MacArthur Fellow and former director of undergraduate creative writing at Harvard University, Hyde is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College and an Associate of Harvard’s Mahindra Humanities Center.

His books include The Gift; Trickster Makes This World; and Common as Air. He is currently working on A Primer for Forgetting, an exploration of the situations in which forgetfulness is more useful than memory.

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American Populism: What Its Past Can Tell Us About Politics Today
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 2, 2018, 6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Institute of Politics, JFK Jr. Forum
SPEAKER(S)  Steve Hahn, Michael Kazin, Elizabeth Sanders, Alex Keyssar
CONTACT INFO	IOP Forum Office
617-495-1380
DETAILS	
A Conversation with Steve Hahn, Professor, NYU, Author, The Political Worlds of Slavery and Freedom, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation
Michael Kazin, Editor, Dissent, Professor, Georgetown University
Elizabeth Sanders, Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University
Alex Keyssar (Moderator), Professor of History and Social Policy, Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy, HKS
LINK  http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/american-populism-what-its-past-can-tell-us-about-politics-today

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Gardens of Memory: Design Against Amnesia
Monday, April 2
6:00pm to 7:30pm
MIT, Building 3-133, 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 

Annalinda Neglia, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Giulia Annalinda Neglia is Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the Department of Civil Engineering Sciences and Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy). She received her Ph.D. in Architectural Design for Mediterranean Countries from Polytechnic University of Bari in 2003 with a thesis on Aleppo (Syria).

For her researches on Mediterranean - Islamic cities and landscapes she has received scholarships from international and national research centers such as the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), Max van Berchem Foundation (Geneve), the Italian Ministry of Education, East-West Nexus / PROTA Institute, and Polytechnic University of Bari.

An author of three monographs on Islamic cities and landscapes and more than 90 articles and essays in books, proceedings of international conferences and peer-reviewed journals, her interest cover basic re­search, applied research, theory and methodology, spanning from sustainable (urban and landscape) design, to analytical work on typo-morphology of Middle Eastern, Balkans and North African landscapes, cities and urban fabric, history of Islamic architecture, and cultural heritage preservation. 

Her recent research has been focused on new regional models for sustainable urban and landscape regeneration of non-core areas, grounded on the relationship between urban fabric, open spaces and gardens.

MIT Department of Architecture / Spring 2018 Lecture Series
Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture

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Seeking Equitable Resilience for Boston and Beyond
Mon, April 2
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
 MIT, Building  9-255, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seeking-equitable-resilience-for-boston-and-beyond-dr-atyia-martin-lawrence-vale-ceasar-mcdowell-tickets-44500261480

The Resilient Cities Housing Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning, is honored to welcome Dr. S. Atyia Martin to campus to discuss "Seeking Equitable Resilience for Boston and Beyond.”

Dr. Martin will make remarks, followed by additional commentary from Professor Lawrence Vale (MIT DUSP), Professor Ceasar McDowell (MIT DUSP) and Jonah Susskind (MIT DUSP).
More information here: https://rchi.mit.edu/events/2018/3/23/seeking-equitable-resilience-for-boston-and-beyond
About Dr. Martin: Dr. Martin is currently the CEO & Founder of All Aces, Inc. Additionally, she serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute. Dr. Martin was the first Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston as part of 100 Resilient Cities. She led the development and implementation of Boston's first resilience strategy which was the first one in the 100 Resilient Cities network to make racial equity, social justice, and social cohesion the foundation of building resilience across the city.
About Lawrence Vale: Lawrence Vale is Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning at MIT, where he served as Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning from 2002 until January 2009. He has taught in the MIT School of Architecture and Planning since 1988, and he is currently the director of the Resilient Cities Housing Initiative (RCHI), a unit of the School’s Center for Advanced Urbanism. He was president of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History for 2011-2013. Vale holds degrees from Amherst College (B.A. in American Studies, summa cum laude), M.I.T. (S.M.Arch.S.), and the University of Oxford (D.Phil.), which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He is the author or editor of ten books examining urban design, housing and planning.

About Ceasar McDowell: Professor of the Practice of Community Development, Ed.D. Harvard Ceasar L. McDowell holds an Ed.D. (88) and M.Ed. (84) from Harvard. Ceasar's current work is on the development of community knowledge systems and civic engagement. He is also expanding his critical moments reflection methodology to identify, share, and maintain grassroots knowledge. His research and teaching interests also include the use of mass media and technology in promoting democracy and community-building, the education of urban students, the development and use of empathy in community work, civil rights history, peacemaking, and conflict resolution. He is Director of the Global Civic Engagement Organization, Dropping Knowledge International, MIT's former Center for Reflective Community Practice (renamed Co-Lab), Co-founder of The Civil Rights Forum on Telecommunications Policy, and founding Board member of The Algebra Project.

About Jonah Susskind: Jonah Susskind is a lecturer at DUSP and a researcher at the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism. His research spans an array of issues including coastal resiliency, post-industrial urban decline, and the role of live matter within regional urban frameworks. Susskind holds a masters degree in landscape architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where, in 2016, he was awarded a Penny White Prize to support his research on industrial urban timber management. His thesis project, Forward From Woodward: Planning New Growth Along the American Rust Belt received an ASLA Certificate of Honor and he is a contributing author to the book, Wood Urbanism: From Molecular to Territorial (forthcoming Actar, 2017).

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Karen Palmer - Sensory Storytelling - Filmmaker from the Future
Monday, April 2
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
MIT, Wiesner Building E15-318, 20 Ames Street, 3rd Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/karen-palmer-sensory-storytelling-filmmaker-from-the-future-tickets-44700186461

How is one immersed in the “real”? What can the documentary art form tell us about real world, people and situations representations? Exploring new venues in interactive, immersive, storytelling the experience RIOT asks: how would you fare if you were inadvertently caught up in a riot and couldn’t get away? Would you panic? Would you be able to remain calm and maneuver through a fraught situation? Karen Palmer’s interactive film is a cop in full riot gear who demands to know where you’re going. The same facial recognition technology that powers Riot has been put to use by governments in Berlin and China to track individuals suspected of terrorism, and was enlisted in a recent controversial attempt to label people as gay or straight based on their facial features. Karen Palmer explores the intersections of storytelling, filmmaking and ensuring emerging technology becomes widely available to ordinary people.

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MA Environmental Bond Bill Hearing
Tuesday, April 3
10:00 am
State House, Hearing Room A-1 & A-2, Boston

The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture will hold a public hearing on H.4318, An Act Promoting Climate Change Adaptation, Environmental and Natural Resource Protection, and Investment in Recreational Assets and Opportunity which was proposed by Governor Baker.  The bill would authorize $1.4 billion in funding.  Other bills will also be heard.

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First MIT Food & Agriculture Club Lunch N' Learn 
Tuesday, April 3
11:45am to 12:45pm
MIT, Building E51-385, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Come join us at the MIT Food and Agriculture Club’s first lunch and learn. This lunch creates the space to catch up with fellow club members and discuss current trends in the industry and drivers that are turning food reality on its head. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Beyond phenological mismatch: community and landscape dynamics of angiosperm reproduction in a warming world
Tuesday, April 3
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Harvard, 22 Divinity Avenue, Seminar Room 125, Cambridge

Ian Breckheimer, Research Fellow, OEB, Harvard University
Abstract:  In the era of accelerating climate change, ecologists are rushing to try and understand how species and ecological communities are responding to altered climates. A central thrust of this research over the past decade has been to examine how warmer temperatures and altered precipitation regimes drive changes in species interactions. Many studies in this field suggest that climate change is dismantling communities by altering the seasonal timing of reproduction and trophic interactions, a phenomenon known as phenological mismatch. In this talk I will examine the case for the importance of phenological mismatch in more detail, and marshal evidence from subalpine plant communities in the Washington Cascades to show that a singular focus on phenological mismatch could obscure our understanding of the complex ecological changes that are occurring as spring comes earlier. My ongoing work explores how lower snowpack and warmer spring temperatures change reproductive synchrony within plant populations, co-flowering patterns in plant communities, and the exposure of plants to risky climatic events such as frost across large landscapes. None of these changes fit under the umbrella of phenological mismatch, but may have dramatic impacts on plant communities as the world continues to warm.

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Legal Resistance to Trump: Joshua Matz at The Harvard Law Forum
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wasserstein Campus Center, Room #1023, 15858 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Harvard Law Forum
SPEAKER(S)  Joshua Matz is a constitutional and appellate lawyer involved in many cases against the Trump Administration. He is also the Publisher of Take Care, an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law, and the co-author (with Larry Tribe) of "To End A Presidency: The Power of Impeachment." He is of counsel at Kaplan & Company LLP and Gupta Wessler PLLC.
CONTACT INFO	Pete Davis, PeDavis at jd18.law.harvard.edu, 347-453-3135
DETAILS  Joshua Matz is a constitutional and appellate lawyer involved in many cases against the Trump Administration. He is also the Publisher of Take Care, an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law, and the co-author (with Larry Tribe) of "To End A Presidency: The Power of Impeachment." He is of counsel at Kaplan & Company LLP and Gupta Wessler PLLC.
He is coming to Harvard Law School to share his experience and expertise on the legal backlash against the Trump administration: the source of its intensity, the judicial response to it, and how lawyers can use litigation to restrain the Trump administration in the coming months.
Free and open to the public, with lunch provided.
LINK  https://www.facebook.com/events/937701273063703/

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Talia Buford: Environmental Inequity and Inequality in 2018
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Taubman Building 275, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy
SPEAKER(S)  Talia Buford
DETAILS  Talia Buford covers disparities in environmental impacts for ProPublica. Previously, she was an environment and labor reporter at The Center for Public Integrity, where her work focused mostly on wage theft and the Environmental Protection Agency’s lackluster enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. She also covered energy for POLITICO Pro, and started her career covering municipal and legal affairs at The Providence (R.I.) Journal. She earned a master’s degree in the study of law from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Hampton University.
LINK   https://shorensteincenter.org/event/speaker-series-talia-buford/

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Pardee Research Seminar: Julie Klinger Book Talk
Tuesday, April 3
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 
BU, 154 Bay State Road, Eilts Room, Boston

Prof. Julie Klinger will discuss her new book Rare Earth Frontiers, which examines the global geography of rare earth prospecting and mining.

The Pardee School of Global Studies Research Seminar Series is a forum for faculty and students to discuss and receive feedback on ongoing research. The series is a mix of presentations, book talks, works-in-progress sessions, and research workshops.
Faculty and students based at BU and elsewhere are invited to present and attend the Research Seminar Series. This seminar is open to the public; due to space constraints, however, admittance will be on a first come–first serve basis.

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Neighborhood Matters: Great Projects: The Building of America 'The Big Dig' (film runtime 56 minutes)
Tuesday, April 3
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Northeastern, Snell Library 90, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Featuring Special Guest Fred Salvucci, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation. 

In the post World War II years, urban highways divided neighborhoods; nothing stood in the way of their construction. In Boston, the Central Artery cut through downtown Boston and the city was left with an ugly green monster, an elevated highway in the heart of its historic and business districts. By the 1970s, city planners wanted to tear it down but the existing highway was so vital to the city's transportation that closing it down for any length of time was unfeasible.

The solution to this dilemma became known as the Big Dig. A local engineer named Fred Salvucci, (whose own grandmother had been displaced by the Mass Pike years earlier), championed a complex plan that resulted in a transportation renaissance in Boston and a renewal of much of the city's infrastructure.

Free and open to the public, lunch will be served.

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Is the Arctic Drowning in Financial Nationalism?
Tuesday, April 3
12:00PM TO 1:15PM
Harvard, Room L369, Belfer Center Library, Littauer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Join the Arctic Initiative for a lunch seminar with Tero Vauraste, Chair of the Arctic Economic Council and CEO of the Finnish specialized icebreaker company, Arctic Group. Vauraste will discuss the linkages between free trade, the environment, and security. 

The Arctic; so pristine, but so vulnerable. The World Economic Forum calculates a 1 trillion-dollar untapped investment potential in the Arctic. Increased trade is somewhat inhibited by recently established trade barriers including sanctions, tariffs, and the freezing of free trade agreement processes. The question is, will financial nationalism hinder the adoption of best practices and new technologies, including those that can benefit Arctic communities and protect the region's fragile environment?

Tero Vauraste is a key spokesman for increased collaboration in the Arctic, on issues ranging from trade to the development of an "Uber for icebreakers" system to enhance security in the region. In his talk, he will discuss the linkages between Arctic free trade and the environment and security. He will also discuss Finland's priorities and goals for the chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2017-2019).

Tero Vauraste is the President and CEO of Arctia Group, which owns and operates eight icebreakers. Arctia provides icebreaking and other maritime services in harsh conditions in the Baltic Sea, polar areas, and elsewhere in the world. Mr. Vauraste also serves as Chair of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), an independent organization established in 2014 that facilitates Arctic business-to-business activities and responsible economic development through the sharing of best practices, technological solutions, standards, and other information. The AEC provides advice and a business perspective to the work of the Arctic Council. Vauraste’s has a Master of Science in Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Management from Leicester University and naval officer exam from the Finnish Naval Academy. He has served as vessel master and several other positions in the Finnish Coast Guard. His current military rank is Lieutenant-Commander.

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The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World
Tuesday, April 3
12:00 pm
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East A (Room 2036, second floor), 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP required to attend in person at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2018/luncheon/04/Rothman#RSVP
Event will be live webcast at 12:00 pm at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2018/luncheon/04/Rothman

featuring author, Jennifer E. Rothman, Professor of Law and Joseph Scott Fellow, Loyola Law School 
Who controls how one's identity is used by others? This legal question, centuries old, demands greater scrutiny in the Internet Age. Jennifer Rothman uses the right of publicity - a little-known law, often wielded by celebrities - to answer that question not just for the famous, but for everyone. Rothman challenges the conventional story of the right of publicity's development, and questions its transformation of people into intellectual property. This shift and the right's subsequent expansion undermine individual liberty, restrict free speech, and suppress artistic works.

About Jennifer
Jennifer E. Rothman is Professor of Law and the Joseph Scott Fellow at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  She joined the Loyola faculty from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was an Associate Professor of Law.  Professor Rothman currently teaches Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Torts, Intellectual Property Theory and the Right of Publicity. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an affiliated fellow at the Yale Information Society Project at Yale Law School. 

Professor Rothman is nationally recognized for her scholarship in the intellectual property field, and has become the leading expert on the right of publicity. She researches and writes primarily in the areas of intellectual property and constitutional law. In addition to focusing on conflicts between IP rights and other constitutionally protected rights, such as the freedom of speech, her work also explores the intersections of tort and property law, particularly in the context of the right of publicity and trademark and unfair competition law. Her forthcoming book, The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World, will be published by Harvard University Press. Professor Rothman created Rothman’s Roadmap to the Right of Publicity, www.rightofpublicityroadmap.com, the go-to-website for right-of-publicity questions and news.

Rothman’s essays and articles regularly appear in top law reviews and journals, including Cornell Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Virginia Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Stanford Law & Policy Review. She is regularly invited to speak at a variety of esteemed institutions, including Columbia, Michigan, Stanford, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, U.C. Berkeley, UCLA and Yale.

Rothman received her A.B. from Princeton University where she received the Asher Hinds Book Prize and the Grace May Tilton Prize.  Rothman received an M.F.A. in film production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she directed an award-winning documentary.  Rothman then worked in the film industry for a number of years, including positions at Paramount Pictures and Castle Rock Entertainment.

Rothman received her J.D. from UCLA, where she graduated first in her class and won the Jerry Pacht Memorial Constitutional Law Award for her scholarship in that field.  Rothman served as law clerk to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco and then practiced as an entertainment and intellectual property litigator in Los Angeles at Irell & Manella.

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From “Street Car Suburb" to “Student Ghetto:" Allston and Urban Change
Tuesday, April 3
3:00 pm
BU, 99 Cummington Mall, Room 252, Boston

Dissertation Defense of Sarah Hosman

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Harvard HouseZero Typology Symposium
Tuesday, April 3
4:00pm-6:00pm
Harvard, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) retrofitted its headquarters, a pre-1940s house in Cambridge, MA, into a first-of-its-kind test case to demonstrate unprecedented levels of building efficiency and promote substantial shifts in the design and operation of existing buildings. Dubbed “HouseZero,” the project aims to prove that ultra-efficient retrofits can, indeed, be achieved and replicated by coupling current technologies with better design.

All components of HouseZero are highly-sensored to generate data that will allow the building to adjust and reconfigure itself. This data will fuel future CGBC research involving simulated environments and the development of new systems and algorithms that can help to answer pressing questions involving energy efficiency, health and sustainability.

Scheduled to coincide with the completion of the retrofit, the Harvard HouseZero Typology Symposium will gather GSD faculty members to analyze the project. Presentations will discuss the building’s typology, design, and technologies, the collaborative process, historical context and more—resulting in a diverse range of observations that illustrate the complex issues involved in realizing an ultra-efficient retrofit and determining scalability. The program will conclude with a panel discussion.

PRESENTERS
Ali Malkawi, Professor of Architectural Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Founding Director, Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Preston Scott Cohen, Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Antoine Picon, G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Erika Naginski, Professor of Architectural History, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Stephen Gray, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Gary R. Hilderbrand, Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

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The Future is Now
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, IOP Conference Room, L-166, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Institute of Politics
SPEAKER(S)  Symone Sanders, IOP Spring 2018 Resident Fellow
DETAILS  One could argue the Democratic Party currently answers to no one, so it’s no wonder its various coalitions and factions are often at odds on everything from policy to how to engage electorally. This week, our guest will be one of the leading voices folks say could be the “next leader of the Democratic Party.” What challenges does he or she believe the Party needs to overcome? What opportunities should everyone from activists to operatives be capitalizing on in this moment? What is their idea of the “secret sauce” Dems need to pull it together? And of course, where does the Party go from here?
LINK	http://iop.harvard.edu/calendar/events/future-now

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The Paradox of Germany's AfD Party: A Case of Populism in a Stable Society and Thriving Economy
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018, 4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffman Room, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Edouard Husson, Professor of Modern History and International Affairs, and Vice-President, Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University; Nicolas Prevelakis, Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University; Respondent: David Art, Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University
CONTACT INFO	Nicolas Prevelakis
prevelak at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  During Germany’s recent general elections a populist party called Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) reached 12 percent of the votes, sending 90 of its members to the German Parliament. While populism is often expected to thrive in a country undergoing a crisis, Germany is viewed as the most stable European country both economically and politically. Until this election, the traumatic experience of Nazism had made German society resistant to voting for Far-Right parties. The speaker will discuss three phenomena that may explain the rising influence of populist conservatism in Germany: 1. the underestimated social cost of adapting to a global economy 2. the Christian Democrats' low appeal among conservative voters after Angela Merkel's ten-year rule 3. the waning influence of the Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) - two pillars of Germany's postwar political system.
LINK	https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2018/04/afd-alternative-fuer-deutschland-a-case-of-populism-in-a-stable-society-and-thriving-economy

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Starr Forum: Women's Empowerment: Are Global Development Organizations Helping or Hurting?
Tuesday, April 3
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building 2-190, 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Speakers
Nimmi Gowrinathan, PhD, Visiting Professor, City College New York, Colin Powell School for Global and Civic Leadership, Director, Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative
Kate Cronin-Furman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program, Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served
Can't attend in person? Watch it in real-time on Facebook live (https://www.facebook.com/pages/MIT-Center-for-International-Studies/174031032346) or later at your convenience on our YouTube channel event archive at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3E2h2KZsZD3S8ThEn_UxA

For more information or accessibility accommodations please contact starrforum at mit.edu.

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Revisiting and Repurposing the Double Helix
Tuesday, April 3
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building 6-120, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Professor Taekjip Ha, Johns Hopkins University

Physical Chemistry Seminar Series: A. D. Little Lecture  

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Land Use Planning Innovations in the Midst of a “Migration Crisis”: Transitioning to Long Term Refugee Housing in Hamburg, Germany
Tuesday, April 3
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building E40-464, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Jessica Sadye Wolff is a Master in City Planning candidate at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning focusing on land use planning and spatial analysis in contexts of urban displacement. She received the 2017 USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Graduate Student Fellowship in Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements. She previously worked as a Community Economic Development Peace Corps Volunteer focused on small business development and youth entrepreneurship in Senegal. Jessica earned her B.A. from Tufts University in International Relations and Economics.
 
Jessica’s research provides a critical lens into Germany’s highly lauded new land use planning policies for rapid construction of refugee housing. Examining Germany’s unprecedented commitment and political innovations to provide housing for more than 1.4 million asylum seekers over the past four years, she argues that the spatial aspect of a refugee's integration experience has been under-acknowledged and must be foregrounded in the housing site selection process.
 
In comparison to other refugee housing programs around the globe, Germany’s use of urban planning regulations and neighborhood planning processes to provide refugee housing is exceptional. Using a case study of state-provided refugee housing in Hamburg, this research analyzes the local government’s implementation of an unprecedented federal building regulation, enabling the temporary construction of refugee housing in non-residential areas.
 
This research provides an alternative to leading refugee housing models relying on incremental construction and rental programs, and highlights the importance of linking the historically segmented phases of emergency housing with long-term development and land use planning in cities experiencing rapid urbanization as a result of migration. Practices from this case study, as well as opportunities to refine the approach, provide insight into the development of refugee housing policy in land-constrained urban areas in the future.
 
Free and open to the public | Refreshments will be served

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Vannevar Bush Lecture Series on Science and Technology Innovation: Katie Rae
Tuesday, April 3
5:00pm to 6:00pm
MIT,  Building E51-335, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

This lecture series, which includes imminent researchers and innovators from a wide variety of fields across MIT, will showcase the numerous forms that innovation takes and the pathways it can take from ideation to implementation. 

About the Speaker
Katie is the CEO and Managing Partner of The Engine. Previously, Katie was a founder and Managing Director at Project 11 Ventures and Managing Director of Techstars Boston. Katie spent her early career building significant Internet businesses as the Head of Product for Microsoft Startup Labs and SVP of Product at Eons. She learned the ropes of product and business development at AltaVista, RagingBull, Zip2, and Mirror Worlds. Katie currently serves as Chairman of Startup Institute where she is also a founder. She holds an MBA from Yale University and a BA in Biology from Oberlin College.

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Facing Death: Images, Insights and Interventions Lecture and Workshop
Tuesday, April 3
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
LesleyUniversity, University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 3-043, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facing-death-images-insights-and-interventions-lecture-and-workshop-tickets-43621324556

Sandra Bertman will introduce her pioneering work in thanatology and grief counseling using the arts and humanities in international clinical, academic and public settings. In her talk on Facing Death she will draw on materials from the visual arts, excerpts from poetry, fiction, drama, and popular culture to sensitize the audience to important, universal issues confronting the dying, and those responsible for their care.

Following Bertman’s talk, Elaine Fallon will lead a writing workshop Telling The Story to reflect on Facing Death. Using essay and/or narrative writing, participants will "author" their own stories in this different context. When faced with life altering changes we often find that looking for pathways to express our feelings and articulate our emotions are helpful. Drawing upon Fallon’s experience as a professor in physical therapy and communication, this workshop will focus on the role that writing holds in helping us to recover our perspective and bring a balance back to a "new normal."

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Life’s Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable
Tuesday, April 3
6:00pm
Harvard, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Paul Falkowski, Distinguished Professor, Bennett L. Smith Chair in Business and Natural Resources, Departments of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
For almost four billion years, microbes had the primordial oceans all to themselves. Over time, they transformed the chemistry of our planet, making it habitable for plants, animals, and humans. Paul Falkowski will discuss how microbes made life on Earth possible—and how human life would cease without them today. By examining the inner workings of these miniature “engines” and the processes by which they are built and assembled—like building blocks— within every creature that walks, swims, or flies, he will reveal how microbes are the great stewards of life on Earth.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series

This event will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/harvardmuseumsofscienceandculture

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The Wind Tunnel Model
Tuesday, April 3
6pm 
MIT, Building E15-001, act cube, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

Florian Dombois and Haseeb Ahmed (SMACT’10) present their individual and collaborative artistic practices and research on wind tunnels.

Together with the Research Focus in Transdisciplinarity Zurich, led by Dombois, they edited the “Wind Tunnel Bulletin.”

Dombois will present last year’s project Galleria del Vento in Venice, while Ahmed presents excerpts from The Wind Egg, a film shot during an intervention at the von Karman Institute outside of Brussels, screened continually in the Keller Gallery from March 5 – 29.

The artists’ wind research and projects subvert the language and methods of scientific experiment and reportage, using modern wind tunnel technology to engender new narratives and new, fluid speculations about the relationships among science, art and, engineering.

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The Opioid Crisis in New England
Tuesday, April 3
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Partners In Health, 800 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-opioid-crisis-in-new-england-tickets-43728848162
Cost:  $0 – $10

The YANA-New England Public Health Forum will explore the Opioid Crisis in New England with a panel discussion with experts addresseing the crisis from different viewpoints:
Brendan Little, Policy Director, City of Boston Mayor's Office of Recovery Services
Moira O'Neill, Child Advocate for the State of New Hampshire
Dr. Steve Bird, Head of Emergency Medicine at UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester, MA
Juan M. Spinnato, M.D. Candidate, activist/patient advocate
For those interested in staying for the end of the program, special Narcan training will be conducted for an intimate group of 10 people. Tickets for this portion are FREE.

Partners In Health is conveniently located on the 3rd floor of the Prudential Tower in the Prudential Center. *Please bring identification, as you will need to show your ID at the front desk in order to access the elevators.* 
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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Plunge into Politics
Tuesday, April 3
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
City Year Inc, 287 Columbus Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plunge-into-politics-tickets-43939873344
Cost:  $5

AmeriCorps Alums are well-equipped with proven civic leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills. So how can we leverage those skills post-service to make change in government? 

Join us for a panel discussion, in partnership with New Politics, with today's change makers to learn what impact service has had in their current positions in government, and what you can do to help lead the change! We will begin with some networking and light food at 6:00pm, with the programming beginning at 6:30pm. Panelists will discuss how their own service experiences have influenced their careers, and how those with service experience can leverage their leadership on the issues they care about. 
Given the special importance that federal policy has on AmeriCorps policy, there will be a focused discussion towards the end of the event on the current state of funding for service opportunitites and the best way alum can influence this process. We will be giving all service alumni attending an opportunity to write a short letter to a federal representative about their personal service experience and the importance of continued federal funding for service opportunities. 

Confirmed Panelists:
Eli Pimentel- Chief of Staff to Boston City Counselor Andrea Campbell and MPF/VISTA Alum
Kate Lena- STR Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator with the STR Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator and MPF/Peace Corps Alum
Paul Bologna- Digital Director with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, previously worked with MPF 
(more panelists to be added)

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Our State of Sustainability with ELM
Tuesday, April 3
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Cambridge Innovation Center - Venture Cafe, 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-state-of-sustainability-with-elm-tickets-44083296326
Cost:  $8 – $12

The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) is a nonprofit educational and advocacy organization committed to combating climate change and protecting land, water, and public health. By creating diverse alliances and building the power of the environmental community, ELM leverages collective influence to ensure Massachusetts is a leader in environmental and economic sustainability. With resources focused at the state level, ELM advocates for strong environmental laws and regulations on a broad range of issues, including - encouraging adequate funding for state environmental programs, combating climate change, supporting compact, walkable communities, building a 21st century transportation system, creating sustainable management of our water resources, ensuring stewardship of our urban and state parks, reducing the use of toxic chemicals, and increasing recycling and reducing solid waste.

Members of the ELM team join BASG in April to unpack some of the organization's priority areas and share their perspective on critical opportunities facing our region. 
Renewable Wind: After 16 years, Cape Wind couldn't get the blades spinning, but is offshore wind still coming to the Commonwealth? Can Massachusetts build the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm? Will our residents finally benefit from the great promise of this renewable energy and the jobs that go along with it?
Green Budget: Massachusetts' economy depends largely on its natural resources - tourism, agriculture, fisheries - but only 0.5% of the state operating budget supports environmental agencies. How do we reverse a 10-year trend in declining funding and where would it be best to invest?
Smart Development: Boston's hottest real estate opportunity, Widett Circle, is for sale, but can a return to wetlands win out over the city's rising tide of development?
Transportation Emissions: "D" is for our state's disappointing progress on reducing transportation sector emissions. This is also the grade the Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Report Card gives the transportation sector, which is the largest single source of greenhouse gases (37%) of the Commonwealth’s total emissions. What will it take to move from laggard to leader in greener transit solutions?

OUR GUEST SPEAKERS
Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, President, Environmental League of Massachusetts
A proven corporate sustainability leader, she makes the economic case for Massachusetts to lead the nation in environmental quality, innovative policy, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Prior to joining ELM, Elizabeth managed climate, energy & environmental programs at the global retailer Adidas.  
She designed the greenENERGY Fund, investing in energy efficiency, renewables and distributed energy. She also advanced the sustainability of new construction, co-led the team that set Adidas’ industry-leading targets for sustainability, and raised Adidas’ voice on national and global climate policy. Elizabeth was an EDF Climate Corps Fellow in 2010. She also consulted to the US Department of Energy, worked as Sustainability Lead for a Massachusetts-based residential construction firm, and led international travel programs to over 30 countries.

Elizabeth has an MBA and Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) from Yale University and a BA in Environmental Policy and Economics from Colby College. Raised in West Virginia, she now lives in Jamaica Plain with her husband and two children.

Eric Wilkinson, General Counsel and Director of Energy Policy, Environmental League of Massachusetts
Eric joined ELM in 2016. Prior to joining ELM, Eric served as Senior External Affairs Representative at ISO New England, the entity responsible for managing the wholesale energy grid. Eric’s responsibilities included environmental, climate change and renewable energy issues. Eric served as the lead for External Affairs on both the ISO’s energy-efficiency and distributed generation forecasts. Eric also served as Policy Advisor to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, overseeing implementation of the Board’s smart growth main extension rules and providing guidance on smart growth issues. He was Policy Director at New Jersey Future and a senior contributor to their smart growth and sustainable development policy analysis and initiatives. Eric has also worked as director of the EPA’s Voluntary Standards Network, and as a member of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. Eric holds a Juris Doctorate and a Masters in the Study of Environmental Law, cum laude from the Vermont Law School.

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Return of the Sea Otter America's Cutest Animal
Tuesday, April 3
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM:
New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre, One Museum Wharf, Boston
RSVP at http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar?id=107546&view=Detail

Todd MacLeish
Sea otters were nearly driven to extinction during the fur trade in the late 1700s and 1800s, but they have recolonized most of their former range and have become one of the most popular–and cutest–animals in America. While their population is growing in many areas, they are still threatened by sharks, killer whales, oil spills, fishermen, and native hunters. Join author Todd McLeish as he shares adorable photos and describes his adventures studying sea otters from California to Alaska. This will be Todd’s first presentation of his new book, Return of the Sea Otter, and he will sign copies of the book in the IMAX lobby following his lecture.

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Climate Change and Cookbooks
Tuesday, April 3
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard, CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-change-and-cookbooks-tickets-43987843825

What do the UNDP and a cookbook have in common? Jennifer Baumwoll is here to tell you, as she describes UNDP's most recent project -- a cookbook -- and how climate change is impacting the food supplies of vulnerable people, and how these people are changing the types of food they grow and eat.

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Phoenix Zone 
Tuesday, April 3
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hope-ferdowsian-md-phoenix-zone-tickets-43914285811

Dr. Hope Ferdowsian
Few things get our compassion flowing like the sight of suffering. But our response is often shaped by our ability to empathize with others. Some people respond to the suffering of only humans or to one person’s plight more than another’s. Others react more strongly to the suffering of an animal. These divergent realities can be troubling—but they are also a reminder that trauma and suffering are endured by all beings, and we can learn lessons about their aftermath, even across species.
About the Author

Dr. Hope Ferdowsian resolved to become a doctor at the age of nine when she first learned about human rights violations like torture. She is a double-board certified fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Preventive Medicine who works with organizations worldwide providing healthcare and advocacy for vulnerable individuals in urban and rural settings.

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Wednesday, April 4 – Thursday, April 5
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Harvard Women’s Law Association Conference “Why We March: Women's Stories of Past, Present, and Future”
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 4, 12 p.m. – Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018, 4 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Conferences, Law, Lecture, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Women's Law Association
The conference is sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
SPEAKER(S)  Monica Ramirez, Roberta Kaplan, Emily Martin, Amanda Nguyen, Joanne Smith, Suzie Lechtenberg, India Pinkney, Dawn Porter, Helen Wan
COST  Free, but registration required
TICKET WEB LINK  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5iaF0ep9iyQ8Bq2ArDNqQCBsHRfE6Pda-gldFrN6dxsx35Q/viewform
CONTACT INFO	hlswlaconference at gmail.com
DETAILS  The Harvard Women’s Law Association presents its 12th Annual Spring Conference, “Why We March: Women's Stories of Past, Present, and Future." The conference will tackle questions surrounding “why we march,” such as how to build coalitions, remain resilient in the face of a changing political climate, and foster change through multiple avenues. The conference will kick off with a keynote conversation with Monica Ramirez, Co-founder and President of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (the National Farmworkers Women's Alliance). Panels will cover topics such as the #MeToo Movement and the role for lawyers in shaping powerful narratives. In addition, the conference will feature coffee chats, receptions, and free swag!
Questions? Contact the WLA at hlswlaconference at gmail.com.
LINK	https://orgs.law.harvard.edu/wla/events/conferences/

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Wednesday, April 4
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MIT's Aging Brain Initiative and Picower Institute for Learning and Memory's
Brain Rhythms in Heath & Disease Symposium
Wednesday, April 4
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MIT Building 46-3002, Singleton Auditorium, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brain-rhythms-in-health-disease-symposium-tickets-42241878596

This symposium is designed to bring together experts in cellular, circuit, systems, and behavioral neuroscience to share and discuss the advances and challenges in the scientific study of oscillations and synchronized activity.
The symposium will allow speakers to present their emerging understanding of the mechanistic role of neuronal oscillations in brain dynamics, cognition, behavior, and in disease.
As part of the knowledge transfer mission of MIT, this symposium will provide opportunities for disseminating knowledge, shaping new areas of scientific interest, and providing fora for discussing the latest research.
Invited speakers and audience will be interdisciplinary in nature and will have the chance to propose, integrate, and communicate research to academic colleagues in order to facilitate close collaborations and shape concrete research directions for all participants.

Speakers:
Marie Carlen, Karolinska Institute
Laura Colgin, UT Austin
Pascal Fries, Ernst Strüngmann Institute
Peter Jonas, IST Austria
Nancy Kopell, Boston University
Earl Miller, Picower Institute, MIT
Christopher Moore, Brown University
Jorge Palop, UCSF
Annabelle Singer, Georgia Tech
Wolf Singer, Ernst Strüngmann Institute
Vikaas Sohal, UCSF

Tentative Program:
8:30 – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 AM: Li-Huei Tsai, Opening Remarks
9:10 – 9:40 AM: Peter Jonas, IST Austria, "PV+ interneurons: Speed, energy efficiency and functional connectivity"
9:40 – 10:10 AM: Vikaas Sohal, UCSF
10:10 - 10:40 AM: Annabelle Singer, Georgia Tech, "Decoding Memory in Health and Alzheimer’s disease"
10:40 – 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 – 11:30 AM: Earl Miller, Picower Institute, MIT
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Marie Carlen, Karolinska Institute
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 PM: Pascal Fries, Ernst Strüngmann Institute
1:30 – 2:00 PM: Laura Colgin, UT Austin, "Gamma Oscillations in the Hippocampal Network
2:00 – 2:30 PM: Jorge Palop, UCSF
2:30 – 3:00 PM: Break
3:00 – 3:30 PM: Nancy Kopell, Boston University, "Coordination of Brain Rhythms and Functional Implications"
3:30 – 4:00 PM: Christopher Moore, Brown University
4:00 – 4:45 PM: Wolf Singer, Keynote Speaker, ESI, "Temporal dynamics and information processing in the cerebral cortex"
4:45 – 5:00 PM: Matt Wilson, Closing Remarks
5:00 – 6:00 PM: Reception

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Can Finance Save the World? Regaining Power Over Money to Serve the Common Good
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Allison Dining Room (5th Floor Taubman), 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at HKS
SPEAKER(S)	Bertrand Badre, Founder and CEO, Blue Like an Orange Sustainable Capital
CONTACT INFO	Lunch will be served, please RSVP to mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu

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Solar Geoengineering Research Reading Group:  Engineering Aspects of a Slow Ramp-Up Deployment Scenario
Wednesday, April 4
12:00PM TO 1:00PM
Harvard, HUCE Seminar Room 429, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

A weekly reading group, interspersed with more formal seminars, to deepen members' understanding of solar geoengineering research.

Lunch provided. RSVP to contact listed.

Contact Name:  Lizzie Burns
eburns at g.harvard.edu
https://geoengineering.environment.harvard.edu/

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The Mobile Museum: Harvard, Kew Gardens and Economic Botany in Motion
Wednesday, April 4
12:00PM TO 1:00PM
Harvard, Herbaria Seminar Room (125), 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Caroline Cornish, Research Fellow, Mobile Museum Research Project, Dept. of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London
Abstract: In 1847 botanist William Hooker opened the world’s first Museum of Economic Botany at Kew Gardens, England.  Its purpose, according to its founder, was to show “all kinds of useful and curious Vegetable Products.”  The museum was a popular success and through Hooker’s extensive use of social and institutional networks, the collections grew such that three further museum buildings were opened in 1857, 1863 and 1910. One of Hooker’s long-standing correspondents was fellow botanist Asa Gray, who had arrived at Harvard in 1842.  In 1858 he wrote his mentor, William Hooker, announcing that, “in humble imitation of Kew, I am going to establish a Museum of Vegetable Products in our University.” There ensued an intense series of exchanges of museum objects between the two institutions. Through the lens of the two museums, this talk will explore the nature of Kew-Harvard relations in the 19th century and ask the question: what is achieved when museum objects change hands?

Herbaria Seminar
https://huh.harvard.edu/event/huh-special-seminar-caroline-cornish

Contact Name:  huh-requests at oeb.harvard.edu

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A Conversation on Data and Privacy with former Facebook GC Chris Kelly
Tuesday, April 4
12:00 pm
Harvard, Pound Hall, Rm 201, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

This event is co-sponsored by Harvard Law School's Center on the Legal Profession.

Chris Kelly worked extensively in developing Facebook’s early approaches to public policy challenges including privacy.  This event will provide a free form discussion about Kelly’s career path, the goals of Facebook’s privacy policies, their interplay with Facebook’s business model, and strategies for implementation. We will also discuss more generally the current political environment in which user-data-driven technology companies find themselves, potential re-implementation, and the possible role of domestic and international privacy regulation. Finally, we’ll find out what Kelly has been involved with since leaving Facebook professionally, politically, and personally.  Kelly will be in discussion with Prof. Ron Dolin, who is currently teaching “Law 2.0: Technology’s Impact on the Practice of Law” at HLS.

About Chris Kelly:
Chris Kelly, HLS ’97, is an entrepreneur, attorney, and activist. From September 2005 to August 2009, he served as the first General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer and Head of Global Public Policy at Facebook. As an early leader at Facebook, he helped it grow from its college roots to the ubiquitous communications medium it is today. In 2010, Kelly was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for California Attorney General. Since his departure from Facebook and campaign for Attorney General, he has become a prominent investor in award-winning independent films, restaurants, and technology start-ups including MoviePass, Fandor, Organizer, and rentLEVER. Kelly became a co-owner of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings in May 2013.

More information at https://cyber.harvard.edu/node/100160

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Health in the Headlines: Reporting on Health Policy in the Trump Era
Wednesday, April 4
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Harvard, Milstein East, Wasserstein Building, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation for a panel discussion with leading health care journalists about the rapidly shifting health policy landscape in Washington DC. The panel will discuss the high drama of a tumultuous year in health policy that has seen repeated congressional attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the resignation of a cabinet secretary amidst scandal, and a steady effort to undermine Obama era priorities. Further, the panel, joined by moderator Emma Sandoe, will explore the role of journalism in modern policy making, and how social media impacts the dialogue.

Julie Rovner
Julie Rovner is Chief Washington Correspondent at Kaiser Health News. She joined KHN after 16 years as health policy correspondent for NPR, where she helped lead coverage of the Affordable Care Act. A noted expert on health policy issues, she authored of the critically praised reference book Health Care Politics and Policy A-Z.
Margot Sanger-Katz
Margot Sanger-Katz is a domestic correspondent at The New York Times, where she covers health care for The Upshot. She was previously a reporter at National Journal and the Concord Monitor, and an editor at Legal Affairs Magazine and the Yale Alumni Magazine.
Rachana Pradham
Rachana Pradhan is a health care reporter for POLITICO, where she covers the Affordable Care Act’s intersection with federal and state health care politics. She joined POLITICO in 2014 after covering implementation of the Affordable Care Act at Inside Health Policy, a Washington-based health care trade publication. Pradhan got her start in journalism covering city government for The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Emma Sandoe
Emma Sandoe is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Harvard Program in Health Policy studying Political Analysis. Previously, she worked for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Department of Health and Human Services Budget Office, and at the Center for American Progress.

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Gutman Library Distinguished Author Series: Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Gutman Conference Center - Area 3, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Gutman Library
SPEAKER(S)  Shari Tishman
DETAILS  Slow looking is a way of building knowledge. It involves purposefully looking beyond a first glance, and it happens anywhere people take a generous amount of time to observe the world closely—in classrooms and museums, in laboratories and on neighborhood walks. Drawing examples from art, science, and everyday life, this talk explores the history of slow looking as well as its contemporary practices. It makes an argument for the special relevance of slow looking in today’s educational climate, and shows how slow looking is a learnable practice with a distinctive set of skills and dispositions that differ from those involved in other modes of learning. Along the way, the talk shares some surprising research about the appeal of slow looking for today’s youth, and invites audience members to try out some slow looking themselves.
LINK  http://www.pz.harvard.edu/resources/slow-looking-the-art-and-practice-of-learning-through-observation

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Witches, Vaccines, Pizzas, and the Politics of Storytelling: Toward a Generative Model of Social Stories
Wednesday, April 4
1:30 pm
Northeastern, 177 Huntington Avenue, 11th floor, Boston

Timothy R. Tangherlini, Professor, UCLA
In the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, two scandals were front and center in the American news, social media, and across the internet. “Bridgegate” was based on verifiable events related to the closure of several lanes leading to the George Washington bridge in Ft. Lee, New Jersey. “Pizzagate” was based entirely on an ideologically-driven fiction that was presented through a series of stories told as true, in which high ranking members of the Democratic establishment were alleged to be involved in a child-traficking ring operating out of the basement of a Washington DC pizza parlor. This type of informal, yet ideological, storytelling constitutes a large part of everyday interaction, both in the online and offline worlds. In this work, we propose a three-level generative model of everyday storytelling. This model makes use of the “deep structure” models of earlier studies, yet accommodates the incomplete and noisy storytelling that characterizes most online and face-to-face interactions, by inserting an intermediary meso-level. This intermediary level allows us to uncover the emergence of stable narrative frameworks that reveal the dynamic relationships between actants, and trace the shifts in that framework caused by the observable aspects of storytelling. Using relatively straightforward computational methods, we are able to derive for any domain the narrative framework and match observed stories to that framework. We base this work on three main case studies: legends of witchcraft from 19th century Denmark, stories of vaccine hesitancy among American parents over the past decade, and the Pizzagate conspiracy.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Timothy R. Tangherlini is a Professor at UCLA. He holds a joint appointment in the Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures and the Scandinavian Section. A folklorist by training, he is the author of Danish Folktales, Legends and Other Stories, and has also published widely in academic journals, including The Journal of American Folklore, Western Folklore, Journal of Folklore Research, Folklore, Scandinavian Studies, Danske Studier, PlosOne, Computer and Communications of the Association for Computing Machines. He has produced three documentary films and acted as consultant on documentaries and films for Disney Animation, National Geographic Television, National Geographic Specials and PBS. He recently co-directed a semester long program on Culture Analytics at NSF’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics. His current work focuses on computational approaches to problems in the study of literature and culture. He is the president of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, and a Fellow of the American Folklore Society. His research has been funded by the NEH, the NSF, the NIH, the Mellon Foundation, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Korea Foundation, the American Scandinavian Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and Google.

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Regulating Digital Intermediaries
Wednesday, April 4
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
BU, Hariri Seminar Room at the Hariri Institute for Computing, 111 Cummington Mall, Boston
Please RSVP to Tyler Gabrielski at tgabs at bu.edu

Online platforms such as Amazon and Facebook have presented a host of potential societal challenges, touching on independent elections, free speech, monopoly power, and consumer protection. These issues raise questions about how government agencies can best use their existing authority, and how the current regulatory architecture should be updated. This Cyber Alliance discussion will consider existing regulatory efforts with a goal of exploring structural reforms to improve digital intermediary oversight.

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Meeting of Waters
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018, 4 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Clarissa Tossin, 2017–2018 Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; Visual Artist
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  As a Radcliffe fellow, Clarissa Tossin is working toward the installation “Meeting of Waters,” which investigates the manufacturing of mass-produced goods in the Free Trade Zone of Manaus in the Amazon forest and the traditional ways of making practiced by the indigenous communities in the region. With this project, Tossin is furthering her interest in material culture production ecosystems and how they engage the body of the maker, the surrounding environment, and the use and value attributed to the production.
LINK  https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2018-clarissa-tossin-fellow-presentation

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Climate Week at HBS: Fireside Chat with David Crane on "The Role of Business in Climate Policy"
Wednesday, April 4
4:00PM TO 5:30PM
Harvard, Chao 340, HBS, 25 Harvard Way, Allston

As CEO of NRG Energy (2003-2015), Crane attempted to turn the company into a major renewable energy provider. Now a Senior Operating Executive at Pegasus Capital Advisors, Crane will speak about business leaders’ role in affecting climate policy.

Bio: David Crane is a Senior Operating Executive at Pegasus.  Prior to joining Pegasus as an Operating Advisor, David served as President and CEO of NRG Energy from 2003 until 2015.  NRG was a Fortune 250 company and a member of the S&P 500.  David is a global thought leader in the push towards a clean energy economy and sustainable development. During David’s tenure, NRG and David personally won numerous industry, community, and environmental awards. Prior to NRG, David served as Executive Director of London based International Power from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, David was a Senior Vice President of Global Power at Lehman Brothers from 1996 through 2000, where David was responsible for Lehman Brothers’ Global Power business in emerging markets (Latin America and Asia) with a focus on project financing and the privatization of state-owned utilities (Thailand, Brazil).

Contact Name:  Marina Jokic
mjokic at hbs.edu

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What News Do We Trust?
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Institute of Politics Conference Room, L-166, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Institute of Politics
SPEAKER(S)  Scott Jennings, IOP Spring 2018 Resident Fellow
Rebecca Kavanagh, Political Scientist, RAND Corporation and Associate Director of the Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program in RAND's Arroyo Center
DETAILS  Some have called 2016 “the Facebook election,” and now the company is under the microscope for its role in spreading “fake news” and its responsibilities as a distributor of political information. At the same time, distrust in the traditional news media has hit an all-time high. Join Scott Jennings to explore the rapidly changing information distribution environment, including a new Rand Corporation study called Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life.
LINK	http://iop.harvard.edu/calendar/events/what-news-do-we-trust

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Alone Together: Strength and Solidarity Between The Roma and African-American Communities
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Starr Auditorium, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights; The Department of African and African American Studies; HKS Office of Diversity and Inclusion
SPEAKER(S)  Dr. Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy, Harvard University Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard Divinity School;  Margareta Matache, Instructor, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, HKS, MC-MPA’19;  Jacqueline Bhabha, Director of Research, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights;
COST  This event is free and open to the public.
CONTACT INFO	mmatache at hsph.harvard.edu
DETAILS  The struggles of African Americans and Roma find parallels on many fronts, both past and present. From the suffering of enslaved people to present day police abuse, these communities are victims of similar unjust dogmas, policies, laws, and actions. Yet, social movements continue to isolate their struggles, failing to experience the power of collaboration. The panel discussion will address opportunities for solidarity between Roma and African American organizations and groups.
Reception to follow.
LINK  https://fxb.harvard.edu/event/alone-together-a-panel-discussion-on-international-roma-day/

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CleanTech Happy Hour
Wednesday, April 4
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
InTeahouse, 727 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/The-Startup-Club-Boston/events/249161675/

If you are a CleanTech entrepreneur, founder or investor then come introduce yourself at Inteahouse's CleanTech Happy Hour!

Located in Central Sqaure, directly between Harvard and MIT, InTeahouse is a hub for innovators and investors from all over the world.

CEOs and senior experts in the field of cleantech will be in attendance, so come meet them, learn more about InTeahouse, and enjoy some complimentary drinks and snacks.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Pre-Release Preview & Discussion: Decoding the Weather Machine
Wednesday, April 4
5:30 pm
Harvard, Science Center Lecture Hall C, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdicCNX66DGOYN7AEj6RAZ4uuvnrNQ-fho8fuYFw3OZSdNOmw/viewform

The Harvard University Center for the Environment and the WGBH Science Series NOVA invite you to a special sneak preview event featuring clips from upcoming NOVA film, DECODING THE WEATHER MACHINE.

Followed by a discussion with:
Paula S. Apsell, NOVA Senior Executive Producer
Daniel Schrag, Harvard University
Ralph Keeling, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Jim McCarthy, Harvard University
Doug Hamilton, Writer, Producer, and Director of Decoding the Weather Machine
Caitlin Saks, Co-Producer of Decoding the Weather Machine and Science Editor for NOVA
Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather, and many scientists agree. It’s the result of the weather machine itself—our climate—changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. In this 2-hour documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion around climate change. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and that human activity is causing it? How and when will it affect us through the weather we experience? And what will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes? Join scientists around the world on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather and climate machine we call Earth, and discover how we can be resilient—even thrive—in the face of enormous change.

NOVA DECODING THE WEATHER MACHINE premieres Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 8pm ET/8C on PBS. NOVA is a production of WGBH Boston.

National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by The David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.  Major funding for DECODING THE WEATHER MACHINE is provided by the Ives Family Fund and The Kendeda Fund.

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Architects of Disinformation: Behind the Scenes of Troll Accounts and Fake News in the Philippines
Wednesday, April 4
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Harvard, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

The Pan-Harvard Filipino Network invites you to a forum-discussion entitled Architects of Disinformation: Behind the Scenes of Troll Accounts and Fake News in the Philippines. Co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center, the Nieman Foundation, and the HKS Southeast Asia Caucus.

Professor Jonathan Ong of UMass Amherst will present his report on the industry behind troll accounts and fake news in the Philippines, the world’s social media capital. This will be followed by a panel discussion with Nieman 2018 Fellow and Rappler co-founder Glenda M. Gloria. The panel will be moderated by former Associated Press reporter and 2007 Nieman Fellow Tini Tran.

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Why Cancer Is Everywhere
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Health Sciences, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
SPEAKER(S)  Athena Aktipis, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Lincoln Professor, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; Director, Cooperation and Conflict Lab, Arizona State University
COST  Free and open to the public.
CONTACT INFO	(617) 495-3045
hmnh at hmsc.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Humans are not alone in their struggle with cancer. All multicellular organisms grapple with this disease because cancer is intricately linked to the evolution of multicellularity and to the systems of cellular cooperation that enable complex organisms to thrive. Evolution underlies the processes that lead cancer cells to overproliferate and overconsume resources as well as their ability to resist aggressive medical treatments. In this free, public lecture presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Athena Aktipis will discuss how an evolutionary approach to understanding and treating cancer can transform it from being a disease that threatens our lives to one we can live with, as our multicellular ancestors have for millions of years.
LINK  https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/why-cancer-everywhere

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Is Higher Ed Worth It?
Wednesday, April 4 
6:00 PM - 8:00PM
WeWork Fort Point, 51 Melcher Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spark-boston-development-series-is-higher-ed-worth-it-tickets-43936233457

Among Boston's thriving millennial scene, many young adults have aspirations to develop their skill sets to be better positioned for long-term success in their organization and community. Join SPARK Boston for a discussion to help answer a burning question: Is higher education worth the time and expense? Our panel of experienced professionals will discuss the benefits and pathways of obtaining an advanced degree, how it helped (or didn't help) their career, the importance of development and how to escalate your career with or without an added diploma.

If you've thought about applying to grad school, have questions about the pros/cons, or not sure how to use your degree to its fullest potential, this event is for you.

Special thanks to WeWork and Level Edu for generously providing the venue and drinks for this event! 

The Rundown:
Meet 75 millennials from various industries asking themselves the same question of higher education. The evening will feature a panel discussion followed by small group topic networking sessions to ask more specific questions with our guests.

Meet Our Panelists: 
Alex de Aranzeta, M.A., J.D.
Alex is the CEO and Founder of Accessity LLC, a consulting firm that advises and trains organizations and startups on diversity, inclusion, equity and accessibility strategies. Previously, Alex worked at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, where she investigated, mediated and resolved hundreds of cases of harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct; led statewide learning and development; and built a model language access program. She’s also worked in higher ed, scaling diversity programming and leading Title IX investigations. Today, Alex leads Accessity and manages diversity compliance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving 50,000 government employees. 

Andrew Breiter-Wu
Andrew Breiter-Wu is a sustainability propeller, climate leader, and a self-disciplined entrepreneur. He has combined all of his passions and skills, to develop Breiter Planet Properties. The company is a platform that enables him to grow a team focused on addressing the country's energy issues. Andrew volunteers his time to help students and emerging professionals find their career path in the sustainability industry.

Katie Chaput
Katie earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics at Northeastern University in 2005 and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Babson College in 2017. She has 10 years of sales experience across a variety of industries and her expertise lies in building and executing sales strategies in fast-paced growing businesses. Katie is now working in business development at Wayfair and loves the art of deal making. She specifically enjoys working with clients to find the best creative solutions to their business challenges.

Lauren Landry
Lauren Landry is an associate director of content marketing at Northeastern University and affiliated faculty member at Emerson College. Prior to joining Northeastern, she served as a contributing writer at Boston magazine and as an associate editor at BostInno, where she wrote nearly 3,500 articles covering all things education and early-stage tech. Her work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Inside Higher Ed, and more.

Martin Zogran
Martin is a principal and urban designer in Sasaki's Urban Studio. With over 20 years of experience designing urban centers across the globe, Martin's experience with mixed-use districts and large-scale framework plans spans many scales, from small urban infill sites to large scale regional plans. At Sasaki, Martin participates in the leadership of big-picture thinking for the urban design practice in order to foster and maintain Sasaki's unique inter-disciplinary approach to urban design. Martin holds a master of architecture in urban design with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he taught urban design for 10 years. He received a bachelor of arts in architecture and art history at Rice University.

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Black Lives Matter: Race-Based Policing as a Threat to the Rule of Law
Wednesday, April 4
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Northeastern, West Village F, 20, 40A Leon Street, Boston

Speakers:  Chiraag Bains, former Federal Prosecutor and Senior Official, Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division; Author, Ferguson Report
Patricia Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
The Spring 2018 Open Classroom will explore the definition of the Rule of Law, what it requires, what happens in its absence, and how it has declined and emerged globally. We will also explore some of the tensions between the Rule of Law and Democratic Governance, focusing on the Rule of Law in time of polarization and technological upheaval (as in the United States but also abroad).

The Spring 2018 Myra Kraft Open Classroom is co-sponsored by the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Northeastern’s School of Law.

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2018 MIT Water Innovation Prize Final Pitch Night
Wednesday, April 4
6PM - 9PM
MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-water-innovation-prize-final-pitch-night-tickets-43132251726

The finalists in our student innovation competition will pitch for $30,000 in prize grants. We will also hear from speakers across sectors about the world’s water challenges and new innovations to address them.

Come hear student entrepreneurs who are solving global water issues pitch for $30k in grant funding!
Speakers for the event will be:
Minaj Chowdhury - CEO/Co-Founder at Drinkwell
Debra G. Coy - Partner at XPV Water Partners
Dinner will be provided. More info can be found at http://mitwaterinnovation.org

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ΨPSI:  A Film about Free Will
Wednesday, April 4
6:00pm to 8:30pm
MIT, Building 32-155, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

A screening of the film Ψpsi by Oliver Wright, followed by discussion with Daniel Dennett, Bob Doyle, Robert Kane, Alfred Mele, and Olivier Wright.

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The Secret to Developing Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday, 4 April
6:30 – 8 pm EDT
GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://generalassemb.ly/education/the-secret-to-developing-emotional-intelligence/boston/46552

Why is there a plethora of business advice focusing on the practical aspects, but so little on how to manage the single most important factor in your success: You.
Are you trying to grow your business but stand in your own way? Find it hard to deal with stress, setbacks or rejection? Struggle to build relationships and influence key partners or clients? Want to learn how to manage yourself better, or understand others?

Research shows that our 'emotional intelligence' is responsible for up to 80% of the factors that determine how 'successful' we are in our business and personal lives. It's not our IQ, education, or family background that are most important, but our ability to recognise, interpret and manage the emotions of ourselves, and those of others.

Join us for an interactive workshop to learn more about how to improve your emotional intelligence and find the success you've always wanted.

Takeaways
Learn what emotions are and why we have them
Understand what emotional intelligence is and why it’s important
Increase your self awareness
Gain better self control
Develop empathy for others
Become a better communicator

About the Speaker
Scott Stolze, Founder, Teaching 2 Lead
Scott Stolze is the Founder of Teaching 2 Lead and the Innovator of the life changing program, “Create Your Great — How To Create Your Dream Career”. Scott believes everyone deserves to have fulfillment and joy in the work they do, and that the way to do that is by owning your career and creating your fulfillment.
“My goal is to help thousands of people take ownership of their career and create fulfillment in the work they do”, says Scott. “I want to help people create a path in which they’re doing what they want to do, not what they feel they have to do or should be doing. Create Your Great, and enjoy what you are doing today and every day.”

Scott also teaches leadership principles and leadership development to individuals, groups and organizations. Inspired to lead a better life, to become a better leader and to be accountable, Scott focuses every day on learning how to lead himself in better and more effective ways, and sharing those experiences and that knowledge with others.

Scott recently spent over 5 years with CVS Health (Fortune 10 company) in Leadership roles in which management skills and personal accountability were essential, and now he wants to expand on and share what he has learned and continues to learn outside of the corporate walls. Scott lives in Boston, MA, but he likes to be known as someone who will travel to and be anywhere where he can provide value.

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The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King
Wednesday April 4
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

Jason Sokol 
A vivid portrait of how Americans grappled with King’s violent death and lasting influence in the days, weeks, and months after his assassination.

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The New Cold War? 
Wednesday, April 4
7 pm 
First Parish Church, 3 Church Street, Cambridge

with author and journalist, James Kirchick will take place on .  Kirchick, whose latest book The End of Europe is now out in paperback, will expound upon the implications of Putin's victory in the recent Russian election and other cultural and political developments in Europe. Kirchick is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute and a correspondent for the Daily Beast. He will be joined in discussion by Professor David Szakonyi, an Academy Scholar at Harvard and a Research Fellow at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

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

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Revealing a Sense of Place
Wednesday, April 4
7:00 — 8:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Matthew Cunningham, Principal and Founder of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design

Seasonal New England is rich in its unique and dynamic ecological patterns. Join us, as Matthew explores how his observations of these natural systems have influenced his firm’s creation of contextual and native plant-centric projects that grasp the rhythms of everyday life. He will show us a variety of residential landscapes, large and small, that embrace our regional flora, utilize ecologically sustainable principles, and that build connections between interior and exterior spaces to strengthen our relationship with nature. Come be inspired by these beautiful, vibrant landscapes that enhance life for both their human and their wild residents.

Matthew Cunningham is a rising star in the world of landscape architecture. He is passionate about the landscapes of New England and is committed to excellent design with ecologically sustainable principles. A graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, he worked at the renowned firm Reed Hilderbrand Associates before starting his own practice. Matthew was named “International Designer of the Year” by the APLD in 2017.
This lecture co-sponsored by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects

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Electricity, Epilepsy, and How Your Brain Stays Balanced
Wednesday, April 4
7pm - 9pm
Harvard, Pfizer Hall, Mallinckrodt Chemistry Labs, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Kelsey Tyssowski

More information at http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/seminar-series/

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Dance Freedom’s 50th Birthday
Wednesday, April 4
7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/DanceFriday/events/248539172/

Dance Freedom is a barefoot weekly dance, continuously running for 47 years. In a drug, alcohol, and shoe-free environment, we've been making friends and sharing safe and creative dances for decades. Come join the fun!! Discover the joy of dancing in a totally non-judgmental atmosphere, where anything safe and respectful goes... dance by yourself, in a group, or with a partner. First time visitors are welcomed heartily! You decide what to pay in a range from $10 to $20, (or help with equipment and get in free). Our friendly dancers range from utterly new at it to very skilled dancers in many different styles, but at heart they all love to dance.

This is an improvisational jam for for people who love to dance. The music runs the gamut: funk, latin, world music, soul & r&b, house, trance, hip-hop, jazz or swing, reggae, disco, you name it! Each DJ from our rotating list has a unique style, but we try to include something for everyone in every set.

At 7:50 we Will have opening circle then the dance starts with our first DJ of the evening. 9pm There is a brief break for community announcements and perhaps a short performance From a community member, then cut the rug again with the evening's second DJ, till 10:30.

At the beginning of each half of the evening's music, dancers hold hands, and dance in a winding chain together. (This dance was created from out of a drumming circle on the Cambridge Common in the sixties, after all, and some of that great political and community spirit still lives on here.) Then, it's all dance music, generally building in tempo to a crescendo, slowing down again for some more melodic and slow dance songs for a few minutes, then gradually building to a second crescendo. The second half of the evening's dance follows roughly the same pattern with a different DJ and style, and ends with another circle dance for those who enjoy it.

Dancers can apply help with set-up or take-down, and get in free for doing so! It's a great chance to get to know the community better. Welcome! For more information, E-mail: info at dancefreedom.com

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Thursday, April 5 - April 7
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MTA Playwrights Lab: Weekend-long Festival
Thursday, April 5 - April 7
8:00pm to 9:30pm
MIT, Building W97, 345 Vassar Street, Cambridge

A first-of-its-kind collaboration between MIT students and professional theatre artists, the MTA Playwrights Lab is a weekend-long festival of staged readings of student-written work. Each writer in Senior Lecturer Ken Urban’s Playwrights’ Workshop (21M.785) will be featured in the Lab.

This year’s writers are Alaisha Alexander '18, Crystal Chang ‘20, Ayomide Fatunde ‘18, Amanda Fike ‘19, Fatima Husain (Grad), Alana Lidawer ‘18, Kollin Wasserlein ‘19, Rachel Yang ‘18. The directors are Adam Greenfield (Associate Artistic Director, Playwrights Horizons, NYC), Marti Lyons (The Wolves, Studio Theatre, DC), and LA Williams (founding Artistic Director of the Black Directors Studio).

Director Marti Lyons will also be conducting her “Text as Blueprint” workshop for the MIT community.
SIGN UP HERE: https://doodle.com/poll/euavhqdps9crh2we

Free and open to the public
Reservations not required

Thursday 4/5
Opening Reception @ 7pm
Program A @ 8pm
The Courting at Roya by Alaisha Alexander ‘18
Directed by LA Williams
Fireproof by Fatima Husain (Grad)
Directed by Marti Lyons
Friday 4/6
“Text as Blueprint” Workshop @ 12noon
with Director Marti Lyons
Program B @ 8pm
Sand by Kollin Wasserlein ‘19
Directed by Adam Greenfield
Tactless by Rachel Yang ‘18
Directed by LA Williams
Saturday 4/7
Program C @ 2pm
Ants by Ayomide Fatunde ‘18
Directed by Adam Greenfield
90 Seconds by Crystal Chang ‘20
Directed by LA Williams
Program D @ 8pm
Untitled by Amanda Fike ‘19
Directed by Adam Greenfield
Ideal by Alana Lidawer ‘18
Directed by Marti Lyons

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RISE EXPO
Thursday, April 5
10AM – 2PM
Northeastern, Cabot Physical Education Center, 400 Huntington Avenue, Boston

RISE is northeastern’s nexus for accelerating innovation.

At RISE, 2000+ industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and technology enthusiasts from diverse sectors engage more than 400 of Northeastern’s solution-focused innovations.

More information at https://www.northeastern.edu/rise/

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Senseable Cities, with Carlo Ratti
Thursday, April 5
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
MIT Tang Center, Building E51- 372, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/senseable-cities-with-carlo-ratti-tickets-44709031918

Come learn about the future of our cities, with Carlo Ratti, a leading voice in the debate on new technologies’ impact on urban life!
An architect and engineer by training, Professor Carlo Ratti teaches at MIT, where he directs the Senseable City Laboratory, and is a founding partner of the international design and innovation practice Carlo Ratti Associati. A leading voice in the debate on new technologies’ impact on urban life, his work has been exhibited in several venues worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, New York’s MoMA, London’s Science Museum, and Barcelona’s Design Museum. Two of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion and the Copenhagen Wheel – were hailed by Time Magazine as ‘Best Inventions of the Year’. He has been included in Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List: 50 people who will change the world’. He is currently serving as co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization, and as special advisor on Urban Innovation to the European Commission.
For further information visit www.carloratti.com and senseable.mit.edu 

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HBS Climate Action Day
Thursday, April 5
11:30 am–2 pm
Harvard Business School, Spangler Patio, 117 Western Avenue, Allston

Open to the entire community, come celebrate HBS’ commitment to sustainability and a healthier environment.

Learn more about low-emissions living, Harvard’s new climate action plan, and experience a Tesla Model X and Chevy Bolt while you’re at it! Enjoy sustainable food, FREE bicycle tune-ups and electronic-waste recycling (personal devices only; some restrictions apply).

Email sustainability at hbs.edu with any questions.

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Oh, the Places You Can Go! Maintaining a Commitment to Your Career and to Sustainability: A discussion with Lily Hooks (Russell), Director of Strategy for Nike Inc & Converse
Thursday, April 5
11:45-12:45  
MIT, Building E62-223, 100 Main Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://sloangroups.mit.edu/sustain/rsvp_boot?id=379015

Our experience at MIT Sloan can launch us on a variety of fulfilling career paths. Similarly, many of us are committed to having an impact and working in sustainability. These are not mutually exclusive. This discussion will center on upholding both commitments: career & sustainability. In the spirit of the ‘Places You Can Go,’ Lily Hooks recently transitioned from Director of Strategy for Sustainable Manufacturing & Sourcing at Nike, Inc to Director of Strategy for Operations at Converse. Lunch provided.

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Scuttling the Craft: A Progress Report on Deconstructing the Expert State
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Business, Law, Lecture, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Regulatory Policy Program at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)   Joseph Goffman, Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Program
CONTACT INFO	Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu

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Bound to the Fire:  How Virginia's Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine
Thursday, April 5
12:00-1:00pm
Tufts, Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

Kelley Fanto Deetz, Research Associate, James River Institute for Archaeology and Visiting Assistant Professor, Randolph College
This talk will discuss archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present a nuanced study of the lives of enslaved plantation cooks from colonial times through emancipation and beyond. Dr. Fanto Deetz will talk about how these men and women were literally “bound to the fire” as they lived and worked in the sweltering and often fetid conditions of plantation house kitchens. She will also discuss how these highly skilled cooks drew upon skills and ingredients brought with them from their African homelands to create complex, labor- intensive dishes such as oyster stew, gumbo, and fried fish and how their white owners overwhelmingly received the credit for their creations.

Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz is a Research Associate at the James River Institute for Archaeology and Visiting Assistant Professor at Randolph College. She holds a B.A. in Black Studies from The College of William and Mary, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in African American Studies from U.C. Berkeley. She specializes in early African Diaspora culture and archaeology, slavery, visual and material culture, and public history. She has worked as a historical consultant for television, museums, and for the film The Birth of a Nation. Deetz partnered with National Geographic to produce the documentary film Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner (National Geographic Channel), and authored the cover story for the National Geographic History Magazine entitled Nat Turner’s Bones: Reclaiming an American Rebel. Her book Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine was released in November.

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Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Mindy Lubber of Ceres
Thursday, April 5
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building E40-160, One Amherst Street, Cambridge

Our next speaker event features Mindy Lubber, founder & CEO of Ceres. Ceres is dedicated to driving sustainability by leveraging capital markets. Mindy will speak on her efforts to integrate sustainability in Fortune 500 companies, as well as her work in building nonprofits. Mindy takes an entrepreneurial lens to her work and will share her lesson as a founder. She'll also help studentssee where opportunities lie and how to use the capital markets to make a positive impact on the world.

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A talk with Marilù Capparelli, PhD, Legal Director at Google 
Thursday, April  5
12:00 pm
Harvard, Hauser Hall 104, Harvard Law School Campus, Cambridge
Complimentary lunch provided

Please join the Harvard Italian Law Association and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society for a discussion on several legal and regulatory issues concerning digital platforms: controversial content, brand safety, privacy and GDPR compliance, scope of removal and CJEU pending cases, tax, copyright, and antitrust enforcement.

Ms. Marilù Capparelli is managing director of Google Legal Department in the EMEA area. Before joining Google, she was Head of Legal and Government Affairs at eBay Inc. She is the author of several legal articles and regularly lectures in master degrees on law and technology.  She has been recently listed amongst the most influential Italian women lawyers. 

This event is being co-sponsored by the Harvard Italian Law Association at Harvard Law School and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

More information at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2018//04/Capparelli

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A Post-Trump Agenda for a Divided America: Isabel Sawhill at The Harvard Law Forum
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wasserstein Campus Center, Room #1015, 1585 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Law, Lecture, Research study, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Harvard Law Forum
SPEAKER(S)  Isabel V. Sawhill is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She has served as co-director of the Center on Children and Families, a senior fellow at The Urban Institute, an Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and co-founder of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Her research has spanned a wide array of economic and social issues, including fiscal policy, economic growth, poverty and inequality. Over the past decade, her major focus has been on how to improve opportunities for disadvantaged children in the U.S.
CONTACT INFO	Contact Pete Davis at PeDavis at jd18.law.harvard.edu for more information
DETAILS  Isabel V. Sawhill is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She has served as co-director of the Center on Children and Families, a senior fellow at The Urban Institute, an Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and co-founder of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Her research has spanned a wide array of economic and social issues, including fiscal policy, economic growth, poverty and inequality. Over the past decade, her major focus has been on how to improve opportunities for disadvantaged children in the U.S.
She is coming to Harvard Law to share her thoughts and experience on what inclusive growth policies could unite a post-Trump America.
Free and open to the public, with lunch provided.
Contact Pete Davis at PeDavis at jd18.law.harvard.edu for more information.
LINK  https://www.facebook.com/events/1854904337915841/

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Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives, and Local Placemaking 
Thursday, April 5
12:30pm to 2:00pm
MIT, Building 9-255, City Arena, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Faranak Mifaftab, University of Illinois

International Development Group Series 

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The Well-Tempered City (with Jonathan Rose)
Thursday, April 5
12:30pm to 2:00pm
MIT, Building 9-345, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SQWS95R

A lecture by Jonathan Rose, President/Founder of Jonathan Rose Companies
All are welcome to hear about Mr. Rose’s book on how to create resilient cities, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, a work published by Harper Wave in 2016, and winner of the 2017 PROSE Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher.

Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, consulting and investment firm. The firm has completed $2.3 billion of transformational work, in close collaboration with cities and notfor-profits. 

Mr. Rose is a thought leader in a wide range of urban issues, and the development of communities of opportunity. He has received the MIT’s Visionary Leadership Award, The Urban Land Institute’s global award for Excellence and many other awards for his work. Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.

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Nanolecture Series: Vulnerability of ground water resources regarding emerging contaminants and nanoparticles
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018, 1 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  665 Huntington Avenue, Building 1, Room 1302, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
SPEAKER(S)  Thilo Hofmann, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Geosciences, University of Vienna, Austria
COST  Free
DETAILS  Globally, groundwater resources are one of the most important sources for drinking water supply. Combined with techniques like aquifer storage and recovery, they serve as storage and clean up to secure long-term safe drinking water. However, even though often well protected by overlaying sediments, aquifers and groundwater resources are prone to threats from emerging contaminants, including nanoparticles. The production and use of emerging contaminants inevitably leads to the release, among others, of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) into aquatic environments. Concerns, therefore, arise over the possibility that ENPs might pose a threat to drinking water supplies. Investigations into the vulnerability of drinking water supplies to ENPs are hampered by the absence of suitable analytical methods capable of detecting and quantifying ENPs in complex aqueous matrices. Analytical data concerning the presence of ENPs in drinking water supplies is therefore scarce. The eventual fate of ENPs in the natural environment and in processes that are important for drinking water production are currently being investigated through laboratory-based experiments and modelling. Although the information obtained from these studies may not yet be sufficient to allow comprehensive assessment of the complete life-cycle of ENPs, it does provide a valuable starting point for predicting the relevance of ENPs to drinking water supplies. On the other side, emerging contaminants might also be of “benefit” to understanding groundwater flow and infiltration patterns. This talk will address specific aspects of groundwater vulnerability including trace contaminants and nanoparticles. Besides classical hydrogeological approaches, including the usage of emerging contaminants and groundwater modelling to understand subsurface flow, possible threats from nanoparticles will be addressed.
LINK  https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nanosafety/events/nanolecture-series/upcoming-nanolecture-series/

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Health of the Public Sphere: Measurement and Interventions
Thursday, April 5
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Harvard, Littauer 130, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University.

Deb Roy is an Associate Professor at MIT where he directs the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) based at the Media Lab. His lab explores new methods in media analytics (natural language processing, social network analysis, speech, image, and video analysis) and media design (information visualization, games, communication apps) with applications in children’s learning and social listening.

Roy is also co-founder and chairman of Cortico, a not-for-profit media technology company that is developing media technologies and services with the aim of improving the health of discourse in the public sphere. Cortico and LSM collaborate in order to translate MIT research into field-ready scalable technologies, and to inform new research questions at MIT grounded in field experience.

He was co-founder and CEO of Bluefin Labs, a social TV analytics company, which MIT Technology Review named as one of the 50 most innovative companies of 2012. Bluefin was acquired by Twitter in 2013, Twitter’s largest acquisition at the time. From 2013-2017 Roy served as Twitter’s Chief Media Scientist. In this role, he guided Twitter’s product strategy and led the transition of the Bluefin team to become a global data science capability for the platform.

An author of over 130 academic papers, his popular TED talk Birth of a Word presents his research into his own son’s language development that led to new ideas in media analytics. A native of Canada, Roy received a Bachelor of Applied Science (computer engineering) from the University of Waterloo and a PhD in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT.

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Using Forward and Reverse Genetics Approaches to Understand the Remarkable Phenotypic Plasticity of a Native Plant 
Thursday, April 5
4:00pm
Harvard, Biological Labs Lecture Hall, Room 1080, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Ian T. BaldwinIan T. Baldwin, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Abstract: We have developed a native tobacco plant, Nicotiana attenuata that grows in the Great Basin Desert of the SW USA, into a model system for the study of all types of plant-ecological interactions, particularly those biotic interactions that dominate the agricultural niche. Plants are rooted in both the ground and at the base of most food chains, but have evolved an impressive repertoire of plastic responses that allow them to solve the ecological challenges that they face. This talk will lightly review three decades of reverse genetics based research and releases of transgenic plants into a nature preserve in the plant’s native habitat, that has revealed how the plant recognizes attack from specific herbivore species by the particular chemistry of the herbivore’s saliva, and uses this recognition to tailor a complicated 6-layered defense response that requires a remodeling of the plant’s transcriptome, metabolome and proteome, as well as some of its life history traits. With the recent sequencing and challenging assembly of the plant’s 2.57 Gbp genome that is bloated with LTR repetitive elements, the foundation has been laid for a forward-genetics approach for future field work that will utilize recombinant inbred lines (RILs) and lines silenced in specific components of the plant’s smRNA machinery (specifically, RdRs, Dicers, and Argonauts) to understand how non-coding RNA mediates the plant’s environmental adaptations.

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President Trump’s Economic Policy: A Conversation with Kevin Hassett
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018, 4 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  Douglas Elmendorf, Kevin Hassett, Jason Furman
CONTACT INFO	IOP Forum Office
617-495-1380
DETAILS  The 2018 Malcolm H. Wiener Lecture on International Political Economy
A Conversation with Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers
Jason Furman (Moderator), Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, HKS
Introductory Remarks by Douglas Elmendorf, Dean, Harvard Kennedy School
Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
LINK  http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/president-trump’s-economic-policy-conversation-kevin-hassett-chairman-white-house-council

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Cartooning the Police: A Graphic History of Contemporary Egypt
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018, 4:10 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  Jonathan Guyer, Independent Journalist and Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
DETAILS  A seminar with Jonathan Guyer, Independent Journalist and Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Moderated by Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Jonathan Guyer is a journalist focused on the politics of art and literature in the Middle East. He is a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and a contributing editor of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. He has written for the Atlantic, Guernica, Harper’s, Los Angeles Review of Books, Le Monde diplomatique, New Yorker, New York Review Daily, New York Times, Paris Review, and Rolling Stone, among others. His research has been supported by fellowships from Fulbright (2012–2013) and the Institute of Current World Affairs (2015–2017). He blogs at Oum Cartoon (oumcartoon.tumblr.com) and tweets: @mideastXmidwest.
LINK  https://www.belfercenter.org/event/cartooning-police-graphic-history-contemporary-egypt

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MIT Cheetah robot: a new design paradigm for physical interaction
Thursday, April 5
5 - 6:30pm
Northeastern, 306 Egan Research Center, 120 Forsyth Street, Boston
	
Sangbae Kim, Mechanical Engineering, MIT

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Music Fandom and the Shaping of Online Culture
Thursday, April 5
5:00pm to 6:30pm
MIT, Building 56-114, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

From the earliest days of networked computing, music fans were there, shaping the technologies and cultures that emerged online. By the time musicians and industry figures realized they could use the internet to reach audiences directly, those audiences had already established their presences and social norms online, putting them in unprecedented positions of power. Even widely-hailed innovators like David Bowie, Prince, and Trent Reznor were late to the game. This talk traces the intertwined histories of music fandom and online culture, unpacking the fundamental disruption and its broader implications for interacting with audiences.

Nancy Baym is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Research Affiliate in CMS/W at MIT. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Illinois in 1994 and joined Microsoft in 2012 after 18 years as a Communication professor. She is the author of Personal Connections in the Digital Age (Polity Press), now in its second edition, Tune In, Log On: Soaps, Fandom and Online Community (Sage Press), and co-editor of Internet Inquiry: Conversations About Method (Sage Press) with Annette Markham. Her bookPlaying to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection will be published in July by NYU Press.  More information, most of her articles, and some of her talks are available at nancybaym.com

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Why Surfers Should be Fed - After Three Decennia - Philippe Van Parijs
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Emerson Hall, 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
SPEAKER(S)  Philippe Van Parijs
COST  Free & open to the public
CONTACT INFO	Vickie Aldin, events at ethics.harvard.edu, 617-495-0599
DETAILS  In April 1990, Philippe Van Parijs gave a lecture at Harvard’s Ethics Center subsequently published under the title “Why Surfers Should Be Fed: The Liberal Case for an Unconditional Basic Income”. Nearly 30 years later, the idea he was then pleading for is being discussed, proposed and tested throughout the world. This lecture will look back at the initial ethical justification of basic income and update it in the light of what has been happening since then.
LINK  https://ethics.harvard.edu/event/public-lecture-philippe-van-parijs

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“Get Me Roger Stone” Documentary Screening and Q&A with Directors Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, and Morgan Pehme
Thursday, April 5
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Harvard, Wiener Auditorium, Taubman G-1, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge

EPPIC and Media PIC present a screening and talk with the Directors of “Get Me Roger Stone,” the acclaimed documentary of longtime GOP political operative Roger Stone and his role in orchestrating Donald Trump’s 2016 election as President of the United States. “Get Me Roger Stone” paints a comprehensive portrait of a Trump confidante described as “malevolent Forest Gump” and “political dirty trickster.” Stone’s work has influenced some of the most contentious political moments in recent history, including Watergate and the 2000 Florida recount.

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Buiding Resilient Communities Networking 
Thursday, April 5
5:30-7:30 pm
51 Huntington Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://melkinginstitute.org/events/building-resilient-communities-networking-night-0

Networking event for professionals, practitioners, and community organizers.  Participants will have a chance to network with community organizers within the social justice and environmental justice field as well as learn more about educational and funding opportunities.  Sponsored by the Mel King Institute, CHAPA Young Professionals Group, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, and Tufts UEP. 

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Screen As Material
Thursday, April 5
6:00pm
MIT, Building E15, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

As one of the concluding events for the Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995 exhibition, this panel of artists and scholars explore the history and impact of monitor based sculpture, share ways in which the term ‘art and technology’ has changed over time, and discuss the potential of the small screen as a medium for artistic expression in this era of smartphones and flat screens. Participants include David A. Ross, and artists Tony Oursler and  Sondra Perry.  The discussion is moderated by Henriette Huldisch.

This program is free and open to all, but RSVP is encouraged. To RSVP click here.

For more information, contact:
Emily Garner
eagarner at mit.edu

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The Recovering:  Intoxication and Its Aftermath
Thursday, April 5
6:30 PM
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and the Cambridge Public Library welcome LESLIE JAMISON—the bestselling author of The Empathy Exams—for a discussion of her latest book, The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath. She will be joined in conversation by acclaimed writer and literary critic JAMES WOOD.
Please Note

Seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Seating and elevator access to the Lecture Hall (located on level L2) will begin at 6pm.
A 70-car underground parking garage with access from Broadway is available when the library is open.

About The Recovering
With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage, The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction--both her own and others'--and examines what we want these stories to do and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the complicated bearing that race and class have on our understanding of who is criminal and who is ill.

At the heart of the book is Jamison's ongoing conversation with literary and artistic geniuses whose lives and works were shaped by alcoholism and substance dependence, including John Berryman, Jean Rhys, Billie Holiday, Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson, and David Foster Wallace, as well as brilliant lesser-known figures such as George Cain, lost to obscurity but newly illuminated here. Through its unvarnished relation of Jamison's own ordeals, The Recovering also becomes a book about a different kind of dependency: the way our desires can make us all, as she puts it, "broken spigots of need." It's about the particular loneliness of the human experience-the craving for love that both devours us and shapes who we are.

For her striking language and piercing observations, Jamison has been compared to such iconic writers as Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, yet her utterly singular voice also offers something new. With enormous empathy and wisdom, Jamison has given us nothing less than the story of addiction and recovery in America writ large, a definitive and revelatory account that will resonate for years to come.

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NeuroTech and Artificial Intelligence
Thursday, April 5
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
WeWork Mass Ave, 625 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neurotech-and-artificial-intelligence-tickets-44530014472

How does artificial intelligence help us understand the brain, and how are scientists using the brain to improve A.I.? How do you define criteria for good decision making in A.I.?
Increasingly, researchers are drawing from neuroscientific models of thought and perception to improve A.I. reasoning and create more accurate models of the world. 
Agenda:
6:30-7pm: Networking and beer
7-7:30pm: Kohitij Kar, PostDoc, DiCarlo Lab at MIT
7:30-8pm: Edmond Awad, PostDoc, Scalable Cooperation Group, MIT Media Lab
8-8:30pm: Networking and wrap-up
Speakers:
Edmond Awad, PostDoc, Scalable Cooperation Group, MIT Media Lab
Title: The Moral Machine Experiment: 40 Million Decisions and the Path to Universal Machine Ethics
Description: Edmond’s work revolves around the Moral Machine, an internet-based serious game exploring the many-dimensional ethical dilemmas faced by autonomous vehicles. The game enabled him and his team to gather 40 million decisions from 2.5 million people in 230 countries/territories. Edmund reports the various preferences estimated from this data, and documents interpersonal differences in the strength of these preferences. He also reports cross-cultural ethical variation and uncovers major clusters of countries exhibiting substantial differences along key moral preferences. These differences correlate with modern institutions, but also with deep cultural traits. He’ll discuss how these three layers of preferences can help progress toward global, harmonious, and socially acceptable principles for machine ethics.

Kohitij Kar, PostDoc, DiCarlo Lab at MIT
Title: Efficient dialogues between computer and biological vision
Description: The deep learning revolution has launched a new era in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Kohitij will primarily discuss how current deep learning models in AI are helping us shape our understanding of the primate visual system. In addition, he will also discuss specific scenarios where primate vision vastly outperform the most advanced computer vision (CV) systems. A synergy between neuroscience and AI is thus beneficial to both communities.

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Popular Education/organizing for Justice: Insights from El Salvador
Thursday, April 5
6:45PM - 8:45 PM
St. Bartholomew's , 239 Harvard Street, Cambridge
More information? cambridgeelsalvador at gmail.com

Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern with the Cambridge El Salvador Sister City Project is  hosting a A Community Conversation on Popular Education/organizing for Justice: Insights from El Salvador

though El Salvador is a tiny country, it has created one of the most dynamic and powerful popular movements in the hemisphere.  Popular education has been the “secret sauce” underpinning the successes of the Salvadoran popular movement, and it has been at the heart of people’s movements around the world.  Popular Education is experiential education that lets “ordinary people” come together, understand their own oppression, and build their own power.  Come hear about the power of popular education and grassroots efforts to social justice. Join the discussion about how we are facing local challenges as neighbors, immigrants, organizers, and community people.  
3 community organizers from El salvador will leading the conversation:  Alfredo Ramirez a founding member of Equipo Maíz the  a Salvadoran popular education organization that has been an integral part of the fight for social justice in El Salvador and elsewhere in  Central America for more than 30 years; Elsy Orellana, a Community organizer with CRIPDES (the organization of the Salvadoran movement) and  Salvadoran Institute for the Development of Women (ISDEMU) and  Zulma Tobar, coordinator for US-El  Salvador Sister Cities. (A grassroots solidarity organization of people in the U.S. in  ongoing partnerships with small rural communities in El Salvador). 

Offering some perspective on the situation facing immigrants locally will be José Palma the  president -of the Massachusetts Committee for TPS.

Music and Light refreshments served.  More information? 
cambridgeelsalvador at gmail.com

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Tales of an Ecotourist
Thursday, April 5
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mike-gunter-jr-tales-of-an-ecotourist-tickets-44306125815

Mike Gunter Jr.
Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change. Crossing the far corners of the globe, Tales of an Ecotourist showcases travel, from the hot and humid Amazon jungle to the frozen but dry Antarctic, as a simple yet spellbinding lens to better understand the complex issue of climate change. At its core, climate change is an issue few truly understand, in large part due to its dizzying array of scientific, economic, cultural, social, and political variables. Using both keen humor and memorable anecdotes, while weaving respected scientific studies along the way, Mike Gunter Jr. transports the reader to five famous ecodestinations, from the Galapagos Islands to the Great Barrier Reef, revealing firsthand the increasing threats of climate change. Part travelogue, part current events exposé, with a healthy dose of history, ecology, and politics, these tales of ecoadventure tackle such obstacles head on while fleshing out much-needed personal context to perhaps society’s greatest threat of all.

Mike Gunter Jr. is a Cornell Distinguished Faculty member and Arthur Vining Davis Fellow at Rollins College where he serves as Professor and Chair of the Political Science department and Director of International Affairs in the Holt School. He is the author of Building the Next Ark: How NGOs Work to Protect Biodiversity.

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Finding ways to fight climate change with sustainability
Thursday, April 5
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Crowdsourcing-Sustainability/events/248923392/

This is my first time hosting a meetup. Any and all suggestions are welcome!

My initial thoughts are to get to know one another, discuss why this matters to us, where we stand in our sustainability efforts (square one is totally fine), and brainstorm ways we can help one another and perhaps make an impact together bigger than any of us could individually. Happy to discuss all, some, or none of these depending on what everyone wants to talk about!

We could do this over drinks, dessert, pizza, a walk somewhere nice - again I'm open to anything!

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The Myth of Democracy? From Pericles’ Athens to Modern Times
Thursday, April 5
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Doors open @ 6pm -- Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers -- Presentations start @ 7pm
Café ArtScience, 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Long-Now-Boston/events/248473009/ or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-myth-of-democracy-from-pericles-athens-to-modern-times-tickets-43806377053
Cost: $15 - $20

Presenter: Professor Loren J. Samons II, Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University

“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” — Winston Churchill

Summary:  2500 years ago the people of Athens elected Pericles to lead their city-state. Under his guidance, Athens attained what some have seen as the pinnacle of a democratic society. Greek culture, literature, philosophy and commerce thrived. It was the Peloponnesian War with Sparta that brought it all crashing down. Or so many people think.

In fact, according to Professor Loren J. Samons, this interpretation of Greek history is mistaken. Samons, who draws on Greek antiquity to critique modern democracy, posits that Pericles and democratic practices actually undermined the culture of personal and civic responsibility at the root of Athenian greatness. Democracy was not the determining factor in Athens’ prosperity but rather one product of other, earlier factors. Democracy itself led to profligate government spending and short-term decision-making by Athenian citizens. One could easily say that Athens was great in spite of its democracy.

The United States’ remarkable prosperity and success are often attributed to a democratic style of government that owes something to ancient Athens. What are the implications if this belief, upon which our government is based, misguided? How does this inform the practice of our government today and what does it mean for the future?

Join us, Thursday April 5, as Professor Samons offers his insights from Greek antiquity as a critique of modern democracy. Following the presentation we’ll have an open conversation about the implications for our future and the future of humanity in the long now.

Loren J. Samons II, a Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University since 01993, earned his doctorate at Brown University. Professor Samons specializes in the history of Greece in the fifth and sixth centuries B.C., with particular interests in Athenian politics and imperialism. He is he author, co-author, or editor of six books and numerous articles on ancient Athens.

His current research focuses on the figures of Pericles and Kimon, Athenian foreign policy, the Modern Greek poet Cavafy, and the composition of Herodotus' and Thucydides' histories. His work has often focused on potential lessons about current (and future) government and society derived from the study of ancient Greece and Rome.

We’re proud and excited to welcome him to the Long Now Boston community.

$15 in advance // $20 at the door. Students w/ID admitted free.

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Show and Tell: An Evening about Citizenship with Documentary Filmmakers
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Conferences, Film, Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  María Agui Carter, writer/director; assistant professor, department of visual arts, Emerson College
Heather Courtney, documentary filmmaker
Cynthia López, former commissioner, City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment; former executive vice president and co-executive producer, American Documentary and POV
Moderated by Claudia Puig, president, Los Angeles Film Critics Association; former lead film critic, USA Today
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  The Radcliffe Institute conference “Who Belongs? Global Citizenship and Gender in the 21st Century” opens with a discussion about questions of citizenship and gender as expressed through film. Three active documentary filmmakers and a film critic will discuss the portrayed (and real) experiences of women, men, and people of color as they seek the most fundamental rights of citizenship. Through a series of presentations and film clips, the speakers will explore how the transformative power of masterful storytelling can challenge perceptions and expectations, invite empathy and understanding, inspire dialogue, and offer insight into what it means to be a member of the community. Register online.
LINK  https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2018-show-and-tell-panel-discussion

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Can We Reconcile Justice and Forgiveness?
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018, 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Veritas Forum
SPEAKER(S)  Rachael Denhollander
COST  Free; Limit 2 per person
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=veritasforum
TICKET INFO  The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222
DETAILS  The Veritas Forum at Harvard College will host Rachael Denhollander for a conversation on institutional justice and personal forgiveness, titled "Can We Reconcile Justice and Forgiveness?"
A prominent advocate for abuse survivors, Rachael Denhollander has spurred national conversations about sexual abuse in athletics as well as in evangelical churches. As the first woman to speak publicly and file a criminal report against former USA Gymnastics team doctor and now convicted child molester, Larry Nassar, Denhollander's story has been published in The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. Her victim impact statement and her New York Times op-ed highlight her commitment to justice—even in the face of great personal cost—and to Christian forgiveness.
In a dialogue moderated by Professor Nancy Hill, with time for audience questions, Denhollander will discuss the influence of her religious world view on her conception of justice, her ability to forgive those who do not seem to deserve it, and her understanding of the balance between justice and forgiveness.
Tickets are free and required for admission. They will be available through the Harvard Box Office on Tuesday, March 27 for Harvard ID holders and Thursday, March 29 for the General Public. Available in person at Farkas Hall, online (general public only), or by phone (617-496-2222). Handling fees may apply.

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Friday, April 6 - Saturday, April 7
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OAHack: An Open Access Hackathon 
Friday, April 6 - Saturday, April 7
MIT, Building E14, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oahack-open-access-hackathon-tickets-43525985394

On April 6 and 7, the MIT Libraries and MIT Open Access Task Force will host OAHack: an open access hackathon and do-a-thon, which will bring participants together to work on projects that enhance open research and the sharing of scholarly knowledge.

The event will include an evening reception on Friday, April 6, with lightning talks and project sharing, and an all-day event on Saturday, April 7, when participants can work on proposed projects.

Sharing research openly so anyone can take advantage of new discoveries and knowledge is at the heart of the open access movement. The hackathon will include both technical and non-technical projects that focus on sharing research, publications, data, code, educational materials, and more.

Both events are open to the public.

Register

Questions? Email oahack at mit.edu

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A Healthy Harvard: Scaling Sustainability
Friday, April 6
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Stantec, 311 Summer Street,  Boston
RSVP at https://designmuseumfoundation.org/boston/blog/2018/03/01/healthy-harvard-scaling-sustainability/

Design Museum Mornings with Heather Henriksen, Harvard University, Office for Sustainability
We spend a majority of our time indoors, so what role can building owners play in making those spaces healthier and more climate-friendly? As the Director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, Heather Henriksen is on the frontlines of implementing a holistic approach to sustainability in the built environment, focusing on addressing the twin challenges of climate change (including Harvard’s new climate action goal to be fossil fuel-free by 2050) and enhancing well-being by creating healthier, highly efficient places to learn, work and live.

April’s Design Museum Morning will explore the process of piloting ideas, scaling innovation, and applying systems thinking, using one of the world’s most recognizable Universities as the catalyst for a larger conversation around sustainable design.

Sponsored by Stantec and RepSource, kick your morning off with coffee, breakfast, and compelling insight into a future that is already here.

Doors open at 8:30am; Presentation begins at 9:00am.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Life, Loss, Legacy
WHEN  Friday, Apr. 6, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
SPEAKER(S)  Hosted by Lawrence D. Bobo, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and William Julius Wilson
Panelists to include Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Walter Carrington, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Jennifer Hochschild, Walter Johnson, Kenneth Mack, Julianne Malveaux, Raymond J. McGuire, Eugene Rivers, Tricia Rose, Tommy Shelby, Theda Skocpol, Jason Sokol, Brandon Terry, Jonathan Walton, and Margaret Weir
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	hutchevents at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Panels 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Taubman T-G-1 Wiener Auditorium
Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School
Closing Keynote Address 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
by Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
JFK Forum, Harvard Kennedy School

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Who Belongs? Global Citizenship and Gender in the 21st Century
WHEN  Friday, Apr. 6, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Conferences, Ethics, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Poetry/Prose, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  The very meaning of citizenship at local, national, and global levels is in flux in most countries and continents. More than 65 million human beings are currently displaced from their homes, while even in countries where armed conflict is not prevalent, separatist and nationalist movements have reshaped policy. Gender—in all its forms—is essential to any analysis of these trends and to our understandings of citizenship around the world, although it is often overlooked in public debate.
April 6 brings a full day of panel discussions, including activists, human rights and immigration practitioners, policymakers, and scholars. Jhumpa Lahiri—Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and professor of creative writing at Princeton University—will deliver the keynote address. Register online at https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2018-who-belongs-conference
LINK   https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2018-who-belongs-conference

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2018 Tufts Food Systems Symposium:  Unintended Consequences in the Food System - The Problem with “Solutions”
Friday, April 6
10-2PM
Tufts, Breed Hall, 51 Winthrop Street, Medford

Our complex food system presents us with a knot of issues so tangled that they can be difficult to define, let alone resolve. A solution to one issue may evolve and create problems around another. The 2018 Tufts Food System Symposium tackles the issue of unintended consequences and asks how we can continue to work toward a more resilient food system when we can’t reliably foresee what the longer-term results of our actions might be. Effective food systems policy and planning requires broad considerations ranging from ecology to social justice on both a local and global scale. We will bring together policy experts, food justice advocates, and practitioners in the field to discuss past lessons learned and explore what kinds of collaborations and approaches allow for a greater understanding of change in our food system. 

More information at https://sites.tufts.edu/foodattufts/tufts-food-system-symposium/2018-tufts-food-systems-symposium/
Livestream at https://www.somervillemedia.org/tfss2018/

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88 Acres: Co-founders' Food Startup Story and Factory Tour
Friday, April 6
10:30am to 12:00pm
88 Acres Factory 196 Quincy Street, Dorchester

Hear from co-founders and husband and wife team Nicole Ledoux and Rob Dalton about their motivations behind starting 88 Acres several years ago. Now their products, a variety of craft seed bars, craft seednola, and seed butters, are distributed in a wide variety of stores, including Whole Foods. 88 Acres’ recipes started in the kitchen. In order to provide the same baked at-home quality and feel of their original creation and safety for those with food allergies, they built out their own small-scale bakery in urban Boston.

They knew they wanted to open their bakery in an area of need to drive job growth. They partnered with a neighborhood economic development group and a local food startup accelerator to make it happen. Their Dorchester-based manufacturing center generates more than a dozen good jobs for the local community. Their four core values drive everything they do: economic development, sustainably minded sourcing, transparent supply chain, and education.

Please plan to arrive at the 88 Acres factory in Dorchester by 10:15 AM and take care of your own transportation.

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Atmospheric Ammonia, from Agriculture to the Arctic
Friday, April 6
12:00pm
Harvard, Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Prof. Jen Murphy, U. Toronto
Ammonia is the most important gas phase base in the atmosphere, influencing air quality and climate forcing through its role in particulate matter formation. While agriculture is known to be the dominant source of ammonia to the modern atmosphere, the emissions of ammonia are poorly constrained from local to global scales. In this talk, I will share results from several recent field campaigns in rural and urban areas in which we use our measurements to infer, or directly measure, the exchange of ammonia between the surface and the atmosphere. We find that emissions from animal husbandry are often underestimated, and that bi-directional exchange is important to consider across many landscapes. I will also talk about our surprising discovery of an important role for seabird guano in the Arctic ammonia budget, and the resulting impact on regional climate via new particle formation.

Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry Seminar

Contact: Kelvin Bates
Phone: 206-909-3412
Email: kelvin_bates at fas.harvard.edu

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THE GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC: Protecting the Public’s Health
WHEN  Friday, Apr. 6, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Leadership Studio, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
SPEAKER(S)  EXPERT PARTICIPANTS
David Hemenway, Harvard Chan
Ted Strickland, Former Governor, Ohio
Jeffrey Swanson, Duke University
Mike McLively, Giffords Law Center
Amy Klinger, The Educator’s School Safety Network
MODERATOR
Scott Malone, Boston Bureau Chief, Reuters
COST  Free webcast
TICKET INFO  https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_57m8RoFlLASfxad
CONTACT INFO	theforum at hsph.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Inspired by students across the country, the gun violence prevention movement has gained new momentum. But can it last or lead to substantive change on the Congressional level? This Forum brings together experts in mental health, violence, and gun policy to discuss a variety of proposed gun violence and school safety measures. What is the status of background check laws? What is an appropriate way to discuss mental health in the conversation -- without creating stigma or a chilling effect on people seeking care? What skills and training should educators have to spot warning signs and respond in crises? And, in light of restrictions around federally funded gun-related research, do policymakers have the information that they need to study these questions effectively? In this time of turbulence, our panelists will look at the evidence for -- and possible unintended consequences of -- today’s hotly debated measures to stop gun violence.
LINK  https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/events/the-gun-violence-epidemic/

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Social Issue Talk: Assuring Access to Justice for Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers
Friday, April 6
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Ropes & Gray LLP, 800 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-issue-talk-assuring-access-to-justice-for-immigrants-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-registration-43952596399

Track Partner: Immigrant and Refugee Funding Collaborative
Speakers: Mary Holper, Associate Clinical Professor, Boston College Law School, and Alejandra St. Guillen, Director, Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
2018 Social Innovator: PAIR (Political Asylum/Immigration Representation) Project

Join the Social Innovation Forum on Friday April 6, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm for the Social Issue Talk "Assuring Access to Justice for Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers." Lunchwill be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP. 

SPEAKERS
This talk will be a discussion moderated by Anita Sharma of PAIR (Political Asylum Immigrant Representation) Project featuring Mary Holper of Boston College Law School and Alejandra St. Guilen of the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement.
Mary Holper, Associate Clinical Professor, Boston College Law School
Mary Holper is an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Immigration Clinic at Boston College Law School. Prior to joining the BCLS faculty, Professor Holper was an Associate Professor of Law at Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island, where she founded and directed the Roger Williams University School of Law Immigration Clinic.

Alejandra St. Guillen, Director, Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
Alejandra St. Guillen was appointed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in 2014 as the Director of the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement (previously known as the Office of New Bostonians) with the mandate to strengthen the ability of residents from diverse cultural and linguistic communities to fully participate in the social, economic, cultural and civic life of the city. During her tenure thus far, Alejandra has leveraged public-private partnerships to expand staff capacity and launch new initiatives, such as the Immigrant Integration & Empowerment Project, Immigrant Information Corners, a Task Force on Foreign-trained Professionals and Citizenship Day.

Prior to her appointment, Alejandra served as the Executive Director of ¿Oiste?, a statewide Latino Civic and Political Organization. In this role, she collaborated with state legislators and other governmental officials in the development and promotion of Public Policy initiatives that have directly impacted the Latino community in Massachusetts, that include Education Reform, Economic Justice Policy and Electoral Reform. Alejandra has demonstrated a strong commitment to social justice, and has worked tirelessly as an educator, community organizer, and non-profit leader. She led a statewide coalition in demanding a fair and broad state Redistricting process in 2011 that resulted in the creation of twice as many minority- majority seats in the House and the Senate.
Born and raised in Mission Hill, Alejandra is a graduate of the Boston Latin School and a City Year alumnus. Alejandra began her career in education, first as a teacher for 4 years in New York City and Boston and then in the non-profit sector working to promote educational access opportunities for city youth. She holds a B.A. in Economics and African-American Studies from Wesleyan University and a Master in Education from the City College of New York.

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Blessing America First: Religion, Foreign Policy, and the Trump Transition
Friday, April 6
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
BU, 10 Lenox Street, Boston

with David Buckley, Department of Political Science, University of Louisville Email Cura at bu.edu for a copy of this paper in advance.

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Remaking Black Power:  How Black Women Transformed an Era
Friday, April 6
3:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes historian ASHLEY D. FARMER—Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the African American Studies Program at Boston University—for a discussion of her new book, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era.

About Remaking Black Power
In this comprehensive history, Ashley D. Farmer examines black women's political, social, and cultural engagement with Black Power ideals and organizations. Complicating the assumption that sexism relegated black women to the margins of the movement, Farmer demonstrates how female activists fought for more inclusive understandings of Black Power and social justice by developing new ideas about black womanhood. This compelling book shows how the new tropes of womanhood that they created—the "Militant Black Domestic," the "Revolutionary Black Woman," and the "Third World Woman," for instance—spurred debate among activists over the importance of women and gender to Black Power organizing, causing many of the era's organizations and leaders to critique patriarchy and support gender equality.
Making use of a vast and untapped array of black women's artwork, political cartoons, manifestos, and political essays that they produced as members of groups such as the Black Panther Party and the Congress of African People, Farmer reveals how black women activists reimagined black womanhood, challenged sexism, and redefined the meaning of race, gender, and identity in American life.

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A Complex Dilemma: The Intersections of Poverty, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race in Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation
Friday, April 6
3:00PM TO 4:30PM
BU, Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering (CILSE), 1st floor, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef4k4578b37de981&oseq=&c=&ch=

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University is pleased to announce its annual Distinguished Lecture, "A Complex Dilemma: The Intersections of Poverty, Gender, Ethnicity, and Race in Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation" featuring Diana Liverman, Regents Professor of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. Prof. Liverman is a leading expert on the human dimensions of global environmental change and the impacts of climate on society. 

Is there evidence that adaptation efforts are actually reducing climate vulnerability? Can pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to eliminate poverty and hunger (SDGs 1 and 2) or to achieve gender equality (SGD 5) also help reduce climate risks and vulnerability? Can we find synergies that will provide multiple benefits for the most climate vulnerable places and groups? Prof. Liverman will explore these questions and more, as she evaluates what we know about social vulnerabilities to climate change, especially the intersecting roles of poverty, globalization, gender, and race, and provides a critical assessment of methods such as interviews, vulnerability indices, and mapping.

Registration required. Reception to follow. 
Contact Name:  pardee at bu.edu

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2018 Pardee Center Distinguished Lecture Featuring Diana Liverman
Friday, April 6
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT 
BU, Kilachand Center Colloquium Room, 1st Floor, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef4k4578b37de981&oseq=&c=&ch=

Please join the Pardee Center for our annual Distinguished Lecture featuring Diana Liverman, Regents Professor of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, and a leading expert on the human dimensions of global environmental change and the impacts of climate on society.

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Graduate Lecture Series: David McGee (EAPS)
Friday, April 6
4:30pm to 5:30pm
MIT, Building 54-915, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

About the Speaker
David McGee’s research focuses on understanding the atmosphere’s response to past climate changes. By documenting past changes in precipitation and winds using geochemical measurements of stalagmites, lake deposits and marine sediments and interpreting these records in the light of models and theory, he aims to offer data-based insights into the patterns, pace and magnitude of past hydroclimate changes. His primary tool is measurements of uranium-series isotopes, which provide precise uranium-thorium dates for stalagmites and lake deposits and allow reconstructions of windblown dust emission and transport using marine sediments.

About the Series
The Graduate Lecture Series [GLS] is a weekly lecture featuring EAPS Professors geared towards EAPS Graduate Students, Researchers and Postdocs. Lectures usually take place on Fridays from 4:30-5:30 pm in 54-915 unless otherwise noted (term-time only). For more information please contact: Allison Provaire, provaire at mit.edu

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Protest Without Words: Panel Discussion
Friday, April 6
7:00 pm
BU, Photonics Auditorium, 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Boston
RSVP at http://bu.edu/cfa/symphonyhall

Harvey Young, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, composer Kirke Mechem, and BU alumna Dr. Kerri Greenidge (GRS’09, GRS’12), co-director of African American Freedom Trail Project – Tufts University, will engage in a panel discussion moderated by Louise Kennedy, senior writer/editor for BU Development Communications, former senior producer for arts engagement at WBUR and arts reporter and critic at The Boston Globe. Exploring the role of the fine arts in American culture’s history of protest, resistance, and resilience, the evening’s conversation will serve as prelude to the April 9th Symphony Hall concert repertoire. This event is free and open to the public, but guests are asked to register online at bu.edu/cfa/symphonyhall. Sponsored by the School of Music and BU Arts Initiative.

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Saturday, April 7, 10:00 AM – Sunday, April 8, 3:00 PM
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Coding Chemistry: Advancing Sustainable Agriculture
Saturday, April 7, 10:00 AM – Sunday, April 8, 3:00 PM EDT
MIT CSAIL, Ray and Maria Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, 4th Floor, R&D Commons, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-chemistry-advancing-sustainable-agriculture-tickets-44061224308

As the world’s population grows, farmers need to produce more food on the same amount of land. Farming is the biggest job on earth - this is why BASF is committed to be part of the movement to foster sustainable agriculture.

Bring your image analysis and data science skills to our two day event at CSAIL where you will build an algorithm which distinguishes weeds from crops.

At the end of the weekend the top two teams will win $1,000 and be given 30 days to advance their solutions. The teams will then virtually present their results to BASF and the team with the most accurate results will win $5,000.
Already have a team of 4-5 in mind? Great! Let us know if you want to self-select your team and your teammates' names in the registration form. If you do not have a team or a full team, no problem. We will form teams for you to join when you arrive at the event.
In addition to $8,000 in prizes and a chance to network with experts from BASF, each participant will take home co-branded CSAIL and BASF swag. One team will take home the Fan Favorite Award for having the most creative approach. They will win $1,000 at the end of the weekend and be invited to a special networking event with the BASF team. We look forward to seeing your efforts in creating a better world through sustainable agriculture.

Tentative event schedule:
April 7th
10:00am Registration, breakfast and team formation
9:00pm Competition ends for the day

April 8th
10am Competition resumes
3pm Event ends

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2018 MIT Africa Innovate Conference: Digitization for Inclusive Growth
Saturday, April 7
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM EDT
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-mit-africa-innovate-conference-digitization-for-inclusive-growth-tickets-43396014648
Cost:  $20 – $150

The MIT Sloan Africa Business Club is proud to announce the 8th Annual MIT Africa Innovate Conference!
MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA on April 7th, 2018!
The annual Africa Innovate Conference is a unique and intimate forum that brings together leading entrepreneurs and change-agents from across the African continent. The conference attracts over 350 business leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers, students, professors, and alumni, all with strong interests in Africa.
The theme for this year is “Digitization for Inclusive Growth”. 
With this theme, the conference will explore digitization and its role in transforming the way we live and conduct business across Africa. Through a series of keynotes, panels, and workshops, the conference will unpack the lessons from and future of digital transformation on the continent. The conference will also include a Career & Innovation Expo for attendees to network for jobs across Africa.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Ismail Ahmed - Founder & CEO, WorldRemit
Sara Menker - Founder & CEO, Gro Intelligence
Billy Mawasha - Country Head, Rio Tinto SA
Clapperton Mavhunga, MIT Professor of Science, Technology, and Society
PANELS:
Power & Energy
Healthcare
Investment in Growth
Urbanization & Infrastructure
Financial Inclusion
Education & The Future of Work
Panelists include: Ted Pantone, Director of MicroEnsure Labs; Lucy Mbabazi, Associate Vice President of Ecobank; and Thomas Kochan, Co-Director, MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research; Uyi Stewart, Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
WORKSHOPS: Design Thinking by IDEO, Rapid Prototyping by Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, and Solveathon Challenge by MIT SOLVE
CAREER & INNOVATION EXPO: Boston Consulting Group, IDEO, WorldRemit, and MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

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Engineering & Physical Biology Symposium 2018
Saturday, April 7 
9:00AM TO 12:30PM
Harvard, Northwest B101, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Chip Asbury, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington
"New biophysical strategies for uncovering how chromosomes are segregated during mitosis"
Job Dekker, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular, Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Folding, unfolding and refolding of chromosomes"
Daniel Nocera, Department of Chemistry, Harvard University
"Food and fuel from sunlight, air, and water"
Howard Stone, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
"Seeking intersections of fluid mechanics, molecular biology, and physical chemistry"

Presented by the PhD Track in Engineering and Physical Biology (EPB), part of the Harvard MCO Graduate Program, with the support of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Contact Name:   henle at fas.harvard.edu

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Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War 
Saturday, April 7 
9am-5pm 
MIT, Building 34-101, 50 Vassar Street 
RSVP at https://mindsnotmissiles.brownpapertickets.com
Cost:  $20 -$50

Join us to review the dangerous nuclear weapons policies of the Trump administration and consider what concerned citizens, students and faculty  can do to reduce the threat.

Sessions:
9:30AM | Continuing Dangers from Nuclear Weapons 
10:45AM | International Initiatives Toward Disarmament 
1:30PM | Political Initiatives 
2:30PM | Campus Organizing for Peace & Justice 
3:30 PM | Actions for the Coming Period

Lunchtime Workshops:
Resisting the Trillion dollar Nuclear Weapons Escalation 
Congressional Budget-Civilian vs Pentagon 
Don't Bank on the Bomb Divestment Campaigns 
Preventing Nuclear Weapons Use

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Annual Get Growing Day
Saturday, April 7
10am-1pm
Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street, Cambridge

Every year at Get Growing Day people come together with information on growing food and exploring the natural world. You'll find lots of fun hands-on activities, new ideas and advice from experts.

Check out our website and Facebook event page for more details!

Get inspired with this year's partners:
Pet a chicken 
Watch bees with local beekeeper Mel Gadd
Talk compost with the Department of Public Works 
Take a neighborhood foraging walk with David Craft at 12
Plant a seed with Wildflower Montessori School
Bring questions for the garden expert
Bring seeds, plants, books to swap with local gardeners

Learn more about the world around you : 
Trees
Soil care
Native bees
Native plants
Saving seeds

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1616751545088314/

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Boston Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon
Saturday, April 7
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM EDT
CIC 1st Floor Cafe, 50 Milk Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-stupid-shit-no-one-needs-terrible-ideas-hackathon-tickets-43636216097

The Boston Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon is a fun free one-day event where people bring bad ideas to life. Participants conceive and build nonsensical and erotic projects and present them at the end of the day. There are no prizes and there are definitely no winners.
See the website for things people made last year.

Schedule
10am doors open / coffee fun times
10:30am kickoff
10:30am - 8pm "hacking"
8pm - 9pm project presentations

Fabrication tools
This year the Fab at CIC team has generously allowed us the supervised use of their fabrication equipment. This includes 3D printers, a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, and electronics and soldering workbench. If you think you'd like to use any of this equipment, please choose the Participant (I want to use fabrication tools!) ticket type.

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Ecology of Spring
WHEN  Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops, Environmental Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Arnold Arboretum
SPEAKER(S)  Bryan Connolly, PhD, Department of Biology, Framingham State University
COST  $20; $10 Arnold Arboretum members
TICKET WEB LINK  https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1689&DayPlannerDate=4/7/2018
TICKET INFO  617-384-5277
DETAILS  As soils, air, and water temperatures warm, wondrous developments take place in the landscape. In this season of mud, life previously dormant activates, hatches, expands, emerges. Biologist Bryan Connolly will speak about natural developments and interconnections taking place at this time of year in New England and then will lead a walk of discovery through various environments found at the Arnold Arboretum. Dress appropriately for outdoor exploration.
LINK  https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1689&DayPlannerDate=4/7/2018

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MIT India Conference 2018
Sunday, April 8
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM EDT
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, 6th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-india-conference-2018-tickets-41313698384
Cost:  $35 – $60

The 8th annual MIT India Conference will be taking place on Sunday, April 8th, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Each year, the MIT India Conference brings together visionaries from various industries, including technology, finance, social impact, energy, healthcare, media and government.
This year's theme is ‘Pioneering Innovation’. The conference will spotlight India’s biggest innovators and thought-leaders, and explore how they’re transforming the economic, social, cultural and technological landscape of India.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers for MIT India Conference 2018:
Anantha Narayanan, CEO, Myntra, India’s Hottest 40 under 40 Business Leaders, 2014
Ashish Chauhan, CEO & Manager Director, BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange), Former CEO, Mumbai Indians, Former CIO, Reliance Group
Guneet Monga, Co-Founder of Sikhya Entertainment.CEO at Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd., Producer of notable films like Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Peddlers (2012) and The Lunchbox (Dabba) (2013)
Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, Founder, Deshpande Foundation, President & Chairman, Sparta Group LLC, Life Member, MIT Corporation
Prithviraj Chavan, Former Chief Minister, Maharashtra
R. Balki, Film Director: Padman, Ki & Ka, Paa, Cheeni Kum, Film Producer: English Vinglish
Rekha M. Menon, Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture India, India's Most Powerful Business Women in 2017, Fortune India
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO and Executive Director, HCL Corporation, Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation Director, Forbes - The World's 100 Most Powerful Women In 2017
Kirthiga Reddy, Managing Global Client Partner & Emerging Markets Lead, Global Partnerships, Facebook, Former Facebook India CEO and 1st employee of Facebook India
Vani Kola, Founder & Managing Director, Kalaari Capital
India's Most Powerful Business Women in 2017, Fortune India

Learn about the conference here: http://mit-india-conference.com/

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PEN/Hemingway Award Ceremony
Sunday, April 8
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/penhemingway-award-ceremony-registration-43393332626

Seán Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s grandson, presents the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award at this ceremony. Author and host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday Scott Simon (pictured) delivers the keynote address. The Kennedy Library is the major repository of Ernest Hemingway's personal papers. This program is presented in partnership with PEN/New England and PEN/America.

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Strangers in Their Own Land:  Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Sunday, April 8
6:00 PM (Doors at 5:30)
First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Cost:  $5 - $20.25 (online only, book included)

Harvard Book Store and Boston Review welcome award-winning sociologist and writer ARLIE RUSSELL HOCHSCHILD for a discussion of the paperback release of her bestselling book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right—a finalist for the National Book Award. She will be joined in conversation by Harvard Kennedy School professor ARCHON FUNG.
About Strangers in Their Own Land

When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a bewildered nation turned to Strangers in Their Own Land to understand what Trump voters were thinking when they cast their ballots. Arlie Hochschild, one of the most influential sociologists of her generation, had spent the preceding five years immersed in the community around Lake Charles, Louisiana, a Tea Party stronghold. As Jedediah Purdy put it in the New Republic, “Hochschild is fascinated by how people make sense of their lives. . . . [Her] attentive, detailed portraits . . . reveal a gulf between Hochschild's ‘strangers in their own land’ and a new elite.” Already a favorite common read book in communities and on campuses across the country and called “humble and important” by David Brooks, Hochschild’s book has been lauded by Noam Chomsky, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and countless others.

The paperback edition will feature a new introduction by the author reflecting on the election of Donald Trump and the other events that have unfolded both in Louisiana and around the country since the hardcover edition was published, and will also include a readers’ group guide in the back of the book.

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PAOC Colloquium: Kakani Katija (MBARI)
Monday, April 9
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-923, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

About the Speaker
The science theme that drives my research is: As organisms live and develop in a turbulent and changing fluid environment, how do fluid interactions impact their ecology, swimming ability, and behavior, and how can we learn from these strategies for application to bio-inspired design? To address this science theme, my research strives to answer the following questions: What are the tools that we need to study marine organisms and processes in their natural environment? How can we use these tools to inform how systems function, their optimizations (e.g., ecological niches), and how do changes in this system (e.g., morphological and environmental perturbations) impact their ability to function? From the lessons learned, how can we apply these ideas to technology that furthers exploration and discovery of the oceans? I hope to address these questions by using an integrated design, ecological, and engineering approach: (1) bringing the laboratory into the ocean by developing tools and techniques that provide insight on how the marine organism or process functions within its natural environment (e.g., ecological context); (2) bringing the ocean into the laboratory by conducting advanced imaging experiments on live specimens and/or developing mechanical mimics (e.g., models, robotics) to further delineate function and investigate how the system is optimized during controlled experiments; and (3) applying the lessons learned to technology that advance marine research and engineering missions.

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Crimes of Passion: New Neuroscience vs. Old Doctrine
Monday, April 9
12:00 PM 
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (2036), 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Description
The criminal law often sees love and passion turned into violence. How does this happen? And how should law respond? Many doctrines, most notably the “heat of passion” defense – which historically has been used disproportionately to excuse the crimes of men against women – rely on a distinction between defendants who acted “emotionally” instead of “rationally.” But modern neuroscience has debunked the idea that reason and emotion are two entirely different mental states. This panel will explore how law should respond to this neuroscientific challenge to long-held doctrine.

Panelists
Lisa Feldman-Barrett, PhD, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University; Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Northeastern University; Research Neuroscientist, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Faculty Affiliate, the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jeannie Suk Gersen, JD, PhD, John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Judge Nancy Gertner (ret.), Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School and Managing Director, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior, Massachusetts General Hospital
Moderator: Judith Edersheim, JD, MD, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and an attending Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at  Massachusetts General Hospital

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

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Remedies for Cyber Defamation: Criminal Libel, Anti-Speech Injunctions, Forgeries, Frauds, and More
Monday, April 9
12:00 pm
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A, Room 2019, Second Floor, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP required to attend in person at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2018/luncheon/04/Volokh#RSVP
Event will be live webcast at 12:00 pm at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2018/luncheon/04/Volokh

“Cheap speech” has massively increased ordinary people’s access to mass communications -- both for good and for ill.  How has the system of remedies for defamatory, privacy-invading, and harassing speech reacted?  Some ways are predictable; some are surprising; some are shocking. Prof. Eugene Volokh (UCLA) will lay it out at a special Berkman Klein Luncheon on Monday, April 9th. 

About Professor Volokh
Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, tort law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, and a First Amendment amicus brief clinic at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy. Before coming to UCLA, he clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Volokh is the author of the textbooks The First Amendment and Related Statutes (5th ed. 2013), The Religion Clauses and Related Statutes (2005), and Academic Legal Writing (4th ed. 2010), as well as over 75 law review articles and over 80 op-eds, listed below. He is a member of The American Law Institute, a member of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel, and the founder and coauthor of The Volokh Conspiracy, a Weblog that gets about 35-40,000 pageviews per weekday. He is among the five most cited then-under-45 faculty members listed in the Top 25 Law Faculties in Scholarly Impact, 2005-2009 study, and among the forty most cited faculty members on that list without regard to age. These citation counts refer to citations in law review articles, but his works have also been cited by courts. Six of his law review articles have been cited by opinions of the Supreme Court Justices; twenty-nine of his works (mostly articles but also a textbook, an op-ed, and a blog post) have been cited by federal circuit courts; and several others have been cited by district courts or state courts.

Volokh is also an Academic Affiliate for the Mayer Brown LLP law firm; he generally consults on other lawyers' cases, but he has argued before the Seventh Circuit, the Ninth Circuit, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the Nebraska Supreme Court, and has also filed briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, in the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits, and state appellate courts in California, Michigan, New Mexico, and Texas.

Volokh worked for 12 years as a computer programmer. He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in math-computer science at age 15, and has written many articles on computer software. Volokh was born in the USSR; his family emigrated to the U.S. when he was seven years old.

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Air Quality and Water Implications of Power Sector Decarbonization in China: Effects of Strengthening Environmental Policies
Monday, April 9
12:00PM TO 1:30PM
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Wei Peng, Environment and Natural Resources Program Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS. Lunch is provided. 

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

Contact Name:  Louisa Lund
louisa_lund at hks.harvard.edu
617-495-8693

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The importance of biomes in macroevolutionary and macroecological studies
Monday, April 9
12:10 pm
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 1300 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Kyle Dexter, Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
Research Associate, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

More information at https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/research/research-talks/

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The Good Seed: Braided Time and Meaning-Making on GM Seeds in India
Monday, April 9
12:15PM TO 2:00PM
Harvard, 100F Pierce, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Ashawari Chaudhuri (MIT, HASTS).
The STS Circle at Harvard is a group of doctoral students and recent PhDs who are interested in creating a space for interdisciplinary conversations about contemporary issues in science and technology that are relevant to people in fields such as anthropology, history of science, sociology, STS, law, government, public policy, and the natural sciences. We want to engage not only those who are working on intersections of science, politics, and public policy, but also those in the natural sciences, engineering, and architecture who have serious interest in exploring these areas together with social scientists and humanists.

Sandwich lunch is provided. RSVP to via the online form by Wednesday at 5PM the week before at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7VGUkAvTU655Dub2FTGSNMjpVs6f8Qbu0kpmXh6oz11MgFw/viewform

The Harvard STS Circle is co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

STS Circle at Harvard
http://sts.hks.harvard.edu/events/

Contact Name:  sts at hks.harvard.edu

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Venus Fly Traps and Viruses: Exploring the Design and Effectiveness of National Climate Funds
Monday, April 9
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Tufts, Cabot 206, 170 Packard Avenue, Medford

Rishikesh Ram Bhandary is a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School and a predoctoral fellow at the Climate Policy Lab at CIERP. His research interests include the architecture of climate finance, climate negotiations, the linkages between governance of climate change and sustainable development.  

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Technological Learning in Low-Carbon Innovation Policy
Monday, April 9
12:30PM TO 1:45PM
Tufts, TIE Conference Room, Miller Hall, 210 Packard Avenue, Medford

Abhishek Malhotra, Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Tufts University's Fletcher School

Policies aiming to address societal challenges associated with the energy sector often intend to influence the speed and direction of technological change by addressing market failures. However, empirical research suggests that interactive learning has been a key determinant of the success or failure of innovation systems for several energy technologies. But how and why does the importance of interactive learning vary across energy technologies? And how can policies be designed to reflect these differences?

To answer these questions, we use concepts from the literatures on technology life-cycles and sectoral systems of innovation to analyze how and why the patterns of interactive learning differ between three energy technologies – solar photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, and lithium-ion batteries. By doing so, we show how sectoral differences can be better integrated into analyses of technological innovation systems. Further, we help reconcile the differences in empirical literature regarding importance of interactive learning between actors in technological innovation systems, and we discuss the implications for technology policy.  

Tufts CIERP Research Seminar 
https://t.e2ma.net/webview/lj0cbb/00158278b98ea2d133def48cf0f61f92

Contact Name:  cierp at tufts.edu

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Mediating Local Land Conservation and Development Disputes in the Netherlands
Monday, April 9
12:30pm to 2:00pm
MIT, Building 9-450, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Frans Evers, former Director-Geneal of the Dutch Building Agency; former Associate Director-General of the Dutch Ministry of the  Environment, former head of Natuurmonumenten, the largest Dutch
environmental NGO will detail his experiences as active mediator involved in working out infrastructure agreements and land conservation/development agreements in many parts of Holland.

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Norton Lecture VI, 'The Visible and the Invisible' by Wim Wenders
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 9, 2018, 2 – 4 p.m.
WHERE  Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Film, Humanities, Lecture, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
SPEAKER(S)  Wim Wenders
COST  Free
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp
TICKET INFO  Tickets will be available starting at noon on the day of each lecture. Tickets will be available in person at Sanders Theatre or online (handling fees apply). Limit of two tickets per person. Tickets valid until 3:45pm.
CONTACT INFO	humcentr at fas.harvard.edu, 617-695-0738
DETAILSWide Angle: The Norton Lectures on Cinema
The Norton Professors in 2018 are Agnès Varda, Wim Wenders, and Frederick Wiseman
Monday, Jan. 29 and Monday, Feb. 5: Frederick Wiseman
The Search for Story, Structure, and Meaning in Documentary Film: Part I and Part II
Monday, Feb. 26 and Tuesday, Feb. 27: Agnès Varda
The 7th Art and Me and Crossing the Borders
Monday, April 2 and Monday, April 9: Wim Wenders
Poetry in Motion and The Visible and the Invisible
LINK  http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/norton-lectures

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Mellon Seminar- Human Plasticity and Human-Machine Interface
Monday, April 9
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
BU, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Co-sponsored with BU Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science, possibly the French Consulate of Boston.

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Privacy's Blue Print: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies
Monday, April 9
5:30 - 7:00 PM 
Northeastern, Law Library, 4th Floor, 400 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Every day, Internet users interact with technologies designed to undermine their privacy. Social media apps, surveillance technologies, and the Internet of things are all built in ways that make it hard to guard personal information. And the law says this is okay because it is up to users to protect themselves—even when the odds are deliberately stacked against them.

In Privacy’s Blueprint,  Professor Woodrow Hartzog pushes back against this state of affairs, arguing that the law should require software and hardware makers to respect privacy in the design of their products. Current legal doctrine treats technology as though it were value-neutral: only the user decides whether it functions for good or ill. But this is not so. As Hartzog explains, popular digital tools are designed to expose people and manipulate users into disclosing personal information.

Against the often self-serving optimism of Silicon Valley and the inertia of tech evangelism, Hartzog contends that privacy gains will come from better rules for products, not users. The current model of regulating use fosters exploitation. Privacy’s Blueprint aims to correct this by developing the theoretical underpinnings of a new kind of privacy law responsive to the way people actually perceive and use digital technologies. The law can demand encryption. It can prohibit malicious interfaces that deceive users and leave them vulnerable. It can require safeguards against abuses of biometric surveillance. It can, in short, make the technology itself worthy of our trust.

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Cambridge City Council Roundtable 
Monday, April 9
5:30 pm
Cambridge City Hall, Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

The City Council will hold a roundtable on the Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience Plan for Alewife.  The meeting should be webcast.

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irit rogoff – becoming research: the way we work now
Monday, April 9
6:00pm – 8:00pm
ACT Cube, e15-001, 20 Ames Street, Lower Level, Cambridge

Professor Irit Rogoff will present on her current work, which focuses on new practices of knowledge production and their impact on modes of research, under the title of The Way We Work Now (forthcoming).

Becoming Research: The Way We Work Now
We are experiencing a ‘Research Turn’ in cultural production in which we move away from working from ‘inherited knowledges’ to working from ‘conditions’. It is thus that research moves from being a contextual activity that grounds the production and exhibition of art to a mode of inhabiting the art world in its own right. Equally ‘conditions’ become a methodology rather than subject matter and produce possibilities for characterizing our state of affairs through the forms of our work. Looking at different practices the talk will attempt to understand this fundamental shift in producing work.

Respondent:
Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Professor, Harvard University
Visual and Environmental Studies
History of Art and Architecture
Director of Graduate Studies for the Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies

Irit Rogoff is a writer, educator, curator and organisor.  She is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London, a department she founded in 2002.

Rogoff works at the meeting ground between contemporary practices, politics and philosophy. Her 

As part of the collective freethought Rogoff was one of the artistic directors of the Norwegian Triennial “The Bergen Assembly” September, 2016.

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The Push for Net Zero
Monday, April 9 
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
US Green Building Council, Meridian Conference Room, 5th Floor, 50 Milk Street, Boston
RSVP at https://usgbcma.org/event/residential-green-building-committee-meeting-2/

Join our Residential Committee for a discussion with Judith Holt on her sustainability consulting efforts for the Audubon Society non-profit organization’s move to net zero for many of their facilities. 

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Husky Startup Challenge Demo Day Spring 2018
Monday, April 9
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Northeastern, Curry Student Center Ballroom, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/husky-startup-challenge-demo-day-spring-2018-tickets-44466707118

Come meet the Husky Startup Challenge ventures at 6pm in the Indoor Quad (Main Floor) of Curry Student Center. The main pitching event starts at 7pm in the Curry Student Center Ballroom!
Demo Day is the unveiling of student startups that have gone through the Husky Startup Challenge. After being exposed to speakers, coaches and lessons through five bootcamps, these teams are ready to present their ventures to a panel of judges and the local community.

6:00pm-7:00pm: Ventures will be tabling in the Curry Student Center Indoor Quad
7:00pm-8:30pm: Pitch competition in the Ballroom and is followed by awards

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Mass Innovation Nights 109
Monday, April 9
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mass-innovation-nights-109-tickets-42505109928

In April, we'll be kicking off National Robotics week at District Hall with over 10 new Robotics products, sponsored by Dassault Systemes. Do not miss #MIN109 on April 9th!

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Boston New Technology Augmented and Virtual Reality Startup Showcase #BNT88 21+
Monday, April 9
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wayfair, 4 Copley Place, Boston
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Boston_New_Technology/events/248708175/
Price: $12.00 /per person

21+. Join Boston New Technology at Wayfair on April 9th to:
See 7 innovative and exciting local AR & VR technology demos, presented by startup founders and industry experts
Network with 200 attendees from the Boston-area startup/tech community
Get your free professional headshot photo from Kubica & Nguyen (non-intrusively watermarked)
Enjoy dinner with beer, other beverages & more

Each company presents an overview and demonstration of their product within 5 minutes and discusses questions with the audience.

Price increases to $24 during the last 24 hours.

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Is Artificial Intelligence as Smart as a Human?
Monday, April 9
6:30pm
The Burren, 247 Elm Street, Somerville

Kate Saenko 

More information at http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/science-by-the-pint/

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Big Data and the City of Boston
Monday, April 9
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hubspot HQ, 2 Canal Park, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Boston-AI-Meetup/events/248668992/

Come early for networking, drinks and food! Then join the conversation with Chief Data Officer for the City of Boston, Andrew Therriault on smart cities, big data and how AI is improving lives and communities in and around Boston.

6:30 Networking, food and drinks
7:00 Andrew Therriault, Chief Data Officer, City of Boston
8:00 Wrap up and networking

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Smarter in the City Roxbury Investor Meeting
Tuesday, April 10
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roxbury-investor-meeting-tickets-44121112435

Smarter in the City is hosting the first-of-its-kind Investor pitch meeting in Roxbury. There is an important demographic in the tech sector that has been largely ignored, and that is Black and Brown entrepreneurs. To rectify this, Smarter in the City (SitC) is hosting this seed stage Investor meeting highlighting local entrepreneurs of color.
We have selected excellent businesses that are all generating revenue that are actively trying to scale.
Event Details:
Agenda:
Three elevator pitches
Three investor pitches
Networking lunch

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How many plants fit in a parking lot? And other stories from the asphalt jungles
Tuesday, April 10
12:00PM TO 1:00PM
Harvard, HUH Seminar Room (125), 22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Lena Struwe, Professor & Director, Chrysler Herbarium, Rutgers University

Herbaria Seminar 
https://huh.harvard.edu/event/huh-seminar-lena-struwe

Contact Name:  huh-requests at oeb.harvard.edu

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Policing Identity in Trump's America: Briahna Joy Gray at The Harvard Law Forum
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wasserstein Campus Center, Room #1010, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Ethics, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Harvard Law Forum
CONTACT INFO	Contact Pete Davis at PeDavis at jd18.law.harvard.edu for more information.
DETAILS  Briahna Joy Gray is a leading Millennial writer on identity politics, racial justice and economic power. She is a contributing editor at Current Affairs and has been featured in New York Magazine, Rolling Stone and The Guardian. She is the co-host of SWOTI (Someone's Wrong on the Internet) podcast, "a podcast from two POCs who enjoy discussing politics, relationships, and pop culture."
She is coming to Harvard Law to share her views on identity politics, racial and economic justice, and paths forward for progressives in the Trump era.
Free and open to the public, with lunch provided.
Contact Pete Davis at PeDavis at jd18.law.harvard.edu for more information.
LINK  https://www.facebook.com/events/121863621921761/

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Tales from the Public Domain: THEFT! A History of Music
Tuesday, April 10
12:00 pm
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East A, Room 2036, Second Floor, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP required to attend in person at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2018/luncheon/04/Boyle#RSVP
Event will be live webcast at 12:00 pm at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2018/luncheon/04/Boyle

Professors James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins (Duke Law School) discuss Theft! A History of Music 
This comic lays out 2000 years of musical history. A neglected part of musical history. Again and again there have been attempts to police music; to restrict borrowing and cultural cross-fertilization. But music builds on itself. To those who think that mash-ups and sampling started with YouTube or the DJ’s turntables, it might be shocking to find that musicians have been borrowing—extensively borrowing—from each other since music began. Then why try to stop that process? The reasons varied. Philosophy, religion, politics, race—again and again, race—and law. And because music affects us so deeply, those struggles were passionate ones. They still are.

The history in this book runs from Plato to Blurred Lines and beyond. You will read about the Holy Roman Empire’s attempts to standardize religious music with the first great musical technology (notation) and the inevitable backfire of that attempt. You will read about troubadours and church composers, swapping tunes (and remarkably profane lyrics), changing both religion and music in the process. You will see diatribes against jazz for corrupting musical culture, against rock and roll for breaching the color-line. You will learn about the lawsuits that, surprisingly, shaped rap. You will read the story of some of music’s iconoclasts—from Handel and Beethoven to Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Ray Charles, the British Invasion and Public Enemy.

To understand this history fully, one has to roam wider still—into musical technologies from notation to the sample deck, aesthetics, the incentive systems that got musicians paid, and law’s 250 year struggle to assimilate music, without destroying it in the process. Would jazz, soul or rock and roll be legal if they were reinvented today? We are not sure. Which as you will read, is profoundly worrying because today, more than ever, we need the arts.

About James
James Boyle is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke Law School and the former Chairman of the Board of Creative Commons. He has written for The New York Times, The Financial Times, Newsweek and many other newspapers and magazines. His other books include The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, Shamans, Software and Spleens: Law and the Construction of the Information Society, and Bound By Law a comic book about fair use, copyright and creativity (with Jennifer Jenkins).  

About Jennifer
Jennifer Jenkins is a Clinical Professor of Law at Duke Law School and the Director of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain. Apart from her legal qualifications, she also plays the piano and holds an MA in English from Duke University, where she studied creative writing with the late Reynolds Price and Milton with Stanley Fish. Her most recent book is Intellectual Property: Cases and Materials (3rd ed, 2016) (with James Boyle). Her recent articles include In Ambiguous Battle: The Promise (and Pathos) of Public Domain Day, and Last Sale? Libraries’ Rights in the Digital Age.

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Social Issue Talk: Eviction Prevention: A Model for Addressing Homelessness in Massachusetts (rescheduled date)
Tuesday, April 10
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
Cooley LLP, 500 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-issue-talk-eviction-prevention-a-model-for-addressing-homelessness-in-massachusetts-registration-44491782118

Track Partner: Highland Street Foundation
Speaker: Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor
2018 Social Issue Track: The Renew Collaborative

Join the Social Innovation Forum on March 22, 2018 from 8:30 - 10:00 am for the Social Issue Talk "Eviction Prevention: A Model for Addressing Homelessness in Massachusetts." Breakfast will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP.

SPEAKER
Lydia Edwards, Boston City Councilor
As the Boston City Councilor, Lydia Edwards represents the independent voices of the Boston community, and prioritizes social and economic justice for marginalized groups. Lydia Edwards is a strong advocate for affordable, accessbile housing, and quality public education. 

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Urban China Seminar Series at MIT China Future City Lab
Tuesday, April 10
12:30pm to 2:00pm
MIT, Building  9-255, City Arena, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Yue Zhang, University of Illinois at Chicago

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THE 3 Rs of ELECTRICITY:  RELIABILITY, RESILIENCE, & RENEWABLES
Tuesday, April 10
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Wilmer Hale, 60 State Street, Boston
RSVP at https://members.e2.org/ext/jsp/controller?id=6282936089&sv=NE_3_Rs_Event&reply=yes

Featuring
Dale Bryk, Chief Planning & Integration, Officer for NRDC 
State Representative, Jennifer Benson, Massachusetts House of Representatives 
Steve Strong, Founder and President, Solar Design Associates

The days of large coal, nuclear, and gas-fired power plants are waning.  More than 100 cities, from Seattle to Nairobi, now receive at least 70 percent of their electricity from renewable energy.

One of the leading drivers of this energy revolution is the need for greater resilience. A major part of the answer? Installation of solar + storage systems and interactive microgrids. However, questions remain. Will these new systems be truly reliable?  Are they cost-effective? Will they provide the promised resilience and grid independence? And what are the policy barriers that are inhibiting their deployment?

Please join E2 and our panel of experts to discuss these innovative new solutions to power our 21st century grid.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Noah Dubin at noah at e2.org

About the Speakers:
Representative Jennifer Benson has represented Massachusetts’ 37th Middlesex District, which includes the towns of Lunenburg, Shirley, Ayer, Harvard, Boxborough, and Acton, since 2009. During her time in the legislature, Rep. Benson has been a leading supporter of clean energy and climate legislation. This session she introduced several important bills that would: promote investment in energy efficiency (H.1724); support local energy investment and grid infrastructure modernization (H.1725); and establish funds for the promotion of green infrastructure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (H.1726).

Currently, Rep. Benson serves as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. In addition to her Chairmanship, Rep. Benson is also the co-chair of the Afterschool and Out of School Time (ASOST) Coordinating Council; and she sits on the National Board of Directors for Women in Government.

Rep. Benson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Florida Atlantic University, and she holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Rep. Benson resides in Lunenburg with her husband, three children, and her two dogs.

Dale Bryk is the Chief Planning & Integration Officer for the Natural Resources Defense Fund (NRDC) In this role she codirects all the work being done under the various program umbrellas within NRDC, leveraging the organization’s talents to bring transformative change that will improve the environment and people’s quality of life. From 2010 to 2014, she was the director of NRDC’s Energy & Transportation program, where she worked to improve energy efficiency in buildings and appliances, commercialize renewable energy technologies, increase vehicle efficiency, and drive investment in low-carbon fuels. Previously, Bryk oversaw NRDC’s climate work at the state level, including the development of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Before joining NRDC, she practiced corporate law in New York and taught an environmental law clinic at Yale Law School. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, a master’s from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a JD from Harvard. She is based in New York City.

Steven Strong is the Founder and President of Solar Design Associates, an interdisciplinary group of professionals dedicated to the design, engineering and implementation of renewable energy systems specializing in solar electricity, electrical storage, wind and solar thermal systems in both utility intertied and micro-grid applications. 

SDA offer architects, engineers, building owners, government agencies and utilities a single-source of responsibility for all things renewable – including complete design and engineering services from concept design through construction documents, code compliance, utility liaison, permitting and procurement support along with technical support during bidding and construction as well as comprehensive system commissioning. 

Steven was appointed by the Clinton Administration to serve for 6 years as the US Representative to the International Energy Agency’s Experts Group on Solar Energy.  He has earned SDA an international reputation with completed work in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America and across the US from Maine to Hawaii. 

About the Organizer:
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national community of business people who believe in protecting the environment while building economic prosperity. Working with NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), E2 serves as a champion on the economic side of good environmental policy by taking a reasoned, economically sound approach to environmental issues. E2 works at both the state and national levels through its bipartisan efforts. Please visit our website at: http://www.e2.org

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Who Decides How Change Happens?
Tuesday, April 10
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Tufts, Cabot 702, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-decides-how-change-happens-tickets-44611168205

Who Decides How Change Happens? Theories of Change, Learning Agendas, and the Politics of MEL, a Conversation with Oxfam's MEL Team

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Planning for Change: Widett Circle & The Economies of Climate Preparedness
Tuesday, April 10
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/planning-for-change-widett-circle-the-economies-of-climate-preparedness-tickets-43933468186

Charles River Watershed Association & the Environmental League of Massachusetts
In addition to sea level rise over this Century, climate change will bring extreme precipitation resulting in flooding, long periods with little or no rain, and economic challenges to Boston we are only beginning to appreciate.
Join Bob Zimmerman of Charles River Watershed Association and Elizabeth Turnbull Henry of Environmental League of Massachusetts to discuss a very different vision of how we might manage the vagaries of climate and thrive economically.

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2018 Slomoff Lectureship - Building a World of Peace and Development with Rima Salah
Tuesday, April 10
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
UMass Boston, 100 William T Morrissey Boulevard, Campus Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-slomoff-lectureship-building-a-world-of-peace-and-development-with-rima-salah-registration-43889467579

Keynote Speaker: Rima Salah, Ph.D., Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine
Families and children are often the most affected by wars and violent conflicts. Today, millions of families find themselves trapped in situations of war and violent conflict that disrupt the fabric of their societies and compromise the very foundation of their institutions. Children are being killed and maimed, and appalling abuses are perpetrated against them. Compelled by this very devastating situation, "We the Peoples" of the United Nations recently reaffirmed their commitment "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war" by adopting resolutions, agendas and plans of action, heralding a new vision of building peace and development. A vision which includes families and children as agents of change and drivers of peace. Dr. Salah’s challenge to us: How to capture this vision and make this transformative shift, elevating the role of families and children in our pursuit of peace? 
The Sylvia and Benjamin Slomoff Lectureship, sponsored by UMass Boston alumnus Ben Slomoff, is an annual event that brings together leading scholars and practitioners advancing the field of conflict resolution.
http://bit.ly/Slomoff2018

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Tech & Democracy Workshop: Research Design for Policy Questions
Tuesday, April 10
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Harvard, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Room 226, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-democracy-workshop-research-design-for-policy-questions-tickets-44706811276

Join Fatima Alam, Ash Technology and Democracy Fellow, and a researcher on Google's Trust and Safety team, for a hands-on workshop. 
In this session, participants will discuss difficult technology policy issues and brainstorm research questions, methodologies, and data sources to uncover solutions to real-world policy problems. Participants will leave with an understanding of designing for policy research in applied settings. No prior specific policy-area expertise required. 
Dinner will be provided.

Registration is required! This event is capped at 26 people.
Things to Bring: Please bring a charged laptop.

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Emile Bustani Seminar: "Unfinished Revolution: The Challenge of Consolidating Tunisia’s Democratic Gains"
Tuesday, April 10
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building E51-335, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

“Unfinished Revolution: The Challenge of Consolidating Tunisia’s Democratic Gains”
Safwan M. Masri

Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, Columbia University
Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columba University

It has been seven years since the self-immolation of a Tunisian street vendor inspired a nation, and in turn a region, to rise up in defiance of a corrupt and autocratic regime and demand a better future. In the subsequent years since the overthrow of Zine al-Abadine Ben Ali, Tunisia has accomplished much on the political front: it oversaw the region’s first peaceful transition of power between an Islamist and secular party, passed a progressive constitution, and held free and fair parliamentary and presidential elections. But recent protests and strikes across the country remind us of the fragility of Tunisia’s nascent democracy.

The country continues to struggle with high unemployment, sluggish economic growth, rising debt, enduring signs of pervasive corruption, and an age-old problem of regional inequalities. Security breaches, particularly through Tunisia’s porous borders with neighboring Libya, pose a threat and have necessitated a state of emergency that has gripped the country since 2015. Civil society and government priorities clash over issues of security, transitional justice, and economic reform. What reforms might Tunisia’s coalition government seek to introduce to promote greater harmony and equality across the country? How are regional conflicts and rivalries influencing the small North African state? Can and should the international community do more to help Tunisia? 

Drawing on his recent book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly (Columbia University Press, 2017), Professor Safwan Masri will examine the factors that have led to Tunisia’s democratic transition and how the challenges facing the country as it attempts to consolidate its democratic gains may be addressed. Focusing on Tunisia’s history of reformism in the domains of education, religion, women’s rights, and civil engagement, Masri will argue that Tunisia stands out not as a model that can be replicated in other Arab countries, but rather as an anomaly.

Professor Safwan M. Masri is Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University. As an ambassador for Columbia, he cultivates relationships with Columbia alumni and with international leaders, essential to the continued development of a global Columbia. In this role, he helps coordinate various University-wide global initiatives, and works to extend Columbia’s reach to match the pressing demands of our global society. Masri’s scholarship is focused on education and contemporary geopolitics and society in the Arab world. He is particularly interested in understanding the historic, postcolonial dynamics among religion, education, society, and politics.

The Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar is organized under the auspices of the MIT Center for International Studies, which conducts research on contemporary international issues and provides an opportunity for faculty and students to share perspectives and exchange views. Each year the Bustani Seminar invites scholars, journalists, consultants, and other experts from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States to MIT to present recent research findings on contemporary politics, society and culture, and economic and technological development in the Middle East.

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Between Fear and Hope: How Resilient Can Cities Be?
Tuesday, April 10
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Northeastern, Renaissance_Park, 909, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston

Please join us for a presentation by Josef Konvitz, Associate Fellow, “Resilience”, New Cities Foundation; Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow, for the fourth and final Spring semester event in the Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies speaker series.

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Beyond Boston Strong: Reporters Reflect on the Marathon Bombings
Tuesday, April 10
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Mildred F Sawyer Library Poetry Center @ Suffolk University, 73 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-boston-strong-reporters-reflect-on-the-marathon-bombings-tickets-44620918368

Five years ago two bombs went off on the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A manhunt ensued and the city was on lockdown until one of the bombers was dead and the other was placed into custody.
Four lives were lost and the city was changed forever.

Please join us as veteran journalists share their experiences with the marathon and/or related items spanning from that day and the resilience of a city that popularized the term Boston Strong.
Panelists and moderator include:
David Abel (http://www.davidsabel.com/) is an award-winning reporter with The Boston Globe, a documentary filmmaker, and a professor of journalism. Abel and his colleagues at the Globe won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for their coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. 

Dave Wedge is an author and writer based in Boston. He writes for VICE and was an investigative journalist for the Boston Herald for 14 years. His book, "Boston Strong: A City's Triumph Over Tragedy," written with New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman, was adapted into the film "Patriots Day," starring Mark Wahlberg. 

Susan Zalkind is an independent journalist and writer based in Boston. She covers courts and crime, breaks news and writes investigative features. Zalkind has written about the triple homicide in Waltham and FBI shooting in Florida involving people tied to the Tsarnaev brothers. She also covered the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and has written for Boston Magazine and The Daily Beast. 

Ken Martin is a Boston based photojournalist and a long-time photojournalism teacher at Suffolk University. Martin with his students took photos at the explosion site as well as during the aftermath of the tragedy. 
Jordan Frias is president of the New England Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the moderator for this event
This event is part of the Suffolk University Sawyer Library Speakers Series, the Communication & Journalism Department and the New England Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
Light refreshments will be served.

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U.S. - Mexico natural resource management partnerships: Tearing down walls
Tuesday, April 10
5:00pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building 66-110, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge

Bruno Verdini, Executive Director, MIT-Harvard Mexico negotiation Program
The research underpinning this talk draws upon Verdini’s new book Winning Together: The Natural Resource Negotiation Playbook (MIT Press, 2017), winner of Harvard Law School’s Raiffa Award for best research of the year in negotiation, mediation, decision-making, and dispute resolution. The first fifty pre-registered individuals to arrive at this seminar will receive free copies of the book. 

Speaker Bio:
Bruno Verdini is executive director of the MIT-Harvard Mexico Negotiation Program and a lecturer in urban planning and negotiation at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning. He teaches “The Art and Science of Negotiation,” one of MIT’s highest ranked and most popular course electives across campus (with over 500 students from 20 different departments pre-registering per year), and leads training and consulting work for governments, firms, and international organizations around the world. As a diplomat, he has been involved with the teams negotiating financial, technical, and scientific cooperation agreements between Mexico and Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, India, Finland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as the IEA, IAEA, IRENA, IEF, OPEC, UNIDO, OLADE, and the World Bank.

In this talk, Bruno Verdini outlines an approach by which government, private sector, and nongovernmental stakeholders can overcome grievances, break the status quo, trade across differences, and create mutual gains in high-stakes transboundary water, energy, and environmental negotiations. Drawing on his extensive interviews with more than seventy high-ranking negotiators in the United States and Mexico—from presidents and ambassadors to general managers, technical experts, and nongovernmental advocates—and building upon theoretical and empirical findings, Verdini offers advice for practitioners on effective negotiation and dispute resolution strategies that avoid the presumption that there are not enough resources to go around and that one side must win while the other must inevitably lose.

Please note this is a public event and we will open our doors to unregistered participants 15 minutes before the event start time. To guarantee your seat, we recommend you register and arrive at least 15 minutes early.

If you are not able to attend, note there will be a high-quality recording of this seminar made available on our YouTube channel about a week following the event.

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MIT Waste Research & Innovation Night 2018
Tuesday, April 10
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
MIT Morss Hall, 142 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-waste-research-innovation-night-2018-tickets-42049524259

MIT Waste Alliance is back with its annual Waste Research & Innovation Night! If you are a student, researcher, or even a startup who wants to share your work and ideas regarding the waste sector, there is no better place and time to do it than here.
The theme for this year's panel is "Complex Waste Streams." All topics related to waste reuse and resource management will be accepted for poster and pitch presentations.

Join us to learn about the trends and happenings in the waste sector. Please sign up as a Poster or Pitch presenter by Friday, March 30, and we will follow up with details.

Stay Tuned. More details coming soon.

Tentative Schedule:
Networking: 5-5:30 pm
Panel: 5:30-6:30 pm
Pitches: 6:30-7 pm
Posters and food: 7-8 pm
Prize Announcement: 8 pm

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Shroud of Turin Talk
Tuesday, April 10
5:30pm
MIT, Building 54-100, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Considered one of the greatest mysteries of our time, the Shroud of Turin (the burial shroud of Jesus) continues to amaze scientists, historians, artists, and theologians. Bill Wingard, a speaker for the Shroud who was mentored by two of its principal scientists, will present the history, the science, the Passion, and the case for authenticity. An exact photographic representation of the actual Shroud that currently resides in Turin, Italy will be available for viewing. 

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Victoria Nuland: The Evolving Russia Challenge
Tuesday, April 10
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Tufts, ASEAN Auditorium, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/victoria-nuland-the-evolving-russia-challenge-tickets-44203241084

Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program for a lecture by Victoria Nuland on "The Evolving Russia Challenge." She will talk about her time in the U.S. government and the current approach of the Trump administration to Russia policy. Attendance is by registration only.

Victoria Nuland is CEO at the Center for a New American Security. She is also a Senior Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group, and Brady Johnson distinguished practitioner in the Grand Strategy at Yale University. Prior to joining CNAS, Nuland was Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, and a Brookings Institution non-resident senior fellow. A U.S. diplomat for 32 years, Nuland served as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (2013-2017), State Department Spokesperson (2011-2013), and U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2005-2008). She also served as Special Envoy and chief negotiator on the Treaty on Conventional Arms Control in Europe (2010-2011) and as principal deputy foreign policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney (2003-2005). Nuland has also served overseas in Russia, China and Mongolia and in various assignments in the State Department. She has a bachelor’s degree in history and international relations from Brown University.

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#MeToo and the Media
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018, 6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  Koa Beck, Jessica Bennett, Dahlia Lithwick, Zerlina Maxwell, Gabriel Sherman, Genevieve Roth
CONTACT INFO	IOP Forum Office
617-495-1380
DETAILS  A panel discussion featuring
Koa Beck, Editor-In-Chief, Jezebel
Jessica Bennet, Gender Editor, The New York Times
Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate
Zerlina Maxwell, Senior Director of Progressive Programming, SiriusXM
Gabriel Sherman, Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair
Genevieve Roth (Moderator), Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, HKS
LINK  http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/metoo-and-media

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Combining Livecoding and Real-time Software for Musical Improvisation
Tuesday, April 10
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Jason Levine, musician, performer, and computational artist will discuss his path through computer science and music technology to build his vibrant career and artistic practice. The talk will explore Levine’s ongoing quest to find the most expressive fusion of music and technology along with the obstacles and dilemmas he has encountered along the way.

The evening will include an improvisational mini-concert by Levine and a discussion with Levine and MIT Professor Eran Egozy, co-founder of Harmonix, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Free. No pre-registration required.

Also join us for Livecoding Sinusoidal Traversals through Sound Sorted in Space on April 12.

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John T. Dunlop Lecture in Housing and Urbanization: Raphael W. Bostic, “Fair Housing in the U.S.: Past, Present and Future?”
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium Room 105, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Lecture, Research study, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium Room 105, Cambridge, MA 02138
SPEAKER(S)  Dr. Raphael W. Bostic
COST  This event is free but requires registration. To register, click below.
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fair-housing-in-the-us-18th-annual-john-t-dunlop-lecture-raphael-bostic-tickets-43658413490
TICKET INFO  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events at gsd.harvard.edu.
DETAILS  Co-presented by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the Office of Communications.
Please join us as we welcome Raphael W. Bostic (AB '87) for the annual John T. Dunlop Lecture, which honors the late John T. Dunlop, a distinguished scholar and a longtime supporter of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Dunlop served as Dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, U.S. Secretary of Labor in the Ford Administration, and chair of Harvard’s Economics Department, among other positions.
Raphael W. Bostic, (AB '87) has been president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta since June 2017. This year he also is serving as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policymaking body of the Federal Reserve.
From 2012 to 2017, Bostic was the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC), where he first joined the faculty in 2001.  From 2015 to 2016, he also served as interim director of USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate and from 2016 to 2017 he chaired the center's Governance, Management, and Policy Process department. The founding director of USC’s Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast, his research has spanned many fields, including home ownership, housing finance, neighborhood change, and the role of institutions in shaping policy effectiveness.
From 2009 to 2012 Bostic served as the assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In that role, he was a principal adviser to the secretary on policy and research, helping the secretary and other principal staff make informed decisions on HUD policies and programs, as well as on budget and legislative proposals.
He also has served on many boards and advisory committees, including the California Community Reinvestment Corporation, Abode Communities, NeighborWorks, the National Community Stabilization Trust, the Urban Land Institute, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, the National Economic Association, and Freddie Mac.
Bostic graduated from Harvard University with a combined major in economics and psychology and earned his doctorate in economics from Stanford University.
LINK  http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/raphael-w-bostic-fair-housing-in-the-u-s-past-present-and-future/

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Action and Reaction: A Conversation with Corey Robin
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Andover Chapel, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Religion
SPONSOR	Ministry of Ideas
CONTACT	studentlife at hds.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Join us for a public conversation with Corey Robin about the ideology of conservatism. He argues that it is "not a commitment to limited government and liberty—or a wariness of change, a belief in evolutionary reform, or a politics of virtue." Instead, it is fundamentally a "meditation on—and theoretical rendition of—the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back.”
Corey Robin is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump—hailed by The New Yorker as “the book that predicted Trump”—and Fear: The History of a Political Idea. His articles have appeared in the London Review of Books, Harper’s, The New York Times, The Nation, and the American Political Science Review. His writings have been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Greek, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Latvian, Romanian, and Farsi. Robin has received many grants and awards, including the Best First Book in Political Theory Award from the American Political Science Association, and fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and Princeton University’s Center for Human Values. He is currently writing a book on Clarence Thomas and is also at work on a larger project about the political theory of capitalism. Robin is an active blogger, both at his eponymous blog and at Crooked Timber. He is a contributing editor at Jacobin. He and his work have been profiled in the The New York Times (“the quintessential public intellectual for the digital age”), the Chronicle of Higher Education(“one of academe’s most persistent brawlers”), and Tablet (“a Sartre for the social-media age”). Robin has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, and other media outlets. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter, and too many cats.

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Wednesday, April 11
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World Water Day Film Screening and lunch
 Wednesday, April 11
11:45am to 1:15pm
Northeastern, Curry Student Center, 144, 346 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Please join us on World Water Day: presentation by Dr. Susan Powers-Lee on marine plastic pollution and how it relates even back to our local neighborhoods around Northeastern; watch "Chasing Coral", a newly released film about plastic in our oceans and other waterways; eat some plant-based DELICIOUS food - open to all - the entire NU community and members of our local communities around Northeastern. Stop by for as long - or short as you can..bring a mug - help reduce waste! Donate unwanted keys to the "Key for Hope" campaign! Hosted by the Office of Community Affairs, and the Office of Energy Management/Sustainability.

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Solar Geoengineering Research Reading Group
Wednesday, April 11
12:00PM TO 1:00PM
Harvard, HUCE Seminar Room 429, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

A weekly reading group, interspersed with more formal seminars, to deepen members' understanding of solar geoengineering research.

Lunch provided. RSVP to contact listed.

https://geoengineering.environment.harvard.edu/

Contact Name:  Lizzie Burns
eburns at g.harvard.edu

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Gun Violence and Police Shootings in U.S. Cities: A Conversation with Professor Michael Siegel and Mayor Betsy Hodges
Wednesday, April 11
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
BU, Initiative on Cities, 75 Bay State Road, Boston

Join us for a discussion with BU School of Public Health Professor Michael Siegel and former Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges focused on firearm violence and community/police relations.

Professor Siegel is a nationally recognized scholar for his research on the firearm industry, and while in office, Mayor Hodges led numerous initiative aimed at improving public safety, and the relationship between her community and their police force.

Lunch will be served

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How to Fix Youth Sports Concussion Laws: Neuroscientific Perspectives
April 11
12:00 PM 
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Description
With growing neuroscientific research on sports concussions, states have revised their policies and statutes. Yet at present we have limited research on how these state sports concussion laws are working. This panel will explore the intersection of neuroscience and law in the context of preventing, detecting, and treating youth sports concussions.

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Panelists 
William Meehan, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital
Hosea Harvey, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Political Science (by courtesy), Temple University
Francis X. Shen, Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience at 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; Associate Professor of Law and McKnight Land-Grant Professor, University of Minnesota Law School; Executive Director of Education and Outreach, the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

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Donald Trump's Reactionary Mind: Corey Robin at The Harvard Law Forum
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wasserstein Campus Center, Room #1010, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Ethics, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Harvard Law Forum
CONTACT INFO	For more information, contact Pete Davis at PeDavis at jd18.law.harvard.edu.
DETAILS  Corey Robin teaches political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of The Reactionary Mind, which has been called “one of the more influential political works of the last decade” and “the book that predicted Trump.” His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, and the London Review of Books.
He is coming to Harvard Law School to share his insights on the history of the Right — and what it can tell us about the rise of Donald Trump and the future of Trumpism.
Free and open to the public, with lunch served.
For more information, contact Pete Davis at PeDavis at jd18.law.harvard.edu.
LINK  https://www.facebook.com/events/238627443344966/

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Black Privilege and Black Power: Black Consumers Managing Race and Racial Stigma
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
SPEAKER(S)  Cassi Pittman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Case Western Reserve University
COST  Free & open to the public
CONTACT INFO	hutchinscenter at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  A Q+A session will follow the talk.
LINK	http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events-lectures/events/april-11-2018-1200pm/spring-colloquium-cassie-pittman

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Ocean Development Policy, Climate Change, and Floating City Projects: The Ups and Downs of Oceanic Urbanization since the 1960s
Wednesday, April 11
12:00PM TO 1:30PM
Harvard University Science Center, Room 252, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Stefan Huebner, Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, hosted by Modern Sciences Working Group. 

The Environmental History Working Group at Harvard University convenes once or twice a month to discuss the many ways in which humans have shared their history with non-human entities and forces. We welcome participants studying all regions and time periods at any stage of their career and from any relevant branch of history or allied fields. 

Environmental History Working Group
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/envihist

Contact Name:  Daniel Zizzamia
zizzamia at fas.harvard.edu

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Boston Marathon Bombing: Five Years On
Wednesday, April 11
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
BU, Barrister's Hall, School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP to eventsps at bu.edu

The Boston Marathon Bombing: Five Years On, a conference sponsored by the Boston University Community.
April 15, 2018 will be the fifth-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. To commemorate this event, the BU Pardee School of Global Studies and other Boston University organizations are sponsoring a conference featuring first responders, a panel of international scholars to discuss terrorism, a panel of legal experts to explain how the US prosecutes terrorists, and an historical exhibit provided by BU’s Gotlieb Center. Two journalists who have written acclaimed books about the bombing are also scheduled to speak
The event will be held Wednesday, 11 April 2018, from 1:00-5:30 p.m., followed by a networking session at Barrister’s Hall at the Boston University School of Law.
The conference is free of charge and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required. Please RSVP to eventsps at bu.edu
Agenda (subject to change):  Introductory Remarks by Conference Coordinator: John D. Woodward, Jr., Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Pardee School.Overview of the Boston Marathon Bombing (Invited Speaker): Casey Sherman (BU Com ’93), Author of "Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy.”
Remembrances of the Marathon Bombing, 2013 -- Speaker: Rev. Dr. Robert Allan Hill, Dean of Marsh Chapel, BU.
A Boston Police Officer Remembers Boylston Street -- Speaker: Kelley Nee, Chief of the BU Police and retired Boston Police Department deputy superintendent.
Terrorism on the March: From the Northern Caucasus to New England --Moderator: Joe Wippl, Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Pardee School --Panelists include: Vesko Garčević, Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Pardee School; Dr. Gayane Novikova, Lecturer, Pardee School; Simon Saradzhyan, Founding Director, Russia Matters Project, Belfer Center, Harvard University.
Prosecuting Terrorists: The Boston Marathon Bombing Case -- Moderator: Ahmed Ghappour, BU Associate Professor of Law --Panelists include: Rebecca Ingber, Associate Professor of Law, BU Law; Peter K. Levitt, Esq., (BU Law ’95), former Assistant US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
Unanswered Questions about the Boston Marathon Bombing -- Speaker: Michele McPhee, Author of "Maximum Harm: The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI, and the Road to the Marathon."

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Robots, Trade, and Luddism
Wednesday, April 11
4pm
Harvard, Littauer M-15, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Arnaud Costinot

More information at https://economics.mit.edu/events?offset=2

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New England’s Wholesale Electricity Markets: Incompatible with Achieving Long-Term Regional Emissions Reduction Goals
Wednesday, April 11
5:30PM TO 6:30PM
MIT, Building 66-110, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-englands-wholesale-electricity-markets-tickets-44228686191

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-englands-wholesale-electricity-markets-tickets-...
The MIT Energy Initiative presents Abigail Krich, President, Boreas Renewables, LLC.
New England’s climate goals for carbon emissions reductions hinge on the transition from the domination of fossil fuels in electric power generation to the domination of low- and zero-emissions generators like wind, solar, and hydro. The wholesale electricity markets as currently designed will not send the price signals needed to achieve that transition, and it’s unclear whether they will be able to survive such a transition if the driving price signal is coming from outside the markets. This talk will explore the innate incompatibilities between New England’s push towards clean energy and its current wholesale electricity market design at a time when regional, national, and global power markets alike are grappling with how to reconcile markets and public policy.

Speaker Bio: Abigail Krich is the founder and president of Boreas Renewables, LLC, a consulting firm serving renewable energy developers, owners, operators, and advocates. Krich specializes in the interconnection process, Forward Capacity Market, and wholesale electricity markets managed by the Independent System Operator of New England (ISO-NE) and actively advocates with ISO-NE and in the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) for electricity market rules and system planning that will allow for the integration of high levels of renewable energy. She currently serves as vice chair of the NEPOOL Variable Resource Working Group. Krich holds a Master of Engineering in electrical and computer engineering and a BS in biological and environmental engineering, both from Cornell University.

This MITEI Seminar was made possible with the generous support of IHS Markit.

Please note this is a public event and we will open our doors to unregistered participants 15 minutes before the event start time. To guarantee your seat, we recommend you register and arrive at least 15 minutes early.

If you are not able to attend, note there will be a high-quality recording of this seminar made available on our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/MITEnergyInitiative about a week following the event.

mitei-online at mit.edu

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Georgia: The Cradle of Wine and Polyphony
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018, 6 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S010 (Tsai Auditorium), Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Concerts, Humanities, Music
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
SPEAKER(S)  George (Gia) Baghashvili, Georgian folklorist; ethnomusicologist; cultural activist; General Director, Artistic Union “Lomisi”
Gordela, Georgian folk group
COST  Free
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgia-the-cradle-of-wine-and-polyphony-tickets-43762025396
TICKET INFO  Free admission with registration. Please follow the link to be added to the registration list.
CONTACT INFO	For more information, please call 617-495-4037.
DETAILS  Join us for an evening celebrating the music and culture of Georgia.
Dr. George (Gia) Baghashvili, a well-known Georgian folklorist, ethnomusicologist and cultural activist, will provide background on Georgian musical culture in his talk, "Georgia: The Cradle of Wine and Polyphony." Gordela, a Georgian folk ensemble based at I.J. Tbilisi State University, will perform traditional Georgian folk music using a variety of string, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Dr. Bagashvili add context to the selections played by Gordela.
Reception to follow.
George (Gia) Baghashvili, PhD, is a well-known Georgian folklorist, ethnomusicologist and cultural activist. He is General Director of the Artistic Union “Lomisi,” a Georgian creative association. In 2000, he was awarded the Georgian State Prize for the creation of the Mengrelian songs potpourri. Dr. Baghashvili also has led several folkloric television and radio programs. He is the author of numerous scholarly publications and participant of the regular Tbilisi International Symposia on Traditional Polyphony.
Gordela is a Georgian folk group formed in 2007 at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Gordela performs polyphonic folk songs a cappella and with the accompaniment of string, woodwind and percussion instruments typical of Georgian folk music.
LINK  https://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events/georgia-cradle-wine-and-polyphony

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Findings from the Climate Ready Boston Report:  Climate Ready Boston Leadership Event
Wednesday, April 11
6:30 – 8 p.m. 
Arnold Arboretum, The Hunnewell Visitor Center, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain

Ellen Arnstein will share key findings from the Climate Ready Boston report and present on green infrastructure solutions to climate change’s effects.

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Two Sisters:  A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad
Wednesday, April 11
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning journalist and writer ÅSNE SEIERSTAD for a discussion of her latest book, Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad.

About Two Sisters
Two Sisters, by the internationally bestselling author Åsne Seierstad, tells the unforgettable story of a family divided by faith. Sadiq and Sara, Somali immigrants raising a family in Norway, one day discover that their teenage daughters Leila and Ayan have vanished―and are en route to Syria to aid the Islamic State. Seierstad’s riveting account traces the sisters’ journey from secular, social democratic Norway to the front lines of the war in Syria, and follows Sadiq’s harrowing attempt to find them.

Employing the same mastery of narrative suspense she brought to The Bookseller of Kabul and One of Us, Seierstad puts the problem of radicalization into painfully human terms, using instant messages and other primary sources to reconstruct a family’s crisis from the inside. Eventually, she takes us into the hellscape of the Syrian civil war, as Sadiq risks his life in pursuit of his daughters, refusing to let them disappear into the maelstrom―even after they marry ISIS fighters. Two Sisters is a relentless thriller and a feat of reporting with profound lessons about belief, extremism, and the meaning of devotion.

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Cyberattacks & Information Terrorism: The Next World War?
Wednesday, April 11 
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Museum of Science, Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston
RSVP at https://www.mos.org/public-events/cyberattacks-and-information-terrorism

Malware, ransomware, stolen credit data, fake online groups — just some of the recent cyberattack strategies. Hackers have hit voting systems in the United States, electrical grids in Ukraine, uranium enrichment facilities in Iran, plus hospitals, universities, and major corporations around the world. What's the worst-case scenario today and in the future? Is the United States prepared? Should there be international rules for cyberwarfare? Get up to speed on cybersecurity and all you need to know! Reception and book signing to follow.

A Reno Family Foundation Symposium – Part of the Cyber-Insecurity series.

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Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13
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DISEASES OF DESPAIR: THE ROLE OF POLICY AND LAW
Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2018
Northeastern University 
RSVP at https://events.attend.com/f/1383783165

Anne Case and Angus Deaton shocked the world with their 2015 report that noted an increase in all-cause mortality among middle-aged white non-Hispanic men and women in the United States. This pattern is not occurring in other groups within the United States and Europe. Their report, and others since then, have linked this trend to so-called deaths of despair (death from suicide, chronic substance use and overdoses) and their linkage to other determinants of health (education, labor markets, marital patterns). A recent update to the report makes it clear that this trend is no longer limited to any particular geographic region within the United States.

This year’s conference and associated scholarship will bring together experts, policymakers and academics to discuss the causes behind such trends, and to explore potential political, policy and legal responses for addressing broader determinants that affect the physical and mental health of Americans dying from these diseases of despair. Deeper examination into similar patterns among diverse populations, as well as analysis of continuing racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities, will be central to the discourse.

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Thursday, April 12
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Earth Day Festival at BUMC
Thursday, April 12
11:00 – 2:30 p.m.
BU Medical Campus, Talbot Green, East Concord Street and East Newton Street, Boston

Join us in celebrating our 8th annual Earth Day Festival—bringing together local businesses, non- profits, student orgs and more to celebrate sustainability together!

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Fake News and Misinformation Series: Jonathan Zittrain
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wexner 434, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Shorenstein Center
SPEAKER(S)  Jonathan Zittrain
DETAILS  Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University.
Jonathan Zittrain is the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Director of the Harvard Law School Library, and Faculty Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, human computing, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.
He performed the first large-scale tests of Internet filtering in China and Saudi Arabia, and as part of the OpenNet Initiative co-edited a series of studies of Internet filtering by national governments: Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering; Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace; and Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Board of Advisors for Scientific American. He has served as a Trustee of the Internet Society, and as a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum, which named him a Young Global Leader, and as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Federal Communications Commission, where he previously chaired the Open Internet Advisory Committee. His book The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It is available from Yale University Press and Penguin UK — and under a Creative Commons license.
LINK  https://shorensteincenter.org/event/fake-news-misinformation-series-jonathan-zittrain/

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Immigrant occupational health in Somerville through the lens of Environmental Justice
Thursday, April 12
12:00-1:00pm 
Tufts, Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

David Gute, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
David M. Gute is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine as well as at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He directs a M.S./Ph.D. program in Environmental Health and has served as the Academic Director of the Tufts in Talloires program located in the Haute Savoie, France.
Prior to joining the Tufts faculty Dr. Gute served as an Assistant Commissioner responsible for personal and environmental disease risk factor reductions with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and as an Epidemiologist with the Rhode Island Department of Health. He has served as a consultant for a number of organizations including the World Health Organization and AcademyHealth. He is interested and committed to offering environmental and public health training in a variety of settings including international venues, having lead and co-directed training programs in Brazil and the Philippines. Dr. Gute received his Ph.D. and M.P.H. from Yale University. Dr. Gute is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology.

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Building Worker Power in the New Gilded Age: Jane McAlevey at The Harvard Law Forum
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wasserstein Campus Center, Room #1010, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Harvard Law Forum
CONTACT INFO	For more information, contact Pete Davis at PeDavis at jd18.law.harvard.edu.
DETAILS  Jane McAlevey is a longtime organizer in the environmental and labor movements. She is a contributing writer at The Nation magazine and is the author of “Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)” and “No Shortcuts: Organizing For Power in the New Gilded Age.” She was recently a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program here at Harvard Law School.
She is returning to Harvard Law to to share her experience and insights into what it will take to organize deep worker power in our New Gilded Age.
Free and open to the public, with lunch served.
For more information, contact Pete Davis at PeDavis at jd18.law.harvard.edu.
LINK  https://www.facebook.com/events/166071667350783/

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Balancing Energy and Conservation: Utility-Scale Solar Development in California
Thursday, April 12
12:00 – 1:30 pm (lunch will be available at 11:30 am)
BU, Pardee Center, 67 Bay State Road, Boston
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef86bx4u5b2d1383&oseq=&c=&ch=

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future invites you to attend an upcoming seminar, “Balancing Energy and Conservation: Utility-Scale Solar Development in California” featuring Frank Davis, a professor at UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management.

California aims to derive half of its electricity generation (160 TWh) from renewable energy sources by 2030, much of which might be produced by utility-scale solar facilities. To minimize conflicts between renewable energy production and other land use goals, a wide range of regional planning efforts have been undertaken, the most ambitious being the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). Prof. Davis will review current trends in renewable energy production in California, describe the DRECP effort, and summarize findings from a spatial model examining projected future solar energy development, residential development, and climate change in the western Mojave Desert.

Frank Davis is a professor at UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, where he teaches landscape ecology and conservation planning. He directs the La Kretz Research Center at the UC Sedgwick Reserve, and is also Executive Director of the National Communications Office of the Long Term Ecological Research Network. From 2011 to 2016 he directed the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Frank’s research focuses on the ecology and conservation of California species and ecosystems in a changing climate, with a particular focus on oak woodland and forest ecosystems. He is committed to connecting ecological science to environmental policy and management, and is Vice-President for Public Affairs for the Ecological Society of America. An Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, Frank received his PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and his BA in Biology from Williams College.

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City Council Public Safety Committee 
Thursday, April 12
4:00 pm
Cambridge City Hall, Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

The committee will hold a public hearing to review the Mayor’s  Special Advisory Committee on Neighborhood Based Resiliency.

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Where the Girls Are: Arts activism around the globe
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Music
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Office for the Arts and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, with the Harvard College Women's Center
SPEAKER(S)  Three discussants -- singer Angélique Kidjo (2018 Harvard Jazz Master), playwright Ifeoma Fafunwa (2017-2018 Mary I. Bunting Institute Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study) and humanitarian Aubrey Doyle (Dubin Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, M.P.P. ‘18)
COST  Free and open to the public
DETAILS  With the rise of the #metoo and Time's Up movements, what is the role of the arts and artists in supporting the education, agency and self-expression of young females globally? Three discussants -- singer Angélique Kidjo (2018 Harvard Jazz Master), playwright Ifeoma Fafunwa (2017-2018 Mary I. Bunting Institute Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study) and humanitarian Aubrey Doyle (Dubin Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, M.P.P. ‘18) -- will join a town hall-style conversation 4:30 p.m. Thursday April 12 at Lowell Lecture Hall to share their knowledge and discuss activist work that focuses on girls around the world. The event will include a performance by Kidjo, a reading from Fafunwa's play HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True (staged earlier this year at American Repertory Theater) and a performance by undergraduate singers in Kuumba. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
The Learning from Performers event is presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, in partnership with the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Womens Center. The LFP event is part of a week celebrating Kidjo as the 2018 Jazz Master, including a concert featuring Kidjo and the Harvard Jazz Bands directed by Yosvany Terry, 8 p.m. April 13 at Sanders Theatre. For information on tickets for the April 13 concert, visit the Harvard Box Office or call: 617-496-2222.
Read about Angélique Kidjo's activism here and about her Batonga Foundation here. Listen to tracks from her recording EVE here.
Read a review of Ifeoma Fafunwa's play HEAR WORD! here.
Find out about Aubrey Doyle's work on human trafficking with Yazda: Global Yazidi Organization here.
LINK  https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/event/girls-and-arts-activism-around-globe

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Preventing the School-to-Prison Pipeline: An Innovative Collaboration between Social Work, Legal Services, and Public Health
Thursday, April 12
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 
BU, College of General Studies, 871 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 511, Boston 
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preventing-the-school-to-prison-pipeline-an-innovative-collaboration-between-social-work-legal-tickets-43989787639

The school-to-prison pipeline refers to a trend in which punitive school disciplinary policies and practices increase the likelihood that children will become involved with the criminal justice system. The school-to-prison pipeline is a critical public health and racial equity issue as it disproportionately affects low-income students, students of color, and students with disabilities. Children of color with emotional and behavioral challenges are excluded from school at the highest rates.

This event will feature an innovative, interprofessional partnership between lawyers from Massachusetts Advocates for Children and Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) team members from Dimock Community Service Agency/Justice Resource Institute. Their partnership combines CBHI case management and services with legal training, consultation and representation for children and families in school discipline and special education matters in Boston. The panelists will also highlight systems-level approaches to combat the school-to-prison pipeline, including a discussion of current MA laws related to school discipline, safe and supportive schools, and pending legislation related to the use of student arrests in schools.

Speakers: 
Maria Dixon, BA, Senior Family Partner, Dimock Community Service Agency | Justice Resource Institute
Vigny Fong, LCSW, Intensive Care Coordinator, Dimock Community Service Agency | Justice Resource Institute
Liza Hirsch, Esq., Staff Attorney, Massachusetts Advocates for Children 
Stephanie Molina, Esq., Bart J. Gordon Fellow/Staff Attorney, Massachusetts Advocates for Children
Moderator:  Astraea Augsberger, PhD, Assistant Professor, BU School of Social Work

*2 Free CEs Available*

This event is jointly sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health and the BU-ALPS (Advancing Leadership in Public Health Social Work) HRSA grant.

Questions? ciswh at bu.edu

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Generative models for the inverse design of molecules and materials
Thursday, April 12
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Le Meridien Cambridge/MIT, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Area-Group-for-Informatics-and-Modeling/events/247283921/

Abstract:  The world faces several challenges and opportunities associated with new materials. For example, in the field of renewable energy, access to cheap battery materials could transform our energy systems and help save the planet from severe climate change. Over the past century, chemists have focused on the theoretical prediction of structure to property relationships for molecules and materials. For a given molecular library, screening for structure-property pairs can lead to the development of correlations that aid in molecular design. A much more challenging and in general, open problem, is the idea of inverse design, given the desired set of desired properties, generate a candidate material in silico for experimental testing. Generative models can help solve this challenge by providing compact and relatively low-dimensional latent spaces that can be employed to search for candidate structures never seen in the training of the models. In this talk, I will describe the general workflow for an automated, "self-driving" materials laboratory that can be helped by tools from machine learning. I will then focus on our recent work on autoencoders and development of generative adversarial networks for generating candidate molecules, and also on optimization algorithms for robotic machinery. I will end with a vision of the interesting open questions and opportunities.
Alán Aspuru-Guzik is currently Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University, where he started his independent career in 2006 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2013. Alán received his B.Sc. from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1999. He obtained a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004, where he also was a postdoctoral scholar from 2005-2006.

Biosketch:  Aspuru-Guzik carries out research at the interfaces of quantum information and chemistry and machine learning and chemistry. He pioneered the development of algorithms and experimental implementations of quantum computers and dedicated quantum simulators for chemical systems. He has studied the role of quantum coherence in excitonic energy transfer in photosynthetic complexes. He has accelerated discovery by means of computation for organic semiconductors, organic photovoltaics, organic batteries and organic light-emitting diodes. He has worked on molecular representations and generative models for the machine learning of molecular properties. He is currently interested in automation and “self-driving” chemical laboratories.

Amongst other recognitions, Aspuru-Guzik has been the recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the Sloan Research Fellowship, and was selected as a Top Innovator under 35 by the MIT Technology Review. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and in 2013 he received the Early Career Award in Theoretical Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

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Livecoding Sinusoidal Traversals through Sound Sorted in Space
April 12
6 - 9 p.m.
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-livecoding-sinusoidal-traversals-through-sound-sorted-in-space-tickets-43899785440
Cost:  $10

Join Jason Levine, computational artist and musician, in an exploration of live coded music. Learn about Levine’s process and create your own improvised algorithmic composition during this special, one-time workshop.

Students will learn how to use the Extempore live coding language to synthesize sounds and create rhythmic and melodic patterns. Students will be encouraged to experiment with using code in an improvisational or artisanal mode in contrast to the traditional problem-solving mentality associated with coding.

Attendees must have prior coding experience and will need to bring their own headphones. Participants who are not able to bring a laptop computer can use one on loan, with advance notice provided. Includes dinner.

Limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration required.
$10/person (includes dinner).
18+ only. 

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Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
Thursday, April 12
6:30 PM (Doors at 6:00)
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store, WBUR, and WorldBoston welcome journalist and Brandeis professor ROBERT KUTTNER for a discussion of his latest book, Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?. He will be joined in conversation by ANTHONY BROOKS, WBUR's senior political reporter.

About Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
In the past few decades, the wages of most workers have stagnated, even as productivity increased. Social supports have been cut, while corporations have achieved record profits. Downward mobility has produced political backlash.
What is going on? Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? argues that neither trade nor immigration nor technological change is responsible for the harm to workers’ prospects. According to Robert Kuttner, global capitalism is to blame. By limiting workers’ rights, liberating bankers, allowing corporations to evade taxation, and preventing nations from assuring economic security, raw capitalism strikes at the very foundation of a healthy democracy.

The resurgence of predatory capitalism was not inevitable. After the Great Depression, the U.S. government harnessed capitalism to democracy. Under Roosevelt’s New Deal, labor unions were legalized, and capital regulated. Well into the 1950s and ’60s, the Western world combined a thriving economy with a secure and growing middle class.

Beginning in the 1970s, as deregulated capitalism regained the upper hand, elites began to dominate politics once again; policy reversals followed. The inequality and instability that ensued would eventually, in 2016, cause disillusioned voters to support far-right faux populism. Is today’s poisonous alliance of reckless finance and ultranationalism inevitable? Or can we find the political will to make capitalism serve democracy and not the other way around? Charting a plan for bold action based on political precedent, Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism? is essential reading for anyone eager to reverse the decline of democracy in the West.

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Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World
Thursday, April 12
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/samuel-moyn-not-enough-human-rights-in-an-unequal-world-tickets-44306584186

Samuel Moyn
The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, market fundamentalism has emerged as the dominant force in national and global economies. In this provocative book, Samuel Moyn analyzes how and why we chose to make human rights our highest ideals while simultaneously neglecting the demands of a broader social and economic justice.
In a pioneering history of rights stretching back to the Bible, Not Enough charts how twentieth-century welfare states, concerned about both abject poverty and soaring wealth, resolved to fulfill their citizens’ most basic needs without forgetting to contain how much the rich could tower over the rest. In the wake of two world wars and the collapse of empires, new states tried to take welfare beyond its original European and American homelands and went so far as to challenge inequality on a global scale. But their plans were foiled as a neoliberal faith in markets triumphed instead.

About the Author:  Samuel Moyn is a professor of law and history at Yale University, which he joined in July 2017. Previously, he was a professor of history at Columbia University for thirteen years and a professor of history and of law at Harvard University for three years. His research interests are in modern European intellectual history, with special interests in France and Germany, political and legal thought, historical and critical theory, and sometimes Jewish studies

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Friday, April 13
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Forum on Innovative Financing for Climate Adaptation
Friday, April 13
8:00 am-11:30 am
UMass Club, One Beacon Street, Boston
RSVP at https://climateadaptationforum.org/next-forum-april-13-2018/
Cost:  $15 - $45

Welcome: Daniel K. Moon, President & Executive Director, Environmental Business Council of New England, Inc.
Program Introduction & Overview: Rebecca Herst, Director, Sustainable Solutions Lab, University of Massachusetts Boston
Overview of Financing Climate Adaptation
Lisa Dickson, Steering Committee Member, Climate Adaptation Forum; Associate Principal, Resilience Leader, Arup
Financing Climate Resiliency – Governance and Financing
David Levy, Professor and Academic Co-Director
Sustainable Solutions Lab, University of Massachusetts Boston
Innovative Climate Adaptation Financing
Resiliency Bonds and Working with Municipalities
Samantha Medlock, Senior Vice President and North America Lead
Capital Science & Policy Practice
Willis Towers Watson
Green Banks – A Case Study
Lori Kerr, Senior Director
Climate Finance Advisors, LLC
Infrastructure Financing
John Markowitz, Director of Treasury Services
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Panel Discussion

The presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion. There will be adequate time for audience participation.

This is a part of the Climate Adaptation Forum series sponsored by the Environmental Business Council of New England and the UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab.  More information at https://climateadaptationforum.org/next-forum-april-13-2018/

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Regenerative Planning Workshop
Friday, April 13 
8:30 am - 10:30 am	
US Green Building Council, Hummingbird 12th Floor, 50 Milk Street, Boston
RSVP at https://usgbcma.org/event/introduction-to-lenses/
Cost:  $10.00

This Introduction to the LENSES Regenerative Framework will introduce you to the first principles of whole systems thinking, and then show how the LENSES frameworks and the process can help you to use these principles in your projects. You will walk away with tools to help make your work more fun and, more importantly, more meaningful. Based on years of work at the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University, the LENSES framework is a very useable tool for making sure each of your projects sing!
About the Instructor: Jim Newman | LEED AP O+M

Jim is founder and Principal at Linnean Solutions. He helped found the Massachusetts Chapter of the USGBC and held the position of Chair of the Board of the Chapter for two years. Jim is a founding Board member of the Resilient Design Institute. Created by Alex Wilson of BuildingGreen, the organization pursues research and education on resilience in the built environment. Jim is also a Board member of CLEAR, the owner of the LENSES regenerative development framework. Previously, Jim worked as the Director of Strategy at BuildingGreen.

Editorial Comment:  Jim Newman has been working on resilence in the built environment for decades.  He knows what he is talking about.

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MIT Clean Energy Prize 2018 Finals Competition
Friday, April 13
9:30am-7:00pm
MIT Samberg Center, 50 Memorial Drive, MIT Building E52- 7th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-clean-energy-prize-2018-finals-competition-tickets-44006236839

Hosted by the MIT Clean Energy Prize. Join the MIT Clean Energy Prize for the Grand Final Showcase and Award Ceremony. At the Showcase, you'll have an opportunity to meet this year's finalist start-up teams in categories including Generating Energy, Delivering Energy, Improving Energy Usage, and Energy for Developing Economies. At the Grand Finals Award Ceremony, you will hear pitches from the four track winners and prizes will be announced. You'll also hear from our keynote speakers including Tibor Toth of MassCEC!

9:00 - 9:30 AM: Registration (Samberg Center 6th floor)
9:30 - 11:00 AM: Delivering Energy & Improving Energy Usage (6th floor, Rooms 3+4)
11:00 - 12:30 PM: Break for lunch
12:30 - 2:00 PM: Generating Energy & Energy for Developing Economies (6th floor, Rooms 3+4)
2:00 - 3:00 PM: Semifinalist showcase with coffee and snacks (6th floor Hallway)
3:00 - 3:30 PM: Keynote - Tibor Toth, Managing Director of Investments, MassCEC (7th floor Saloon)
3:30 - 5:00 PM: Track finalists present (7th floor Saloon)
5:00 - 5:45 PM: Keynote Speaker (7th floor Saloon)
5:45 - 6:00 PM: Awards announced (7th floor Saloon)
6:00 - 7:00 PM: Happy hour (6th floor)

This is a free event. Reserve your tickets, or view the full event schedule.

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Bitter Pills:  The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs
Friday, April 13
3:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute welcome Boston University professor and researcher MUHAMMAD H. ZAMAN for a discussion of his latest book, Bitter Pills: The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs.

About Bitter Pills
Long the scourge of developing countries, fake pills are now increasingly common in the United States. The explosion of Internet commerce, coupled with globalization and increased pharmaceutical use has led to an unprecedented vulnerability in the U.S. drug supply. Today, an estimated 80% of our drugs are manufactured overseas, mostly in India and China. Every link along this supply chain offers an opportunity for counterfeiters, and increasingly, they are breaking in. In 2008, fake doses of the blood thinner Heparin killed 81 people worldwide and resulted in hundreds of severe allergic reactions in the United States. In 2012, a counterfeit version of the cancer drug Avastin, containing no active chemotherapy ingredient, was widely distributed in the United States. In early 2013, a drug trafficker named Francis Ortiz Gonzalez was sentenced to prison for distributing an assortment of counterfeit, Chinese-made pharmaceuticals across America. By the time he was arrested, he had already sold over 140,000 fake pills to customers.

Even when the U.S. system works, as it mostly does, consumers are increasingly circumventing the safeguards. Skyrocketing health care costs in the U.S. have forced more Americans to become "medical tourists" seeking drugs, life-saving treatments, and transplants abroad, sometimes in countries with rampant counterfeit drug problems and no FDA. Bitter Pills will heighten the public's awareness about counterfeit drugs, critically examine possible solutions, and help people protect themselves. Author Muhammad H. Zaman pays special attention to the science and engineering behind both counterfeit and legitimate drugs, and the role of a "technological fix" for the fake drug problem. Increasingly, fake drugs affect us all.

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The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder:  Labor's Last Best Weapon
Friday, April 13
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and the American Constitution Society welcome Boston University Law professor DAVID WEBBER for a discussion of his new book, The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor's Last Best Weapon.
About The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder

When Steven Burd, CEO of the supermarket chain Safeway, cut wages and benefits, starting a five-month strike by 59,000 unionized workers, he was confident he would win. But where traditional labor action failed, a novel approach was more successful. With the aid of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, a $300 billion pension fund, workers led a shareholder revolt that unseated three of Burd’s boardroom allies.

In The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor's Last Best Weapon, David Webber uses cases such as Safeway’s to shine a light on labor’s most potent remaining weapon: its multitrillion-dollar pension funds. Outmaneuvered at the bargaining table and under constant assault in Washington, state houses, and the courts, worker organizations are beginning to exercise muscle through markets. Shareholder activism has been used to divest from anti-labor companies, gun makers, and tobacco; diversify corporate boards; support Occupy Wall Street; force global warming onto the corporate agenda; create jobs; and challenge outlandish CEO pay. Webber argues that workers have found in labor’s capital a potent strategy against their exploiters. He explains the tactic’s surmountable difficulties even as he cautions that corporate interests are already working to deny labor’s access to this powerful and underused tool.
The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder is a rare good-news story for American workers, an opportunity hiding in plain sight. Combining legal rigor with inspiring narratives of labor victory, Webber shows how workers can wield their own capital to reclaim their strength.

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Saturday April 14
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2018 March for Science
Saturday April 14
1:00pm-3:00pm
Christopher Columbus Park, 110 Atlantic Avenue, Boston

Our focus this year will be on #climatescience & advancing science-based policy in MA, along with need for strong funding, diversity & inclusion.

RSVP and Volunteer at http://marchforscienceboston.betterfutureproject.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/189078908364928/

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Climate Ready Boston
Sunday, April 14
12:00 – 1:30 p.m 
BU, Robinson Chapel (lower level of Marsh), 735 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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Sunday, April 15
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Candidates' Forum with Democratic candidates for Governor and Secretary of State
Sunday, April 15
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Lesley University, University Hall Amphitheater, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Sign up to attend here: https://www.progressivemass.com/csfc_04-15-2018_candidate_forum

A schedule with specific speaking times for each candidate will be announced closer to the event date.

Progressive activism starts with activists, so we invite CSfC members to submit questions for the candidates at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKrsWTvicFSwSfRke8FTiTNfQZJDX0Irr0QE51Emc1adep4w/viewform

What issues do you most want to hear about? What do you want to know about each of the candidates? We want the questions to come from you! Please submit your questions by Monday, April 2nd. 

In each of these primary races, Progressive Massachusetts plans to hold endorsement votes, and our CSfC forum will help inform the endorsement process. Be sure your voice is heard and your questions are answered by coming out to the forum on April 15th.

If you need any additional information, please reach out to us at our Facebook page or email info at cambridgesomervilleforchange.com

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Monday, April 16
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Join the Harvard Divinity School Green Team for a film screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Monday, April 16
11:30 am–1:30 pm
Harvard, Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

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Energy Policy in India: A Research Agenda
Monday, April 16
12:00PM TO 1:30PM
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Kaveri Iychettira, Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS. Lunch is provided. 

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

Contact Name:  Louisa Lund
louisa_lund at hks.harvard.edu
617-495-8693

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Scales of Environmental Justice: Building a Transformative Politics
Monday, April 16
5:00pm
Harvard, Room 110, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Introductions
Robin Kelsey
Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and of South Asian Studies, Harvard University
Moderator, Ajantha Subramanian

Panelists
Indira Garmendia Alfaro, Chelsea GreenRoots
Kalila Barnett, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
Trina Jackson, Mission Works
Tenbit Mitiku, Alternatives for Community and Environment
Ami Zota, Environmental and Occupational Health, The George Washington University

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center is convened by Robin Kelsey (Dean of Arts and Humanities, Harvard University) and Ian Jared Miller (Professor of History, Harvard University).

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Post-Truth
Monday, April 16
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lee-mcintyre-post-truth-tickets-44306681477

Are we living in a post-truth world, where “alternative facts” replace actual facts and feelings have more weight than evidence? How did we get here? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Lee McIntyre traces the development of the post-truth phenomenon from science denial through the rise of “fake news,” from our psychological blind spots to the public’s retreat into “information silos.”

What, exactly, is post-truth? Is it wishful thinking, political spin, mass delusion, bold-faced lying? McIntyre analyzes recent examples—claims about inauguration crowd size, crime statistics, and the popular vote—and finds that post-truth is an assertion of ideological supremacy by which its practitioners try to compel someone to believe something regardless of the evidence.

About the Author: Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and an Instructor in Ethics at Harvard Extension School. He is the author of Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior (MIT Press).

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Tuesday, April 17
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Skyglow, Documenting the Effects of Light Pollution
Tuesday, April 17
12:30pm to 2:00pm
MIT Building 9-255, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

The second EPP lunch of the Spring 2018 term. Featuring guests Harun Mehmedinovic and Gavin Heffernan in a conversation with Professor Janelle Knox-Hayes. Lunch will be served.

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Public Broadcasting in the Age of Fake News: Can NHK, NPR, or the BBC Save Democracy?
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018, 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)  Henry Laurence, Associate Professor of Government, Bowdoin College
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	https://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/calendar/upcoming

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Climate Change and Global Health Seminar: Christopher Golden
Tuesday, April 17
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Harvard Global Health Institute, 42 Church Street, Cambridge

Please join us for an exciting Climate Change and Global Health seminar with Harvard School of Public Health reseracher, Dr. Christopher Golden

More information at https://globalhealth.harvard.edu/event/climate-change-and-global-health-seminar-christopher-golden

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Making Collective Intelligence Work: Learning, Liquidity, and Manipulation in Markets
Thursday, April 17
3:00p
MIT, Building 32-D463,Star Conference Room, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Dr. Sanmay Das, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
Abstract: Collective intelligence systems, from prediction markets to Wikipedia, have the capacity to provide useful information by aggregating the wisdom of the crowd. Yet the mechanisms that govern how individuals interact in these forums can substantially affect the quality of information produced. I will discuss this issue in the context of two specific problems in prediction markets: ensuring sufficient liquidity and mitigating manipulation. The accuracy of the information reflected in market prices depends on the market´s liquidity. In a liquid market, arriving traders have someone to trade with at a "reasonable" price, so they are willing to participate and contribute their information. Liquidity provision can be framed as a reinforcement learning problem for a market-making agent, complicated by the censored nature of observations. I will describe an algorithm for solving this problem using moment-matching approximations in the belief space, and discuss theoretical results and empirical evaluation of the algorithm in experiments with trading agents and human subjects, showing that it offers several potential benefits over standard cost-function based approaches. In markets where participants influence the outcome of the events on which they are trading, concerns over manipulation naturally arise. I will present a game-theoretic model of manipulation, which gives insight into the question of how informative market prices are in the presence of manipulation opportunities, and also into how markets can affect the incentives of agents in the outside world. In addition, I will describe our experience with a field experiment related to manipulation, the Instructor Rating Markets. Time permitting, I will also briefly discuss work in my group on related issues in other types of collective intelligence systems, for example, information growth, user engagement, and manipulation in social media like Wikipedia and Reddit.

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Becoming Invisible in the Ocean: The Story of a Hawaiian Squid
Tuesday, April 17
6:00PM
Harvard, Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/becoming-invisible-ocean-story-hawaiian-squid
Until recently, biologists considered bacteria to be pathogens that negatively affected the health of humans and other animals. Over the last decade, however, scientists have discovered
that most animals live with bacteria in mutually beneficial relationships. Using the Hawaiian bobtail squid and its bioluminescent bacterial partner as a model, Margaret McFall- Ngai, Professor and Director,  Pacific Biosciences Research Center, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, will address how animals select their bacteria—sometimes thousands of species—and how they maintain “diplomatic relations” with these microbial organisms.

More information at https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/becoming-invisible-ocean-story-hawaiian-squid

Contact Name:  hmnh at hmsc.harvard.edu

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Wrestling with the Devil:  A Prison Memoir
Tuesday, April 17
6:00 PM  (Doors at 5:30)
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Cost:  $5 - $27.00 (online only, book included) - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research welcome renowned Kenyan writer and scholar NGŨGĨ WA THIONG'O—author of the acclaimed novel Wizard of the Crow—for a discussion of his latest book, Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir.

About Wrestling with the Devil
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s powerful prison memoir begins literally half an hour before his release on December 12, 1978. In one extended flashback, he recalls the night, a year earlier, when armed police pulled him from his home and jailed him in Kenya’s Kamĩtĩ Maximum Security Prison, one of the largest in Africa. There, he lives in a prison block with eighteen other political prisoners, quarantined from the general prison population.

In a conscious effort to fight back the humiliation and the intended degradation of the spirit, Ngũgĩ—the world-renowned author of Weep Not, Child; Petals of Blood; and Wizard of the Crow—decides to write a novel on toilet paper, the only paper to which he has access, a book that will become his classic, Devil on the Cross.

Written in the early 1980s and never before published in America, Wrestling with the Devil is Ngũgĩ’s account of the drama and the challenges of writing fiction under twenty-four-hour surveillance. He captures not only the excruciating pain that comes from being cut off from his wife and children but also the spirit of defiance that defines hope. Ultimately, Wrestling with the Devil is a testimony to the power of imagination to help humans break free of confinement, which is truly the story of all art.

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The Road to Unfreedom:  Russia, Europe, America
Tuesday, April 17
7:00 PM (Doors at 6:00)
Alley Cambridge, 10 Ware Street, Cambridge
Cost:  $5 - $28.00 (online only, book included)Harvard Book Store welcomes TIMOTHY SNYDER, the award-winning author of On Tyranny and Bloodlands, for a discussion of his latest book, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.

About The Road to Unfreedom
With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar and information war in Europe and the United States.
Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself.  The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies and the uncertain character of Western political order.

This fundamental challenge to democracy presents an opportunity to better understand the pillars of our own political order. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty.

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Climate Ready Boston Leadership Event: Port Norfolk Civic Association
Tuesday, April 17
7:45 – 8:15 p.m.
Port Norfolk Yacht Club, 79 Walnut Street, Dorchester

Following the Port Norfolk Civic Association’s April Meeting, Maria Lyons and Aksel Allouch, Climate Ready Boston Leaders, will present about Climate Change in Boston and how citizens can be a part of preparedness and mitigation. Pizza will be provided.

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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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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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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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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://calendar.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

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