[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - August 26, 2018

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Monday, August 27

10am  On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit
10am  TEDxBeacon Street Salon:  Perspectives
12pm  ATTENTION | The Art Of Listening In A Fast-Paced World

Tuesday, August 28

8:30am  Inspirations from The Wonder of Learning: Dialogues from Reggio Emilia
2pm  The Beautiful Brain Spotlight Tour:  Satrajit Ghosh, Principal Research Scientist, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
4:30pm  EPA New England Rooftop Garden Tour
6pm  Explore | Future of Medical Cannabis Research
6pm  How AI and ML are Influencing Drug Development and Clinical Trials

Thursday, August 30

1:30pm  The Importance of Inclusive Spaces and Symbolism in the Workplace
6pm  Clinic: Emergency Preparedness

Friday, August 31

10am  Electrocortical Activity in a Pianist Playing ‘Vexations’ by Erik Satie Continuously for 28 Hours

Tuesday, September 4

10am  Linking (Social) Cognition and Perception to Understand (Face) Recognition
1pm  Meet the SMART Community
4pm  Measurement And Control Of Dynamic Anatomy In The Lung And Brain With Smart Medical Devices
6pm  Food & Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know
6pm  BASG:  Food, Soil, Carbon, Regenerative Agriculture & H:3713
6:30pm  The Monarchy of Fear:  A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis
7pm  Amateur:  A True Story About What Makes a Man


My rough notes on some of the events I go to and notes on books I’ve read are at:

From Obama to Trmp:  One Obvious Explanation


Monday, August 27

On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit
Monday, August 27
Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First Street, Cambridge

Marc Abrahams and Gus Rancatore  


TEDxBeacon Street Salon:  Perspectives
Monday, August 27
10 am-2 pm:
at/around Fenway Park (home of the Red Sox)
RSVP at https://tedxbeaconstreet.com/tedxbeaconstreet-salon-at-fenway/


ATTENTION | The Art Of Listening In A Fast-Paced World
Mon, August 27, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
BostonSpeaks, 50 Milk Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/attention-the-art-of-listening-in-a-fast-paced-world-tickets-48620110058

Are you ready to pay attention? Everything seems to beg for our attention these days, and especially with the rise of social media, we've started to tune things out more than ever. It is more important than ever to slow down and listen. Listening can help us learn about our internal struggles, fortify relationships, and become respected leaders.

This training combines mindful listening and communication techniques used in leadership and professional development, negotiation training, counseling and conflict resolution.

What You'll Learn
How To Effectively Listen To Become A Better Leader
7 Active Listening Techniques (Used By Hostage & Crisis Negotiators, Top Sales Producers & Therapists)
How To Have More Fulfilling Family, Social And Professional Relationships 
How To Listen With Empathy And Create A Win-Win Situation Every Time

Who Is Kit Pang?
Kit Pang is a Communication Expert, TEDx Speaker Coach, TEDx, Inbound and Keynote speaker and the founder of BostonSpeaks. He is on a mission to help individuals become exceptional speakers and communicators. Kit's seminars and talks have been credited as super fun, engaging, soul-searching and insightful. His happy clients include individuals from organizations such as Dell, Delta, RE/MAX, Harvard or MIT. Learn more about how you can improve your communication, leadership or business skills at www.bostonspeaks.com.
Follow Kit and BostonSpeaks: Meetup | Facebook | Twitter | Website | @kitpangx | @boston_speaks

BostonSpeaks offers private coaching, group classes and corporate training to help individuals take their communication, leadership and business skills to the next level. Our mission is to equip individuals with the necessary skills, connections and mindset to become more successful in their professional career and life. Learn more at www.bostonspeaks.com

Tuesday, August 28

Inspirations from The Wonder of Learning: Dialogues from Reggio Emilia
Tuesday, August 28
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, 200 Riverway, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspirations-from-the-wonder-of-learning-dialogues-from-reggio-emilia-to-new-england-tickets-45972412724
Cost:  $125

Inspired by "The Dialogue with Places", "Dialogue with Materials" and "Ideas and Projects" sections of the exhibit, we will find inspiration and bring the principles of Reggio Emilia to our own local contexts, cultures, and communities. Morning introductions from Lella Gandini and George Forman followed by an afternoon of small groups from architectural groups, museums and schools that have found inspiration from the Reggio Emilia approach. Time to explore the exhibit and meet with teaching teams for planning. 

Introducing The Hundred Languages of Children and the Relationship with the Schools in Reggio Emilia with Lella Gandini and George Forman
Panel Discussion with Local Researchers: Influence and Importance of Reggio Emilia Then and Now 
Marina Boni, The Boston Public Schools
Stephanie Cox Suarez, Wheelock Documentation Studio, Harvard’s Project Zero
Jane Lannak, Boston University 
Peggy Martalock, Greenfield Community College
Dee Smith, University of Vermont
Joanne Szamreta, Lesley University
Facilitated Tours with various researchers and professors
Panel Discussions: Influence of Reggio on Current Research
Architectural Influence of Environment as Third Teacher on Classroom Designwith 
Boston Architects Society 
DW Arthur
Ecosistema Urbano
Studio MLA
Influence of Reggio on Innovative School Movementwith 
Yvonne Liu-Constant, Lesley Innovations Series
George Papayannis, Reggio in Upper Grades, Cathedral School
Emily Relkin, Developmental Tech at Tufts
Kofi Taha, MIT D-Lab

Workshops Including: 
Guidance in the Atelier: Supporting the Stages of Development in Drawing, Painting & Mark-Making with Cathy Topal, Smith College
Enchantment of Writingwith Hilary Odoy, Newtowne School
Continuity Project:Reggio Emilia Inspiration Beyond Pre-K with Jennifer Kesselring,Riverfield Counry Day School, Tulsa, OK
Reggio Upper Grades with George Papayannis, Cathedral School
Wonder of STEAM with Yvonne Liu-Constant, Lesely UniversityMaterials, Environments and Small Group Work with Mark Weltner, Lincoln Nursery School
More TBD
Closing and Reflections


The Beautiful Brain Spotlight Tour:  Satrajit Ghosh, Principal Research Scientist, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
Tuesday, August 28
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Satrajit Ghosh, Principal Research Scientist at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School, and faculty member in the Speech and Hearing Biosciences and Technology program in the Harvard Division of Medical Sciences


EPA New England Rooftop Garden Tour
Thursday, August 30
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
EPA Region 1 Office, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Suite 100, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/epa-new-england-rooftop-garden-tour-tickets-49308446892
Cost:  $22.03 - $32.54

Join us for a special tour of the Environmental Protection Agency’s rooftop garden! Hidden downtown among skyscrapers, the GSA building has a green rooftop developed with EPA Region 1 in Boston. It is a unique roof, mostly in shade on the 4th, 5th floors of a 21 story building.
Space is limited for this unique tour. As this is a federal building, attendees will have to go through a security screening at the start of the tour and a government-issued ID is needed to enter. Please bring an ID and allow time to check-in.


Explore | Future of Medical Cannabis Research
Tuesday, August 28
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
WeWork One Beacon Street, 1 Beacon Street, 15th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-future-of-medical-cannabis-research-tickets-48562623113

Want to learn about the new cannabis research licenses available from the Cannabis Control Commission and about the future of medical cannabis research? Join the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance as we all gather for an event on medical cannabis research that will include hearing from cannabis research license applicants and experts. 
Tickets are Free! Speakers & Sponsors will be announced soon!
Tentative Agenda
Location: WeWork at One Beacon Street 15th Floor in Boston
6:00pm - 6:30pm - Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm - 6:40pm - Introduction with Sponsors 
6:40pm - 7:45pm - Featured Speakers and Q&A Panel with moderator Nichole Snow
7:45pm - 8:30pm - More Networking & Refreshments (wrap-up)


How AI and ML are Influencing Drug Development and Clinical Trials
Tuesday, August 28
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Cambridge Innovation Center, Room Havana, Floor 5, 1 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-ai-and-ml-are-influencing-drug-development-and-clinical-trials-tickets-48745822066

Learn about the advancements in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence within the realm of Drug Development and Clinical Trials.

Check-in and Networking: 6:00- 6:30 pm
Speaker session: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Networking: After 7:30 pm
Event Sponsors: Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Crossroads and The White Working Class
Wednesday, August 29
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
The Harvard coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Level 3, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-author-justin-gest-tickets-46717036915

Join Justin Gest Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University as he discusses his most recent books, Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in a World of Demographic Change and The White Working Class: What Everyone Needs To Know The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality

Justin Gest is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Assistant Professor of Public Policy at George Mason UniversityGovernment. He is the author of The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality and Apart: Alienated and Engaged Muslims in the West. He has authored many peer- reviewed articles in journals including Comparative Political Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and the International Migration Review. and has provided analysis and commentary for numerous news organizations including the BBC, CNN, The Guardian, NPR, Politico, Reuters, and The Washington Post. In 2007, he co- founded the Migration Studies Unit at the London School of Economics.

Thursday, August 30

The Importance of Inclusive Spaces and Symbolism in the Workplace
WHEN  Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Lamont Library Forum Room, 11 Quincy Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	FAS Office of the Dean; FAS Human Resources; FAS Office of Diversity Relations and Communications
SPEAKER(S)  Moderated by Callie Crossley, WGBH host of Under the Radar. Panelists: Tez "Bank" Chantaruchirakorn, Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost;  Michele Clopper, Director of University Disability Services and 504 Coordinator; Jessica Halem, LGBT Program Director, Harvard Medical School; Shawon Kinew, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
COST  free: RSVP at http://hr.fas.harvard.edu
CONTACT INFO	Robert_Mitchell at harvard.edu
DETAILS  As part of Harvard's Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging, creating spaces that are inclusive, including language and symbolism, is recognized as an important step the University can take to pursue excellence on a foundation of inclusion. But what does that all mean? We'll hear from Harvard colleagues on the value and importance of assuring that spaces, symbols, and gatherings are reflective of, respectful of, and accessible to the diverse populations that exist across Harvard.


Clinic: Emergency Preparedness
Thursday, August 30
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
L.L.Bean Seaport Square, 56 Seaport Boulevard, Boston

Learn what are the best, most important items to keep at ready in the event of an emergency! We’ll help you get you ‘go-pack’ set, and offer vital information about the keys to survival in the event you need to leave your home, or pack in!

Please register at https://www.llbean.com/seaport

Friday, August 31

Electrocortical Activity in a Pianist Playing ‘Vexations’ by Erik Satie Continuously for 28 Hours
Friday, August 31
Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First Street, Cambridge

Marc Abrahams

More information at https://www.improbable.com/2018/07/11/new-series-of-events-improbable-research-table-talks/

Tuesday, September 4

Linking (Social) Cognition and Perception to Understand (Face) Recognition
Tuesday, September 4
10:00am - 11:00am
MIT, Building 46-3189, McGovern Seminar Room, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker:  Galit Yovel, Tel Aviv University


Meet the SMART Community
Tuesday, September 4
1:00pm to 3:00pm
MIT, Stata Center, Student Street Building 32, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

SMART:  A major research enterprise established by MIT in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore. Areas include Antimicrobial Resistance, BioSystems and Micromechnics, Distruptive and Sustainable Technoligies for Agriculture Presicion, Future Urban Mobility, Low-Energy Electronic Systems, Innovation Centre.


Measurement And Control Of Dynamic Anatomy In The Lung And Brain With Smart Medical Devices
WHEN  Tuesday, Sep. 4, 2018, 4 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Wyss Institute, Room 330, 60 Oxford Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Wyss Institute at Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  David Camarillo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, Neurosurgery and of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
CONTACT INFO	events at wyss.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Dr. Camarillo’s laboratory combines mechanics, medicine, and technology to solve clinical problems with medical devices. In this talk, he will describe his lab’s work on two clinically relevant problems of: 
Measuring dynamic movements in the lung using the camera image of a bronchoscope, and 
Measuring dynamic impact to the head using an instrumented mouthguard. 

The ultimate goal in the lung is to autonomously drive a robotic bronchoscope, thereby increasing global access for cancer screening.  The ultimate goal in the brain is to uncover the mechanism of mild traumatic brain injury and to prevent injury through protective equipment.

The device solutions to both of these problems leverage soft robotic technologies: a soft flexible bronchoscope in the lung and a soft folding shock absorber for the head.

The computational solution to the lung problem involves deep learning of anatomical images, and in the brain finite element models of the soft tissue. These technologies are mostly at the pre-clinical phase but Dr. Camarillo intends to translate his lab’s scientific findings to clinical use in the future.
LINK	https://wyss.harvard.edu/event/measurement-and-control-of-dynamic-anatomy-in-the-lunch-and-brain-with-smart-medical-devices/


Food & Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know
Tuesday September 4
6:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

P.K. Newby 
From gluten-free to pile-on-the-meat Paleo, GMOs to grass-fed beef, our newsfeeds abound with nutrition advice. Whether headlines from the latest scientific study or anecdotes from celebrities and food bloggers promulgating today’s diet du jour, we are bombarded by “superfoods” and “best ever” diets promising to help us be healthier, smarter, happier, fight disease, lose weight, or live longer. At the same time, we live in an over-crowded food environment filled with tasty, convenient, and cheap fare that makes it easy to eat, all the time. The result is an epidemic of chronic disease amid a culture of nutrition confusion-and copious food choices that challenge everyday eaters trying to eat a healthy meal.

About the Author

P.K. Newby is a scientist, foodie, and author with more than twenty years of experience researching diet-related diseases, studying how people make food choices, and teaching students and the public about why what we eat matters. She was one of the “best undiscovered cooks” on Nigella Lawson’s team on ABC’s The Taste (2014-2015). Today, P.K. spends most of her time writing, speaking, cooking, and consulting to help build a healthier, more sustainable world. She is a regular contributor at Zester Daily, an online publication promoting dialogue about what we eat and drink, and communicates with the public on her own blog, Cooking & Eating the PK Way. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition at Harvard University, and the author of Superfoods: Eat Your Way to Health and Longevity and Foods for Health: Choose and Use the Very Best Foods for Your Family and Our Planet.


BASG:  Food, Soil, Carbon, Regenerative Agriculture & H:3713
Tuesday September 4 
6:00 - 8:30PM 
CIC Kendall Square Venture Cafe, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-soil-climate-regenerative-agriculture-h3713-tickets-48872238180
Cost:  $8 -$12

Current levels of atmospheric carbon are so dangerously high that we cannot chose between reducing emissions and sequestering carbon. We must do both. Agriculture is the only sector that has the ability to transform from a net emitter of CO2 (producing about 10% of U.S. Emissions) to a net reducer of CO2. 

If the world's agricultural land were managed so that it were to gain soil carbon rather than lose it, an increase of only 0.4% soil organic carbon woud effectively offset 20-35% o global anthropgenic greenhouse gas emissions http://bit.ly./Miinasny .
Come learn about the science from Bill Moomaw

Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School. He currently serves as Co-Director of the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts, which he co-founded. He received his BA degree in chemistry from Williams College and PhD in physical chemistry from MIT. Following a 26-year career in chemistry and environmental studies at Williams College, where he directed the Center for Environmental Studies. He served as AAAS Science Fellow in the US Senate, where he worked on legislation that successfully addressed ozone depletion, and on legislation responding to the 1973 energy crisis. He began working on climate change in 1988 as the first director of the climate program at World Resources Institute in Washington. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize for its climate work in 2007. 
He serves on the boards of directors of The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts, the Consensus Building Institute, Earthwatch Institute, and on the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He chairs the boards of The Climate Group North America and Woods Hole Research Center. 
He and his wife, Margot, completed a zero net energy home in Williamstown MA in 2007 that produces sufficient solar electricity to meet all of its heating, lighting and appliance requirements while exporting surplus power to the grid.
Come hear about regenerative agriculture from Northeast Organic Farmer Caro Rozell who has over ten years experience working in farming and food security. Her farming experience includes full- time apprenticeships on mechanized tillage farms, assistant managing a 30-acre organic farm, and, for the past three years, starting and running her own no-till, small-scale CSA farm. She also manages the Soil Carbon Technical Assistance program for NOFA/Mass as well as the organization’s three-year Conservation Innovation Grant, the curriculum for the NOFA Winter Conference and the year-round Education Events. 

Come hear about pending legislation and how you can get involved

As we kick off BASG's 10th year, please join us to connect with old friends, meet new ones and learn what you can do to help. September 4th is the Massachusetts state primary and special election day for some - be sure to vote!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon! Carol, Holly, Tilly and Eric


The Monarchy of Fear:  A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis
Tuesday, September 4
6:30 PM  (Doors at 6:00)
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and Boston Review welcome distinguished philosopher and professor MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM for a discussion of her new book The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis.

About The Monarchy of Fear
For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and essays. In The Monarchy of Fear she turns her attention to the current political crisis that has polarized America since the 2016 election.

Although today’s atmosphere is marked by partisanship, divisive rhetoric, and the inability of two halves of the country to communicate with one another, Nussbaum focuses on what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked. She sees a simple truth at the heart of the problem: the political is always emotional. Globalization has produced feelings of powerlessness in millions of people in the West. That sense of powerlessness bubbles into resentment and blame; blame of immigrants, blame of Muslims, blame of other races, blame of cultural elites. While this politics of blame is exemplified by the election of Donald Trump and the vote for Brexit, Nussbaum argues it can be found on all sides of the political spectrum, left or right.
Drawing on a mix of historical and contemporary examples, from classical Athens to the musical Hamilton, The Monarchy of Fear untangles this web of feelings and provides a roadmap of where to go next.


Amateur:  A True Story About What Makes a Man
Tuesday, September 4
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning writer THOMAS PAGE MCBEE—author of Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man—for a discussion of his latest book, Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man.

About Amateur
In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience boxing—learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body—McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes, and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a new way forward, a new kind of masculinity, inside the ring and outside of it.

In this graceful, stunning, and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting, and healing, we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 5

Global Climate Action Summit Preview:  How the International, Subnational, and Business Communities Are Taking the Lead on Climate Action
Wednesday, September 5
1:30 - 2:30 PM Eastern
RSVP at https://members.e2.org/ext/jsp/controller?id=9519069650&sv=Tele_GCAS_Preview&reply=yes

Matthew Rodriquez, California Secretary for Environmental Protection
On September 12-14, the world will converge on San Francisco for the first-of-its-kind Global Climate Action Summit. Hosted by California Governor Jerry Brown and others, the Summit will gather international, subnational, business and other private sector leaders from around the world to discuss solutions to the world's most pressing climate issues.

Please join E2 for this special webinar featuring one of the state officials directly responsible for organizing the event – California Secretary for Enviromental Protection Matt Rodriquez – who will discuss the purpose and goals of the Summit and why it's so important, especially given the United States' plans to pull out of the international Paris climate agreement.

We'll also get an overview from NRDC International Program Director Jake Schmidt on the state of international climate policies and how the international community will be integrated into the Summit.

Lastly, E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe will provide details about an official business-focused affiliate event that E2 and its partners are organizing as part of the Summit, as well as other events that E2 and our partners at NRDC are hosting throughout the week.

Matthew Rodriquez, California Secretary for Environmental Protection
Jake Schmidt, International Program Director, NRDC

Moderated by Bob Keefe, Executive Director, E2


Exhibition Opening: "Treading the Borders: Immigration and the American Stage”
WHEN  Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2018, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room, Quincy Street & Harvard Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Exhibitions, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library
TICKET WEB LINK  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiAW5u0_aEkomHP3qSlcLe5iFpEFyeMrcNXQ5gRCRhyYhorw/viewform
TICKET INFO  Free and open to the public. RSVP.
DETAILS  Join us for the opening of our major fall exhibition "Treading the Borders: Immigration and the American Stage"
Much of the richness and vitality of the performing arts in the United States derives from creative talent originating elsewhere. This exhibition explores how successive waves of immigration transformed the American stage, highlighting the virtuosity and resilience of a diverse group of actors, artists, and entertainers from the colonial era to the present day.
This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP: bit.ly/2JsvzNG
LINK  https://library.harvard.edu/events/treading-borders-immigration-and-american-stage


Thursday, September 6

Translating Research into Better Policy
WHEN  Thursday, Sep. 6, 2018, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard School of Public Healt, Kresge Building Leadership Studio, 677 Huntington Avenue, 10th Floor, Boston
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Voices in Leadership webcast program
SPEAKER(S)  Dr. Patricia Garcia, former Minister of Health of Peru
COST  free
TICKET WEB LINK  https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2u7MoNmgV0mDjJr
TICKET INFO  https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/voices/events/patricia-garcia-former-minister-of-health-of-peru/
CONTACT INFO	Alison Barron - abarron at hsph.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Join us for the first “Voices in Leadership” event of the fall semester, featuring Dr. Patricia García, current Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow and former Minister of Health of Peru. During her appointment as Minister, she introduced new public health policies in sexual and reproductive health, HPV vaccination, food labelling, cervical cancer, electronic medical records, telemedicine etc. Prior, Dr. García served as Dean of the School of Public Health at UPCH (2011-16), and as chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health (2006-08). She will be interviewed by Dr. Rifat Atun. Please join us online or in-person for this dynamic event! For lottery and live webcast details, please visit www.hsph.me/Garcia.
LINK  https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/voices/events/patricia-garcia-former-minister-of-health-of-peru/


A Conversation on Being Mortal with Dr. Atul Gawande
WHEN  Thursday, Sep. 6, 2018, 4:30 – 5:50 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Memorial Hall, Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Health Sciences, Special Events
SPONSOR	 Harvard Divinity School
CONTACT	Margie Jenkins, HDS Academic Affairs, 617.496.8508
DETAILS  Surgeon, writer, and public health leader Dr. Atul Gawande will deliver the 99th Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality during Harvard Divinity School's 203rd Convocation ceremony in September. 
Gawande, MD, MPH, is CEO of the non-profit-seeking health care venture formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase to deliver better outcomes, satisfaction, and cost efficiency in care. He is author of the bestselling book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
For tickets, please visit the Harvard Box Office page at the below link.
LINK  https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=divinity


International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is Israel Still a Lawful Occupier?
WHEN  Thursday, Sep. 6, 2018, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS Knafel, Room 262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
SPEAKER(S)  S. Michael Lynk, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967; Associate Professor of Law, Western University, London, Ontario
CONTACT INFO	elizabethflanagan at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Professor S. Michael Lynk is Associate Professor of Law at Western University in London, Ontario, where he teaches labour law, constitutional law and human rights law. Before becoming an academic, he practiced labour law and refugee law for a decade in Ottawa and Toronto. As well, he worked for the United Nations on human rights and refugee issues in Jerusalem. Professor Lynk has written widely on labour law and human rights issues in Canada, and he has also published articles on the application of international law to the Middle East conflict. He has regularly acted as a labour arbitrator in Canada, he speaks frequently at labour law and industrial relations conferences and he has advised governments and international organizations on labour law and human rights issues. Professor Lynk received his B.A. (with honours) and his LL.B. from Dalhousie University, and completed his LL.M. at Queen's University in 2001.
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/international-law-and-israeli-palestinian-conflict-israel-still-lawful-occupier-0


Mathematics of Big Data: Spreadsheets, Databases, Matrices, and Graphs
Thursday, September 6
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join the MIT Press Bookstore in welcoming Jeremy Kepner to the bookstore to discuss his book, Mathematics of Big Data: Spreadsheets, Databases, Matrices, and Graphs. Thisis the first book to present the common mathematical foundations of big data analysis across a range of applications and technologies.

Jeremy Kepner is an MIT Lincoln Laboratory Fellow, Founder and Head of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center, and Research Affiliate in MIT’s Mathematics Department.


EBC 2nd Annual End-of-Summer-Bash – Hosted by the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee (and friends!)
Thursday, September 6
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
District Hall Lounge

An Annual Gathering of Young Professionals in the Energy and Environmental Sector With Co-Hosts: Construction Management Association of America – New England Chapter LSP Association – [...]


The Fighters:  Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
Thursday, September 6
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist C.J. CHIVERS for a discussion of his latest book, The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. 
About The Fighters

More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers reported from both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant.
Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared.

The Fighters is a tour de force, a portrait of modern warfare that parts from slogans to do for American troops what Stephen Ambrose did for the G.I.s of World War II and Michael Herr for the grunts in Vietnam. Told with the empathy and understanding of an author who is himself an infantry veteran, The Fighters presents the long arc of two wars.


John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him
Thursday September 6
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline

E. Lawrence Abel 
Before he shot the president of the United States and entered the annals of history as a killer, actor John Wilkes Booth had quite a way with women. There was the actress who cut his throat and almost killed him in a jealous rage. There was the prostitute who tried to kill herself because he abandoned her. There was the actress who would swear she witnessed him murdering Lincoln, even though she was thousands of miles away at the time. John Wilkes Booth was hungry for fame, touchy about politics, and a notorious womanizer. But this book isn’t about John Wilkes Booth—not really. This book is about his women: women who were once notorious in their own right; women who were consumed by love, jealousy, strife, and heartbreak; women whose lives took wild turns before and after Lincoln’s assassination; women whom have been condemned to the footnotes of history… until now.


Cirque du Science: The Innovators Summer Spectacular
Thursday, September 6
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Museum of Science, Washburn Pavilion, Museum of Science Driveway, Boston
RSSVP at https://www.mos.org/public-events/cirque-du-science
Cost:  $35

Come one, come all: to the greatest party on Earth! Join the Museum’s Innovators on the riverfront Washburn Pavilion for an end-of-summer spectacular that is sure to leave you and your guests talking. Featuring acts from the Boston Circus Guild, an exclusive performance by Niki Luparelli and The Gold Diggers, street magic by Dezrah the Strange, and so much more, Cirque du Science will test your understanding of what a modern circus spectacular at the Museum of Science can be.

This event is free when you purchase tickets to any Summer Thursdays program, or if you are a member of the Museum’s Innovators. Tickets include carnival cuisine, a welcome gift, cash bar, complimentary parking, and more. The Innovators will receive complimentary drink tickets. Please remember to register early – you won’t want to miss an evening under the big top!

This event is for audiences 18+.


The Fighters:  Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
Thursday, September 6
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist C.J. CHIVERS for a discussion of his latest book, The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. 

About The Fighters
More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers reported from both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant.

Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared.
The Fighters is a tour de force, a portrait of modern warfare that parts from slogans to do for American troops what Stephen Ambrose did for the G.I.s of World War II and Michael Herr for the grunts in Vietnam. Told with the empathy and understanding of an author who is himself an infantry veteran, The Fighters presents the long arc of two wars.

Friday, September 7

Fracking and Physics
Friday, September 7
4:00pm to 5:15pm
Harvard, Pierce 209, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Michael Marder, Department of Physics, UT Austin
Prospects for the future of US energy supply have changed because of a combination of horizontal drilling and hydrofracturing that was found economical 20 years ago, and has produced the fastest rise in the production of oil and gas in US history. The basic physics of fracked wells somewhat differs from wells in conventional reservoirs, and this has implications for the way that fields are being developed. Interesting physics problems arise when one tries to understand the transport mechanisms that make these wells function.


"The Great Clarinet Summit" Screening
Friday, September 7
MIT, Building 10-250, 222 Memorial Drive, Cambridge,

A documentary film world premiere!

Following the screening, join WGBH’s jazz host and “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio,” Eric Jackson, for a brief discussion with, and live performances by, renowned clarinetists featured in the film: Don Byron, Evan Ziporyn, Billy Novick, and Eran Egozy.

The 90-minute program will conclude with an “all play” clarinet jam led by Byron and Ziporyn!   All clarinet players are invited to bring their instruments and join in!

“The Great Clarinet Summit”
Last May, MIT’s Wind and Jazz Ensembles invited five renowned clarinet soloists to perform a concert celebrating the illustrious instrument. Don Byron, Anat Cohen, Eran Egozy, Billy Novick, and Evan Ziporyn shared the stage for a program spanning multiple musical genres from classical to jazz to world to pop. This extraordinary concert culminated with Ornament of the World, composed by MIT alumnus and Tony award-winner Jamshied Sharifi, featuring the entire cast of musicians and 100 clarinetists of all ages drawn from the Boston area.

The documentary, produced by MIT Video Productions, goes behind the scenes to show how this musical extravaganza was achieved and tells the story of the creative endeavors of the featured soloists and their special relationship with this highly versatile and distinctly sounding woodwind instrument

Co-sponsored by MIT Music and Theater Arts and MIT Video Productions


Every Day Is Extra
Friday, September 7
7:30 PM (Doors at 6:30)
Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.harvard.com/event/john_kerry/
Cost:  $40.00 (book included)

Harvard Book Store is honored to welcome JOHN KERRY—five-term United States senator from Massachusetts, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State for four years—for a moderated discussion of his new memoir, Every Day Is Extra. This event is co-sponsored by the Cambridge Community Foundation.
Book Signing Guidelines

Those joining the signing line should have a copy of Every Day Is Extra in order to have additional titles signed by the author. Due to limited time for the book signing: no personalization, no photography, and no memorabilia. Thank you for your understanding!
About Every Day Is Extra

John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life—a revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history.

Every Day Is Extra is John Kerry’s candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the US Navy in 1966, and served in Vietnam. He returned home highly decorated but disillusioned, and testified powerfully before Congress as a young veteran opposed to the war.

Kerry served as a prosecutor in Massachusetts, then as lieutenant governor, and was elected to the Senate in 1984, eventually serving five terms. In 2004 he was the Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state—Ohio—of winning. Kerry returned to the Senate, chaired the important Foreign Relations Committee, and succeeded Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in 2013. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East; dealt with the Syrian civil war while combatting ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement.

Every Day Is Extra is Kerry’s passionate, insightful, sometimes funny, always moving account of his life. Kerry tells wonderful stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. He writes movingly of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington.

Few books convey as convincingly as this one the life of public service like that which John Kerry has lived for fifty years. Every Day Is Extra shows Kerry for the dedicated, witty, and authentic man that he is, and provides forceful testimony for the importance of diplomacy and American leadership to address the increasingly complex challenges of a more globalized world.

Saturday, September 8

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice
Saturday, September 8
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The weekend before San Francisco’s Global Climate Action Summit, the Peoples Climate Movement will lead a national mobilization for climate, jobs, and justice.

September 8th will be a moving demonstration of the breadth and depth of the climate movement. Across the country, tens of thousands of people will show our power by hitting the streets, holding community forums, and educating voters about the issues – all to ensure that elected and private sector leaders make action on climate a priority.

From Seattle to Miami – and everywhere in-between – activists and non-activists alike will come together to demonstrate to the world that on this day, and every day, climate matters. Like the National Day of Action in 2015, September 8th is about more than just numbers; it’s about telling the story of climate, jobs, and justice; it’s about showing that to change everything, it takes everyone – including you; and it’s about committing to make climate action a part of the national dialogue in November, in the months that follow, and well into 2019 and 2020.


Harvest Festival & Plant Sale
Saturday September 8
10 to 2pm
City Natives, 30 Edgewater Drive, Mattapan

Great selection of cold-hardy seedlings and native plants well-suited to fall planting. Also: cover crop seed, soil amendments, season extension supplies, kids’ activities, and advice. Trustees of Reservations event.


Annual fall plant swap
Saturday September 8
12 to 2pm
Fayette Park, near the corner of Broadway and Fayette Street, Cambridge

All gardeners welcome.  We generally have perennials, biennial seedlings, seeds, indoor plants, catalogs, pots, and more. Rain date (in case of downpour): Sun Sep 9, 12 to 2.  Nice leftovers go to the SGC sale. More info: Hmsnively at aol.com

Sunday, September 9

Sustainable Belmont Green Garden Tour (and small plant swap)
Sunday, September 9
11 to 3pm, rain or shine.
Pick up a map at Belmont Library, 366 Beech Street, Belmont or on line at  https://wp.me/p3YMGy-sC or http://sustainablebelmont.net


Cambridge Carnival
Sunday, September 9
12pm - 6pm
Kendall Square, Cambridge

More information at http://cambridgecarnival.org

Monday, September 10

Tracking "Ghost Glaciers" Using Cosmogenic Nuclides
Monday, September 10
Harvard, Haller Hall Geo Museum 102, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Speaker:  Dr. Lee Corbett from the University of Vermont
Abstract: The traditional view of glaciers is that they are highly erosive, efficiently move large amounts of material, and significantly sculpt and shape the underlying landscape. But in certain situations, the base of the glacier remains below the pressure melting point and frozen to the bed, inhibiting the glacial ice from abrading or plucking the underlying material; such "ghost glaciers" leave no physical evidence of their presence on the landscape once they have disappeared in a warmer climate. Finding evidence for now-vanished cold-based, non-erosive glacial ice has long represented a challenge, particularly in high-latitude and/or high-altitude environments. Because of the dearth of physical evidence, I use cosmogenic nuclides to study the burial of rock surfaces by "ghost glaciers" in the past. The use of multiple cosmogenic nuclides with different half-lives allows me to quantify when and for how long surfaces have been buried beneath ice, even though the ice did not physically alter those surfaces. Gaining a better understanding of now-vanished glacial ice, including elusive non-erosive ice, provides insight about past climates, sediment transport, and landscape formation over long timescales.

Bio: Dr. Lee Corbett is the manager of the Community Cosmogenic Facility at University of Vermont; she collaborates with and hosts visitors from around the world to learn methods and prepare their own samples for studying a diverse array of Earth surface processes using cosmogenic nuclides. Lee's own research interests are focused on understanding how glacial landscapes evolve over long timescales, how glaciers move sediment, and how glacial sediment can be used as an archive of climate information. Because of her role managing the laboratory, she works on a wide range of projects including quantifying erosion rates, studying river and hillslope systems, dating recent tectonic activity, and investigating glacial history and retreat rates.


The mystery of Smith’s aspen: uncovering the genetic identity and climate change vulnerability of a hybrid Pleistocene relic
Monday, September 10
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill, 1300 Centre Street, Boston
Jake Grossman, Arboretum Putnam Fellow

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


Are There Too Many Farms in the World? Labor-Market Transaction Costs, Machine Capacities and Optimal Farm Size
Monday, September 10
3:00pm to 4:15pm
Harvard, Harvard Hall 104, 1465-1483 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Andrew Foster (Brown University)


Get Smart on Crowdfunding
Monday, September 10
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
MIT Tang Center, E51-149m 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/event/get-smart-on-crowdfunding/
Cost:  $20; Members: $10: Students: $5; Student members: Free
Startups - come and learn the ins-and-out of product crowdfunding (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, etc…) and equity crowdfunding (Wefunder, StartEngine, etc…)

If you have a product or service, now you can pitch it to millions of people and build a community of investors and early adopters. Learn how for many companies product crowdfunding is replacing traditional sales channels and equity crowdfunding is replacing traditional sources of start-up capital.

You will learn:
What is equity crowdfunding? What is product crowdfunding?
Is crowdfunding the best path for your startup?
What kind of resources you will need to create a campaign?
What do you need to present yourself as a professional company?
Which crowdfunding platform should you select for your industry and approach?

Speaker:  Michael Burtov, Founder & CEO,  GeoOrbital
Mike has been the founder and CEO of 4 companies (2 failed, 2 thrived) and has over 15 years' experience in starting-up and seeing companies through their lifecycle. For his companies he has raised millions in startup funding in almost every possible way including angel investors, angel groups, incubators/accelerators, VC, customers/strategic investors, crowdfunding (leading the first company to have raised $1M+ with product crowdfunding AND $1.07M [the legal maximum] with RegCF equity crowdfunding), and even appeared on ABC's SHARK TANK to pitch to celebrity investors. He has also raised money in the non-profit world though his work as a Peace Corps volunteer and with the Bill Clinton foundation and has spent years as an investment banker in Credit Derivatives trading. Mike is a winner of a 2018 Edison Award and was named one of the Top Inventors of 2016 and one of the "most dynamic and creative people shaping business today," by the Upstart Business Journal.

Event Schedule
5:30-6:00pm Registration
6:00-8:00pm Crowdfunding workshop


authors at MIT: Cass R. Sunstein
Monday, September 10
6:00pm to 7:00pm
MIT Press Bookstore,  Building N50, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

MIT Press Bookstore welcomes Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walsmley University Professor at Harvard Law School, to the bookstore to discuss his latest book, The Cost-Benefit Revolution. Drawing on behavioral economics and his well-known emphasis on “nudging,” he celebrates the cost-benefit revolution in policy making, tracing its defining moments in the Reagan, Clinton, and Obama administrations (and pondering its uncertain future in the Trump administration). He acknowledges that public officials often lack information about costs and benefits, and outlines state-of-the-art techniques for acquiring that information. Policies should make people’s lives better.

Cass R. Sunstein is one of the most cited legal scholars in the world. He was recipient of the 2018 Holberg Prize and was Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama Administration.


Relevance of Spirituality in the Age of Technology
Monday, September 10
MIT, Buildling 4-270, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge

MIT Origins Distinguished Speaker Series

Speaker: Sri Chanchalapathi Dasa is the Senior Vice-President of ISKCON, Bangalore and Vice-Chairman of the Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Sri Chanchalapathi Dasa was born in 1963 in Bengaluru, India. While an undergraduate student in PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, he became interested in the message and mission of Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON. Later he joined the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore for a Masters program in Electrical Communication Engineering. In 1984 he became a full-time dedicated member of ISKCON, Bangalore and soon became the Vice President. He has been involved in the implementation of the various programs of ISKCON, Bangalore and the Akshata Patra program.

Program: Human society has made rapid advances in modern science, technology, material comforts, education and economic development throughout the world. Despite these advancements, modern society is encountering newer challenges in tackling food & water security, world peace, health issues, climate change and many more. On the individual front, the humans are getting more disconnected from themselves and struggling to balance body, mind and spirit.

We see advancement through science & technology while at the same time we see increasing complexities in modern man's life. So where lies the disconnect?

Are there principles or values which can help both individuals and society at large to come together in peaec and harmony for a better living with higher purpose? Is there a way by which human society can coexist and make progressive advancement with people leading a life full of happiness, good health and peace of mind? In short, is there a science of life which could transform the way we live in this world and beyond?

Join us to find the way to fill this need, through a talk based on the science for the respiritualization of the entire human society.


Food and Nutrition:  What Everyone Needs to Know
Monday, September 10
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dr-pk-newby-harvard-trained-scientist-and-health-expert-discussing-food-nutrition-what-everyone-tickets-48599745146

Dr PK Newby
From gluten-free to all-Paleo, GMOs to grass-fed beef, our newsfeeds abound with nutrition advice. Whether sensational headlines from the latest study or anecdotes from celebrities and food bloggers, we’re bombarded with “superfoods” and “best ever” diets promising to help us lose weight, fight disease, and live longer. At the same time, we live in an over-crowded food environment that makes it easy to eat, all the time. The result is an epidemic of chronic disease amidst a culture of nutrition confusion—and copious food choices that challenge everyday eaters just trying to get a healthy meal on the table. But the exhilarating truth is that scientists know an astounding amount about the power of food. A staggering 80% of chronic diseases are preventable through modifiable lifestyle changes, and diet is the single largest contributing factor. And we also know the secrets to eating sustainably to protect our planet. In Food & Nutrition, Harvard- and Columbia-trained nutrition scientist Dr. P.K. Newby examines 134 stand-alone questions addressing “need to know” topics, including how what we eat affects our health and environment, from farm to fork, and why, when it comes to diet, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts—and one size doesn’t fit all. At the same time, Newby debunks popular myths and food folklore, encouraging readers to “learn, unlearn, and relearn” the fundamentals of nutrition at the heart of a health-giving diet. Her passion for all things food shines through it all, as does her love of the power of science, technology, and engineering to help create healthier diets for ourselves, and a more sustainable future for the planet we share.

About the Author
Dr. P.K. Newby (“The Nutrition Doctor”) is a scientist and author whose newest book is Food & Nutrition:What Everyone Needs to Know. She has been forging connections between the biological, behavioral, and environmental aspects of nutrition and food technology for more than two decades with her mantra “From farm to fork, what we eat matters!” Dr. Newby is known for her infectious enthusiasm, keen intellect, sharp wit, and contagious passion, inspiring people to live their healthiest, most delicious lives today while building a more sustainable world for tomorrow. She consults regularly and has served as a science advisor to several companies. She holds a doctorate from Harvard, two master’s degrees from Columbia, and served on the faculties at Tufts University (Research Scientist & Assistant Professor) and Boston University (Associate Professor). She’s currently an Adjunct Associate Professor and award-winning educator at Harvard and dedicates most of her time to fighting anti-science in all ways that she can.


The Future of Housing in Boston and Beyond
Monday, September 10
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Café ArtScience, 650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-housing-in-boston-and-beyond-tickets-48535579224
Cost: $15.00 /per person;  $20 at the door

Doors open @ 6pm --Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers-- Presentations start @ 7pm

 Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Barry Bluestone, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
Tamara M. Roy, Principal with Stantec, Boston, and past President of the Boston Society of Architects and
Peter Rose, FAIA, FRAIC, Rose and Partners Architects, Boston

Summary:  The housing infrastructure of human communities has evolved across the centuries in response to economic, technological and demographic forces as well as artistic and social preferences.

Boston offers an invaluable historical record on the evolutionary trends in housing in recent centuries and is now becoming a test-bed for housing innovations to better serve human needs and aspirations in the centuries to come.

Three of Boston’s pre-eminent leaders in housing and urban design will guide this Long Now Boston conversation on the future of housing.

Some of the questions to be addressed include:

How did we get here?
What factors drive housing design and innovation? What evidence can we see for historic housing innovations in the Boston area?
Where are we now?
How well is our present housing infrastructure dealing with current economic and demographic conditions?
What problems do we need to address?
What are the key barriers to successful innovation?
What are the most promising innovations in the short term?
The longer term?
What might Boston look like in 100 years?
What action plan is needed to get where we want to go?

Join the conversation and become part of the solution.

$15 in advance // $20 at the door. Students w/ID admitted free.
Audience participation is encouraged.

Barry Bluestone, Ph.D., is a Professor of Political Economy in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. He served as founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy from 1999 to 2015, and founding dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs from 2006 to 2012. Author of 11 books, including The Deindustrialization of America (1982), Growing Prosperity: The Battle for Growth with Equity in the 21st Century (2000), and The Boston Renaissance: Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis (2000), and The Urban Experience: Economics, Society, and Public Policy (2008). Bluestone is also a founding member of the Economic Policy Institute.

Tamara Roy, BA, MA, AIA Leed AP, is a principal with Stantec Architects and past President of the Boston Society of Architects. She is an architect and urban designer specializing in residential, academic, and mixed-use master planning projects and a passionate advocate for compact living spaces. Tamara became one of the earliest promoters of compact living when she advocated for changing the policy of minimum unit sizes at a 2010 Innovation District housing symposium. Tamara received her Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon, and her Masters of Urban Design and Architecture from the Berlage Institute, an international think-tank in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where she lived in a 300 square foot apartment with her husband and baby.

Peter Rose, FAIA, FRAIC, is a recognized leader in the architectural design profession. Since beginning his practice in 1978, Rose has received numerous awards for residential, institutional, and urban design projects. The scale of his projects has varied from large urban design projects, such as the Old Port of Montreal Waterfront Master Plan, to smaller renovations and additions. Rose received the Master in Architecture degree and Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.

Tuesday, September 11

Siva Vaidhyanathan
Tuesday, September 11
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Harvard, Taubman 5th floor, Allison Dining Room, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge


Arne Duncan former Secretary of Education and Harvard Alum
Tuesday, September 11
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arne-duncan-former-secretary-of-education-and-harvard-alum-tickets-48599002926

Arne Duncan will sign copies of his new book How Schools Work before his duscussion at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School at 6:00pm.
From the Secretary of Education under President Obama, an exposé of the status quo that helps maintain a broken system at the expense of our kids’ education.
“Education runs on lies. That’s probably not what you’d expect from a former Secretary of Education, but it’s the truth.” So opens Arne Duncan’s How Schools Work, although the title could just as easily be How American Schools Work for Some, Not for Others, and Only Now and Then for Kids. 

Drawing on nearly three decades in education—from his mother’s after-school program on Chicago’s South Side to his tenure as Secretary of Education in DC—How Schools Work follows Arne (as he insists you call him) as he takes on challenges at every turn: gangbangers in Chicago housing projects, parents who call him racist, teachers who insist they can’t help poor kids, unions that refuse to modernize, Tea Partiers who call him an autocrat, affluent white progressive moms who hate yearly tests, and even the NRA, which once labeled Arne the “most extreme anti-gun member of President Obama's Cabinet.” Going to a child’s funeral every couple of weeks, as he did when he worked in Chicago, will do that to a person. 

How Schools Work exposes the lies that have caused American kids to fall behind their international peers, from early childhood all the way to college graduation rates. But it also celebrates the countless everyday heroes Arne has encountered along the way: teachers, principals, reformers, staffers, business people, mayors, and presidents.

About the Author:  Arne Duncan was one of the longest serving members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet and among the most influential Secretaries of Education in history. He has spent nearly three decades across all levels of education, from his mother’s afterschool program on Chicago’s Southside to CEO of the Chicago Public Schools. He currently sits on the board of Communities in Schools.


IDSS Distinguished Speaker Seminar - Policy 2.0
Tuesday, September 11
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 32-141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

We live in an increasingly polarized present, looking to a complex and uncertain future while basing our legislative decisions on systems of the past. We need the processes and structures that underpin our political decision-making to be aligned with the complexities of the 21st century. Such changes cannot be undertaken by a technocratic elite, potentially disenfranchising citizens further from their governing institutions. Rather, political institutions must seek to improve transparency, openness, and accountability. The great divide between science and policy must be bridged, not through advisers and external counsel but through involvement in a co-creation process that would from the outset, allow interested parties, experts and policymakers to work together to gain a shared understanding of a specific issue, clarity of the objectives of regulatory action as well as alternative regulatory measures. Yet we know that knowledge is not the only driver of political decision-making, emotion, self-interest, power relations and values all play their role in decision-making and political discourse. Through co-creation, interested parties, experts, and policymakers could potentially compare and weigh the risks, costs, and benefits and their distribution against self-declared biases.
As the European Commission's in-house science service providing independent scientific advice and support to EU policy, the Joint Research Centre is at the forefront of such research and seeking innovative opportunities to implement such measures.

About the Speaker:
Vladimír Šucha is Director-General of the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service. He was Deputy Director-General of the JRC between 2012 and 2013. Prior to that, he spent 6 years in the position of director for culture and media in the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. Before joining the European Commission, he held various positions in the area of European and international affairs. Between 2005 and 2006, he was director of the Slovak Research and Development Agency, national body responsible for funding research. He was principal advisor for European affairs to the minister of education of the Slovak Republic (2004-2005). He worked at the Slovak Representation to the EU in Brussels as research, education and culture counselor (2000-2004). In parallel, he has followed a long-term academic and research career, being a full professor in Slovakia and visiting professor/scientist at different academic institutions in many countries. He published more than 100 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals.


Is Cyber Resilience Possible?
Tuesday, September 11
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Northeastern, Renaissance Park, 909, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston

Please join us for a presentation by John Manferdelli, Professor of the Practice and Executive Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern University, for the first Fall semester event in the Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies speaker series.

More information at https://cssh.northeastern.edu/internationalcenter/event/is-cyber-resilience-possible/


Click Here to Kill Everybody:  Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World
Tuesday, September 11
6:00 PM (Doors at 5:30)
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Cost:  $6 - $29.75 (book included, online only)

Harvard Book Store welcomes internationally renowned security technologist BRUCE SCHNEIER for a discussion of his latest book, Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World.

About Click Here to Kill Everybody
Everything is a computer. Ovens are computers that make things hot; refrigerators are computers that keep things cold. These computers―from home thermostats to chemical plants―are all online. The Internet, once a virtual abstraction, can now sense and touch the physical world.

As we open our lives to this future, often called the Internet of Things, we are beginning to see its enormous potential in ideas like driverless cars, smart cities, and personal agents equipped with their own behavioral algorithms. But every knife cuts two ways.

All computers can be hacked. And Internet-connected computers are the most vulnerable. Forget data theft: cutting-edge digital attackers can now crash your car, your pacemaker, and the nation’s power grid. In Click Here to Kill Everybody, renowned expert and bestselling author Bruce Schneier examines the hidden risks of this new reality.

After exploring the full implications of a world populated by hyperconnected devices, Schneier reveals the hidden web of technical, political, and market forces that underpin the pervasive insecurities of today. He then offers common-sense choices for companies, governments, and individuals that can allow us to enjoy the benefits of this omnipotent age without falling prey to its vulnerabilities.

From principles for a more resilient Internet of Things, to a recipe for sane government regulation and oversight, to a better way to understand a truly new environment, Schneier’s vision is required reading for anyone invested in human flourishing.


The Person You Mean to Be:  How Good People Fight Bias
Tuesday, September 11
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning social psychologist DOLLY CHUGH for a discussion of her latest book, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias. This event is cosponsored by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

About The Person You Mean to Be
Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in our turbulent world? The Person You Mean to Be is the smart, "semi-bold" person’s guide to fighting for what you believe in.

Dolly reveals the surprising causes of inequality, grounded in the "psychology of good people". Using her research findings in unconscious bias as well as work across psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and other disciplines, she offers practical tools to respectfully and effectively talk politics with family, to be a better colleague to people who don’t look like you, and to avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. Being the person we mean to be starts with a look at ourselves.

She argues that the only way to be on the right side of history is to be a good-ish—rather than good—person. Good-ish people are always growing. Second, she helps you find your "ordinary privilege"—the part of your everyday identity you take for granted, such as race for a white person, sexual orientation for a straight person, gender for a man, or education for a college graduate. This part of your identity may bring blind spots, but it is your best tool for influencing change. Third, Dolly introduces the psychological reasons that make it hard for us to see the bias in and around us. She leads you from willful ignorance to willful awareness. Finally, she guides you on how, when, and whom, to engage (and not engage) in your workplaces, homes, and communities. Her science-based approach is a method any of us can put to use in all parts of our life.

Whether you are a long-time activist or new to the fight, you can start from where you are. Through the compelling stories Dolly shares and the surprising science she reports, Dolly guides each of us closer to being the person we mean to be.


Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
Tuesday, September 11
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/siva-vaidhyanathan-will-discuss-antisocial-media-how-facebook-disconnects-us-and-undermines-tickets-48671181815

Antisocial Media explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It discusses how “social media” has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump’s election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines.

Siva Vaidhyanathan is the Robertson Professor of Media Studies and the Director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia. He produces a local public-affairs television program and several podcasts, and he directs the publication of Virginia Quarterly Review. A former professional journalist, he has published five previous books on technology, law, and society, includingThe Googlization of Everything. He has also contributed to publications such as The Nation, Slate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, BookForum, The New York Times Book Review, and The Baffler.


MIT Solve Coastal Communities Challenge
How can coastal communities mitigate and adapt to climate change while developing and prospering?
Challenge deadline July 1, 2018

Challenge Overview
Over 30% of humanity lives near coasts, ranging from massive cities to key ports and naval bases to small islands. The effects of climate change – including sea level rise, stronger storms, ocean warming and acidification – are causing increasing negative impacts on these communities’ lives and livelihoods. For the 600 million people supported by the fishing industry, a majority of them women, overfishing, pollution, and acidification threaten their livelihoods and the fragile ecosystems on which they depend. In cities and elsewhere, some communities already face regular flooding due to higher tides, some will see more frequent natural disasters, and others will see tourist-attracting coral reefs or surfing fade.

Further, as 60% of global GDP and 90% of global trade moves through coasts, increased flooding or damage to port infrastructure poses risks for communities and businesses alike, whether or not they are near the ocean. In addition, coastal and ocean ecosystems absorb 25% of our excess CO2, but are often degraded through coastal development, making climate change harder to mitigate.

While facing numerous impacts, coastal communities from Puerto Rico to Dhaka also have the potential to demonstrate resilient and sustainable ways of living near and with the ocean. Doing so will require people to have access to new technological solutions—along with new ways to envision and enact hard decisions about economies, society, and infrastructure. The Solve community aims to find innovative solutions to support and enhance coastal communities, while mitigating and adapting to climate change. To do so, Solve welcomes solutions from innovators around the world that:

Increase the viability and scale of sustainable economic activity from oceans, ranging from fishing to energy production to tourism
Provide cost-effective infrastructure approaches to improve resilience in the face of increased storm-, sea-, and tidewater
Rebuild or replicate mangroves, corals, and other ecosystems to restore historic functions, including storm surge absorption, carbon uptake, and stable fisheries
Enable coastal communities, governments, and corporations to use data to understand and make complex decisions around sustainable and resilient development


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.


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.

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Free solar electricity analysis for MA residents

Solar map of Cambridge, MA


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


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


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!


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/


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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