[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - March 17, 2019

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Monday, March 18

12pm  Program on Atmospheres, Oceans, anc Climate [PAOC] 
2:15pm  Sharing an Online Roadmap for Social Responsibility Guidance in the Seafood Industry
3pm  Accelerating Research in Applied Nanotechnology
4pm  Civic Experience: Covering the Nation's Capital
5pm  #MeToo in France
6pm  Boston New Technology FinTech & Blockchain Startup Showcase 
6:30pm  StreetCar to Justice: One-Woman Show
7pm  Brookline Talks Presents: Debby Irving, Waking Up White
7pm  Climate Change in Focus: Finding Hope Through Democratic Action
7pm  JP Solar Happy Hour

Tuesday, March 19

9am  Commonwealth Commentary Featuring Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins
9am  Best Aquaculture Practices Social Impact Workshop featuring Froukje Kruijssen
10am  How materials science intersects with computer science: past, present, and future
11:30am  7th Annual Massachusetts WATER FORUM 
11:45am  World Water Week Panel
11:45am  The Global Menace of Plastic Waste
12pm  Film Screening: Left on Pearl
12pm  CREOS Brown Bag - Cognitive Efficiency and Roles for Visual Thinking Tools
4pm  A Taste of Techstars - Presented by Techstars Sustainability and STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator
4:30pm  The State of Autonomous Driving
4:30pm  New Tools for Sensing Microplastic Pollution, an Emerging Food Security Issue
4:30pm  Our Hidden Borders: Guantánamo, Interdiction, and the Rise of Offshore Migration Policing
4:30pm  The State of Autonomous Driving
5:15pm  Chemistry of defective materials for decarbonization  
5:30pm  In Real Life: Designing for Impact Workshop
6pm  Exploring Race through Drama 
6pm  Leveraging Machine Learning Approach to Optimize the Participation of a Wind and Storage Power Plant
6pm  Our March Networking Event & Vendor Showcase w/ Mass Tech Networking
6pm  Ginger Nolan | "Biopolitics in the Wilderness: The Architectures and Media of Settler Colonial Citizenship”
6pm  Fundraising by IPO and the future of bioprinting
6:30pm  Planting Native Species: How You can Contribute to Enhancing the Edibility of Northeast Landscapes! 
7pm  Breaking Science: Renewable Energy and the Green New Deal
7pm  Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture: The Second Founding
7pm  Boston Food Forest Coalition - Propagating Wild Plants

Wednesday, March 20

7:30am  Boston Sustainability Breakfast
12pm  Cyberspace Strategy and Great Power Competition
12pm  Brown Bag Lunch: Marine Pharmacognosy
12pm  TECHTalks: Boston, MA
1pm  "NextGen Biosensors Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love custom-made transcription factors”
1:30  Clean Energy Jobs in America 2019:  How Clean Energy is Powering American Job Growth
3:30pm  The politics of attention: Understanding the currency of the hybrid media system
3:30pm  The Pathologies of Digital Consent
4pm  Self-Learning Systems 
4:30pm  Vegetated Green Roofs for LEED Projects
5pm  The Ultrasocial World: International Cooperation Against All Odds
5pm  Civic Arts Series, "Gaming the Iron Curtain: Computer Games in Communist Czechoslovakia as Entertainment and Activism”
5pm  Passive House Mini-Symposium
5:30pm  SCIENCE with/in/sight: 2019 Koch Institute Image Awards
6pm  Safi Bahcall’s Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
6:30pm  EF Hub on Wheels Community Kickoff
6:30pm  The State of AI / Artificial Intelligence - Panel Discussion with Experts + Networking
7pm  Jabari Asim: We Can’t Breathe, On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival

Thursday, March 21 - Friday, March 22

Sharing Economy: Research on Access, Technology, Equity, and Applications

Thursday, March 21

8:30am  Solar Achieves Historic Milestone, Costs Less Than Gas
9am  Carpooling in the Digital Age; Swiping Right to Share the Ride
9am  GRC Climate Communications Training Workshop
12:15pm  Cyber Securitization: Can States Deter Cyber Escalation?
12:30pm  Energy Uses in Industry
2pm  NULab: Digital Public Humanities Panel
3pm  The energy cost of information processing in living systems
4pm  History Matters: Plymouth Colony First Lady Penelope Winslow: Reconstructing a Life Through Material Culture
5:30pm  Caste in America
5:30pm  Cleantech Open's 2019 Boston Kickoff Party!
6pm  Growing Divides in Cambridge: A Tale of 2.0 Cities
6pm  Transporting Malden into the Future
7pm  Doing Justice:  A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law
7pm  Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America
9pm  The Return of Radical Science

Friday, March 22 

7:30am  STEM and the Massachusetts Workforce Challenge
9am  Greater Boston MA Nonprofit Network Meeting
9am  Keynotes on Resilience of New England's Electricity System & Wholesale Market Design 3.0
12pm  Variability in background U.S. ozone pollution: An underappreciated role for the terrestrial biosphere
12pm  Feeding 10 Billion by 2050: Creating a Sustainable and Healthy Food Future
12pm  Yemen: What’s Happening and What Can We Do?
12pm  The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Institutions Transformed National Politics
4pm  Brains, Minds + Machines Seminar Series: Probing memory circuits in the primate brain: from single neurons to neural networks 
4:45pm  Digital Reinvention - How Companies are Rethinking their Business Strategies
6pm  Extinction Rebellion
7pm  What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24

LibrePlanet Conference

Saturday, March 23

10am  Gardeners’ Gathering
5:30pm  Tour of Fort House: Passive House and Net Positive Energy

Sunday, March 24

10am  Ecology, Evolution, and Engineering for Empowered Brains 
10:30am  Tree Spotters Citizen Science Program: Basic Training
12:30pm  Climate Science and Policy: A Call to Action
12:30pm  The Second Jewish Climate Conference:  The Time is Short, the Task is Great
2:30pm  Electric Bus Demonstration
6pm  Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism

Monday, March 25

10am  Connected Things 2019: Disruptive IoT
12:15pm  Repossessing the Wilderness: New Deal Sciences in the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation
12:15pm  Chris Hoofnagle: Cyber Security and the FTC
3:30pm  Books at Baker with Amy Edmondson
5pm  ISE 2019 Spring Symposium Series: Water, Energy, and the Utility of the Future
5:45pm  A Revolutionary Harbor: Boston Harbor's Resiliency
6pm  How You Can Help Climate & Wildlife Scientists 
6pm  President Carter: The White House Years 
6:30pm  The Personalized City: Parallel Reality Displays in the Urban Environment
6:30pm  Ending Violence Against Children: Leadership in a Global Crisis
7pm  Heavy:  An American Memoir

Tuesday, March 26

12pm  Civic Life Lunch - Monuments & Movements: The Art of Protest
12pm  Research Spotlight: Easing Traffic Congestion with Socially Optimal Routing 
12:30pm  Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline
1pm  Research Spotlight: Ioannis Paschalidis
5pm  Tales of Sweetgrass and Trees: Robin Wall Kimmerer and Richard Powers in Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams
6pm  How We Win: Beating Extremism Abroad and in the US
6pm  Production of City Space in India: Class, Caste, and Grayness
6pm  Frye Gaillard’s, A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence
6pm  Boston Green Drinks - March 2019 Happy Hour
6:30pm  19th Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture: Kimberly Dowdell, “Diverse City: How Equitable Design and Development Will Shape Urban Futures”
7pm  Mass Climate Action Network Legislative Conversation
7pm  Shifting into High Gear with Kyle Bryant
7pm  Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature—A New Evolutionary History
7pm  Food Literacy Project Open Meeting: Nutrition & Health with Angela Shields & Brenna Kirk, FLP Fellows


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

Geometry Links - March 13, 2019


Monday, March 18

Program on Atmospheres, Oceans, anc Climate [PAOC] Colloquium: Kathleen Schiro (JPL)
Monday, March 18
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-915, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge


Sharing an Online Roadmap for Social Responsibility Guidance in the Seafood Industry
Monday, March 18
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center - Room 152, 415 Summer Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharing-an-online-roadmap-for-social-responsibility-guidance-in-the-seafood-industry-tickets-55989055773

Businesses are increasingly focused on labor conditions in their supply chains. But knowing a problem may exist isn’t the same as addressing it. We invite you to RSVP for a FishWise-led session “Sharing an Online Roadmap for Social Responsibility Guidance in the Seafood Industry” on March 18th, featuring the public launch of a new online platform to clarify recommendations for companies working towards socially responsible seafood. 

Developed with support from the Walmart Foundation and designed for the industry, the Roadmap for Improving Seafood Ethics (RISE) makes better social responsibility performance easier. It offers tailored advice for producers, processors, brands, and retailers on building, assessing, and improving socially responsible practices in seafood supply chains. 

RISE is a free, open access website featuring a series of steps that companies may take. Each step offers practical tools to help companies implement the recommendations and track progress. RISE also offers connections to real people at organizations with deep expertise in understanding and improving labor practices.

In this hands-on, interactive session, participants will:
See how RISE provides actionable step-by-step guidance;
Learn from Verité and Issara Institute about key topics, like responsible recruitment, worker voice, and risk mitigation;
Hear from industry representatives about how their companies benefit from using the Roadmap; and
Have the opportunity to ask questions directly to experts with experience implementing social responsibility with companies.


Accelerating Research in Applied Nanotechnology
Monday, March 18
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
MIT Building 3-270, 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roger-howe-perspectives-in-nanotechnology-lecture-series-tickets-58391717198?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration required.

with Professor Roger Howe of Stanford University
As the first presentation in a new seminar series from MIT.nano, Professor Howe will consider the role that shared academic nano facilities, such as nano at Stanford and MIT.nano, can play in nucleating the tools and processes, as well as the community of internal and external researchers, that can accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology. 

Abstract and Bio
“There is plenty of room at the bottom”, an idea introduced by Richard Feynman in 1959. Ever since, developments in nanoscale science and technology have lead to rapid interdisciplinary advancements in the fields of materials, devices, biotechnology and instrumentations. MIT.nano is pleased to offer a new seminar series, organized by assistant professor Farnaz Niroui, to continuously explore these frontiers.
The seminar series will offer monthly talks at MIT, starting in Fall 2019, from researchers across the spectrum of nanoscience and nanoengineering. To lay the foundation for this series, Niroui has organized an introductory set of lectures this spring by experts who have played seminal roles in the progress of our understanding of the nanoscale in each of key areas over the past decades.
Entitled "Perspectives in Nanotechnology," these lectures will offer insight into current research and future directions by the experts based on their experiences in the field. Mr. Howe's lecture is the first of this set.
Each talk will last approximately 45 minutes long and will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session and a reception with refreshments.
Visit mitnano.mit.edu to see the full list of speakers for the five Perspectives lectures being offered this spring.


Civic Experience: Covering the Nation's Capital
Monday, March 18
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex, 805 Columbus Avenue, Auditorium, first floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civic-experience-covering-the-nations-capital-tickets-57614561705

Hear insightful commentary from leading Beltway journalists about the state of political play in Washington, and the changing nature of journalism's most high-profile beat. Special guests are Hallie Jackson, chief White House correspondent for NBC News; Ed O'Keefe, political correspondent, CBS News; Gabby Orr, White House reporter, Politico; and Shannon Pettypiece, White House reporter, Bloomberg.


#MeToo in France
Monday, March 18
5:00pm to 6:30pm
MIT, Building 14e-304, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Professor Laure Murat (UCLA) will present her new book, Une révolution sexuelle?: Réflexions sur l'après-Weinstein [A Sexual Revolution? A critical assessment in a post-Weinstein era]. Her talk will cover the impact of the MeToo movement in France.


Boston New Technology FinTech & Blockchain Startup Showcase #BNT99 (21+)
Monday, March 18
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Foley Hoag LLP, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Boston_New_Technology/events/258983609/
Price: $15.00 /per person

See 7 innovative and exciting local FinTech & Blockchain technology demos, presented by startup founders
Network with attendees from the Boston-area startup/tech community
Enjoy dinner with beer, wine and more

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

21+. Save 50% up to 48 hrs prior, when price increases to $30.

Please follow @BostonNewTech and support our startups by posting on social media using our #BNT99 hashtag. We'll retweet you!

To save on tickets and enjoy exclusive benefits, purchase a BNT VIP Membership. Learn more: http://bit.ly/BnTvip


StreetCar to Justice: One-Woman Show
Monday, March 18
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library, 365 South Bremen Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/streetcar-to-justice-one-woman-show-tickets-57315894383

Boston-based actress Adjovi Koene will perform the role of civil rights hero Elizabeth Jennings in a one-woman, one-hour play, “Streetcar to Justice,” an adaptation by Amy Hill Hearth of her book of the same name, at the East Boston Public Library on March 18th at 630pm. Admission is free.

Elizabeth Jennings was a black schoolteacher and church organist in Manhattan who was barred one summer day in 1854 from boarding a horse-drawn streetcar meant for whites-only. Miss Jennings was assaulted and bodily removed from the streetcar. With the support of her family, the black community of New York City, and leaders such as Frederick Douglass, she took her case to court. Represented by a very young lawyer named Chester A. Arthur – who would later become the twenty-first president of the United States – Miss Jennings was victorious, marking the first significant step in the fight to desegregate New York City’s public transportation.

Streetcar to Justice, published in 2018 by HarperCollins/Greenwillow Books, is the first biography of Miss Jennings. The book was chosen by the American Library Association as a Notable Children’s Book for 2019. It is Ms. Hearth’s tenth book and her first for middle-grade to adult readers.

Ms. Koene, of Brookline, will be the first actor to perform Ms. Hearth’s play. Her previous work on stage include To Kill A Mockingbird, Water, Thirsty, An Aster Blooms in the Fall, and Different is good-sometimes. Ms. Koene film roles include Aster & Sidney, and Brute Sanity. Ms. Koene won the Best Female Actor at the Something Wicked Film Festival for her work in the feature film, Brute Sanity, currently on Amazon Prime. TV credits include Sexting in Suburbia, and Unraveled. 

Ms. Hearth’s first book, the 1993 oral history Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years, was a New York Times bestseller. It was adapted to Broadway and for an award-winning television film. Ms. Hearth lives near New York City and is represented by William Morris Endeavor.

For more information about the performance of Streetcar to Justice, contact Margaret Kelly (617) 569-0271 at the East Boston Public Library.


Brookline Talks Presents: Debby Irving, Waking Up White
Monday, March 18
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Runkle School, Multi Purpose Room, 50 Druce Street, Brookline
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brookline-talks-presents-debby-irving-waking-up-white-tickets-54796096600

I’m a Good Person! Isn’t That Enough?
Using historical and media images, Debby examines how she used her white-skewed belief system to interpret the world around her. Socialized on a narrow worldview, Debby explores how she spent decades silently reaffirming harmful, archaic racial patterns instead of questioning the socialization that promoted racial disparities and tensions she could see and feel.


Climate Change in Focus: Finding Hope Through Democratic Action
Monday, March 18
7:00 PM  - 9:00 PM  (Local Time)
First Parish UU Arlington, at 630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington
RSVP at https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z0000027QAhQAM

Acclaimed author (Diet for A Small Planet), activist, and speaker, Frances Moore Lappe will explain how her concept of "living democracy" is applied to climate change examples from the local to national levels. The free event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Sierra Club, Arlington Town Democratic Committee and the Social Justice Committee of First Parish UU Arlington.

Contact Paulette Schwartz (plschwartz at verizon.net)


JP Solar Happy Hour
Monday, March 18
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Costello's Tavern, 723 Centre Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/57407676907

Monthly meetup of solar and sustainability professionalls in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and nearby.

Tuesday, March 19

Commonwealth Commentary Featuring Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins
Tuesday, March 19
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, 101 Huntington Avenue, #1200, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commonwealth-commentary-featuring-suffolk-county-da-rachael-rollins-tickets-56439216215

District Attorney Rachael Rollins is the chief law enforcement officer for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, Massachusetts, and oversees an office of about 300 people handling about 25,000 new cases each year. She took office on Jan. 2, 2019, as Suffolk County’s 16th district attorney, the first woman to be elected to that position in Suffolk County history, and the first woman of color ever to serve as a Massachusetts district attorney.
An attorney for 20 years with degrees from Northeastern University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center, District Attorney Rollins has served as a field attorney with the National Labor Relations Board in Boston, safeguarding employees’ rights; as an attorney with the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, handling first amendment, labor and employment, complex civil litigation, and criminal defense matters; and participated in a rotation as a special assistant district attorney in the busy Brockton District Court.

Beginning in 2007, District Attorney Rollins served as an assistant United States attorney with the US Attorney’s office in Boston, handling cases that included fraud, employment discrimination, sexual violence, child abuse, gun trafficking, narcotics, and public integrity matters. In 2011, she was selected by Governor Deval Patrick’s administration as the first person of color to serve as the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Six months later, the MassDOT board of directors voted her in as the first female general counsel of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. During her time at MassDOT and the MBTA, District Attorney Rollins led and managed over 150 people in both agencies’ legal departments and audit departments, the claims department, parts of both HR functions, labor functions, and personally handled the high level negotiations for the conversion to All Electronic Tolling and the Office of Diversity and Civil Rights. In 2013, District Attorney Rollins was recruited to become the chief legal counsel of the Massachusetts Port Authority, reporting directly to CEO Tom Glynn and the Massport board of directors.

In 2018, the people of Suffolk County chose District Attorney Rollins to represent them as their district attorney – and to effect meaningful, substantive change and reform to the criminal justice system. She pledged to pursue that mission tirelessly by reducing incarceration, correcting racial and ethnic disparities, adopting alternatives to traditional prosecution, and improving relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.


Best Aquaculture Practices Social Impact Workshop featuring Froukje Kruijssen
Tuesday, March 19
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 205C, 415 Summer Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bap-social-impact-workshop-featuring-froukje-kruijssen-tickets-58017007431

In 2018, Best Aquaculture Practices contracted KIT Royal Tropical Institute to assess the social impact of the BAP certification program. This included assessing the impact of clauses related to freedom from forced labor and human trafficking, elimination of child labor, freedom of association, non-discrimination, and equal opportunities as well as occupational safety and health, community relations, minimum wage, and basic standards for housing, hygiene and meals.

The study focused on seafood processing facilities and aquaculture farms to develop a Theory of Change for how social standards aim to achieve long-term outcomes for the aquaculture sector and the people, communities, and countries the sector affects, directly or indirectly.The three focus countries include Indonesia, Vietnam, and Chile.
This workshop features Froukje Kruijssen, KIT senior researcher and project lead, who will present the theory of change and discuss preliminary findings. 

The workshop will be held in Room 205C on Tuesday, March 19th at 9:00am-10:30am.
Please contact Avery Siciliano (avery.siciliano at bapcertification.org) with any questions.


How materials science intersects with computer science: past, present, and future
Tuesday, March 19
10:00am to 11:00am
MIT, Building 6-104, Chipman, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge

Prof. Elizabeth Holm, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Driven by the availability of very large data sets coupled with deep learning algorithms, computer science has changed focus away from studying the act of computing and toward extracting useful information from data. The results have been impressive: autonomous vehicles on the streets of Pittsburgh, targeted advertisements on every web page, and computers besting humans at Jeopardy. Although there are significant opportunities to apply data science to materials problems, materials science has not yet capitalized on these advances. In this talk, we will examine case studies that involve using computer science approaches to accomplish materials science and engineering objectives. Based on our experience, we will suggest strategies for developing a data science ecosystem that combines advanced computational methods with data and subject matter expertise in order to realize the potential of these powerful tools. We will also discuss the role of “old fashioned” computer science, including high performance computing, to enable computational materials science.


7th Annual Massachusetts WATER FORUM 
Tuesday, March 19
11:30 am -1:45 pm
Massachusetts State House, Boston

Sponsored by Senator Anne Gobi 
Organized by Foundation for a Green Future

SPEAKERS & PROGRAM DETAILS to be announced Partners: MWRA, MIT Water Club, Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Boston Water


World Water Week Panel 
Tuesday, March 19
11:45am to 1:00am
Northeastern, Curry Student Center, 333, 346 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Come join for a lively discussion on water issues moderated by the Office of Sustainability. Our diverse group of panelists will shed light on how these issues can affect them and how we can, in turn, affect them. Panelists include: Dr. Laura Kuhn PhD, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and in the International Affairs Program; Joe Ranahan, the Associate Directory of Energy and Sustainability; Jannette Briceno, the Lab Manager for the Lazer Lab at the Network Science Institute; Josh Aliber, an entrepreneur, farmer and innovator; Aditya Kamat, a Graduate Student; and Hugh Shirley, an Undergraduate student.

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/402578470569542/


The Global Menace of Plastic Waste
Tuesday, March 19
11:45am to 1:15pm 
Northeastern, Curry Student Center, 440, 346 Huntington Avenue, Boston

NU Trash2Treasure's Sustainablility Week and the Office of Sustainability Presents a panel on plastics in our ecosystems led by Professor Kwamina Panford. Food will be provided by Taco Party!


Film Screening: Left on Pearl
Tuesday, March 19
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Northeastern, Snell Library 90, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Left on Pearl documents a highly significant but little-known event in the history of the women's liberation movement, the 1971 takeover and occupation of a Harvard University–owned building by hundreds of Boston-area women. The ten-day occupation of 888 Memorial Drive in Cambridge by women demanding a Women’s Center, and low income housing for the community in which the building stood, embodied within it many of the hopes, triumphs, conflicts, and tensions of second wave feminism. One of the few such takeovers by women for women, this action was transformative for the participants and led directly to the establishment of the longest continuously operating women's center in the U.S.

Part of the Neighborhood Matters event series. Lunch will be served. Event is free and open to the public.
(Film runtime: 55 minutes)


CREOS Brown Bag - Cognitive Efficiency and Roles for Visual Thinking Tools
Tuesday, March 19
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building NE36, 6th floor shared conference room 105 Broadway, Suite 6101, Cambridge

Visualizations are cognitive tools. They take advantage of human pattern perception, support working memory and help with cognitive model building.  Lessons for visualization based tool building will be developed with three examples. The first is a software for analyzing the behavior of tagged marine mammals. Its design was informed by studies of visual working memory. The second is an interactive visual interface to a fisheries model designed to help users understand the inner workings of a mathematical model, and the third is a model of seaweed architecture, with lessons for mental model building and the role of visualization in explanation and model construction.

About Dr. Colin Ware:
Colin Ware has a special interest in applying theories of perception to the design of data visualizations. He has advanced degrees in both computer science (MMath, Waterloo) and in the psychology of perception (PhD,Toronto). He has published over 170 articles ranging from rigorously scientific contributions to the Journal of Physiology, Behavior and Vision Research to applications oriented articles in the fields of data visualization and human-computer interaction. His book Information Visualization: Perception for Design is now in its third edition.  His book, Visual Thinking for Design, appeared in 2008. Ware also likes to build practical visualization systems. Fledermaus, a commercial 3D geospatial visualization system widely used in oceanography, was developed from his initial prototypes. His trackPlot software is being used by marine mammal scientists and his flowVis2D software is serving images on NOAA websites. Colin Ware is Director of the Data Visualization Research Lab which is part of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire.

Location: NE36 Please note the new location.  This location requires an ID to sign into the building upon arrival.  Please allow time to sign in with security and to proceed to the 6th floor conference room before the start of the discussion.


A Taste of Techstars - Presented by Techstars Sustainability and STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator
Tuesday, March 19
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM EDT
Impact Hub Boston, 50 Milk Street, 20th floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-techstars-presented-by-techstars-sustainability-and-stanley-techstars-tickets-57847181477

Join us for "A Taste of Techstars" on Tuesday March 18th. There will be a short workshop on how to turn motion into progress, followed by informal q&a about the Techstars initiatives in sustainability with the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, and the STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator, a partnership between Techstars and Stanley Black & Decker, designed to move the manufacturing sector forward.

4:00-4:45pm - Turn Motion into Progress  Workshop- Just because you’re busy, doesn’t mean you’re moving your business forward. In this talk learn the key steps to turn your hard work into a business that works. Presented by Zach Nies, Managing Director of Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. 
4:45-5:15pm - Informal Q&A with Zach Nies, the Managing Director of the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator, and Claudia Reuter, the Managing Director of the STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator, about the Techstars' initiatives in sustainability 
5:15-6:30 - Join us after for an informal happy hour at a nearby bar. (location TBD, walking distance)
Note: We will start the workshop right at 4pm so please arrive a few minutes early to get settled in.


The State of Autonomous Driving
Tuesday, March 19
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
MIT, Building 10-250, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 

Speaker: Dr. Amnon Shashua, President and CEO Mobileye, an Intel company; Senior Vice President, Intel Corporation; Sachs Professor of Computer Science | Hebrew University
Speaker Biography: Professor Amnon Shashua is senior vice president at Intel Corporation and president and chief executive officer of Mobileye, an Intel company. He leads Intel’s global organization focused on advanced driving assist systems (ADAS), highly autonomous and fully autonomous driving solutions and programs.

Professor Shashua holds the Sachs Chair in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Shashua’s field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning. Prof. Shashua received the MARR Prize Honorable Mention in 2001, the Kaye Innovation Award in 2004, and the Landau Award in Exact Sciences in 2005. Since 2010 Prof. Shashua is the co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of OrCam, an Israeli company that recently launched an assistive product for the visually impaired based on advanced computerized visual interpretation capabilities.


New Tools for Sensing Microplastic Pollution, an Emerging Food Security Issue
Tuesday, March 19
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Northeastern, Renaissance_Park, 909, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston

Microplastics are small plastic fragments less than 5mm in width and they are polluting the world’s water systems at alarming levels. This talk will explore the impacts of microplastics on critical water resources, our marine and freshwater food supplies, and also highlight efforts here at Northeastern to develop sensors to more efficiently quantify microplastics in real time.

This lecture is part of the Spring 2019 Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Series.


Our Hidden Borders: Guantánamo, Interdiction, and the Rise of Offshore Migration Policing
Tuesday, March 19
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building E51-095, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Where exactly are the United States' immigration borders? Are they simply at the edge of US sovereign territory as the fixation on walls, fences, and domestic enforcement programs would suggest? In this talk, I offer a different perspective by tracing the rise of a mobile US border regime and its extension out into ocean spaces hundreds and thousands of miles beyond US soil. Along the way, we'll examine the reimagining of Guantánamo as a model for flexible, extraterritorial migration control and the intensive litigation battles over the treatment of Haitian asylum seekers that both gave birth to the US asylum system and partially drove it into a space of oceanic exceptionalism. As we'll see, the emergence of offshore interdiction and detention reveals not only hidden features of our contemporary borderscape but the roots of a respatialization of the nation-state itself.

Jeffrey Kahn is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on issues of migration, mobility, border policing, and sovereignty. Prior to joining the Anthropology Department at UC Davis, Professor Kahn was an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, a Robina Foundation International Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School, and a law clerk to the Hon. Judith W. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago and his JD from Yale Law School. Professor Kahn’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright program, and the American Society for Legal History. He is the author of Islands of Sovereignty: Haitian Migration and the Borders of Empire (University of Chicago Press 2019).

Free and open to the public | Refreshments will be served

Sponsored by the Inter-University Committee on International Migration


The State of Autonomous Driving
Tuesday, March 19
4:30pm to 5:30pm
MIT, Building 10-250, 222 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

This talk is co-hosted by the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines (CBMM) and MIT Quest for Intelligence.

Speaker: Dr. Amnon Shashua, President and CEO Mobileye, an Intel company, Senior Vice President, Intel Corporation, Sachs Professor of Computer Science | Hebrew University

Speaker Biography: Professor Amnon Shashua is senior vice president at Intel Corporation and president and chief executive officer of Mobileye, an Intel company. He leads Intel’s global organization focused on advanced driving assist systems (ADAS), highly autonomous and fully autonomous driving solutions and programs.

Professor Shashua holds the Sachs Chair in computer science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Shashua’s field of expertise is computer vision and machine learning. Prof. Shashua received the MARR Prize Honorable Mention in 2001, the Kaye Innovation Award in 2004, and the Landau Award in Exact Sciences in 2005. Since 2010 Prof. Shashua is the co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of OrCam, an Israeli company that recently launched an assistive product for the visually impaired based on advanced computerized visual interpretation capabilities.


Chemistry of defective materials for decarbonization  
Tuesday, March 19
5:15pm to 6:15pm
MIT, Building 66-110, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/319-seminar-chemistry-of-defective-materials-for-decarbonization-with-will-chueh-from-stanford-registration-56569539014

Understanding why defective materials are key to developing energy technologies that will advance the viability of low-cost renewable electricity with Professor Will Chueh from Stanford University with an introduction by Professor Yet-Ming Chiang of Materials Science and Engineering.

The availability of low-cost  but intermittent renewable electricity, like that derived from solar and wind, leads  to both challenges and opportunities. On one hand, the difficulty of storing electricity limits the  penetration of renewable electricity in  both the transportation and stationary sectors. On the other hand, electricity is  becoming a vital energy carrier in chemical transformations and enables the efficient production of chemical feedstocks. Contrary to expectation, defective materials are key to addressing these challenges  and opportunities given that materials with very few defects do not function well in lithium-ion batteries and  electrochemical cells.

In this talk, Will Chueh will explain the solid-state chemistry of defective solids, showcasing how these materials enable the development of lithium-ion batteries with higher-energy densities and feedstock-generating CO2electrolysis cells.

About the speaker:  Will Chueh is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and a Center Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University. He leads a group of more than thirty researchers tackling the challenge of decarbonizing various energy transformation pathways. He received his BS in applied physics, and his MS and PhD in materials science from Caltech. Prior to joining Stanford in 2012, he was a Distinguished Truman Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories. Chueh has received numerous honors, including the MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award (2018), Volkswagen/BASF Science Award Electrochemistry (2016), Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2016), Sloan Research Fellowship (2016), NSF CAREER Award (2015), Solid State Ionics Young Scientist Award (2013), Caltech Demetriades-Tsafka-Kokkalis Prize in Energy (2012), and the American Ceramics Society Diamond Award (2008). In 2012, he was named as one of the “Top 35 Innovators Under the Age of 35” by MIT’s Technology Review.

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

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


In Real Life: Designing for Impact Workshop
Tuesday, March 19
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center, 730 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-real-life-designing-for-impact-workshop-tickets-53917074421

In your community or across the globe, learn how to develop ideas that solve problems and make things better. This workshop will teach attendees the design thinking process, also known as human-centered design.
March 19th will be facilitated by BU Hillel staff

Attendees will: 
Be introduced to design thinking process and how we articulate it at BU, with a particular focus on reframing.
Apply the design thinking process to a real challenge
Identify challenges that you could/want to apply design thinking towards
Learn about BU and community resources for innovation and design thinking
Each workshop follows a similar format:
Overview of workshop goals
Overview and lesson on the topic
Hands-on activity and exercise
Share learnings and activity results
Wrap up and questions


Exploring Race through Drama 
Tuesday, March 19
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-race-through-drama-tickets-57717332094

Keith Hamilton Cobb, actor and author of American Moor, and David Howse, executive director of ArtsEmerson, examine the powerful role performance can play in catalyzing conversations on race, equality, and social challenges with Lizzy Cooper Davis, a professor at Emerson working at the intersection of arts and social justice.


Leveraging Machine Learning Approach to Optimize the Participation of a Wind and Storage Power Plant
Tuesday, March 19
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Refreshments start at 6:00PM, talk commences at 6:30PM. 
National Grid, 40 Sylvan Road, Waltham, MA 02451 (Rooms: Valley A&B)
RSVP at http://ieeeboston.org/event/leveraging-machine-learning-approach-to-optimize-the-participation-of-a-wind-and-storage-power-plant/

Speaker: Md. Noor-E-Alam, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University 
Variable energy resources such as wind farms and solar photovoltaic plants have started to play a significant role in power markets worldwide. However, challenges are faced with decision making due to the uncertainty associated with energy prices and available energy. In many markets, decisions on the amount of energy a plant commits to buy/sell must be made ahead of time before accurate information on such parameters are made available. 

This talk discusses the issue of the above uncertainty from the perspective of a wind farm participating in various energy markets, including the day-ahead market. A framework for robust decision making is proposed with the objective of maximizing net profit. This framework aims at leveraging machine learning techniques to extract as much information as possible out of the available dataset. At first, it finds patterns in the daily prices, then extract information out of the sequence in which those patterns appear. The first task is done by performing a multivariate clustering, and the second task is performed by a recurrent neural network-based multiclass classifier. Our simulation experiments showed that the resulting framework has the potential to aid decision makers in managing operations and gaining competitive advantage. 

Biography: Md. Noor-E-Alam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the Northeastern University. At Northeastern, Dr. Alam also holds a faculty associate position at Centre for Health Policy and Healthcare Research and an affiliated faculty position at Global Resilience Institute. Prior to his current role, he was working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, affiliated with Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Operations Research Center (ORC), and Sloan School of Management. He has completed his PhD in Engineering Management in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta (UofA) in 2013. His current research interests lie in the intersection of operations research, artificial intelligence and big-data analytics, particularly as applied to healthcare, manufacturing systems and supply chain. He is currently serving as a board of director for IISE Logistics and Supply Chain division. 


Our March Networking Event & Vendor Showcase w/ Mass Tech Networking
Tuesday, March 19
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Industrious Financial District, 100 Summer Street 16th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-march-networking-event-vendor-showcase-w-mass-tech-networking-tickets-55040582865
Cost:  $10 – $80

Mass Tech Networking would like to invite you to our March Business Networking & Vendor Showcase Event at Industrious Financial District in Boston from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2018.  

All technology professionals are welcome whether you are simply working on building your network, looking for business leads, looking for a new job or just like to meet people.

The event has a limited number of free tickets so we ask that if you register, please plan to attend.
Here is the agenda for our event:
6:00pm 6:30pm - Networking
6:30pm -6:45pm - Jeff D.to provide some Mass Tech Networking Updates
6:45pm - 7:15pm - Mark Aiello of Signature Consultants - Navigating the Uncharted Cybersecurity Career Path
7:15pm - 7:30pm - Attendee Elevator Pitch - as time allows
7:30pm-8:00pm - More Networking
So come and bring your techie friends, a smile, and lots of business cards and make some great connections. Even if this is your first networking event, your hosts will make sure you make some great connections and feel very welcome. The goal is to build a great referral network for you for your success.


Ginger Nolan | "Biopolitics in the Wilderness: The Architectures and Media of Settler Colonial Citizenship"
Tuesday, March 19
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MIT, Building 7-429, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Responding to Michel Foucault's thesis that sometime between the mid-18th and 19th centuries "population" came to displace "territory" as the primary object of governance, this talk proposes that perhaps no displacement was necessary, given that the governance of population became a primary vehicle for territorial conquest and management, especially through the device of settler colonialism. Looking at mid-twentieth-century Kenya, this talk examines, firstly, how media, architecture, and aesthetics supported the merging of civilian and military functions within the colonial settler's person and practices, and, secondly, how architecture and media helped transform the displaced--the colonized--into biopolitical agents of territorial management. Underlying this history is the unsettling ambiguity of modern constructs of citizenship, which are often founded on notions of the political self as an agent of territorial proprietorship.

Ginger Nolan is a historian and theorist of architecture and urbanism.  She received her BA in Comparative Literature, from Brandeis University, M.Arch from MIT and PhD in Architectural History & Theory from Columbia University. Her scholarship examines intersections between nootechnologies, design aesthetics, and constructions of race. Before joining the University of Southern California, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at Basel University’s department of Urban Studies. She has also taught at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts, and she was a teaching fellow at Columbia University’s Institute of Comparative Literature and Society. Her research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, the Terra Foundation of American Art, and the Graham Foundation of Art and Architecture. She pursues collective forms of scholarship through her involvement with the Global Architecture History Theory Collaborative and with Aggregate’s Systems and the South group. Nolan is the author of The Neo-colonialism of the Global Village (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), which examines the influence of colonial technopolitics on Marshall McLuhan’s conception of “the global village”. She has a second book forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press provisionally titled “Savage Mind / Savage Machine: Design, Technology and the Making of Magical Thought”. Her articles and essays have appeared in Grey Room, Architectural Theory Review, The Journal of Architecture, Perspecta, Log, Volume, Thresholds, Avery Review, and e-flux.


Fundraising by IPO and the future of bioprinting
Tuesday, March 19
6 P.M.
Industrious Boston Seaport, 22 Boston Wharf Road, Boston
RSVP at https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-boston-presents-fundraising-by-ipo-and-the-future-of-bioprinting/#/
Cost:  $10 - $20

CELLINK is the first bioink company in the world that focuses on the development and commercialization of bioprinting technologies that allow researchers to 3D print human organs and tissues for the development of pharmaceutical and cosmetic treatments. CELLINK’s innovative and patent pending bioink is a biomaterial innovation that enables human cells to grow and thrive such as they would in the natural human body environment. This is an ideal material for tissue engineering and life science applications.

Today, the company’s disruptive technology platform is being utilized to print tissues such as cartilage, skin, and even fully functional cancer tumors that can then be used to develop new cancer treatments. The company has, within 12 months, been able to commercialize products in approximately 50+ countries and sold to over 600 of prestigious labs around the world, such as Harvard, MIT, the FDA and several others. 

The company has managed to turn profitable within only 3 months of operations. CELLINK’s largest market today is North America, followed by Europe, and Asia. 

The company was started on the 27th of January, 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden by Erik Gatenholm and Hector Martinez. The focus was to change the world of medicine by disrupting the entire medical research industry. On the 3rd of November (only 10 months after starting), CELLINK made an IPO on the NASDAQ stock exchange in Stockholm to raise funding.

CELLINK has offices in Gothenburg, Sweden, Cambridge, MA, Blacksburg, VA and Kyoto, Japan.

6:00 PM	Dinner, drinks, networking
6:30 PM	Fireside Chat with Q&A
7:30 PM	Lightning talks
8:00 PM	Wrap-up


Planting Native Species: How You can Contribute to Enhancing the Edibility of Northeast Landscapes! 
Tuesday,  March 19
6:30 to 9pm
Boston Nature Center Food Forest, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan
RSVP at https://bostonfoodforest.org/events/planting-native-species-how-you-can-contribute-to-enhancing-the-edibility-of-northeast-landscapes/

Forager Russ Cohen, the “Johnny Appleseed” of native edibles, will review two dozen species, tell us how to propagate them in our own yards or nearby landscapes, and share some home-cooked delicacies that feature foraged plants.  Space is limited, so pre-register! 


Breaking Science: Renewable Energy and the Green New Deal
Tuesday, March 19
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Medford Public Library, 111 High Street, Magoun Room, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/57119427746

Learn about the science and technology you hear discussed on the news, from the scientists and engineers who work on the newest discoveries!

With the threat of catastrophic climate change looming over our heads, it's all the more important that we minimize our impact on global carbon emission. Come learn about developments in renewable energy technology that will reduce our carbon footprint. The speaker will also discuss the science of the Green New Deal, and how it plans to incorporate renewable sources.

If you're a climate change skeptic, come anyway and learn about cool new technology that may be able to help reduce your heating and electric bills!

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided!


Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture: The Second Founding
Tuesday, March 19
7:00 pm to 8:15 pm
BU, CAS, 6Tsai Performance Center, 85 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://bostonu.imodules.com/s/1759/2-bu/2col.aspx?sid=1759&gid=2&pgid=6333&content_id=6874

Historian Eric Foner will present "The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Forged a Constitutional Revolution."

Contact Name	Sarah Speltz
Phone	617-353-9511
Contact Email	alumnied at bu.edu


Boston Food Forest Coalition - Propagating Wild Plants
Tuesday, March 19
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 500 Walk Hill Street, Mattapan
RSVP at 617-983-8500 or https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/boston-nature-center/66353-boston-food-forest-coalition-propagating-wild-plants

Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Russ Cohen, a life-long expert on wild foods and sought-after speaker in New England is coming to the Boston Nature Center talk about how to propagate the delicious wild-food we can find in our neighborhoods and local parks and forests. For those of you who have heard Russ Cohen speak before, you know this will be an engaging and informative evening that is sure to result in more delightful food foraging near you! Free.

Registration is required

For more information, contact:  bnc at massaudubon.org

Wednesday, March 20

Boston Sustainability Breakfast
Wednesday, March 20
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM EDT
Pret a Manger, 101 Arch Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-sustainability-breakfast-tickets-50422434860

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


Cyberspace Strategy and Great Power Competition
Wednesday, March 20
12:00pm to 1:30pm
MIT, Building E40-496 (Pye Room), 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

BIO:  Dr. Emily Goldman is currently a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State, where she leads the cyber and emerging technology portfolios. She is on detail from her position as Director of the US Cyber Command / National Security Agency Combined Action Group, where she led a team to write the 2018 US Cyber Command Vision, “Achieve and Maintain Cyberspace Superiority.” Dr. Goldman previously served as Deputy Director for Interagency Coordination, Office of Communication, USCENTCOM; Strategic Communication Advisor to the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State; and Associate Director, Support to Public Diplomacy, U.S. Department of Defense. She received her PhD from Stanford University and was Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis from 1989 to 2008. She has published on cyber strategy; strategic, military, and arms control policy; military innovation and organizational change; and revolutions in military affairs. She has received awards and fellowships from the MacArthur, Olin, Pew and Smith Richardson Foundations, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the U.S. Naval War College. Her book, Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace, was published by Stanford University Press in 2011. In 2012 she launched the Cyber Analogies Project to improve understanding of the cyber environment. Cyber Analogies was co-edited with John Arquilla and published by the Naval Postgraduate School in 2014. 

SSP Wednesday Seminar


Brown Bag Lunch: Marine Pharmacognosy
Wednesday, March 20
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
CIC Boston, 50 Milk Street, 5th floor — Windrose, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/58758551409

Kevin Nolan will lead a discussion about marine pharmacognosy and its promise, challenges, threats and opportunities. He will cover some basics, including the history of pharmacognosy and the drug development process. 
Nolan is the managing partner of Nolstar LLC, which works with marine research institutions and early-stage bluetech companies to bring new ocean-based MedTech, BioTech, and Wellness products from conception to commercialization. The company does this by utilizing an integrated, cross-functional, phased-gate methodology to guide and accelerate the process.


TECHTalks: Boston, MA
Wednesday, March 20
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/56079335803

Get Inspired by the Future of Tech
TECHTalks are free, half-day conference events that introduce local communities to emerging technologies and innovative ideas that are shaping businesses in their area.

Our Mission
We’re on a mission to bring local communities together to talk about the latest disruptive technologies making an impact on businesses in their community. Through a series of short powerful talks, expand your knowledge on what’s next in tech, how you can adapt, and how to stay ahead in this age of rapid change.
Learn more at www.eagledream.com/techtalks!

Join us at TECHTalks Boston!

You'll Learn:
Which technologies to watch, invest in, or ignore
Strategies enterprises are using to adapt, innovate, and grow
How technology leaders in your community are approaching innovation
What you need to do to remain ahead of the technology curve

Meet our Keynote Speakers & Featured Topics: 
Markus J. Buehler, Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
TECHTalk Topic: Materiomics: Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform Materials by Design
Mike Festa, President, AR VR Association, Boston Chapter
TECHTalk Topic: How 3D Content will Drive the Emerging XR Platform
Scott Weber, Vice President, Cloud Solutions, EagleDream Technologies
TECHTalk Topic: Innovative Technologies for Business, Using Alexa and the Amazon Deep Lens
Tim Harney, AWS Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
TECHTalk Topic: How to Successfully Achieve Dynamic Digital Transformation

Who Should Attend?
Anyone invested in learning more about how technology is enabling innovation and transformation in their local community. TECHTalks is a great educational and networking opportunity for senior executives, CIO’s, CTO’s, cloud architects, industry experts and even students interested in embracing these new innovative ideas.

Learn more at http://www.eagledream.com/techtalks


"NextGen Biosensors Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love custom-made transcription factors"
Wednesday, March 20
1:00pm to 2:00pm
MIT, Building 48-316, 15 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Javier Fernández Juárez, The Forsyth Institute


Clean Energy Jobs in America 2019:  How Clean Energy is Powering American Job Growth
Wednesday, March 20
1:30 - 2:30 PM Eastern
RSVP at https://www.e2.org/events/clean-energy-jobs-in-america-2019-how-clean-energy-is-powering-american-job-growth/

Clean energy now employs about 3.3 million Americans.

That’s more Americans than work as school teachers, as waiters and waitresses - and about three times as many Americans than work in oil, gas, coal and other fossil fuel industries.

Please join E2 to learn about the findings of the recently released 2019 US Energy Employment Report (USEER) (https://www.usenergyjobs.org) and E2’s new 2019 Clean Jobs America report, which is based on the USEER findings (https://www.e2.org/reports/clean-jobs-america-2019/).

In addition to learning about state rankings and industry breakdowns for jobs in renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean vehicles, energy storage and other sectors, you’ll learn new details about demographics and salary information for these positions, along with hiring predictions and other relevant information.

We’ll also discuss the importance of state and federal policies to keep these jobs growing, and how E2 is using this data to help advance policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment on Capitol Hill and in state capitals across the country.

David Foster, Distinguished Associate, Energy Futures Initiative (USEER co-author)
Philip Jordan, Vice President & Principal, BW Research Partnership (USEER co-author)
Pat Stanton, Director of Policy, E4 The Future
Moderated by Bob Keefe, E2 Executive Director

Dial-in information will be provided immediately upon registration. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Embury at membury at e2.org.
About the Speakers:
Philip Jordan is the executive director of the Economic Advancement Research Institute and the vice president of BW Research Partnership. Phil has authored numerous reports, including national solar labor market studies, regional renewable energy and green construction analyses, and comprehensive reports on industry clusters from healthcare to technology. He previously served the director of the San Diego and Imperial Region Center of Excellence, where he provided training and skill gap analysis to the nine community colleges in his region. His research focused primarily on healthcare, information and communications technologies, and green industries. Prior to managing the Center, Phil was a consultant for Mass Insight, a private consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts, and was an Associate at Bingham McCutchen where he practiced real estate, environmental, and aviation law. Phil lives in Massachusetts and has offices in Wrentham, MA and Carlsbad, CA.

David Foster served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz from 2014-2017 on energy, environmental, climate, economic development, workforce development and labor relations issues. During that period he designed and implemented the creation of the Department of Energy’s Jobs Strategy Council, an initiative that linked the department’s technical and financial resources to a wide group of external stakeholders including state and local governments, private sector energy and manufacturing businesses, non-profits, academic institutions, and labor unions. Prior to working at the DOE, Dave served as the founding Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance (BGA), a strategic partnership of 14 of America’s most important unions and environmental organizations with a combined membership of 14.5 million. Dave has spoken extensively on the subjects of climate change, economic development and the transition to a low carbon economy to audiences of business, labor, environmental and government policy makers around the world.
Pat Stanton is a nationally recognized, award-winning expert in regulatory policy analysis and advocacy who works tirelessly to improve public policies related to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and the full range of demand resources. Among other initiatives, she is leading E4TheFuture's Faces of EE campaign. Prior to E4TheFuture she served as policy advocacy lead at CSG (2003-2015) and led a consulting service for Clean Energy Markets participants. Before CSG, she was Deputy Commissioner at Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources (DOER). Pat earned master’s degrees from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government (Public Administration) and MIT (Civil Engineering). She is also a power knitter and a cyclist in the American Lung Association’s Trek Across Maine the past few years.

Bob Keefe is E2’s Executive Director, overseeing E2’s work across the country and coordinating E2’s staff and chapters stretching from Boston to San Diego. Bob speaks regularly about the economic benefits of smart environmental policies; the clean energy economy; jobs and related issues, and has been widely quoted in publications nationwide. Prior to joining E2 in 2011, Bob spent more than 20 years as a political, business and environmental journalist. 

About E2:  Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, see www.e2.org or follow us on Twitter at @e2org.


The politics of attention: Understanding the currency of the hybrid media system
Wednesday, March 20
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
BU, COM 209, 640 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Dr. Christopher Wells 
The attention economy, or the logics by which attention is generated and transformed into various forms of power, is coming into focus as a central feature of our political-media system. This talk is grounded in contemporary theoretical work directed at understanding attention, publicity and visibility in the hybrid media system. It then draws on evidence from several aspects of the American election in 2016, including news media treatment of Donald Trump, the “media-hacking” of far-right social media networks, and the information operations of Russia’s Internet Research Agency, to rethink what we know about political communication under conditions of the attention economy.


The Pathologies of Digital Consent
Wednesday, March 20
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm 
BU, School of Law, 15th Floor Faculty Lounge, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Prof. Neil Richards of Washington University in St. Louis will be giving a talk as part of our collaborative Cyber Alliance Speaker Series.

CBMM Special Seminar: Self-Learning Systems 
Wednesday, March 20
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 34-101, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker/s: Demis Hassabis, Co-Founder & CEO, DeepMind
Speaker Biography: Demis is a former child chess prodigy, who finished his A-levels two years early before coding the multi-million selling simulation game Theme Park aged 17. Following graduation from Cambridge University with a Double First in Computer Science he founded the pioneering videogames company Elixir Studios producing award winning games for global publishers such as Vivendi Universal. After a decade of experience leading successful technology startups, Demis returned to academia to complete a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at UCL, followed by postdocs at MIT and Harvard, before founding DeepMind. His research into the neural mechanisms underlying imagination and planning was listed in the top ten scientific breakthroughs of 2007 by the journal Science. Demis is a 5-times World Games Champion, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the recipient of the Royal Society’s Mullard Award and the Royal Academy of Engineering's Silver Medal.

This talk is co-hosted by the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines (CBMM) and MIT Quest for Intelligence.


Vegetated Green Roofs for LEED Projects
Wednesday, March 20
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Room Hemmingway, Floor 18, 50 Milk Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/54875414843
Cost:  $15

This course begins with the basic definition of a vegetated green roof and moves on to a discussion of green roofing policies in various jurisdictions, focusing on American cities. We will talk about the LEED credits related to vegetated green roofs. We will examine the details of green roof design and construction, including case studies, custom and standard sections and spatial design issues. Finally, we will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of vegetated green roofs and about the types of sites for which they are best suited.

Course Objectives:
Contrast the environmental and life cycle analysis benefits and drawbacks of vegetated green roofs with those of other roofing strategies. (LEED v4 BD+C Sustainable Sites Credit: Heat Island Reduction and Sustainable Sites Credit: Open Space)
Describe the layers of a vegetated green roof system and explain their functions. (LEED v4 BD+C Sustainable Sites Credit: Heat Island Reduction and Sustainable Sites Credit: Open Space)
Analyze strategies for dealing with green roof drainage, access and site issues. (LEED v3 O+M Sustainable Sites Credit: Site Development – Protect or Restore Open Habitat)
Identify synergies and tradeoffs to existing credits and green building strategies. (LEED v3 ID+C Sustainable Sites Credit: Heat island Effect – Roof and LEED v4 ND Green Infrastructure and Buildings Credit Rainwater Management)
Credits: 1 AIA 1 GBCI (LEED Specific BD+C, ID+C, GA, O+M, ND)


The Ultrasocial World: International Cooperation Against All Odds
Wednesday, March 20
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Northeastern, Renaissance_Park, 909, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston

Mai’a K. Davis Cross is the Edward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Northeastern University, will be speaking in the “Us vs. Them: Taming the Biology of Otherness” speaker series.

More information at https://cssh.northeastern.edu/internationalcenter/event/the-ultrasocial-world-international-cooperation-against-all-odds/#_ga=2.197510959.1026000035.1551928550-593491830.1457895416


Civic Arts Series, "Gaming the Iron Curtain: Computer Games in Communist Czechoslovakia as Entertainment and Activism"
Wednesday, March 20
5:00pm to 6:30pm
MIT, Building 4-270, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge,

Based on the recent book Gaming the Iron Curtain, this lecture will outline the idiosyncratic and surprising ways in which computer hobbyists in Cold War era Czechoslovakia challenged the power of the oppressive political regime and harnessed early microcomputer technology for both entertainment and activism. In the 1970s and 1980s, Czechoslovak authorities treated computer and information technologies as an industrial resource rather than a social or cultural phenomenon. While dismissing the importance of home computing and digital entertainment, they sponsored paramilitary computer clubs whose ostensible goal was to train expert cadres for the army and the centrally planned economy. But these clubs soon became a largely apolitical, interconnected enthusiast network, where two forms of tactical resistance could be identified. First, the clubs offered an alternative spaces of communal hobby activity, partially independent of the oppression experienced at work or at school. The club members’ ambitious DIY projects often substituted for the deficiencies of the state-controlled computer industry. Hobbyists not only built joysticks and programmed games, but also introduced new standards for data storage and ran large-scale bottom-up education programs. Second, especially in the late 1980s, local authors started making games that were openly subversive. Several anti-regime text adventure games were made in 1988 and 1989, including The Adventures of Indiana Jones on Wenceslas Square, January 16, 1989, which pitted the iconic Western hero against riot police during an anti-regime demonstration. These games rank among the world’s earliest examples of activist computer games.

About Jaroslav Švelch
Jaroslav Švelch is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bergen and assistant professor at Charles University, Prague. He is the author of the monograph Gaming the Iron Curtain: How Teenagers and Amateurs in Communist Czechoslovakia Claimed the Medium of Computer Games (MIT Press, 2018). He has published research on history and theory of computer games, on humor in games and social media, and on the Grammar Nazi phenomenon. His work has been published in journals including New Media & Society, International Journal of Communication, or Game Studies, and in anthologies published by Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury and others. He is currently researching history, theory, and reception of monsters in games.


Passive House Mini-Symposium
Wednesday, March 20
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Northeastern University, 236 Richards Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/58614355114

Join us for an evening dedicated to the Passive House Building Standard!
Made possible by the efforts of Passive House Massachusetts (PHMA)

This Mini-Symposium will feature a group of professionals who will be showing off the work they are doing with Passive House (PH) along with sharing their knowledge and experiences over food and good conversation.

While geared towards College Students & Emerging Professionals,
we hope anyone interested will take advantage of this special event!

Often times we see the 'big picture' but the goal of the Mini-Symposium is to expose the aspects that may not be so visible. For example: 
"How are the details actually designed?" "What does it actually look like to build a PH building?" "I can look at fancy charts all day long, but what are those numbers actually telling me?" "Is this just a phase? What is the future of the PH standard?"

Mini-Symposium Schedule:
5:00pm - Arrival & Food
5:15pm - Opening Remarks & Michelle Apigian (ICON Architecture)
5:45pm - Conversations, Questions, & Curiosity
6:15pm - Steve Baczek (Steven Baczek Architect)
6:45pm - New Conversations, Questions, & Curiosity
7:15pm - James Peterson (Petersen Engineering) & Closing Remarks
8 - 9pm - Socializing & Networking (at your convenience)


SCIENCE with/in/sight: 2019 Koch Institute Image Awards
Wednesday, March 20
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, Galleries 500 Main Street

Celebrate the diversity of biomedical research at the opening of the 2019 Koch Institute Image Awards exhibition. Featuring a range of microscopy and data visualization techniques, this year's display explores topics ranging from developmental biology to machine learning. Dive into cell migration, gene expression, cancer therapy, optogenetics, and more with lightning talks by MIT biologists, engineers, computer scientists, and imaging specialists, and enjoy a casual networking session with your fellow art-science enthusiasts against the backdrop of this year’s newly unveiled winning images.

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Networking reception and image viewing in the Koch Institute Public Galleries
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Lightning talks by the researchers behind the 2019 Image Awards exhibition

Editorial Comment:  Yes, those Kochs.


Safi Bahcall’s Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
Wednesday, March 20
6-7:30 p.m. 
Suffolk, Sargent Hall, Fifth Floor Commons, 120 Tremont Street, Boston

Author Safi Bahcall will discuss his new book, Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries.

What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? Why do traffic jams appear out of nowhere on highways? What can we learn about human nature and world history from a glass of water? Physicist and biotech entrepreneur Bahcall, reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about radical breakthroughs. Bahcall shows why groups will suddenly change from embracing wild new ideas to rigidly rejecting them, just as flowing water will suddenly change into brittle ice. Mountains of print have been written about culture. Learn the small shifts in structure that control this transition, the same way that temperature controls the change from water to ice. The program will be moderated by Andrew McAfee, co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and the associate director of the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management, which studies the ways information technology affects businesses and society.

Praise for Loonshots
“This book has everything: new ideas, bold insights, entertaining history and convincing analysis. Not to be missed by anyone who wants to understand how ideas change the world.”
Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and winner of the Nobel Prize


EF Hub on Wheels Community Kickoff
Wednesday, March 20 
6:30 PM 
EF Education First, Two Education Circle, 2nd Floor Mezzanine, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ef-hub-on-wheels-community-kickoff-tickets-57800577082

Please join EF Education First to hear more about plans for the 15th anniversary of EF Hub on Wheels – Boston’s annual citywide bike ridepresented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and EF Education First.
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


The State of AI / Artificial Intelligence - Panel Discussion with Experts + Networking
Wednesday, March 20
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-state-of-ai-artificial-intelligence-panel-discussion-with-experts-networking-tickets-57728706114

Today, tech startups and corporate giants alike are experimenting with artificial intelligence. We know it’s coming, but where are we in the advent of AI and how soon will it weave into our daily lives—or has it already?
Overview: From applications in AI across industries to major ethical debates, the panel will discuss the state of artificial intelligence and how it’s evolved.

What You’ll Take Away: Attendees will learn about major trends in artificial intelligence and take away key use cases to look out for in the coming years.

Why It Matters: Your job--and all aspects of your life-- will be impacted greatly by artificial intelligence in the very near future. Learn how to harness the power of AI to make it work to your benefit.
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About the Presenters:
Ben Clark - Chief Architect, Wayfair
Ben Clark joined Wayfair technology in 2011, in recommendations and search. He has been Chief Architect since 2014. He writes about Wayfair tech on their blog. Follow: @clarkjacker
About Wayfair: Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 14 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes – from product discovery to final delivery. The Wayfair family of sites includes: Wayfair - Everything home for every budget. Joss & Main - Stylish designs to discover daily. AllModern - The best of modern, priced for real life. Birch Lane - Classic home. Comfortable cost. Perigold - The widest-ever selection of luxury home furnishings. Wayfair generated $6.8 billion in net revenue for full year 2018. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 12,100 people. Learn about Wayfair Careers and join our Talent Community. Follow: @Wayfair @WayfairAtWork

Rob May - CEO and Co-Founder, Talla
Rob May is an active angel investor with 45+ companies in the AI and blockchain spaces, and the author of Inside AI, the most popular AI newsletter online. Previously, Rob was the CEO and Co-Founder of Backupify (acquired by Datto in 2014). Rob has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Kentucky. Follow: @RobMay
Talla integrates with your existing systems and workflows to build machine learning models of common tasks, and answer common questions. Deploy Talla to support reps, or directly to end customers, and see how AI 
can increase your productivity by 50% or more. Get Happier Customers and Faster Resolutions with AI Powered Support Tools. Follow: @TallaInc

Judah Phillips - CTO and Co-Founder, Squark
Judah Phillips is an award-winning entrepreneur, consultant, and author. He is the CTO and Co-founder of Squark. A Harvard Innovation Lab VIP, Judah has written three books on analytics. Phillips is an adjunct professor at Babson College and at Boston University. He is a founding member of the University of Massachusetts Advisory Council for the Humanities & Fine Arts. 

Phillips helps people create value with analytics, data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence by improving business performance, increasing revenue, reducing cost, boosting profitability, and increasing customer satisfaction. He takes a “top down” approach to value creation by working with executive leaders who want to improve their business strategy and financial performance with thought-leadership and solid execution.

Judah has worked with Internet companies, Media and Marketing companies, CPG companies, Automotive Companies, Financial Services and Insurance firms, Pharma companies, and many agencies, including high-growth, early stage startups and the Fortune 10. Follow: @Judah @SquarkAI
Plus 1 more speaker to be announced shortly!

Chris Requena (moderator) - Lead Organizer, Boston New Technology andChief Partnerships Officer, Cape Ann Development
Chris is an app/software innovator, business grower, community builder and people connector. Since 2011, Chris has led the tech and startup group, Boston New Technology, growing it into one of the largest in the world. BNT startups get extensive publicity and support from the community at monthly events and via BNT's network. Chris also co-founded hubEngage, a platform for employee communication and engagement. Chris is also Chief Partnerships Officer at Cape Ann Development Partners, which offers enterprise-class software, app and web development services. Chris greatly enjoys collaborating with clients and users to design and build innovative solutions that solve problems. Follow @CERequena @BostonNewTech


Jabari Asim: We Can’t Breathe, On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival
Wednesday, March 20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Church JP, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

Jabari Asim is an author, poet, playwright, associate professor of writing, literature and publishing at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.The author of six books for adults and nine books for children. His most recent works are Only The Strong (Agate, 2015), A Child’s Introduction To African-American History(Hachette, 2018) and We Can’t Breathe (Picador, 2018).

His poetry, drama, and prose have been widely published in various periodicals and anthologies. He was an editor for 11 years at the Washington Post, where he also wrote a syndicated column on politics, popular culture, and social issues. Formerly the editor-in-chief of Crisis magazine, the NAACP’s flagship journal of politics, culture, and ideas, he received a 2009 Guggenheim fellowship in Creative Arts. Most recently, he has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was a scholar-in- residence.

Asim’s new book, We Can’t Breathe, On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival are Insightful and searing essays that celebrate the vibrancy and strength of the black experience in America. It is a sharp vision that challenges readers to shift perspective and examine conventional narratives.

In We Can’t Breathe, Jabari Asim disrupts what Toni Morrison has exposed as the “Master Narrative” and replaces it with a story of black survival and persistence through art and community in the face of centuries of racism. In eight wide-ranging and penetrating essays, he explores such topics as the twisted legacy of jokes and falsehoods in black life; the importance of black fathers and community; the significance of black writers and stories; and the beauty and pain of the black body. What emerges is a rich portrait of a community and culture that has resisted, survived, and flourished despite centuries of racism, violence, and trauma. These thought-provoking essays present a different side of American history, one that doesn’t depend on a narrative steeped in oppression but rather reveals black voices telling their own stories.

“We Can’t Breathe is, itself, a useful antidote—for the complacency and ignorance of white Americans. It stands next to Howard Zinn’s work as a supplement to an educational system that teaches the textbooks of the victors. I can imagine thrusting it at any number of well-meaning but inadequately informed acquaintances when they use the phrases “not that bad,” or “post-racial era,” or “who’s Ida B. Wells?” It’s all right here, Asim assures us. Everything we turn away from, he turns back to us, patiently, intelligently. Relentlessly.” -Katharine Coldiron 

Thursday, March 21 - Friday, March 22

Sharing Economy: Research on Access, Technology, Equity, and Applications
Thursday, March 21
9:00am to 5:00pm
Northeastern, East Village 17th Floor, 281 St. Botolph Street, Boston
Friday, March 22
8am to 4pm
Northeastern Raytheon Amphitheater, 120 Forsyth Street, Boston
RSVP at https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashnetg/selfserve/EditItem.aspx?PC=SFSC-SHFEE&ItemCount=1
$50 on or before March 8th, and $75 after. The final deadline for conference registration is Friday, March 15th.

More dates through March 22, 2019
Multiple aspects of our 21st century lives are touched by sharing economy platforms, which enable customer-to customer matching and transactions, more efficient infrastructure utilization, and actively lower market friction. These electronic platforms span a broad spectrum of sectors, practices and organizational structures. There are inherent tensions and contradictions related to the objectives, boundaries and environmental and societal impacts of the sharing economy.

This conference brings together leaders from the private sector and researchers from disciplines including engineering, law, computing, business, and public policy to:

Identify and compare regulatory and data sharing practices that influence the real-world implementation of sharing economy platforms.
Consider emerging technologies and algorithms for optimizing design, operation, incentives, and security.
Address the role of sharing economy platforms in working toward socially desirable outcomes, including sustainable growth, social equity and improved resilience.

Thursday, March 21

Solar Achieves Historic Milestone, Costs Less Than Gas
Thursday, March 21
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
Room Edison, Floor 16, 50 Milk Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/56934531717
Cost:  $30

A recent MIT study shows that solar technology costs have dropped 99% over the past 40 years, making solar electricity cost-competitive with natural gas-fired electricity from the grid, without the severe environmental impacts of fracking and burning shale gas. Today, MA homeowners and businesses can save money and eliminate pollution by using solar electricity combined with heat pumps to replace oil and gas for heating, and solar combined with electric vehicle charging to eliminate gasoline and harmful tailpipe emissions. State incentives are also making battery storage into a more affordable backup energy source to fill the gaps when New England’s powerful solar resource (just 10% less than Florida’s) is not strong enough to meet real-time energy demand.
ReVision Energy co-founder Phil Coupe will talk about the rapidly accelerating transition to 100% renewable energy, made possible by massive solar price reductions and advances in complementary technologies that are empowering society to abandon fossil fuels.

Chapter members get a discount on this course!
If you are a member of USGBC MA just use your email as a promotional code before checkout.


Carpooling in the Digital Age; Swiping Right to Share the Ride
Thursday, March 21
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Room: Auditorium, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carpooling-in-the-digital-age-swiping-right-to-share-the-ride-tickets-56058239704

Thanks to the introduction of modern technology, the commuting experience within the greater Boston region has dramatically shifted towards efficient and transparent solutions. Commuters now expect real-time information displays on subway arrivals, can track buses from the comfort of the corner store, are able to check out a shared bicycle spur of the moment or even monitor traffic conditions so as to make last second adjustments to driving routes. One mode that has yet to experience this high-tech influence in Metro Boston is peer-to-peer carpooling. 
Imagine the potential to reduce drive alone vehicle trips if commuters could decide hours to minutes in advance if they wanted to carpool and be matched with a rider traveling a similar route. No long-term relationship, no need for pre-planning; simply filling an empty seat in a vehicle that is traveling the same direction you are.
Please join us for a panel discussion with the leading creative tech companies in this space - we will be hearing from Corey Tucker, Director of Customer Success at rideamigos, Charlie Knuth, Head of Commuter Insights at Scoop and Brianna Fischer, Strategic Partner Manager with Waze Carpool– to learn how they are rethinking the personal mobility sector. We will be exploring an emerging area of commuter transportation; real-time, commuter-to-commuter carpooling enabled through app-based technology.

Doors open at 8:30am for check-in and discussion to begin at 9am, followed by a question and answer period.  While attendance is free, RSVP's are required. We hope you can join us!


GRC Climate Communications Training Workshop
Thursday, March 21
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Huntington Theatre Company, Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/57142930042

We are excited to announce the first offering of Strategic Framing for Climate Change Communicators, a nationally acclaimed workshop customized for Boston cultural institution's staff, on Thursday, March 21st from 9am-5pm (includes lunch)! The training comes to us courtesy of the New England Aquarium and will be held at The Huntington Theatre Company's stunning Calderwood Pavilion. We have room for approximately 50 participants, and strongly encourage staff to sign up in pairsrepresenting two different parts of your organization. We suggest the training will benefit staff in education, programming, advancement, communications, operations, and executive leadership roles.

When you register, kindly note your title and organization in the "Name" registration box. Many thanks!


Cyber Securitization: Can States Deter Cyber Escalation?
WHEN  Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019, 12:15 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  One Brattle Square, Room 350, 89 Brattle Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	International Security Program
SPEAKER(S)  Nadiya Kostyuk, Predoctoral fellow, Cyber Security Project
CONTACT INFO	susan_lynch at harvard.edu
DETAILS  Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first-come. first-served basis.
LINK  https://www.belfercenter.org/index.php/event/cyber-securitization-can-states-deter-cyber-escalation


Energy Uses in Industry
Thursday, March 21
Harvard, Room 429, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge 

John Harrold
HEJC is open to all members of the Harvard and MIT communities. A technical background is not needed. Lunch will be provided. 

Harvard Energy Journal Club 

Contact Name:  Dan Pollack
daniel_pollack at g.harvard.edu


NULab: Digital Public Humanities Panel
Thursday, March 2
Northeastern, Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP to Sarah Connell (sa.connell at northeastern.edu) 

Speakers: Caroline Klibanoff, MIT Museum; Jim McGrath, Brown University; Roopika Risam, Salem State University; Alex Gil, Columbia UniversityLocation: Renaissance Park 909Join us for a two-hour panel, featuring four scholars who work in the digital public humanities: Caroline Klibanoff, MIT Museum; Jim McGrath, Brown University; and Roopika Risam, Salem State University, and Alex Gil, Columbia University, of the Torn Apart / Separados project. This project “aggregates and cross-references publicly available data to visualize the geography of Donald Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy in 2018 and immigration incarceration in the USA in general.”Each scholar will present on their current projects and talk about how these connect with the growing field of digital public humanities. Following the presentations, there will be time for questions and discussion.Co-sponsored with the Northeastern University Humanities Center.More information coming soon! 

This event is free and open to the public, but if you are not a member of the Northeastern community, please email  Sarah Connell (sa.connell at northeastern.edu) 


The energy cost of information processing in living systems
Thursday, March 21
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Harvard, Pierce 209, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Dr. Yuhai Tu
Living organisms need to obtain and process information accurately, which is crucial for their survival. Information processing in living systems, ranging from signal transduction in a single cell to image processing in the human brain, are performed by biological circuits (networks), which are driven out of equilibrium. These biochemical and neural circuits are inherently noisy. However, certain accuracy is required to carry out proper biological functions. How do biological networks process information with noisy components? What is the free energy cost of accurate biological computing? Is there a fundamental limit for its performance of the biological functions? What is the optimal design for achieving these information processing tasks? In this talk, we will describe our recent work in trying to address these general questions in the context of two basic cellular computing tasks: sensory adaptation for memory encoding; biochemical oscillation for accurate timekeeping.

Widely Applied Mathematics Seminar


History Matters: Plymouth Colony First Lady Penelope Winslow: Reconstructing a Life Through Material Culture
Thursday, March 21
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Congregational Library and Archives, 14 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/56287461312

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 4 p.m., the Library will welcome historian and author Michelle Marchetti Coughlin for her lecture, "Plymouth Colony First Lady Penelope Winslow: Reconstructing a Life through Material Culture". Penelope Pelham Winslow, a member of the English gentry who was married to Plymouth Colony governor Josiah Winslow, was one of the most powerful women in Plymouth Colony, but she, like most of her female contemporaries, has largely been forgotten. Though she left few surviving documents, she did leave behind a trove of physical evidence--from surviving homes and possessions to archaeological artifacts--that provide great insight into her experiences. They also offer a portal into the world of Plymouth Colony's women.

Michelle Marchetti Coughlin is an independent scholar and the author of One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit. The book received an honorable mention for the Western Association of Women Historians 2014 Kanner Prize. She serves on the board of the Abigail Adams Birthplace and as Museum Administrator of Boston's Gibson House Museum. Ms. Coughlin has served as a Massachusetts Humanities Scholar-in-Residence and is currently guest curating Pilgrim Hall Museum's "pathFounders: Women of Plymouth" exhibit which opens this May.

Please join us on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 4pm. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested.


Caste in America
Thursday, March 21
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
WGBH Studio at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/58655723849

Join WGBH News’ Senior Investigative Reporter Phillip Martin at the WGBH Studio at the Boston Public Library as he leads a discussion on his most recent series “Caste in America.” 
WGBH News Senior Investigative Reporter and award-winning journalist Phillip Martin will lead a discussion at the Boston Public Library about his most recent series “Caste in America.” 

In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, this multi-part examination explores the discrimination Indian immigrants face in the United States as a result of this ancient hierarchical system of human classification. 

Martin will lead a conversation about the role of caste in the United States with Suraj Yengde, Laurence Simon, Kavita Pillay and Tarun Khanna. The conversation will begin at 5:30 pm.
Phillip Martin is Senior Investigative Reporter and award-winning journalist for WGBH News and a contributing reporter to PRI’s The World, a co-production of WGBH, the BBC and PRI; a program, which he helped develop as a senior producer in 1995.
Suraj Yengde is an inaugural postdoctoral fellow at the Initiative for Institutional Anti-racism and Accountability, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Suraj is India’s first Dalit Ph.D. holder from an African university in the nation's history.
Laurence Simon is Professor of International Development and Director of the Center for Global Development and Sustainability at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis. Since 2018, he also serves as the Joint Editor-in-Chief of CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion.
Kavita Pillay is a documentary filmmaker and reporter. She has reported from Singapore, Poland, India, and Finland for PRI's The World.
Tarun Khanna is Director of the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute & Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School.

This is free and open to the public, but we appreciate you letting us know if you plan to attend. Please RSVP. 
Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Food and drink is available for purchase at the Newsfeed Café.


Cleantech Open's 2019 Boston Kickoff Party!
Thursday, March 21
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Greentown Labs, 444 Somerville Avenue, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cleantech-opens-2019-boston-kickoff-party-tickets-55537288525
Cost:  $0 – $15

This is one of our most popular events!
Please join us in celebrating the launch of the 2019 Cleantech Open accelerator! We are excited to welcome back our community as we look forward to this year's program. We welcome all entrepreneurs, students, investors, savvy technologists, and anyone interested in joining our growing community. This is a great way to connect with Cleantech Open alumni, mentors, and thought leaders in the cleantech space.
If you're a cleantech entrepreneur, this is the perfect event to learn how your venture can benefit from Cleantech Open. You will have the opportunity to give a 1-minute pitch in front of the audience. The crowd favorite will win a free application to Cleantech Open!

Here's our agenda:
Welcome from Greentown Labs
Welcome from Michelle Dawson, Senior External Ventures Manager at Saint Gobain
Overview of Cleantech Open - Beth Zonis, Northeast Regional Director
Alumni Lightning Talks
One-Minute Startup Pitches
Networking over appetizers & drinks


Growing Divides in Cambridge: A Tale of 2.0 Cities
Thursday, March 21
Cambridge Public Library, Central Square Branch, Lewis Room, 45 Pearl Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/56062743174

Cambridge has long been thought of as a diverse and inclusive center of knowledge and culture. Now, with a booming innovation economy, Cambridge has seen a growth in wealth, as well as a growth in poverty alongside a disappearing middle class. What can Cambridge and its leaders do to make sure that life in the city—and income, housing, and education—is equitably accessible and sustainable for all?
Recommended reading: Cambridge Community Foundation's Boomtown/Hometown report.

Geeta Pradhan is the President & CEO of Cambridge Community Foundation—our city’s local giving platform supporting shared prosperity, social equity and cultural richness. Geeta has a deep background in philanthropy, urban planning and economic development and serves on the Community Benefits Advisory Committee, Youth & Family Policy Council. She led the effort to organize the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, co-founded the Boston Indicators Project and has directed programs and initiatives to drive scaled social change. Geeta is co-author of CCF’s Boomtown/Hometown report which captures Cambridge’s impressive innovation economy and its impact on the city and its residents.
Chuck Collins is the Director the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits Inequality.org. He is author of the popular book, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green). His most recent book, Is Inequality in America Irreversible? Is published by the Oxford, UK-based Polity Press.

Sarah Gallop is the Co-Director at MIT Office of Government and Community Relations, where she serves as a liaison to the Cambridge government and community, working with citizens, elected officials, businesses, regulatory bodies, and advocacy organizations on projects and issues of mutual interest. Over the years, Sarah has participated on numerous City task forces and committees on local policy matters including transportation, zoning, land use, personnel searches, and "Town-Gown" topics. Prior to taking her position at MIT, Sarah worked in the Boston city government in a variety of capacities related to housing, construction, and community and economic development.
Damon Smith is the principal at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, appointed in 2012 after a period as interim director. Prior to becoming principal at the high school, he was dean to one of the school’s four small learning communities. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Graduate School of Education.
More information TBA.
About Conversations on the Edge
Conversations on the Edge was started at Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE) in 2017 as a discussion series bringing together local experts with differing perspectives on important topics. CCAE has a long history as a place for learning and critical discussions with the community. We continue that tradition through Conversations on the Edge, which addresses timely issues with panelists and members of the community who are experts in their field.
All events are open to the public. This series is presented in partnership with the Cambridge Community Foundation.


Transporting Malden into the Future
Thursday, March 21
6:00 PM  - 8:30 PM  (Local Time)
First Parish Malden, 2 Elm Street, Malden

Malden's 1st Sustainability Forum will focus on Sustainable Transportation. The electric vehicle fair including electric buses, electric car shares, electric scooters and bikes begins at 4PM at Beebe School Parking Lot.


Doing Justice:  A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law
Thursday, March 21
7:00 PM (Doors at 6:30)
Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Cost:  $29.75 (book included)

Harvard Book Store welcomes former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York PREET BHARARA for a discussion of his debut book, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law. He will be joined in conversation by Harvard professor MICHAEL SANDEL—author of What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.

Please Note
This event does not include a book signing. Books included with tickets will not be signed, and we are not taking requests or pre-orders for signed books. 
About Doing Justice

Preet Bharara has spent much of his life examining our legal system, pushing to make it better, and prosecuting those looking to subvert it. Bharara believes in our system and knows it must be protected, but to do so, we must also acknowledge and allow for flaws in the system and in human nature.
The book is divided into four sections: Inquiry, Accusation, Judgment and Punishment. He shows why each step of this process is crucial to the legal system, but he also shows how we all need to think about each stage of the process to achieve truth and justice in our daily lives.

Bharara uses anecdotes and case histories from his legal career—the successes as well as the failures—to illustrate the realities of the legal system, and the consequences of taking action (and in some cases, not taking action, which can be just as essential when trying to achieve a just result).

Much of what Bharara discusses is inspiring—it gives us hope that rational and objective fact-based thinking, combined with compassion, can truly lead us on a path toward truth and justice. Some of what he writes about will be controversial and cause much discussion. Ultimately, it is a thought-provoking, entertaining book about the need to find the humanity in our legal system—and in our society.


Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America
Thursday, March 21
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge,

Randy Shaw, author of Genreration Priced Out, appears in conversation with A Better Cambridge founder Jesse Kanson-Benanav.

Generation Priced Out is a call to action on one of the most talked-about issues of our time: how skyrocketing rents and home values are pricing the working and middle classes out of urban America. Randy Shaw tells the powerful stories of tenants, politicians, homeowner groups, developers, and activists in over a dozen cities impacted by the national housing crisis. From San Francisco to New York, Seattle to Denver, and Los Angeles to Austin, GenerationPriced Out challenges progressive cities to reverse rising economic and racial inequality.

Shaw exposes how boomer homeowners restrict millennials’ access to housing in big cities, a generational divide that increasingly dominates city politics.  Shaw also demonstrates that neighborhood gentrification is not inevitable and presents proven measures for cities to preserve and expand their working- and middle-class populations and achieve more equitable and inclusive outcomes. Generation Priced Out is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of urban America.

Randy Shaw is Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, San Francisco’s leading provider of housing for homeless single adults. His previous books include The Activist’s Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century; Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century; and The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime, and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco.


The Return of Radical Science
Thursday, March 21
9 p.m.
ON YOUR COMPUTER: click this link (https://zoom.us/j/584761970)
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Callers in Mexico can call +52 229 910 0061 or +52 554 161 4288
Those in other countries can click here for a list of local numbers (https://zoom.us/u/ad9TFnO5Cw)

A teleconference call to discuss what you can do to help spread the news of Science for the People’s return far and wide. Instructions for calling in are below. If you can’t make the launch call, please keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or website for when the campaign goes live! 

The teleconference will be held at 9pm Eastern Time on Thursday, March 21 over Zoom, a teleconferencing service you can join over your phone or on your computer.

You can read more about how different editorial collectives will gather perspectives for each issue of Science for the People on the magazine’s website (https://magazine.scienceforthepeople.org), or explore the archives that countless volunteers have been working to digitize over the last year. Learn about the amazing work our chapters are doing to build power on the organization’s website (https://scienceforthepeople.org/category/chapter-report/), or learn how to get involved or start your own chapter by emailing sftp.revitalization at gmail.com. 

We're so inspired by the work that the revitalized Science for the People is doing. Will you join us in sharing this work with the world?

Friday, March 22 

STEM and the Massachusetts Workforce Challenge
Friday, March 22
7:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
State Street Corporation, 1 Lincoln Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stem-and-the-massachusetts-workforce-challenge-tickets-57400919696

STEM and the Massachusetts workforce challenge
Exploring solutions to the college graduate shortage
Already, the college degree pipeline in Massachusetts is inadequate to meet demand, and workforce supply, especially in STEM fields, must be better cultivated in the Commonwealth’s own backyard. Join us as we bring together business, education and public policy leaders to discuss the critical topic of the interconnection between STEM education, public policy and the changing needs in Massachusetts’ workforce. There have been significant initiatives to bolster STEM in schools in the past few years, and the focus of the event is to explore what’s working, how to expand efforts, and how business sees the challenge. As Massachusetts weighs making a billion-dollar-plus investment in public schools, an important question is how to make the best educational investments to sustain and improve the Commonwealth’s economy. The event, hosted by the State Street Corporation, is a partnership between the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, Mass Insight Education & Research, the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council.
Welcome: Joseph McGrail, chief operating officer, State Street Foundation
Framing the Mass. Workforce Challenge: Michael Goodman, UMass Dartmouth
Keynote: Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito
The Effect of Academic Rigor and College Attainment at Underserved High Schools: Dr. Susan Lusi, Mass Insight Education & Research
Panel: STEM, college completion and the workforce – challenges, opportunities and success stories
Panelists (additional panelists being confirmed):
Dr. Naia Wilson, headmaster, New Mission HS
Yvonne Spicer, Mayor of Framingham (moderator)
Lisa Freed, STEM Program Manager, iRobot
Aimee Sprung, Civic Engagement Manager, Microsoft.


Greater Boston MA Nonprofit Network Meeting
Friday, March 22
9:00 am -11:00 am
The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington Street, #1000, Boston
RSVP at https://www.tfaforms.com/4717245

Registration will be open at 9:00 am and the program will begin at 9:30 am. Light refreshments will be provided.

Every year, MNN hosts Regional Meetings in every region of the state. The meetings bring together nonprofits from all subsectors to network, share best practices, and collaborate on issues important to the sector.

This year’s meetings will feature a presentation and discussion on the reasons why a complete Census count is important for Massachusetts, the challenges facing the 2020 Census in particular, and the role that nonprofits can play to help ensure an accurate count.

In addition, MNN will be providing a membership update and will review new and expanded services and programs to ensure that nonprofit members are taking advantage of all of their memberships benefits. The update will give non-member nonprofits the best possible reasons to join our network.

We will also discuss other policy updates and provide some time for informal networking.

These meetings are free and open to all nonprofits.

Our Greater Boston Regional Meeting is presented in partnership with The Boston Foundation. 

This Regional Meeting is sponsored by the Massachusetts CORE Plan.


Keynotes on Resilience of New England's Electricity System & Wholesale Market Design 3.0
Friday, March 22
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Foley Hoag, 13th Floor Conference Room, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston 
RSVP for livestream at https://signup.clickstreamtv.net/event/raab/events/neer/

Resilience of New England's Electricity System

Ensuring the resilience of our electricity system in the face of ongoing federal/state policy interventions, cybersecurity, and extreme weather events.

We are honored to have keynote addresses on this timely and important topic from Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); and James Robb, CEO of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). 

Wholesale Market Design 3.0 for New England
How do our wholesale markets need to evolve over next decade in order to: 
Provide fuel security and resilience;
Help NE states achieve their carbon reduction goals;
Accommodate state-sponsored resources with long-term contracts (projected to increase from 15% to 50%); and
Operate effectively with increased intermittent resources (solar/wind) and increased zero marginal cost resources (nuclear/solar/wind)
To discuss these complex and important issues we have assembled a great panel of leading thinkers in the region:
Commissioner-Designée Katie Dykes, CT DEEP
Mark Karl, Vice President Market Development, ISO New England
Dan Dolan, President, New England Power Generators Association
Paul Hibbard, Principal, Analysis Group


Variability in background U.S. ozone pollution: An underappreciated role for the terrestrial biosphere
Friday, March 22
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 48-316, Ralph M Parsons Laboratory, 15 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Prof. Arlene Fiore, Columbia University
Ozone in surface air poses risks to the health of humans as well as vegetation, which has led to the development of air quality standards in many nations such as the U.S.A.  Effective implementation of air pollution controls requires knowledge of the various processes shaping ozone distributions and their temporal variability.  These processes include natural and anthropogenic precursor emissions, the ensuing ozone formation chemistry, meteorological conditions affected by climate change and variability, and dry deposition. Drawing from recent work in which we apply a range of modeling approaches to interpret observations, I will highlight the role of the terrestrial biosphere – and its response to meteorology – in shaping daily to decadal changes in surface ozone

Environmental Science Seminar Series


Feeding 10 Billion by 2050: Creating a Sustainable and Healthy Food Future
Friday, March 22
Noon-1pm ET
Webcast at 
An on-demand video will be posted after the event.

What does a sustainable and healthy future mean when it comes to food production, consumption and resulting environmental impacts? With nearly a billion people globally going hungry and nearly two billion eating the wrong food, the answer is pressing – especially as we look to a future that needs to sustainably feed  “10 billion by 2050.” This Forum will explore how to avert dire consequences for human and planetary health through best practices and new technologies. Key questions will be how to amplify nutritious food production, prevent waste and secure supplies, while protecting our environment in the process. The discussion will include the "planetary health diet" recently proposed by an international commission that emphasizes plant-based eating for better health and for minimal ecological impact.

David Bennell, Manager, Food, Land and Water/Member Relations, World Business Council for Sustainable Development US Inc
Gina McCarthy, Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health, Harvard Chan School, and 13th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Ana Sortun, Chef and Owner, Oleana, and James Beard Award Winner
David Freeman, Editorial Director, NBC News MACH
Spread the word:
Send our panelists questions in advance to theforum at hsph.harvard.edu. 
We'll be conducting a live chat on The Forum's Feeding 10 Billion by 2050website https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/events/feeding-10-billion-by-2050/
Tweet us @ForumHSPH #feed10billion
Media contact: Todd Datz, tdatz at hsph.harvard.edu, 617-432-8077


Yemen: What’s Happening and What Can We Do?
Friday, March 22
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 66-144, 25 Ames Street, Cambridge

Join us for the second program in our series on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Kathleen Kelly is the Co-Coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. Kathy is just coming off her fast to call attention to the need for the U.S. to end its joint war with the Saudis against Yemen.

In addition to being the Co-Coordinator, Kathy is the founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and for many years has visited the war-torn countries of the Middle East and supported those working for peace in those countries. VCNV's campaigns have been active in nonviolent resistetance to war-making within the United States as well as world-wide, particuarly in the Middle East and Latin America. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most committed and experienced peace organizers in the U.S. You will learn a great deal about peace, war and solidarity.

The program is co-sponsored with Raytheon Anti-war Campaign, Massachusetts Peace Action and the MIT Faculty Newsletter.


The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Institutions Transformed National Politics
Friday, March 22 
12pm -1:30pm
BU, Initiative on Cities, 75 Bay State Road, Boston
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg1x0898da014617&oseq=&c=&ch=
Lunch provided

Tom Ogorzalek, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies at Northwestern University, shares his new book, The Cities on the Hill: How Urban Institutions Transformed National Politics.

Over the second half of the 20th century, American politics was reorganized around race as the tenuous New Deal coalition frayed and eventually collapsed. What drove this change? In The Cities on the Hill, Ogorzalek argues that the answer lies not in the sectional divide between North and South, but in the differences between how cities and rural areas govern themselves and pursue their interests on the national stage.

Using a wide range of evidence from Congress and an original dataset measuring the urbanicity of districts over time, he shows how the trajectory of partisan politics in America today was set in the very beginning of the New Deal. As Ogorzalek demonstrates, the red and blue shades of contemporary political geography derive more from rural and urban perspectives than clean state or regional lines.


Brains, Minds + Machines Seminar Series: Probing memory circuits in the primate brain: from single neurons to neural networks 
Friday, March 22
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 46-3002, Singleton Auditorium, MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex, 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Prof. Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Robarts Research Institute
Abstract: The brain’s memory systems are like time machines for thought: they transport sensory experiences from the past to the present, to guide our current decisions and actions. Memories have been classified into long-term, stored for time intervals of days, months, or years, and short-term, stored for shorter intervals of seconds or minutes. There is a consensus that these two types of memories involve different brain systems and have different underlying mechanisms. In this talk, I will present data from different experiments in non-human primates examining brain circuits and mechanisms of both short-termmemory and long-term memory.

Speaker Biography: Julio Martinez-Trujillo is Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Scientist at the Robarts Research Institute. He holds an Academic Chair in Autism. Prior to joining Western University in 2014, he was Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience at McGill University.


Digital Reinvention - How Companies are Rethinking their Business Strategies
Friday, March 22
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Hult International Business School, 1 Education Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/58795672439

Mr. Geraldo Cavagnari, Vice-President at IBM will be at Fenway, speaking about innovation, digital transformation, and business strategies. Don't miss the chance to learn from one of the most innovative companies in the world - the Big Blue!


Extinction Rebellion
Friday March 22
MIT, Building 9-255, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1140803639426686


What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance
Friday, March 22
7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline 

Carolyn Forché in conversation with Askold Melnyczuk
What You Have Heard is True is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman’s brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others. Written by one of the most gifted poets of her generation, this is the story of a woman’s radical act of empathy, and her fateful encounter with an intriguing man who changes the course of her life.

Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24

LibrePlanet Conference
Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24
Greater Boston Area
RSVP at https://my.fsf.org/civicrm/event/info?id=79
Cost:  $0 - $120

LibrePlanet is an annual conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation for free software enthusiasts and anyone who cares about the intersection of technology and social justice. LibrePlanet brings together software developers, law and policy experts, activists, students and computer users to learn skills, celebrate free software accomplishments, and face challenges to software freedom. Newcomers are always welcome, and LibrePlanet 2019 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels.

LibrePlanet 2019's theme is “Trailblazing Free Software.” 

More information at https://libreplanet.org/2019/

Saturday, March 23

Gardeners' Gathering
Saturday, March 23 
Northeastern, Shillman Hall, 115 Forsyth Street, Boston
RSVP at https://events.thetrustees.org/tickets/ItemShow.aspx?Dep=x58rDrwgvC26UOja8STjdA==&Cat=fHoRCuPGeV0xtNHR62NCSw==&It=Wb32kwa/zOY=&d=03-23-2019

Gardens & Gardening, Farms & Food, Lectures & Workshops 
Celebrate the start of the gardening season! The 44th Annual Gardeners' Gathering brings Boston-area gardeners together for a free day full of informative workshops, engaging exhibitors, networking, and inspiration. Held at Northeastern University, the Gathering features more than two dozen workshops on everything from Healthy Soil to Urban Foraging. Urban homesteaders can learn about keeping bees or chickens, making fermented pickles, and growing gourmet mushrooms. Gardeners can hone their skills with workshops on garden planning, managing pests and diseases, and more. 

Follow the links to sign up if you want to teach a workshop, have a table in the exhibitors' gallery, or advertise in the brochure at http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/metro-boston/event-43119.html

Contact 617.542.7696 x2115
mdelima at thetrustees.org 


Tour of Fort House: Passive House and Net Positive Energy
Saturday, March 23
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Fort House, 65 Fort Avenue, Roxbury
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-fort-house-passive-house-and-net-positive-energy-tickets-58312192337
Cost:  $35

Join Placetailor for a tour of Fort House, a Passive House and Net Positive Energy construction in the Highland Park neighborhood of Roxbury. The project is nearing the end of framing, so the tour will focus on envelope design, detailing, and construction strategies, as well as an introduction to other key passive house strategies.
Chapter members get a discount on this course!
If you are a member of USGBC MA just use your email as a promotional code before checkout. Not sure how? See a tutorial.

Benefits for all membership types include a 15% discount on most of our events. Please note membership with USGBC National is NOT membership with USGBC MA.

Sunday, March 24

Ecology, Evolution, and Engineering for Empowered Brains 
Sunday, March 31
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecology-evolution-and-engineering-for-empowered-brains-tickets-57538886358

Ecology, Evolution, and Engineering for Empowered Brains is a 6-week, universally-designed and sensory-friendly series of related educational workshops for neuro-divergent individuals which hones skills in understanding, interpreting, and protecting the natural environment. Through creative, hands-on teaching exercises and field visits, participants become comfortable with basic ecological principles, as well as emerging technologies used to sculpt ecological and evolutionary processes. We will discuss contemporary issues related to conservation and highlight engineering strategies with which to address these obstacles. Through project-based learning, students will have the opportunity to develop understanding by experimentation—or play—and workshops will emphasize immersion, rather than memorization. Wholly, we seek to foster a safe and creative learning space in which students are able to develop the necessary technical literacy to become future leaders in the myriad realms of environmental science. 

2019 Spring - Understanding Urban Water Bodies

What is the role of water sources -- rivers, streams, lakes, oceans -- in cities? How do our actions impact them? How does their function affect how we design future cities and expand existing ones? What do healthy urban water sources look like? What kind of life forms do they support? In this series of workshops, we will explore the impact that bodies of water in cities (urban spaces) have on the actions of humans and the environment alike. We will begin by understanding ways of studying water, with our own bodies and other tools, across scales (from what you can feel with your hands to what is invisible). From here, we will take to the field in order to experience various forms wetlands and the many roles they play in the ecosystem of the city. All the while, we will make links between water, planning, and social justice in the course of environmental and urban history. 

WEEK 1 (10 MARCH 2019) - Sensing with Self and Technology : Understanding Water Across Scales
WEEK 2 (24 MARCH 2019) - Greening Cities for Stormwater Management
WEEK 3 (31 MARCH 2019) - Citizen Science in the Mystic : Water Quality and Pollution in the Field
WEEK 4 (28 APRIL 2019) - LEGO Robots for Playful Exploration and Discovery, Part I
WEEK 5 (19 MAY 2019) - LEGO Robots for Playful Exploration and Discovery, Part II
WEEK 6 (09 JUNE 2019) - Presentation of Final Designs


Tree Spotters Citizen Science Program: Basic Training
Sunday, March 24
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain
RSVP at https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/SelectDate.aspx?TrackingType=Customer&ActivityID=2655&DayPlanner=3%2f24%2f2019

Suzanne Mrozak, Tree Spotter Volunteer Coordinator and Danny Schissler, Project Coordinator, Arnold Arboretum
Other dates:  April 20, 10:30-12:00pm [WH], April 27, 10:30-12:00pm [HB], May 5, 10:30-12:00pm [HB]
Location: April 27, May 5 ; April 20, Weld Hill Lecture Hall
Multiple Sessions: April 20, 10:30-12:00pm [WH], April 27, 10:30-12:00pm [HB], May 5, 10:30-12:00pm [HB]
With nearly 4,000 different kinds of plants represented in the Arboretum's living collections, every day presents rich opportunities to see something new. If you enjoy learning about plants and their unique characteristics, you can contribute to science as a participant in our Tree Spotters program. This citizen science project opens a window into the Arboretum's phenology: the timing of natural events, such as the leafing out and flowering of trees in the spring and changing foliage colors in the fall. Your observations will assist Arboretum scientists in their studies of the effects of a changing climate on plants. 

Each new Tree Spotter must first attend one Basic Training class (Module 1), followed by at least one Beyond the Basics class(Module 2). Please register for both modules if you would like to participate in this program. 
The Basic Training class (Module 1) provides an introduction to citizen science, phenology, and an overview of the Tree Spotters program. Each Beyond the Basics class (Module 2) will focus on how to observe different tree and shrub species, and record and submit data. 

All Tree Spotters events are free, and all levels of experience are welcome. Visit the Tree Spotters web page (https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/support/volunteer/volunteer-to-be-a-tree-spotter/) to learn more about the program and see training session dates for Modules 1 and 2. 

If you have any questions, please email us at TreeSpotters at fas.harvard.edu.


Climate Science and Policy: A Call to Action
Sunday March 24
UU First Church in Belmont, 404 Concord Avenue, Belmont

State Senator Will Brownsberger
Peter Frumhoff, Chief Climate Scientist, UCS

More information at http://www.sustainablebelmont.net


The Second Jewish Climate Conference:  The Time is Short, the Task is Great
Sunday, March 24
12:30-7:30 PM
Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington Street, Newton
RSVP at https://www.jewishboston.com/events/the-second-jewish-climate-conference/
Cost:  $10 - $54

in cooperation with the Synagogue Council of MA, Temple Reyim of Newton, MA, and other partners
Jewish Climate Action Network


Electric Bus Demonstration
Sunday, March 24
2:30 PM  (Local Time)
UU First Church in Belmont, 404 Concord Avenue, Belmont
RSVP at https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z0000027SXXQA2

Join MassPIRG and Proterra for an electric bus demonstration at the Sustainable Belmont Forum!


Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism
Sunday, March 24
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
One Fayette Park, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Biodiversity-for-a-Livable-Climate/events/259618818/

Victor Wallis will lead a discussion based on his book Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism (2018), in which he argues that addressing the environmental crisis will require a radical reorganization of society -- over and above whatever changes are made in the direction of cleaner forms of energy production. He recognizes that restoring biodiversity must be central to this process, but argues that we need to understand the social conditions that will be required in order to achieve that goal on a large scale. What those conditions are and how it is possible to approach them are the core issues posed in Red-Green Revolution (copies of which will be available at this event).

Victor Wallis teaches history and politics at the Berklee College of Music. He was for twenty years the editor of Socialism and Democracy. He is also the author of Democracy Denied: Five Lectures on U.S.Politics (2019) and of many articles on ecological and political issues. He is a frequent guest on broadcast and podcast talk shows, and has been an invited lecturer in Brazil, China, and France.

Visit his website at https://www.victorwallis.com

What to bring
An item of food or drink to share, tending to the healthy and organic.

Important to know
Biodiversity for a LIvable Climate is a small non-profit so a $10 donation is requested.

Monday, March 25

Connected Things 2019: Disruptive IoT
Monday, March 25
10:00am to 7:10pm
MIT Media Lab, E14, 6th Floor 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://connectedthings.mitforumcambridge.org
Cost:  $30 - $325

We hope to see you at the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Cambridge 2019 Connected Things IoT conference on March 25 at the MIT Media Lab, in Cambridge Massachusetts. This year, our theme is disruptive IoT. Forces contributing to disruptive IoT include new networks, new devices and especially new business models.

Today, everything is a “connected thing.” At our 2018 conference entitled “The Future Arrives,” Dirk Didascalou, Vice President, Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT remarked that we should have named the conference, “The Future Arrived,” a fait accompli!


Repossessing the Wilderness: New Deal Sciences in the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation
Monday, March 25
Harvard, CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Please RSVP via the online form at Please RSVP via the online form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7VGUkAvTU655Dub2FTGSNMjpVs6f8Qbu0kpmXh6oz11MgFw/viewform by Wednesday at 5PM the week before. 

Eli Nelson, Williams College, Anthropology

STS Circle at Harvard 

Contact:  sts at hks.harvard.edu


Chris Hoofnagle: Cyber Security and the FTC
Monday, March 25
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Harvard, 1 Brattle Square - Suite 470, Cambridge

The Cyber Security Project will host a lunch with Chris Jay Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley School of Information and School of Law, on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's cybersecurity. 

Lunch provided on a first come, first served basis. All lunches are off the record. 

More information at https://www.belfercenter.org/event/chris-hoofnagle-cyber-security-and-ftc


Books at Baker with Amy Edmondson
WHEN  Monday, Mar. 25, 2019, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Business School, Spangler Center Auditorium, Soldiers Field Road, Boston
SPEAKER(S)  Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
Author of "The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth”
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	schurch at hbs.edu
DETAILS  In The Fearless Organization, Professor Amy Edmondson offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy. With so much riding on innovation, creativity, and spark, it is essential to attract and retain quality talent — but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind?
The traditional culture of “fitting in” and “going along” spells doom in the knowledge economy. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, and critical thought, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, silence, ridicule or intimidate. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, ask questions from left field, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing.
LINK  https://www.library.hbs.edu/Articles/Books-Baker


ISE 2019 Spring Symposium Series: Water, Energy, and the Utility of the Future
Monday, March 25
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
BU, Kilachand Center, Conference Room 106B, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 

Energy utilities (electricity as well as natural gas distribution) and water utilities have functioned quite separately until recently. Today’s utility world finds several convergence points between electricity, in particular, and water services. For example, similar information infrastructure is required by both electric and water utilities for metering as well as for monitoring and controlling flows of electrons or water. Service interruptions can be as severe for water as for electricity or natural gas distribution. Conservation (demand management) may be as significant, if not more so, for water as for electricity.

Dr. Ashmore, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston University, will talk about the distinctive characteristics of water utilities and engage attendees in discussion of the future of water utilities as they co-evolve with the emergence of the energy utility of the future.

Contact  Peishan Wang  pswang at bu.edu


Monday, March 25
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, Fort Point Room (Second Floor), Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-revolutionary-harbor-boston-harbors-resiliency-tickets-57613890698

Join the National Park Service and Boston Harbor Now in the third of three winter lectures exploring our Revolutionary Harbor.

The first environmental revolution in Boston Harbor was about restoration, creating the clean and vibrant harbor we know today - the next environmental revolution is all about adaptation. Join Rebecca Herst and Lucy Lockwood from UMass Boston and host Marc Albert from the National Parks of Boston to explore how the harbor, islands, and waterfront can be a living laboratory where science and society change along with the coastlines. 
Lucy Lockwood is a marine ecologist with the Marine Science and Technology Program studying coastal protection strategies that can hold back waves while providing healthy coastal habitat. Rebecca Herst, Director of the UMass Sustainable Solutions Lab, will explore efforts to foster resilient communities and the social justice implications of coastal change in Boston Harbor. 

Light refreshments and drinks provided. 

Funded in part by Boston Harbor Now.


How You Can Help Climate & Wildlife Scientists 
Monday, March 25
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-you-can-help-climate-wildlife-scientists-tickets-52434339521

Climate Change Science & Biodiversity Science need you and the information you can collect. And the good news is that you can easily and really make a difference! This is a crash course about participative science (a.k.a. citizen science), that is the active public involvement in scientific research. In this class, we introduce you to what citizen science is, why it is needed, where it is needed, how you can help (individually or joining some of our local projects including at the Fresh Pond Reservoir), and some of the tools to help.
Join us. It's fun & exciting. Let's make a difference together!
For any question, contact Claire at claire.oneill at earthwiseaware.org
Learn about Earthwise Aware » https://www.earthwiseaware.org/

Free with a value: Our events are not meant to be free. The reason why we offer this one for free is to benefit Nature directly by having us all together connecting with 'It' —here through exploring together how we can better that connection. Donations to EwA are welcome though! 


President Carter: The White House Years 
Monday, March 25
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/57717613937

Stuart E. Eizenstat, former chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter and Ambassador to the European Union, discusses his new book, President Carter: The White House Years, with Meredith Evans, Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.


The Personalized City: Parallel Reality Displays in the Urban Environment
Monday, March 25
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Harvard, 48 Quincy Street, Room 112,  Cambridge

Speaker:  Paul Dietz
Concepts such as universal design and design for all implicitly assume that the design choices we make will be jointly experienced by everyone. But what if you could craft each person’s reality separately to optimally serve his or her needs? Parallel Reality display technology provides this capability, allowing us to independently design how each person perceives an environment. Unlike smartphones and smart glasses, there is no need for a personal device – the environment itself is transformed for each person, even when many people are simultaneously sharing the same public space.
In this talk, I will briefly describe how it is possible to show different images to each person even when thousands are looking at the same sign or display at the same time, without special glasses. We will then consider the opportunities for Parallel Design and how one can make a city a vastly more accessible, informative and connected place.

Speaker Bio:  Paul Dietz is a prolific creator of new technologies that surprise and delight, and occasionally make the world a slightly better place. He is best known as the co-inventor of DiamondTouch – an early multi-touch display system which helped launch the touch interface revolution. Paul received the ACM UIST 2012 Lasting Impact Award for this work. His career included stints as a researcher at Walt Disney Imagineering, Mitsubishi Electric, and Microsoft. He is currently Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board of Misapplied Sciences, Inc. Paul holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. In his spare time, he teaches kids how to make animatronic shows, and is sometimes seen on the wrong end of a flugelhorn.


Ending Violence Against Children: Leadership in a Global Crisis
WHEN  Monday, Mar. 25, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Kennedy School, Taubman, 5th Floor, Room 520, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge
Center for Public Leadership
SPEAKER(S)  Marta Santos Pais, Special representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence Against Children
Stephen Blight, Senior advisor on Violence Against Children, UNICEF
Aisha Yousafzai, Associate professor of Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Moderator: Joan Lombardi, First deputy assistant secretary for Early Childhood Development, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Obama Administration
COST  Free
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3M3TYNW
CONTACT INFO	CPL_Events at hks.harvard.edu
DETAILS  An estimated one billion children experience some form of violence each year. From detained migrant families and children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border to sexual violence against girls in the midst of armed conflict to pervasive corporal punishment in schools and homes, violence against children has devastating consequences that reach across the lifespan and across generations.
Learn more about this urgent global crisis.
Engage in dialogue with public leaders at the forefront of the response.
Protect the right of every child to be safe from violence.
LINK  https://cpl.hks.harvard.edu/event/ending-violence-against-children-leadership-global-crisis


Heavy:  An American Memoir
Monday, March 25
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer and University of Mississippi professor KIESE LAYMON—author of How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America—for a discussion of his celebrated memoir, Heavy, winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.

About Heavy
In Heavy, Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to time in New York as a college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his mother, grandmother, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing, and ultimately gambling. Heavy is a “gorgeous, gutting . . . generous” (New York Times) memoir that combines personal stories with piercing intellect to reflect both on the strife of American society and on Laymon’s experiences with abuse. By attempting to name secrets and lies he and his mother spent a lifetime avoiding, he asks us to confront the terrifying possibility that few in this nation actually know how to responsibly love, and even fewer want to live under the weight of actually becoming free.

“A book for people who appreciated Roxane Gay’s memoir Hunger” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), Heavy is defiant yet vulnerable, an insightful, often comical exploration of weight, identity, art, friendship, and family through years of haunting implosions and long reverberations. “You won’t be able to put [this memoir] down . . . It is packed with reminders of how black dreams get skewed and deferred, yet are also pregnant with the possibility that a kind of redemption may lie in intimate grappling with black realities” (The Atlantic).

Tuesday, March 26

Civic Life Lunch - Monuments & Movements: The Art of Protest
Tuesday, March 26
12 – 1PM
Tufts, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

The struggle over how to document U.S. history honestly and equitably is far from new, but it has taken center stage in recent years with debates about Confederate monuments and buildings named after slave-owners. Enter Steve Locke, Boston Artist-in-Residence, who proposed public art that tackles Faneuil Hall and its namesake’s profit from the slave trade. Locke has sparked debate over how to come to terms with complicated history, and how art can be a medium of advocacy, education, and protest.


Research Spotlight: Easing Traffic Congestion with Socially Optimal Routing 
Tuesday, March 26
12 pm-1:30 pm 
BU, Initiative on Cities, 75 Bay State Road, Boston 
RSVP at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg3bz6jae6bfdb30&llr=sgxoeyrab

Ioannis Paschalidis, Professor of Engineering and Director of the Center for Information & Systems Engineering, shares his new research on ways to mitigate congestion through socially optimal – rather than selfish – traffic routing. Using real-time traffic data from the Boston region


Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline
WHEN  Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South Building, Belfer Case Study Room (S020), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
SPEAKER(S)  David Leheny, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Moderated by Christina Davis, Acting Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK  https://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/calendar/upcoming


Research Spotlight: Ioannis Paschalidis
Tuesday, March 26
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
BU, Initiative on Cities, 75 Bay State Road

Ioannis Paschalidis, Professor of Engineering and Director of the Center for Information & Systems Engineering, shares his new research on ways to mitigate congestion through socially optimal – rather than selfish – traffic routing. Using real-time traffic data from the Boston region, Paschalidis and his colleagues examined the present price of anarchy. Co-hosted with the Center for Information & Systems Engineering. Lunch provided.


Tales of Sweetgrass and Trees: Robin Wall Kimmerer and Richard Powers in Conversation with Terry Tempest Williams
WHEN  Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019, 5 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, 1279 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Ethics, Humanities, Religion, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Humanities Center and the Center for the Study of World Religions at the Harvard Divinity School
SPEAKER(S)  Robin Wall Kimmerer
Richard Powers
Terry Tempest Williams
COST  free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	humctr at fas.harvard.edu, (617) 495-0738
DETAILS  Scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of the prize-winning "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants" and "Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses," and Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Richard Powers, author of "The Overstory," join Harvard Divinity School writer-in-residence Terry Tempest Williams, author of "Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place" and "The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks," in conversation.
LINK  http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/tales-sweetgrass-and-trees-robin-wall-kimmerer-and-richard-powers-conversation-terry-tempest


How We Win: Beating Extremism Abroad and in the US
WHEN  Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019, 6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  Farah Pandith, Senior fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, Belfer Center, HKS; IOP resident fellow, S’14
George Selim, Senior vice president of programs, Anti-Defamation League
Nicholas Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, HKS
CONTACT INFO	IOP Forum Office, 617-495-1380
DETAILS  IOP Resident Fellow, S’14 and Belfer Fellow Farah Pandith, Anti-Defamation League George Selim, and Harvard Kennedy School’s Nicholas Burns consider how to combat domestic and international extremism.
LINK  https://iop.harvard.edu/forum/how-we-win-beating-extremism-abroad-and-us


Production of City Space in India: Class, Caste, and Grayness
WHEN  Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
SPEAKER(S)  Sripad Motiram, Associate professor of economics and Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Department, University of Massachusetts Boston
Vamsi Vakulabharanam, Co-director, Asian Political Economy Program (Political Economy Research Institute) and associate professor of economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
COST  Free
srafey at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Sripad Motiram and Vamsi Vakulabharanam will discuss how space is structured in two Indian cities, Hyderabad and Mumbai, along the axes of class and caste. By grouping individuals into classes, castes, and spatial units, they will show that these factors are all independently important in making sense of inequality. Together, they document high (relative to US cities) spatial co-existence — which they call “Grayness” — of groups, and will demonstrate its positive role in achieving development outcomes, arguing that the neoliberal restructuring of cities is eroding it.
LINK  https://mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu/event/production-of-city-space-in-india-class-caste-and-grayness/


Frye Gaillard’s, A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence
Tuesday, March 26
6-7:30 p.m.
Suffolk, Sargent Hall, Fifth Floor Commons, 120 Tremont Street, Boston

Author Frye Gaillard will discuss his recent book, A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence. Frye Gaillard has given us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller’s eye to this pivotal time in American life. He explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times ― civil rights, black power, women’s liberation, the War in Vietnam, and the protests against it. But he also examines the cultural manifestations of change ― music, literature, art, religion, and science ― and so we meet not only the Brothers Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X, but also Gloria Steinem, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Harper Lee, Mister Rogers, James Baldwin, Andy Warhol, Billy Graham, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, Angela Davis, Barry Goldwater,and the Beatles. The evening’s moderator is Robert Poulton, Vice President, Marketing & Branding, NBC10 Boston, NECN & Telemundo Boston.

Praise for A Hard Rain
“A Hard Rain is essential reading for a time when an American president has willfully ignored the hard-earned lessons from our passage through the most tumultuous decade of social change since the Civil War.”
~Howell Raines, former executive editor, The New York Times, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize


Boston Green Drinks - March 2019 Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 26
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Warehouse Bar & Grille, 40 Broad Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/58602826632

Join the conversation with sustainability professionals and hobbyists. Enjoy a drink and build your connection with our green community! Boston Green Drinks builds a community of sustainably-minded Bostonians, provides a forum for exchange of sustainability career resources, and serves as a central point of information about emerging green issues. We support the exchange of ideas and resources about sustainable energy, environment, food, health, education.


Know of another sustainability event that others ought to join? Add it to our Calendar of Events! For instance, on Tuesday March 12, a sustainable seafood networking event put on by the New England Aquarium's young professionals group, The Tide, is happening at EVOO in Cambridge. Check it out!


19th Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture: Kimberly Dowdell, “Diverse City: How Equitable Design and Development Will Shape Urban Futures”
WHEN  Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Graduate School of Design, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Kimberly Dowdell
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/kimberly-dowdell-diverse-city-how-equitable-design-and-development-will-shape-urban-futures/
CONTACT INFO	Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events at gsd.harvard.edu.
DETAILS  How can real estate development and sustainable design be used to foster equitable and inclusive redevelopment in cities? That’s the challenge that has animated the career of Kimberly Dowdell, an architect, developer, and educator who is focused on leading projects that help contribute to the revitalization of cities like Detroit, and also preparing the next generation of urban change agents.
Dowdell, who will give the 19th Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture, presented by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, is a partner at Century Partners, an innovative real estate development firm in Detroit focused on equitable neighborhood revitalization, and a lecturer at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She is also the new president of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). In that position, she has outlined an ambitious agenda focused on helping to ensure that African-American architects — who make up less than two percent of the profession in a country that is 13 percent African-American — play a larger role in efforts to revitalize America’s cities.
In her lecture, Dowdell, who has designed or managed over $100 million in assets in her work as an architect, real estate project manager, government staffer and developer, will draw on her varied experiences to discuss steps needed to create neighborhoods in which all people feel safe and empowered to build a brighter urban future for generations to come.
LINK  https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/kimberly-dowdell-diverse-city-how-equitable-design-and-development-will-shape-urban-futures/


Mass Climate Action Network Legislative Conversation
Tuesday, March 26
7pm - 8pm
RSVP at https://www.massclimateaction.org/3_26_leg_convo_2

Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00 PM to learn about MCAN's legislative priorities - in conversation with climate champions in the statehouse! This webinar will is the second in a series covering our climate priority bills for this session.
Rep Joan Meschino of Hull will discuss her road map 2050 bill to avoid climate catastrophe by providing a new target of zero emissions. The bill resets the state's 2050 target to net zero and commits the state agencies to making a comprehensive and detailed plan for how to build a clean economy.

Rep Marjorie Decker of Cambridge has sponsored the 100% clean energy for all bill. There are no insurmountable technical or economic barriers to achieving clean energy for all and Massachusetts to lead the way.

Rep Jennifer Benson of Lunenburg is the lead house sponsor of the bill to put a price on carbon from the heating and transportation sectors. As a Commonwealth, we have placed a significant focus on cutting our climate change-causing pollution from electricity, but we now need to have a comprehensive approach to other areas of our lives.


Shifting into High Gear with Kyle Bryant
Tuesday, March 26
Trident Books Cafe, 338 Newbury Street, Boston

Author, Podcast-Host, Ted Talk speaker, and subject of a documentary film, Kyle Bryant was diagnosed with Friedreich's ataxia (FA). a degenerative neurological disease that affects one in 50,000 people- making it officially a 'rare disease.' Kyle uses his life story to teach us how to replace the handicapping language of 'disability' with the agency to build a thriving and hopeful life.  Hear how Kyle traveled on his trike twice across the United States.

About the book:
Author Kyle Bryant was diagnosed with Friedreich's ataxia (FA). a degenerative neurological disease that affects one in 50,000 people- making it officially a 'rare disease.' Kyle uses his life story to teach us how to replace the handicapping language of 'disability' with the agency to build a thriving and hopeful life.

About the Author:
Diagnosed with a debilitating disease called Friedreich's ataxia (FA) at age seventeen, Kyle Bryant set off across the country to raise awareness. Today, he is the founder and director of rideATAXIA—a fundraising program of the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) which welcomes thousands of participants who raise 1 million dollars for research every year.

As the public face of FA and spokesperson for FARA, Kyle is in the vanguard of individuals who lend their passionate voices to the rare disease community. As he struggles to manage his own declining health and keep the FA research torch burning for a cure, his one-to-one grassroots efforts provide hope for recently diagnosed patients and those well into their journey, inspiring and coaching them toward the finish line. Kyle lives outside of Philadelphia, which is the base of operations for FARA, where he rides his beloved recumbent trike throughout the year.


Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature—A New Evolutionary History
Tuesday, March 26
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

The author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived investigates what it means to be human--and the ways we are (and aren’t) unique among animals.

We like to think of ourselves as exceptional beings, but are we really more special than other animals? In this original and entertaining tour of life on Earth, Adam Rutherford explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not: We are not the only species that communicates, makes tools, uses fire, or has sex for reasons other than procreation. Evolution has, however, allowed us to develop a culture far more complex than any other observed in nature. Humanimal explains how we became the creatures we are today, uniquely able to investigate ourselves. Illuminating the latest genetic research, it is a thrilling account of what unequivocally fixes us as animals--and what makes us truly extraordinary.

Adam Rutherford wrote A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived--finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction--and Creation, which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize. He writes and presents BBC’s flagship weekly Radio 4 program Inside Science; The Cell for BBC Four; and Playing God (on the rise of synthetic biology) for leading science series Horizon; in addition to writing for the Guardian.


Food Literacy Project Open Meeting: Nutrition & Health with Angela Shields & Brenna Kirk, FLP Fellows
WHEN  Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Sustainability
SPEAKER(S)  Angela Shields
Brenna Kirk
COST  Free
TICKET WEB LINK  https://flphsphtalk19.eventbrite.com
CONTACT INFO	foodliteracy at harvard.edu
DETAILS  We’re thrilled to hear from FLP Fellows, Angela Shields and Brenna Kirk, both second year masters’ students at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Angela’s interests lie at the intersection of nutrition and climate mitigation, specifically with regard to improving diets in climate-smart ways. Brenna, in the Department of Epidemiology, is concentrating in nutrition and global health. Join us to learn more about their latest research projects.
LINK  https://dining.harvard.edu/flp-open-meeting-angela-shields-and-brenna-kirk-flp-fellows

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 27

Program on Misinformation
March 27
11:30 AM- 1:00 PM 
Harvard, Wexner 434AB, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Leticia Bode, Georgetown University, Associate Professor, Communication, Culture, and Technology Program


The Urban Commons: How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities.
Wednesday, March 27
12pm - 1pm
BU, Initiative on Cities, 75 Bay State Road, Boston
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg1x182n3b09338b&oseq=&c=&ch=
Lunch provided

Dan O’Brien, Associate Professor of Public Policy & Urban Affairs and Criminology & Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, as well as Co-Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative, will discuss his new book, The Urban Commons: How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities.

The future of smart cities has arrived, courtesy of citizens and their phones. To prove it, O’Brien explains the transformative insights gleaned from years researching Boston’s 311 reporting system, a sophisticated city management tool that has revolutionized how Bostonians use and maintain public spaces.

Analyzing a rich trove of data, O’Brien discovers why certain neighborhoods embrace the idea of custodianship and willingly invest their time to monitor the city’s common environments and infrastructure. On the government’s side of the equation, he identifies best practices for implementing civic technologies that engage citizens, for deploying public services in collaborative ways, and for utilizing the data generated by these efforts.


America, Compromised
Wednesday, March 27
Harvard, WCC Milstein West A/B, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Lawrence Lessig


Democratizing Money & Land Distribution
Wednesday, March 27
12 – 1PM
Tufts, Sophia Gordon Hall, 15 Talbot Avenue, Somerville

Hear stories of 38 years of experimentation in the Berkshires from Susan Witt, Executive Director of the Schumacher Center for A New Economics. Light lunch served.


Comparative Renewable Energy Policy
Wednesday March 27
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm 
Tufts, The Fletcher School, Murrow Room, Goddard 201, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford

Elin Lerum Boasson is an Associate Professor at the Department for Political Science, University of Oslo. She also holds a position at Cicero – Center for International Climate Research, Oslo. For the Academic year 2018 – 2019 she is a visiting scholar at SCANCOR/Weatherhead, Harvard University. She has published extensively on climate and energy policies; exploring the role of policy entrepreneurship, business influence and political steering.  Boasson is a Lead Author in the Sixth Assessment report cycle of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), WG III Mitigation, chapter 13 National and sub-national policies and institutions.


Learning from the Nature: Biomimetic and Bioinspired Advanced Materials
Wednesday, March 27
4:00 pm
Radcliffe, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Lecture by Panče Naumov RI '19
Panče Naumov’s research is in the domain of materials science, at the interface of solid-state chemistry, crystal engineering, and photochemistry, focusing on structural aspects of novel materials for efficient conversion of light, chemical, thermal, and mechanical energy in the solid state. It involves mechanistic studies and application of salient crystals, a new class of materials that can rapidly transduce energy into mechanical motion and work at a millisecond timescale. His most recent research is in the field of petroleomics (chemistry of oil).

Free and open to the public.


When it Rains: Agroforestry as a Planetary Health Solution
WHEN  Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019, 5 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Room 429, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Research study, Science, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Planetary Health Alliance and Harvard University Center for the Environment
SPEAKER(S)  Cathy Watson, Chief of program development for World Agroforestry
CONTACT INFO	Planetary Health Alliance
pha at harvard.edu
DETAILS  Cathy Watson, chief of program development for World Agroforestry, will discuss how agroforestry — the deliberate integration of trees on to farms — can restore river flows, conserve soil, bolster livelihoods, build rich diets, meet energy needs, and act as a refugia for pollinators and other threatened biodiversity. Using examples from India, Ethiopia, Philippines, and Uganda, she will explain why trees are fundamental to human well-being and resilience on a planet in climate breakdown.
Cathy Watson has worked for over 30 years in Africa and more recently across the wider tropics. She is chief of program development for World Agroforestry, which focuses on trees as keys to landscape and human health. A longstanding journalist, she reported for the BBC during conflicts in Rwanda and Burundi and continues to write for The Guardian and other outlets. At the peak of Uganda’s HIV epidemic, she set up Straight Talk, which The Lancet termed a model for prevention. A believer in planetary health before it had a name, Cathy graduated from Princeton with a B.A. in biology and science in human affairs and from University of Missouri with a graduate certificate in agroforestry. She was made a senior Ashoka fellow in 2006.
LINK  http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2019-03-27-210000/when-it-rains-agroforesty-planetary-health-solution


Picturing Science and Engineering
Wednesday, March 27
6:00 PM
Harvard Science Center, Hall D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

The Harvard University Division of Science, Cabot Science Library, and Harvard Book Store welcome award-winning photographer and scientist FELICE C. FRANKEL for a discussion of her latest book, Picturing Science and Engineering.

About Picturing Science and Engineering
One of the most powerful ways for scientists to document and communicate their work is through photography. Unfortunately, most scientists have little or no training in that craft. In this book, celebrated science photographer Felice Frankel offers a guide for creating science images that are both accurate and visually stunning. Picturing Science and Engineering provides detailed instructions for making science photographs using the DSLR camera, the flatbed scanner, and the phone camera. The book includes a series of step-by-step case studies, describing how final images were designed for cover submissions and other kinds of visualizations. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, the book encourages the reader to learn by doing, following Frankel as she recreates the stages of discovery that lead to a good science visual.

Frankel shows readers how to present their work with graphics―how to tell a visual story―and considers issues of image adjustment and enhancement. She describes how developing the right visual to express a concept not only helps make science accessible to nonspecialists, but also informs the science itself, helping scientists clarify their thinking. The book includes references to Frankel's online tutorials at the book's website―visual “punctuations” of this printed edition―along with how-to videos and other additional materials.


Is Europe Setting a New Example on Addressing Monopolies?
WHEN  Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019, 6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition; deputy Prime Minister of Denmark (2011-2014)
Moderator: Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, HKS
CONTACT INFO	IOP Forum Office, 617-495-1380
DETAILS  European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager discusses the impact of monopolies on the EU economy with Harvard Kennedy School’s Jason Furman.
LINK	https://iop.harvard.edu/forum/europe-setting-new-example-addressing-monopolies


Harvard Science Book Talk: Felice Frankel
Wednesday, March 27
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Harvard, Science Center, Lecture @ 6pm in Lecture Hall D 
Book Signing @ 7:15pm, Cabot Science Library, One Oxford Street, Cambridge

Picturing Science and Engineering
Felice Frankel, Research Scientist (MIT) and Science Photographer
Graphics, images and figures — visual representations of scientific data and concepts — are critical components of science and engineering research. They communicate in ways that words cannot. They can clarify or strengthen an argument and spur interest into the research process. But it is important to remember that a visual representation of a scientific concept documentation is a re-presentation and not the thing itself –– some interpretation or translation is always involved. Just as writing a journal article, one must carefully plan what to "say," and in what order to "say it." The process of making a visual representation requires you to clarify your thinking and improve your ability to communicate with others.

In this talk about her book, Picturing Science and Engineering, Felice Frankel will show her own approaches to creating depictions of research and science phenomena—the successes and failures. Included will be a discussion about how far can we go when “enhancing” science images.


America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Wednesday, March 27
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? In a gripping historical narrative, Pamela S. Nadell weaves together the stories of a diverse group of extraordinary people--from the colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, poet Emma Lazarus, to labor organizer Bessie Hillman and the great justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to scores of other activists, workers, wives, and mothers who helped carve out a Jewish American identity.

The twin threads binding these women together, she argues, are a strong sense of self and a resolute commitment to making the world a better place. Nadell recounts how Jewish women have been at the forefront of causes for centuries, fighting for suffrage, trade unions, civil rights, and feminism, and hoisting banners for Jewish rights around the world. Informed by shared values of America's founding and Jewish identity, these women's lives have left deep footprints in the history of the nation they call home.

Pamela S. Nadell is the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History and director of Jewish studies at American University. Her books include Women Who Would Be Rabbis, a National Jewish Book Award finalist. She lives in North Bethesda, Maryland.


Energy: Where We Get It and Where We Are Going
Wednesday, March 27
7pm to 9:00pm
Harvard, Pfizer Hall, Mallinckrodt Chemistry Labs, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Livestream at http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/sitn-live/

Emily Kerr, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
More information at http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/seminar-series/

Thursday, March 28

Emerging Trends Series: Where Transportation Converges with Cleantech
Thursday, March 28
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
Convene, One Boston Place, 2nd Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emerging-trends-series-where-transportation-converges-with-cleantech-tickets-55843410143
Cost:  $0 – $50

With an increasing number of cities and states prioritizing the reduction of carbon emissions in the transportation, the sector is going through dramatic changes such as the advancements of electrification, ride sharing and autonomous vehicles. Combine that with the the changes taking place in the energy sector, including decentralization, digitization and the need for decarbonization, which altogether create huge opportunities for innovation.
Please join NECEC for a robust discussion of the opportunities and challenges of converging transportation and cleantech. Experts will speak to the key issues including:
What does it mean to electrify transportation?
How does the future of clean transportation take advantage of new models such as ride-sharing?
How does clean transportation leverage new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and distributed / digitalization trends?
We know we need to install EV charging infrastructure and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure but how do we innovate with finance and business models to make this infrastructure cost-effective, inclusive, and responsive to public, private and other stakeholder needs?
How does urban planning and design change to accommodate ZEVs?
How will EV charging loads impact distribution system planning?
Steve Pike, CEO, MassCEC (Introduction)
Rachel Ackerman, Senior Manager, MassCEC (moderator)
Tod Hynes, CEO, XL
Henrik Holland, Head of Corporate Development Electric Mobility, Shell
Yann Kulp, Co-Founder & VP Business Development, eIQ Mobility
Jay Verspyck, Co-Founder, Makoto-US
Edmond Young, Consultant, Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure, Toyota North America

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Human Rights in Hard Places Speaker Series: Crimes Against Humanity — Uyghurs-Victims of China’s Quest for Power
WHEN  Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Kennedy School, Taubman, Room 520, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Humanities, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
SPEAKER(S)  Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress
DETAILS  The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is excited to announce its 2019 Speaker Series: Human Rights in Hard Places, facilitated by Carr Center Executive Director, Sushma Raman.
The Human Rights in Hard Places Speaker Series was formed to underscore that despite the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, vast human rights abuses are still occurring 7 decades later.
We hope for this to serve as a platform for individuals to hear from the world's leading practitioners and academics in the human rights field, and to listen, question and engage.

Dolkun Isa, President of the World Uyghur Congress, will give a talk titled, "Uyghurs-Victims of China’s Quest for Power."
Dolkun Isa:  President of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and Vice President of the Unrepresented Nation & Peoples Organization (UNPO), Mr. Dolkun Isa is a former student-leader of the pro-democracy demonstrations at Xinjiang University in 1988 in East Turkistan. He founded the Students’ Science and Culture Union at the university in 1987 and worked on programs to eliminate illiteracy and to promote science and to lead other students in East Turkestan. He was then dismissed from university but completed his physics degree via independent study, and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Politics and Sociology from Gazi University in Turkey and a degree in Computer Science in Munich, Germany. After enduring persecution from the Chinese government, Isa fled China in 1994 and sought asylum in Europe and became a citizen of Germany in 2006.

In November 1996, he played an important role in establishing the World Uyghur Youth Congress in Germany and served as Executive Chairman and President. In April 2004, he also played an important role in the establishment of the World Uyghur Congress through the merger of the East Turkestan National Congress and the World Uyghur Youth Congress and was elected General Secretary. He has since been presenting Uyghur human rights issues to the UN Human Rights Council, European Parliament, European governments and international human rights organizations. Dolkun Isa is the current President of the World Uyghur Congress.

Isa was also the leader of the students’ demonstration on 15 June 1988 and was expelled from the university in September 1988 after four months of house arrest and a six hour-long dialogue with government officials about the students’ demands. Following this, he operated a small business and travelled to various cities in China and East Turkestan to collect information about the Chinese government’s Uyghur policy between 1988 and 1990. From 1990 to 1994, he learnt English and Turkish at Beijing Foreign Language University and engaged in copying and distributing relevant Uyghur history books to the Uyghur community. In 1994, he was forced to leave China and fled to Turkey, where he received his Master’s Degree in Political Science from Gazi University in Ankara. He then founded the Eastern Turkestan Youth Union and served as the Chairman during his time in in the country.

Dolkun Isa has consistently advocated for the rights of the Uyghur people and has raised the issue in the United Nations, the institutions of the European Union and in individual states. He has worked to mobilize the Uyghur diaspora community to collectively advocate for their rights and the rights of the Uyghur population in the Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. He was recognized for his efforts in raising awareness of the human rights situation facing the Uyghur people and for calling for greater democracy and freedom in China by receiving the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s Human Rights Award on 30 March 2016. In 2017, he was elected as the Vice-President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), of which the World Uyghur Congress is a member. In this capacity, he works with other marginalized or unrepresented peoples to collectively strive for democracy, freedom and respect for basic human rights.
LINK  https://carrcenter.hks.harvard.edu/event/human-rights-hard-places-speaker-series-crimes-against-humanity-uyghurs-victims-china’s


North Korea: Peace? Nuclear War?
WHEN  Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Business, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.
SPEAKER(S)  William H. Overholt, M-RCBG Senior Research Fellow
CONTACT INFO	mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu
DETAILS  The North Korean nuclear crisis presents the contemporary world’s greatest risk, not just of major war but most importantly of nuclear war. Despite its importance the crisis is being managed in a treacherous context of public ignorance and misinformation. Most Americans could not locate Korea on a map. In his new book, William Overholt assembles the work of leading experts in the hope of dispelling the misinformation and lack of information.
Lunch will be served. RSVPs are helpful: mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu
LINK  https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/news-events/event-calendar#nextevent


Environmental justice and indigenous land issues in Massachusetts
Thursday, March 28
Tufts, Multi-purpose Room, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford

Pete Westover, co-founder, Conservation Works
This talk will focus on the current indigenous struggles for land in New England and eastern Canada, focusing on the Penobscot, Nipmuc, Mashpee Wampanoag, Chappaquiddick Wampanoag, and Cree. Pete Westover will discuss the work of groups like Conservation Law Foundation, Arise for Social Justice, and Climate Action Now in partnership with Environmental Justice communities on land, energy and climate issues.

Pete Westover founded Conservation Works with Terry Blunt in 2005. In addition to his work for Conservation Works, he is a frequent adjunct professor of ecology at Hampshire College, a contractor for the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, and formerly long-time Conservation Director for the Town of Amherst. He serves on the Mass Board of the Conservation Law Foundation, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, and the Whately Land Preservation. He is a co-founder of Valley Land Fund and the Massachusetts Society of Municipal Conservation Professionals, and was a long-time advisor to the Kestrel Land Trust. Mr. Westover has a B.S. from Oberlin College and M.S. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He has taught forest management at Antioch Graduate School, is the author of Managing Conservation Land, and is co-editor of Bird Finding Guide to Western Massachusetts and the recent Harvesting History, a history of farming in Amherst. He is also a marathon runner and a recipient of numerous awards for conservation work in the Pioneer Valley.

6th Annual State of Global Health Symposium
WHEN  Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, 2 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
SPEAKER(S)  Adolfo Rubinstein, National Secretary of Health, Argentina
Gauri Angrish, Founder & CEO at CAREDOSE
Thomas Burke, Chief, Division of Global Health and Human Rights, Emergency Department, Massachusetts General Hospital
Phuong Pham, Director of Evaluation and Implementation Science at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Sema Sgaier, Co-founder and executive director, Surgo Foundation
Richard Cash, Senior lecturer on Global Health
Heather Mattie, Executive director, Master’s Program in Health Data Science
Trishan Panch, Co-founder and chief medical officer at Wellframe
Medication Fraud Prevention
Hurricane Gardens
Innovation and Global Health Systems Student Presentations
CONTACT INFO	estone at hsph.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Technology is transforming our world today and has the potential to dramatically improve human health. In the past decade, we have witnessed huge leaps in the capabilities of technology with the advancement in new low-cost diagnostics and treatments as well as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, communications, and more.
However, in relation to technologies for global health three challenges are evident: (i) a technology that is needed is not available (ii) technology is available but is not accessible or affordable and (iii) technology is available and affordable but not widely used.

While investments in research and development could help address the first challenge, the second and third challenges of accessibility/affordability, and suboptimal use also need addressing.

While new technologies offer great promise for impact, most new technologies actually fail to have population wide impact because of challenges around their uptake and diffusion. So an important question that arises for policy makers, funders and innovators is “Why do so many great technologies remain on the shelf, when they could be improving population health?”

Evidence suggests that despite the best research and development producing new technologies, there are policy, regulatory, legal, behavior change, environmental and other issues that hinder scaling new technologies for improving health outcomes.

The 6th Annual State of Global Health Symposium will aim to explore emerging and available technologies that have the potential to transform global health, for example low cost patient diagnostic tools, large data for decision making and machine learning. Through case examples highlighting both successes and challenges, we will explore the potential impact of emerging technologies that assist in diagnostics, treatment, and analytics.

The Symposium will not just highlight the latest technologies, but will also explore more deeply what makes a viable and scalable solution. The participants in the Symposium will debate key issues that cut across new frontiers in technology and discuss how to better harness existing and new technologies, by creating an enabling environment for their uptake and use to positively impact population health, while effectively managing unintended consequences. We will work to identify some of the underlying constraints to scaling readily accessible and affordable technologies and conceptualize new pathways to achieving population level equitable impact.
LINK  https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/global-health-and-population/event/6th-annual-state-of-global-health-symposium-global-health-and-technology/


ME Colloquium Series: Right Whales: Research and Stewardship at the Edge of Extinction
Thursday, March 28
3 – 4PM
Tufts, Nelson Auditorium (Anderson 112), 200 College Avenue, Medford

Speaker: Charles Mayo, Center for Coastal Studies


A Ferguson Effect, the Drug Epidemic, Both, or Neither? Explaining the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Homicide Rises by Race and Ethnicity
Thursday, March 28
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Northeastern, 909 Renaissance Park

Shytierra Gaston, Assistant Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice

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


Askwith Forums – Black Educators and the Struggle for Justice in Schools
WHEN  Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Graduate School of Education, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
TYPE OF EVENT	Community Programming, Forum, Question & Answer Session
CONTACT NAME  Roger Falcon
CONTACT EMAIL  askwith at gse.harvard.edu
CONTACT PHONE  617-384-9968
ADMISSION FEE	This event is free and open to the public.
FEATURED EVENT  Askwith Forums
DETAILS  *Note the 4 p.m. start time*
Speaker: Vanessa Siddle Walker, Ed.M.’85, Ed.D.’88, president-elect, American Educational Research Association (AERA); Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American and Educational Studies, Emory University
Discussant: Edith Bazile, president, Black Educators’ Alliance of Massachusetts
Moderator: Jarvis Givens, assistant professor of education, HGSE; Suzanne Young Murray Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute

Black educators were essential to the legal victory that was Brown vs. Board of Education, but over time, they saw the promise of greater access and greater equity grow dimmer, undermined by the way this now-iconic legal milestone was actually implemented. In a forum ranging widely over the past, present, and future of the long fight for justice in American schools, Emory University historian Vanessa Siddle Walker will explore the pedagogical and advocacy models that black educators developed, despite Jim Crow, that they hoped would be enhanced with the dismantling of racist school policies. She’ll describe how these practitioners came to make sense of what ultimately became a desegregation compromise, as the ruling took effect. And in a follow-on conversation moderated by HGSE assistant professor Jarvis Givens, Walker will be joined by Edith Bazile, the president of the Black Educators’ Alliance of Massachusetts, to examine the contemporary legacy of Brown – and how the perspectives of those earlier practitioners can create a new lens through which to view the continuing critical challenges of race and education today.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating for this forum will be available on a first come, first seated basis.


The Use and Abuse of the Trolley Problem: Self Driving Cars, Medical Treatments, and the Distribution of Harm
Thursday, March 28
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Harvard, Wexner 436, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Public Lecture by Frances Kamm
Description: Many people besides philosophers have become interested in the Trolley Problem and wondered about its relevance to their own professional concerns. After briefly presenting what are considered standard Trolley Problem cases along with common moral judgments about them, this talk considers conceptual and moral differences between them and other cases common in discussions of medical ethics and self-driving cars. This leads to examination of particular moral issues concerning the role of those who would program cars and the liability to harm of drivers, pedestrians, and passengers.

Frances Kamm is the Henry Rutgers University Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy there. (She is also Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy Emerita at Harvard University where she was also a senior fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.) Her work focuses on normative ethical theory and practical ethics. She is the author of numerous articles and eight books, including Morality, Mortality vols. 1 and 2, Intricate Ethics, Bioethical Prescriptions, and The Trolley Problem Mysteries (the 2013 Tanner Lectures at U. of California, Berkeley). Her new book on death and dying is forthcoming. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEH, centers for ethics at Harvard and Princeton, and Center for Advanced Study at Stanford. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Housing Justice and Health Equity: How Health Systems and Social Work Can Prevent Eviction and Displacement
Thursday, March 28
5:30 - 7:00pm
BU College of Arts and Sciences, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room B12 (Basement), Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/housing-justice-and-health-equity-how-health-systems-and-social-work-can-prevent-eviction-and-tickets-58389694147

Thea James, VP of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center
Gabrielle Rene, Staff Organizer, City Life/Vida Urbana
Noemi Rodriguez, Leadership Team Member, City Life/Vida Urbana
Dawn Belkin Martinez, Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work, moderator 

This event will highlight the intersection of housing justice and health, with a focus on the opportunity for health systems and social workers to work together with community organizations to advocate and drive change to keep people in their homes.

The first half will be focused on panelists' experiences in the field and the second half will be a moderated panel discussion with Q&A from the audience.

Questions? Email: ciswh at bu.edu


Extinction Rebellion:  Heading Towards Extinction and What to Do About it 
Thursday March 28 
6pm - 8pm
Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street, Cambridge

This talk lays the foundation for the crisis we are in, and how to deal with it. Join us to learn, grieve, and build solidarity with one another. We hope many of you will be able to come 


A Slow Food Conversation: the intersectionality of race, gender & food justice
Tuesday, March 26
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Remnant Brewing, 2 Bow Market Way, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-slow-food-conversation-the-intersectionality-of-race-gender-food-justice-tickets-58291325925
Cost:  $18

Slow Food Boston is highly committed to supporting food justice, celebrating diverse communities, and sharing the belief that benefits of the good food movement are to be enjoyed by everyone. That is why we are excited to host our first Slow Food Conversation on the intersectionality of race, gender, and food justice on March 26th! With Black History month still visible in our rear-view mirror and in the midst of Women’s History Month, join us for a lively conversation in recognizing these impressive women who have made a name for themselves as entrepreneurs on the local food scene, hear about the challenges they overcame to achieve success in a male-dominated food industry and take part in a thoughtful discussion on how the Slow Food community can work collectively in developing a more equitable food system that's inclusive of everyone. 

Enjoy complimentary appetizers provided by Fresh Food Generation and grab a beer in tune with the seasons and current trends from our hosts Remnant Brewery. Additional food will be available for purchase. More details about participants to come.


Heading to Extinction and What to Do About It
Thursday, March 28 
Cambridge Community Center 

The planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency.

In this public talk, speakers from the Extinction Rebellion Boston will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.

Everyone is welcome and entry is free. Contact john.burkhardt at gmail.com if you have questions.

The Extinction Rebellion is an international mobilization for non-violent disobedience to demand urgent action on the ecological crisis. Follow us on Facebook or sign up at xrmass.org/join for more meeting and event announcements! 


Janette Sadik-Khan, “Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution”
WHEN  Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Graduate School of Design, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard University Graduate School of Design
SPEAKER(S)  Janette Sadik-Khan
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/janette-sadik-khan-streetfight-handbook-for-an-urban-revolution/
CONTACT INFO	Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events at gsd.harvard.edu.
DETAILS  If you can change the street, you can change the world. Streetfight discusses the transformative power of streets and shows how reclaiming space for people to walk, bike and take public transportation sets cities on a path toward a more sustainable future.

Janette Sadik-Khan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on transportation and urban transformation. She served as New York City’s transportation commissioner from 2007 to 2013 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overseeing historic changes to the city’s streets — closing Broadway to cars in Times Square, building nearly 400 miles of bike lanes and seven rapid bus lines, launching the largest bike share program in North America and creating more than 60 plazas citywide. A founding principal with Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities. She chairs the National Association of Transportation Officials, implementing new, people-focused street design standards, including the Global Street Design Guide, which has been adopted by more than cities and organizations around the world. She is the author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution.
LINK  https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/event/janette-sadik-khan-streetfight-handbook-for-an-urban-revolution/


How She Got There: An Evening with Female Entrepreneurs
Thursday, 28 March
6:30 – 8:30 pm EDT
GA Boston, 125 Summer Street 13th Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://generalassemb.ly/education/how-she-got-there-an-evening-with-female-entrepreneurs/boston/70053
Jodi-Tatiana Charles, Author, Marketing Strategist, Speaker , LCG Brands Consulting
Bobbie Carlton, Founder, Innovation Women
About This Event
Join us for an evening good conversation with a panel of female entrepreneurs spanning across different industries. These creative and inspirational women will share their stories on how they got to where they are today and share their insights into being a woman in business. Afterwards we will open up the floor for questions, followed by mingling with panelists and attendees.

6:15-6:30pm: Arrival and check-in 
6:30-8pm: Panel 
8-8:30pm: Additional Q&A, networking
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About the Panelists
Jodi-Tatiana Charles, Author, Marketing Strategist, Speaker, LCG Brands Consulting
Jodi-Tatiana Charles, Owner and “Brandographer™” of LCG Brands, a unique brand and marketing consulting firm dedicated to educating entrepreneurs, non-profits, and small business professionals on the importance of growing their personal and corporate brands. With nearly 25 years of executive leadership in marketing, branding and communication successes with high profile organizations including Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, MassChallenge, Massachusetts Governor’s Office, Massachusetts Conference for Women (MCW), Comcast TV, and Clear Channel Communications/iHeart Radio, Charles has been coined the “Olivia Pope of Boston”. When not working, Charles dedicates her time to children, elderly and cancer causes, through road races, mentoring and volunteering. This year Charles added a third hat, as children’s book author, with her first book, It’s Just A Rug educating children about their heritage. She earned a BA from Suffolk University in communications in journalism with a minor in sociology and a Global MBA from Babson College – Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Follow @JodiTatiana @LCGBrands.

Bobbie Carlton, Founder, Innovation Women
Bobbie Carlton, founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, is an award-winning marketing, PR and social media professional. In 2008, she started her own company…the first one. Carlton PR & Marketing is a boutique agency servicing a wide variety of technology startups and small companies.

Innovation Women is an online “visibility bureau” helping drive visibility for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women through speaking engagements. Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) is a social media powered new product showcase. MIN has launched more than 1000 new products which have received a combined $2.1+ billion in funding.
In 2010 she was called one of the “Ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community”, and in 2011 she was a recipient of a Mass High Tech All-star award. In 2015 she was named a Boston Business Journal Woman to Watch. In 2017 she was named a PR Gamechanger by PR News.

Carlton has more than 30 years of experience in public relations and marketing, including stints as the head of global PR for large public companies like Cognos and PTC, the head of marketing for a girl brand focused on positive role models for tweens, and work with various agencies in the Boston market.
Follow Bobbie on Twitter as @BobbieC or @WomenInno


Liar Laurie: Breaking the Silence on Sexual Assault
Thursday, March 28
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline 

When Laurie went to college in Chicago, she was all set to embark on a new life. But on the third weekend of her freshman year, Laurie was raped. And everything changed. In the aftermath, Laurie reached out for help. But she didn’t get any. Friends didn’t believe her. The dean didn’t support her. Laurie had to fight not just for justice but for understanding. For validation. Laurie could have dropped out of college, she could have given up, but she carried on. And not even seeing her attacker on campus could stop her.


The Trial of Lizzie Borden
Thursday, March 28
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome lawyer, scholar, and writer CARA ROBERTSON for a discussion of her debut book, The Trial of Lizzie Borden.

About The Trial of Lizzie Borden
The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple’s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history. Reporters flocked to the scene. Well-known columnists took up conspicuous seats in the courtroom. The defendant was relentlessly scrutinized for signs of guilt or innocence. Everyone—rich and poor, suffragists and social conservatives, legal scholars and laypeople—had an opinion about Lizzie Borden’s guilt or innocence. Was she a cold-blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted lady? Did she or didn’t she?

The popular fascination with the Borden murders and its central enigmatic character has endured for more than one hundred years. Immortalized in rhyme, told and retold in every conceivable genre, the murders have secured a place in the American pantheon of mythic horror, but one typically wrenched from its historical moment. In contrast, Cara Robertson explores the stories Lizzie Borden’s culture wanted and expected to hear and how those stories influenced the debate inside and outside of the courtroom. Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, The Trial of Lizzie Borden offers a window onto America in the Gilded Age, showcasing its most deeply held convictions and its most troubling social anxieties.


How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning 
Thursday, March 28
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

A lifetime of activist experience informs this playbook for building and conducting nonviolent direct action campaigns.

Beginning as a trainer in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, George Lakey has been on the front lines of social change for decades. 

Now, in this timely and down-to-earth guide, he passes the torch to a new generation of activists hitting the streets. He looks to successful campaigns across the world to help us see what has worked and what hasn’t: from choosing the right target, to designing a creative campaign; from avoiding burnout within your group, to building a movement of movements to achieve real progressive victories. 

Drawing on the experiences of a diverse set of ambitious change-makers, How We Win shows us the way to justice, peace, and a sustainable economy. This is what democracy looks like.

George Lakey has been active in direct action campaigns for six decades. Recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was the Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change, Lakey was first arrested at a civil rights demonstration in March 1963, and his most recent arrest was March 29, 2018, as a participant in the Power Local Green Jobs Campaign. He lives in Philadelphia.


Decoding the Climate from Ancient Lakes & Caves
Tuesday, March 19
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/58604406357

It’s easy to look up how much rain fell in Boston in 2018, 2000, or even 1920. But how do we figure out how rainfall was different 1,000 or more years ago — and what does that have to do with modern climate change?
In this talk, Christine Y. Chen and Gabi Serrato Marks, two geoscientists at MIT, will discuss their research studying ancient lakes and caves in exciting, far-flung places like the high-altitude central Andes and northeast Mexico. Join us as they describe their search for ancient stalagmites, relict shorelines, and fossilized algae that serve as natural archives of Earth's changing climate and rainfall, and take the opportunity to hold specimens of these geologic “log books” of past rainfall yourself! Join on a trip back in time to explore the dramatic changes in water availability around the world and what it may mean for our future.
This event will take place at WGBH's Boston Public Library Studio. Overflow seating will be located in the Newsfeed Café and is not guaranteed.

Speaker Biographies:
Christine Y. Chen is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program. As a geologist fascinated by the incredible history of Earth’s changing climate, Christine aims to reconstruct past changes in Earth’s water cycle. These interests have led her to conduct field research in the desert drylands of the western United States and the central Andes, places where relict shorelines of ancient lakes are remarkably well-preserved. For her research, Christine was named a National Geographic Young Explorer in 2016. You can follow her on Twitter as @earth2christine.
Gabi Serrato Marks is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program. She studies past climate change in southern and northeastern Mexico using stalagmites (cave deposits). She got her start in geochemistry while earning her B.A. in Earth and Oceanographic Science at Bowdoin College. Outside of lab, she writes science articles for a public audience, advocates for disabled people in STEM, and grows a lot of plants. You can find her on Twitter as @gserratomarks.


Sonnabend Lecture:  This talk will consider scientific evidence that suggests that we can change our brains by transforming our minds
Thursday, March 28
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Lesley University, Washburn Auditorium, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Dr. Richard Davidson, William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Davidson is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought-after expert and speaker, leading conversations on well-being on international stages such as the World Economic Forum, where he serves on the Global Council on Mental Health. Time Magazine named Davidson one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2006.

This talk will consider scientific evidence that suggests that we can change our brains by transforming our minds and cultivate habits of mind that will improve well-being. These mental training strategies can be used to improve the well-being of children, teachers, parents and ultimately communities. The talk will provide an overview of neuroscientifically validated constituents of well-being and will illustrate how each of these is rooted in specific brain circuits that exhibit plasticity and thus can be modified through training.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

The public lecture will be followed with time for a Q&A along with a book signing.

Friday, March 29

2019 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference
Friday, March 29
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
First Parish, Cambridge, 3 Church Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-massachusetts-sustainable-communities-campuses-conference-tickets-54855237492
Cost:  $63.99

This conference connects government, grassroots, education and business experts and learners to advance sustainability.

Learn about best practices and current trends
Engage in cross-sector conversations about timely topics
Go home with knowledge and resources for community and campus sustainability

Municipal and state government officials and staff  
Higher education and K-12 staff, faculty, and students  
Business owners, staff, representatives
Non-profit and community members and leaders
Everyone interested in learning more about sustainability
Resources for campus/community sustainability
Businesses with products and services
College certificate and degree programs
Government agencies
Community organizations and non-profits
State and local government officials
College and education representatives
Business experts with products and services
Nonprofit and community leaders

8:00   Registration & Coffee
8:30   Welcome
9:00   Session I 
10:00 Session II
11:00 Keynote
noon  Lunch
1:00   Session III
2:00   Session IV
3:00   Closing
4:00   End


2019 Babson Sustainability Forum - Embracing the Future's Goals
Friday, March 29
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
Baboon, Olin Hall, 4 Babson College Drive, Wellesley
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-babson-sustainability-forum-embracing-the-futures-goals-tickets-56764373770
Cost:  $20 – $45

Babson College is excited to announce its 13th Annual Babson Sustainability Forum on March 29th, 2019.
Previously known as the Energy & Environment Conference, the Babson Sustainabiluty Forum is an annual gathering of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, and students who care about environmental sustainability and making an impact within their communities. The theme of this year's forum is, Embracing the Future's Goals, focusing on the United Nation's Sustainability Development Goals while celebrating entrepreneurs, institutions, and businesses taking ownership of those initiatives. This year’s forum will feature:
Dr. Jonathan Foley, Executive Director - Project Drawdown
Dr. Stephen Spinelli, President Elect - Babson College
Lisa Conway, Vice President of Sustainability - Interface
Paul Sellew, CEO & Founder - Little Leaf Farms
Gwen Ruta, Executive Vice President, Climate & Energy - Environmental Defense Fund
Chris Sherman, President - Island Creek Oyster
Kathryn L. Hersey, CFA, Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager - Cambridge Trust
Eric Hudson, CEO & Founder - Preserve
Dr. Caroline Daniels, Faculty Director, Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative - Babson College
Amy DuFault, Director of Communications for the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, Co-Director of the Southeastern New England Fibershed
Marc Breslow, Ph.D. Policy & Research Director - Climate XChange
Jess Brooks, Chief Development Officer - Sunwealth
Phil Guidice, Ambrii - Former CEO, Board Member
Mark Lyra, Senior Director - Sumitomo Corporation
Mitch Tyson, Principal - Tyson Associates
David Miller, Ph.D. Managing Director - Clean Energy Ventures
Mark Buckley, Founder - One Boat Collaborative & Former Vice President of Sustainability - Staples
Carlos Nouel, Vice President of Business Development - National Grid
Christine Riley Miller, Director of Sustainability - Samsonite
Renee Vassilos, Founder - Banyan Innovation Group
Jesse Devitte, Co-Founder & Managing Director - Borealis Ventures, Co-Founder & General Partner - Building Ventures
Aaron Niederhelman, CEO – OneHealthAg, Host – Sourcing Matters, Founding Principal - Hingeline
Jim Verzino, Director & Entrepreneur in Residence - Windham Grows
Santiago Villagomez, CEO & Co-founder - Energia Real
Panels on:
Financing Tomorrow's Goals
Energy Entrepreneurship
Environmental, Social, Governance - Hosted by the Cutler Center
Leaders in Sustainability
Agriculture & Food
Fashion & Sustainability
Samsonite Workshop
Energy Storage & Efficiency


Digital Storytelling
Friday, Marcy 29
9:30am - 5pm
Northeastern, Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOP6BZ-q7S8F-idLRdPz-p3-C_HsT6l1NP4QYIUW-u0Nta9Q/viewform

On March 29, 2018, the NULab will be hosting its second annual conference, showcasing the work of faculty, graduate students, and research collaborators.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Jessica Marie Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Center for Africana Studies and Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University.

More details coming soon!

Space is limited and registration is required; please RSVP.

Speaker biography:  Johnson is a historian of Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora. She is the author of Practicing Freedom: Black Women, Intimacy, and Kinship in New Orleans Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press, under contract). She is co-editor with Dr. Mark Anthony Neal (Duke University) of Black Code: A Special Issue of the Black Scholar (2017). Her work has appeared in Slavery & Abolition, The Black Scholar, Meridians: Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, Debates in the Digital Humanities, American Quarterly, Social Text, Forum Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Black Perspectives (AAIHS), and #DHPoco: Postcolonial Digital Humanities, as well as in edited volumes. She is the recipient of research fellowships and awards from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Gilder-Lehrman Institute, the Richards Civil War Era Center, and the Africana Research Center at the Pennsylvania State University.

As a digital humanist, Johnson explores ways digital and social media disseminate and create historical narratives, in particular, comparative histories of slavery and people of African descent. She is the founder of African Diaspora, Ph.D. (africandiasporaphd.com), co-organizer of the Queering Slavery Working Group with Dr. Vanessa Holden (University of Kentucky), a member of the LatiNegrxs Project (lati-negros.tumblr.com), and a Digital Alchemist at the Center for Solutions to Online Violence (http://femtechnet.org/csov/).


CEE Colloquium Series: Environmental and Social Benefits of Shared MobilityFRIDAY, 
Friday, March 29
12:00 PM
Tufts, Nelson Auditorium (Anderson 112), 200 College Avenue, Medford

Speaker: Elena Renda, MIT


The Cannabis Debate
Friday, March 29
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
Tufts, Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue, Medford
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cannabis-debate-registration-56365068437

The Experimental College at Tufts University presents an interactive panel of experts to examine the brave new world of cannabis.

The Cannabis Debate will feature professionals and scholars from a range of backgrounds, including health, science, law enforcement, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, and government regulation. Together, they will explore cannabis as a sociocultural, medical, legal, and political phenomenon.
No cost to attend, however registration is required.

This is the fifth and final installment of the Voices from the Edge lecture series, made possible by the generosity of Sarah and Tom Janover.

Ernest Anemone: Attorney, Advisor for the Cannabis Industry; Co-instructor of the current ExCollege course, The Cannabis Debate: The Intersection of Science, Culture, and the Law
Panelists include
Rachael Rollins: Suffolk County District Attorney
Shaleen Title: Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
John de la Parra: Ethnobotany Research Scientist, MIT; Associate of the Harvard University Herbaria; Co-instructor of the current ExCollege course, The Cannabis Debate: The Intersection of Science, Culture, and the Law
Aja N. Atwood: CEO and Co-Founder, Trella Technologies, LLC
Andrea James: National Council for Incarcerated & Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
Dustin Sulak: Director, Integr8 Health; Co-founder, Healer.com
David Art: Professor of Comparative Politics, Tufts University
The event features a two-hour panel and two breakout sessions, in which speakers will host smaller discussions with attendees.
Interactive Panel: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Breakout Session 1: 2:15pm-2:45pm
Breakout Session 2: 2:50pm-3:20pm


The Use of Wearable Sensors and Systems in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitations 
BU Photonics Building, 8 St. Mary’s Street, PHO 211, Boston

Sunghoon Ivan Lee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Remote monitoring of functional performance or motor symptoms in patients with brain injuries (e.g., stroke or traumatic brain injuries) and neurological conditions (Parkinson’s disease or ataxia) can provide clinicians with information regarding the real-world impact of the prescribed interventions. Such information has potential to further allow clinicians to administer individually-tailored therapeutic interventions or fine-grained management of the conditions that can maximize patients’ motor performance during the performance of essential activities of daily living (ADLs) and thus, ultimately their quality of life and independent living.

The use of wearable sensors has emerged as an objective tool to monitor upper limb performance (for brain injuries) and motor symptoms (for neurological conditions) in real-world settings. However, current solutions demonstrate a number of technical limitations that hinder the translation and widespread use of wearable sensors in clinical practice. In this talk, I will review state-of-the-art approaches in the objective measurement of real-world upper limb performance and motor symptoms based on wearable computing, followed by our own contributions to the field. Specifically, I will introduce our recent work in 1) novel analytics approaches to extract clinically meaningful information from wearable inertial data, and 2) novel approaches to enable passive (battery-less) wearable sensors to monitor fine-grained hand movements.

Ivan Lee is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering at UMass Amherst. He received his PhD in Computer Science, MS in Computer Science, and MS in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of California Los Angeles in 2010, 2013, and 2014, respectively. From 2014 to 2016, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.

Ivan is a recipient of the NSF CRII Award and NIH Trailblazer Award for Young Investigators. He is currently an Academic Editor of PLOS ONE. He is also serving as an elected Associate Member of the Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and System of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). Ivan has served as technical program committee members and workshop chairs for several flagship conferences in the area of wearable computing and health informatics. Ivan frequently serves on scientific review panels for funding agencies such as the NSF and NIH.

Ivan’s research interests are in Mobile & Personalized Health, focusing on developing wearable sensors and data analytic methodologies to understand the health conditions associated with neurological, neuromuscular, or muscular skeleton disorders. With a primary focus on evolution, his specific research interests include 1) designing and implementing novel sensors and remote monitoring systems that are motivated by practical medical needs, 2) constructing appropriate clinical trials, and 3) analyzing the obtained data to quantify patients’ conditions and validate the systems’ clinical efficacy.

More information at http://www.bu.edu/systems/sunghoon-ivan-lee/


Green Sage: John Ruskin as Proto-Environmentalist
WHEN  Friday, Mar. 29, 2019, 3 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room, Quincy Street & Harvard Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Art/Design, Conferences, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Sustainability
SPEAKER(S)  Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stephanie Cardon, Artist, assistant professor in Studio Foundation and Sustainability Fellow, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Sezen Unluonen, Doctoral candidate, Department of English, Harvard University
COST  Free; RSVP appreciated
DETAILS  Join us for a colloquium on proto-environmentalism in Victorian England.
The Victorian polymath John Ruskin (1819-1900) was among the earliest to recognize the threat posed by industrial and anthropogenic pollutants to the natural world. On the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth, Houghton Library hosts an interdisciplinary colloquium focusing on his prophetic concern for the environment and its continued relevance today.
This colloquium is in conjunction with the Houghton Library exhibition "Victorian Visionary: John Ruskin and the Realization of the Ideal" (on view through April 13). Free and open to the public.
LINK  https://library.harvard.edu/events/green-sage


Shaping the Future of Sustainability
Friday, March 29
First Parish in Cambridge, 3 Church Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-massachusetts-sustainable-communities-campuses-conference-tickets-54855237492
Cost:  $48.24

This is the Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference, a gathering of government, grassroots, business and education experts and learners. For more information, see the conference website at http://masustainablecommunities.com


Feminism for the Americas:  The Making of an International Human Rights Movement
Friday, March 29
3:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store welcomes UCLA assistant professor of history KATHERINE M. MARINO for a discussion of her new book, Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement.

About Feminism for the Americas
This book chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women's rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the United States, however, or in Europe. Instead, Katherine M. Marino introduces readers to a cast of remarkable Latin American and Caribbean women whose deep friendships and intense rivalries forged global feminism out of an era of imperialism, racism, and fascism. Six dynamic activists form the heart of this story: from Brazil, Bertha Lutz; from Cuba, Ofelia Domingez Navarro; from Uruguay, Paulina Luisi; from Panama, Clara Gonzalez; from Chile, Marta Vergara; and from the United States, Doris Stevens. This Pan-American network drove a transnational movement that advocated women's suffrage, equal pay for equal work, maternity rights, and broader self-determination. Their painstaking efforts led to the enshrinement of women's rights in the United Nations Charter and the development of a framework for international human rights. But their work also revealed deep divides, with Latin American activists overcoming U.S. presumptions to feminist superiority. As Marino shows, these early fractures continue to influence divisions among today's activists along class, racial, and national lines.

Marino's multinational and multilingual research yields a new narrative for the creation of global feminism. The leading women introduced here were forerunners in understanding the power relations at the heart of international affairs. Their drive to enshrine fundamental rights for women, children, and all people of the world stands as a testament to what can be accomplished when global thinking meets local action.

Saturday, March 30

The American Chestnut: When Will It Flourish Again?
Saturday March 30
9 to 12:30
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Building, 1300 Centre Street, Roslindale
RSVP at https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1851&DayPlannerDate=3/30/2019

The American chestnut could be the first tree ever restored to its native forest after a devastating airborne blight in the early 1900s killed billions of trees. An impressive panel of experts discusses the tree’s history and significance, the blight, and ongoing research in blight tolerance that might let it come back. $20, students free. 


Women’s History Walk: Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence
Saturday, March 30
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-history-walk-visionary-women-champions-of-peace-nonviolence-tickets-49946473246
Cost:  $0 – $12

Mount Auburn Staff and Docents will share the stories of the women who they most admire on this walking tour celebrating Women’s History Month. The theme for 2019 is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” This year we honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society. These Honorees embraced the fact that the means determine the ends and so developed nonviolent methods to ensure just and peaceful results. For more on Women’s History Month Visit the National Women’s History Project.

Experience a deeper connection to Mount Auburn Cemetery with free access to all our public programs and discounts on special events by joining the Friends of Mount Auburn. Our robust roster of programs each year is made possible through your generous support.

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


F*ckup Night
Saturday, March 30
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rosebud Bar and Grill, 381 Summer Street, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/InquisitiveMinds/events/256870507/

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
-Robert Kennedy

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
-Samuel Beckett

Why do we need to talk about failures more? Watch this TED talk. Then join us for a discussion of failure and the success that can follow.


Why should your failures be mindful?

Come join us for IM's version of F*ckup nite. Bring a failure story from your personal life or business that you would like to share. It can be a huge once in a lifetime failure, or a small thing.
What did you learn? How did it impact your motivation and goals?

Sunday, March 31

Equinox Lunch/Talk: Marie Manis on 'Values, Choices and Life's Last Chapter'
Sunday, March 31
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM	
India Pavilion, 17 Central Square, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/GreaterBostonHumanists/events/259192536/

We'll gather to celebrate the recent Equinox, with a Luncheon on Sunday March 31 featuring an Indian buffet meal at the India Pavilion in Central Square Cambridge, followed by special guest speaker Marie Manis.

The topic is "'Should we have CHOICE at the END OF LIFE?': Values, Choices and Life's Last Chapter". Throughout our lives we make important decisions for ourselves: where to study, where to live, with whom to spend our life, what to do for a living. Decisions about our health and well-being -- even at the end of life -- often go on the back burner.

Marie Manis, MA Campaign Manager for Compassion & Choices will share her knowledge and wisdom about one of life’s most important choices - our end of life plans. She’ll also talk about aid-in-dying legislation which is under consideration currently in the MA State Legislature, co-sponsored by more than 60 lawmakers . . . and what you can do to support it.


What We Talk about When We Talk about Rape
Sunday, March 31
3:00pm to 5:00pm 
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Join Porter Square Books for a presentation by Sohalia Abdulali, author of What We Talk about When We Talk About Rape.

Drawing on her own experience, her work with hundreds of survivors as the head of a rape crisis center in Boston, and three decades of grappling with rape as a feminist intellectual and writer, Abdulali tackles some of our thorniest questions about rape, articulating the confounding way we account for who gets raped and why--and asking how we want to raise the next generation. In interviews with survivors from around the world we hear moving personal accounts of hard-earned strength, humor, and wisdom that collectively tell the larger story of what rape means and how healing can occur. Abdulali also points to the questions we don't talk about: Is rape always a life-definining event? Is one rape worse than another? Is a world without rape possible?

Sohaila Abdulali was born in Mumbai. She has a BA from Brandeis University in economics and sociology and an MA from Stanford University in communication. She is the author of two novels as well as children's books and short stories. She lives in New York with her family.

20% of sales from 3PM-5PM will be donated to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

Monday, April 1

Civic Life Lunch - Speaking Out for New York: My Journey to City Hall
Monday, April 1
12 – 1PM
Tufts, Lincoln Filene Center, 	10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

Corey Johnson is Speaker of the New York City Council. Since his election to City Council in 2013, Johnson has fought to pass legislation that protects tenants, provides affordable housing, supports victims of domestic violence, ensures resources to combat HIV/ AIDS, and advocates for transgender New Yorkers. Lunch will be provided.


Life Cycle Assessment for Policy: Opportunities and Challenges
Monday, April 1
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge 

Joule Bergerson, Associate Professor in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Energy Technology Assessment

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

HKS Energy Policy Seminar

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


Next in Data Visualization
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 1, 2019, 2:30 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Lecture, Research study, Science, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Michelle Borkin, Assistant professor, Khoury College of Computer Science, Northeastern University; co-director, Northeastern University Visualization Consortium
Blacki Migliozzi, Graphics editor, New York Times
Arvind Satyanarayan, Assistant professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
Danielle Albers Szafir, Assistant professor, assistant professor of information science and affiliate professor of computer and cognitive science, University of Colorado Boulder
Moderated by Alyssa Goodman RI ’17, Faculty co-director of the science program, Radcliffe Institute; Robert Wheeler Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  The Next in Science series provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose creative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the greater Boston area. 
Innovative data visualization reveals patterns and trends otherwise unseen. The four speakers in this program represent a range of visualization expertise, from human cognition to user interaction to tool design to the use of visualizations in journalism. As data sets in science, medicine, and business become larger and more diverse, the need for — and the impact of — good visualization is growing rapidly. The presentations will highlight a wide scope of visualization’s applicability, using examples from personalized medicine, government, education, basic science, climate change, and more. Register online.
LINK  https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2019-next-in-data-visualization-program


The Shattered Lens: A Conversation with Jonathan Alpeyrie and Bonnie Timmermann
Monday, April 1
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Northeastern, Alumni Center, Pavilion Room, 716 Columbus Place, 6th Floor, Boston

Join us for a lecture and moderated conversation with journalist and author, Jonathan Alpeyrie and casting director, Bonnie Timmermann. Jonathan Alpeyrie is a war journalist who documented dozens of conflict zones and was held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013. Bonnie Timmerman is an acclaimed casting director and producer instrumental in launching the careers of stars such as Liam Neeson and Saoirse Ronan. 


The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave Community Behind
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 1, 2019, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Kennedy School, Wexner 434AB, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Business, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, both at the Harvard Kennedy School.
SPEAKER(S)  Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (2013-2016)
CONTACT INFO	mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu
DETAILS  This seminar will be given by Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (2013-2016).
Lunch will be served. RSVPs are helpful: mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu
LINK  https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/news-events/event-calendar#nextevent


2019 Cambridge Innovation Party with Cleantech Open
Monday, April 1
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
CIC Cambridge, 245 Main Street, 3rd Floor Kitchen, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-cambridge-innovation-party-with-cleantech-open-tickets-56501861589
$0 – $10

Calling all cleantech entrepreneurs, students, and industry champions–Join us for a night of presentations and networking with some of the leading organizations in the Cambridge cleantech and sustainability innovation ecosystem. Co-hosted by CIC Cambridge, Cleantech Open Northeast, and Sustainable Minds, this event is a great opportunity to learn more about what these organizations are currently doing and all they have to offer. Leave with a handful of new friends and ways to get involved. Pizza will be provided.

We are welcoming the following organizations:
MIT $100k
MIT Clean Energy Prize 
MIT Climate CoLab
MIT Energy Club 
MIT Food & Agriculture Club
Cleantech Open Northeast
Sustainable Minds
MIT Water Club and MIT Water Innovation Prize 
MIT Waste Alliance


Design and social justice symposium
Monday, April 1
MIT, Building 9-255, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge


critical mapping and tactical interventions
Monday, April 1
MIT, ACT Cube, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

Beth Stryker is Co-founder of CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research) a platform for urban research, architecture, art, and design initiatives based in Downtown Cairo. CLUSTER has received critical recognition for its work, including a Curry Stone Design Prize (2017), and inclusion in the Egyptian National Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2016, 2018). Stryker has curated exhibitions and programs for the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival in Cairo, Beirut Art Center, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, the AIA/Center for Architecture in New York (where she held the position of Director of Programs), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, among other venues. She is the Executive Director of ArteEast in New York. Stryker received her B.A from Columbia University, and her M.Arch from Princeton University.

ACT Spring 2019 Lecture Series: The Digital Hum of the Long, Slow Now


Design Activism: Socially Purposed // Purposefully Social
Monday, April 1
MIT, Building 7-429, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

MIT DUSP’s 2019 City Design and Development Symposium focuses on contested design traditions. To be an “effective” designer today who strives to bridge the social world with a constructed one requires a pause — stepping away from the drafting table, digital screens, and design tools — to actively and purposefully engage the public.

As design professionals (and aspiring designers), our participation in the social world and the ways in which we allow design disciplines to directly affect social life must be ever present in our work and reflective practice.

Design Activism: Socially Purposed // Purposefully Social convenes practitioners whose work pushes the boundaries of design advocacy, pedagogical practice, and community engagement to challenge design and the designer’s role in today’s world.

We are collecting questions for the Q&A in advance, add your question, here: http://bit.ly/questionsForQandA

The Teen Brain: Under Construction
Monday, April 1
The Burren, 247 Elm Street, Somerville

Dr. Leah Somerville


Change in the Obama Era: A Conversation About Gender Based Violence and Equity
WHEN  Monday, Apr. 1, 2019, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  The Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR)
Harvard College
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Harvard Law School
Harvard Divinity School 
Memorial Church
Women’s Center at Harvard College
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School
The Radcliffe Institute
SPEAKER(S)  Lynn Rosenthal, White House advisor on Violence Against Women and policy director for the Biden Foundation’s Violence Against Women Initiatives
Deesha Dyer, Former special assistant to the President and White House social secretary; co-founder of beGirl.world
Bea Hanson, Former director of the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice and current executive director of the Domestic Violence Task Force at the NYC Office of the Mayor
Marylouise Kelly, Former director of the Family Violence Prevention Services Act Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
COST  Free and Open to the Public
624 Smith Center, Cambridge
DETAILS  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and you are cordially invited to join the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response for Change in the Obama Era, a reunion of high-profile women who worked in gender equity and against gender based violence during President Obama’s administration.
The conversation will center on U.S. policy initiatives during the Obama era, particularly around the work of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the White House Council on Women and Girls, and the Working Group on HIV/AIDS and Violence Against Women.
The panel will also cover topics ranging from creating diversity in the workplace to eliminating barriers for gender equity, lethality assessment in cases of domestic violence, and LGBTQ protections. We hope the dialogue will set a tone of hope and aspiration for what passionate and visionary leaders can accomplish when they work together to address complex problems.
LINK  https://osapr.harvard.edu/saam-2019-kickoff


Reading Minds & Mastering Gentle Touch: Robotic Futures
Monday, April 1
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Cambridge Innovation Center, Venture Cafe, 1 Broadway, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reading-minds-mastering-gentle-touch-robotic-futures-tickets-57932735371
Cost:  $15 in advance // $20 at the door. Students w/ID admitted free.
Audience participation is encouraged. 
If Eventbrite tickets sell out, seating for walk-ups will unlikely be available due to room size.

Doors open @ 6pm -- Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers -- Presentation starts @ 7pm

A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Bruce Blumberg, Principal UX Engineer Universal Robots
Our intelligence enables us to survive in the physical and social world. While we celebrate our vaunted cognitive abilities, they are a thin veneer for far more impressive abilities: interacting gracefully in the physical world and using pre-cognitive skill in predicting and responding to other social beings.

Bruce believes that physical awareness is a far more difficult and fundamental challenge for robotics than Artificial General Intelligence. The physical knowledge of our bodies, so easily acquired by humans, has proven incredibly difficult for roboticists to program and robots to learn. Deep learning algorithms can probe massive databases a billion times faster than a human, yet the most sophisticated robots struggle in dealing with edges and surfaces. Tasks that seem so easy for dogs and babies to master are baffling the robots. 

Yet this seemingly modest goal will likely be easy compared to another challenging functionality – communication. Dogs may lack the capacity for abstract reasoning, but they expertly communicate and share reciprocal affection with their human companions – while ignoring the punches and hair-pulling of the toddler and avoiding Grandpa as he shuffles towards a chair. These talents are very difficult to decompose to the level required for robotic programming. And the learning environment for robotic assistants is unforgiving – one inadvertent physical mishap is one too many.
Yet it seems remarkably easy to fool humans into thinking their robot assistants are sentient –perhaps that will be good enough for the robots!

Join other Long Now Boston enthusiasts as Bruce shares his insights about the human/robot interface and the trajectory of the robotic future. We can envision human lives significantly enhanced by an orchestra of robotic devices with exquisite physical and robust communication skills. The challenges say something profound about the nature of the machines that will increasingly inhabit our world.
The questions we'll explore may include:
Why is moving through the physical world so hard?
What are the ethical and technical challenges to robotic compassion?
What are the key milestones to a highly robotic future?
What should we do now to achieve the best result?
Join the conversation and be part of the solution.

Tuesday, April 2

Tuesday Seminar Series: Climate Policy/Politics in Brazil: Recent Trajectories and Prospectives
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South, Room S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Eduardo Viola, Professor of International Relations, University of Brasilia; Senior Researcher of the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development
Moderated by Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	drclas at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  After being the most irrational carbon emitter in the world (1987-2004), Brazil was successful in promoting a dramatic reduction of deforestation in the Amazon in 2005-2012. Because of this the Brazilian government was relatively successful in creating a myth of the country as a climate leader. Emissions from deforestation has been growing again since 2013 and stagnation has been the mark in energy transition. The last years of economic decline, political crisis and widespread corruption have undermined public attention to climate issues. At its beginning the Bolsonaro administration doesn't look climate friendly, it remains to be seen if an eventual success of the Paulo Guedes economic policy and Sergio Moro anti-corruption/crime policy will renew the interest on climate issues among Brazilians with correspondent impact in climate policy.
LINK  https://drclas.harvard.edu/event/climate-policypolitics-brazil-recent-trajectories-and-prospectives?delta=0


From Leader to Laggard: Japanese Energy and Climate Change Policy
WHEN  Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS Knafel Building, Bowie-Vernon Room (K252), 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
SPEAKER(S)  Phillip Lipscy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University; Thomas Rohlen Center Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Moderated by Christina Davis, Acting Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK  https://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/calendar/upcoming


Health and the Built Environment: Looking to the Future
Tuesday, April 2
1:00PM TO 2:00PM
Harvard School of Public Health Room 1302, Building 1, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Michael Brauer, Professor,  Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, will present as part of the HSPH NIEHS Center Colloquium Speaker Series.

Michael Brauer is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at The University of British Columbia and an Affiliate Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.  His research focuses on the built environment and human health linkages, with a specific interest in transportation-related and biomass air pollution, the global health impacts of air pollution and relationships between multiple exposures mediated by urban form and population health. He has participated in monitoring and epidemiological studies throughout the world and served on numerous advisory committees at the international, national and local levels. His work has been recognized by a number of career achievement and publication awards.

Just over 50% of the global population is urbanized, with cities expected to absorb all future population growth. In general, urban populations are healthier, with improved access to services and healthcare. Densely populated cities also play a key role in efforts to reduce emissions related to global warming. Yet, cities face significant challenges, especially those in the rapidly developing megacities of low and middle-income countries. Urban design and management and the ways that we interact with this “built environment” can profoundly influence health. Air pollution, noise, mobility options, and land-use, among others, play a role and interact in multiple, complex ways. Understanding these interactions and using this knowledge to shape our cities as they grow has the potential improve population health and build resilience to climate change. In this presentation, Dr. Brauer will review a number of analyses using cohorts and linked administrative data combined with geospatial estimates of environmental exposure to examine built environment-health linkages, describe emerging trends, and discuss implications for population health.

Contact Name:  Monica Russell
mjrussell at hsph.harvard.edu


Sustainability, Resilience and Transformation for the Urban Century
Tuesday, April 2
Harvard, Graduate School of Design, Room 111, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Thomas Elmqvist, Professor, Stockholm University

GSD Lunchtime Lecture 

Contact Name:  Alaina Fernandes 
afernandes at gsd.harvard.edu


A Particulate Solution: Data Science in the Fight to Stop Air Pollution and Climate Change (IDSS Distinguished Speaker Seminar)
Tuesday, April 2
4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building E18-304, 50 Ames Street, Cambridge

Abstract:  What if I told you I had evidence of a serious threat to American national security – a terrorist attack in which a jumbo jet will be hijacked and crashed every 12 days. Thousands will continue to die unless we act now. This is the question before us today – but the threat doesn’t come from terrorists.  The threat comes from climate change and air pollution.

We have developed an artificial neural network model that uses on-the-ground air-monitoring data and satellite-based measurements to estimate daily pollution levels across the continental U.S., breaking the country up into 1-square-kilometer zones. We have paired that information with health data contained in Medicare claims records from the last 12 years, and for 97% of the population ages 65 or older. We have developed statistical methods and computational efficient algorithms for the analysis over 460 million health records. Our research shows that short and long term exposure to air pollution is killing thousands of senior citizens each year. This data science platform is telling us that federal limits on the nation’s most widespread air pollutants are not stringent enough.

This type of data is the sign of a new era for the role of data science in public health, and also for the associated methodological challenges. For example, with enormous amounts of data, the threat of unmeasured confounding bias is amplified, and causality is even harder to assess with observational studies. These and other challenges will be discussed.

About the speaker:
Francesca Dominici is Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health and co-Director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative. 

Her research focuses on the development of statistical methods for the analysis of large and complex data; she leads several interdisciplinary groups of scientists with the ultimate goal of addressing important questions in environmental health science, climate change, comparative effectiveness research in cancer, and health policy. Currently, Dominici’s team uses satellite data and multiple data sources to estimate exposure to air pollution in rural areas in the US, in India, and in other developing countries. Her studies have directly and routinely impacted air quality policy and led to more stringent ambient air quality standards in the United States.

Dominici was recognized on the Thomson Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list, ranking in the top 1 percent of scientists cited in her field. In 2017, she was named one of the top 10 Italian women scientists with the largest impact in biomedical sciences across the world. In addition to her research interests and administrative leadership roles, Dominici has demonstrated a career-long commitment to promoting diversity in academia. For her contributions, she has earned the Jane L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a  Woman in the Statistical Sciences and the Florence Nightingale David Award. Dominici currently chairs the University Committee for the Advancement of Women Faculty at the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health. Prior to Harvard, she was on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she also co-chaired the University Committee on the Status of Women. Dominici has degrees from University La Sapienza and the University of Padua.

Press coverage links:
NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/28/534594373/u-s-air-pollution-still-kills-thousands-every-year-study-concludes
Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-air-pollution-death-20170628-story.html
New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/well/even-safe-pollution-levels-can-be-deadly.html?_r=0
Podcast: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/multimedia-article/harvard-chan-this-week-in-health-archive/


Living with White Sharks
Tuesday, April 2
Harvard, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Gregory Skomal, Program Manager and Senior Scientist, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
The Cape Cod white shark population has increased in recent years in response to the dramatic increase in the seal population. Shark sightings—some close to popular swimming and surfing beaches—are becoming more frequent and negative interactions between sharks and humans have become a real concern. Gregory Skomal has studied and tracked white sharks in the Atlantic for more than 30 years. In this lecture, he will examine the behavior, ecology, natural history, and population dynamics of this species, and how scientific research can help sharks and humans coexist in the Cape Cod waters.

About the speaker:  Gregory Skomal is an accomplished marine biologist, underwater explorer, photographer, and author. He has been a fisheries scientist with the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries since 1987 and currently heads the Massachusetts Shark Research Program. He is also adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts School for Marine Science and Technology and an adjunct scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He holds a M.A. from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. from Boston University. For more than 30 years, Greg has been actively involved in studying the life history, ecology, and physiology of sharks.  He has written dozens of scientific research papers and has appeared in a number of film and television documentaries, including programs for National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, BBC, and other television networks.



HEET's Annual Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 2
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
The Home of Marilyn Ray Smith and Charlie Freifeld, 100 Goddard Avenue, Brookline
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heets-annual-fundraiser-tickets-57881712761

Help HEET Find the Best Path Forward!
April 2, 2019
Help HEET select its future path.
HEET has always rolled up our sleeves to cut carbon. For our second decade, we need help selecting our direction.
Some possible contenders:
Cut emissions from underground gas pipes in half in three years.
Pass a first-in-the-nation bill forcing gas companies to transition to renewables.
Go to Sundance, invited by Rocky Mountain Institute, to work on a revolutionary idea.
Help Merrimack Valley post-disaster to pilot getting off of gas.
Go national, partnered with Harvard, on our chemistry of gas study.

There is so much we have planned, to make a gas-free future, and we can’t wait to share it with you and get your vote on what we should prioritize. With food, drinks, and some surprises.

Join us! Tuesday, April 2 from 6-8:30 at the home of Marilyn Ray Smith and Charlie Freifeld.

Come and feel better about our shared future.


Fuckup Nights Boston Vol. IX
Tuesday, April 2
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
GSVlabs, 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fuckup-nights-boston-vol-ix-tickets-58634752122
Cost:  $10 – $20

Fuckup Nights is a regular non-profit event that celebrates the mother of all success: Failure! Overnight successes often take many years of trying and experimentation before hitting upon the magic formula.

"Experience is what you get when things don't go as you expected.”
A Fuckup Nights event contains the following three magic elements: Speakers, Beer, and You! The speakers tell a tale from their own experience about a project or a business that they were involved in where things did not quite go as planned. The beer oils the delivery and your acceptance of it. And the final magic element: You, to appreciate, to be entertained, and to learn.

With your modest contribution for the ticket we can make the beer free and pay for the "Hello My Name Is" name tag that you will receive.

Fuckup Nights Boston wants to thank GSV Labs Boston for their kind sponsorship of this event.


Stepping Up: Business In The Era Of Climate Change Part 2 (Food, Diet And Climate)
Tuesday, April 2
6:30 pm
WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.wbur.org/events/446257/stepping-up-food-diet-and-climate-part-2
Cost:  $15.00

Buy Tickets
A five-part WBUR series in collaboration with Harvard Business School and Boston University Questrom School of Business

Business is the main source of the greenhouse gases that are causing the Earth’s climate to change. Business is also the main source of new products, services and business models that may save us from wholesale climate calamity. This 5-part series, featuring leading thinkers from business, environmental advocacy groups and area universities, will explore what businesses are doing, can do and should do to confront climate change.

Part 2: Food, Diet and Climate

The food industry contributes a lot to the climate change problem, but it also offers solutions. From sustainable supply chains to plant-based burgers with the taste and texture of beef and meat-like protein grown in the lab, new foods are exploding onto restaurant menus and family dinner plates. What challenges are companies facing as they introduce these new foods into the marketplace? How fast can we expect these new foods to catch on? And what are companies that are known for serving traditional meat doing to reduce their carbon footprint? Is big agribusiness getting on board with these changes--or standing in the way?

Bruce Friedrich, Founder and CEO, Good Food Institute
Ayr Muir, Founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab
David Perry, Founder and CEO, Indigo Agriculture
Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, President, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, former VP of Cargill
Moderator, Barbara Moran, WBUR Senior Producing Editor, Enviroment
Click the links below to purchase tickets to other events in this series.

Part 1: Open for Business?, March 5
Part 3: Climate Politics and Business, April 22
Part 4: The Road Map of the Future: Transportation, May 7
Part 5: Energy Transitions, June 4


The Big Nine:  How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity
Tuesday, April 2
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes quantitative futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute AMY WEBB for a discussion of her latest book, The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity.

About The Big Nine
We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we—the everyday people whose data powers AI—aren't actually in control of anything. When, for example, we speak with Alexa, we contribute that data to a system we can't see and have no input into—one largely free from regulation or oversight. The big nine corporations—Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM, and Apple—are the new gods of AI and are short-changing our futures to reap immediate financial gain. 

In this book, Amy Webb reveals the pervasive, invisible ways in which the foundations of AI—the people working on the system, their motivations, the technology itself—is broken. Within our lifetimes, AI will, by design, begin to behave unpredictably, thinking and acting in ways which defy human logic. The big nine corporations may be inadvertently building and enabling vast arrays of intelligent systems that don't share our motivations, desires, or hopes for the future of humanity.

Much more than a passionate, human-centered call-to-arms, this book delivers a strategy for changing course and provides a path for liberating us from algorithmic decision-makers and powerful corporations.


Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others
Tuesday, April 2
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-allison-shapira-founder-and-ceo-of-global-public-speaking-llc-tickets-55720003029

* Co-sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Council
Every day, you have an opportunity to use your voice to have a positive impact--at work or in your community. You can inspire and persuade your audience--or you can distract and put them to sleep.
Nervous, rambling robotic--these presentation styles can ruin a talk on even the most critical topics. And with each weak performance, career prospects dim.
To get ahead and make an impact, you need to deliver well-crafted messages with confidence and authenticity. You must sound as capable as you are.
Public speaking is a skill, not a talent. With the right guidance, anyone can be a powerful speaker. Learn to conquer fear, capture attention, motivate action, and take charge of your career with Speak with Impact. Written by an opera singer turned CEO, speaker, and executive communication coach, the book unravels the mysteries of commanding attention in any setting, professional or personal.

About the Author
Allison Shapira is founder and CEO of Global Public Speaking LLC. A former opera singer and TEDx speaker, she and her team deliver keynote speeches, workshops, and executive communication coaching for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations around the world. Shapira is an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School, a member of the National Speakers Association, and was a finalist for 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners, San Diego chapter. She is also an internationally-renowned singer and songwriter. She lives in Washington, DC.


Anatomy of a Genocide: Lessons of Studying Mass Murder from Below 
Tuesday, April 2
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Northeastern, Raytheon Amphitheater, 120 Forsyth Street, Boston

Omer Bartov, John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University
Omer Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. He is the author of Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz, along with several other well-respected scholarly works on the Holocaust and genocide, including Germany’s War and the Holocaust: Disputed Histories and Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine. He has written for The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and The New York Times Book Review. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

27th Annual Robert Salomon Morton Lecture

More information at https://www.northeastern.edu/hac/#_ga=2.34023201.1026000035.1551928550-593491830.1457895416


MIT Energy Conference: Tough Tech & The 2040 Grid, scheduled for April 4th & 5th, are once again offering a generous discount for subscribers to our NE Roundtable listserv. Just enter the discount code NEERR when you purchase your ticket for 15% off the price of admission.

If you purchase your ticket before February 1st, this discount will stack on top of the Early Bird discount, for a total of 35% off! 

RSVP at https://mit.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=950&p=1&utm_source=MIT+Energy+Conference+Discount&utm_campaign=MIT+Energy+Conference+Discount&utm_medium=email


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.

For more information checkout.


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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