[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - April 8, 2018

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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  Islamic Constitutionalism: Not Secular. Not Theocratic. Not Impossible.
12pm  Air Quality and Water Implications of Power Sector Decarbonization in China: Effects of Strengthening Environmental Policies
12pm  The Involvement of Bank and Insurance Companies in the Atlantic Slave Trade
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 
5:45pm  Make Me Do the Right Thing: Politicians and Human Rights
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+
6pm  Igniting the Computational Renaissance: Machine Learning Society - Boston
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  How Science Is Misused in Making Animal Welfare Laws
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)
12pm  Solar Geoengineering Research Seminar:  Estimating Global Agro-Economic Impacts of Geoengineering Using Volcanic Eruptions as Natural Experiments
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?
2pm  Harnessing Quantum Light Science for Tabletop X-Ray Lasers, with Applications in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Morris Loeb Lecture in Physics
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  Restoring Peatlands in Russia: For Fire Prevention and Climate Change Mitigation
4pm  When You Think Crack Don't Think Black, Think White CIA
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
6pm  Unchoking the Charles River Throat
6:15pm  Racism: An Ongoing Dilemma - NEW DATE
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
7pm  China's Crisis of Success

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Wednesday, April 11
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11:45am  World Water Day Film Screening and lunch
12pm  Solar Geoengineering Research Reading Group
12pm  SLS Seminar: The dynamics of abrupt transitions and hysteresis in glacial ocean circulation
12pm  Gun Violence and Police Shootings in U.S. Cities: A Conversation with Professor Michael Siegel and Mayor Betsy Hodges
12pm  How to Fix Youth Sports Concussion Laws: Neuroscientific Perspectives
12pm  Donald Trump's Reactionary Mind: Corey Robin at The Harvard Law Forum
12pm  China’s Future: A Comparative Perspective -- A Book Talk with William Overholt
12pm  Black Privilege and Black Power: Black Consumers Managing Race and Racial Stigma
12pm  Ocean Development Policy, Climate Change, and Floating City Projects: The Ups and Downs of Oceanic Urbanization since the 1960s
12pm  Grand Plans in International Politics
1pm  Boston Marathon Bombing: Five Years On
4pm  Robots, Trade, and Luddism
4:15pm  Are We Still in This Together? The Death of Parties, the Rise of Tribalism in American Politics and What It Portends for Our Future?
5pm  Real Leaders Negotiate! – Gaining, Using, and Keeping the Power to Lead Through Negotiation
5:30pm  New England’s Wholesale Electricity Markets: Incompatible with Achieving Long-Term Regional Emissions Reduction Goals
5:30pm  The Power of Simple
6pm  Georgia: The Cradle of Wine and Polyphony
6:30pm  Findings from the Climate Ready Boston Report:  Climate Ready Boston Leadership Event
7pm  Two Sisters:  A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad
7pm  Cyberattacks & Information Terrorism: The Next World War?
8pm  Invested in Detroit

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Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13
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MIT Clean Energy Prize 2018 Finals Competition
DISEASES OF DESPAIR: THE ROLE OF POLICY AND LAW

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Thursday, April 12
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8am  Fragmented Work: Creating Opportunity and Security in the Gig Economy
11am  Earth Day Festival at BUMC
11:30am  Fake News and Misinformation Series: Jonathan Zittrain
12pm  Immigrant occupational health in Somerville through the lens of Environmental Justice
12pm  Building Worker Power in the New Gilded Age: Jane McAlevey at The Harvard Law Forum
12pm  OPIOIDS AND ADDICTION: A Governors Roundtable on State Approaches to Treatment
12pm  Balancing Energy and Conservation: Utility-Scale Solar Development in California
4pm  City Council Public Safety Committee 
4:15pm  The Calculus of Civic Engagement: Civic Design Online from Voting to News
4:15pm  Twenty-First Century Policing—Both Community and Law Enforcement as Requirements for Public Safety
5pm  Where the Girls Are: Arts activism around the globe
5pm  The City Talks: Storytelling at the New York Times’s Metro Desk
5:30pm  Preventing the School-to-Prison Pipeline: An Innovative Collaboration between Social Work, Legal Services, and Public Health
6pm  Vannevar Bush Lecture Series on Science and Technology Innovation: Fiona Murray & Phil Budden
6pm  Jonathan Massey | Building the Discipline We Deserve
6pm  Republican Resistance in the Age of Trump
6pm  Generative models for the inverse design of molecules and materials
6pm  Livecoding Sinusoidal Traversals through Sound Sorted in Space
6pm  Generative models for the inverse design of molecules and materials
6:30pm  Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
7pm  Fascism:  A Warning
7pm  Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World
7pm  The Economic Realities of Racism
7pm  From front page to big screen: ‘The Post’, ‘Spotlight’ & winning an Oscar

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Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 22
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Cambridge Science Festival
https://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/2018-festival/

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Friday, April 13
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8am  Forum on Innovative Financing for Climate Adaptation
8:30am  Regenerative Planning Workshop
9am  "Reinventing Local TV" Research Conference with Mike Beaudet & John Wihbey
2pm  La Terre de Demain: Reimagining Community Systems For A Better Tomorrow
3pm  Bitter Pills:  The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs
4:30pm  Talk by Honorable Kevin Rudd: China's Worldview under Xi Jinping
6:30pm  The Largest Art: A Discussion of Urban Design with Brent Ryan, Alex Krieger, and Rahul Mehrotra
7pm  The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder:  Labor's Last Best Weapon

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Saturday April 14
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9am  Citizen Science Day at Peddocks Island
12pm  Climate Ready Boston
1pm  2018 March for Science
4pm  Residential Designs of the Future - DNA Barcelona Architects

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Sunday, April 15
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8am  MIT Arab Science and Technology Conference
2pm  Project STEP Masterclass with Adrian Anantawan
3pm  Candidates' Forum with Democratic candidates for Governor and Secretary of State
6:30pm  Community Conversation: Understanding the Cannabis Industry

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Monday, April 16
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11:30am  An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
12pm  Energy Policy in India: A Research Agenda
12:15pm  Becoming a Pathogen: On the Topology of Soil Disease in California’s Strawberry Industry
5pm  Scales of Environmental Justice: Building a Transformative Politics
7pm  Post-Truth

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Tuesday, April 17
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10am  MIT Day of Action
12pm  Book Talk: “Has the West Lost it?” with Kishore Mahbubani
12:30pm  Skyglow, Documenting the Effects of Light Pollution
12:30pm  Public Broadcasting in the Age of Fake News: Can NHK, NPR, or the BBC Save Democracy?
12:30pm  The Conflict Over Natural Gas Reserves in the Mediterranean: Political Risks vs. Economic Opportunities
1pm  Climate Change and Global Health Seminar: Christopher Golden
3pm  Making Collective Intelligence Work: Learning, Liquidity, and Manipulation in Markets
4pm  Getting sustainability done: A panel of Chief Sustainability Officers
4pm  Globalization, Innovation, and Inequality: The 2018 Leontief Prize
5pm  The Art of Energy Revolution: From Ultra High Voltage Power Grids to Global Energy Interconnection
6pm  Becoming Invisible in the Ocean: The Story of a Hawaiian Squid
6pm  Wrestling with the Devil:  A Prison Memoir
7pm  The Road to Unfreedom:  Russia, Europe, America
7pm  Urban Farming: A Conversation with Nataka Crayton
7pm  Food, Feelings, & Cookbook Conversations
7:45pm  Climate Ready Boston Leadership Event: Port Norfolk Civic Association

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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

Notes on the March for Our Lives Rally
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/04/03/1754187/-Notes-on-the-March-for-Our-Lives-Rally

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Monday, April 9
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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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Islamic Constitutionalism: Not Secular. Not Theocratic. Not Impossible.
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 9, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wasserstein B010, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Law, Religion
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change
SPEAKER(S)  Asifa Quraishi-Landes, Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
CONTACT INFO	ilsplsc at law.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Asifa Quraishi-Landes, a leading scholar on Islamic law and constitutionalism, will discuss her current project: proposing a structure for Islamic constitutionalism that is inspired by Islamic jurisprudence and Muslim history, yet designed for contemporary realities. This structure is conceptually different from the typical “Islamic state” imagined by modern political Islamic movements, and builds on the pre-colonial historical separation of Muslim lawmaking power between politics and legislation. She will demonstrate that—if we step outside the Eurocentric concept of law and the European nation-state paradigm—an Islamic constitutionalism that is not secular and not theocratic is not impossible.
LINK  http://ilsp.law.harvard.edu/islamic-constitutionalism-not-secular-not-theocratic-not-impossible/

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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 Involvement of Bank and Insurance Companies in the Atlantic Slave Trade
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 9, 2018, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS Knafel, K262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Weatherhead Initiative on Global History
SPEAKER(S)  Christian Cwik, Chair for Atlantic and European History, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
CONTACT INFO	jbarnard at wcfia.harvard.edu
LINK  https://wigh.wcfia.harvard.edu/event/lunch-seminar-christian-cwik

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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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Make Me Do the Right Thing: Politicians and Human Rights
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 9, 2018, 5:45 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Rubenstein 414AB, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
SPEAKER(S)  Stephen Rickard, Director of the Washington Advocacy Program for Open Society Foundations
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	karen_mccabe at hks.harvard.edu
LINK  https://carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu/event/fierce-urgency-now-speaker-series-stephen-rickard-make-me-do-right-thing-politicians-and

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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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Igniting the Computational Renaissance: Machine Learning Society - Boston
Monday, April 9
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Venture Cafe - Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/igniting-the-computational-renaissance-machine-learning-society-boston-tickets-44120366203

Have you registered for the "Magnetizing Intelligence" tour?
Join the founder of the Machine Learning Society and the CO, Science & Tech social network on April 9th at Cambridge Innovation Center for a fireside chat about "Igniting the Computational Renaissance”
Tristen will cover a variety of topics related to Artificial Intelligence, Biotech and Cybersecurity) with specific emphasis on:
Structuring high-performance technical teams.
Self-evaluation and developing new skills in Data+Science.
Community resources: Free Lectures, Jobs, Projects, and Initiatives.
Event Announcements: A big Hackathon is coming!

Tristen Tyler Blake Bio:
Founder | Community Architect at The Machine Learning Society
Founder | Information Trafficker at "CO" a Science & Tech Social Network

Tristen is an explorer, writer, and technology diplomat. As the Founder of The Machine Learning Society and CO, a Data+Science social network, he is dedicated to accelerating global innovations in Science, Technology and Culture. His passion brings together Governments, Academic Institutions, Fortune 500 companies and thousands of scientists to act on solving the world's biggest challenges.
Tristen has launched several initiatives including San Diego's Synthetic Infrastructure development project, The Scientific Petition for the DeepBIO Conference | Hackathon, and a global Machine Learning training program for Data Scientist, which aims to identify the key principles that govern high performance technical teamwork. Tristen also hosts influential community events in a broad range of subject areas including Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, Cryptocurrency, Robotics and Mathematics. He speaks publicly about the significance of investing in technologies that engineer higher yielding crops, more efficient renewable energy systems and embedding Smart Cities with adaptive infrastructure. Join his mission to ignite a Computational Renaissance.

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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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How Science Is Misused in Making Animal Welfare Laws
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wasserstein 2009, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Law, Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Animal Law & Policy Program, Harvard Law School
SPEAKER(S)  Malcolm Caulfield (University of Wollongong, University of Technology Sydney, and the Animal Law Institute)
CONTACT INFO	alpp at law.harvard.edu
DETAILS  In Australia, the development of animal welfare law relating to farm animals involves a review process which is dominated by the animal use industry. The industry energetically maintains that animal welfare standards should be "guided by science, not emotion." Industry references to relevant science predominantly rely on studies which measure so-called "stress hormones," such as cortisol or corticosterone. Conveniently, these measures invariably show that the hormones do not change when animals are exposed to practices which would be expected to be bad for welfare. Examples include housing pregnant sows and battery chickens in cages for most of their lives. This allows industry to claim that these practices are not detrimental. This presentation will debunk this sort of science, using the recent development of welfare standards for egg-laying chickens as an example.
LINK  https://www.facebook.com/events/2099933153380676/

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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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Solar Geoengineering Research Seminar:  Estimating Global Agro-Economic Impacts of Geoengineering Using Volcanic Eruptions as Natural Experiments
Tuesday, April 10
12:00PM TO 1:30PM
Harvard, Land Lecture Hall, 4th floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

with Solomon Hsiang, Chancellor’s Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
The fourth Solar Geoengineering Research Seminar, co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and the Belfer Center’s Science Technology and Public Policy program. Lunch provided. Formal seminars are interspersed with more informal weekly reading group meetings on Wednesdays to deepen members’ understanding of solar geoengineering research. 

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

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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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Harnessing Quantum Light Science for Tabletop X-Ray Lasers, with Applications in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Morris Loeb Lecture in Physics
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Jefferson 250, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Department of Physics, Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Margaret Murnane
Director of the US National Science Foundation STROBE Science and Technology Center on functional nanoimaging
Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder
Fellow, JILA
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	Jolanta Davis, 617-495-2866, jmdavis at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Ever since the invention of the laser over 50 years ago, scientists have been striving to create an X-ray version of the laser. The X-ray sources we currently use in medicine, security screening, and science are in essence the same X-ray light bulb source that Röntgen used in 1895. In the same way that visible lasers can concentrate light energy far better than a light bulb, a directed beam of X-rays would have many useful applications in science and technology. The problem was that until recently, we needed ridiculously high power levels to make an x-ray laser. To make a practical, tabletop-scale, X-ray laser source required taking a very different approach that involves transforming a beam of light from a visible femtosecond laser into a beam of directed X-rays. The story behind how this happened is surprising and beautiful, highlighting how powerful our ability is to manipulate nature at a quantum level. Along the way, we also learned to generate the shortest strobe light in existence - fast enough to capture the fastest attosecond electron dynamics in materials. We also learned how to achieve sub-wavelength spatial resolution at soft X-ray wavelengths for the first time. These new capabilities are already impacting nano and materials science, as well as showing promise for next-generation electronics, data and energy storage devices.

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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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Restoring Peatlands in Russia: For Fire Prevention and Climate Change Mitigation
Tuesday, April 10
4–5 pm
Harvard, Northwest B101, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Peatlands play a crucial role in climate change mitigation and fire prevention. Yet as they are drained for agriculture, forestry, and peat extraction – and subsequently abandoned – they release greenhouse gases, pose serious fire hazards, and threaten local biodiversity, all of which can have dire health consequences.

"Restoring Peatlands in Russia: For Fire Prevention and Climate Change Mitigation," the latest event in the "Planetary Health Solutions" series, showcases the efforts of Jozef Bednar, Project Manager of Wetlands International, in one of the largest on-the-ground peatland restoration projects in the world, recently recognized with the UNFCCC Momentum For Change Award in Planetary Health.

Join us for a discussion on how peatland restoration can prevent fires, mitigate climate change, create new agricultural opportunities, safeguard biodiversity, and protect our health. Loretta Mickley, Senior Research Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Samuel Myers, Principal Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, will moderate the discussion.

This event is co-sponsored by the Planetary Health Alliance, the Harvard Chan School, the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment. 

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When You Think Crack Don't Think Black, Think White CIA
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Robinson Hall, Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops, Education, Humanities
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Charles Warren Center & Crime and Punishment in American History Workshop
SPEAKER(S)  Donna Murch (Rutgers University)

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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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Unchoking the Charles River Throat
Tuesday, April 10
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Fort Point Room / Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unchoking-the-charles-river-throat-tickets-44759129762

How can walking & biking connections to the river parklands from Allston, Brookline, and Downtown be part of the MassDOT I-90 Allston Reconstruction? 

April 10, 2018 6:00 - 8:00pm Fort Point Room / Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress St
Presentations by:
Joe Beggan, Harvard University 
Alan Mountjoy, NBBJ 
Mark Dawson, Sasaki 
Michael Nichols, Esplanade Association
Panel discussion and audience Q&A moderated by ArchitectureBoston editor Renée Loth with:
Jim Aloisi, Former MassDOT Secretary
Antonio DiMambro, urban planner 
Tom Doolittle, Boston Society of Landscape Architects
Emily Saul, November Project Boston co-leader 
Kishore Varanasi, CBT
Discussion will include:
Wadsworth Path, an at-grade People's Pike path connecting Allston Village, West Station, and Franklin St footbridge
Footbridges over at-grade I-90
Separated paths on boardwalk/fill in the "throat"
Straightened path under BU Bridge & rebuilt Grand Junction / Soldiers Field Road Bridge

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Racism: An Ongoing Dilemma - NEW DATE
Tuesday, April 10
6:15 PM – 8:15 PM EDT
Cathedral Church of St. Paul (across from Park Street T station), 138 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racism-an-ongoing-dilemma-new-date-tickets-44156015832

A Symposium with Journalists from The Boston GlobeSpotlight Team
A Faith That Does Justice is pleased to welcome journalists from The Boston Globe Spotlight Team as panelists at its next Community Meeting. In a 7-part series, the Spotlight Team took on the dilemma of Racism, looking into how much the city of Boston’s national reputation as a place that’s unwelcoming to blacks is based on current reality.
A Faith That Does Justice is joined by three key members of the Spotlight Team: Akilah Johnson, a significant contributor to the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing; Lizbeth Kowalczyk, a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and a finalist for the Scripps Howard award for investigative reporting in 2015; and, Patricia Wen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and editor of the Spotlight Team since 2017. Reverend Rahsaan D. Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, will moderate. He is an ordained reverend in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
We look forward to having you with us for what promises to be an enriching program. Space is limited. Please register now for admission to the meeting. Your financial support makes these community meetings possible. When you register, please donateto support this Community Meeting. Please know we are grateful for your support.
For updates and more information, please follow us on Twitter: @FaithJusticeUSA

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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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China's Crisis of Success
Tuesday, April 10
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/william-h-overholt-chinas-crisis-of-success-tickets-44306467838

China's Crisis of Success provides new perspectives on China's rise to superpower status, showing that China has reached a threshold where success has eliminated the conditions that enabled miraculous growth. Continued success requires re-invention of its economy and politics. The old economic strategy based on exports and infrastructure now piles up debt without producing sustainable economic growth, and Chinese society now resists the disruptive change that enabled earlier reforms. While China's leadership has produced a strategy for successful economic transition, it is struggling to manage the politics of implementing that strategy. After analysing the economics of growth, William H. Overholt explores critical social issues of the transition, notably inequality, corruption, environmental degradation, and globalisation. He argues that Xi Jinping is pursuing the riskiest political strategy of any important national leader. Alternative outcomes include continued impressive growth and political stability, Japanese-style stagnation, and a major political-economic crisis.

About the author: 
Dr. William H. Overholt is president of Fung Global Institute and an expert on Asia and US-Asia relations. He is senior research fellow at John F. Kennedy School of Government's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation,at Harvard University, and is principal of AsiaStrat LLC, a consulting firm. Overholt has a long history of analyzing Asia for both the public and private sectors. He has served as political advisor to several of Asia's major political figures and has done consulting projects for Korea Development Institute, The Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform, and Thailand's Ministry of Universities. His consulting experience ranges from strategic planning to foreign affairs to the Conference Board, U.S. Army Strategic Studies Institute, the Foreign Service Institute, Dean Witter Reynolds, A.G. Becker & Co., MacMillan Bloedel, Honda Motor Company, Tong Yang Securities, 13-D Research, Matterhorn Palmyra Fund, and numerous other corporations.

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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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SLS Seminar: The dynamics of abrupt transitions and hysteresis in glacial ocean circulation
Wednesday, April 11
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-923, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Sophie Hines (Caltech)
High-latitude Northern Hemisphere climate during the last glacial period was characterized by a series of abrupt climate changes, known as Dansgaard-Oeschger (DO) events. These shifts in inferred Northern Hemisphere high-latitude temperature have been linked to changes in Atlantic meridional overturning strength. Ocean overturning circulation is non-linear and models have suggested that it may exist in multiple steady state configurations. A dynamical systems approach to understanding this behavior is to look for hysteresis in the system. We do this using a time-dependent dynamical box model with four density classes and two basins that are linked by a Southern Ocean. The dynamics of the Southern Ocean region explicitly obey residual mean theory. Our model exhibits hysteresis in steady-state basin stratification as a function of North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW) formation strength. The width of the hysteresis is dependent on the relative density of NADW and the extent of sea ice in the Southern Ocean. There is evidence from the Last Glacial Maximum that ocean circulation existed in separated "two-cell" configuration and this has been hypothesized to be the result of Southern Ocean sea ice. We determine circulation configuration in our model as a function of sea ice extent, as well as NADW strength and density.

About the Speaker
Sophie Hines is a paleoceanographer interested in glacial-interglacial climate change and the role of the ocean in major climate transitions. She is working with Jess Adkins, John Eiler, and Andrew Thompson as a graduate student at Caltech. During her PhD, she has been combining precise geochemical measurements on fossil deep-sea corals with simple physical models of the ocean in order to understand changes in ocean circulation in the past.

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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
Wednesday, 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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China’s Future: A Comparative Perspective -- A Book Talk with William Overholt
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018, 12 – 1:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200 North, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
SPEAKER(S)  William Overholt
CONTACT INFO	info at ash.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Please join us for a book talk with William Overholt, Senior Fellow, Harvard Asia Center, author China's Crisis of Success. Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, will moderate.
Lunch will be served.

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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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Grand Plans in International Politics
Wednesday, April 11
12:00pm to 1:30pm
MIT, Building E40-496 (Pye Room), 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Summary
State officials and policy commentators commonly believe that their own state just "muddles through" when it comes to navigating international politics. Simultaneously, they view other states -- particularly adversarial ones -- as operating according to comprehensive, long-term "grand" plans. These two perceptions cannot, by virtue of their contradictory nature, both be accurate as general statements about international politics. Robert Jervis, in his masterpiece on the subject of misperceptions, argues that the belief that other states have grand plans is much more common than the reality it seeks to describe. Yet, even Jervis admits that "plots are common" in international politics. This seminar addresses the questions of the existence and effects of comprehensive, long term grand plans and their effects on state behavior by examining a least-likely case for finding the existence of effective plans: the US response to the rise of China.

Short Bio
Nina Silove is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on grand strategy, strategic planning, and U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific. She holds a DPhil. (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a degree in law with first class honors from the University of Technology, Sydney. Previously, she was (twice) a Research Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a postdoctoral fellow at the Clements Center for National security at the University of Texas at Austin, a fellow at the Center for International Politics in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research has appeared in the journals International Security and Security Studies.

SSP Wednesday Seminar
All Welcome.

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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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Are We Still in This Together? The Death of Parties, the Rise of Tribalism in American Politics and What It Portends for Our Future?
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, IOP Conference Room, L-166, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
SPEAKER(S)  Scott Jennings, IOP Spring 2018 Resident Fellow
Amy Dacey, Chief Executive Officer, Former Democratic National Committee
Mike Shields, Former Chief of Staff, Republican National Committee
DETAILS  George Washington warned us: “…[political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion." Scott Jennings will host former RNC Chief of Staff Mike Shields and former DNC Chief Executive Officer Amy Dacey to explore the weaknesses in the two-party system today.
LINK	http://iop.harvard.edu/calendar/events/history-political-parties-and-their-role-american-politics-two-party-system-we’ve

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Real Leaders Negotiate! – Gaining, Using, and Keeping the Power to Lead Through Negotiation
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Pound Hall, Room 101, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Law, Lecture, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
SPEAKER(S)  Jeswald W. Salacuse, Distinguished Professor and Henry J. Braker Professor of Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Executive Committee Member, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
CONTACT INFO	Julie Barrett, jbarrett at law.harvard.edu
DETAILS  "Real Leaders Negotiate!" examines the central role of negotiation in gaining, exercising, and retaining leadership within organizations, large and small, public and private. Contrary to conventional wisdom that leaders command to achieve their goals, this book argues that to lead is to negotiate. Drawing on cases from government, business, and international relations, as well as his own wide ranging experience as a leader of various organizations over four decades, the author instructs readers on the ways to use negotiation to lead effectively throughout each of the three phases of the leadership lifecycle: 1) leadership attainment, 2) leadership action, and 3) leadership preservation and loss. Thus he explains how Warren Buffett through skillful negotiation saved Salomon Brothers from extinction, how President George H. W. Bush successfully negotiated the creation and mobilization of the international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein from Kuwait, and how Angela Merkel negotiated to defeat challenges to her position as Chancellor of Germany. While many scholars and professionals have viewed negotiation and leadership as separate strands of endeavor that have little to do with one another, in this book, as MIT’s Professor Lawrence Susskind has noted, the issues of leadership and negotiation have finally been joined.
LINK  https://www.pon.harvard.edu/events/real-leaders-negotiate-gaining-using-keeping-power-lead-negotiation-book-talk-jeswald-w-salacuse/

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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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The Power of Simple
Wednesday, April 11
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Harvard Innovation Labs, 125 Western Avenue, Classroom, Allston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-simple-tickets-43860883082

This is a high concept presentation on the importance of simplfying the complex in all forms of innovation, and an examination of just how complicated simplifying can be.
Einstein once said everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler. He also said if you can't explain something simply enough you don't understand it well enough.
That's why you should attend this simple workshop.

Editorial Comment:  KISS is Keep It Simple, Stupid not Keep It Simple (and) Stupid.

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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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Invested in Detroit
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018, 8 – 9 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)  Jamie Dimon, Mike Duggan, Peter Scher, Karen Mills
CONTACT INFO	IOP Forum Office, 617-495-1380
DETAILS  A Conversation with
Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase
Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit (2014-Present)
Peter Scher, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase
Karen Mills (Moderator), Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School, Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration (2009-2013)
LINK  http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/invested-detroit

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Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13
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MIT Clean Energy Prize 2018 Finals Competition
Thursday, April 12 - Friday, April 13
9:30 AM – 7:00 PM EDT
MIT, Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Free and open to the public: Come see firsthand the next generation of start-ups that will shape the future of energy. You are cordially invited to join us for the 2018 MIT Clean Energy Prize Competition! 18 semifinalist teams will compete within four tracks (Generating Energy, Delivering Energy, Improving Energy Usage, and Energy for Developing Economies), followed by four finalist teams competing for the grand prize. Over $100,000 will be awarded!
Please RSVP so we may have an estimate of attendance. 
Learn more here:  http://cep.mit.edu

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DISEASES OF DESPAIR: THE ROLE OF POLICY AND LAW
Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13
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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Fragmented Work: Creating Opportunity and Security in the Gig Economy
Thursday, April 12
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Urban College of Boston, 2nd FL., China Trade Bldg., 2 Boylston Street, Downtown Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fragmented-work-creating-opportunity-and-security-in-the-gig-economy-tickets-38078486779

Insecurity is increasingly the hallmark of work. Family-sustaining jobs have broken down into gigs and self-employment. How can basic supports like sick time, health insurance, and pensions adapt? How do we mitigate the psychological stress? Can we develop careers with real opportunity in the Gig Economy?

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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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OPIOIDS AND ADDICTION: A Governors Roundtable on State Approaches to Treatment
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, The Leadership Studio, 677 Huntington Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
SPEAKER(S)  EXPERT PARTICIPANTS
Steven Beshear, Former Governor of Kentucky
Jim Douglas, Former Governor of Vermont
Jack Markell, Former Governor of Delaware
Ted Strickland, Former Governor of Ohio
Kathleen Sebelius, Former Governor of Kansas and the 21st United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
MODERATOR  Scott Malone, Boston Bureau Chief, Reuters
COST  Free webcast
TICKET WEB LINK  https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Rd1sTcjtWafU8J
CONTACT INFO	theforum at hsph.harvard.edu
DETAILS  President Trump recently described a plan to tackle the opioid abuse crisis that includes tougher sentencing on dealers and expanding access to treatment. The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis cites the need to move ahead quickly with treatment alternatives for those addicted to opioids. Yet, recent public surveys show that Americans are confused about opioid-treatment programs, with only about half believing there is an effective, long-term addiction treatment. There are programs offered for the treatment of opioid addiction, including medicated–assisted treatment, drug rehabilitation programs, addiction support groups, and counseling. This Forum — featuring five former governors — will examine the state government’s role in current and future approaches to treatment. These approaches may include educating the public about these alternatives, paying for them, regulating their performance and availability, training and certifying health professionals in their use, and developing guidelines for certification of these treatments. This second in a series of Governors Roundtables will address these questions from the broad perspective of Governor’s offices.
LINK	https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/events/opioids-and-addiction/

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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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The Calculus of Civic Engagement: Civic Design Online from Voting to News
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 12, 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)  Adam Conner, IOP Spring 2018 Resident Fellow
Anthea Watson Strong, Product Manger for News, Facebook
DETAILS  The internet has opened, accelerated, and shifted how Americans engage with everything. Anthea Watson Strong has been at the forefront of civic engagement for over a decade. She has built technology on the Obama Campaign, managed the Google Civic Innovation team that provided polling place and ballot data to millions, and now serves as the Product Manager for news at Facebook. Come join a discussion about designing and building the technology that supports our shared civic infrastructure.
LINK  http://iop.harvard.edu/calendar/events/calculus-civic-engagement-civic-design-online-voting-news

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Twenty-First Century Policing—Both Community and Law Enforcement as Requirements for Public Safety
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, IOP Faculty Dining Room (FDR), L-163, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
SPEAKER(S)  Betsy Hodges, IOP Spring 2018 Resident Fellow
Medaria Arradondo, Minneapolis Chief of Police
DETAILS  Building trust between police and communities of color and others is top-of-mind for many Americans. In recent years Minneapolis has seen two tragic, high-profile officer-involved shootings that killed Jamar Clark and Justine Damond. Mayor Hodges and Chief Arradondo were at the center of the city's response to those events and implemented some of the most forward-thinking policies, procedures, and ordinance-changes in the country. Minneapolis Chief of Police Medaria "Rondo" Arradondo is a leader in the nation in pursuing effective strategies to build trust and will be here to talk about policing in the 21st century.
LINK  http://iop.harvard.edu/calendar/events/twenty-first-century-policing—both-community-and-law-enforcement-requirements-public

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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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The City Talks: Storytelling at the New York Times’s Metro Desk
Thursday, April 12
5:00pm to 6:30pm
MIT, Building 56-114, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

As attention spans shrink and the representation of factual information is under scrutiny by the public, news organizations need clear, engaging storytelling that reaches readers where they are. In this talk, Emily Rueb, a reporter for The New York Times, will share insights gained in bursting boundaries of traditional storytelling for The New York Times’s Metro desk. Weaving video, audio, illustrations and text across multiple platforms, she chronicled aspects of New York’s complex but rarely seen infrastructure, like the power grid and the water system, and also its overlooked neighbors, like red-tailed hawks. Her talk will also look at what’s next for an organization that cherished its customs but has come to realize that its most important legacy values cannot survive without steady, rapid integration of new techniques.

Ms. Rueb writes and produces New York 101, a multimedia column explaining infrastructure. At the Times, she pioneered new approaches to storytelling for the breaking news blog, City Room, where she covered Hurricane Sandy and major elections, and created a niche writing about avian life. She also edited Metropolitan Diary. Her New York 101 series examined the power grid, road construction, organics recycling and the water system. Winner of an Emmyand a Knight-Batten Award for Innovation in Journalism, Rueb also has contributed to The Financial Times, BBC Scotland, Time Out Paris and Cleveland Magazine.

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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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Vannevar Bush Lecture Series on Science and Technology Innovation: Fiona Murray & Phil Budden
Thursday, April 12 
6:00pm to 7:00pm
MIT, Building E51-376, 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 Speakers
Fiona Murray is the Associate Dean of Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, William Porter (1967) Professor of Entrepreneurship, and an associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is also the co-director of MIT’s Innovation Initiative.  She serves on the British Prime Minister’s Council on Science and Technology and has been awarded a CBE for her services to innovation and entrepreneurship in the UK.

Murray is an international expert on the transformation of investments in scientific and technical innovation into innovation-based entrepreneurship that drives jobs, wealth creation, and regional prosperity. She has a special interest in the commercialization of science from idea to impact and the mechanisms that can be effectively used to link universities with entrepreneurs, large corporations, and philanthropists in that process.

Through her leadership role in the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program, Murray engages many global regions in designing and evaluating the policies and programs that shape vibrant innovation ecosystems: prizes competitions, accelerators, and proof of concept funding programs. She is particularly interested in new organizational arrangements for the effective commercialization of science, including public-private partnerships and patient capital/venture philanthropy.

She brings her deep appreciation of R&D to an understanding of global innovation economy and to the ways in which the next generation of global innovators should be educated. She teaches IDEA Week (Innovation-driven Entrepreneurial Advantage) to the MIT Sloan Executive MBAs and recently started the REAL course – Regional Entrepreneurial Acceleration Lab – which gives students practical and academic insights into the design and development of innovation ecosystems around the world. 

Phil Budden is a Senior Lecturer at MIT's Management School, in Sloan's TIES (Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic-management) Group, where he focuses on 'innovation-driven entrepreneurship' (IDE) and innovation ecosystems. He co-teaches in the successful 'Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program' (REAP), an ExecEd program for regional teams from around the globe interested in accelerating 'innovation-driven entrepreneurship'; in the related 15.364 class, known as the 'Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Lab' (REAL), aimed at MBAs and Sloan Fellows; and on similar topics in a variety of degree and ExecEd settings. 

Phil's approach combines academic, historical and real-world perspectives on how different stakeholders - including Entrepreneurs, Universities and 'Risk Capital' providers, alongside Corporate enterprises and Government policymakers - can all contribute to building successful innovation ecosystems.  Phil is currently on leave from the British Government, and joins MIT having worked recently in Boston's private sector for the Royal Bank of Scotland's US subsidiary, Citizens Bank, where he focused on financing transatlantic (especially British-American) trade and investment.  His background as a diplomat makes him well-suited to the 'global innovation' of REAP/REAL, the interplay among the REAP teams, and the negotiations within the 'innovation ecosystems' (especially between Corporate and Government stakeholders).

In the fall of 2012, while a Visiting Scholar at MIT, Phil had undertaken a project on innovation and entrepreneurship for the British Prime Minister's office at No 10 (and UK Trade and Investment) to inform the UK's Entrepreneurs Campaign.  From 2007 until 2012, he had served as the British Consul General to New England, in which role he had been responsible for transatlantic business issues, including trade and investment, corporate/government affairs, as well as science and innovation, leading him to an abiding interest in entrepreneurship.  In that time, he also moved the British Consulate to One Broadway (aka e70) to be closer to MIT, Sloan and Kendall Square.

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Jonathan Massey | Building the Discipline We Deserve
Thursday, April 12
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MIT, Building 7-429, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

MIT Department of Architecture / Spring 2018 Lecture Series

Civic discourse today centers on questions of equity and justice. How do we allocate wealth, opportunity, and risk? Who benefits from protocols of race, sexuality, and gender? What are the infrastructures of citizenship?

Our discipline has a deep stake in these matters, since architecture mediates power. But the professional and intellectual apparatus of our field too often ignores inequality and perpetuates injustice. Drawing on examples from architectural scholarship and practice, this talk invites you to join in building the discipline we deserve.

Architect and historian Jonathan Massey is dean and professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. In his previous position as dean of architecture at California College of Arts, his primary responsibility was for the vision, leadership, and administration of the CCA Architecture Division, which includes three accredited programs in architecture and interior design. At Syracuse University, he was the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, where he chaired the Bachelor of Architecture program and the University Senate.

Massey holds undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Princeton University as well as a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA. His professional training includes practice experience at Dagmar Richter Studio, Brantner Design Associates, and Gehry Partners along with teaching experience at Barnard College, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Woodbury University. In addition, he was a co-founder of the Transdisciplinary Media Studio and the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, which focus on the ways that history and practice of architecture and urbanism are understood and taught. His ongoing research explores how architecture mediates power by forming civil society, shaping social relationships, and regulating consumption. In Crystal and Arabesque: Claude Bragdon, Ornament, and Modern Architecture (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009) he reconstructed the techniques through which American modernist architects engaged new media, audiences and problems of mass society. His work on topics ranging from ornament and organicism to risk management and sustainable design has appeared in many journals and essay collections, including Aggregate's essay collection Governing by Design: Architecture, Economy, and Politics in the 20th Century (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012).

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Republican Resistance in the Age of Trump
Thursday, April 12
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MIT, Building 3-270, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Stuart Stevens believes Republicans are in a “GOP apocalypse,” and he’s mobilizing conservatives to stop it. Stevens is a Republican political consultant who’s worked on presidential campaigns for Bob Dole and George W. Bush, served as the lead strategist for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, and helped elect more governors and US Senators than any other GOP consultant working today. He’s also an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, starting from the earliest days of Trump’s candidacy. Dr. Daniel Barkhuff, president of Veterans for Responsible Leadership, a group promoting “integrity, sobriety, and civility” in government, joins Stevens and MIT Communications Forum director Seth Mnookin to discuss the future of the GOP, how Donald Trump has influenced the American political system, and predictions for the 2018 midterm and the 2020 presidential elections.

Speakers:
Stuart Stevens is a political consultant, author, and founding partner of the consultancy firm Strategic, Partners & Media. Stevens has served as a strategist and media consultant to President George W. Bush, Governor Tom Ridge, and senators Chuck Grassley, John McCain, Thad Cochran, Roger Wicker, Dick Lugar, and many others. Stevens was the lead strategist for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.

Dr. Daniel Barkhuff is president of Veterans for Responsible Leadership, a nonpartisan political action committee that supports veterans who have demonstrated integrity and rational thought as they run for positions in local, state and federal elections. Barkhuff served for 7 years as a member of Naval Special Warfare and is currently a faculty member and emergency medicine doctor at the University of Vermont.

Moderator: Seth Mnookin is the director of the MIT Communications Forum and director of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing. His most recent book, The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy, won the “Science in Society” award from the National Association of Science Writers.

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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
Thursday, 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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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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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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Fascism:  A Warning
Thursday, April 12
7:00 PM EDT
Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/madeleine-albright-at-back-bay-events-center-tickets-44600175325?aff=es2#tickets
Cost:  $26.33 - $37.29

Madeleine Albright at Back Bay Events Center
Harvard Book Store is honored to welcome Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state, for a discussion of Fascism: A Warning—a personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world.

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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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The Economic Realities of Racism
Thursday, April 12
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
The Public Library of Brookline - Brookline Village, 361 Washington Street, Brookline
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-economic-realities-of-racism-registration-43571417282

Join us for a panel discussion, “The Economic Realities of Racism.” Nancy Gertner, former United States District Judge of the U.S. District Court and Harvard Law School Professor, will moderate. She will be joined by Barry Bluestone, Professor of Political Economy at Northeastern University; Margaret Burnham, Professor of Law and founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University; and Patricia Wen, noted journalist and editor of the Globe’s recent Spotlight Series on racism in Boston.

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From front page to big screen: ‘The Post’, ‘Spotlight’ & winning an Oscar
Thursday, April 12
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Northeastern, ISEC auditorium, 805 Columbus Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-the-front-page-to-the-big-screen-the-post-spotlight-winning-an-oscar-tickets-44456321053

Join the Northeastern University School of Journalism for a conversation with Josh Singer, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “Spotlight” and co-screenwriter of “The Post”!

Professors Walter Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winning editor at the Boston Globe, featured in the movie “Spotlight,” and Bobette Buster, Hollywood executive and story consultant, will also be in attendance.

Moderated by the Director of the School of Journalism, Jonathan Kaufman.

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Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 22
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Cambridge Science Festival
https://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/2018-festival/

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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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"Reinventing Local TV" Research Conference with Mike Beaudet & John Wihbey
Friday, April 13
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Northeastern, Alumni Center at Columbus Place, 716 Columbus Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reinventing-local-tv-research-conference-with-mike-beaudet-john-wihbey-tickets-44377875420

We invite you to participate in an exciting research conference, "Reinventing Local TV"! 
We hope you'll share some of your thoughts on the state of local TV news and provide some feedback on our research. Anyone interested in local news and video storytelling will find the day's events, panels and discussions, which grow out of an ongoing research project based at Northeastern, of interest. 

Please mark your calendar and RSVP as soon as possible! We will have light refreshments for breakfast and will serve lunch. 
A full update on the research project, led by Professors Mike Beaudet and John Wihbey, can be found here: "Local TV News Is Important. Seriously.”

Editorial Comment:  In light of the recent Sinclair broadcasting use of local TV, this might be useful.

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La Terre de Demain: Reimagining Community Systems For A Better Tomorrow
Friday, April 13
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
The Fletcher School, Cabot Hall ASEAN Auditorium, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-terre-de-demain-reimagining-community-systems-for-a-better-tomorrow-tickets-44649232055

La Société Française de Tufts in partnership with the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts invite you to join us for an exciting afternoon of film and discussion about forward-thinking and multi-disciplinary community systems in the face of climate change. Current problems in many global systems come from our complex relationship with nature. With an eye for collaboration and collective intelligence, we come together to discuss ecosystemic approaches to the interconnected social challenges of our time, looking for integrative action for all citizens, students, teachers, parents, children, activists alike.
The event will kick-off with a matinée screening of the award-winning documentary film Demain (Tomorrow). This inspiring, investigative journey takes french filmmakers Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent to 10 different countries to find pioneers re-inventing community systems in the spheres of agriculture, energy, economy, democracy, and education. Following the film and a tasty ‘goûter’ (snacks and refreshments), a moderated group discussion will bring us together to reflect on the film and reimagine a more connected and holistic world of tomorrow. Joining us in discussion will be Anne-Marie Codur, a Research Fellow with GDAE and soil health and agricultural policy scholar and activist, Ujjayant Chakravorty, professor of Environmental Economics at Tufts, Denise Provost, State Representative of the 27th Middlesex District, and many more impassioned individuals, like you!

Program:
2:00 PM -- Film Screening of Demain (ASEAN Auditorium)
4:00 PM -- Goûter (Snacks and refreshments)
4:15 PM -- Reflections on Demain and moderated group discussion (Mugar Room 231)
6:00 PM -- Closing circle on the lawn
Our program is inspired by Dialogues en humanité. 
Partners: Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative, Food Link, Tufts Film Society.

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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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Talk by Honorable Kevin Rudd: China's Worldview under Xi Jinping
Friday, April 13
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
Harvard, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street,, S010, Tsai Auditorium, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-by-honorable-kevin-rudd-chinas-worldview-under-xi-jinping-tickets-44900010139

The Honorable Kevin Rudd, President of Asia Society Policy Institute, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Foreign Minister of Australia, will give a talk on China’s Worldview under Xi Jinping. It will be a great opportunity to hear from one of the world’s thought leaders on his latest views towards China.

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The Largest Art: A Discussion of Urban Design with Brent Ryan, Alex Krieger, and Rahul Mehrotra
Friday, April 13
6:30pm to 7:30pm
MIT, Building N50, MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Please join us in welcoming Brent Ryan, author of The Largest Art to the MIT Press Bookstore. Joining him in discussion from the Harvard Graduate School of Design will be Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, and Alex Krieger, Professor in Practice. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, or you may pre-purchase a book at a 20% discount.

About The Largest Art:
Urban design in practice is incremental, but architects imagine it as scaled-up architecture—large, ready-to-build pop-up cities. This paradox of urban design is rarely addressed; indeed, urban design as a discipline lacks a theoretical foundation. In The Largest Art, Brent Ryan argues that urban design encompasses more than architecture, and he provides a foundational theory of urban design beyond the architectural scale. In a “declaration of independence” for urban design, Ryan describes urban design as the largest of the building arts, with qualities of its own.

Ryan concludes his manifesto with three signal considerations urban designers must acknowledge: eternal change, inevitable incompletion, and flexible fidelity. Cities are ceaselessly active, perpetually changing. It is the urban designer’s task to make art with aesthetic qualities that can survive perpetual change.

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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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Citizen Science Day at Peddocks Island
Saturday, April 14
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
Courthouse Dock, 2 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizen-science-day-at-peddocks-island-tickets-44407786886

Stewardship Saturday
Tickets are free of charge, lucky you! We often have a wait list for our Stewardship Saturday Programs. If for whatever reason you realize you will be unable to attend, please cancel your registration as soon as possible. This will allow others to fill your slot and allow us to have a full team of volunteers in the field. Thanks!

Come join park biologists and experts from local universities as well as other citizen scientist and stewards for Citizen Science Day and Stewardship Saturday.  We will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology, natural history, and cultural significance of landscapes in the park as we work to understand and improve habitat for the native birds, bugs, trees, and flowers of the Boston Harbor Islands.
Choose to join us to collect biodiversity data on Peddocks Island in a BioBlitz to celebrate Citizen Science Day    -OR-  Choose to help us control non-native invasive plants and enhance native ecosystems and natural processes in the park.   
 
Directions: Please meet the NPS Staff at the Courthouse Dock (2 Northern Ave, Boston, MA).  The nearest MBTA stations are Courthouse (Silver), South Station (Red), Aquarium (Blue), and State (Orange).  Parking is limited in this area and often is expensive.

What to wear: Long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and closed-toe shoes.  Spring time can range from warm and sunny to cold, wet, and windy.  Conditions can be unpredictable so please monitor the weather in the days leading up the event and dress appropriately, dress in layers.

What to bring: Please bring a lunch and reusable water bottle. Sunscreen and a hat are always recommended.  Tools will be provided.  

Event will run rain or shine, however, may be cancelled due to severe weather. 

*NOTE: Work consists of natural or cultural resource field stewardship. Potential hazards include transit by boat, the use of hand tools, carrying moderate weight, working in varied terrain, dense brush, thorns, poison ivy, and/or ticks. Tasks may include data collection, clearing vegetation, debris, and/or trash, consolidating cut material into bags or piles, carrying materials, planting, trail clearing and/or light maintenance. Work may be conducted in extreme heat or cold.
 
Program destination is subject to change based on field conditions. For questions please call 617-283-3111 or email andrew_petit_de_mange at nps.gov

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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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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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Residential Designs of the Future - DNA Barcelona Architects
Saturday, April 14
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/residential-designs-of-the-future-dna-barcelona-architects-tickets-43675287962

Boston Design Week International Special Guest Speaker: Aryanour Djalali, CEO of DNA Barcelona Architects
Good design in residential buildings is more important than ever. DNA Barcelona believes that inventive and sustainable approaches can create a better quality of life for communities and genuine value for property developers. Djalali discusses his firm’s quest to understand how residential buildings can adapt to the needs and trends of the future. See how DNA translates their research to create a higher standard of living through completed and in-progress residential buildings across the world. 
Boston Design Week is honored to announce that we are now a member of WORLD DESIGN WEEKS an international coalition to share knowledge, resources, and best practices, fostering the exchange of products and ideas, sustainable development and the growth of individual design events. We proudly join Barcelona, Beijing, Eindhoven, Helsinki, Mexico, San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto and several others globally.

**This ticket also includes complimentary admission for AD20/21 HOME + The Boston Print Fair starting at 2:30pm Saturday, April 14, show catalog, and coat check.**

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Sunday, April 15
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MIT Arab Science and Technology Conference
Sunday, April 15
8:00am to 5:00pm
MIT, Samberg Conference Center, Seventh Floor, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at https://mit.universitytickets.com/w/?search=ASO+SciTech+Conference
Cost:  $25 - $45

This year, the Arab Students’ Organization has decided to take SCITECH in a whole new direction. With the purpose of making the annual event more engaging to the MIT undergraduate and graduate population, and the student and professional community in the greater Boston area, SCITECH has been reimagined in the format of a conference for the tech community, celebrating scientific excellence and offering members of the Arab community a platform to share their lifelong achievements. 
The event is meant to not only celebrate and honor some of the leading industry/research figures in the Arab world but to also provide attendees with the unique opportunity to learn from their success stories and engage with them in enriching discussions about the challenges of our time. In this spirit, we plan to include the following elements:

Keynote speeches by industry and academic leaders about their work in their respective fields and the impact it has on our world
Panel discussions with the opportunity for Q&A’s to answer our attendee’s burning questions about modern issues facing the young Arab scientist/entrepreneur and the Arab world as a whole
Short TED-style talks that showcase some of the most interesting projects and ideas happening right now 
Conference Exhibition displaying some of the most exciting research projects / emerging startups in the Arab world and giving sponsoring companies a chance to network with attendees

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Project STEP Masterclass with Adrian Anantawan
Sunday, April 15
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Higginson Hall, Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-step-masterclass-with-adrian-anantawan-tickets-42796035093

FREE and Open to the Public with EVENTBRITE Ticket. Donation encouraged.
Join the talented students of Project STEP as they learn from master musican Adrian Anantawan. This exciting masterclass will focus on music and inclusion, which is at the very heart of STEP's mission. 
"I am a one-armed violinist, and have lived without the use of a right hand for my entire life. When I was ten, my parents bought me a violin, which was an inordinate expense at the time, and the possibility (of) a successful adaptation would be difficult. With the help of biomedical engineers at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, I was able to play with an adaptive device known as a “spatula.” This product of technology has allowed me to play the instrument proficiently, with careful guidance from innovative arts educators within schools and the community. While all children may not have the same luck and opportunities as I did, I believe it is possible to have a career in music for those with disabilities, given the right environment and assistance." 
- Adrian Anantawan
About Adrian Anantawan: Canadian born violinist and educator Adrian Anantawan holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University and Harvard Graduate School of Education. As a violinist, he has studied with Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, and Anne-Sophie Mutter; his academic work in education was supervised by Howard Gardner. Active within his community, Adrian helped to create the Virtual Chamber Music Initiative at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Centre. The cross-collaborative project brings researchers, musicians, doctors and educators together to develop adaptive musical instruments capable of being played by young people with disabilities within a chamber music setting.
About Project STEP: Project STEP (String Training Education Program) is a long-term, non-profit classical string training organization for Black and Latino students. We envision a world in which the classical music profession reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of our communities.
Project STEP recognizes that certain racial and ethnic minorities are vastly underrepresented in classical music.
Our mission is to address this imbalance by identifying musically talented children from underrepresented Boston and surrounding communities, providing them with comprehensive music and string instrument instruction. We set the highest standards for our students, provide mentoring and performance opportunities, and create a network of support for our students, their families, and their communities. Learn more at ProjectSTEP.org

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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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Community Conversation: Understanding the Cannabis Industry
Sunday, April 15
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-understanding-the-cannabis-industry-tickets-44170055826
Cost:  $10

The regulations for the Adult-Use cannabis industry have been finalized. These provisions will affect how marijuana businesses operate, guidelines consumers must follow, and how our industry plans to unfold within the next few years. It's important for our communities to fully understand these protocols to ensure compliance in Massachusetts. 

Join MRCC for a conversation led by Yes On 4 Campaign Director Will Luzier and MassCann/NORML Director Shannon Jones as they break down the most important changes to the recreational marijuana program.

We will also be joined by State Rep. Mike Connolly as a keynote speaker to touch on Cannabis legislation at the state house.

We're assembling an expert panel discussion on the nuances of this soon-to-bloom industry. This event will provide an in-depth examination of final regulations, approaches of various municipalities and how the Commonwealth plans to move forward with addressing equity.

This event is scheduled for Sunday, April 15th 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at the Democracy Center in Cambridge.  The Democracy Center is partially wheelchair accessible, no accessible bathroom on site. Contact info at democracycenter.org or 617 492 8855 as needed.

Tickets are $10. MRCC will use these funds to continue to broadcast the Commission's meetings, update the general public on munincipal activity and educate the community at more events.

This is your industry. Hope to see you there!

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Monday, April 16
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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.

Join the Harvard Divinity School Green Team for this film screening. 

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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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Becoming a Pathogen: On the Topology of Soil Disease in California’s Strawberry Industry
Monday, April 16
12:15PM TO 2:00PM
Harard, CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Julie Guthman (Radcliffe Institute and UC Santa Cruz)

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

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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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MIT Day of Action
Tuesday, April 17
10:00am to 8:00pm
MIT, Ray and Maria Stata Center 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

On April 17, 2018, members of the MIT and broader local community will pause everyday activities and devote the day to engaging with the political, economic, environmental, and social challenges facing us today — through learning, discussion, reflection, and planning for action.  We will hold a coordinated set of activities on the MIT campus, including lectures, town-hall sessions, film screenings, and workshops.

Together, we act to fulfill MIT’s mission “to bring knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges”, seeking open-minded dialogue with peers and colleagues of diverse backgrounds and views.  All of us, regardless of political affiliation, can contribute to identifying and seeking out the roots of the greatest challenges facing our society, and to planning for actions addressing these challenges in the present day and in times to come. We intend this Day of Action to be open to all, representing the full diversity of our society. We are made stronger by open, respectful dialogue and the exchange of ideas from the widest variety of intellectual, religious, class, cultural, and political perspectives.  We invite you to join us, to share your concerns and questions, your hopes and ideas, and your knowledge and skills.

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Book Talk: “Has the West Lost it?” with Kishore Mahbubani
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wexner 434-AB, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
SPEAKER(S)  Kishore Mahbubani
CONTACT INFO	info at ash.harvard.edu
DETAILS  You're invited to a seminar featuring Kishore Mahbubani, Ash Center Senior Visiting Scholar, Professor in the Practice of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and author of forthcoming book, Has the West Lost It?. Anthony Saich, Ash Center Director, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, will moderate.

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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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The Conflict Over Natural Gas Reserves in the Mediterranean: Political Risks vs. Economic Opportunities
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	CMES Middle East Forum
SPEAKER(S)  Sema Kalaycioglu, Professor, Department of Economics, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul
CONTACT INFO	elizabethflanagan at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Unless otherwise noted in the event description, CMES events are open to the public (no registration required), and off the record. Please note that events may be filmed and photographed by CMES for record-keeping and for use on the CMES website and publications.
LINK  https://cmes.fas.harvard.edu/event/conflict-over-natural-gas-reserves-mediterranean-political-risks-v-economic-opportunities

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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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Getting sustainability done: A panel of Chief Sustainability Officers
Thursday, April 17
4–5:30 pm
Harvard Business School, Aldrich 207, 35 Harvard Way, Allston

Come hear from a panel of Chief Sustainability Officers about the front-line challenges and lessons from implementing sustainability practices at a variety of corporations.

Heather Henriksen - CSO, Harvard University
Dr. Neil Hawkins - CSO, Dow Chemical
Amanda DeSantis - VP, Sustainability & Innovation, Starwood Capital Group

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Globalization, Innovation, and Inequality: The 2018 Leontief Prize 
Tuesday, April 17
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
Tufts, Coolidge Room, Ballou Hall 2nd floor, 1 The Green, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/globalization-innovation-and-inequality-the-2018-leontief-prize-tickets-41427085528

On April 17, 2018, the Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE), affiliated with Tufts University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, will award its 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to Mariana Mazzucato and Branko Milanovic. This year's award recognizes Dr. Mazzucato for her path-breaking research on the positive role of governments in fostering innovation and Dr. Milanovic for his vital contributions to measuring and responding to global income inequality. As part of the ceremony, awardees will lecture on the theme of "Globalization, Innovation and Inequality." A light dinner reception at 5:30 will follow the ceremony. This event is free and open to the public.

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The Art of Energy Revolution: From Ultra High Voltage Power Grids to Global Energy Interconnection
Thursday, April 17
5 pm
Harvard, Milstein East B/C, Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

The Harvard-China Project (SEAS), in conjunction with the Harvard Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies Program and Harvard Global Institute, will host a University-wide public talk with Liu Zhenya, former Chairman and President of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company.

During his talk on "The Art of Energy Revolution: From Ultra High Voltage Power Grids to Global Energy Interconnection,” Mr. Liu will discuss China’s innovative and ambitious idea of connecting electric grids within regions and across the world, as a means to balance variability of renewable energy resources and combat climate change. 

Mr. Liu formerly served as the Chairman and President of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company. He is currently the Chairman of GEIDCO, a United Nations-endorsed and SGCC-affiliated organization that promotes grid interconnection worldwide to facilitate development of renewable energy. In this public lecture, Mr. Liu will focus on low-carbon energy transition through innovative strategies that help to integrate energy systems across regions and the world.

The event will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese and English. Simultaneous Mandarin Chinese and English interpretation will be available. Please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes early and bring a government- or University-issued photo ID if you would like to check-out a headset to listen to the interpretation.

This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment; the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School; the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences; and the Harvard Global Institute.

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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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Urban Farming: A Conversation with Nataka Crayton
Tuesday, April 17
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard, CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-farming-a-conversation-with-nataka-crayton-tickets-43989027365

Join Food Literacy Project in welcoming Nataka Crayton -- Operations Manager for the Urban Farming Institute, based in Roxbury, MA. Nataka will discuss the benefits of urban farming as a commercial sector that creates green collar jobs for residents, and engages communities in building a healthier and more locally based food system.

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Food, Feelings, & Cookbook Conversations
Tuesday, April 17
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
The Food Loft, 35 Albany Street, Floor 5, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-feelings-cookbook-conversations-tickets-44332096494
Cost:  $15

Cookbook authors Jerrelle Guy (Black Girl Baking), Maggie Battista (Food Gift Love), and Lindsey Smith (Eat Your Feelings) are teaming up for an evening around food, feelings, and cookbook conversations.

The panel will discuss their food philosophies and how their feelings about food have grown, evolved or changed over the years. They will also be sharing insights about their journey to book publishing and will be sure to answer any of your burning questions during our audience Q&A.
We’ll also be serving snacks and drinks, including some samples from the books. 
Authors books will be available for purchase and signing!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Jerrelle Guy
Jerrelle Guy, founder of the popular food blog Chocolate for Basil, is a foodscholar, award-winning food photographer, recipe contributor and Tastemade Tastemaker. She has been featured in Vogue, The Boston Globe, Food52 and more. Jerrelle currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.
Maggie Battista
Maggie Battista is a cookbook author, writer, and shop maker. She founded Eat Boutique, an award-winning online food shop and story-driven recipe site. After creating pop-up food markets for 25,000 guests, she’s currently working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique, a food retail concept space that provides a new way to shop for the very best food. Maggie’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Eater, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Financial Times, and Refinery29. Her second cookbook, "A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry and Made Me Love Me, At Last” will be published by Roost Books in spring 2019.
Lindsey Smith
Lindsey Smith is a nationally recognized author, health coach, speaker, wellness icon, and the blogger behind Food Mood Girl. Best known for her books Junk Foods & Junk Moods and Food Guilt No More, Lindsey has reached thousands of people looking to enhance their mood, decrease their anxiety and learn to love themselves just a little more. When not helping others, Lindsey is typically spending time in her hometown with her husband and dog, Winnie Cooper. Lindsey lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

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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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Wednesday, April 18
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Boston Sustainability Breakfast
Wednesday, April 18
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM EST
Pret A Manger, 101 Arch Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-sustainability-breakfast-tickets-41704907501

Join us every month for Net Impact Boston's informal breakfast meetup of sustainability professionals for networking, discussion, and moral support. It's important to remind ourselves that we are not the only ones out there in the business world trying to do good! Feel free to drop by any time between 7:30 and 9:00 am.

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FACE-OFF: FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGIES AND HUMANITY IN AN ERA OF BIG DATA
Wednesday, April 18
9:30am - 4pm
BU, Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road, Boston
RSVP at http://www.bu.edu/com/2018/01/11/face-off-facial-recognition-technologies-and-humanity-in-an-era-of-big-data/#reg-form

As facial recognition technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, and the presence of such devices proves ubiquitous in both public and private spheres, it is critical for researchers to examine the potential effects on both individuals and society as a whole. To this end, the Division of Emerging Media Studies of Boston University’s College of Communication is holding an international symposium to bring together diverse perspectives from social scientists, philosophers, policy-makers, and computer scientists to explore the social, behavioral, and psychological dimensions of this new technological terrain. This unique collection of voices intends to illuminate the various and often competing dimensions of a challenging, complex area of research. Ultimately, it hopes to trace out the implications for society, and the choices that we must collectively and individually make.

Organized and chaired by:  James E. Katz, Boston University
Speakers include:
Alvaro Bedoya, The Center on Privacy & Technology, Georgetown Law
Margrit Betke, Boston University
Derek Christensen, Accenture
Mark Frank, University at Buffalo
Jonathan Frankle, MIT
Clare Garvie, The Center on Privacy & Technology, Georgetown Law
Daniel Halpern, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Gina Neff, University of Oxford
Vanessa Nurock, UCLA, University of Paris 8
Pierre Piazza, Cergy-Pontoise University
Laura Specker Sullivan, Harvard Medical School
Luke Stark, Dartmouth College
Vanessa Nurock, Epidapo CNRS-UCLA & Université Paris 8

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MTL Seminar Series: "Neurotechnology: Biomedical, Biomimetic, and Beyond"
Wednesday, April 18
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 34-401 (Grier), 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge

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Community-based and Peer-to-peer Electricity Markets
Wednesday, April 18
2:00pm to 3:00pm
MIT, Building E18-304, 50 Ames Street, Cambridge

SPEAKER NAME  Pierre Pinson, Technical University of Denmark 
ABSTRACT  The deployment of distributed renewable generation capacities, new ICT capabilities, as well as a more proactive role of consumers, are all motivating rethinking electricity markets in a more distributed and consumer-centric fashion. After motivating the design of various forms of consumer-centric electricity markets, we will focus on two alternative constructs (which could actually be unified) consisting in community-based and peer-to-peer electricity markets. The mathematical framework for these markets will be described, with focus on negotiation and clearing algorithms in a distributed and decentralized setup. Opportunities and challenges related to these markets, both mathematical and related to real-world applications, will be discussed. Especially, we will look at fairness aspects, product differentiation, as well as the design of network charges to account for 'actual' usage of a network.

BIOGRAPHY   Pierre Pinson is a Professor at the Centre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU, Dept. of Electrical Engineering), also heading a group focusing on Energy Analytics & Markets. He holds an M.Sc. In Applied Mathematics from INSA Toulouse and a Ph.D. In Energy Engineering from Ecole de Mines de Paris (France). He acts (or has acted) as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, the International Journal of Forecasting and Wind Energy. His main research interests are centered around the proposal and application of mathematical methods for electricity markets and power systems operations, including forecasting. He has published extensively in some of the leading journals in Meteorology, Power Systems Engineering, Statistics and Operations Research. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford (Mathematical Institute) and the University of Washington in Seattle (Dpt. of Statistics), as well as a scientist at the European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF, UK) and a visiting professor at Ecole Normale Superieure (Rennes, France). In 2019 he will be a Simons Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Isaac Newton Institute ("The mathematics of energy systems"). He is leading a number of initiatives aiming to profundly rethink electricity markets for future renewable-based power systems and with a more proactive role of consumers. This focus on consumer-centric and community-driven electricity markets translates into proposals for peer-to-peer energy exchange, from mathematical framework to actual demonstration in Denmark.

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danah boyd presents "Discovering Vulnerabilities in a Sociotechnical Society" (Dr. Melvin L. DeFleur Distinguished Lecture)
Wednesday, April 18
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
BU, Photonics Center, Room 206, 6-8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston

Data-driven and algorithmic systems increasingly underpin many decision-making systems, shaping where law enforcement are stationed and what news you are shown on social media. The design of these systems is inscribed with organizational and cultural values. Often, these systems depend on the behavior of everyday people, who may not act as expected. Meanwhile, adversarial actors also seek to manipulate the data upon which these systems are built for personal, political, and economic reasons. In this talk, danah boyd (Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Founder and President of Data & Society, and a Visiting Professor at New York University) will unpack some of the unique cultural challenges presented by “big data” and machine learning, raising critical questions about fairness and accountability. She will describe how those who are manipulating media for lulz are discovering the attack surfaces of new technical systems and how their exploits may undermine many aspects of society that we hold dear. Above all, she will argue that we need to develop more sophisticated ways of thinking about technology before jumping to hype and fear.

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The Incredible Foods’ Story 
Wednesday, April 18
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Martin Trust Center Garage, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge 
RSVP: http://cglink.me/r378223 

Join us to hear Pat Maguire, Director of Marketing, and Marty Kolewe, Director of Research & Development, from Incredible Foods to discuss the business side and unique properties of their manufacturing process. We will also be sampling their new “Nufruit” fruit snack bites. The company has developed, and owns patents for, the novel manufacturing processes and machinery to scale their platform, and have commercialized their first product line, a dairy and allergen-free frozen bite under the "perfectlyfree" brand name. Incredible Foods' "perfectlyfree" frozen bites utilize proprietary encapsulation technology that mimics nature- just like the skin of a grape or other fruit.
 
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Driving Down Demand for Diesel: Does a Bus Driver Training and Incentive Program Increase Fuel Efficiency?
Wednesday, April 18
4:15pm
Harvard, Littauer-382, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Janhavi Nilekani, Harvard University 

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
https://canvas.harvard.edu/courses/30064

Contact Name:  Casey Billings
casey_billings at hks.harvard.edu

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Book Talk - A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
SPEAKER(S)  Steve Goldsmith
CONTACT INFO	info at ash.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Join Professor Steve Goldsmith, the Innovations in Government Director at the Ash Center for a discussion of his latest book, "A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance." Goldsmith will be joined by Ash Center Director Tony Saich and Emily Rueb, a reporter for the New York Times and a 2018 Nieman Fellow. Reception to follow.

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Making Germany Great Again? Responses to Berlin's Populist Revolt
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018, 4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
WHERE  Haravard, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Michael Bröning
Head of the International Policy Analysis Department, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung; John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow, CES, Harvard University
CONTACT INFO	Colin Brown
brown4 at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Now that the Alternative für Deutschland has established itself as a parliamentary party, what lessons can be drawn from its journey there? What facilitated its rise as a party, and what can be learned from the response of the established political system to the populist challenge? Dr. Michael Bröning, director of the international political analysis unit at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, takes a look at the AfD's trajectory, from its rise to its role in Parliament since the September 2017 elections and its possible future(s).
LINK  https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2018/04/event-with-michael-broning

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Science Research Public Lecture: The Fruit Fly as Human Disease Research Tool
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Science Center Hall D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	FAS Division of Science &
Department of Physics
SPEAKER(S)  Stephanie E. Mohr, HMS
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	werbeloff at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been used in biological research studies for more than 100 years. We have a deep understanding of how fruit fly genes function to control growth, behavior, and many other processes. You might ask, so what? Stephanie Mohr explains how commonalities between genes in fruit flies and humans can be put to use in disease-related studies. Drawing on examples from her book, First in Fly, as well as work from her research group, Mohr describes the contribution the fruit fly has made — and can make in the future — to the goal of understanding human health and developing treatments for diseases such as cancer, rare genetic disorders, and Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.
LINK	https://www.physics.harvard.edu/node/823

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authors at MIT: Science Not Silence -- Voices from the March for Science Movement
Wednesday, April 18
6:00pm
MIT, Building N50, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join us as we welcome Stephanie Fine Sasse and Lucky Tran to the MIT Press Bookstore to discuss and sign copies of Science Not Silence. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.

About Science Not Silence:
In January 2017, an idea on social media launched the global March for Science movement. In a few short months, more than 600 cities, 250 partners, and countless volunteers banded together to organize a historical event that drew people of all backgrounds, interests, and political leanings. On April 22, 2017, more than one million marchers worldwide took to the streets to stand up for the importance of science in society and their own lives—and each of them has a story to tell. Through signs, artwork, stories, and photographs, Science Not Silence shares some of the voices from the March for Science movement.

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Unseen Connections: A Natural History of Cell Phones
WHEN  Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE Harvard, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Information Technology, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Presented by Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival
SPEAKER(S)  Joshua A. Bell, Curator of Globalization, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
COST  Free and open to the public.
CONTACT INFO	(617) 496-1027
https://www.peabody.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Cell phones are among people’s most prized possessions. They play an important role in daily life, facilitating everything from communications with others to the recording of social experiences and emotions. Despite the importance and ubiquity of cell phones, few people know how these devices are made or what happens to them after they are discarded. Using an anthropological lens, Joshua Bell will discuss the international network of relations that underpins the production, repair, and disposal of cell phones and the emerging social implications of this network at both global and local levels in this free and public lecture.
LINK	https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/Unseen-Connections

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Approximating Intelligence: Machine Learning Driven AI
Wednesday, April 18
7pm - 9pm
Harvard, Pfizer Hall, Mallinckrodt Chemistry Labs, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge

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

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Thursday, April 19 - Friday, April 20
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Gender Equality: It's About Time
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 19, 1 p.m. – Friday, Apr. 20, 2018, 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room (S020), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Conferences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality
COST  Free and open to the public
DETAILS	SCHEDULE
Thursday, April 19
Setting the Stage: How Time Is Used
1–3 p.m.
Maria Stanfors, Lund University, Sweden
Melinda Mills, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Identifying Impacts: Family and Work
3–5 p.m.
Pablo Gracia, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Jennifer Hook, University of Southern California
Friday, April 20
Addressing the Problem: Public Policy
9 a.m.–noon
Monika Queisser, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, France
Maya Rossin-Slater, Stanford University School of Medicine
Christopher Ruhm, University of Virginia
Claudia Olivetti, Boston College
Addressing the Problem: Organizations
1–4 p.m.
Olivier Thevenon, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, France
Amanda Pallais, Harvard University
Erin Kelly, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Claudia Goldin, Harvard University
LINK  https://wigi.wcfia.harvard.edu/event/gender-equality-its-about-time-4-19-18

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BU AR/VR Festival
Thursday, April 19
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
BUild Lab Innovation Center, 730 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/BU-AR-VR-Meetup/events/248595680/

The AR/VR Festival is Boston University’s first and largest AR/VR exposition event. Our event aims to connect heads of the industry, startups, scholars, and students at BU’s newest innovation hub, the BUild Lab. There will be an assortment of promising students who have created projects and will be displaying them at individual tables in the hall, while each company will get their own room where they can showcase to attendees, as well as receiving stage time to do presentations.

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The 8th annual Earth Day Festival 
Thursday, April 19
11:00am-2:30pm.
BU, GSU Plaza, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 

This year we are focusing on actions at all scales; Global, Local, Personal, the global steps taken to address climate change are built on incremental improvements in local communities, where individuals get involved and make personal choices to live sustainably.

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The Road to Food Waste is Paved with Good Intentions
Thursday, April 19
12:00-1:00pm
Tufts, Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Center, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

Norbert Wilson, Food Policy and Applied Nutrition, Tufts University
In the U.S., estimates suggest that we waste upwards of 40% of food along the supply chain, with the bulk of that waste at the hands of consumers. What triggers this waste? We find that date labels such as “Use by” and “Best by” may shape future valuation of waste but not the actual premediated waste rate. In another experiment, we find that respondents predict that they will waste less food compared to past experiences but intentions fail to match past experiences. One path to reduce consumer food waste is to address discrepancies caused by external and internal cues.

Dr. Norbert Wilson is a Professor of Food Policy in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. His research centers on food choice, especially among individuals living with low incomes, and food waste. Concerning food waste, Norbert uses experimental economics to explore how date labels influence future food waste. Additionally, he has worked on food safety and quality issues in international trade and domestic food systems. Norbert earned his doctorate in 1999 in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis. He earned his MSc. in Agricultural Economics from Wye College, University of London, UK in 1994. He was a Rotary International Fellow while in the UK. In 1993, Norbert earned a BSA in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia.

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An American Colony in 18th-century France: Les Nantuckois of Dunkirk and the Spread of Enlightened Illumination
Thursday, April 19
12:00PM TO 1:30PM
Harvard, HUCE Seminar Room 429, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Darrin M. McMahon, Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of History, Dartmouth College. 

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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Harvard Celebrates Earth Day
Thursday, April 19
12–2 pm
Harvard, Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Celebrate Earth Day at Harvard’s Sustainability Fair on the Science Center Plaza!

Explore how the University and our community partners can help green your scene while enjoying activities such as a Freecycle, compost tea demonstration, games, live music, samplings, and giveaways.

We’ll also have secure and safe electronics recycling on site, so bring your old laptops and phones. You can also learn more about food and food systems, health and wellness, sustainable transportation options, organic landscaping and gardening, green cleaning, recycling, and more!

The event is sponsored by the Office for Sustainability and Common Spaces. Rain date: Friday, April 20

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Public Program | Thinking with the Body
Thursday, April 19
2:00pm
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Building E15, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinking-with-the-body-tickets-43364332887

Catalyst Conversations, MIT List Visual Arts Center, and MIT Office of Government and Community Relations are pleased to present a STEAM conversation: Thinking with the Body. This is an interactive conversation for all ages exploring and experiencing creativity through the intersection of science and dance.

This program is free and open to all.  To attend this event RSVP here.

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New Tools for Tracking Infectious Disease, Cancer and Beyond
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018, 2 – 3 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, CLS Room 512, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
SPEAKER(S)  Shana Kelley, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering; University of Toronto
CONTACT INFO	events at wyss.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Please join Dr. Shana Kelley as she discusses how her group uses aspects of biophysical and materials chemistry to create new systems that permit biomolecular analytes and rare cells to be tracked and profiled. Nanomaterials play a central role in these efforts, as the unique properties of materials engineered at the nanoscale allow previously unreachable levels of sensitivity and specificity to be realized.
LINK  https://wyss.harvard.edu/event/new-tools-for-tracking-infectious-disease-cancer-and-beyond/

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Through Fish Eyes: Dance Exploring Marine Life
WHEN  Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Dance, Environmental Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History in collaboration with Cambridge Science Festival.
SPEAKER(S)  Prakriti Dance, Performing Company, Bethesda, Maryland
COST  Standard Museum Admission. Visit hmnh.harvard.edu… to plan your visit.
CONTACT INFO	(617) 495-3045
hmnh at hmsc.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Using the versatile movement vocabulary of the classical Indian dance form, Bharata Natyam, Prakriti Dance will perform representations of marine creatures and their underwater interactions. Through dance, the group will bring to life ecosystems that exist beneath the surface of the ocean and will involve museum visitors in the process of developing the piece.
April 19 Work-in-Progress Showings in the Marine Life Gallery: 2–2:30 p.m. and 3–3:30 p.m.
LINK	https://hmnh.harvard.edu/Fish-Eyes-Second-Day

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Earth Night at Venture Café
Thursday, April 19
3-8:30pm
1 Broadway, 14 Floor Cambridge

the annual sustainability-themed Earth Night at Venture Cafe Kendall. As has been done for the past four years around Earth Day, Coalesce, Venture Cafe Foundation and a growing network have committed to convening the sustainability community in Boston to provide a dynamic sandbox for changemakers to connect, conspire, and co-create innovative solutions for the healthier world. We believe Boston has the unique potential to model the change we collectively wish to see, so come be apart of it this Earth Day!  Opportunities include:
 
You can register to participate in our interactive Sustainable Connections workshop from 6-7:30pm at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-connections-tickets-43819383957
Host an unConference-like Session on your area of expertise/interest between the hours of 3-8:30pm. Take part, propose, and invite your network to join you in the inspiring CIC space. Application deadline is Friday, April 6 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1odywXwBTGR8-4Jojo95jxb0DBkaLvymy_KOyAILPkJo/viewform?ts=5ab515d4&edit_requested=true
Demo/showcase your solution with an active call to action between 5:30-7:30pm. Application deadline is Friday, April 6 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenjsfDRRIAthuNjjQMZ49oi72POYVYZVWoTFxMVeaZSDWkHg/viewform
Share your insights/skills via Office Hours. Apply here to offer sustainability-related expertise. Application deadline is Friday, March 28th.
If you wish to provide general or specific support, volunteers are always welcome.
Bring your friends and enjoy yourself over locally brewed beverages amongst a swarm of inspiring and mission-aligned movers and shakers (everyone is welcome!)
 
**We ask that each contribution is interactive with "non-salesy" call to action.
***Don't forget to BYOC(up) and help us keep the evening Zero Waste!

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Physics Colloquium:  What Drives Weather Changes?
Thursday, April 19
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Huntington Hall, Building 10-250, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Gregory Falkovich, Weizmann Institute of Science
Abstract: Winds are driven by the gradients of solar heating. Vertical gradients cause thermal convection on the scale of the troposphere depth (less than 10 km). Horizontal gradients excite motions on a planetary (10000 km) and smaller scales. Weather is mostly determined by the flows at intermediate scale (hundreds of kilometers). Where do these flows get their energy from? The puzzle is that three-dimensional small-scale motions cannot transfer energy to larger scales while large-scale planar motions cannot transfer energy to smaller scales. In the talk, I will describe experimental and observational data that suggest one possible resolution to this puzzle. I will also describe some puzzling properties of two-dimensional turbulence including conformal invariance of statistics.

The David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series
The MIT Department of Physics hosts a weekly colloquium on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00pm during the spring and fall semesters.  A pre-colloquium social is held at 3:30 in room 4-349.

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Algorithmic Accountability: Designing for Safety
Thursday, April 19
4:15 pm
Harvard, Science Center, Auditorium D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://radcliffe-nenmf.formstack.com/forms/algorithmicaccountability

Ben Shneiderman, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Founding Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and Member of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
Vital services such as communications, financial trading, health care, and transportation depend on sophisticated algorithms. Some rely on unpredictable artificial intelligence techniques, such as deep learning, that are increasingly embedded in complex software systems. As high-speed trading, medical devices, and autonomous aircraft become more widely used, stronger checks are necessary to prevent failures. Design strategies that promote comprehensible, predictable, and controllable human-centered systems can increase safety and make failure investigations more effective. Social strategies that support human-centered independent oversight during planning, continuous monitoring during operation, and retrospective analyses following failures can play a powerful role in making more reliable and trustworthy systems. Clarifying responsibility for failures stimulates improved design thinking.
Free and open to the public.

Ben Shneiderman is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the founding director (1983–2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland, where he is also a member of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Network Advertising Initiative and an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, in recognition of his pioneering contributions to human-computer interaction and information visualization. His contributions include the direct manipulation concept, clickable highlighted weblinks, touchscreen keyboards, dynamic query sliders, development of treemaps, novel network visualizations for NodeXL, and temporal event sequence analysis for electronic health records.

Shneiderman is the lead author of Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, 6th ed. (Pearson, 2016). He coauthored, with Derek Hansen and Marc A. Smith, Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World (Morgan Kaufmann, 2010) and, with Stuart K. Card and Jock Mackinlay, Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think (Morgan Kaufmann, 1999). Shneiderman’s book The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations (Oxford University Press, 2016) has an accompanying short book, Rock the Research: Your Guidebook to Accelerating Campus Discovery and Innovation (independently published, 2018).

This event is cosponsored by the Harvard Data Science Initiative.

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The Paris Agreement: Thoughts of a Negotiator on its Significance and Future with Sue Biniaz
Thursday, April 19
4:30–5:45 pm
Harvard, Wexner 434, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

The Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) is excited to be hosting Sue Biniaz at the Harvard Kennedy School in an open seminar.

A reception with light refreshments will take place following the seminar.

Sue Biniaz served for over thirty years in the State Department's Legal Adviser's Office, where she was a Deputy Legal Adviser, as well as the lead climate lawyer and a lead climate negotiator from 1989 until early 2017.  She is a Senior Fellow at the UN Foundation and is on the adjunct faculty at Columbia Law School. During the winter 2017 quarter, she was a Distinguished Fellow at the Energy Policy Institute of  Chicago and taught at the University of Chicago Law School. She attended Yale College and Columbia Law School, and clerked for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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The Opposite of Hate:  A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity
Thursday, April 19
6:00 PM  (Doors at 5:30)
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street , Cambridge
Cost:  $5 - $28.75 (online only, book included)
Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed CNN commentator SALLY KOHN for a discussion of her new book The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity. She will be joined in conversation by strategist and CNN commentator SYMONE SANDERS.

About The Opposite of Hate
As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN, Sally Kohn has made a career out of bridging intractable political differences, learning how to talk civilly to people whose views she disagrees with passionately. Famously “nice,” she even gave a TED Talk about what she termed emotional correctness. But these days, even Kohn has found herself wanting to breathe fire at her enemies.

It was time, she decided, to look into the ugliness erupting all around us. In The Opposite of Hate, Kohn talks to leading scientists and researchers, investigating the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate and how simple incivility can be a gateway to much worse. She travels to Rwanda, to the Middle East, and across the United States, introducing us to terrorists, white supremacists, and even some of her own Twitter trolls, drawing surprising lessons from these dramatic examples—including inspiring stories of those who left hate behind. As Kohn boldly confronts her own shameful moments, whether it’s the girl she bullied as a child or her own deep partisan resentment, she points the way toward change.

No one is more poised to lead us out of this wilderness of hate than Sally Kohn. Her engaging, fascinating, and often funny book will open your eyes and your heart.

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A Dive into the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument
Thursday, April 19
6 pm
Harvard, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Scott Kraus, Vice President, Senior Adviser, and Chief Scientist of Marine Mammals, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, located just 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, is home to endangered whales, 1,000-year-old deep-sea
coral communities, and a plethora of fish and seabird species. Designated on September 15, 2016, by President Barack Obama, this is New England’s only marine monument and the only marine national monument in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean. Scott Kraus will provide a tour of this biologically rich area and discuss its scientific and ecological importance, while also highlighting what needs to be done to ensure its continued protection.

Free Public Lecture
Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the Conservation Law Foundation and the Cambridge Science Festival

This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page.

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Climate change adaptations of wild populations from corals to fish: the power of deep genomic
Thursday, April 19
6:00 PM
BU Law Auditorium, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 

Please join the BU Marine Program for our annual Lang Lecture. This year, Stephen Palumbi will be speaking on climate change adaptations among marine organisms.
Steve Palumbi is the Director of Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station, Professor in Marine Sciences and Senior Fellow at theSteve and AcroporaStanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Steve has long been fascinated by how quickly the world around us changes. Work on the genomics of marine organisms tries to focus on basic evolutionary questions but also on practical solutions to questions about how to preserve and protect the diverse life in the sea. Steve has lectured extensively on human-induced evolutionary change, has used genetic detective work to identify whales, seahorses, rockfish and sharks for sale in retail markets, and is developing genomic methods to help find ocean species resistant to climate change. Work on corals in American Samoa has identified populations more resilient to heat stress. Work at the Hopkins Marine Station focuses on how sea urchins, abalone and mussels respond to short term environmental changes and to environmental shifts over small spatial scales.

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authors at MIT: Jackie Wang, Carceral Capitalism, in conversation with Malcolm Harris
Thursday, April 19
6:00pm
MIT, Building N50, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join us as we welcome Jackie Wang to the MIT Press Bookstore to discuss and sign copies of Carceral Capitalism, in conversation with Malcolm Harris (Kids These Days). Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off.

About Jackie Wang and Carceral Capitalism:
In this collection of essays in Semiotext(e)’s Intervention series, Jackie Wang examines the contemporary incarceration techniques that have emerged since the 1990s. The essays illustrate various aspects of the carceral continuum, including the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, cybernetic governance, and algorithmic policing. Included in this volume is Wang’s influential critique of liberal anti-racist politics, “Against Innocence,” as well as essays on RoboCop, techno-policing, and the aesthetic problem of making invisible forms of power legible.

Jackie Wang is a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, performer, library rat, trauma monster and PhD student at Harvard University. She is the author of a number of punk zines including On Being Hard Femme, as well as a collection of dream poems titled Tiny Spelunker of the Oneiro-Womb.

About Malcolm Harris and Kids These Days:
In brilliant, crackling prose, early Wall Street occupier Malcolm Harris gets mercilessly real about the maligned Millenial generation. Examining trends like runaway student debt, the rise of the intern, mass incarceration, social media, and more, Harris gives us a portrait of what it means to be young in America today that will wake you up and piss you off. Millennials were the first generation raised explicitly as investments, Harris argues, and in Kids These Days he dares us to confront and take charge of the consequences now that we are grown up.

Malcolm Harris is a freelance writer and an editor at The New Inquiry. His work has appeared in the New Republic, Bookforum, the Village Voice, n+1, and the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Designing for a more equitable world: Introducing MIT D-Lab Innovation Practice
Thursday, April 19
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MIT Stata Center, Building 32-G410 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

6:00 - Speaker Program
Amy Smith, D-Lab Founding Director: Opening remarks introducing MIT D-Lab Innovation Practice
Innovation Ecosystem Builder Fellow: Lightning Talk 1
D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellow: Lighting Talk 2
Practical Impact Alliance member: Lighting Talk 3
Livelihood Innovations Speaker: Lighting Talk 4
Kofi Taha, D-Lab Associate Director: Closing remarks
Saida Benhayoune, D-Lab Program Director: Host/MC
6:30 - Discussion
Guided discussion groups
7:00 - Reception
Cosponsored by:  Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

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Talk: Aerocene and the Future in a Fossil-Free World
Thursday, April 19
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MIT, Huntington Hall, Building 10-250, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aerocene-and-the-future-in-a-fossil-free-world-tickets-43127210648

MIT Visiting Artist Tomás Saraceno, MIT Senior Lecturer in Meteorology Lodovica Illari, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry Daniel Cziczo and Morningstar Professor of Physics Robert Jaffe discuss how the solar-powered sculptures of the Aerocene project inspire us to think of a different way to interact with the environment. A panel discussion will be moderated by Professor John Fernández, director of MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative. Reception to follow in Lobby 10.

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BostInno's State of Innovation: Food Inno
Thursday, April 19
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
The Food Loft, 535 Albany Street, Floor 5, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bostinnos-state-of-innovation-food-inno-tickets-44034526454
Cost:  $20 – $35

Over the last decade, a food innovation community has been established in Boston’s greater startup and tech ecosystem. Think of ezCater, which was founded in 2007 and it's now a nationwide marketplace for corporate catering. Think of Toast, which raised a total of $134 million for its restaurant point of sale and management system. Think of our very own Drizly, aka "Amazon for liquor," which started when two Boston College students were curious why they couldn't get beer delivered via app.
But the story doesn't end here. In Boston, food startups have the resources and the access to talent to thrive. BostInno has compiled a list of the early-stage food tech companies you need to know right now.
Plus, mix and mingle with local innovators over food and drink!
Panel:
Chris Buck, Co-Founder of Nomsly
Jan Leife, CEO of Just Add Cooking
*Other panelists to be announced shortly
Moderator:
Hannah Martin, Manager of Community Development at The Food Loft

Timeline:
6:00 - 6:30pm: Check-in and networking
6:30 - 7:15pm: Panel discussion on the food innovation happening in Boston
7:15 - 7:30pm: Q&A
7:30 - 8:00pm: Networking

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Sustainability Collaborative
Thursday, April 19 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Sustainability Collaborative was spurred as an outgrowth of the Sustainability unConference and aims to provide an ongoing platform for collaboration, connections, and solutions generation. Rotating sustainability advocates are given the chance to facilitate group discussion around central sustainability themes ranging from hunger alleviation to impact investing. The goal is to raise awareness within the innovation community while strengthening the social impact ecosystem.
Hosted monthly as part of The Venture Café Foundation’s Café Night at Kendall gathering.

Please reach out to Sierra Flanigan:  sierra at coalesce.earth

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Yvonne Cagle:  NASA Astronaut and Family Physician
Thursday, April 19
6:30PM TO 8:00PM
Harvard, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 42 Quincy Street, Cambridge

In 2008, Cagle retired as a Colonel in the USAF where she served as a Senior Flight Surgeon prior to her selection to the NASA Astronaut Corp in 1996. In 2005, Cagle was assigned to the NASA/ARC as the lead ARC Astronaut Science Liaison and Strategic Relationships Manager for Google and other Silicon Valley Programmatic Partnerships. Cagle’s groundbreaking work is preserving historic NASA space legacy data while, simultaneously, galvanizing NASA’s initiatives in global mapping, sustainable energies, green initiatives, and disaster preparedness. Cagle is advisor for the Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program (CRuSR). Previously, Cagle served on faculty as the NASA liaison and VP for space exploration and space exponential technologies with Singularity University.

Cagle was a Brussels TEDx Speaker for 2012. Historically holding adjunct professorships with Stanford University, UC Davis, and UTMB, Galveston. Dr. Cagle is currently in collaboration with NASA, and is a Visiting Professor at Fordham University.

GSD Lecture with Yvonne Cagle
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/yvonne-cagle/

Contact Name:  events at gsd.harvard.edu

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Shark Stories
Thursday, April 19
7pm
NE Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theater, One Aquarium Wharf, Boston
RSVP at http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar?id=107505&view=Detail

Brian Skerry, National Geographic Photographer and New England Aquarium Explorer In Residence

This lecture is specifically for children and families.

Brian Skerry saw his first shark in the wild in 1982 and was hooked. During the last three and a half decades, he has spent countless hours underwater in locations worldwide photographing these enigmatic animals.

In this presentation, Brian will share his personal journey with sharks, from the ways that he’s been inspired by them to his approach with photography and what he has learned along the way. Among the species to be highlighted will be tiger sharks, makos, oceanic whitetips, and great whites. His latest book for children is entitled The Ultimate Book of Sharks. 

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Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21
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Changing the Climate : How Public Health, Cities, and the Media Can Advance Climate Solutions
Friday, April 20
8:00 am to 4:30 pm Doors open at 7:30am
BU, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.bu.edu/sph/news-events/signature-programs/deans-symposia/changing-the-climate-how-public-health-cities-and-the-media-can-advance-climate-solutions/
Livestreaming available during the event

Climate change will have enormous impacts on human health and well-being throughout the world. In response, many cities are developing farsighted policies to reduce carbon emissions while also adapting to ongoing changes. However, high-level political support for climate action remains weak, and policymakers need to be able to articulate the benefits of their climate policies. Public health researchers are documenting how urban climate solutions can directly benefit the health of local residents, but this research has not yet been communicated in a manner that has motivated effective action. This symposium will bring together thought leaders from public health, cities, and journalism to develop strategies that bring greater attention to, and produce visionary actions addressing the global climate challenge.

Co-hosted with the Pulitzer Center. Additional partners include the Boston University Initiative on Cities and the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment

Speakers  Barbara Ferrer (SPH’88) - Director, Los Angeles Department of Health, Gina McCarthy - former administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, David Miller - Former Mayor of Toronto

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Climate Changed Symposium
April 20 and 21
MIT

More information at http://climatechangedmit.com/#symposium

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Friday, April 20
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Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media Can Advance Climate Solutions
Friday, April 20
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.)
BU, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.bu.edu/sph/news-events/signature-programs/deans-symposia/changing-the-climate-how-public-health-cities-and-the-media-can-advance-climate-solutions/#rsvp
Livestreaming Available During Event

Climate change will have enormous impacts on human health and well-being throughout the world. In response, many cities are developing farsighted policies to reduce carbon emissions while also adapting to ongoing changes. However, high-level political support for climate action remains weak, and policymakers need to be able to articulate the benefits of their climate policies. Public health researchers are documenting how urban climate solutions can directly benefit the health of local residents, but this research has not yet been communicated in a manner that has motivated effective action. This symposium will bring together thought leaders from public health, cities, and journalism to develop strategies that bring greater attention to and produce visionary actions addressing the global climate challenge.

Co-hosted with the Pulitzer Center. Additional partners include the Boston University Initiative on Cities and the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment.
Agenda
8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Informal Greetings
8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
OPENING REMARKS
Welcome
Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
Patrick Kinney, Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center
8:40 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
KEYNOTE
Gina McCarthy, Former Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency and Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health
9:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
IMPACTS OF CLIMATE ON HEALTH, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
Key Lecturer
Patrick Kinney, Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Panelists
Austin Blackmon, Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space, City of Boston
Hannah Fairfield, Climate Editor, The New York Times
Barbara Ferrer (SPH’88), Director, Los Angeles County Public Health Department
Joanne Silberner, Independent Journalist and Artist-in-Residence, University of Washington
Moderator
Kathy Fallon Lambert, Science & Policy Integration Project Director, Harvard Forest
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Break
10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
URBAN CARBON MITIGATION AND HEALTH
Key Lecturer
David Miller, Former Mayor of Toronto and North America Regional Director and C40 Ambassador, Inclusive Climate Action
Panelists
Stacie Paxton Cobos, Senior Vice President for Communications and Marketing, The Climate Reality Project
Carlos Dora, Coordinator, Public Health and the Environment Department, World Health Organization
Jon Levy, Chair and Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Nathaniel Rich, Author and Writer-at-Large, The New York Times Magazine
Moderator
TBA
12:20 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch
1 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
CLIMATE AND HEALTH COMMUNICATION
Key Lecturer
Edward Wile Maibach, Professor, Director; Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
Panelists
Jack Cushman, Managing Editor, InsideClimate News
Howard Frumkin, Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington
Sabrina McCormick, Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Moderator
Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center
2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CONCLUSION
Closing Remarks
Patrick Kinney, Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break
2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.
PANELIST AND MODERATOR DEBRIEF

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Climate Ready Boston 
Friday, April 21
11am - 12:30pm
East Boston Branch of the Public Library, 365 Bremen Street, Boston

Bilingual presentation in English  - refreshments will be provided, habra refrescos

Ruth Nieves, a Climate Ready Boston Leader, will lead a climate conversation, in English and Spanish, to talk about what it means to be “climate ready”. Meet neighbors and learn how climate change will affect your neighborhoods and the possibilities for your community to benefit from climate action.

Note: This is a community-led and organized event. Please note that presenters represent themselves and are not climate policy experts. If you have specific questions that Leaders are unable to answer, please direct them to greenovate at boston.gov. 

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Aerocene Explorer Performance & Interactive Display with MIT Visiting Artist Tomás Saraceno and EAPS Scientists
Friday, April 20 (More dates through April 21)
11:00am to 2:00pm 
MIT, Killian Court, Lobby 10, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Take part in flights of solar sculptures that become buoyant and lift off the ground powered only by the heat of the sun. Use them to take measurements of weather variables and pollutants in the atmosphere’s boundary layer.  Learn more about atmospheric winds that make sustainable flight possible through an interactive display. Bring a picnic lunch!

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How do Waste Pickers Save their Money? Financial Inclusion and the Informal Sector.
Friday, April 20
2:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT D-Lab, MIT N51-350, 265 Massachusetts Ave, 3rd floor, Cambridge

Data Collection Presentation & Panel Discussion
In January 2018 four students from MIT D-Lab Gender and Development traveled to Accra, Ghana where they teamed-up with five Ashesi University D:Lab students and ran focus groups with waste pickers to understand the financial management tools they use to manage their money. On Friday April 20th they will present their findings. Afterwards, a panel of experts will address videotaped questions posed by Accra waste pickers, providing financial management advice suitable for informal sector workers.

DATA COLLECTION PRESENTATION
2:30 - 4:00 PM: Students from D-Lab: Gender and Developmentand Ashesi University D:Lab students present their findings on data collected and the results of a financial inclusion design workshop with waste pickers from the Accra municipal landfill and the streets of Tema New Town.
4:00 - 4:30 PM: Reception
PANEL DISCUSSION
4:30 - 6:00 PM: A panel of experts address videotaped questions posed by Accra waste pickers.
Moderator
Joyce Lehman: A financial inclusion consultant, Joyce was one of the architects of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation savings groups.
Panelists
Dr. William Derban: Co-Founder and Chair of Financial Inclusion Africa and Director for E banking and Strategic Partnerships at Fidelity Bank Ghana Ltd.
Kim Wilson: Lecturer and researcher on markets and development at the Tufts University Fletcher School.
Daryl Collins: Co-author of Portfolios of the Poor and Managing Director of BFA.
Julio Del Valle: Founder of Poupa Certo and MiBolsillo, two digital PFMs in Brazil and Peru focused on low-income and microentrepreneur customers.

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Flunking Democracy:  Schools, Courts, and Civic Participation
Friday, April 20
3:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics welcome Columbia Law professor MICHAEL A. REBELL for a discussion of his latest book Flunking Democracy: Schools, Courts, and Civic Participation.

About Flunking Democracy
The 2016 presidential election campaign and its aftermath have underscored worrisome trends in the present state of our democracy: the extreme polarization of the electorate, the dismissal of people with opposing views, and the widespread acceptance and circulation of one-sided and factually erroneous information. Only a small proportion of those who are eligible actually vote and a declining number of citizens actively participate in local community activities.

In Flunking Democracy, Michael A. Rebell makes the case that this is not a recent problem, but rather that for generations now, America’s schools have systematically failed to prepare students to be capable citizens. Rebell analyzes the causes of this failure, provides a detailed analysis of what we know about how to prepare students for productive citizenship, and considers examples of best practices. Rebell further argues that this civic decline is also a legal failure—a gross violation of both federal and state constitutions that can only be addressed by the courts. Flunking Democracy concludes with specific recommendations for how the courts can and should address this deficiency, and is essential reading for anyone interested in education, the law, and democratic society.

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xTalk with Natalia Kucirkova:  A New Paradigm in Engineering Education Using Two Disruptive Technologies: Simulations & Online Learning.
Friday, April 20
3:00pm to 4:00pm
MIT, 3-370, 33 Massachusetts Avenue (Rear), Cambridge

The ubiquity of handheld digital technologies, dramatic rise in digital book reading across the world and broader socio-cultural and economic phenomena (e.g., increased urbanization, globalization and multiculturalism), have led to a heightened commercial interest in personalixed products for young children.

This talk focuses on personalized books, apps and toys developed for children aged 2-8. How does this form of personalization affect children’s learning experience and how might it impact on children’s sense of self? Early findings from the ESRC-funded project "Children’s Personalised Stories" will be shared to illustrate the potential and limits of current personalization models.

Dr Natalia Kucirkova is Senior Research Fellow at the Department for Learning & Leadership, UCL Institute of Education, London, UK. Her book, The Selfie Generation: Digital Personalization and Children’s Development, published by Harvard University Press, is due out in 2019.

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Brains, Minds + Machines Seminar Series: Accelerating Bio Discovery with Machine Learning.
Friday, April 20
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 46-3002, Singleton Auditorium, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker:  Phil Nelson, Google Research | Google Accelerated Science team
Abstract: Google Accelerated Sciences is a translational research team that brings Google's technological expertise to the scientific community.  Recent advances in machine learning have delivered incredible results in consumer applications (e.g. photo recognition, language translation), and is now beginning to play an important role in life sciences.  Taking examples from active collaborations in the biochemical, biological, and biomedical fields, I will focus on how our team transforms science problems into data problems and applies Google's scaled computation, data-driven engineering, and machine learning to accelerate discovery.

Speaker Bio: Philip Nelson is a Director of Engineering in Google Research. He joined Google in 2008 and was previously responsible for a range of Google applications and geo services. In 2013, he helped found and currently leads the Google Accelerated Science team that collaborates with academic and commercial scientists to apply Google's knowledge and experience running complex algorithms over large data sets to important scientific problems. Philip graduated from MIT in 1985 where he did award-winning research on hip prosthetics at Harvard Medical School. Before Google, Philip helped found and lead several Silicon Valley start ups in search (Verity), optimization (Impresse), and genome sequencing (Complete Genomics) and was also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Accel Partners.

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Saturday, April 21
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TransportationCamp NE 2018
Saturday, April 21
8am - 4:30pm
MIT, Stata Center, Main Floor, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://transportationcamp.org/events/new-england-2018/
Cost:  $15 - $30

TransportationCamp New England is back! It’s not your traditional conference. In addition to talks and presentations from big names in the field, the heart of TransportationCamp is sessions and activities led by attendees themselves. It is a high-energy, exciting day of presentations, panels, and networking opportunities—all created and led by the diverse innovators who attend.

Goal
Our goal is to assemble planners, dreamers, programmers, students, and professionals for an exciting day of “un-conferencing.” Unlike a traditional conference, the specific session topics are determined by participants, which provides each attendee an opportunity to lead and shape the event. Therefore, we want to see what you are doing; we want to ask how it will impact our lives; and we want to help you to find answers.

Things To Know
If you’re joining us at TransportationCamp NE 2018, here are a few things you’ll want to know about the event:

Dress code: It’s an unconference—tasteful casual is fine!
Internet access: Free Wi-Fi will be available in all event spaces—we’ll have more information when you check in.
Presentation pointers: Many of the breakout rooms are equipped with a projector, so if you’re thinking of proposing a session and you’d like to present, bring a laptop. We’ll supply a VGA cable; we will bring as many adaptors as possible, but you sould bring an adaptor for VGA if your laptop needs one just in case. Most breakout rooms will also have a chalkboard.

Interested in helping to make TransportationCamp NE possible? Sponsorship opportunities are available.. Please review and let us know if you are interested!

Follow @TranspoCampNE for updates. More information at facebook.com/TranspoCampNE.

If you have any questions, reach us at transpocampne at gmail.com.

Schedule
8:00AM-9:00AM - Doors open & Registration
9:00AM-10:30AM - Welcome Session (Stata 32-123)
10:45AM-11:45AM - First breakout session (in classrooms)
12:00PM-1:00PM - Second breakout session (in classrooms)
1:00PM-2:00PM - Lunch
2:15PM-3:15PM - Third breakout session (in classrooms)
3:30PM-4:30PM - Fourth breakout session (in classrooms)
4:30PM - Closing and adjourn to our happy hour. Location TBD.

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ESI Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 21
9:00am to 12:00pm
MIT, McDermott Court, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

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

Activities are designed and led by MIT students. You can view the earth through virtual reality, make and take a terrarium, play an energy-use card game to win great prizes, make a cloud, touch marine critters, and much more!

This event is part of the fantastic Cambridge Science Festival, and is open to everyone.

We'll be there rain or shine: drop by, have some fun, and appreciate the earth!

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MITxMake
Saturday, April 21
9am - 4pm
MIT Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center, 120 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.mitxmake.com
Cost:  $5 - $15

MITxMake is a student-organized festival that celebrates the maker culture of MIT and the surrounding community. We showcase the makers who pursue projects with purpose; focused on the hardware hackers, do-it-yourselfers, committed craftsmen, and the first-time fixers who drive society forward with experiential learning and world-shaking innovation.

CALL FOR MAKERS: MITxMake provides an opportunity to showcase your project, test drive with users, and build a valuable network of makers with similar passions. Apply now to be a Maker at the 2018 festival.

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Sunday, April 22
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Earth Day
https://www.earthday.org

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Harvard EAC Earth Day Festival 
Sunday, April 22
12–3 pm
Harvard, Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Join the Environmental Action Committee in celebrating the Earth at our annual Earth Day festival! The theme this year is "Take Action!" Come to the plaza and learn from groups around campus and the Boston area about ways in which YOU can start helping the environment TODAY!

The festival will have games, giveaways and music throughout. Visit 12 tables and get a free EAC Earth Day Water Bottle! Stop by and help us celebrate the Earth!

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Monday, April 23
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Arts and Culture Discussion Series Session 3: Arts and Public Health
Monday, April 23
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), 145 Tremont Street 7th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arts-and-culture-discussion-series-3-art-and-public-health-42318-registration-43904801443

A collaboration between the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)

Featuring guest speakers Gina Rodriguez, Valerie Tutson, and Vatic Kuumba

Breakfast and Registration start at 9:00 AM
Registration is Required!

Please register ASAP, space is limited.
Click here to register

Sowing Place artist facilitators Laura Brown-Lavoie and Vatic Kuumba
The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is presenting a discussion series that exploring how public art can address a range of planning goals and objectives related to green infrastructure, community building, economic development, and public health.
 
Our guest speakers for our April discussion on Art and Public Health are:
Gina Rodriguez, Cultural Affairs Manager from the Department of Arts Culture and Tourism (ACT), instrumental in helping the City secure Kresge FreshLo funds for the Sowing Place project
Valerie Tutson, Director of Rhode Island Black Storytellers, artist facilitator for Illuminating Trinity (a previous ACT project), and a member of the statewide Arts and Health Advisory Group
Vatic Kuumba, poet, theatre artist, artist facilitator for the Sowing Place

We are excited have these three join us to share about their work and to lead us in this discussion on art and public health. 
 
Although this event is FREE, space is limited and may fill up quickly. 

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Fake News and Misinformation Series: Brendan Nyhan
Monday, April 23
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Harvard, Wexner 434, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

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

Brendan Nyhan is a Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Duke University in 2009 and served as a RWJ Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan from 2009-2011. His research focuses on political scandal; misperceptions about politics and health care; social networks; and applied statistical methods. Previously, he was co-editor of Spinsanity, a non-partisan watchdog of political spin that was syndicated in Salon and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is also a co-author of All the President’s Spin, a New York Times bestseller that Amazon.com named one of the ten best political books of 2004. He is a contributor to The Upshot blog at The New York Times (March 2014-) and a co-founder of Bright Line Watch (January 2017-). He previously served as a media critic for Columbia Journalism Review (November 2011-February 2014).

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PAOC Colloquium: Ryan Abernathey (LDEO)
Monday, April 23
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-923, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

About the Speaker
My primary research interests are:
The role of ocean circulation (particularly the Southern Ocean) in the climate system
Dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and its overturning circulation
Mixing and transport by ocean eddies

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Air Quality and Health Implications of Energy Strategies
Monday, April 23
12:00PM TO 1:30PM
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Denise Mauzerall, Professor of Environmental Engineering and International Affairs, Princeton University. 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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Once and For Now: The Science and Art of Ex Post Environmental Regulation
Monday, April 23
12:15PM TO 2:00PM
Harvard 100F Pierce, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Gregg Macey (Brooklyn Law School/Harvard STS)
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

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

Contact Name:  sts at hks.harvard.edu

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xTalk with Robert Sedgewick:  A 21st Century Model for Disseminating Knowledge
Monday, April 23
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 4-149, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge

"Are you still trying to teach and learn with large live lectures? Why?"
In the early years of the third millenium, most professors are still teaching in virtually the same way they were taught and their teachers were taught, stretching back centuries. As we all know, this situation is ripe for change. University students seeking to learn a topic who now have little if any choice are about to be presented with a vast array of choices. What student would not want to swap a tired professor writing slowly on a chalkboard for a well-produced series of videos and associated content, given by a world leader in the field? We are on the verge of a transformation on the scale of the transformation wrought by Gutenburg. This imminent change raises a host of fascinating and far-reaching questions. In this talk, Princeton University Professor Robert Sedgewick will describe a scalable model for teaching and learning that has already enabled us to reach millions of people around the world.

Robert Sedgewick is the founding chair and the William O. Baker Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton and served for many years as a member of the board of directors of Adobe Systems. He previously served on the faculty at Brown University and has held visiting research positions at Xerox PARC, IDA, INRIA, and Bell Laboratories. Prof. Sedgewick's research interests include analytic combinatorics, algorithm design, the scientific analysis of algorithms, curriculum development, and innovations in the dissemination of knowledge. He has published widely in these areas and is the author of twenty books, which have sold nearly one million copies. He has also published extensive online content (including studio-produced video lectures) on analysis of algorithms and analytic combinatorics and (with Kevin Wayne) algorithms and computer science. Their MOOC on algorithms has been named one of the "top 10 MOOCs of all time" and their online content draws millions of pageviews each year.

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The Alzheimer Enigma: The Causes of the Dementia Epidemic
Monday, April 23
5:00 pm
Radcliffe, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://radcliffe-nenmf.formstack.com/forms/radcliffe_institute_alzheimer_enigma_hofman

Epidemics Science Lecture Series
Lecture by Albert Hofman, Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
If we live into our nineties, and many of us do and more will, we have a 1-in-2 chance to have Alzheimer’s disease. Is this an unavoidable consequence of aging? Do we know specific causes of Alzheimer’s and dementia? Is it perhaps all in the genes? Albert Hofman will address these questions using findings from the large international Alzheimer Cohorts Consortium. And it may well be that the picture is a bit less bleak than thought: the incidence of Alzheimer’s may be on the decline.
Free and open to the public.

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Gubernatorial Forum on Energy and the Environment
Monday, April 23
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Suffolk University Sargent Hall Function Room, 120 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gubernatorial-forum-on-energy-and-the-environment-tickets-44143426176

Join us and hear the candidates discuss their ideas and positions on the critical environmental issues we face. Democratic candidates Jay Gonzalez, Bob Massie, and Setti Warren have confirmed and Governor Baker has been invited.
Participating Organizations:
350 Mass for a Better Future
Acadia Center
Charles River Watershed Association
Conservation Law Foundation
Clean Water Action
Environment Massachusetts
Environmental League of Massachusetts
Mass Audubon
Massachusetts Sierra Club
Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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The Floral Archive: Climate, Empire, and the Problem of Scale
April 23
6 pm
Harvard, Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Speaker:  Deborah R. Coen, Professor of History and Chair of History of Science and Medicine, Yale University
Among all the sophisticated new tools introduced in the nineteenth century for scaling the climate—for understanding the weather of the here-and-now in relation to large-scale, long-term processes—none proved quite as effective as nature’s own climatic indicators: plants. The achievement of botanist Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1831-1898) was to grasp that radical climatic shifts might be a part of the Earth’s future as well as its past, and to offer his contemporaries, scientist and non-scientist alike, the tools to imagine how familiar living things might react to a more or less radical shift in climate.

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).

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

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Climate Ready Boston Leadership Event: A Funny Thing About Garbage
Monday, April 23
6pm - 8pm
Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library, 27 Richmond Street, Dorchester
RSVP at http://www.greenovateboston.org/mugeundemir/crb_leader_organized_event_a_funny_thing_about_garbage

Suzanne S. Meyer of Garbage to Garden, and a trained Climate Ready Boston Leader, is presenting a light-hearted and entertaining talk about climate change and composting. 

Doors open at 6:00pm. 
Agenda: 
6:00 - 6:45pm: Light refreshments and networking
6:45 - 7:15pm: A Funny Thing About Garbage talk
7:15 - 7:45pm: Q & A with local experts

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Manuelle Gautrand | Re-inventing Cities
Monday, April 23
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MIT, Building 7-429, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE is a Parisian based architecture firm founded by Manuelle Gautrand in 1991. Manuelle Gautrand is the principal architect and director of the agency. Marc Blaising, partner, financial and administrative director has been involved in the general management of the agency since 1992.

The team of over 15 architects develops projects for public contracting authorities as well as private firms both in France and abroad. Under the leadership of Manuelle Gautrand, each architect-project manager is in charge of a project. The two-level 300 sqm office is located in the Bastille neighborhood of Paris.

The firm’s poetic architecture embraces the endless variety of forms and colors, using the most contemporary methods of planning in a variety of areas ranging from cultural facilities to residential, commercial and office buildings.

To “Re-enchant the City” and thus to bring emotion, to reinvent, to renew, to innovate and to propose the unexpected answers, to be bold and plural are the founding principles of the architecture of Manuelle Gautrand. The architecture, her architecture is what poetry was to Saint John Perse: “the luxury of being unaccustomed”. At the core of the process of creativity lies the approach to each new project through the spirit of “blank page”, with no à priori. Yet all her projects express a specific relationship to the site: a desire to revive it and enchant; a deep commitment to working on the programs entrusted to the firm, make them even more efficient, more malleable and more unexpected… The project must each time become a unique and symbolic encounter between the site and the program.

MIT Department of Architecture / Spring 2018 Lecture Series

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Urban Studies Capstone: Showcase + Presentations
Monday, April 23
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
BU, CILSE Colloquium Room, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

City Planning and Urban Affairs’ Urban Studies Capstone course will be presenting their final presentations. This two-part event is open to the public.

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The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind:  My Tale of Madness and Recovery
Monday, April 23
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned neuroscientist BARBARA K. LIPSKA—director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health—for a discussion of her new book The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery.

About The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind
As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness—only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. In the tradition of My Stroke of Insight and Brain on Fire, this powerful memoir recounts her ordeal and explains its unforgettable lessons about the brain and mind.
In January 2015, Barbara Lipska—a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness—was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, her frontal lobe, the seat of cognition, began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, just as her doctors figured out what was happening, the immunotherapy they had prescribed began to work. Just eight weeks after her nightmare began, Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity.

In The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind, Lipska describes her extraordinary ordeal and its lessons about the mind and brain. She explains how mental illness, brain injury, and age can change our behavior, personality, cognition, and memory. She tells what it is like to experience these changes firsthand. And she reveals what parts of us remain, even when so much else is gone.

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Native Plants for New England Gardens
Monday, April 23
7:00pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Mark Richardson & Dan Jaffe
The essential gardener's guide to growing native in New England Plants native to New England evolved to thrive in local conditions and survive harsh seasons. Native Plants for New England Gardens culls the expertise of the New England Wild Flower Society to help anyone create lovely, hardy gardens that will tolerate drought, resist disease and encourage biodiversity. This handy guide to 100 great native flowers, ground covers, shrubs, ferns, and grasses that will thrive in New England gardens features practical information accompanied by beautiful color photography. Find and nurture the native plants that your garden is missing--the planet will thank you.

New England Wild Flower Society Director of the Botanic Garden Mark Richardson studied ornamental horticulture at the University of Rhode Island and holds a master's degree from the University of Delaware's Longwood Graduate Program. Native Plants for New England Gardens is a product of his passion for public horticulture. Photographer and author Dan Jaffe earned a degree in botany from the University of Maine, Orono, and has years of nursery and plant sales experience. He is the official propagator and stock bed grower of the New England Wild Flower Society.

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Research on Tap | War and Peace: Causes, Consequences, and Alternatives
Tuesday, April 24
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
BU, Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering Colloquium Room, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.bu.edu/research/war_and_peace/

Hosted by Neta C. Crawford, Professor, Political Science, CAS</p>William Tecumseh Sherman said “War is hell.” It is also an enormously complex process and problem which calls for multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches. Sherman also said, “You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible hardships of war.” What are the causes of war and peace? What are the consequences of war on governments and individual soldiers and civilians? How can cutting edge research on conflict prevention and resolution make war less likely or shorten its duration? Faculty from across the University will discuss their research on war, peace, and related topics.

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How Can Europe and Social Democracy Overcome their Crises Together?
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018, 4:15 – 6:15 p.m.
WHERE  Haravard, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies 27 Kirkland Street, Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Joaquín Almunia
European Commissioner for Competition (2010-2014); Visiting Professor in Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science; Chair: José Manuel Martinez Sierra
Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University
CONTACT INFO	José Manuel Martinez Sierra
jose_martinez at harvard.edu
DETAILS  In his new book, Winning the Future. How Europe and Social Democracy Can Overcome their Crises Together, Joaquín Almunia analyzes the causes and consequences of the European Union’s economic and political crisis and its parallels with the challenges Social Democracy has faced. The grave crisis that Europe endured was not met with the appropriate policy response and led to the growth of inequality, hitting the middle-class and youth especially hard. Today, one in five Europeans are at the risk of social exclusion and job insecurity seems to be the only alternative to chronic and widespread unemployment. Almost ten years after the start of the crisis, the European Union struggles with weak economic growth, unsatisfactory unemployment levels and low-quality jobs, a flux of migrants and refugees in need, and the threat of terrorism. All of this has resulted in a disaffected population that distrusts its democratic European and national institutions. In turn, Social Democracy was not able to provide answers during Europe’s time of crisis and it has remained incapable of providing viable progressive solutions in education, fiscal policy, employment, productivity and immigration. As a result, its proposals have not been met with support from voters. During this event, Almunia will point the way forward for both European Integration and Social Democracy.
LINK  https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2018/04/how-europe-and-social-democracy-can-overcome-their-crises-together

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GSD Lecture with Stig Andersson
Tuesday, April 24
6:30–8 pm
Harvard, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall,  48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Stig L. Andersson founded SLA Architects in 1994. Having studied nuclear physics, Japanese culture and chemistry before becoming an architect, Andersson graduated from The Royal Danish School of Architecture in 1986. From 1986-1989 Andersson moved to Japan with Japanese ministerial research funds. Andersson was particularly interested in Japanese culture’s relationship with substance, space and changeability – fields he has integrated and developed in his own practice since 1994.

Stig L. Andersson is SLA’s founding partner. Beginning as a (purely) landscape architectural practice, SLA has developed into an international interdisciplinary organization working with city nature, urban design and nature-based solutions. Renowned for his sensuous and poetic work, Andersson combines unique amenity values based on the aesthetics of nature with cutting-edge sustainable city solutions and ecosystem services.

Stig L. Andersson is a professor in aesthetic design at the University of Copenhagen and is a much sought-after lecturer and teacher at universities and architecture schools in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Stig L. Andersson has received numerous national and international awards for his work, including The European Landscape Award, The RIBA Award, The World Landscape Architecture Award, and in 2014 the C.F. Hansen Medal – the highest national honour given to a Danish architect awarded by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

Free and open to the public

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The Golden Age of Boston Television
Tuesday April 24
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

Terry Ann Knopf 
There are some two hundred TV markets in the country, but only one—Boston, Massachusetts—hosted a Golden Age of local programming. In this lively insider account, Terry Ann Knopf chronicles the development of Boston television, from its origins in the 1970s through its decline in the early 1990s.

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Soulfull Speaker Series at Boston University
Tuesday, April 24
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
BU, Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing Seminar Room, 111 Cummington Mall, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soulfull-speaker-series-at-boston-university-tickets-43573503522

Hear from a Soulfull Project executive about how business can address acute needs such as food insecurity in our community, food deserts and access to wholesome food, partnerships with local food banks, and other intiatives bridging city planning, business, and food distribution!

The Soulfull Project is a subsidiary of the Campbell Soup Company that works to deliver nourishing and wholesome food to all Americans by using the buy-one, give-one model. For every serving of The Soulfull Project’s hot cereal purchased, they donate a serving of their 4 Grain cereal to a food bank in that region.

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Fact and Faith: A Meditation on Science and Religion with  Alan Lightman
Tuesday, April 24
7:30pm
MIT, Building  6-120, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join acclaimed author and notable MIT personality Alan Lightman as he discusses his newest book Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine. This lyrical meditation on religion and science explores the tension between our yearning for permanence and certainty, in a material world that science shows to be impermanent and uncertain. Lightman will weave in his own experience of this dissonance as someone who is simultaneously drawn to the empirical, testable realm of physics while also feeling the allure of being connected to a larger and transcendent eternal reality.

Followed by refreshments and book signing with Alan Lightman. Copies of Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine will be available for purchase.

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Announcing Destination 2040: The next long-range transportation plan for the Boston region

How would you improve the Boston region’s transportation system? That’s the question at the heart of the MPO’s preparations for Destination 2040, which the MPO expects to adopt in the spring of 2019.

Every four years, the MPO identifies the system’s strengths and weaknesses; forecasts changes in population, employment, and land use; and creates a plan to address existing and future mobility needs. The resulting long-range transportation plan (LRTP) allocates funding for major projects in the Boston region and guides the MPO’s funding of capital investment programs and studies.

Use the new Destination 2040 website at http://ctps.org/lrtp-dev to explore the state of the system; learn how the MPO will identify needs, revisit its vision and goals, and prioritize its investments; and share your own interests, concerns, and ideas.

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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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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/
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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