[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - October 21, 2018

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Monday, October 22
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11:30am  Speaker Series on Misinformation: Claire Wardle
11:45am  xTalk with Josep Planell:  From Distance Universities to Universities Without Distances
12pm  The Case for a Slow and Steady "Tortoise" Approach for US Nuclear Research and Development
12:15pm  A Rational Framework for What? Race and the Ethos of Science from the Modern Synthesis to Genomicsudies
2:30pm  
The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in India: Indirect management of groundwater through electricity sector reforms
4pm  Climate is Global, Change is Local
4pm  Destination: World/Powered by Pechakucha
4:15pm  A Political Poetry: Reading and Conversation with Solmaz Sharif
4:30pm  Overcoming the Political Divide: Can Our Government Work Better?
5pm  Climate Adaptation Happy Hour
5:30pm  E4Dev Speaker Talk by Mr. Sarmiento of WeGen Philippines 
6pm  Negotiating for Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula
6pm  Julian Raxworthy: Overgrown
6pm  Screening & Conversation - Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
6pm  AI for Good
6:30pm  Activating the Massachusetts Electorate
7pm  Gandhi:  The Years That Changed the World, 1914–1948
7pm  Urban Planning Film Series: "Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston”
7pm  The Magdalene in the Reformation 
7pm  The Injustice of Climate Change — A Call for Action

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Tuesday, October 23
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11am  The Future of Transportation Showcase
12pm  Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics
12pm  Models for Drawings; Drawings for Models
12pm  Farm to School as a Catalyst to Local Food System Change
12pm  Automating Inequality: HOW HIGH-TECH TOOLS PROFILE, POLICE, AND PUNISH THE POOR ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE OF AI
12pm  The Trump Administration and International Law
12:30pm  Trump’s Trade Policy: Can Theories of International Political Economy Explain It?
1:30pm  The EU-US Battle for Global Markets: Reflections Facing Trump’s Taxation and Commercial Strategy
2pm  URBAN INFORMALITY INTEREST GROUP CASE STUDY: Participatory Planning for the Barrio 31 Urbanization Plan -- Buenos Aires
2:30pm  How Today’s College Students Engage with News: Information Practices in the Age of Factual Recession
4pm  MIT Special Seminar: ELECTRO-CATALYSIS AT THE ATOMIC SCALE
4pm  BU Connect
4pm  Snap the Vote: Inside Snapchat’s Civic Engagement Product Design
4:30pm  Emile Bustani Seminar: "Erdogan’s Second Republic (2018) compared to Ataturk’s First Republic (1923): Turkey’s 100-Year Journey and its Relationship with the Past”
5:30pm  A Conversation with Morgan Jerkins
5:30pm  OPENING RECEPTION for Harvest Green
6pm  Immigration Through the Lens of Latina Leaders
6pm  US Foreign Policy and Russia
6pm  Kathryn Firth: Scales of Resilience: From Doorknob to District
6pm  Ben Franklin Circle Launch Event
6pm  DREAM BIG: Justice For All
6:30pm  Boston's New Digital Future: What Should the Priorities Be?
7pm  Food & Entrepreneurship with Claire Cheney, Founder, Curio Spice Co.
7pm   Lincoln's White House
7pm  Science Fair, the movie 
7pm  Cycles of Interest: Boston Bike History Lecture

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Wednesday, October 24
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8am  Drug Pricing Policies in the United States and Globally:  FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DELIVERY, JUSTICE, EQUITY, & INCLUSION
8:30am  Boston Harbor Now Harbor Use Public Forum
12pm  I'm Not Racist, But....Creating Civil Conversation, Whether Knocking on Doors in Iowa or Down the Hall  
12pm  Lunch & Learn Day One:  Green Roofs, Green Tables
12pm  Five Things You'd Want to Know in Explaining Japan's Surrender in 1945
12:30pm  Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Food Justice, Locally and Globally
1pm  Colorado Home Energy Efficiency and Respiratory Health (CHEER) Study
1pm  Lunch & Learn Day One:  Green Walls, Inside and Out
1pm  The Tiny Houses Trend
3pm  Massachusetts Attorney General Debate
3:30pm  Unelected Power: A Book Presentation and Discussion with Sir Paul Tucker
4pm  Why Would “We” Help “Them”? The Politics of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean Sea
4pm  AI in the Life Sciences: Next Generation Analytics Platforms
4pm  A social-interactive neuroscience approach to understanding autism
4:15pm  The First Family (Plus, a Special Conversation with U.K. Ambassador Kim Darroch)
4:30pm  'Won’t You Be My Neighbor?' Screening and Discussion
5:15pm  MITEI Fall Colloquium: 2030 U.S. Climate Goals: Drifting further from the target - how can we get there?
6pm  Flowers for Lisa: A Delirium of Photographic Invention
6pm  MIT Sidney Pacific Presidential Fellows Distinguished Lecture "Designing Technologies for Global Social Inclusion”
6pm  By Any Means Necessary: Boston Artist-Run Spaces Through the Decades
6pm  Fuckup Nights Boston Vol. IX
6:30pm  Journalism & Climate Crisis 
6:30pm  Architecture of Mobility
7pm  Cambridge Forum: Carey Gillam discusses Whitewash:  The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
7pm  Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural 
7pm  Designing AI-Enabled Technology for Society

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Thursday, October 25 - Friday, October 26
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Mothers Against Violence 2018 Two Day National Conference

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Thursday, October 25
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7:45am  Addressing Cannabis Use Disorder in an Era of Policy Liberalization: Clinical and Public Health Priorities
8:30am  Introduction to Net-Zero Building
9:30am  LOCAL RESOURCES FOR YOUR BUSINESS
10am  MIT Media Lab Startup Showcase (Fall 2018)
12pm  Technology & Innovation at National Grid – Preparing for the Future of Energy*
12pm  Harvard Law School: Corporate Power, Corporate Law Firms, and Your Future
12:15pm  Artificial Intelligence: The Profits and Perils for Military Operations and Decision Making
12:30pm  Archaeology Live: Harvard College Life in Colonial Times
12pm  Lunch & Learn Day Two:  BEE Green 
1pm  Lunch & Learn Day Two:  Healing Power of Green
1:55pm  Robert Kagan: The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World 
3pm  The AI Index
3pm  NeuroBoston Fall 2018 Symposium
3pm  Reality Connect 2018
3:30pm  Top-Down Estimate of Black Carbon Emissions for City Clusters using Ground Observations: A case study in southern Jiangsu, China
4:15pm  Democracy in Hard Places Seminar: How to Think About Democratic Dissatisfaction and Populism in the West
5pm  Generation MBS: Understanding Social and Political Change in Saudi Arabia
5pm  How Bad Science Is Corrupting the Justice System
5pm  Sharing Economy: The New Norm in Doing Business
5:30pm  43rd Annual Garland Lecture:  Why is US Healthcare Spending so High, and What Can We Do About it?
5:30pm  Green Building Showcase 2018
6pm  HOW TO TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
6pm  Chelsea: Water and Land a Human Right not a commodity
6:30pm  Are Animals Intelligent?
6:30pm  Frederick Law Olmsted Lecture: “New Parks”
6:30pm  Implementing the Science of Learning 
6:30pm  Peace Making By All Means
6:30pm  BosLab Open House for Global Community BioSummit
7pm  How to Be Less Stupid About Race:  On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide
7pm  The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End
7pm  The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change
7:30pm  Innovative, Local Approaches to Addressing Homelessness

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Friday, October 26
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8am  EBC Climate Change Program: The Case for Putting a Price on Carbon
9:30am  The Undiscovered
12pm  Ash Community Speaker Series - Get Out the Vote: the Harvard Votes Challenge and Mid-Term Elections
12pm  Enabling Next-Gen Water Treatment and Resource Recovery through Novel Online Sensing using Machine Learning
12pm  Lunch & Learn Day Three:  Inspiring Green Design Locally & Globally
12pm  Askwith Forums – Leading the Global Education Movement: Advancing Educational Opportunity Around the World
1pm  Lunch & Learn Day Three:  Green Infrastructure Tool Kit and Policy Focus
1:30pm  Data Science for Game Development
1:30pm  Developmental origins of human aggression: A bio-psycho-social approach
2pm  Doing Things with MOOCs: Utilization Strategies of Learners in Massively Open Online Courses
3pm  2018 Hottel Lecture: Climate change and how we can shift to a sustainable future
3pm  Creepy Crawling:  Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family
and Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee (33 1/3)
4pm  Midterm Elections Preview: Blue Wave or Red Save?
6pm  Clifford Johnson and Hillary Chute: The Dialogues
6pm  Climapalooza
6pm  Amnesty International Write4Rights 2018 Social Action Party
7pm  Lab Rats:  How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us
7pm  The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future 
9pm  TEDxBeaconStreet  Salon @ WGBH

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Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28
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Hacking for Freedom

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Saturday, October 27
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10am  Inclusion In STEM: Why Intersectional Feminism Matters in Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math
6:30pm  Encuentro5 will be organizing an evening of music and politics celebrating Charlie Welch's birthday!

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Sunday October 28
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11am  October Biohacking Event: Meditation and Mindfulness
1:30pm  Charles Murn: How Freedom from Deities Shapes Humanist Values
2pm  5th Annual Theodore Parker Lecture--"Immigration Justice: Prophetic Witness in Dangerous Times”
3pm  Be the Change Community Action: City Sprouts
3:30pm  Science, Democracy, and Climate Change
5pm  Aging Brain

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Monday, October 29
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12pm  PAOC Colloquium - Brian Arbic (University of Michigan)
12pm  How do rainforests and biomass burning aerosols affect rainy season onsets over tropical continents?
12pm  The Political Economy of Pricing Carbon in a 2°C World
12pm  Criminals or Enemies? 21st Century Legal Systems: The International Criminal Court and Its Relation with the War on Terror
12:10pm  Ecology and evolution of species range limits
12:15pm  Nurturing Indonesia: Medicine and Decolonisation in the Dutch East Indies
12:30pm  Marcy Reed, National Grid
12:30pm  Architectural Robotics-Embodied Computation 
5:15pm  Why DNA Has So Far Failed to Provide Clear Insights About Distinctively Human Traits
5:30pm  Bringing in the Big Guns: How Voters Can Disarm America’s Gun Lobby
6:30pm  Why 21st Century Children Need Nature 
6:30pm  Why Nations Fail: Venezuela
7pm  Writers Under Surveillance:  The FBI Files
7pm  The Suffragists:  “The Young Are at the Gates”

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Tuesday, October 30
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7:30am  EBC Energy Resources Program:  Efficiency as a Grid Resource
9am  Mass ECAN Conference 2018
12pm  German Lopez
12pm  Custodians of the Internet:  PLATFORMS, CONTENT MODERATION, AND THE HIDDEN DECISIONS THAT SHAPE SOCIAL MEDIA ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE OF AI
12:30pm  Rethinking the "American Century" through the Prism of Modern Japan
1pm  Human-Centered Autonomous Vehicles
4pm  Why White Liberals Fail: Southern Politicians and Race, 1933-2018
4pm  Film Screening | Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
4:30pm  Starr Forum: Pachinko
5:30pm  Slow Money Boston Fall Entrepreneur Showcase
6pm  BostInno's State of Innovation: Autonomous Vehicles 
6:15pm  Distinguished Speaker Series: Bill McKibben
7pm  High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row 
7pm  First Annual Meeting for Magazine Beach Partners

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http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com

Zero Net Energy
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Monday, October 22
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Speaker Series on Misinformation: Claire Wardle
Monday, October 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Harvard, Wexner Conference Room, Wexner Building, Room 434AB, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Speaker Series on Misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University.

Claire Wardle is a research fellow at the Shorenstein Center, leading First Draft, a non-profit working on solutions to challenges associated with trust & truth in the digital age. Previously, she was the Research Director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, head of social media for the UN Refugee Agency and Director of News Services for Storyful. She is an expert on user-generated content, and has led two substantial research projects investigating how it is handled by news organizations. She also sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Information and Entertainment.

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xTalk with Josep Planell:  From Distance Universities to Universities Without Distances
Monday, October 22
11:45am to 12:30pm
Marriott Hotell, Kendall Square, 2nd floor 50 Broadway, Cambridge

The Open University of Catalonia (UOC), an educational institution that delivers all of its content online, is present at every site where there are students. President Josep Planell's talk will focus on the capacity technology has to change the teaching methodology to transform the student into a “real learner" at the center of the learning process. A second focus is the opportunity for universities to become global -- reaching a large numbers of students globally and to define what it means to be global.

Josep Planell is President of the Open University of Catalonia

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The Case for a Slow and Steady "Tortoise" Approach for US Nuclear Research and Development
Monday, October 22
12:00pm to 1:30pm 
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Michael J. Ford, Ph.D., French Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment

Lunch will be served.

HKS Energy Policy Seminar
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/energyconsortium/seminars

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A Rational Framework for What? Race and the Ethos of Science from the Modern Synthesis to Genomicsudies
Monday, October 22 
12:15PM TO 2:00PM
Harvard, CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Tito Brige de Carvalho (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.

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

Sandwich lunches are provided. Please RSVP to via the online form by Wednesday at 5PM the week before.

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

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

sts at hks.harvard.edu

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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in India: Indirect management of groundwater through electricity sector reforms
Monday, October 22 
2:30PM TO 4:00PM
Harvard, Nye Conference Center, Room A, Taubman 5th Floor, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge

The agriculture, groundwater and electricity sectors in India are bound in an unsustainable nexus of mutual interdependence. Growth in the agriculture sector is often reliant on unsustainable practices in the groundwater and electricity sectors. Likewise, policies and practices in one sector affect outcomes in all three sectors. This mutual interdependence is referred to as the water-energy-food nexus (WEF). The institutions undergirding India’s WEF nexus were shaped by the imperative to make India food secure at a time when hunger and starvation seemed imminent. While the Green Revolution led to an expansion in India’s food production, the de-metering of the agricultural electricity supply in late 1970s–early 1980s led to a WEF nexus that has become untenable in India today.

While many accounts of India’s rapid groundwater decline do not differentiate across contexts, Dr. Mukherji’s work shows that there is wide variation across states in the functioning and outcomes of the WEF nexus, which has led to distinctly different outcomes in terms of their sustainability today. In this talk, through three state-level case studies, she demonstrates that variation in outcomes in the WEF nexus is caused not only by the physical characteristics of groundwater endowments and rainfall-recharge in each state, but also by variation in both institutional policies and in political exigencies between states. It follows that policies to improve the sustainability of the WEF nexus must take into account this inter-state variation.

Speaker bio: Dr. Mukherji currently leads the Water and Air Theme at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal. She has over 18 years of experience working on policies and institutions of water resources management with a special focus on water-energy-food nexus. She has published over 50 peer reviewed papers. In 2012, she was awarded the Inaugural Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation and given by the World Food Prize Foundation, USA.  Dr. Mukherji has served as a Permanent Consultative Committee member of GEF-FAO’s Groundwater Governance project hosted by FAO at Rome. She is currently a part of the 6th Assessment Report team of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and will contribute as Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) for the Water Chapter in the Working Group II. Aditi is a human geographer by training and has a PhD from Cambridge University, United Kingdom where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Co-sponsored by:
Sustainability Science Program (SSP), Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Program on Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Center for International Development
Harvard University Center for Environment (HUCE)
Harvard Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute (SAI)
Abdul Jameel Latif Water and Food Systems Lab (JWAFS), MIT

Contact Name:   Nora O'Neil
nora_oneil at hks.harvard.edu
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/programs/sustsci/events/conferences-and-workshops/2018/the-water-energy-food-nexus-in-india

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Climate is Global, Change is Local
Monday, October 22
4–5:30 pm
Harvard, Cabot Science Library, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

The opening event for the Warming Warning public climate art installation on the Science Center Plaza will be held Oct. 22, 4:00-5:30pm in Harvard's Cabot Science Library.

The event, called "Climate is Global, Change is Local," is open to all, but particularly geared towards Harvard students.

It is co-hosted by Harvard Forest and the Office for Sustainability and will include speakers from across Harvard's schools and centers (including the Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Design, and Harvard College Conservation Society), who will describe their local work on climate and some pathways for students to get involved.

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Destination: World/Powered by Pechakucha
WHEN  Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South Building, Belfer Case Study Room S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	This event is co-organized and supported by Harvard’s Asia Center, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard China Fund, Korea Institute, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
DETAILS  Kicking off Worldwide Week at Harvard 2018, student tales from beyond the comfort zone. Harvard College undergraduates share their inspirational stories about global engagement, intellectual exploration, and personal discovery made possible through experiences abroad.

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A Political Poetry: Reading and Conversation with Solmaz Sharif
WHEN  Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture, Poetry/Prose, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Solmaz Sharif, poet; lecturer, Stanford University
Evie Shockley, poet; associate professor of English, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Award-winning poet and Radcliffe Institute visiting scholar Solmaz Sharif will read selected poems and participate in a moderated discussion. Her work has been recognized with a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. She has also received a 2016 Lannan Literary Fellowship, the 2017 Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes National Poetry Prize from the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, and the 2017 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Poetry. Register online.
LINK  https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2018-solmaz-sharif-reading

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Overcoming the Political Divide: Can Our Government Work Better?
WHEN  Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room), 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Institute of Politics
SPEAKER(S)  Joe Heck, Fall IOP Resident Fellow, and Jasom Grumet, President of the Bipartisan Policy Center
DETAILS  While a healthy, civil debate among those with differing viewpoints is an essential component of our democracy, the current partisan tone in government is impeding progress. Does increased transparency inhibit elected leaders from making the tough choices necessary to govern in the national interest, relegating decision making to the backrooms where things get done and where politicians can collaborate without reprisal? Join in a discussion with Jason Grumet, President of the Bipartisan Policy Center, on the causes of gridlock: money, media and "mandering" – the latter of a “Gerry” nature, and how can we overcome political divides to make our government work better.
This event is closed to the press and not for attribution.
LINK  http://iop.harvard.edu/get-involved/study-groups-0

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Climate Adaptation Happy Hour
Monday, October 22
5:00-7:00 pm
Scholars American Pub, 25 School Street, Boston

Co-sponsored by the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) and the Boston Society of Architects Committee on Resilient Environments.  Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.  Opportunity to network with professionals working in climate change adaptation.

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E4Dev Speaker Talk by Mr. Sarmiento of WeGen Philippines 
Monday, October 22
5:30pm to 6:30pm
MITEI Large Conference Room, E19-319, 40 Ames Street, Cambridge

Join e4dev for the next installment of our bimonthly speaker series on 10/22 in E19-319 from 5.30 - 6.30 pm. Mr. Sarmiento is an attorney and entrepeneur and will present the WeGen business model. WeGen’s vision is to eradicate energy poverty utilizing distributed renewable energy, battery energy storage and intelligent software in the Philippines and Southeast Asia in partnership with credible social institutions such as the Church, interfaith groups, civil society organizations and grassroots communities. 

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Negotiating for Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula
WHEN  Monday, Oct. 22, 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)  Ban Ki Moon
Susan Thornton
Nicholas Burns
CONTACT INFO	IOP Forum Office, 617-495-1380
DETAILS	Ban Ki Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations (2007-2016), Fisher Family Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, MPP '85
Susan Thornton, Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State (2017-2018)
Nicholas Burns (Moderator), Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations and Faculty Chair, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School
LINK  http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/negotiating-peace-and-security-korean-peninsula

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Julian Raxworthy: Overgrown
Monday, October 22
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
The MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/julian-raxworthy-overgrown-tickets-50504475245

Join the MIT Press Bookstore in welcoming Julian Raxworthy to discuss his book, Overgrown, which calls for the integration of landscape architecture and gardening. Each has something to offer the other: Landscape architecture can design beautiful spaces, and gardening can enhance and deepen the beauty of garden environments over time. Growth, says Raxworthy, is the medium of garden development; landscape architects should leave the office and go into the garden in order to know growth in an organic, nonsimulated way.

Julian Raxworthy is a landscape architect from Australia. He convenes the Landscape Architecture and Urban Design programs in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town.

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Screening & Conversation - Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
Monday, October 22
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MIT,  Building E15-70, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

Organized by Rania Ghosn as part of 'Earth on Display: The Anthropocene Museum of Natural History', Experiments in Pedagogy

Donna Haraway is a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology, a feminist, and a science-fiction enthusiast who works at building a bridge between science and fiction. She became known in the 1980s through her work on gender, identity, and technology, which broke with the prevailing trends and opened the door to a frank and cheerful trans species feminism. Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with critters and trans species, in an era of disasters. Brussels filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in California, living with her – almost literally, for a few weeks, and there produced a quirky film portrait. Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, using attractive staging that emphasised the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker.

Fabrizio Terranova with Rania Ghosn
A filmmaker, activist, playwright and lecturer at the École de Recherche Graphique (ERG) in Brussels where he coordinates a postgraduate course in experimental narrative, he is also one of the founding members of DingDingDong, an institute devoted to informing the public about Huntington’s disease. In the field of audiovisual experimentation he has made two documentaries, Josée Andrei, An Insane Portrait (2010) and Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2016).

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AI for Good
Monday, October 22
6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Cambridge Innovation Center - Venture Cafe, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Virtual-Reality/events/254614673/
Cost: $6.00 /per person

How one company is using AI for good.

More information at virtuality.show http://virtuality.show/

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Activating the Massachusetts Electorate
Monday, October 22
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/activating-the-massachusetts-electorate-tickets-50881908157

The Institute and WBUR will gather local political organizers, data experts and advocacy organizations for a conversation about how we can activate and expand the Massachusetts electorate. The program will reflect on the results of September’s primaries, discuss what we can learn from the methods and efforts that drove new communities of voters to the polls, and analyze how Massachusetts can make voting easier and more accessible. This is the second of two conversations the Institute and WBUR are partnering on to explore current issues facing the Commonwealth.
Speakers include:
Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, @MassVOTE, Executive Director, MassVOTE
Wilnelia Rivera, @RiveraConsults, @wilnelia_rivera, Founder, and Principal, Rivera Consulting, Inc.
Nancy Thomas, @NancyThomasIDHE, Director, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University
Moderated by:
Richard Chacón, @chaconrichard, Executive Director of News Content, WBUR

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Gandhi:  The Years That Changed the World, 1914–1948
Monday, October 22
7:00 PM  (Doors at 6:30)
First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge,
RSVP at http://www.harvard.com/event/ramachandra_guha1/
Cost:  $8 - $42.50 (book included) - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer and professor RAMACHANDRA GUHA—the award-winning author of India After Gandhi—for a discussion of his latest book, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948. 

About Gandhi
The second and concluding volume of the magisterial biography that began with Gandhi Before India, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World is the definitive portrait of the life and work of one of the most abidingly influential—and controversial—men in world history.

This volume opens with Mohandas Gandhi's arrival in Bombay in January 1915 and takes us through his epic struggles over the next three decades: to deliver India from British rule, to forge harmonious relations between India's Hindu and Muslim populations, to end the pernicious Hindu practice of untouchability, and to develop India's economic and moral self-reliance. We see how in each of these campaigns, Gandhi adapted methods of nonviolence—strikes, marches, fasts—that successfully challenged British authority, religious orthodoxy, social customs, and would influence non-violent, revolutionary movements throughout the world.

In reconstructing Gandhi's life and work, Ramachandra Guha has drawn on sixty different archival collections, the most significant among them, a previously unavailable collection of papers belonging to Gandhi himself. Using this wealth of material, Guha creates a portrait of Gandhi and of those closest to him—family, friends, political and social leaders—that illuminates the complexity inside his thinking, his motives, his actions and their outcomes as he engaged with every important aspect of social and public life in the India of his time.

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Urban Planning Film Series: "Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston"
Monday, October 22
7:00pm
MIT, Building 3-270, 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Please join us Monday 10/22 for the next installment of the Urban Planning Film Series, with special guest Karilyn Crockett.

MISSION HILL & THE MIRACLE OF BOSTON (1978)
Special Guest: Karilyn Crockett, Lecturer, MIT

Once a predominantly Irish neighborhood of houses, churches, and small stores, after World War II Boston's Mission Hill began to change:  thousands of units of public housing were built---and allowed to decay there; nearby hospitals expanded, displacing people from their homes;  developers and speculators bought and sold property and built twenty-story apartment buildings. A new, poor population and an affluent professional population arrived to compete for parts of the old neighborhood.  Through the voices of the people of Mission Hill, the film tells the story of urban renewal, racial conflict, and the struggle of a neighborhood to survive through changing times. Special award winner, Boston Society of Film Critics, 1984.

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The Magdalene in the Reformation 
Monday, October 22
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
The Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-author-margaret-arnold-tickets-50026894789

Margaret Arnold
Prostitute, apostle, evangelist—the conversion of Mary Magdalene from sinner to saint is one of the Christian tradition’s most compelling stories, and one of the most controversial. The identity of the woman—or, more likely, women—represented by this iconic figure has been the subject of dispute since the Church’s earliest days. Much less appreciated is the critical role the Magdalene played in remaking modern Christianity.

In a vivid recreation of the Catholic and Protestant cultures that emerged in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, The Magdalene in the Reformation reveals that the Magdalene inspired a devoted following among those eager to find new ways to relate to God and the Church. In popular piety, liturgy, and preaching, as well as in education and the arts, the Magdalene tradition provided both Catholics and Protestants with the flexibility to address the growing need for reform. Margaret Arnold shows that as the medieval separation between clergy and laity weakened, the Magdalene represented a new kind of discipleship for men and women and offered alternative paths for practicing a Christian life.

Where many have seen two separate religious groups with conflicting preoccupations, Arnold sees Christians who were often engaged in a common dialogue about vocation, framed by the life of Mary Magdalene. Arnold disproves the idea that Protestants removed saints from their theology and teaching under reform. Rather, devotion to Mary Magdalene laid the foundation within Protestantism for the public ministry of women.

About The Author:  Margaret Arnold is Associate Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Medford, Massachusetts. She received her Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies from Boston University and was awarded the 2017 Duke Divinity Innovation Grant for the development of Episcopal curriculum material. She blogs at gracemedford.org, and she has written about faith and women’s lives in the work of Jane Austen and L. M. Montgomery for the literary website sarahemsley.com.

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The Injustice of Climate Change — A Call for Action
Monday, October 22
7-9 pm
Plymouth Church in Framingham, 87 Edgell Road, Framingham

Climate change is caused by carbon pollution. And carbon pollution causes and worsens asthma and chronic lung disease. It hurts children, the elderly and the poor most of all. Those who have done the least to cause it and have the least resources to adapt suffer the most. That's unjust and our faith calls us to act now!

MA Interfaith Power & Light Annual Conference
Keynote speaker: Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator; Director of C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Children's Health: The Front Line in Battling Carbon Pollution

Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project
Environmental Politics: The Importance of Voting in Every Election

Recommended donation $20. For more information contact Vince Maraventano at vince at MIPandL.org or 617-244-0755. Advance registration required at https://conta.cc/2OGYBwq so we can plan properly.

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The Future of Transportation Showcase
Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
510 Kendall Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-transportation-showcase-tickets-50130544809

The KSA is working with our members to find Kendall solutions for Kendall transportation problems. To start the conversation and our learning journey, we're launching the Future of Transportation Showcase on October 23rd. Touch, feel, and ride micro-mobility products such as electric scooters/bikes, wheelchairs, and smart cars. Also, learn more from local organizations about programs, policies, and initiatives aimed to improve transportation in our city.
Be the first to try out tech from companies like:
Bird
Lime Bike
Segway
MyInmotion
Bonzer
Montague Bikes
Bluebikes

This is a public event for Kendall Square employees and residents. Must be 18+ to ride a vehicle and sign a personal liability release form. Helmets will be provided.

This is a demonstration and learning event only, and do not represent any endorsements from the Kendall Square Association
By RSVPing, you are agreeing to the following media release: I give the Kendall Square Association the right to copyright and/or publish, reproduce, or otherwise use my name, voice, and likeness and/or photographs, and audiovisual recordings for instruction, advertising, program website, research proposals, publications or brochures, or any other lawful purpose. I hereby agree to relinquish all rights, title and interest I may have in the finished product and waive all rights to any compensation thereof.

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Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wexner 434 AB, Wexner Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy
SPEAKER(S)  Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
LINK	https://shorensteincenter.org/event/speaker-series-yochai-benkler/

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Models for Drawings; Drawings for Models
Tuesday, October 23
12:00PM TO 1:00PM
Harvard, HUH Seminar Room 125, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge

Gretchen Kai Halpert, Illustrator, Educator, Scientific Illustration Distance Program,
Abstract: Scientific illustrators employ whatever means help accomplish their goals. They design models to help visualize and draw their subjects, and they make careful observational drawings in order to create models. This presentation explores both, with a focus on the historic drawings and glass models of marine invertebrates and botanical specimens by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka. Examples of maquettes, plaster and paper models, and glass flame-working techniques may inspire you to add drawing or model-making to your repertoire.

Herbaria Seminar
https://huh.harvard.edu/calendar/upcoming/taxonomy/term/20301

Contact Name:   Claire Gallagher
cgallagher at fas.harvard.edu

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Farm to School as a Catalyst to Local Food System Change
Tuesday, October 23
12:00-1:00PM
Webinar
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-to-school-as-a-catalyst-to-local-food-system-change-tickets-50717794288

Since October is National Farm to School Month, we thought it was fitting to have an opportunity to learn about the New Hampshire Farm to School(NHFTS) Program here in the Granite State, and how they are facilitating connections between food producers, K-12 schools, and the broader community as a whole. NHFTS began in 2003 and has found tremendous success in bringing local food into over half of the public schools in the state! 

NHFTS launched the Beacon Community project a few years ago, an effort to align community members around one shared vision - to bring healthy, local food choices to schools and the community. This webinar will not only share the approach and results of this project, but also practical examples for how YOU can use Farm to School programs to bring together community members to enact change.  Stacey Purslow from NHFTS and Beth Tener from New Directions Collaborative will be sharing their ideas on the subjects - both are experienced community change-makers, bringing with them knowledge of facilitation, effective teamwork, and leadership. 

We hope you can join us - as always our webinars are FREE and will be recorded and posted to our website. If you cannot attend, please still register through Eventbrite so that we can send you a reminder and link when the webinar is available to view!

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Automating Inequality: HOW HIGH-TECH TOOLS PROFILE, POLICE, AND PUNISH THE POOR ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE OF AI
Tuesday, October 23
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (room 2036, second floor), 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePM1H8BEZAdPEwxgPTGXfajD3E01ZCkBn0v_-UFUMj5s5C0w/viewform

Virginia Eubanks
Event will be live webcast and recorded at 12:00 pm on day of event.
In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile. "This book is downright scary,” says Naomi Klein, “but with its striking research and moving, indelible portraits of life in the ‘digital poorhouse,’ you will emerge smarter and more empowered to demand justice.” Join us for a rousing conversation about this timely and provocative book.

About Virginia
Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor; Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age; and co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith. Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, Harper’s and Wired. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. Today, she is a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a Fellow at New America. She lives in Troy, NY.

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The Trump Administration and International Law
Tuesday, October 23
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-author-professor-harold-koh-tickets-51567097577

Meet the Author, Professor Harold Koh
This book answers one of the most pressing questions of our time: who is winning the battle of Donald Trump versus international law? This clear and comprehensive tour d'horizon, by one of America's leading international lawyers, explains why, in his first two years, Trump is not "winning" in his effort to resign the U.S. from global leadership, and how the Resistance is blunting his initiatives.
The book surveys many fields of international law: immigration and refugees, human rights, climate change, denuclearization, trade diplomacy, relations with North Korea, Russia and Ukraine, and America's "Forever War" against Al Qaeda and the Islamic State and its challenges in Syria.
Offers a counter-strategy to preserve the rule of law against the Trump Administration's many initiatives to change the nature of America's relationship with international law and its institutions.

Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. He returned to Yale Law School in January 2013 after serving for nearly four years as the 22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. 

Professor Koh is one of the country’s leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. He first began teaching at Yale Law School in 1985 and served as its fifteenth Dean from 2004 until 2009. From 2009 to 2013, he took leave as the Martin R. Flug ’55 Professor of International Law to join the State Department as Legal Adviser, service for which he received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award. From 1993 to 2009, he was the Gerard C. & Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, and from 1998 to 2001, he served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. 

Professor Koh has received seventeen honorary degrees and more than thirty awards for his human rights work, including awards from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association for his lifetime achievements in international law. He has authored or co-authored eight books, published more than 200 articles, testified regularly before Congress, and litigated numerous cases involving international law issues in both U.S. and international tribunals. He is a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute.

He holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was Developments Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before coming to Yale, he served as a law clerk for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Malcolm Richard Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, worked as an attorney in private practice in Washington, and served as an Attorney-Adviser for the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice.

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Trump’s Trade Policy: Can Theories of International Political Economy Explain It?
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS Knafel Building, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
SPEAKER(S)  Keisuke Iida, Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University; Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo
Moderated by Christina Davis, Professor of Government and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK	https://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/calendar/upcoming

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The EU-US Battle for Global Markets: Reflections Facing Trump’s Taxation and Commercial Strategy
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
SPEAKER(S) Paolo Arginelli – IPBS MIM Master, Fculty, Catholic University, Italy;
Pasquale Pistone – Academic Chairman; Jean Monnet Ad Personam Chair in European Tax Law, IBFD; WU Vienna;
Yariv Brauner – Professor, Alumni Research Scholar, Levin College of Law, University of Florida;
Ana Paula Dourado – Professor of Tax Law and European Tax Law, School of Law, University of Lisbon;
Stephen Shay – Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School;
Chair-José Manuel Martinez Sierra – Jean Monnet ad Personam Professor in EU Law and Government, Real Colegio Complutense & CES Local Affiliate, Harvard University
CONTACT INFO	José Manuel Martinez Sierra
jose_martinez at harvard.edu
DETAILS	
The event intends to analyze the impact of corporate taxation on E.U.-U.S. relations in light of global competition. In particular, the focus is on the E.U.'s reaction to Trump’s taxation and commercial strategy and on global competition in the digitized economy. The seminar will also discuss the technical implications of U.S. tax reform and current E.U. law developments (such as anti-avoidance, state aids and bilateral investment treaties), including those occurring at the level of E.U. member states.
LINK  https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/search?q=The+EU-US+Battle+for+Global+Markets%3A+Reflections+Facing+Trump’s+Taxation+and+Commercial+Strategy

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URBAN INFORMALITY INTEREST GROUP CASE STUDY: Participatory Planning for the Barrio 31 Urbanization Plan -- Buenos Aires
Tuesday, October 23
2:00 - 3:00pm 
MIT, Building 9-357, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP to https://goo.gl/forms/1lOGEIpMI1P4U4tV2

Barrio 31 is one of the oldest Argentine slums, dating back to the 1930s. It is
 also one of the biggest. Its more than 40,000 inhabitants are part of a vibrant and heterogeneous community, that has worked over the years to achieve its integration with the rest of the formal city, including security of tenure and improvement of living
 conditions. After years of inadequate or failed State intervention, in late 2015, the Buenos Aires City Government started developing a Social and Urban Integration Plan that aims at addressing these and other issues with the Barrio 31 community.

Presented by: Daniela Cocco Beltrame
 (MCP1) is an Argentine Political Scientist who was in charge of the Participatory Planning approach for the Barrio 31 Urbanization Plan.

About Urban Informality Interest Group
Urban informality is one of the most dominant forms of urban development. Informal
 settlements provide housing to one-third of the world’s urban population. The informal economy is the source of income for more than half of the world’s working population. We at the

 Urban Informality Interest Group, 
a collaboration between MIT CREATE and UC-Boulder, are a platform to facilitate collaborations, learning and practice.
Hosted by MIT CREATE (within designX) and UC-Boulder.
Create.mit.edu / create at mit.edu

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How Today’s College Students Engage with News: Information Practices in the Age of Factual Recession
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Askwith Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Information Technology, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Gutman Library and Project Information Literacy
SPEAKER(S)  Presented by Alison Head, Ph.D.; John Wihbey; Panagiotis Takis Mataxas, Ph.D.
CONTACT INFO	Alex Hodges
DETAILS	
Reception to follow
During the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections, our panelists will discuss their research on how students engage with news in the digital age.
LINK  https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_czECPHwz9OdLgQ5

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MIT Special Seminar: ELECTRO-CATALYSIS AT THE ATOMIC SCALE
Tuesday, October 23
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 3-133, 33 Massachusetts Avenue (Rear), Cambridge

Professor Jan Rossmeisl
The chemical industry should in the future be based on renewable energy. Therefore, material development for environmentally friendly, electrocatalytic production of valuable chemicals is needed. Chemicals could be produced using safe, cheap, more environmentally friendly and more abundant reactants than today. The products could be provided on demand at the place where they are needed, reducing expensive and hazardous transport of chemicals. However, stable, efficient and selective catalysts have to be discovered. This requires insight into the surface chemistry at the atomic scale. Surface chemistry can be revealed based on density functional simulations. However, there are presently no atomic scale simulations or analysis that capture all the essential parts of the nature electrochemical interface. Thus the electrochemical solid/liquid interface represents one of the frontiers of atomic scale simulations. 

I will give examples where the insight from simulations might pave the way for rational discovery of new catalyst materials and new electrocatalytic processes for sustainable production of fuels and chemicals. Some examples are: oxygen reduction to H2O2, Oxygen evolution and CO2 reduction reaction.

Jan Rossmeisl is a professor of theoretical catalysis in the Department of Chemistry and the Nano-Science Center at Copenhagen University.  Before joining University of Copenhagen in April 2015, Jan was an Associate Professor and group leader for the theoretical catalysis group at Department of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark. Jan holds masters (2000) and Ph.D (2004) degrees in Physics from the Technical University of Denmark.

Since 2007, he has supervised more than 25 PhD graduate students and Post docs. He is co-author of more than 150 publications in peer reviewed journals, co-inventor of 6 patents, and co-founder of two startup companies. His research interests include: electrocatalysis, energy conversion, atomic scale simulations, rational interface design for catalysis.

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Snap the Vote: Inside Snapchat’s Civic Engagement Product Design
Tuesday, October 23
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Harvard, Rubenstein 304, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/snap-the-vote-inside-snapchats-civic-engagement-product-design-tickets-51467023252

Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit. This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill.

In this workshop, you’ll learn from Sofia Gross, who leads Snapchat’s Political and Non-Profit Partnerships, around how Snapchat is building products and creative tools to inspire the next generation to engage civically. 

Participants will learn about Snapchat’s internal product design around civic engagement, get hands-on experience on the ideation and production process and design their own products like a Snapchat pro. Refreshments will be served.

Led by: Sofia Gross, Technology and Democracy Fellow, part of Snap, Inc's Public Policy Team where she leads Political & Non-Profit Partnerships in Washington, DC.

The Ash Center's Technology and Democracy Workshop Series are hands-on, co-curricular events designed to help HKS students develop real-world technology skills. Led by a network of technology practitioners, participants spend time working together and with the workshop leader to learn how to apply technical skills to impact real-word scenarios.

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BU Connect
Tuesday, October 23
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT 
BU, George Sherman Union, Metcalf Ballroom, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efhj42k8bc4b1d84&oseq=&c=&ch=

A research and innovation showcase designed to "connect" BU faculty and students with like-minded people in the local industrial/entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The event will include:
Innovator of the Year: One exceptional faculty member will be presented the award by the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research of Boston University Gloria Waters.
Innovation Showcase: Representatives from the Boston University research community will display the latest advancements and technologies in their field.
Problem-Solution Think Tanks: Join the conversation in our breakout sessions where thought leaders will address both pressing challenges and solutions to unmet needs in a given field.
Student Ventures: Organized by Innovate at BU. Learn about the problems that BU students are working to solve through formation of new enterprises! 
...And More! Lively conversations, great music, appetizing food and a special appearance by our favorite mascot Rhett the Terrier.

More information at http://www.bu.edu/research/news-events/featured-events-2/bu-connect/

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Emile Bustani Seminar: "Erdogan’s Second Republic (2018) compared to Ataturk’s First Republic (1923): Turkey’s 100-Year Journey and its Relationship with the Past"
Tuesday, October 23
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building E51-376, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Taner Akçam, Professor of History and Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair in Armenian History and Genocide, Clark University
On July 9, 2018, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took his oath for office and became the first President of Turkey’s new presidential system, called “the Republican System of Government,” marking the death of the First Republic established by Ataturk in 1923. With his election and oath as president, Erdoğan demolished the old and replaced it with a new, Second Republic. 

Those who set up the Second Republic claim that the current developments in the Middle East are very similar to those in the region during and after the First World War. They believe that as Turks, they have encountered a great siege and are in the midst of a new, existential war of life and death. Does the Middle East really live in a revived Post-World War I condition? Could this be one of the reasons for Turkey's gradual breaking from the West and its turn to Russia and the East? 

If both the first and second republics were born as a product of similar conditions, what are the differences and similarities between them? How do these two republics face and confront their pasts, and is there is a possibility of a democratic Third Republic?

Historian and sociologist Taner Akçam received his doctorate in 1995 from the University of Hanover, with a dissertation on The Turkish National Movement and the Armenian Genocide Against the Background of the Military Tribunals in Istanbul Between 1919 and 1922. Akçam was born in the province of Ardahan, Turkey, in 1953. He became interested in Turkish politics at an early age. As the editor-in-chief of a student political journal, he was arrested in 1976 and sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment. Amnesty International adopted him as a prisoner of conscience. A year later, he escaped to Germany, where he received political asylum. In 1988 he started working as Research Scientist in Sociology at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research. His first research topic was the history of political violence and torture in the late Ottoman Empire and early Republic of Turkey. Between 2000 and 2002 Akçam was Visiting Professor of History at University of Michigan. He worked also as Visiting Associate Professor at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at University of Minnesota. He has been a member of the history department at Clark University since 2008.

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A Conversation with Morgan Jerkins
Tuesday, October 23
5:30-7:00pm
Tufts, Fletcher School, ASEAN Auditorium, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-morgan-jerkins-tickets-50696023170

Only in her twenties, Morgan Jerkins is one of the most insightful, brutally honest cultural critics writing today. In This Will Be My Undoing, she takes on perhaps one of the most provocative contemporary topics: What does it mean to “be”-to live as, to exist as-a black woman today?

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OPENING RECEPTION for Harvest Green
Tuesday, October 23
5:30-8 pm
Atrium at 10 St. James Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-for-harvestgreen-tickets-51015583985
Cost:  $35 in advance - $50 at the door

5:30 pm:  Start out at 10 St. James Street in the Atrium to be the first to see our HarvestGreen exhibit, installed by Harding Botanicals and enjoy an EcoFashion Show presented by The House of Nahdra.
6:00 pm:  Walk across the street to Da Vinci Ristorante at 162 Columbus Avenue to continue the conversation with food and drinks, specially prepared for us by Chef Peppino.  Da Vinci Ristorante exudes warmth and sophistication; it has been touted as "the best Italian fine dining in Boston" by Zagat.  
Special Guest:  
Chris Cook, City of Boston, Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space
More to be announced!
Throughout the week, from Wednesday to Friday, October 24-26, the exhibit will be open and free to visit. As well, there will be two lunch & learn sessions each day discussing new topics about greening Boston.
Learn more on our website https://www.foundationforagreenfuture.org

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Immigration Through the Lens of Latina Leaders
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 23, 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)  Loretta Sanchez, Beatriz Merino
CONTACT INFO	IOP Forum Office 617-495-1380
DETAILS	
A Conversation with:
Loretta Sanchez, Advanced Leadership Fellow, 2018, United States House of Representatives (1997-2017)
Beatriz Merino, Advanced Leadership Fellow, 2018, Prime Minister of Peru (June 2003-December 2003)
LINK	http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/immigration-through-lens-latina-leaders

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US Foreign Policy and Russia
Tuesday, October 23
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-foreign-policy-and-russia-tickets-49911485597

Panelists including Tom Nichols, professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College, and Alina Polyakova, David M. Rubenstein Fellow for foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, examine US foreign policy issues in Russia with Alexandra Vacroux, executive director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

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Kathryn Firth: Scales of Resilience: From Doorknob to District
Tuesday, October 23
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MIT, Building 7-429, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

We live in a rapidly urbanizing world which is undergoing extensive change that is impacting on every part of our lives. Our cities are characterized globally by a growing population that is older, more ethnically and socially diverse.  Changes in technology are transforming the way we communicate and relate, as well as the way we manage resources, shop and travel. Changes in technology are also changing the way, where and when we work.  Our ecological systems and climate are changing. 

Resiliency (rəˈzilyəns):
1.  the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
2.  the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

Our building typologies and urban morphologies need to be responsive to these changes if we are to create physically and socially resilient cities. 

This talk will focus on projects associated with the London Olympic Legacy and other urban initiatives that are exploring how intensification, diversification and understanding local strengths can begin to accommodate growth while delivering resilient places.

Kathryn Firth, NBBJ Urban Environments / Harvard GSD
Kathryn Firth, an urban designer with more than 25 years of international public- and private-sector experience, oversees NBBJ’s Urban Environments practice in Boston. Originally from Toronto, Kathryn spent 20 years in London, where she worked as a private consultant and as chief of design at the London Legacy Development Corporation, directing the transformation of the 2012 Olympic Games site into a piece of city.

Kathryn has led international master planning and urban regeneration projects, working both in sensitive heritage contexts such as Covent Garden and on former industrial sites in complex urban environments, including Le Parc des Portes de Paris and Meridian Water in northeast London. Her ongoing research interests include the spatial and social dynamics of main streets, the New London Vernacular, urban density and neighborhood perception, and investigations into typologies and morphologies that support intensification and urban growth.

Kathryn holds a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard's Graduate School of Design. She ran the MSc City Design and Social Science at the London School of Economic Cities Programme for six years, and is an external examiner at the Architectural Association, London. She is currently a Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design at the GSD.

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Ben Franklin Circle Launch Event
Tuesday, October 23
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Impact Hub Boston, 50 Milk Street, 20th Floor, Lighthouse West, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ben-franklin-circle-launch-event-tickets-51148980979

Impact Hub Boston is joining a 21st-century community-building initiative inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s “club for mutual improvement,” launched more than 200 years ago. Ben Franklin Circles gather people in conversation about shared values and common goals. Participants discuss 13 civic virtues championed by Ben Franklin—qualities like justice, humility, moderation and order—as a lens into self-improvement and civic engagement.

Impact Hub Boston will hold its first Ben Franklin Circle meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00pm, and we welcome any who are interested in exploring this format for conversation and self-improvement. We'll be forming groups of 8-12 people looking to improve themselves and the world around them. Feel free to bring your along own dinner and ideas to our casual first gathering to see who wants to join this circle.

How Ben Franklin Circles Work
Ben Franklin Circles meetings are dedicated to exploring the 13 virtues identified by Franklin: Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity, Justice, Moderation, Cleanliness, Tranquility, Chastity and Humility. The suggested size for a group is 5-12 individuals. Together, they engage in conversations on what each of these virtues means today on both a personal and societal level. Circles meet regularly, often on a monthly basis, and use toolkits and guidelines developed by 92Y, Hoover Institution and Citizen University.

Ben Franklin Circles are now running around the country in public libraries, community centers, cultural institutions and individual homes. The Circles initiative was started by world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center 92nd Street Y, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and Citizen University. “At 92Y, we are committed to thinking about new and creative ways to foster community and renew our values for the globally connected, digital world in which we live,” said Henry Timms, Executive Director of 92Y. “We are all inundated with information, but what people crave are meaningful interactions and real connections. We hope the Circles will allow diverse groups of people to come together, to listen and better understand each other, and to create new connections that will enrich both their personal lives and their communities.”

Ben Franklin Circles is a program within the Mary Jo and Dick Kovacevich Initiative at the Hoover Institution, Educating Americans in Public Policy, which seeks to equip citizens with accurate facts, information, and a discerning analytical perspective, so they can better perform their civic duties, hold their elected leaders accountable, and “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

“Ben Franklin Circles offer people a chance to discuss their vital concerns and aspirations with fellow citizens,” said William Damon, a professor at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. “Research has shown that people from all walks of life, young and old alike, can benefit from opportunities to talk face-to-face about meaningful issues with others from their communities, and such opportunities have become all too rare at this time in our society.”

To learn more about The Ben Franklin Circles, visit: www.benfranklincircles.org

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DREAM BIG: Justice For All
Tuesday, October 23
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Cambridge Main Library, 499 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dream-big-justice-for-all-tickets-48459306089

6PM - Reception | 7PM - Public Program
Join Maria McCauley, Director of Libraries, and Board members of the Cambridge Public Library Foundation for this special evening. 
Our guests will be the Honorable Leslie E. Harris, Associate Justice, Dorchester Juvenile Court, Suffolk County (retired); Elizabeth Hinton, author, historian, Associate Professor, Department of History & Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; and Michelle Kuo, author of Reading with Patrick, Assistant Professor in the History, Law and Society Program, American University in Paris.
Kim McLarin, Associate Professor, Emerson College, author and regular guest on WGBH-TV's Basic Black, will moderate the panel discussion and guide the community discussion that follows.

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Boston's New Digital Future: What Should the Priorities Be?
Tuesday, October 23
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
GSVlabs, 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bostons-new-digital-future-what-should-the-priorities-be-tickets-51104882078
Cost:  $10 – $20

Meet up in downtown Boston for a talk by Dr. Jerry Mechling, retired Lecturer in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Mechling will discuss how digital development has impacted the Boston metropolitan area- and what critical choices it now raises for entrepreneurs. Light food and drinks will be provided. 

Boston's New Digital Future: What Should the Priorities Be? 
While increases in computing power are not new -- computer productivity has doubled roughly every two years for more than a half century -- impacts on life and the division of labor have grown far more disruptive in just the past few years. What critical (yet often ignored) choices do digital developments now raise for the Boston metropolitan area?

Jerry Mechling
Dr. Mechling is a retired lecturer in public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he taught degree and executive education courses for 28 years and was Founding Director of the Program on Strategic Computing in the Public Sector (subsequently the Program on Leadership for a Networked World). Prior to that, he was director of the office of management and budget for the City of Boston and assistant to the mayor and assistant administrator for environmental protection for the City of New York.

Dr. Mechling is also a retired vice president at Gartner Research, a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and a former Fellow of the John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics. He was National Technology Champion of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and four-time winner of the Federal 100 Award. He was a Harvard National Scholar, 3-year letterman on the football team, and a Class Marshal. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a Master’s and Ph.D from Princeton University.

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Food & Entrepreneurship with Claire Cheney, Founder, Curio Spice Co.
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS Knafel Building - K354, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Lecture, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Food Literacy Project
SPEAKER(S)  Claire Cheney, Founder, Curio Spice Co.
COST  Free
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-entrepreneurship-with-claire-cheney-founder-curio-spice-co-tickets-49428046618
CONTACT INFO	foodliteracy at harvard.edu
DETAILS  Founded by Claire Cheney in 2015, Curio Spice Co. is a woman-owned benefit corporation that specializes in directly sourced, sustainably produced spices from around the globe. Claire has traveled to over a dozen spice farms and communities over the past decade to build relationships with farmers and share their stories. Find out what motivated Claire to start a spice business, how she learned the art of spice blending, and how direct sourcing allows for a premium product and improved farmer livelihoods.
LINK	https://dining.harvard.edu/flp-open-meeting-claire-cheney-curio-spice-co

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Lincoln's White House
Tuesday, October 23
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
The Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge 
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-author-james-conroy-tickets-50027016152

James Conroy
LINCOLN’S WHITE HOUSE: THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE IN WARTIME is the first book devoted to the look, feel, and scent of the Civil War White House. Going behind the scenes through the keen eyes and ears of its residents, servants, guards, and aides and the constant stream of generals, celebrities, and ordinary citizens who passed through its open doors, the book brings the house to life, unveils its military, political, and domestic operations, and explores Lincoln’s use of the Executive Mansion as a rallying point for the war and an engine for social change.

“Gripping, atmospheric, and at times spellbinding, Conroy’s masterful work does much more than recollect the fraught public and private lives that Lincoln and his family endured in the Civil War White House. Not only are Conroy’s research and analysis impressive, but with the flair of a novelist or playwright, he brings the story alive by skillfully evoking its anxiety-riven characters and its grand but dilapidated locale. I know of no other book since the original recollections of Lincoln’s White House secretaries that does a better job of re-imagining America’s most famous landmark during the war for the nation’s soul.” - HAROLD HOLZER, author of Lincoln and the Power of the Press, winner of the Lincoln Prize

About The Author:  Jim Conroy practices law in Boston as a co-founder of Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP, one of the city’s leading litigation firms. In 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society in recognition of his first book, Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865, the only book ever devoted to Lincoln’s little-known peace negotiations with Confederate leaders on a riverboat in Virginia near the end of the Civil War. Our One Common Country was a finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, awarded to the author of the best book of the year on Lincoln, a Civil War soldier, or the Civil War era. Conroy’s second book, Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime, won the Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s annual book award.

Conroy is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and served for six years in anti-submarine aviation units in the United States Navy Reserve. While working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as a speechwriter and a press secretary in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, he earned a master’s degree in international relations at George Washington University and a law degree, magna cum laude, at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Conroy has lived in Hingham, Massachusetts with his wife, Lynn since 1982.

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Science Fair, the movie 
Tuesday, October 23
7:00pm to 9:30pm
MIT, Building 10-250, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge,

Movie from 7:00 pm - 8:30 followed by a panel of ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair) from 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Sponsored by MIT Edgerton Center and MIT Admissions
Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on whom our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films’ SCIENCE FAIR follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. The film, from Fusion and Muck Media and directed by the duPont Award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaking team of Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, offers a front seat to the victories, defeats and motivations of an incredible group of young men and women who are on a path to change their lives, and the world, through science.

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Cycles of Interest: Boston Bike History Lecture
Tuesday, October 23
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cycles-of-interest-boston-bike-history-lecture-tickets-49702537628
Cost:  $5 – $10

A Loring Greenough House “Tuesdays in the Parlor” presentation
Bike riding is especially popular today, not only as recreation and sport but also as a serious mode of commuting around town. The activity has enjoyed varying phases of enthusiasm since its advent in the late 19th century. Cycling historian Lorenz J. Finison will give a presentation on the place of bicycling in Boston's culture from 1879 to present day, as well as special look at its historical presence in Jamaica Plain and a sneak preview of his upcoming book on the bicycling renaissance. Join us at Loring Greenough House for this installment of our “Tuesdays in the Parlor” lecture series. Light refreshments will be served.
Lorenz J. Finison is author of the award-winning book, Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880-1900: A Story of Race, Sport, and Society.
Tickets: $10 general admission and $5 for LGH members* plus a small processing fee.

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Wednesday, October 24
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Drug Pricing Policies in the United States and Globally:  FROM DEVELOPMENT TO DELIVERY, JUSTICE, EQUITY, & INCLUSION
Wednesday, Octobere 24
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East (room 2036, second floor), 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efqx9r7877754d88&oseq=&c=&ch=

Join us for a one-day conference exploring the current pharmaceutical pricing landscape. This event will bring together leaders from the pharmaceutical industry, policymakers, legal practitioners, and scholars to engage in novel, interdisciplinary discussions to better understand current challenges and articulate best practices to address these issues. Participants will assess the current challenges presented in drug pricing policy, from development to delivery, in both the United States and international context. We will also explore and articulate best practices to expand access to medicines and develop a plan for disseminating these practices more widely.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Register now!
Sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and Global Access in Action at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. 

Agenda (in development)
8:00 - 8:30am, Registration
8:30 - 8:45am, Welcome Remarks
I. Glenn Cohen, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School
Quentin Palfrey, co-Director, Global Access in Action, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
8:45 - 9:30am, Keynote Address
Ronald Piervincenzi, CEO, United States Pharmacopeial Convention
9:30 - 10:45am, Panel I: From Development to Delivery in the United States
Peter B. Bach, Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Surya Singh, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Specialty Pharmacy, CVS Health
Michael Caljouw, Vice President, State Government and Regulatory Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Moderator: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and Lecturer at Law, Harvard Law School
10:45 - 11:00am, Break
11:00am - 12:15pm, Panel II: From Development to Delivery Globally
Amy Flood, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Moderator: Quentin Palfrey, co-Director, Global Access in Action, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
12:15 - 12:45pm, Keynote Address
Daniel Best, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Drug Pricing Reform, Food and Drug Administration, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
12:45 - 1:45pm, Networking Lunch
1:45 - 3:00pm, Panel III: Best Practices in Pricing Policy for Essential Drugs
Aaron S. Kesselheim, Director, Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL), Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jami Taylor, Managing Director, Stanton Park Capital
Peter B. Bach, Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Moderator: William W. Fisher, WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Harvard Law School, and Faculty Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
3:00 - 3:15pm, Break
3:15 - 4:30pm, Panel IV: Innovations in Drug Delivery and Policy
Sara Gerke, Research Fellow in Precision Medicine, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School
Muhammad Zaman, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Moderator: Ashveena Gajeelee, Research Fellow, Global Access in Action, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

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Boston Harbor Now Harbor Use Public Forum
Wednesday, October 24
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
Leventhal Room at the Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-harbor-now-harbor-use-public-forum-tickets-49913116475

Boston Harbor Now now holds monthly Harbor Use Public Forums in order for interested stakeholders to learn about and provide feedback to waterfront developers and public agency planners on projects affecting Boston Harbor, its waterfront and islands.

This month join us for a conversation with members of the City's Environmental Department and the Boston Planning and Development Agency about the City's next steps on Climate Ready Boston. 

These meetings are meant to provide opportunities for the frank, open discussion needed to optimize both private and public amenities as Boston's waterfront undergoes redevelopment. For more information, including opportunities to present your proposal at one of these meetings, please contact Jill Valdes Horwood, waterfront policy director, at jvhorwood at bostonharbornow.org.

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I'm Not Racist, But....Creating Civil Conversation, Whether Knocking on Doors in Iowa or Down the Hall  
Wednesday, October 24 
12:00 pm-1:00 pm 
MIT, Building 66-168, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge

Derek Black, former white nationalist; graduate student, University of Chicago will share his experience of commonplace aspects of white nationalism and explore ways to have conversations to oppose it in situations that are constructive, combative, or some combination of the two.

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Lunch & Learn Day One:  Green Roofs, Green Tables
Wednesday, October 24
12-1 pm
10 St. James Street in the Atrium, Boston

Intro to the beauty of green roofs and urban agriculture - both provide food and herb harvest that can be served directly at the venue.  Plus, they provide many more benefits that come with greening our city.  Find out from those who are already sowing and reaping the benefits.

Apolo Catala, Urban Farming Institute, Urban Farmer
Shauna Gillies-Smith, Ground, Inc. Landscape Architect.
Mark Winterer, ReCover Green Roofs, Green Roof and Food Roof Installer

In collaboration with Boston Society of Landscape Architects
This series is free of charge.  
We are also working with the BSLA to establish CEU's for landscape architects and architects.  
Chef Peppino of Da Vinci Ristorante is creating delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lunchboxes ($10) for the occasion to be pre-ordered at least 24 hours in advance.  The lunchboxes will be delivered to 10 St. James Street with each person's name on it, ready to be eaten during the Lunch & Learn session.
The first 20 to order lunchboxes for each session will be guaranteed a seat at the table!
Order your lunch at https://davinciboston.com/?page_id=7248

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Five Things You'd Want to Know in Explaining Japan's Surrender in 1945
Wednesday, October 24
12:00-1:30pm
MIT, Building E40-496, Pye Room, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Sheldon Garon, Princeton University
To most Americans, it is obvious that the two atomic bombs ended World War II. Yet at least four other developments helped persuade Japanese leaders to surrender. In addition to the Soviet Union's entry into the war, the Allied blockade starved the Japanese home front of food and fuel; the expanding U.S. firebombing campaign devastated 64 cities; and Japanese elites closely followed the recent defeat of Nazi German, which had fought to the finish, and few wished to continue the war to the point of national annihilation. Understanding the Japanese side of the story advances us well beyond the existing American-centered analyses.

Bio:  Sheldon Garon is Nissan Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Princeton University. A specialist in modern Japanese history, he also writes transnational history that spotlights the flow of ideas and institutions between Japan, Europe, and the United States. His current project is a transnational history of "home fronts" in Japan, Germany, and Britain in World War II, focusing on aerial bombardment, food insecurity, and civilian "morale."

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Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: Food Justice, Locally and Globally
Wednesday, October 24
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
SVP Boston, 9 Waterhouse Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brown-bag-lunch-discussion-food-justice-locally-and-globally-registration-50134202750

SVP’s new Executive Director, Jessie Cronan, will be speaking about challenges related to food insecurity, and how those challenges apply in both the developing world, and in our own backyard. Drawing on her experience leading Gardens for Health International, Jessie will lead an interactive discussion about hunger in America, and around the world.

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Colorado Home Energy Efficiency and Respiratory Health (CHEER) Study
Wednesday, October 24
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, FXB G-12, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorado-home-energy-efficiency-and-respiratory-health-cheer-study-tickets-49952164268

Shelly Miller, Univ of CO Boulder

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Lunch & Learn Day One:  Green Walls, Inside and Out
Wednesday, October 24
1 - 2 pm
10 St. James Street in the Atrium, Boston

Living walls can be exterior or interior.  Outside our buildings they reduce stormwater, air pollution, keep the city cooler and beautify the urbanscape.  Inside our buildings, living walls improve air quality, prevent illness and beautify the space.  In both cases, living walls make people happier and healthier.  Find out why!

Jan Goodman, Cityscapes, President
Dr. Karen Weber, Foundation for a Green Future, Executive Director

In collaboration with Boston Society of Landscape Architects
This series is free of charge.  
We are also working with the BSLA to establish CEU's for landscape architects and architects.  
Chef Peppino of Da Vinci Ristorante is creating delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lunchboxes ($10) for the occasion to be pre-ordered at least 24 hours in advance.  The lunchboxes will be delivered to 10 St. James Street with each person's name on it, ready to be eaten during the Lunch & Learn session.
The first 20 to order lunchboxes for each session will be guaranteed a seat at the table!
Order your lunch at https://davinciboston.com/?page_id=7248

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The Tiny Houses Trend
Wednesday, October 24
1-2pm
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-tiny-houses-trend-gonson-lecture-tickets-47516676659
Cost:  $5 

Miranda Aisling, Artist & Founder, Miranda’s Hearth, mirandashearth.com
The past decade has seen the emergence of the tiny house movement. People are shedding their larger homes for simple living in less than 500-square-feet in both DIY and prefabricated tiny homes. Some cite affordability, ecological impacts, and anti-consumerism as the reasoning behind their tiny house. Miranda Aisling has been immersed in this movement since 2013. She built her own tiny house, Aubergine, as a public art project in June 2015, worked for the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company for two years, and hosts the annual BIG Tiny House Festival in Massachusetts. Join Miranda as she discusses the timely emergence of this movement, how it is growing, and what it means.

This talk is part of the Gonson Daytime Lecture Series at Cambridge Center for Adult Education. To view the full series lineup, go to ccae.org/gonsonlectures

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Massachusetts Attorney General Debate
Wednesday, October 24
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
UMass Boston, Campus Center Ballroom C, 100 William T Morrissey Boulevard, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/massachusetts-attorney-general-debate-tickets-50596704104

BE SEATED BY 2:45 P.M. 
THIS WILL BE A LIVE RADIO BROADCAST.
University of Massachusetts Boston McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, WBUR radio, and The Boston Globe, will host live debate with the candidates running for Attorney General this year.

WBUR, Radio Boston host Deborah Becker, will be joined by James Pindell, political reporter for The Boston Globe. The conversations will be conducted before a live audience at UMass Boston, and live-streamed on bostonglobe.com, wbur.org, and umb.edu.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION:  #MAAttorneyGeneral

Because the conversations are taking place as part of WBUR’s Radio Bostonprogram, from 3 to 4 p.m., the live audience must be in their seats in Ballroom C by 2:45 p.m. The doors open at 2:15 p.m. and close at 2:45p.m. 
The conversations are free and open to the public, but registration will be required.

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Unelected Power: A Book Presentation and Discussion with Sir Paul Tucker
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street,Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Sir Paul Tucker, Chair, The Systemic Risk Council; Senior Fellow, CES, Harvard University; Deputy Governor, The Bank of England (2009-2013); Alberto Alesina
Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University; Discussant
Eric Beerbohm, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Discussant Kathleen McNamara, Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Discussant Daphna Renan, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Chair and Discussant:
Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; President Emeritus, Harvard University
CONTACT INFO	Gila Naderi: gilanaderi at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Pervasive reliance on technocratic government risks moving us all towards undemocratic liberalism, and a popular backlash. Among technocrats, few reach further than central bankers, who emerged from the financial crisis as a third great pillar of unelected power alongside the judiciary and the military. In his new book "Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State," Paul Tucker outlines principles of delegation that can bring independent agencies into line with the deep political values of democracy, the rule of law, and constitutionalism.
LINK  https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2018/10/paul-ticker-book-presentation-and-discussion

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Why Would “We” Help “Them”? The Politics of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean Sea
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, 4 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Ethics, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Hernan del Valle, 2018–2019 Rita E. Hauser Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; head of humanitarian affairs and advocacy, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Hernan del Valle was involved in Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) operations in the Mediterranean Sea, which over the past three years rescued tens of thousands of refugees and migrants fleeing Libya toward Europe in fragile boats. In this lecture, del Valle will examine the political and social challenges for rescue operations assisting migrants and refugees who are marginalized by state policy in contemporary Europe.
LINK	https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2018-hernan-del-valle-fellow-presentation

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AI in the Life Sciences: Next Generation Analytics Platforms
Wednesday, October 24
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
MIT, Building 32-G882, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Joseph Gormley , Tufts Medical Center Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute 
This talk will present a software engineering initiative to develop better tools for multiscale modeling of chemical, biological and clinical systems. A major objective of the initiative is to increase the use of AI and machine learning technologies to discover and characterize complex biological mechanisms driving health and illness. There will be an exploratory discussion on the use of multiscale OMIC data sets, deep learning algorithms to support chemical characterization, biomarker discovery and drug development, and an exploratory discussion on the use of graph databases for reasoning over molecular data.

Students interested in the use of AI in the Life Sciences are particularly encouraged to attend as 2019 software engineering and informatics internship opportunities will be discussed.

Joseph Gormley is Director of Advanced Systems Development at Tufts Medical Center (TMC) Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)

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A social-interactive neuroscience approach to understanding autism
Wednesday, October 24
4:00 pm-5:00 pm, followed by reception
MIT, Building 46-3002, Singleton Auditorium, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Elizabeth Redcay, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland
Abstract: Difficulty with reciprocal social interaction is a core diagnostic feature of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) but the specific neural systems underlying these difficulties remain unclear. Dominant theories suggest a role for social-motivational and social-cognitive brain networks; however, these theories have been tested primarily using  non-interactive (“offline”) tasks in which participants are not engaged in social interaction. In this talk, I argue that this “offline” approach presents a barrier to our understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying social interaction in autism. Through a series of studies, I demonstrate that social-interactive context changes the way social stimuli are processed. Specifically, the perception of an online social partner leads to spontaneous recruitment of the brain’s mentalizing network even without explicit demands to reason about the partner’s mental state (or “mentalize”). I then discuss current work using a social-interactive (“online”) approach to examine the role of social-cognitive and social-motivational brain networks in social interaction in typically developing and ASD children.

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The First Family (Plus, a Special Conversation with U.K. Ambassador Kim Darroch)
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Littauer 280, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Institute of Politics
SPEAKER(S)  IOP Fall Resident Fellow Margaret Talev, author Kate Andersen Brower, and U.K. Ambassador Kim Darroch
DETAILS  Melania, Ivanka, Don Jr. and the rest of the family. How does this president’s relationship with family – and his wife and daughter’s public roles – compare with what Americans have come to expect?
Kate Andersen Brower, author of “The Residence,” “First Ladies,” and “First in Line," will be the featured guest from 4:30 to 5 p.m.
U.K. Ambassador Kim Darroch will be the featured guest from 5 to 6 p.m.
This event is closed to the press and not for attribution.
LINK	http://iop.harvard.edu/get-involved/study-groups-0

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'Won’t You Be My Neighbor?' Screening and Discussion
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, 4:30 – 7:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Film
DETAILS	***Note the special start time.***
4:30-6 p.m. Film screening** "Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
6:15-7:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
A screening of the documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which looks at the life and career of Fred Rogers and his iconic public television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
The screening will be followed by a panel featuring HGSE faculty, including the faculty directors of the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative.
**NOTE: Film will not be part of the HGSE live stream. 
Please note that seating at Askwith Forums is on a first come, first seated basis.

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MITEI Fall Colloquium: 2030 U.S. Climate Goals: Drifting further from the target - how can we get there?
Wednesday, October 24
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM EDT
MIT, Samberg Conference Center, 7th Floor, Salons M & I, Morris and Sophie Chang Building, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mitei-fall-colloquium-2030-us-climate-goals-drifting-further-from-the-targethow-can-we-get-there-tickets-50460152675

2030 U.S. Climate Goals: Drifting further from the target—how can we get there? with Frances Beinecke, Past President, Natural Resources Defense Council
For over a decade, the MIT Energy Initiative’s Fall Colloquium has brought the MIT community together to hear about an important area of energy research from a prominent thought leader.

This year, Frances Beinecke will address the current clean energy trajectory for 2025 and delve into what will be required for the U.S. to meet its 2030 Paris Agreement commitments from advocacy, policy, and technology perspectives.
About the speaker:
Frances Beinecke is the past president of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Under her leadership, the organization launched a strategic campaign that sharply focused NRDC's efforts on curbing global warming, moving America beyond oil, reviving the world's oceans, saving endangered wild places, stemming the tide of toxic chemicals, and advancing clean energy in China and India.
In addition to her work at NRDC, Beinecke has played a leadership role in several other environmental organizations. She currently serves on the boards of the World Resources Institute and Climate Central and is a member of the MIT Energy Initiative External Advisory Board. Beinecke holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
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.

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Flowers for Lisa: A Delirium of Photographic Invention
Wednesday, October 24
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abelardo-morell-1024-tickets-49113224978
Cost:  $5 – $60

Abelardo Morell and Lisa McElaney will speak at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 6:00pm on October 24th (ticket required). Abelardo will sign books at Brookline Booksmith at 7:00pm (open to the public).

Flowers for Lisa: A Delirium of Photographic Invention
Best known for his surreal camera obscura pictures and luminous black-and-white photographs of books, photographer Abelardo Morell now turns his transformative lens to one of the most common of artistic subjects, the flower. The concept for Flowers for Lisa emerged when Morell gave his wife, Lisa, a photograph of flowers on her birthday. “Flowers are part of a long tradition of still life in art,” writes Morell. “Precisely because flowers are such a conventional subject, I felt a strong desire to describe them in new, inventive ways.” With nods to the work of Jan Brueghel, Édouard Manet, Georgia O’Keeffe, René Magritte, and others, Morell does just that; the images are as innovative as they are arresting.

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MIT Sidney Pacific Presidential Fellows Distinguished Lecture "Designing Technologies for Global Social Inclusion"
Wednesday, October 24
6:00pm
MIT,  Building NW86, MIT Sidney Pacific Multipurpose Conference Room, 70 Pacific Street, Cambridge

MIT Sidney Pacific Presidential Fellows Distinguished Lecture "Designing Technologies for Global Social Inclusion" by Dr. Bill Thies and Dr. Indrani Medhi Thies
The benefits of novel technologies are often out of reach for the poorest billion on the planet.  In addition to making things faster, bigger, and more complex, can we make things radically cheaper, simpler, and more inclusive?  In this talk, we will describe some of our successes, failures, and lessons learned in designing such "frugal technologies" in India over the past ten years.  Drawing on projects in health and other domains, we will synthesize our experiences into a set of recommendations for anyone seeking to have social impact via technology.

Dr. Bill Thies and Dr. Indrani Medhi Thies are researchers at Microsoft Research.  Bill was trained as a computer scientist, earning his B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from MIT.  His distinctions include the John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award and a MacArthur Fellowship.  Indrani was trained in architecture and design, earning her Ph.D. from IIT Bombay.  She has been recognized with an MIT TR35 award as well as the ACM SIGCHI Social Impact award.  After living and working in India, Bill and Indrani recently shifted to Cambridge and are excited to re-engage with the MIT community.

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By Any Means Necessary: Boston Artist-Run Spaces Through the Decades
Wednesday, October 24
6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Boston has long been a vibrant center for artistic experimentation, due in no small part to the artist-led spaces and organizations that have come and gone over the decades. This panel brings together organizers of alternative art spaces founded in different decades that worked outside of the city’s major cultural institutions.

Participants include:
Marilyn Arsem, Founder, Mobius Performance Group and Artist Member, Mobius, Inc. (1975-present)
Mike Carroll, Co-Founder, 11th Hour Gallery (1979-1981)
Timothy Bailey, Co-Founder, Oni Gallery (1997-2005)
Meg Rotzel, Co-founder and Director, Berwick Research Institute (2001-2012)
Moderated by Lynne Cooney and Leah Triplett	

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Fuckup Nights Boston Vol. IX
Wednesday, October 24
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
CIC Cambridge, 1 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fuckup-nights-boston-vol-ix-tickets-50638581360
Cost:  $10

What is Fuckup Nights?
Fuckup Nights is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to publicly share business failure stories. Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures.

Each speaker is given 7-10 minutes and is able to use 10 images to illustrate their story.

What to expect in Vol. IX?
We're coming back to CIC for a spooky Fall event.
Come mingle and meet new people and celebrate failure as the best business teacher.
We have 3 amazing speakers, and a mystery guest.
Refreshments will be graciously provided by Lord Hobo. Doesn't get better than that!
Doors open at 6pm. First speaker goes on at 7pm. We will wrap up all the loveliness by 9pm.

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Journalism & Climate Crisis 
Wednesday, October 24
6:30 pm
The Asgard, 350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP by email to beth.daley at insideclimatenews.org

Conversation with John H. Cushman, Jr., InsideClimate News managing editor, former New York Times reporter and editor on “Are We Too Late?  Journalism Confronts the Climate Crisis.”  Hors d’oeuvres and drinks at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00 pm.

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Architecture of Mobility
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, GSD, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Room 109, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Master in Design Engineering
SPEAKER(S)  Nikolaus Goetze
COST  Free
DETAILS  Spaces for mobility are always conceived in response to technological advances, changing business models, historic events, and last but not least, human comfort and desire. In his lecture, Nikolaus Goetze, who has been an architect and partner at von Gerkan, Marg and Partners since 1998, and manages the Gmp offices in Hamburg, Shanghai, and Hanoi, will juxtapose Gmp’s designs for mobility with significant historic milestones and highlight the past, current, and future challenges of the continuously changing influences shaping the architectural realm. Gmp became internationally known over 50 years ago with the iconic design for airport Berlin Tegel.
LINK	https://mde.harvard.edu/nikolaus-goetze

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Cambridge Forum: Carey Gillam discusses Whitewash:  The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science
Wednesday, October 24
7:00 PM
First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Cambridge Forums are free and open to the public.
Cambridge Forum welcomes investigative journalist CAREY GILLAM for a discussion of her book, Whitewash—the definitive book about Monsanto and its long dark history, first with Agent Orange and now with GM crops and Round Up. This, as the first big case against this huge agri-chemical multinational, which just merged with Bayer, worth $60 billion, goes into court in San Francisco in the first of a series of civilian cancer litigation suits.

About Whitewash
It’s the herbicide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it’s in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. Known as Monsanto’s Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by scientists, the world’s most popular weed killer is used everywhere from backyard gardens to golf courses to millions of acres of farmland. For decades it’s been touted as safe enough to drink, but a growing body of evidence indicates just the opposite, with research tying the chemical to cancers and a host of other health threats.     

In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence of corporate influence. Gillam introduces readers to farm families devastated by cancers which they believe are caused by the chemical, and to scientists whose reputations have been smeared for publishing research that contradicted business interests. Readers learn about the arm-twisting of regulators who signed off on the chemical, echoing company assurances of safety even as they permitted higher residues of the herbicide in food and skipped compliance tests. And, in startling detail, Gillam reveals secret industry communications that pull back the curtain on corporate efforts to manipulate public perception.

Whitewash is more than an exposé about the hazards of one chemical or even the influence of one company. It’s a story of power, politics, and the deadly consequences of putting corporate interests ahead of public safety.

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Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural 
Wednesday, October 24
7:00pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Peter Bebergal
Strange Frequencies takes readers on an extraordinary narrative and historical journey to discover how people have used technology in an effort to search for our own immortality. Bebergal builds his own ghostly gadgets to reach the other side, too, and follows the path of famous inventors, engineers, seekers, and seers who attempted to answer life's ultimate mysteries. He finds that not only are technological innovations potent metaphors keeping our spiritual explorations alive, but literal tools through which to experiment the boundaries of the physical world and our own psyches.

Peter takes the reader alongside as he explores: 
the legend of the golem and the strange history of automata;
a photographer who is trying to capture the physical manifestation of spirits; 
a homemaker who has recorded voicemails from the dead;
a stage magician who combines magic and technology to alter his audience's consciousness;
and more.

Peter Bebergal writes widely on the speculative and slightly fringe. His essays and reviews have appeared in NewYorker.com, The Times Literary Supplement, Boing Boing, The Believer, and The Quietus. He is the author of Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll; Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood and The Faith Between Us: A Jew and a Catholic Search for the Meaning of God (with Scott Korb). Bebergal studied religion and culture at Harvard Divinity School, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Designing AI-Enabled Technology for Society
Wednesday, October 24
7 to 9:00 p.m. 
Harvard Medical School, Armenise Auditorium (in Goldenson Hall), 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston

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

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Thursday, October 25 - Friday, October 26
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Mothers Against Violence 2018 Two Day National Conference
Thursday, October 25 - Friday, October 26
BU, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-against-violence-2018-two-day-national-conference-tickets-49437766691
Cost:  $75

Thursday, October 25: 8am-9am registration/breakfast, 5 pm general session ends
Friday, October 26: 8am-9am registration/breakfast, 2 pm closing remarks
Network with, activists, civic leaders, elected officials, and individuals from across the nation who will gather this October for thought-provoking workshops
Join Us For An Opportunity To:
Engage and network with leaders from across the nation
Gain skills in building your mission and purpose
Meet national leaders who support the grassroots efforts happening across the country

REGISTER FOR YOUR TICKETS TODAY $75.00

For more information please contact Mothers for Justice and Equality at info at mothersforjusticeandequality.org or call us at 617-516-8086

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Thursday, October 25
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Addressing Cannabis Use Disorder in an Era of Policy Liberalization: Clinical and Public Health Priorities
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 7:45 – 9:15 a.m.
WHERE  Harvard Faculty Club, Room 212, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Health Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard University Technology Assessment in Healthcare Seminar Series
SPEAKER(S)  Vaughan W. Rees, Ph.D., Lecturer on Social and Behavioral Sciences, Director, Center for Global Tobacco Control, Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public health
CONTACT INFO	Debra Milamed
debra_milamed at hms.harvard.edu
617-327-5612
DETAILS  Monthly seminar series; continental breakfast served

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Introduction to Net-Zero Building
Thursday, October 25
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
Room Edison, 16th Floor, 50 Milk Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-net-zero-building-tickets-50134711271
Cost:  $45 – $60

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to rally your project team to achievement zero energy on your projects. You’ll discover ways to sell your clients on being committed to never having to pay a utility bill ever again. Using specific case studies and stories from the field, you’ll develop an arsenal of ideas you can apply to your current projects right now. You won’t want to miss this workshop by a pioneer in regenerative buildings. Follow our 20 step process to getting to net zero in your buildings. This course even includes a never before seen discussion of Seattle’s Bullitt Center, called the "greenest office building in the world” and how they achieved net zero with an EUI of 10.

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LOCAL RESOURCES FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Thursday, October 25
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-resources-for-your-business-registration-50456992222
	
Allston and Brighton small business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to the Harvard Ed Portal for an informal Small Business Resources Open House.

Discover the many resources available to you in Boston, learn how to apply for small business grants and financing, and connect with other local business owners.

You will meet with representatives from organizations including SCORE Boston, the US Small Business Administration, Center for Women Enterprise, Mass Capital Growth, Harvard Strategic Procurement, and Brighton Main Streets.

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter.We hope you can make it!Cheers,Harvard Ed Portal

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MIT Media Lab Startup Showcase (Fall 2018)
Thursday, October 25
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-media-lab-startup-showcase-fall-2018-tickets-50381552580

10:00 - 10:30 am: Registration, coffee
10:30am - 12:00pm : Startup showcase (18 startups will be presenting on stage)
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Startup demos and lunch

Startup list:
figur8, Tulip, Kiwi Technologies, DeepCure, Pi, Wise Systems, Secure AI Labs, Volta Labs, C16 Biosciences, Spatial, ThruWave, Seed, Optimus Ride, Diatom Robotics, Radix Labs, Ramona Optics, Sourcemap, Pienso, Riff Learning, Pison

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Technology & Innovation at National Grid – Preparing for the Future of Energy*
Thursday, October 25
12:00-1:00pm 
Tufts, Multi-purpose Room, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford

Colette Lamontagne, Technology & Innovation Director, National Grid
After a hundred years of consistent operation, the electric industry is being disrupted by the “3 Ds” (Decentralization, Decarbonization, and Digitization). Utilities must innovate and evolve business models in order to continue to meet the needs and expectations of their customers. This presentation will describe how National Grid’s Technology & Innovation team scouts for new technologies, invests in clean tech start-up companies, and supports ideation and innovation from within National Grid.

Colette Lamontagne is a Director on National Grid’s Technology & Innovation team where she supports both the regulated and non-regulated businesses in ideation and innovation related to emerging technologies. Previously, she was a Director at Navigant Consulting, Inc. where she led the Business & Technology Strategy group and
focused on distributed energy resources (DER) and smart grid technologies. Over 10 years with Navigant, she consulted with utility, technology provider, and government clients to conduct market research, opportunity assessments, strategic planning, demonstration oversight, and procurement support. Between 2010 and 2016, Ms.
Lamontagne sat on the Energy Storage Association Board of Directors, holding leadership positions including Board Chair. Prior to Navigant, she worked for SAIC, FOCIS Associates, and Arthur D. Little Inc., consulting on emerging technologies for government and industrial clients. Ms. Lamontagne holds an M.S. in Civil Environmental Engineering and a B.S. in Biology & Environmental Studies from Tufts University.

*This talk will be live-streamed but NOT recorded

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Harvard Law School: Corporate Power, Corporate Law Firms, and Your Future
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Austin Hall 200, Ames Courtroom, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Classes/Workshops, Law, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Law Forum
SPEAKER(S)  Ralph Nader & Pete Davis
CONTACT INFO	mdrake at jd19.law.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Ralph Nader and Pete Davis will comment on the state of corporate power in the legal profession, and how Harvard students can best use their knowledge and status to serve the public.
LINK  https://hls.harvard.edu/event/corporate-power-corporate-law-firms-your-future-ralph-nader-pete-davis-the-harvard-law-forum/

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Artificial Intelligence: The Profits and Perils for Military Operations and Decision Making
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 12:15 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, One Brattle Square, Room 350, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	International Security Program
SPEAKER(S)  Lt. Col. Wes Adams, Research Fellow, International Security Program
CONTACT INFO	susan_lynch at harvard.edu
DETAILS  Coffee and tea provided.
Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come-first served basis.
LINK  https://www.belfercenter.org/event/artificial-intelligence-profits-and-perils-military-operations-and-decision-making

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Archaeology Live: Harvard College Life in Colonial Times
Thursday, October 25
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Harvard Yard, steps away from the famous John Harvard statue

Peer into an active archaeological excavation and learn about the oldest section of North America’s first college, founded in 1636. Harvard archaeology students will answer your questions, demonstrate archaeological methods, and display recent finds from the seventeenth century that reflect how Harvard College students—centuries ago—ate, dressed, and amused themselves, among other experiences. Drop by any time during this 90-minute event. The site is in Harvard Yard, steps away from the famous John Harvard statue.

Excavation location in Harvard Yard. Rain or shine.  

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Lunch & Learn Day Two:  BEE Green 
Thursday, October 25
12 - 1 pm
10 St. James Street in the Atrium, Boston

In order to be green, we need bees.  City rooftops are an ideal location for bees with our without a green roof. However, the green roof provides:  (1) greater opportunity for bees to forage; (2) a space that is free from harmful pesticides and disease, and (3) habitat that alleviates some of the pressure and competitiveness among bees.  The bonus prize is HONEY!   

Maureen Albright, TAJ Hotel, Director of Engineering

In collaboration with Boston Society of Landscape Architects
This series is free of charge.  
We are also working with the BSLA to establish CEU's for landscape architects and architects.  
Chef Peppino of Da Vinci Ristorante is creating delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lunchboxes ($10) for the occasion to be pre-ordered at least 24 hours in advance.  The lunchboxes will be delivered to 10 St. James Street with each person's name on it, ready to be eaten during the Lunch & Learn session.
The first 20 to order lunchboxes for each session will be guaranteed a seat at the table!
Order your lunch at https://davinciboston.com/?page_id=7248

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Lunch & Learn Day Two:  Healing Power of Green
Thursday, October 25
1 - 2 pm
10 St. James Street in the Atrium, Boston

It has long been documented that people feel better and heal faster when they are near nature.  The more we build, the more green space we remove.  Let’s keep green in our urbanscape and especially in places of healing.

Chitra Dwarka, Shading Designs (and Biomimicry), President
Beth Harding, Harding Botanicals, CEO
Laura Garvin, Franciscan Children's Hospital, Formula Technician

In collaboration with Boston Society of Landscape Architects
This series is free of charge.  
We are also working with the BSLA to establish CEU's for landscape architects and architects.  
Chef Peppino of Da Vinci Ristorante is creating delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lunchboxes ($10) for the occasion to be pre-ordered at least 24 hours in advance.  The lunchboxes will be delivered to 10 St. James Street with each person's name on it, ready to be eaten during the Lunch & Learn session.
The first 20 to order lunchboxes for each session will be guaranteed a seat at the table!
Order your lunch at https://davinciboston.com/?page_id=7248

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Robert Kagan: The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World 
Thursday, October 25
1:55 PM – 3:10 PM EDT
Tufts, Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robert-kagan-the-jungle-grows-back-america-and-our-imperiled-world-registration-50132751409

Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School for a talk by U.S. foreign policy historian and commentator Robert Kagan on his new book The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World (2018). The book assesses America's role as an enforcer of peace and order throughout the world and predicts what is likely to happen if we withdraw and focus our attention inward. Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite.

Recent years have brought deeply disturbing developments around the globe. American sentiment seems to be leaning increasingly toward withdrawal in the face of such disarray. In this powerful, urgent essay, Kagan elucidates the reasons why American withdrawal would be the worst possible response, based as it is on a fundamental and dangerous misreading of the world. Like a jungle that keeps growing back after being cut down, the world has always been full of dangerous actors who, left unchecked, possess the desire and ability to make things worse. Kagan makes clear how the "realist" impulse to recognize our limitations and focus on our failures misunderstands the essential role America has played for decades in keeping the world's worst instability in check. A true realism, he argues, is based on the understanding that the historical norm has always been toward chaos — that the jungle will grow back, if we let it.
Robert Kagan is the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. He is a contributing columnist at the Washington Post. His previous books include The World America Made (2012), The Return of History and the End of Dreams (2008), Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century (2006), Of Paradise and Power (2003), and A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990 (1996). For his writings, Politico Magazine in 2016 named Kagan one of the "Politico 50", the “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics." He served in the U.S. Department of State from 1984 to 1988 as a member of the policy planning staff, as principal speechwriter for U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz, and as deputy for policy in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and holds a doctorate in American history from American University.

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The AI Index
Thursday, October 25
3:00pm to 4:15pm
Harvard, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Yoav Shoham, Stanford University
The AI Index (www.aiindex.org) is an effort to capture, on an on-going basis, the volume of activity in AI, the technological progress in the field, and eventually also its societal impact. The first report was released in December 2018, and was well received. The next report will be published in December 2019. I will describe the origins of the project, its current status, what has gone well and where there remain challenges. The talk will have a strong interactive flavor, as the AI Index will succeed only to the extent that it is a community effort. 

Speaker Bio:  Yoav Shoham is professor (emeritus) of computer science at Stanford University. He is Fellow of AAAI, ACM, and the Game Theory Society, and among his awards are the AAAI/ACM Allen Newell Award and the IFAAMAS Autonomous Agents Research Award. He is a founder of several AI companies, including TradingDynamics (ARBA), Katango (GOOG), Timeful (GOOG), and AI21. He also chairs two nonprofit initiatives, the AI Index (aiindex.org), and WeCode (wecode.org). 

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NeuroBoston Fall 2018 Symposium
Thursday, October 25
3:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDTi
Tufts, 1 Kneeland Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neuroboston-fall-2018-symposium-tickets-49968718783
Cost:  $10 – $30

Please join us for the 2018 pre-Neuroscience Fall symposium. The event will feature Dr. Bob Datta of Harvard Medical School, a career panel, and our annual poster session. Abstract submission for the poster session is also underway (visit https://goo.gl/forms/EH4PL8lEzHPi7X8A3 to submit yours by October 8!); feel free to bring your SfN-ready poster for early feedback and walkthrough practice.
Feel free to contact us directly at BeantownBANG at gmail.com with any questions or tweet us @NeuroBoston

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Reality Connect 2018
Thursday, October 25
3:00 – 8:30 PM
One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reality-connect-tickets-50088493031

Venture Cafe’s Reality Connect mini-conference takes place on October 25, 2018. Venture Cafe’s Reality Connect is a must-attend meeting of the minds on Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) highlighting the latest advances and applications of cutting-edge technology to various industries including healthcare, education, entertainment, tourism, retail, logistics, and more.
 
Reservations are recommended but not required.

EVENT SCHEDULE
AGENDA AT A GLANCE
3:00 – 8:30 PM NETWORKING   
3:00 – 5:00 PM OFFICE HOURS
4:15 – 5:15 PM AR / VR ROUND ROBIN PRESENTATIONS
5:30 – 6:30 PM STORYTELLING IN AR & VR
5:30 – 7:30 PM DEMOS
6:45 – 7:45 PM AR / VR FLASH TALKS
OFFICE HOURS (3:00 - 5:00 PM)
Early stage ventures and prospective entrepreneurs have an opportunity to sign up for Office Hours during this event. Entrepreneurs may sign up for 30-minute consultations with a variety of experts.
Appointments can be made on a first come, first served basis. Any cancellations will require 48-hour notification in order to accommodate entrepreneurs who have been placed on a wait-list. No-shows are frowned upon in the VenCaf community and we reserve the right to disallow future appointments for repeat offenders.

William Brierly, Owner at SnowRunner Productions
For the past 17 years, Will Brierly has run Snowrunner Productions. He has worked with Grammy Award-winning artists, Emmy Award-winning TV shows, NY Times best-selling authors, international government agencies, video games and more… He is also known for creating the first FPS (first person Soda drinking simulation) Soda Drinker Pro which has been featured on CNN, CNBC, Mashable, Game Informer, Kotaku, Wall Street Journal and hundreds of other media outlets and has is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of soda simulation enthusiasts worldwide.

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Top-Down Estimate of Black Carbon Emissions for City Clusters using Ground Observations: A case study in southern Jiangsu, China
Thursday, October 25
3:30PM TO 4:45PM
Harvard, 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

ZHAO Yu, Professor, School of the Environment, Nanjing University; Postdoctoral Fellow Alumnus and Collaborator, Harvard-China Project.
Abstract: Black carbon (BC) is an important component of atmospheric particulate matter and is emitted directly into the atmosphere from incomplete combustion associated with anthropogenic activities and biomass burning. BC has adverse effects on public health by absorbing harmful volatile organic compounds, and contributes to global warming by intercepting and absorbing sunlight. Due to lack of sufficient understanding of major emission sources, the impact of BC on regional climate has not been fully quantified by models. We combined a chemistry transport model (CTM), a multiple regression model and available ground observations, to derive top-down estimates of BC emissions and to reduce deviations between simulations and observations for a southern Jiangsu city cluster, a typical developed and polluted region in eastern China. The effects of number and spatial representativeness of observation sites on top-down estimate were further quantified. Sensitivity analysis proved the rationality of near linearity assumption between emissions and concentrations, and the impact of wet deposition on the multiple regression model was demonstrated to be moderate through data screening based on simulated wet deposition and satellite-derived precipitation.

Harvard-China Project Seminar 
https://chinaproject.harvard.edu/event/tbd

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

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Democracy in Hard Places Seminar: How to Think About Democratic Dissatisfaction and Populism in the West
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200N, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
SPEAKER(S)  Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	Info at ash.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Join Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University, for a discussion analyzing various explanations for growing dissatisfaction with liberal democracy and rising populism in the West. The talk will cover some of the main causes put forward by scholars and pundits, assess the evidence for these various causes, and suggest some ways the research agenda and our understandings of these crucial phenomena can move forward.
Tarek Masoud, Professor of Public Policy and Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, will moderate.

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Generation MBS: Understanding Social and Political Change in Saudi Arabia
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series and the CMES Middle East Forum
SPEAKER(S)  Kristin Smith Diwan, Senior resident scholar, Arab Gulf States Institute, Washington, DC
CONTACT INFO	elizabethflanagan at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Kristin Smith Diwan is a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. She works in both comparative politics and international relations and specializes in Arab and Islamist politics. Her current projects concern generational change, and the evolution of Islamism in the GCC. Her analyses and commentary on Gulf affairs have appeared in many publications, among them Geopolitics, Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post.
Diwan was previously an assistant professor at the American University School of International Service. She has held visiting scholar positions at both the George Washington University Institute for Middle East Studies and the Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.  From 2013-2014 she served as a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council Hariri Center for the Middle East where she published on youth movements and participated in the Strategic Dialogue for a New US-Gulf Partnership.

Diwan received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University, and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She completed her undergraduate degree at Baylor University in Texas, her home state.
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/generation-mbs-understanding-social-and-political-change-saudi-arabia

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How Bad Science Is Corrupting the Justice System
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 5 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Law, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Harvard Law School, ProPublica, New York Times Magazine
SPEAKER(S)  Nicole Cásarez, Board Director of the Houston Forensic Science Center
Pamela Colloff, Senior Reporter at ProPublica & Writer at Large for New York Times Magazine
Hon. Nancy Gertner, Harvard Law School Senior Lecturer & ret. federal district judge
Radha Natarajan, Executive Director of the New England Innocence Project
Katy Naples-Mitchell, Houston Institute Legal Fellow (moderator)
COST  free
DETAILS  Many forensic disciplines are used in courtrooms despite grave questions about their accuracy and reliability. Faulty forensic science is the second-most common contributing factor to wrongful convictions, found in nearly half of DNA exoneration cases — yet questionable practices like analyzing bloodstain patterns, hairs, bite marks and tire impressions remain fixtures of the American legal system.
Join ProPublica, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, and the New York Times Magazine for an event that will look at faulty forensic testimony in the courtroom, its devastating consequences and efforts around the country that show the potential for reform.
LINK  https://charleshamiltonhouston.org/events/bad-science/

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Sharing Economy: The New Norm in Doing Business
Thursday, October 25
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Church Park, 221 Massachusetts Avenue, Penthouse Lounge, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharing-economy-the-new-norm-in-doing-business-tickets-49959408937

You’re invited to join an engaging and interactive forum addressing the recent adoption of sharing economy services in the workplace. We’ve gathered representatives from top disruptor companies including WeWork and Zipcar to join our panel of experts and provide insight on how companies are utilizing the sharing economy for their day-to-day business needs, what they’ve done to adapt to this new norm, and how firms are maintaining accountability and compliance for travel and other expenses.

Before the panel, mingle and network with colleagues, industry veterans and other business warriors over cocktails and light bites.
Leading the panel will be Katie Greenman, founder of HumanSide, a value-driven leadership development firm headquartered in Boston, MA.

What you’ll learn:
1. How leading sharing economy innovators see their industry evolving to meet corporate needs now and in the future
2. Why companies have embraced sharing economy services as accepted providers
3. Tips on working with sharing economy resources

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43rd Annual Garland Lecture:  Why is US Healthcare Spending so High, and What Can We Do About it?
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Ampitheater/ Armenise Building, Longwood Avenue, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Boston Medical Library
SPEAKER(S)  Ashish Jha, M.D., M.P.H.
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/43rd-garland-lecture-tickets-48283811179
TICKET INFO  Free
CONTACT INFO	Tara Pealer at 617-432-4807 or
BostonMedLibr at gmail.com
DETAILS  Americans spend nearly twice as much on healthcare as any other industrialized nation. In this year’s Garland Lecture, Dr. Jha will present new data on health system spending and performance across high income countries. These data will both challenge some common myths and point a way forward towards solutions that might help bend the cost curve.

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Green Building Showcase 2018
Thursday, October 25
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Integrated Sciences Complex at UMASS Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-building-showcase-2018-tickets-49748158080
Cost:  $85 – $139.99

Your Community. Your Projects. Your Showcase.

The USGBC MA community works hard to advance sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment. Once a year, we gather to celebrate industry success and innovation at USGBC MA’s Green Building Showcase (GBS ‘18).
At GBS ‘18, community members celebrate the best efforts, designs, and products in the Commonwealth. Join us for a night of project boards, short presentations, discussions, and awards. This year’s event has a projected attendance of 300 participants and 150 project boards.
Attendees include architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners, facility managers, building users, lenders, suppliers…everyone who plays a role in designing, operating and constructing the built environment. Join us in celebrating our community’s accomplishments over cocktails and appetizers.

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HOW TO TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Thursday, October 25
6-8 pm
Cambridge Public Library, Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl Street, Community Room, second floor, Cambridge

Cambridge Mothers Out Front Community Meeting and Presentation
How can we quickly convey accurate information about climate change in a way that informs others and inspires them to take action? 

At our next Community Meeting, Cambridge Mothers Out Front member Hannah Pickard will be sharing her expertise in this area—to help us all become more effective communicators and motivators around climate change.

Hannah is education programs supervisor at the New England Aquarium and network manager of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI). She will be presenting elements of an approach developed by NNOCCI called Strategic Framing for Climate Change Communicators. This approach uses easy-to-understand images about the effects of climate change and has proven to increase audiences’ understanding, to promote hope, and to motivate listeners to join in taking action in their communities.

Whether we’re speaking to family members, community members or legislators and other decision makers, we can all take away some tools from this approach to effective communication around climate change.

This event is free of charge and wheelchair accessible. 

Please join us!

http://ma.mothersoutfront.org/cambridge

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Chelsea: Water and Land a Human Right not a commodity
Thursday, October 25
6:00-8:00 PM
Greenroots, 227 Marginal Street, Chelsea 

Speakers:
Maureo Fernandez y Mora--Clean Water Action
Jovana Garcia Soto--Grassroots International
Alejandra Rodriguez--CISPES

for more info: boston at cispes.org

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Are Animals Intelligent?
Thursday, October 25
6:30pm 
MIT Building 3-270, 33 Massachusetts Avenue (rear), Cambridge

A lecture by Prof. Marie George (St. John's University) 
Marie George has been a member of the Philosophy Department since 1988.  Professor George is an Aristotelian-Thomist whose interests lie primarily in the areas of philosophy of nature and philosophy of science.  She has received several awards from the John Templeton foundation for her work in science and religion, and in 2007 she received a grant from the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) for an interdisciplinary project entitled:  “The Evolution of Sympathy and Morality.”  Professor George has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and two books:  Christianity and Extraterrestrials? A Catholic Perspective(2005) and Stewardship of Creation (2009).  She is currently working on Aquinas’s “Fifth Way,” and also on a variety of questions concerning living things (self-motion, consciousness, evolution, etc.).  Professor George is a member of ten philosophical societies, including the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, and the Society for Aristotelian Studies. 

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Frederick Law Olmsted Lecture: “New Parks”
Thursday, October 25
6:30PM TO 8:00PM
Harvard, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, GSD, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

This lecture is summary of thirty years of park-making by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates with a concentration on Teardrop Park, Lower Don River, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the 2018 winning entry for Detroit’s West Riverfront Park.

Michael Van Valkenburgh is the founder of the landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, with offices in Brooklyn, New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The firm works at all scales, from large urban green spaces like Brooklyn Bridge Park to intimate gardens like the Monk’s Garden at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Other recent projects include Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, The Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, A Gathering Place for Tulsa, and master planning and design for a new neighborhood at the mouth of Toronto’s Lower Don River.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and a Master of Fine Arts in Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Currently the Charles Eliot Professor Emeritus in Practice of Landscape Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Michael is a registered landscape architect in more than 25 states.

Contact Name:  events at gsd.harvard.edu
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/michael-van-valkenburgh/

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Implementing the Science of Learning 
Thursday, October 25
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Naco Taco, 297 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Learning-Sciences-Meetup/events/255298595/

There's a lot that we know about the science of learning that's essentially inaccessible to those who deliver learning at the pK-12, higher ed, and workplace levels. What can be done to improve this implementation?

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Peace Making By All Means
Thursday, October 25
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Plimpton Room (Barker 133), Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peace-making-by-all-means-tickets-50538666512

Inspired by a family tragedy in his childhood, Saliya learned that peace was something you cannot compromise. Throughout a professional career of two decades as a marketing practitioner, he found numerous ways to use art, sports and education to connect people. In his early years, having lived through a youth-driven insurrection, and a separate devastating war in Sri Lanka, he began a lifelong study on the role of the humanities to humanity. Saliya recalls his experience working with political and business leaders, brands and the public to reveal the importance of the humanities studies in making the world a better place.

Saliya Weerakoon, a senior corporate executive, angel investor and an educator with over 23 years of professional experience, is currently pursuing post-graduate studies in public leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. He is a passionate advocate of youth empowerment and equal opportunity in education. Saliya has experience in the Asia Pacific and Middle-Eastern regions with iconic organizations and continues to advise policymakers in strategic communications.

A 45 minute presentation will be followed by an in-depth discussion. Free and open to the public.

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BosLab Open House for Global Community BioSummit
Thursday, October 25
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
BosLab, 339R Summer Street, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/BosLab/events/254189628/

Join us for a special open house social!

Meet with the BosLab members and citizen scientists at our lab space to socialize!

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How to Be Less Stupid About Race:  On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide
Thursday, October 25
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer CRYSTAL M. FLEMING for a discussion of her new book, How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide. She will be joined in conversation by bestselling author ROBIN DIANGELO, author of White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.

About How to Be Less Stupid About Race
How to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Centuries after our nation was founded on genocide, settler colonialism, and slavery, many Americans are kinda-sorta-maybe waking up to the reality that our racial politics are (still) garbage. But in the midst of this reckoning, widespread denial and misunderstandings about race persist, even as white supremacy and racial injustice are more visible than ever before.

Combining no-holds-barred social critique, humorous personal anecdotes, and analysis of the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on systemic racism, sociologist Crystal M. Fleming provides a fresh, accessible, and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our "national conversation about race." Drawing upon critical race theory, as well as her own experiences as a queer black millennial college professor and researcher, Fleming unveils how systemic racism exposes us all to racial ignorance—and provides a roadmap for transforming our knowledge into concrete social change. 

Searing, sobering, and urgently needed, How to Be Less Stupid About Race is a truth bomb and call to action for everyone who wants to challenge white supremacy and intersectional oppression. If you like Issa Rae, Justin Simien, Angela Davis, and Morgan Jerkins, then this deeply relevant, bold, and incisive book is for you.

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The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End
Thursday October 25
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

Gary M. Pomerantz in conversation with Charlie Pierce 
THE LAST PASS situates the Celtics dynasty against the full dramatic canvas of American life in the 50s and 60s. It is an enthralling portrait of the heart of this legendary team that throws open a window onto the wider world at a time of wrenching social change. Ultimately it is a book about the legacy of a life: what matters to us in the end, long after the arena lights have been turned off and we are alone with our memories.

Gary M. Pomerantz, historian, journalist and Stanford University lecturer, is the author of six nonfiction books on topics ranging from history to sports to civil rights. His first, Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, on Atlanta’s racial conscience, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He also authored WILT, 1962, about Wilt Chamberlain’s legendary 100-point game (a New York Times Editors’ List selection), Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds, about an aviation crash, and The Devil’s Tickets about a Jazz Age murder and trial. His most recent book, Their Life’s Work, a narrative about the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, explores football’s gifts and costs. For the past twelve years, he has taught reporting and writing at Stanford’s Graduate Program in Journalism.

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The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change
Thursday, October 25
7:00pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Ellen Ruppel Shell
Since 1973, our productivity has grown almost six times faster than our wages. Most of us rank so far below the top earners in the country that the "winners" might as well inhabit another planet. But work is about much more than earning a living. Work gives us our identity, and a sense of purpose and place in this world. And yet, work as we know it is under siege.

Through exhaustive reporting and keen analysis, The Job reveals the startling truths and unveils the pervasive myths that have colored our thinking on one of the most urgent issues of our day: how to build good work in a globalized and digitalized world where middle class jobs seem to be slipping away. Traveling from deep in Appalachia to the heart of the Midwestern rust belt, from a struggling custom clothing maker in Massachusetts to a thriving co-working center in Minnesota, she marshals evidence from a wide range of disciplines to show how our educational system, our politics, and our very sense of self have been held captive to and distorted by outdated notions of what it means to get and keep a good job. We read stories of sausage makers, firefighters, zookeepers, hospital cleaners; we hear from economists, computer scientists, psychologists, and historians. The book's four sections take us from the challenges we face in scoring a good job today to work's infinite possibilities in the future. Work, in all its richness, complexity, rewards and pain, is essential for people to flourish. Ellen Ruppel Shell paints a compelling portrait of where we stand today, and points to a promising and hopeful way forward.

Ellen Ruppel Shell, a correspondent for The Atlantic, co-directs the Graduate Program in Science Journalism at Boston University. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, The Smithsonian, Slate, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, O, Scientific American, and Science Magazine. She is the author of Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture, The Hungry Gene, and A Child's Place. She lives in the Boston metropolitan area.

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Innovative, Local Approaches to Addressing Homelessness
Thursday, October 25
7:30 PM – 9 PM
Cambridge Public Library, Community Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Join the Harvard Urban Planning Organization for a community panel discussion on local initiatives that address homelessness.
All are welcome. Doors open at 7pm.

Panelists:
James Shearer (Co-Founder of Spare Change News and Board President of the Homeless Empowerment Project)
Hannah Lodi (Directer of Leased Housing for the Cambridge Housing Authority)
Elisa Bresnahan (Federal Grants Program Coordinator for Department of Housing and Community Development, MA)
Liz Mengers (Homeless Services Continuum of Care Planner, City of Cambridge)
Director at Y2Y (Panelist TBD)

Moderated by Jennifer Mollinksy: Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/407783243087484/

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Friday, October 26
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EBC Climate Change Program: The Case for Putting a Price on Carbon
Friday, October 26
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
WilmerHale 60 State Street Boston
RSVP at http://ebcne.org/event/ebc-climate-change-program-the-case-for-putting-a-price-on-carbon/
Cost:  $50 - $185

Carbon pricing mechanisms have been implemented in 45 countries and more than 25 subnational jurisdictions, but these schemes presently account for only 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Pressure to meet the targets set forth in the Paris Agreement has reignited interest in exploring emissions trading systems, carbon taxation, or carbon fee and dividend mechanisms at the State and Federal levels.

This EBC Climate Change program will cover the economic principles and policy design fundamentals that inform effective carbon pricing schemes, provide an industry perspective on such regulation, and comment on the effectiveness and transferability of a university-wide carbon charge system after a full year of implementation. Additionally, State Senator Mike Barrett will make remarks on carbon pricing and the bill he introduced to create a revenue-neutral carbon charge and rebate system for Massachusetts.

This program – bringing together academic, industry, and governmental experts – will be of interest to those actively working on carbon management as well as those interested in developing a better understanding of what is seen by many as an increasingly promising response to the impacts of climate change.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.0 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.
Program Co-Chairs:
David Billo, Office Manager, Sovereign Consulting
Joseph Famely, Senior Environment Scientist, Woods Hole Group
Speaker Agenda:
The Economic Case for a Carbon Tax
Gilbert Metcalf, John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, Professor of Economics, Tufts University
Understanding the Design Fundamentals of Carbon Pricing Instruments
Janet Milne, Director, Environmental Tax Policy Institute; Professor of Law, The Vermont Law School
The Yale Carbon Charge – Using the University as a Laboratory for Testing an Internal Carbon Fee / Dividend Program
Casey Pickett, Director of the Carbon Charge, Yale University
Industry Perspectives
Dan Dolan, President, New England Power Generators Association
Legislative Perspectives
Senator Michael J. Barrett, Massachusetts Senate
Following the Speaker Presentations will be a moderated Panel Discussion.
Program Details
Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  617-505-1818

Editorial Comment:  A price on carbon is a necessity if we are ever to have an honest economy which accounts for known externalities.  However, talking about carbon pricing is a half measure at best if we do not also talk about the subsidies for fossil foolishness which is on the order of $26 billion per year in the USA and about $100 billion globally.  Yes to an ecologically based price on carbon and yes on eliminating unnecessary subsidies for fossil fuels and fools.

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The Undiscovered
Friday, October 26
9:30am - 4:45pm
Radcliffe, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2018-undiscovered-symposium 

Many great discoveries in science are surprises.
To paraphrase Louis Pasteur, sometimes luck favors the prepared mind, as when Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin by noticing that mold growing accidentally in his lab seemed to kill bacteria. At other times, new instruments offer unanticipated revelations: Galileo trained his telescope on Jupiter and found it to have moons. And, occasionally, methodical experiments find exactly the opposite of what they sought to prove. Scientists intending to measure the deceleration of the Universe’s expansion, for example, found acceleration instead.
The 2018 Radcliffe Institute science symposium will focus on how scientists explore realities they cannot anticipate. Speakers from across the disciplines of modern science will present personal experiences and discuss how to train scientists, educators, and funders to foster the expertise and open-mindedness needed to reveal undiscovered aspects of the world around us.
Please register and join us.
Free and open to the public.
SCHEDULE
9:30 a.m.
WELCOME
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and professor of history, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University 
9:40 a.m.
OPENING REMARKS
Alyssa Goodman RI ’17, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Robert Wheeler Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
9:50 a.m.
MORNING KEYNOTE
Stuart Firestein, professor of biological sciences, Columbia University
10:40 a.m.
BREAK
11:00 a.m.
LIFE 
Joel Dudley, associate professor of genetics and genomic sciences, associate professor of population health science and policy, associate professor of medicine, and director of the Next Generation Healthcare Institute, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Robinson W. Fulweiler, associate professor in the Departments of Earth & Environment and of Biology and director of the Boston University Marine Program, Boston University
Discussant: Immaculata De Vivo, interim faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and professor of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
12:15 p.m.
LUNCH (BOXED LUNCHES PROVIDED) AND POSTER SESSION VIEWING
1:30 p.m. EARTH 
Discussant: Conevery Bolton Valencius RI ’17, professor of history, Boston College
2:15 p.m.
SPACE  Debra Fischer RI ’10, professor of astronomy, with joint appointment in Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University
Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor in astronomy and director of the Carl Sagan Institute, Cornell University
Discussant: David Charbonneau, professor of astronomy and Harvard College Professor, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
3:30 p.m.
BREAK
3:45 p.m.
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE Jill Tarter, chair emeritus for SETI Research, SETI Institute
4:35 p.m.
CLOSING REMARKS Alyssa Goodman
4:45 p.m.
Reception

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Ash Community Speaker Series - Get Out the Vote: the Harvard Votes Challenge and Mid-Term Elections
WHEN  Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, 124 Mount Auburn Street - Suite 200N Foyer, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	HKS Ash Center
SPEAKER(S)  Gwen Camp MC/MPA 2019 and Mike Miesen MPP 2019
DETAILS  The Ash Center invites you to our next community speaker series, where we will hear from Gwen Camp MC/MPA 2019 and Mike Miesen MPP 2019 as they discuss their work with the Harvard Votes Challenge and how students and community members can join get out the vote efforts in advance of this year's midterm elections. Teresa Acuña, Associate Director of Democratic Governance Programs at Ash, will moderate.
Lunch, as always, will be served.
The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students, faculty, fellows, and alumni whose research or other academic work is supported by the Ash Center. The series is a forum to discuss new ideas, innovative work, and ongoing projects that are related to the Ash Center's mission to make the world a better place by advancing excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion.
LINK	https://ash.harvard.edu/event/ash-community-speaker-series

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Enabling Next-Gen Water Treatment and Resource Recovery through Novel Online Sensing using Machine Learning
Friday, October 26 
12:00 PM
Tufts, Nelson Auditorium, Anderson 112, 200 College Avenue, Medford

Speaker: Amy Mueller. Northeastern

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Lunch & Learn Day Three:  Inspiring Green Design Locally & Globally
Friday, October 26
12 - 1 pm
10 St. James Street in the Atrium, Boston

Green roofs, living walls and urban agriculture bring nature back into our urban space.  Together they provide important benefits for cities as they develop for the future.  Be inspired by local and global designs.  Learn what’s new on the scene.

Scott Bishop, Northeastern University and Bishop Land Design, Landscape Architect
Joe Wahler, Stimson Studio, Senior Associate
Matt Noblett, Behnisch Architekten, Partner

In collaboration with Boston Society of Landscape Architects
This series is free of charge.  
We are also working with the BSLA to establish CEU's for landscape architects and architects.  
Chef Peppino of Da Vinci Ristorante is creating delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lunchboxes ($10) for the occasion to be pre-ordered at least 24 hours in advance.  The lunchboxes will be delivered to 10 St. James Street with each person's name on it, ready to be eaten during the Lunch & Learn session.
The first 20 to order lunchboxes for each session will be guaranteed a seat at the table!
Order your lunch at https://davinciboston.com/?page_id=7248

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Askwith Forums – Leading the Global Education Movement: Advancing Educational Opportunity Around the World
WHEN  Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Graduate School of Education, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
TYPE OF EVENT	Community Programming, Forum, Question & Answer Session
PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT	International Education Policy, Students and Alumni, Teacher Education Program
BUILDING/ROOM  Askwith Hall
CONTACT NAME  Roger Falcon
CONTACT EMAIL  askwith at gse.harvard.edu
CONTACT PHONE  617-384-9968
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION/DEPARTMENT	Harvard Graduate School of Education
REGISTRATION REQUIRED  No
ADMISSION FEE	This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED	No
FEATURED EVENT  Askwith Forums
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Special Events
DETAILS  ***Note the noon start time.***
Alumni speakers: 
Wilson Aiwuyor, Ed.M.'12, operations analyst, Global Partnership for Education 
Luis Garcia de Brigard, Ed.M.’07, founder and managing partner, Appian Education Ventures; former deputy minister of education, Colombia; GEII advisory board, HGSE 
Myra M. Khan, Ed.M.'15, international education consultant, The World Bank 
LeAnna Marr, Ed.M.’03, international education specialist and acting director, Morocco, USAID    
Moderator: Fernando Reimers, Ed.M.’84, Ed.D.’88, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education and director of the International Education Policy Program and of the
Global Education Innovation Initiative (GEII), HGSE
Several HGSE graduates, who have taken on leadership roles in educational governmental and non-governmental organizations, will discuss strategies, challenges, and lessons learned that have allowed them to significantly advance educational opportunity, inclusion, and equity around the world.

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Lunch & Learn Day Three:  Green Infrastructure Tool Kit and Policy Focus
Friday, October 26
1 - 2 pm
10 St. James Street in the Atrium, Boston

Green roofs and green infrastructure are the next “low-lying fruit” to provide simple yet elegant solutions for complicated matters such as climate change, urban heat island, and sea level rise.  What tool kit is needed?  What is Boston/Massachusetts doing about this issue and how can policy make a difference? 

Pallavi Mande, Charles River Watershed Association, Director of Blue Cities
Manuel Esquivel, Boston Policy and Development Agency, Senior Infrastructure and Energy Planning Fellow
Alisha Pegan, City of Boston, Climate Ready Boston Coordinator
Tina Soo Hoo, Arrowstreet, Senior Associate

In collaboration with Boston Society of Landscape Architects
This series is free of charge.  
We are also working with the BSLA to establish CEU's for landscape architects and architects.  
Chef Peppino of Da Vinci Ristorante is creating delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lunchboxes ($10) for the occasion to be pre-ordered at least 24 hours in advance.  The lunchboxes will be delivered to 10 St. James Street with each person's name on it, ready to be eaten during the Lunch & Learn session.
The first 20 to order lunchboxes for each session will be guaranteed a seat at the table!
Order your lunch at https://davinciboston.com/?page_id=7248

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Data Science for Game Development
Friday, October 26
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Harvard, Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Dean Wyatte, Lead Data Scientist at Activision
Abstract:  Online games are capable of generating vast amounts of data ranging from aggregate player behavior to low-level instrumentation from the game engine and back end services. Modern games are also designed from large amounts of data -- think textures, models, and photogrammetry; animation, physical systems, and motion capture. This talk will describe the role of data science in supporting these multiple stages of game development. Come learn about some of the specific challenges of making games at Activision and the data-driven solutions that the Activision team has built.
Refreshments will be served from 1-1:30pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speaker Bio:  Dean Wyatte is a Lead Data Scientist at Activision where he researches and develops and machine learning systems for online games, notably Call of Duty. He has previously worked in machine learning for cybersecurity applications and for mobile devices. He received his PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder where he studied biological neural networks for visual recognition and temporal sequence learning.

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Developmental origins of human aggression: A bio-psycho-social approach
Friday, October 26
1:30 – 2:30PM
Tufts, Robinson Hall, Room 253, 28 Professors Row,Medford

Prof. Richard Tremblay will deliver the 5th annual Khodadad Lecture on the Neurobiology of Aggression. Since the 1980s Prof. Tremblay has been conducting longitudinal and experimental studies on the cognitive, emotional, and social development of children, focusing on the development and prevention of antisocial and violent behavior.

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Doing Things with MOOCs: Utilization Strategies of Learners in Massively Open Online Courses
Friday, October 26
2:00PM TO 3:00PM
MIT, Building 3-133, 33 Massachusetts Avenue (Rear), Cambridge

Mitchell Stevens
MOOCs are frequently criticized as poor substitutes for “real” college courses. Prof. Mitchell Stevens will leverage a strategic sample of interviews with 60 adults who invested substantial time in at least one free-of-charge Stanford MOOC to depict the range of values people harvest from these learning opportunities. People use MOOCs to enhance their resumes, navigate career and life changes, keep abreast of subjects that matter to friends and loved ones, and expand their intellectual horizons.

Borrowing insights from literary theory and the sociology of culture, Prof  Stevens will argue that MOOC providers and learners are reflexively creating a new educational genre whose economic and civic utilities await adequate measurement.

Mitchell Stevens is Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Center for Advanced Research through Online Learning (carol.stanford.edu). He has written serially about the organization of U.S. higher education and the politics and ethics of educational measurement. His most recent book is Seeing the World: How US Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era (Princeton, 2018).

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2018 Hottel Lecture: Climate change and how we can shift to a sustainable future
Friday, October 26
3:00pm to 4:00pm
MIT, Building 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular & Cellular Physiology in the Medical School at Stanford University. He has published over 280 papers in atomic physics, polymer physics, biophysics, biology, biomedical imaging, nanoparticle materials synthesis, batteries, and other energy technologies.  He holds 10 patents, and has 11 more patent filings since 2015.

Dr. Chu was the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy from January 2009 until the end of April 2013. As the first scientist to hold a Cabinet position and the longest serving Energy Secretary, he recruited outstanding scientists and engineers into the Department of Energy. He began several initiatives including ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy), the Energy Innovation Hubs, the annual Clean Energy Ministerial meetings in 2009, was personally tasked by President Obama to assist BP in stopping the Deepwater Horizon oil leak.

Dr. Chu is the co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to laser cooling and atom trapping, and has received numerous other awards. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academia Sinica, and is a foreign member of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Korean Academy of Sciences and Technology, and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

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Creepy Crawling:  Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family
and Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee (33 1/3)
Friday, October 26
3:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes UMass Boston professors JEFFREY MELNICK and RACHEL LEE RUBIN for a discussion of 1969 culture and counterculture—featuring their new books, Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family and Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee (33 1/3).

About Creepy Crawling
"Creepy crawling" was the Manson Family's practice of secretly entering someone's home and, without harming anyone, leaving only a trace of evidence that they had been there, some reminder that the sanctity of the private home had been breached. Now, author Jeffrey Melnick reveals just how much the Family creepy crawled their way through Los Angeles in the sixties and then on through American social, political, and cultural life for close to fifty years, firmly lodging themselves in our minds.
Even now, it is almost impossible to discuss the sixties, teenage runaways, sexuality, drugs, music, California, and even the concept of family without referencing Manson and his "girls." Not just another history of Charles Manson, Creepy Crawling explores how the Family wasn't so much one of outsiders but emblematic of the Los Angeles counterculture freak scene, and how Manson worked to connect himself to the mainstream of the time.

Ever since they spent two nights killing seven residents of Los Angeles—what we now know as the "Tate-LaBianca murders”—the Manson family has rarely slipped from the American radar for long. From Emma Cline's The Girls to the recent TV show Aquarius, the family continues to find an audience. What is it about Charles Manson and his family that captivates us still? Author Jeffrey Melnick sets out to answer this question in this fascinating and compulsively readable cultural history of the Family and their influence from 1969 to the November 2017 death in prison of Charles Manson, himself, and beyond.

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Midterm Elections Preview: Blue Wave or Red Save?
WHEN  Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, 4 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  Taegan Goddard, Clare Malone, Asha Rangappa, Rick Wilson, Chris Riback (Moderator)
CONTACT INFO	IOP Forum Office 617-495-1380
DETAILS	
Taegan Goddard, Publisher, Political Wire
Clare Malone, Senior Political Writer, FiveThirtyEight; Panelist, FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast
Asha Rangappa, CNN Legal and National Security Analyst. Former FBI Agent, Senior Lecturer, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University
Rick Wilson, Republican Political Strategist; #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, “Everything Trump Touches Dies”
Chris Riback (Moderator)
Host, Chris Riback's Conversations
LINK  http://iop.harvard.edu/forum/midterm-elections-preview-blue-wave-or-red-save

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Clifford Johnson and Hillary Chute: The Dialogues
Friday, October 26
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
The MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clifford-johnson-and-hillary-chute-the-dialogues-tickets-50504702926

Join the MIT Press Bookstore in welcoming physicist Clifford V. Johnson to discuss his non-fiction graphic novel, The Dialogues. He will be in conversation with comics scholar Hillary Chute.

In this unique book, Johnson invites us to eavesdrop on a series of nine conversations—written and drawn by Johnson—about “the nature of the universe.” Conversations about science, he tells us, can and should be on our daily conversation menu, along with topics like politics, books, sports, or the latest prestige cable drama.

Clifford V. Johnson, Professor of Physics at the University of Southern California. He has been science advisor for several movies and television series, including Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and the National Geographic Channel’s Genius. He received the American Association of Physics Teachers 2018 Klopsteg Memorial Award for outstanding communication of the excitement of contemporary physics to the general public.
Hillary Chute's scholarship focuses on comics and graphic novels, contemporary fiction, gender and sexuality studies, and media studies, among other subjects. She is Distinguished Professor of English and Art & Design at Northeastern University. Her books include Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere and Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form. She is a comics and graphic novels columnist for The New York Times Book Review.

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Climapalooza
Friday, October 26
6 PM – 8 Pm
Herter Park Amphitheater, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Climable is hosting an outdoor fundraiser concert on Friday October 26th at Herter Park amphitheater! Bring your friends, family, and anyone else you know to take advantage of the New England fall weather while listening to some great jams. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Band line-up to be announced soon!

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Amnesty International Write4Rights 2018 Social Action Party
Friday, October 26
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Empress Room, Hyatt Regency, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amnesty-international-write4rights-2018-social-action-party-tickets-51375685057

Write For Rights is Amnesty International’s largest annual human rights campaign. People like you around the world write letters on behalf of people who need urgent help. Through the power of collective action, these letters convince government officials to free people unjustly imprisoned, stop torture and end other abuses. This year’s 11 cases are women human rights defenders under threat. 

Join us for this open-house in the Empress Room at the Hyatt Regency-Cambridge, which has amazing sky-line views of the city of Boston. Come and enjoy some light refreshments, social networking, and action! 

Write4Rights Works! "International support is the most powerful tool that women like me can get. Every single signature for the petition to get me free, made a difference. Now I'm free. I'm no fairy tale, I am a true story." -Teodora Vasquez, Write for Rights 2016

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Lab Rats:  How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us
Friday, October 26, 2018
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes writer and public speaker DAN LYONS—the New York Times bestselling author of Disrupted—for a discussion of his latest book, Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us.

About Lab Rats
Why do so many people hate their jobs? Lab Rats is a groundbreaking, examination of how the half-baked ideas of Silicon Valley and its "new oligarchs" have changed the way we work, damaged our brains, and left us poorer and insecure.

After publishing Disrupted, his bestselling memoir of his disastrous experience working for a young tech company, Dan Lyons watched, astonished, as hundreds of readers wrote to him with their own harrowing stories of discrimination on the job, fear-mongering managers, and companies denigrating employees in pursuit of quick profit. The problems he had identified in the start-up world, Lyons realized, are infecting virtually every kind of job in America—at a time when companies are giving more lip service than ever about happy employees. 

What happened to work? Who is responsible? And does any company have a model for doing it right? As Lyons ventured across America in pursuit of answers, he came to identify "Four Factors," a series of ideas that have broken the social contract that once existed between companies and their employees. These new, often dystopian notions about work have made millions subject to constant change, dehumanizing technologies, and even health risks. A few companies, however, get it right. With Lab Rats, Lyons makes a passionate plea for business leaders to understand this dangerous transformation and offers a way out.

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The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future 
Friday, October 26
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

Ryder Carroll 
The Bullet Journal Method is about much more than organizing your notes and to-do lists. It’s about what Carroll calls “intentional living”: weeding out distractions and focusing your time and energy in pursuit of what’s truly meaningful, in both your work and your personal life. It’s about spending more time with what you care about, by working on fewer things.

Ryder Carroll is a digital product designer and inventor of the Bullet Journal. He’s had the privilege of working with companies like Adidas, American Express, Cisco, IBM, Macy’s, and HP. He’s been featured by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Lifehacker, and Mashable.

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TEDxBeaconStreet  Salon @ WGBH
Friday, October 26
9 pm - Midnight
WGBH, Studios, 1 Guest Street, Boston
RSVP at https://tedxbeaconstreet.com/tedxbeaconstreet-salon-at-wgbh/#registration

Midnight Magic @ WGBH! Our unique late night TEDxBeaconStreet Salon at WGBH's beautiful Brighton Headquarters has a wide range of fascinating Speakers on topics ranging from molecular biology to Mozart with some NASA and news media mixed between!

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Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28
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Hacking for Freedom
Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28
9:00am to 11:00pm
MIT, R&D Commons 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://innovation.mit.edu/event/hacking-for-freedom/

The Freedom Lab, a laboratory for developing and testing innovative system-based counter human trafficking research, methods, cyber technologies, intelligence collection, and world altering ideas, will be co-hosting a hackathon with the MIT Innovation Initiative to stop human trafficking on October 27–28, 2018.

The Topic
Human Sex Trafficking Markets

The Problem
As human trafficking markets are estimated to be the third largest and fastest growing illicit market globally. Due to inherently hidden nature of these activities, measuring and tracking human trafficking market activity presents complex challenges and requires creative cross-disciplinary solutions.

The Challenge
Continuous tracking, measurement, and mapping of human sex trafficking markets.

The focus is on data analytics, using technology to understand the scope, prevalence, and complexity of sex trafficking systems in the US. Lack of accurate data and analytics is a major obstacle in assessing impact of policy, law enforcement initiatives and survivor services.

Technical solutions have the potential to be extraordinarily powerful given the increasingly extensive use of technology in this pattern of offending. However, the technical challenges are not trivial. At the same time, some of these groups are very low tech, which enables them to operate well below the radar. Challenges exist across nature, scope, prevalence and complexity.  Different people — victims, facilitators, and consumers — are involved in trafficking for different reasons and in very different ways. With high levels of complexity, all these factors must be considered in addressing this challenge.

The Prizes
1st Place in each track: $1,000
2nd Place in each track: $500

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Saturday, October 27
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Inclusion In STEM: Why Intersectional Feminism Matters in Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math
Saturday, October 27
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusion-in-stem-why-intersectional-feminism-matters-in-science-tech-engineering-and-math-tickets-49677670249
Cost:  $30

Systemic oppression has largely erased and excluded women of historically marginalized identities from contributing to STEM-related fields or from being recognized for their contributions. This erasure and exclusion has ramifications for the practice and culture of STEM-related fields today. This “Inclusion in STEM” event is intended to name this problem and also to frame a conversation around it in order to conceptualize active solutions.
The day will begin by interrogating the history and root causes of exclusion in STEM. Next, we will address the need for inclusive community and culture in science, recognizing the need for education around the current and historical structural forces that limit the success, retention, and recognition of women in STEM. We include an introduction to the concepts of intersectionality and structural racism, language for discussing how our many-faceted identities shape our experiences in STEM, and plans for taking action and remaining accountable. Ultimately, this workshop is intended to provide a framework for thinking about intersectional feminism in STEM.

To register for this event you must complete the registration form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSettObMkY-oO9Yhg7WkEpgP4kv6exlKCnToWf72oU7ij9CGdw/viewform
 and purchase a ticket via Eventbrite.

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Encuentro5 will be organizing an evening of music and politics celebrating Charlie Welch's birthday!
Saturday, October 27
6:30pm with dinner at 7pm
encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston

Join me in this event as part of the process of building Encuentro5 into an organization that will be around and in the struggle for our
future.  I have put time and energy into a number of organizations that have used E5 extensively.? It has been invaluable to the movement in Boston and we need to take steps to insure that it survives and thrives.
Charlie

With a history of activism grounded in early opposition to the U.S. war against the Vietnamese people, Charlie Welch is a powerful role model for young activists. His contributions to the causes of social movements and revolutions have been as plentiful as they have been strategic, providing the equipment and tools that movements need as they confront capital and empire. He pioneered Activist Massachusetts (act-ma) email list and continues to moderate/curate it twenty-two years later, all while involving a network of activists in its operation and reaching 1,000 of the state; s leading activists every day! Similarly, he has been the force behind TecsChange,  Technology for Social Change ever since its founding as a movement organization getting computers and related tech into the hands of worker and peasant revolutionaries in Africa, Latin America, and even East Timor,  all while keeping a steady eye to the needs of local activist organizations in our region?s working-class communities.

His involvement with encuentro5 predates its formal launch in 2006. Ever since, he has remained a steady, guiding presence, one of the secrets to its success as a movement-building space serving multitudes of activists and progressive causes.

Join us for the reception that starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. This event is open to the progressive community, no financial
contribution is necessary however attendees are encouraged to make a tax-deductible contribution and/or monthly pledge to encuentro5,  where Revolution Has an Address! because people like Charlie have stepped up and stepped forward!

Past e5 honorees include Avi Chomsky, Robin Jacks, Dorotea Manuela, Sergio Reyes, Paul Shannon, Aaron Tanaka, Angela Kelly, Banjineh Browne, Karen Schneiderman, and Lily Huang.

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/251566048751115/

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October Biohacking Event: Meditation and Mindfulness
Sunday, October 28
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Harvard, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/BiohackersBoston/events/254794757/

Biohackers! Ready for our October meetup?
Meeting new people who are equally health-minded? Oh yea!

Well come on over then. This month's topic is on MEDITATION and MINDFULNESS.
Have you ever tried meditation and just thought, that's not for me? That woo-woo nonsense is for the i-live-in-my-yoga-pants type of people? You don't have time for meditation? There's no science to backup that meditation is actually worthwhile?

Lucky for us, we have two experts who have dedicated their careers to this topic - Sara and Tara. Science meets practical application.

Sara W. Lazar, PhD is an researcher at Mass General and a professor in psychology at Harvard Medical School. The focus of her research is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and in healthy individuals. She has been practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation since 1994.

TED Talk >> https://nwcreations.com/ted-talk-thursday-meditation-can-reshape-brains-sara-lazar-tedxcambridge-2011/

Tara Healey is the founder and director of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Mind the Moment mindfulness program. In addition to holding an M.Ed. in Health Education and having over 20 years of experience in organizational development, Tara is a longtime practitioner of mindfulness meditation and an advocate for the personal and professional benefits associated with its practice. The comprehensive suite of mindfulness courses developed by Tara at Harvard Pilgrim have been conducted at over 150 organizations, reaching 10,000 individuals.

Mind the Moment >> https://www.harvardpilgrim.org/public/why-choose-us/mind-the-moment

Come meet like-minded people and try out some biohacking products!

We'll plan to do the following:
11-11:30am Meet, Greet, Enjoy some coffee - Bulletproof Coffee, Joovv Light, BellyArmor Blankets
11:30am-12:30pm Talk by Tara and Sara
12:30pm-1:00pm Q&A
1:00pm Lunch somewhere nearby

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Charles Murn: How Freedom from Deities Shapes Humanist Values
Sunday, October 28
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
India Pavilion, 17 Central Square, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/GreaterBostonHumanists/events/255024844/

Greater Boston Humanists will hold our first lunch and lecture of the Fall on a Sunday afternoon this time, with Cambridge's free street parking, and a special speaker from Washington DC. We'll gather Sunday, October 28, in Cambridge at the India Pavilion restaurant in Central Square, with a lunch buffet at 1:30 followed by special guest speaker Charles Murn, who will speak to us on “How Freedom From Deities Shapes Humanist Values.”

The historical arc of modern humanist philosophy shows that the earlier humanist philosophers’ background in religion gave them a unique perspective. For the segue into a full philosophy compatible with nontheism, agnosticism, secularism, and atheism, the key was their recognition and insistence that humanist values do not in any way depend on belief in one or more deities. That recognition freed them to explore the true origin of human values.

Their conclusions informed their selection of values, such as truth, democracy, and education, that make humanist philosophy such an excellent vehicle for societal advancement.

But by failing to root those values in something more than "experience," humanism has left itself open to criticism as only replacing gods with incorrigible human beings. This talk examines how the "human" in humanism in fact grounds humanist values, from human rights, freedom, and liberty, to equal opportunity, social justice, and economic equity, in the nature of human existence.

Charles Murn is “The Applied Humanist,” a humanist philosopher working as an independent scholar. He works as a legal writer and a lawyer. He edited and contributed essays to the book, The Best of The Humanist: Humanist Philosophy 1928 - 1973, published in April, 2018 by Humanist Press. He is former Editor of The Human Prospect: A Neohumanist Perspective. He has written a number of philosophical articles and reviews, and has written extensively on U.S. law. His web page is https:/appliedhumanist.com.

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5th Annual Theodore Parker Lecture--"Immigration Justice: Prophetic Witness in Dangerous Times"
Sunday, October 28
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Theodore Parker Unitarian Church, 1859 Centre Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-theodore-parker-lecture-immigration-justice-prophetic-witness-in-dangerous-times-tickets-50398034879

Each year, Theodore Parker Church invites a faith leader to address the connection between faith and social activism, in the spirit of our namesake, Rev. Theodore Parker. In the 2018 lecture, UU Minister Rev. Kathleen McTigue will offer a lecture entitled, "Immigration Justice: Prophetic Witness in Dangerous Times." Rev. McTigue directs the UU College of Social Justice at Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). She will reflect on the work of her program and her own accompaniment of detained migrants along the Mexico-U.S. border. A question and answer session and reception with the speaker will follow Rev. McTigue's remarks.

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Be the Change Community Action: City Sprouts
Sunday, October 28
3:00pm to 5:00pm 
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Join CitySprouts founder and Executive Director, Jane Hirschi, along with youth alumni from the CitySprouts school garden program to talk about their work in creating change in both their schools and local communities.

20% of sales from 3-5PM will be donated to CitySprouts.

Learn more about Be the Change at https://www.portersquarebooks.com/announcing-be-change
See all of our other Be the Change events at https://www.portersquarebooks.com/be-change

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Science, Democracy, and Climate Change
Sunday October 28
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston
RSVP at https://go.masshumanities.org/forum

This year's Mass Humanities forum will explore the role of the humanities in addressing what many consider the most urgent challenge facing the world today.

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Aging Brain
Sunday, October 28
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Please arrive between 4:45~5:15pm for a member to open the door for you)
MIT 5th floor Conference room, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Neuroscience-for-Society/events/254949401/

What is changing with age? What are the healthy practices and available technologies? Let’s find out.

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Monday, October 29
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PAOC Colloquium - Brian Arbic (University of Michigan)
Monday, October 29
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-915/923, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Brian Arbic (University of Michigan)

About this Series
The PAOC Colloquium is a weekly interdisciplinary seminar series that brings together the whole PAOC community. Seminar topics include all research concerning the physics, chemistry, and biology of the atmospheres, oceans and climate, but also talks about e.g. societal impacts of climatic processes. The seminars generally take place on Monday from 12-1pm. Lunch is provided to encourage students and post-docs to meet with the speaker. Besides the seminar and lunch, individual meetings with professors, post-docs, and students are arranged.

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How do rainforests and biomass burning aerosols affect rainy season onsets over tropical continents?
Monday, October 29
12:00PM
Harvard, Haller Hall (102), Geo Museum, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge
EPS Colloquium
https://eps.harvard.edu/event/department-colloquium-series-63

Rong Fu, UCLA 

Contact Name:  Summer Smith
summer_smith at fas.harvard.edu

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The Political Economy of Pricing Carbon in a 2°C World
Monday, October 29
12:00pm to 1:30pm 
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Joe Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Lunch will be served.

HKS Energy Policy Seminar
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/energyconsortium/seminars

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Criminals or Enemies? 21st Century Legal Systems: The International Criminal Court and Its Relation with the War on Terror
WHEN  Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Rubenstein 229 Carr Conference Room, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Humanities, Law
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
SPEAKER(S)  Luis Moreno-Ocampo was the first Prosecutor (June 2003- June 2012) of the new and permanent International Criminal Court.
TICKET WEB LINK  https://carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu/event/study-group-criminals-or-enemies-21st-century-legal-systems-international-criminal-court
TICKET INFO  Register
CONTACT INFO	Sarah Peck
DETAILS  On Oct. 29, 2018, Senior Fellow Luis Moreno Ocampo will run a Study Group open to students and faculty members interested in discussing the latest version of the Preface and the Introduction to his upcoming publication with Oxford University Press:  Criminals or Enemies? 21st Century legal systems: The International Criminal Court and its relation with the War on Terror
Registrants will receive the reading in advance.
LINK	https://carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu/event/study-group-criminals-or-enemies-21st-century-legal-systems-international-criminal-court

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Ecology and evolution of species range limits
Monday, October 29
12:10pm
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill, 1300 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Monica Geber, Professor, Cornell University

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

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Nurturing Indonesia: Medicine and Decolonisation in the Dutch East Indies
Monday, October 29
12:15PM TO 2:00PM
Harvard, CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Hans Pols (Sydney, History and Philosophy of Science)

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

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

Sandwich lunches are provided. Please RSVP to via the online form by Wednesday at 5PM the week before.

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

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

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Marcy Reed, National Grid
Monday, October 29
12:30 – 1:45 pm
Tufts, Mugar 200, 89-91 Curtis Street, Somerville

Marcy Reed is President of National Grid MA and Executive Vice President of U.S. Policy & Social Impact

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Architectural Robotics-Embodied Computation 
Monday, October 29
12:30pm to 2:00pm
MIT, Building 7-429, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Axel Kilian
When architecture becomes robotic, its autonomy means that the design process must extend beyond schematics, design development, and construction, and into the lifespan of the building, becoming a learning process in the context of its environment. Design is therefore not to be understood as an isolated process at the beginning of a sequence that entails fabrication and inhabitation, but rather treated as one continuous process, linking the design process with the process of use. The term “embodied computation” stands for the expansion of computation as an abstract, predominantly computational process into a hybrid physical-computational construct. Computation needs to break out of the limitations of simply describing the object and reach into the realm of lived-in architecture, thus enabling autonomous architectural robotics.

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Why DNA Has So Far Failed to Provide Clear Insights About Distinctively Human Traits
WHEN  Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wasserstein Hall 1019, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Health Sciences, Humanities, Lecture, Science, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Mind Brain Behavior
SPEAKER(S)  David Reich
COST  Free
DETAILS  The Genomic Revolution has always held promise in two areas: to provide insights into biological change over time, and to provide insights about population migrations and mixtures. But while ancient DNA studies over the last eight years have been a runaway success with regard to revealing human demographic history, they have so far revealed little in terms of clear insights about the nature of natural selection and the origin of distinctively modern human traits. In this talk I will discuss why we find ourselves in this situation, describe what we have already managed to learn, and make suggestions for how to move forward.
LINK	https://mbb.harvard.edu/event/mind-brain-behavior-distinguished-harvard-lecture

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Bringing in the Big Guns: How Voters Can Disarm America’s Gun Lobby
Monday, October 29 
5:30 Networking + 6:00 Talk 
Tufts, 50 Milk Street, 20th floor, Boston
RSVP at https://alumniandfriends.tufts.edu/attend-events-reunions/bringing-big-guns-how-voters-can-disarm-americas-gun-lobby

Gun control is one of the most divisive issues in America, and many are understandably pessimistic about achieving change. Enter two individuals with unique approaches to this issue: Steve Israel, former U.S. Congressman (D-NY3) and author of Big Guns, a biting satire of America’s gun lobby and the political system in which it operates; and Sarah Ullman, A10, filmmaker and co-founder of One Vote at a Time, a SuperPAC devoted to supporting progressive candidates committed to ending gun violence in their communities. Come hear from these two leading political figures whose perspectives on gun control—and the medium in which they voice those perspectives—are equally refreshing and inspiring.

Steve Israel served as a Congressman for 16 years before stepping down in 2017. He is a Writer-In-Residence at Long Island University, a novelist, and Visiting Fellow at Tisch College. Sarah Ullman’s grassroots SuperPAC, One Vote at a Time, worked with 10 out of the 15 Virginia Democrats who flipped state legislature seats from red to blue in a "blue wave" election in 2017, and will support another 250 progressive pro gun safety candidates for state legislatures in 2018. She is a Tufts alumnus, a successful film director and activist, and runs her own production company called Master Plan. 

Cosponsored by the Tufts Lawyers Association, the Tufts Social Impact Network, Tufts Alumni Boston and Tisch College. A short book signing will follow the talk.

More information at https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/bringing-in-the-big-guns

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Why 21st Century Children Need Nature 
Monday, October 29
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Cambridge-Ellis School, 80 Trowbridge Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-21st-century-children-need-nature-tickets-50073631580

Lecture with David Sobel
David Sobel, author of Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: The Handbook for Outdoor Learning, will talk about the new movement of nature-based early childhood education.

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Why Nations Fail: Venezuela
Monday, October 29
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
BU, College of Arts and Sciences, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, B18, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-nations-fail-venezuela-tickets-51561140760

"Why Nations Fail: Venezuela" is an upcoming talk by Dr. Angel Fernandez (Ph.D), coordinator and editor of the book "Salvemos Venezuela” (Let’s Save Venezuela), on the Venezuelan crisis. The conference will be hosted by LATAM, and will deal with the issues of economic mismanagement under the Chavez and Maduro administrations; the country’s history of institutional involution; the resulting poverty, hunger, misery, torture and violence; and the possible solutions for the current political, social, economic and humanitarian catastrophe in Venezuela. RSVP here! LIMITED amount of tickets; all free. 

The event will take place at Boston University on Monday October 29th from 6:30 until 8:00pm in CAS B18. (685 Commonwealth Avenue. Boston, MA)

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Writers Under Surveillance:  The FBI Files
Monday, October 29
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes editors JPAT BROWN, B. C. D. LIPTON, and MICHAEL MORISY for a discussion of Writers Under Surveillance: The FBI Files.
About Writers Under Surveillance

Writers are dangerous. They have ideas. The proclivity of writers for ideas drove the FBI to investigate many of them―to watch them, follow them, start files on them. Writers under Surveillance gathers some of these files, giving readers a surveillance-state perspective on writers including Hannah Arendt, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, Susan Sontag, and Hunter S. Thompson.

Obtained with Freedom of Information Act requests by MuckRock, a nonprofit dedicated to freeing American history from the locked filing cabinets of government agencies, the files on these authors are surprisingly wide-ranging; the investigations were as broad and varied as the authors' own works. James Baldwin, for example, was so openly antagonistic to the state's security apparatus that investigators followed his every move. Ray Bradbury, on the other hand, was likely unaware that the Bureau had any interest in his work. (Bradbury was a target because an informant warned that science fiction was a Soviet plot to weaken American resolve.) Ernest Hemingway, true to form, drunkenly called the FBI Nazis and sissies. The files have been edited for length and clarity, but beyond that everything in the book is pulled directly from investigatory files. Some investigations lasted for years, others just a few days. Some are thrilling narratives. Others never really go anywhere. Some are funny, others quite harrowing. Despite the federal government's periodic admission of past wrongdoing, investigations like these will probably continue to happen. Like all that seems best forgotten, the Bureau's investigation of writers should be remembered. We owe it to ourselves.

Writers include Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin, Ray Bradbury, Truman Capote, Tom Clancy, W. E. B. Du Bois, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, Aldous Huxley, Ken Kesey, Norman Mailer, Ayn Rand, Susan Sontag, Terry Southern, Hunter S. Thompson, and Gore Vidal.

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The Suffragists:  “The Young Are at the Gates”
Monday, October 29
7:00 pm
Radcliffe, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://radcliffe-nenmf.formstack.com/forms/2018_schlesinger_75th_anniversary_celebration

A Schlesinger Library 75th Anniversary Event

The Suffragists captures the power and passion of American women’s fight for the vote through song. Created by the acclaimed singer-songwriter Shaina Taub, the musical tells the story of the last decade of the struggle through the rivalry between Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul. Fighting opposition from elected officials and indifference—if not outright hostility—from the general public, suffragists were also driven by internal conflicts over strategy and priorities. Not willing to wait any longer, militant suffragists took to the streets to make their demands known. Taub’s musical gives voice to these women in ways that powerfully resonate in today’s political landscape.
The concert will be followed by a multidisciplinary panel discussion.
Please register and join us.
Free and open to the public. 
PERFORMANCE
Shaina Taub, composer and performer
Performers, TBA
PANELISTS:
Moderator: Jane Kamensky, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Rabia Belt, assistant professor of law, Stanford Law School
Corinne T. Field, 2018–2019 Mellon-Schlesinger Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and associate professor of women, gender & sexuality, University of Virginia
Carol Oja RI '17, William Powell Mason Professor of Music, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Susan Ware, Honorary Women's Suffrage Centennial Historian, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

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Tuesday, October 30
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EBC Energy Resources Program:  Efficiency as a Grid Resource
Tuesday, October 30
Registration: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Brown Rudnick LLP, One Financial Center, Boston
RSVP at http://ebcne.org/event/ebc-energy-resources-program-efficiency-as-a-grid-resource/
Cost:  $50 - $185

It has long been recognized that the nega-watt, energy no longer needed due to efficiency improvements, holds similar value to the mega-watt, energy produced to feed the need of the electric grid. Grid stability relies on the fact that energy produced must match the energy load at all times necessitating a complex, dynamic and expensive dance between energy production and use. More so than ever before, energy efficiency plays a central, lowest-cost, role as a grid resource.

With presentations from industry experts, this EBC program will dig into the details of this dynamic from the regulatory frameworks that value efficiency, to the impact on utility business models, to the newer technologies, like in-home batteries, home energy management systems, and demand-response programs that will enhance the grid-value of efficiency even further.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Co-Chairs:
Matthew Christie, Director – Energy Efficiency, TRC
Tom Rooney, Vice President, Programs, TRC
Speakers:
Noel Chambers, Consultant, Energy Efficiency, Eversource
Galen Nelson, Senior Director, Innovation and Industry Support, MassCEC
Erik Winkler, Principal, Winkler Energy Consulting, LLC
Additional Speakers to be announced. 
Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion.

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Mass ECAN Conference 2018
Tuesday, October 30
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Framingham State University, McCarthy Center Forum, 93 State Street, Framingham
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mass-ecan-conference-2018-tickets-49912903839
Cost:  $18.35

We look forward to seeing you at the second annual Mass ECAN Conference! 

This is a one-day conference to help shape adaptation action in Massachusetts.
Meet new colleagues and mingle with existing partners
Learn about others’ adaptation work in Massachusetts
Showcase your adaptation projects
Advance your adaptation practice

The day includes sessions on:
Expert Work Groups on Climate Communications, Coldwater Streams, Saltmarsh, and Mainstreaming Nature Based Solutions
State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan
Municipal Climate Adaptation
Monitoring & Evaluation
Regional Organizations Leading Climate Adaptation
Exploring next steps for Mass ECAN
Networking Reception
Check back here for additional conference details and the final agenda.

Space is limited, so please register early. 

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German Lopez
Tuesday, October 30
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Harvard, Wexner Building, Room 434AB, Wexner Conference Room, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

German Lopez has written for Vox since it launched in 2014, with a focus on criminal justice, guns, and drugs. Previously, he worked at CityBeat, a local newspaper in Cincinnati, covering politics and policy at the local and state level.

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Custodians of the Internet:  PLATFORMS, CONTENT MODERATION, AND THE HIDDEN DECISIONS THAT SHAPE SOCIAL MEDIA ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE OF AI
Tuesday, October 30
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (room 2036, second floor), 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8FSnTKMTnaoEJRhAJ9q_juLyzqQFhIyV4CIXYVEvsYtEw1A/viewform

Tarleton Gillespie
Event will be live webcast and recorded at 12:00 pm on day of event.
Social media platforms face an irreconcilable contradiction: while platforms promise an open space for participation and community, every one of them imposes rules of some kind. In his book, Tarleton Gillespie discusses how social media platforms police what we post online – and the societal impact of these decisions. In this talk he will flip the story, to argue that content moderation is not ancillary to what platforms do, it is essential, definitional, constitutional. And given that, the very fact of moderation should change how we understand what platforms are.

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Rethinking the "American Century" through the Prism of Modern Japan
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS Knafel Building, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
SPEAKER(S)  Frederick Dickinson, Professor of Japanese History, University of Pennsylvania
Moderated by Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK	https://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/calendar/upcoming

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Human-Centered Autonomous Vehicles
Tuesday, October 30
1pm - 2pm 
MIT, Building 32G-449, Kiva Seminar Room, Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Lex Fridman, MIT
Abstract:  I will present a human-centered paradigm for building autonomous vehicle systems, contrasting it with how the problem is currently formulated and approached in academia and industry. The talk will include discussion and video demonstration of new work on driver state sensing, voice-based transfer of control, annotation of large-scale naturalistic driving data, and the challenges of building and testing a human-centered autonomous vehicle at MIT.

Bio:  Lex Fridman is a research scientist at MIT, working on deep learning approaches to perception, control, and planning in the context of semi-autonomous vehicles and more generally human-centered artificial intelligence systems. His work focuses on learning-based methods that leverage large-scale, real-world data. Lex received his BS, MS, and PhD from Drexel University where he worked on applications of machine learning, computer vision, and decision fusion techniques in a number of fields including robotics, active authentication, and activity recognition. Before joining MIT, Lex was at Google leading deep learning efforts for large-scale behavior-based authentication. Lex is a recipient of a CHI-17 best paper award and a CHI-18 best paper honorable mention award.

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Why White Liberals Fail: Southern Politicians and Race, 1933-2018
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, Hutchins Center, 104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
SPEAKER(S)  Tony Badger, Professor in American History at Northumbria University
COST	  ree
DETAILS	
Why White Liberals Fail: Southern Politicians and Race, 1933-2018
Tuesday, 4 p.m.: 'New Deal: The Economic Solution'
Location: Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, Hutchins Center, 104 Mount Auburn St., 3R, Cambridge
Wednesday, 4 p.m.: 'Brown: Silent Acquiescence'
Location: Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St., Cambridge
Thursday, 4 p.m.: 'Voting Rights and After: Long-term Conservative Hegemony'
Location: Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, Hutchins Center, 104 Mount Auburn St., 3R, Cambridge
Tony Badger is Professor in American History at Northumbria University. From 1992-2014 he was Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University and Master of Clare College 2003-2014.

A leading historian of the New Deal, his books include "Prosperity Road: The New Deal, Tobacco, and North Carolina" (Chapel Hill, 1980), "The New Deal: The Depression Years 1933-1940" (London and New York, 1990) and "FDR The First Hundred Days" (Hill and Wang: New York, 2008). The latter was described by then British Prime Minister Gordon Brown as “a classic example of how a work of history can illuminate the issues we’re dealing with today”. As a historian of the post-1933 South, Badger collected many of his essays in "New Deal/New South: The Anthony J Badger Reader" (University of Arkansas Press: Fayetteville, 2007). He has just completed a biography of Albert Gore Sr. which is to be published by Penn in November.

From 2009 to 2016, Badger was chair of the Kennedy Memorial Trust. Since 2011 he has been the independent reviewer for the British Foreign Office monitoring the release of documents whose existence the Foreign Office had previously denied. In 2017, he was elected president of the Historical Association for a three-year term.
LINK	https://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/event/tony-badger-nathan-i-huggins-lecture-series-1-3?delta=0

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Film Screening | Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart
Tuesday, October 30
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Northeastern, ISEC Auditorium, 805 Columbus Avenue, Boston

Please join us for a screening of Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, a documentary directed by Tracy Heather Strain, Northeastern Professor of Media and Screen Studies and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with the film’s director and Margaret A. Burnham, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project and Nicole N. Aljoe, Director of African American Studies & Associate Professor of English.

4:00 – 6:00 PM Film Screening 
6:00 – 7:00 PM Panel Discussion

About the film: On March 11, 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway and changed the face of American theater forever. As the first-ever black woman to author a play performed on Broadway, she did not shy away from richly drawn characters and unprecedented subject matter. The play attracted record crowds and earned the coveted top prize from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle. While the play is seen as a groundbreaking work of art, the story of Hansberry’s life is far less known.

Part of PBS’s American Masters series, the new documentary Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes, Feeling Heart is the first in-depth presentation of Hansberry’s complex life, using her personal papers and archives, including home movies and rare photos, as source material. The film explores the influences that shaped Hansberry’s childhood, art, and activism. Filmmaker and Peabody Award-winner Tracy Heather Strain (Unnatural Causes, I’ll Make Me a World, American Experience: Building the Alaska Highway) crafts the story of one woman who believed, like many of her generation, that words could change society. Family, friends, and colleagues, including Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, her sister Mamie Hansberry, Lloyd Richards, Amiri Baraka, and Louis Gossett Jr., share their personal memories of Hansberry, offering an intimate look at a woman who was, as Poitier says in the film, “reaching into the essence of who we were, who we are, and where we came from.” 

This evening is co-presented by the Northeastern’s African & African American Studies Program; Department of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Center for the Arts; John D. O’Bryant African American Institute and Northeastern School of Law. 

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Starr Forum: Pachinko
Tuesday, October 30
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building 10-250, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

A book talk with Min Jin Lee
Pachinko, a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award in Fiction, “chronicles four generations of an ethnic Korean family, first in Japanese-occupied Korea in the early 20th century, then in Japan itself from the years before World War II to the late 1980s”—New York Times. 

The room has a maximum occupancy of 425 people, once we reach capacity attendees will be directed to an overflow room where they can watch the professional live-stream of the event.  The event is general admission, first-come first-serve with no reserved seating and your Eventbrite ticket does not guarantee you a seat.  Everyone is welcome to come back to the event space after the talk for the book signing with Min Jin Lee.

About the speakers:
Min Jin Lee, a novelist, is a 2018-2019 recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She has received the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Fiction; the Peden Prize from The Missouri Review for Best Story; The Narrative Prize for New and Emerging Writer; and, while at Yale, the Henry Wright Prize for Nonfiction and the James Ashmun Veech Prize for Fiction.

Amy Carleton, joins the talk as a discussant. She holds a PhD in English literature and is a lecturer in MIT's Comparative Media Studies division. Her writing has appeared in various publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and New York Magazine. She is an active contributor to WBUR’s Cognoscenti, including a recent piece: How fiction makes real the suffering of immigrants, in which she explores the impact of Pachinko.

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Slow Money Boston Fall Entrepreneur Showcase
Tuesday, October 30
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center), 1 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Boston-Slow-Money/events/254412824/
Price: $25.00 /per person

Koin us on Tuesday, October 30th for the Slow Money Boston Entrepreneur Showcase at the CIC, Cambridge. We will provide a light supper, wine, beer, and water.

We will be bringing together investors, sustainable food entrepreneurs and leaders working together to rebuild our local food system. Learn about investment opportunities and how you can participate in rebuilding local economies based on the principles of soil fertility, sense of place, care of the commons and economic, cultural and biological diversity.

The Entrepreneur Showcase offers all the advantages of a traditional venture fair and many more. Because of the shared vision that brings us all together, it is an unparalleled opportunity for you to build relationships with investors and entrepreneurs from all over the region. Even if you are not an investor or presenting entrepreneur, we welcome and encourage your participation in the event!

For Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurs operating at all stages of business development, from start-­up to expansion, are welcome and encouraged to apply. Selected entrepreneurs will get the chance to tell their story to interested investors, engage in discussion with Showcase attendees, distribute collateral and promote themselves via event marketing. Applications due October 12th. Follow this link to apply: https://goo.gl/forms/kbqBbY8Y4E9gJCU02

For investors: The Entrepreneur Showcase will provide access to sustainable food and farming businesses at different stages of development from start-up to expansion of existing businesses. The businesses and initiatives are also seeking different levels of financing — from small loans to major capital, as well as donations. Slow Money Boston encourages investors of all resource levels to attend including institutional, individual, accredited, and unaccredited investors.

Thank you to our sponsors!
Generate Democracy LLC
LEAF Fund
CIC

This showcase event is not an offer to sell securities or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

For questions, email info at slowmoneyboston.org

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BostInno's State of Innovation: Autonomous Vehicles 
Tuesday, October 30
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Analog Garage, 125 Summer Street, Floor 21, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bostinnos-state-of-innovation-autonomous-vehicles-tickets-50128642118
Cost:  $25 – $45

Few tech innovations have the futuristic vibe of autonomous vehicles—remarkably complex cars combining radar, lidar, GPS and vision to revolutionize transportation. As a global talent hub, Boston is on the frontline in the autonomous vehicle space, with two local startups (nuTonomy and Optimus Ride) testing this visionary technology in the city’s very own Waterfront and Southie.

Before you hop on your very first driverless trip, stop by BostInno’s SOI event to learn more about the tech you’ve seen only in movies. From potential safety concerns to their impact on the sharing economy, from a look to a brand-new legal framework to the moves of Tesla and Google in the space, our panel of experts will take you for a ride you'll never forget.
Plus, mix and mingle with local innovators over food and drink

Sanjay Aggarwal, Partner at F-Prime Capital
Chris Jacobs, VP of Autonomous Transportation and Safety at Analog Garage
Anita Kim, Technology Policy Analyst at Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Eryk Nice, VP of Autonomous Systems at nuTonomy

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Distinguished Speaker Series: Bill McKibben
Tuesday, October 30
6:15 PM
Tufts, ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Center, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford
RSVP at https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/bill-mckibben

Join Tisch College for an engaging conversation with author, activist, and environmentalist Bill McKibben. Currently serving as the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, McKibben is the founder of 350.org, the first global grassroots climate change movement, which has organized 20,000 rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. A prolific author, McKibben’s seminal 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as one of the first written for a general audience on the realities of climate change. McKibben has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work—including being named to Foreign Policy’s inaugural list of 100 most important global thinkers and the Boston Globe citing him as “probably America’s most important environmentalist.”

Cosponsored by the Tufts Office of Sustainability, the Environmental Studies Program, the Tufts Institute for the Environment, the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, and the Fletcher School’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy. Follow the conversation live at #McKibbenAtTufts

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High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row 
Tuesday, October 30
7:00pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Damien Echols discusses his new book with David Stoupakis.
At age 18, Damien Echols was sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit. "I spent my years in prison training to be a true magician," he writes. "I used magick--the practice of reshaping reality through our intention and will--to stave off incredible pain, despair, and isolation. But the most amazing feat of all that practice and study was to manifest my freedom." With High Magick, this bestselling author shares his first teaching book on the powerful spiritual techniques that helped him survive and transcend his ordeal on death row.

What is High Magick? Most people either think of magic as stage illusions or an occult practice involving dark rituals. "Magick is an incredibly deep, meaningful, spiritual tradition that equals the Eastern practices of Buddhism and Taoism in beauty," says Echols. "It's an ancient discipline that lets you literally change reality by working with the divine energies of creation." Join this extraordinary teacher as he shares key meditations, insights, and step-by-step instruction to awaken the power of magick in your own life.

Damien Echols is the author of The New York Times bestseller Life After Death, and coauthor of Yours for Eternity with his wife, Lorri Davis. The story of his wrongful murder conviction has been the subject of the documentaries Paradise Lost and West of Memphis. He and Lorri live in Harlem.

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First Annual Meeting for Magazine Beach Partners
Tuesday, October 30
7pm
LBJ apartments, 150 Erie Street, Cambridge

Please join us for our first MBP annual meeting Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7pm at LBJ apartments (150 Erie St.). Look for our first-ever annual report that day at 
magazinebeach.org. At the meeting, we’ll share our plans for the park, as well as our progress, programs, and finances. You’ll also learn about the many entities, organizations, and individuals who have made critical park improvements possible. See you there!

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Wednesday, October 31
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The Internet We Want:  How Do We Turn the "Techlash" into a Political Movement?
Wednesday, October 31 
12:00 pm-1:00 pm 
MIT, Building 66-168, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge

Ben Tarnoff is a tech worker, Guardian columnist, and founding editor of Logic magazine. Moira Weigel is the author of Labor of Love and co-founder of Logic magazine. 

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Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World's Sole Superpower
Wednesday, October 31
12:00-1:30pm
MIT, Building E40-496, Pye Room, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Michael Beckley, Tufts University
In his new book, Michael Beckley shows that the United States has unique advantages over other nations that, if used wisely, will allow it to remain the world's sole superpower throughout this century.

Bio:  Michael Beckley is an assistant professor of political science at Tufts University and an associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

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Back from the Brink: A Call to Prevent Nuclear War (Gonson Lecture)
Wednesday, October 31
1-2pm 
Wednesday, October 31,
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-from-the-brink-a-call-to-prevent-nuclear-war-gonson-lecture-tickets-47516753890
Cost:  $5

Matt Bivens, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician; Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility
There are 15,000 nuclear weapons around the world. An armed conflict that used even 100 nuclear weapons could crash civilization and kill hundreds of millions. Experts say we are closer to accidental or intentional nuclear war than at any time since the 1950s – and yet, at the same time, also closer than ever to an international ban to dismantle all of these immoral weapons. Come hear about the race for human survival, and what citizens can do to help.

This talk is part of the Gonson Daytime Lecture Series at Cambridge Center for Adult Education. To view the full series lineup, go to ccae.org/gonsonlectures 

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Toward sustainable seafood: The limits and possibilities of aquaculture certification 
Wednesday, October 31
2:30pm to 3:30pm
MIT, Building 66-360, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge

Join visiting scholar Md. Saidul Islam from Nanyang Technological University Singapore for the first event in his guest lecture series. Save the date to learn about the sustainable seafood, the “blue revolution” and it’s numerous environmental and social implications.

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Are Residential Electricity Prices Too High, Too Low, or Both?
Wednesday, October 31
4:15PM TO 5:30PM
Harvard, Littauer 382, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Severin Borenstein, University of California, Berkeley, and James Bushnell, University of California, Davis.

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
https://canvas.harvard.edu/courses/44157

casey_billings at hks.harvard.edu

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Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood
Wednesday, October 31
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

Joshua Keating in conversation with Thomas Stackpole 
What is a country? While certain basic criteria—borders, a government, and recognition from other countries—seem obvious, journalist Joshua Keating’s book explores exceptions to these rules, including self-proclaimed countries such as Abkhazia, Kurdistan, and Somaliland, a Mohawk reservation straddling the U.S.-Canada border, and an island nation whose very existence is threatened by climate change. Through stories about these would-be countries’ efforts at self-determination, as well as their respective challenges, Keating shows that there is no universal legal authority determining what a country is. He argues that although our current world map appears fairly static, economic, cultural, and environmental forces in the places he describes may spark change. Keating ably ties history to incisive and sympathetic observations drawn from his travels and personal interviews with residents, political leaders, and scholars in each of these “invisible countries.”

Joshua Keating is a foreign policy analyst, staff writer, and editor at Slate. Previously he was an editor at Foreign Policy.

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Thursday, November 1
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How to Have Fun and Make a Difference in Environmental Protection
Thursday, November 1
12:00-1:00pm
Tufts, Multi-purpose Room, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford

Arleen O’Donnell, Vice President, Eastern Research Group
Eastern Research Group Vice President, Arleen O’Donnell, will discuss the evolution of water resources management in Massachusetts, based on her experience shaping water policy in this state, and her current work in California where climate extremes are forcing innovative water resources management practices to better plan for and adapt to those extremes. She will talk about her work with the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, which is conducting groundbreaking research on atmospheric rivers and is applying that research to two water supplies in California. Called forecast informed reservoir operations, this approach has the potential for transferability throughout the western U.S.

Arleen O’Donnell is Vice President of Natural Resources Management at Eastern Research Group, Inc. (located in Lexington MA) where she provides technical and strategic support for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US EPA, the National Weather Service, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Pisces Foundation, and a number of other governmental and non- profit environmental organizations. She was previously Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, where she rose through the ranks after 18 years of state service, focusing primarily on water resources. She came to the State from the Massachusetts Audubon Society, where she was a lobbyist for environmental protection legislation. She holds a BS in Biology (UMass/Amherst) and an M.S. in Civil Engineering and Urban/Environmental Planning from Tufts University.

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Critical Questions Live: Is it up to business to save the planet?
Thursday, November 1
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
MIT, Killian Hall, 474-160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/critical-questions-live-is-it-up-to-business-to-save-the-planet-tickets-50582116472
Livestream at https://sloanreview.mit.edu/critical-questions-live-is-it-up-to-business-to-save-the-planet/

How much can we expect business to lead on sustainability? What should be a company’s biggest priority: Serving its shareholders, providing jobs, or addressing the health of our planet? Often, these goals are at odds. We’re bringing together two leading voices in the sustainability debate to wrestle with the issues in what is sure be a lively conversation. MIT’s Yossi Sheffi and sustainability expert and author Andrew Winston will debate and discuss the role of for-profits in supporting—and investing in—sustainability goals. Come hear the point-counterpoint, moderated by Paul Michelman, editor in chief of MIT Sloan Management Review. Admission is FREE. Register now as we expect this event to fill quickly.

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Beyond Bureaucracy, More than Coercion: Rethinking State Power in U.S. History
Thursday, November 1
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Northeastern, 909 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston

Cameron Blevins, Assistant Professor, Department of History

CSSH Faculty Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series
Presented by the CSSH Dean’s Office and the Northeastern Humanities Center

For more information, please contact Gaby Fiorenza at g.fiorenza at northeastern.edu

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Empowering Life on Earth Through Engineering Quantitative Controls & Sustainable Water Production in a Plant Chassis
Thursday, November 1
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 32-141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

June Medford, Colorado State University  

For more information about this event, please contact:
617-253-1712 or be-acad at mit.edu

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Focus on Russia: Russia's Place in the New World Order
Thursday, November 1
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building E40-496, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Ambassador Hill will analyze Western efforts to integrate Russia into the post-Cold War European Security Architecture and why they failed.

Each semester the MIT Security Studies Program, together with the MISTI MIT-Russia Program, and the MIT Center for International Studies, presents a speaker series entitled “Focus on Russia,” which considers a number of current issues in Russian domestic and foreign policies. The public is welcome to attend.

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MIT Elections and Technology Colloquium
Thursday, November 1
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
MIT, Building E15-070, Bartos Theatre, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mit-elections-and-technology-colloquium-tickets-51308123980

Contemporary democratic elections are increasingly technology intensive. With anxieties about the technological integrity of both American and foreign elections at an all-time high, how can researchers, policymakers, and publics better understand how technological systems are implicated in election planning, infrastructure, security, and maintenance? 

The MIT programs in Anthropology, History, and Science, Technology, and Society invites the MIT and broader Boston-Cambridge communities to the second event of our Democracy, Citizenship, and Technology Colloquium Series titled Elections and Technology. This panel of multidisciplinary experts will seek to lift the curtains on three technologically mediated features of contemporary elections: the security of the electoral apparatus and infrastructure (e.g. voting machines), the intensifying role of new media technologies for influencing, mobilizing, and segmenting the electorate (e.g. social media), as well as mathematical and other means of both producing and contesting electoral gerrymandering. One week before the highly anticipated November 6th American Midterm Elections, join us for a lively panel discussion and audience Q/A session about the social and political implications of a technologically mediated electoral process.
This colloquium is part of the Arthur Miller Lecture Series in Science and Ethics hosted annually by the MIT program in Science, Technology, and Society, and is the second event of MIT’s new Computational Cultures Initiative. Following a dinner reception and time for socializing, the speakers will return for a smaller seminar session offered to graduate students for a more intimate and roundtable-style discussion.
*FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*
4:30PM - 6:30PM Panel Discussion
6:30PM - 7:30PM Arthur Miller Dinner Reception
7:30PM - 8:30PM Graduate Student Led Seminar 

Speakers:
Dan Wallach, Rice University  https://www.cs.rice.edu/~dwallach/
Professor in the systems group at Rice University’s Department of Computer Science where he manages the computer security lab. Dan's research interests include mobile code, wireless and smartphone security, and the security of electronic voting systems. He has recently provided expert testimony on election security to the Texas Senate and U.S. Congress.
Daniel Kreiss, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  http://mj.unc.edu/directory/faculty/daniel-kreiss
Associate Professor and Director of the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Daniel’s research broadly explores the impact of technological change on the public sphere and political practice. His most recent book, Prototype Politics: The Making and Unmaking of Technological Innovation in the Republican and Democratic Parties, 2000-2014, explores the role of digital media, data, and analytics in contemporary campaigning, and provides a framework for understanding the differences between the two parties’ technological capacities.
Moon Duchin, Tufts University  https://mduchin.math.tufts.edu/
Associate Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University where she directs the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG). Moon's mathematical research is in geometric group theory, low-dimensional topology, and dynamics. She has broad interests in the history, philosophy, and cultural studies of science. In this work, she investigates the applications of geometry and computing to U.S. redistricting, and she has facilitated workshops that train PhDs to become expert witnesses to testify in gerrymandering cases. 
Alex Reiss-Sorokin, Moderator, MIT  http://web.mit.edu/hasts/graduate/reiss_sorokin.html
As a doctoral student in the HASTS program at MIT, Alex is developing a dissertation project that focuses on the social, political, and legal aspects of digital platforms. Specifically, her research explores the rules and policies developed by private entities and their regulatory effects, including the development and implementation of material internet infrastructure in the Global South.

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The Limits of Ethical A.I.
Thursday, November 1
5:00PM TO 7:00PM
Harvard, Emerson Hall, Room 105, 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Science & Democracy: Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Laboratory, as part of the Science & Democracy Lecture Series.
With Panelists:
Joshua D. Greene, Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Nicco Mele, Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Martha Minow, 300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University; Former Dean, Harvard Law School
Moderated by:
Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School

Public discourse on the ethics and governance of AI is increasingly dominated by a particular vision of the solutions: the promotion of voluntary "responsible practices" over enforceable regulations; the reduction of complex epistemological concerns to questions of "bias"; the attempt to settle political disputes with algorithmic formalisms of "fairness." The talk will examine the limits and implications of this vision, and offer an alternative formulation of the key challenges.

JOICHI “JOI” ITO is the Director of the MIT Media Lab. He is also Professor of the Practice at MIT, a Visiting Professor of Law from the Practice at the Harvard Law School, chairman of the board of PureTech Health, and serves as a board member for various organizations including The New York Times Company, the MacArthur Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and Digital Garage. He is the former chairman and CEO of Creative Commons and a former board member of ICANN, The Open Source Initiative, and The Mozilla Foundation, as well as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an Independent Senior Advisor to the Minister for Financial Services of Japan and a member of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Center of Innovation STREAM governance committee. He is a Distinguished Researcher of Keio Research Institute and the Internet & Society Lab at Shonan Fujisawa Campus in Japan, and a faculty associate of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He was also the author in 2016, with Jeff Howe, of Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future. Ito received a Ph.D. from The Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance in 2018 for his thesis, “The Practice of Change.”

Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Contact Name:  sts at hks.harvard.edu
http://sts.hks.harvard.edu/events/lectures/joichi-ito/

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Friday, November 2 - Sunday, November 4
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MIT Energy Hack
Friday, November 2 - Sunday, November 4

More information at http://mitenergyhack.org

Editorial Comment:  Last year, I proposed a project on Rebuilding Energy Infrastructure in the Caribbean After the Hurricanes (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/29/1710825/-MIT-Energy-Hackathon-Challenge-Rebuilding-Energy-Infrastructure-in-the-Caribbean-After-the-Hurrica).  The project was accepted, three groups took it up, and two of the nine finalists from among over 40 projects dealt with my project.  That project was the only non-corporate suggested project.  This year, the MIT Energy Club did not contact me nor did I know of this year’s Energy Hack until going to MIT Energy Night on October 19.  I would have suggested another practical project, probably about working from the personal power scale of Solar IS Civil Defense up to local microgrids but I never got the chance.

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Unconventional Materials and Paradigms for Water Purification and Quality Control in the 21st Century
Friday, November 2
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 3-270, 33 Massachusetts Avenue (rear), Cambridge

Innovations across the entire spectrum of technology, policy, business, and society are needed to address the challenge of providing an adequate amount of clean water in the 21st century. In this talk, I will present our work on exploring unconventional materials and paradigms for water purification and quality control to address this challenge. At the smallest scale, we present the development of atomically thin membranes made from a single atom-thick layer of graphene, where water can rapidly flow through engineered angstrom-sized pores that reject contaminant molecules and salt ions. I will discuss advances in pore creation, fabrication, and scale-up that illustrate the feasibility of realizing this new class of membrane that could lead to more energy-efficient, compact, and versatile water purification systems. At a larger scale, we show that the sapwood of conifers can be used as natural, chemical-free, low-cost, and easily manufactured filters to remove microbes and turbidity from drinking water. These filters exploit the naturally-occurring membranes in the xylem tissue of plants to remove microbes and present opportunities to create unique pay-as-you-go business models for household water filters with replacement costs of only a few cents. We present human-centric filter device design and field studies that illustrate the potential of xylem filters to provide clean water to people without access to existing water purification technologies. At the systems scale, we present our findings through field studies in India and technology development to address the gap in monitoring trace contaminants in water by ‘dry sampling’ – a paradigm that repurposes materials developed to easily preserve and convey water samples from the water source to a central laboratory, thereby enabling the measurement of trace contaminants that is not possible with local infrastructure. These studies illustrate the opportunities and challenges involved in fundamental research and development and its translation to ground reality to provide clean water in the coming decades.

Rohit Karnik, Associate Professor & Associate Department Head for Education, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Saturday, November 3
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2018 HBS Energy & Environment Club Symposium
Saturday, November 3
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Harvard Business School, Spangler Center, 117 Western Avenue, Allston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-hbs-energy-environment-club-symposium-tickets-50553069592
Cost:  $25 – $90

Come join students, industry leaders and energy thought leaders at the 2018 Energy Symposium. This year’s theme is “Competing for Energy Capital” and will focus on how companies across the energy ecosystem are responding to increased investor pressure to provide a purpose larger than profits. Come hear oil giants, renewable start-ups and every company in between give their pitch for why they deserve to win the fight for capital.
Our 2018 Keynote speakers:
Helge Hove Haldorson – VP Investor Relations, Equinor
Basil Abul-Hamayel – CEO + President, Aramco Services Company
Bryan Martin – CEO, D.E. Shaw Renewables
The Conference will also feature:
5 panels covering topics such as energy in emerging economies, energy storage, and digitizing oil & gas operations
Career lunches with targeted recruiting companies
A start-up competition worth over $10,000 in grants
A case discussion on Enel’s transforming strategy

More information at http://energyclubathbs.org/symposium/

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Transportation Transformation: A Conference about the New Urban Mobility
Saturday, November 3
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
MIT Stratton Student Center, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 306 (Twenty Chimneys), Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transportation-transformation-a-conference-about-the-new-urban-mobility-tickets-49430697547

In the emerging world of 'micro rentals' and shared asset ownership, the access economy pioneered by Uber, Lyft and AirBnB is expanding to local transporation options, often called Micromobility or BTW (Better Than Walking). The melding of simple existing technology like traditional bicycles and skateboards with Lithium Ion batteries and powerful computing programs has created a whole new way for people to travel relatively short distatnces.
The policy and design issues surrounding this new and growing type of personal mobility, be it personally owned electric skateboards, dockless bikes or shared electric scooters, are challenges which governments, businesses, advocacy groups and regular citizens are all struggling to address.
This conference brings together thought leaders from goverment, industry and user groups to explore the technological, policy and physical infrastructure complications we must address as we jointly move into this New Urban Mobilty future.

12:00-12:20: Welcome
12:20-12:50: Keynote Speaker
12:50-1:00 Coffee Break
1:00-2:15: Panel Discussion
Potential and current impact of emerging and existing technology-based micromobility such as scooters, micro-electric vehicles (MEVs) ebikes and onewheels.
2:15-2:30 Coffee Break
2:30-3:45: Panel Discussion
Regional infrastructure and regulatory challenges such as speed limits, licenses for users, zoning and permitting.
4:00-4:30: Q & A of All Speakers
4:30-5:00: Closing & Showroom Exhibit

Speakers, showroom exhibitors, and attendees will include many of the following:
Assaf Biderman, Founder & CEO @ Superpedestrian, Associate Director, Senseable City Lab @ MIT
Ivan Li Huang, Founder & CEO @ Bonzer
Eric Bourassa, Director of Transportation @ MAPC
Joe Barr, Director of Traffic, Parking, & Transportation @ City of Cambridge
Scott Mullen, Director of Northeast Expansion @ Lime
Mckinsey & Co.
Bird
US DOT Volpe Center
MIT Mobility Lab/Media Lab
Other municipality and regional leaders (Boston, Somerville, Brookline, MBTA, MassDOT)
Other transportation industry leaders (possibly Nissan, Toyota, Arcimoto)
Others (Boston Area Research Institute, T4MA, WalkBoston, Motivate, Livable Streets, Cambridge Systematics)

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Monday, November 5
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California's Cap-and-trade Program and Emission Leakage: An Empirical Analysis
Monday, November 5
12:00pm to 1:30pm 
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Chiara Lo Prete, Assistant Professor of Energy Economics, John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Lunch will be served.

HKS Energy Policy Seminar
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/energyconsortium/seminars

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Thoreau’s Place On (and Off) the Map of Natural History
Monday, November 5
12:10PM
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Lawrence Buell, Powell M. Cabot Research Professor of American Literature, Harvard University

Watch live on the Arboretum’s YouTube channel if you are unable to attend in person.

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

arbweb at arnarb.harvard.edu
(617) 524-1718

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Perfect Woman': Female Robots, Alluring Androids, and Electronic Eves
Monday, November 5,
12:15PM TO 2:00PM
Harvard, CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

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

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

Sandwich lunches are provided. Please RSVP to via the online form by Wednesday at 5PM the week before.

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

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

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Addressing Climate Change in Haiti: Are Current Actions Matching National Priorities?
Monday, November 5
12:30 – 1:45 pm
Crowe Room, Goddard 310, 419 Boston Avenue, Medford

CIERP Research Seminar with Keston Perry
Keston K. Perry is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Climate Policy Lab at CIERP. He will speak about the Haiti Readiness Project he is currently working on, a UNDP-funded project to assist Haiti’s Ministry of Environment in developing the institutional capacity to engage with the Green Climate Fund.

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Can we heat our buildings with renewable electricity cheaper than natural gas?
Monday, November 5
12:30pm to 2:00pm
MIT,  Building 7-429, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

K. Max Zhang, Associate Professor, Cornell University
Dr. Zhang's research interests focus on energy and the environment. He studies the effects of airborne particulate matters (PM) and gaseous pollutants on air quality, climate change and ecosystem, using numerical models and experimental techniques. One particular area he is working on is environmental nanoparticles. Nanoparticle pollution affects public health by depositing deeper in our lungs and moving into the blood circulation. These nanoparticles can also grow into cloud condensation nuclei (CCN). Changes in CCN concentration may affect cloud reflectivity and lifetime, thus perturbing the energy balance of the planet. His research in this area focuses on characterizing various emission sources and their transformation in the atmosphere, especially the rapid changes in the first few minutes after emission. One important goal is to establish a source-to-receptor relationship for airborne nanoparticles. The "receptor" refers to either humans or the climate system. Dr. Zhang's group has developed CTAG(which stands for Comprehensive Turbulent Aerosol dynamics and Gas chemistry), an environmental turbulent reacting flow model, to simulate the transport and transformation of multiple pollutants in complex environments. In particular, he aims to develop a mechanistic understanding on 1) near-road air pollution and its potential mitigation strategies, 2) the effects of turbulent mixing on particulate emission measurements, and 3) the impacts of plume processing on regional air quality and climate simulations.

Another major area of Dr. Zhang's research interests is sustainable energy systems. In a low-carbon economy, the production of energy will be much less centralized and most energy services will be delivered to customers via the electric grid, and electric power systems, transportation systems and building systems are seamlessly integrated. However, the transition to such a low-carbon economy will face technological, institutional, financial and environmental challenges. Dr. Zhang is working with colleagues as an interdisciplinary team addressing those challenges. His research in this area focuses on aggregating a large number of distributed and controllable energy resources such as electric vehicles to provide a wide range of cost-effective systems services. These technologies will greatly facilitate the transition to a reliable, secure, efficient and clean power system.

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People & the Planet Lecture: ENVIRONMENTAL & ECONOMIC JUSTICE IN THE SOUTWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS
Monday, November 5
4:00pm
MIT,  Building E14-648, Silverman Skyline Room, Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Veronica Coptis is the Executive Director of the Center for Coalfield Justice in Pennsylvania. CCJ pushes for economic and environmental justice with coalfield communities through advocacy, education, and organizing.

http://www.coalfieldjustice.org

The Environmental Solutions Initiative People & the Planet Lecture Series presents individuals and organizations working to advance understanding and action toward a humane and sustainable future.

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Cities on the Edge: Climate Adaptation, Resilience & Social Justice
Monday, November 5
5:00PM TO 6:30PM
Harvard, Nye A, B, & C, 5th floor, Taubman Bldg, HKS, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge

The Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) is at Harvard Kennedy School hosts a conversation about the challenges facing coastal cities due to the effects of climate change. Panelists: 
Chris Cook, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the City of Boston and Boston Parks Commissioner;
Dawn Henning, Project Manager, City of New Haven Engineering Department;
Gina McCarthy, Director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment;
and Colleen Murphy-Dunning, Program Director, Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, Urban Resources Initiative (URI), Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies,
will discuss adaptation strategies and resilience efforts across sectors and opportunities for community engagement.

This event honors the recipients of the 2018 Roy Award, the Advancing Green Infrastructure Program, a public-private partnership consisting of the Urban Resources Initiative at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, EMERGE Connecticut, Inc., the City of New Haven Department of Engineering, the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority, and Common Ground High School. The program address the issues of urban flooding and the pollution of waterways surrounding New Haven during increasingly frequent heavy rainfall events, by building and monitoring bioswales - landscaped areas adjacent to the roadway designed to capture and infiltrate stormwater runoff from the street before it can enter a piped sewer system. The program's inclusive, community-driven, science-based approach simultaneously addresses environmental and social challenges facing New Haven, a model that could be replicated in other cities and communities around the world.

More information about the Roy Award for Environmental Partnership at https://www.belfercenter.org/program/environment-and-natural-resources#!the-roy-award

Contact Name:   Amanda Sardonis 
amanda_sardonis at hks.harvard.edu
https://www.belfercenter.org/event/cities-edge-climate-adaptation-resilience-social-justice

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Disruptive Business Model Innovation
Monday, November 5
5:30 pm –  9:00 pm
MIT Tang Center, Building E51-151, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/event/get-smart-on-disruptive-business-model-innovation/
Cost:  $0 - $20

Speaker  Mike Grandinetti, Chief Marketing & Corporate Strategy Officer - Reduxio Systems, Global Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Marketing, Hult International Business School
Disrupt or be disrupted. There is no middle ground. Yet, the pace of disruption is relentless, and many formerly iconic companies have become extinct. The average lifespan of companies has collapsed by 80% since 1960. There is no issue that creates more fear and anxiety for executive team and boards of directors.

Increasingly, well –designed and executed innovative business models are the key basis of sustainable competitive advantage. Yet, business model design remains poorly understood. All too often, companies attempt to compete and bring new products and services to market with outdated business models, a certain recipe for failure. The pace of technological change requires companies to constantly monitor and refine their business model, lest they be rendered irrelevant. Superior business models do not arrive by accident; rather they are the result of a highly disciplined and systematic process of build-learn-adapt.

This workshop focuses on innovative business model design. Its aim is to enable participants to understand how to assess and create optimally innovative new business models for their high potential ideas.

The course provides a comprehensive foundation for additional learning in the context of innovative business model design

Course topics include:
Business Model Deep Dive
Multi-Sided Markets
Open Innovation, Open Source & Crowd-Source Models
The Innovators Dilemma & Defending Against Disruption
Learning Objectives
On completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:
Critically evaluate how new business models are designed and implemented and how “old” business models can be analyzed and refined
Apply simple yet powerful tools, frameworks and concepts such as the 9 component Business Model Canvas, visual thinking, freemium and touch-less models, the long tail, multi-sided platforms, open innovation and open business models in understanding and designing business models
Design, develop and present a new business model to disrupt an industry

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SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS PANEL
Monday, November 5
6:30 – 8:30 pm EST
GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://generalassemb.ly/education/social-media-influencers-panel/boston/59780

Kira Maclean, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Kiraamaa.com
About This Event
General Assembly presents a panel discussion with some of Boston's most influential movers and shakers. 
At this event, you’ll get a glimpse into the ever-changing blogger / influencer industry, and learn the inside scoop on how to adapt to the changes in today’s dynamic landscape. 
Join us for: 
A candid conversation on the world of social influence
Industry experts will share tips & tricks on how they got to where they are today
Open audience Q&A with panelists
A fun, informative evening, where you can meet fellow influencers, learn something new and potentially turn your blogging dreams into a reality!
About the Panelist

Kira Maclean, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Kiraamaa.com
23-year-old Kira Maclean is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kiraamaa.com, a travel, fashion, and lifestyle website. She had the opportunity to travel extensively with her family when she was younger, and quickly discovered an insatiable desire to explore. Her desire to cultivate beautiful experiences can be seen across her social media networks, with lnstagram serving as her primary platform.
Kira was a oncology researcher at Harvard Medical School before she launched into her current career as a UX Designer. She has been immersed in the world of blogging and social media marketing for 4 years, and is based in Boston. 
Follow her on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kiraamaa/

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Climate Change and the Future of the Boston Coastline
Monday, November 5
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Doors open @ 6pm --Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers-- Presentations start @ 7pm)
Innovation Center, One Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Long-Now-Boston/events/255263801/
Cost:  $15 in advance;  $20 at the door. Students w/ID admitted free.

Obtain tickets here at Meetup, or use our Eventbrite option: https://bostonclimatefuture.eventbrite.com [CIC members use your discount at Eventbrite; Students must use Eventbrite because we can't set up student tickets here]

A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Kirk Bosma, P.E. Woods Hole Group and Paul Kirshen, Ph.D., UMass Boston

“Well I love that dirty water...Oh, Boston, you're my home”

Boston’s always had a special connection with its harbor, extending from its beginnings as a colonial port in 01630, through centuries of industrial activity, to its fairly recent cultural and economic reawakening. Land reclamation and waterfront construction projects have dramatically changed the region’s coastal landscape. Yet, still, the harbor protects. In the geologic scheme of things, not much has changed in 400 years.

The looming impact of global climate change paints a different picture. In a world of increasingly intense storms and melting ice packs, the tides and the storm surges are rising. This year Florence (13’ storm surge) and Mangkut (25’ storm surge) put the world on notice, while Boston had its own awakening with two record-breaking high water events, including the 15’ high water crest from the “bomb cyclone” of January 4. The need for long term thinking along our harbor and coastline has never been more urgent.

Join the Long Now Boston conversation with Paul Kirshen and Kirk Bosma, two of the region’s leading experts on climate change and coastal mitigation as they discuss looming risks to coastal communities. Poster Child projects like hurricane walls get lots of visibility, but the major study released in May concluded shore-based climate adaptation solutions are more effective than harbor-wide strategies for Boston. Radically decreasing greenhouse gas emissions could reduce the risks, but political willpower for that to happen soon is not forthcoming.

Among the topics we'll explore through a Long Now lens:
Climate change forecasts and the implications for coastal communities.
Key ways to assist coastal communities' planning for the future.
Forecasts of what Boston and the New England coastline might look like in a century
Anticipated civic + political affects: demographics, economics and social conditions

Join the conversation and be part of the solution.

Audience participation is encouraged.

The Long Now Boston Conversation Series hosts Paul Kirshen and Kirk F. Bosma to share their research on the effects of climate change on the region's coastline, and proposed risk mitigation measures.

Paul Kirshen, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School for the Environment at the UMass Boston and serves as the Academic Director of its Sustainable Solutions Lab. Paul has 30 years of experience in complex, interdisciplinary research related to water resources management, and climate variability and change. He holds Sc.B., MS, and PhD degrees in civil engineering with an emphasis on systems applications. His interest in climate change is focused on the integrated vulnerabilities of built, natural, social, and economic systems to climate change and sea level rise (SLR) and the development of adaptation strategies to these stresses.

Kirk F. Bosma, PE, is a Senior Coastal Engineer and Team Leader of the Coastal Sciences, Engineering & Planning team at Woods Hole Group.His expertise includes habitat restoration, shoreline protection, and climate change planning projects and specializes in applying numerical models to optimize engineering designs and reduce overall project life cycle costs. He also developed gray, green, and hybrid coastal engineering adaptations for fostering urban and rural resiliency in a cost-effective approach.

Cambridge Innovation Center is an in-kind sponsor of this Long Now Boston conversation. We are very grateful for their support.

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Tuesday, November 6
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The State of Government Technology:  ASSESSING GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT, DEPLOYMENT, AND USE OF TECH TOOLS
Tuesday, November 6
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Harvard, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (room 2036, second floor), 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3jVkAMy_DbHIdEppcW9BKcfaeXyr1nfW3gfEpV1HUVRy5ng/viewform

Alvand Salehi
Kathy Pham
Christopher Bavitz
Event will be live webcast and recorded at 12:00 pm on day of event at https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/2018-11-06/state-government-technology

On this US election day, we are pleased to take a close look at the inner workings of government, with a particular focus on the ways in which federal, state, and local government institutions leverage technology and technical resources to best serve citizens.   

Our speakers—Alvin Salehi and Kathy Pham—bring deep expertise in federal and state government deployment of technology and in establishing policies within government to foster and promote responsible tech development initiatives. They share stories from their time in government and offer thoughts on best practices for government institutions developing approaches to technology development and procurement that enhance the provision of government services. 
The event will be moderated by Berkman Klein Center co-director, Chris Bavitz.

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Emile Bustani Seminar: "Confederation: The Only Possible Two-State Solution for Israel and Palestine"
Tuesday, November 6
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT,  Building E51-376, 70 Memorial Avenue, Cambridge

Bernard Avishai, Visiting Professor of Government, Dartmouth College, Adjunct Professor of Business, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
A two-state solution can be preempted by catastrophe, inertia, demagogy, venal leaders, weak leaders—or it can be pushed off to another generation. It cannot just be “over.” Neither can you splice the word “solution” onto the words “one-state,” and promise resolution of the conflict—not unless you expect that state to be as grotesque as the continuing occupation. Yet “two states” always portended a reciprocal structure of independence and interdependence: in effect, a confederation. No other arrangement could ever have worked.  Israel and Palestine must share a collective security regime, a common urban infrastructure and common business ecosystem.  Talk on the Israeli center-left of “divorce” was a mirage, especially in view of Israel’s large Arab minority.

Bernard Avishai teaches political economy at Dartmouth and is the author of The Tragedy of Zionism and The Hebrew Republic, among other books. He writes regularly for the New Yorker. He is a past technology editor of Harvard Business Review, and International Director of Intellectual Capital at KPMG. He was selected as a Guggenheim fellow in 1987. 

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PLASTICS
Tuesday, November 6
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
The Venture Cafe - Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plastics-tickets-50352640102?mc_cid=2b38192248&mc_eid=5db7b997d5
Cost:  $8 – $12

Plastics are vital and problematic. Not all plastics are alike of course, and how we use them responsibly, how we eliminate unnecessary use, and how we clean up after ourselves are topics most of us need more schooling in. This evening, BASG's Amy Perlmutter helps us host the evening:

Amy Perlmutter is an independent consultant whose practice includes strategy, stakeholder engagement, communications, and facilitation to build the green economy. She was an early pioneer in the recycling field and continues to be fascinated by trash. She was the Director of Solid Waste for Passaic County, New Jersey; Recycling Director of the City and County of San Francisco; and founding director of the Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development, where she worked with businesses, researchers, and government to increase the use of recycled materials in manufacturing processes in Massachusetts.  She is the lead consultant for the City of Boston’s Zero Waste Plan development, on the advisory board of Zero Waste USA, an advisor to the startup, Magnomer, and a Clean Tech Open mentor. 

Amy has invited Bob Malloy to teach us about plastics:
Robert Malloy is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the Plastics Engineering Department. He has been a faculty member at UMass Lowell since 1987. Prior to joining the faculty at Lowell, he was a faculty member at the Algerian Petroleum Institute in Annaba, Algeria. He has taught courses on the subjects of Plastics Materials, Physical Property Testing, Plastics Processing and Plastic Product and Mold Design, and is an active researcher and consultant in the areas of thermoplastic processing, plastic part design, mold design and plastics recycling. He is the author of many patents and publications including a book on the subject of “Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding”. He is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), past chairman of SPE’s Injection Molding Division, a recipient of SPE’s International Education Award and is a Fellow of the SPE. He was also inducted as a member of the Plastics Academy Plastics Hall of Fame in 2012.

And Amy has invited Janet Domenitz of MASSPIRG to talk about what's being done and can be done:
Janet Domenitz has been the executive director of MASSPIRG since 1990 and directs programs on consumer protection, solid waste reduction and recycling, health and safety, public transportation, and voter participation. Janet has co-founded or led coalitions, including Earth Day Greater Boston, Campaign to Update the Bottle Bill and the Election Modernization Coalition. Janet serves as president for the Consumer Federation of America; was a founding member of the Transportation for Massachusetts coalition and the Massachusetts Election Modernization Coalition; and serves on the Common Cause Massachusetts executive committee, Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow board of directors, and Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Advisory Committee. For her work, Janet has received Common Cause’s John Gardner Award and Salem State University’s Friend of the Earth Award. Janet lives in Cambridge, Mass., with her husband and two sons and every Wednesday morning she slow-runs the steps at Harvard Stadium with the November Project. Janet began working on MASSPIRG’s staff in 1980. She holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Brandeis University.
We're looking forward to welcoming them all here with you on Tuesday evening November 6th.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT NOVEMBER 6TH is election day. Vote EARLY!

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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
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

If you have an event you would like to see here, the submission deadline is 11 AM on Sundays, as Energy (and Other) Events is sent out Sunday afternoons.


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