[act-ma] Energy (and Other) Events - September 29, 2019

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Monday, September 30

11:45am  The Design and Analysis of a U.S. Carbon Tax
12pm  Program on Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate [PAOC] Colloquium 
12pm  Multi-decadal Variability in the North Atlantic Jet Stream, Its Connection to Ocean Variability and the Implications for Decadal Prediction
12pm  Cultivation of photosynthetic microorganisms in continuous systems in view of industrial applications
12:10pm  Deer in the Suburbs
12:15pm  When Repair Becomes Harm: Science, Law, and the Pursuit of Justice in Chile
12:30pm  Mobilizing Climate Finance: How and Why Fund Design Matters 
4:30pm  Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India
5:30pm  Greentown Labs Circularity Challenge Kickoff
6pm  The Peril and Promise of Solar Geoengineering
6:30pm  Narratives of Home: Community Meeting on Gentrification in Jamaica Plain
7pm  Extinction Rebellion Online Listening Circle
7pm  How Finance Works: The HBR Guide to Thinking Smart About the Numbers

Tuesday, October 1 - Thursday, October 3

Hubweek 2019 Fall Festival

Tuesday, October 1

11:30am - 12pm  Hurricane Dorian Relief Fundraiser to Benefit Water Mission
12pm  Cambridge's Waste... the good, the bad, the cleen, the dirty
12pm  Speaker Series: Brandi Collins-Dexter
12pm  Tuesday Seminar Series: Democratic Deepening and Political Parties: The National Implementation of Binding Participatory Institutions
12pm  Disparity Study Community Discussion
12:30pm  Use of Systems Thinking and Causal Loop Diagrams to Understand Transportation Planning Challenges
1pm  Reconstructing the Record of Oxygenic Photosynthesis on the Early Earth
1pm  Energy Efficiency Jobs in America:  Leading America’s Energy Sector Workforce
2:30pm  Beyond the Headlines: The Russia Trap 
3pm  Special Lecture: Climate Symposium
3pm  Keiretsu Boston Chapter October 2019 Meeting
4pm  Live Author Interview: The Wizard & the Prophet with Living on Earth
5:30pm  Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis
5:30pm  Global Edtech Startup Awards: 2019 Semi-Finals
6pm  Raj Rewal: Timeless Rasa & the Spirit of Our Times for Epic Works
6pm  A Conversation about Love, Strength, Recovery After the Marathon Bombing
6pm  Civil Rights and the Environment
6pm  Owning It! Sustainability and Worker Cooperatives
6:30pm  Webinar: Legislative & Political Action Training
6:30pm  The Three Dimensions of Freedom
6:30pm  Extinction Rebellion New Member Orientation
7pm  These Truths:  A History of the United States
7pm  MIT & Epstein: Student Forum
7pm  Intro to Disability and Inclusion
7pm  Community Impact Investing Night with Boston Cooperative Investment Club

Wednesday, October 2

9am  Special Lecture: Climate Symposium
9:30am  Boston Bilingual & Diversity Job Fair
11am  CBMM Special Seminar: Quantum Computing: Current Approaches and Future Prospects-Jack Hidary
12pm  Keeping A Good Thing Going: Sustaining Economic Growth in Our Cities 
12pm  Wargaming "War Games": How Likely is Thermonuclear Cyber War?
1pm  Disaster resilience in an aging society: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
1pm  MIT Climate Symposium: Progress in Climate Science
3:30pm  Robert Reich: Saving Capitalism: Should We Even Try? 
4pm  Saving Spaceship Earth
4pm  The Influence of Social Problems on Health Care and Legal Fields: Examining the Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Professional Work
4pm  Book Talk -- Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor
4:15pm  U.S. Carbon Pricing and Inefficient Coal
4:30pm  Study Group with H.E. Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado: The Sustainable Development Goals: A Global Agenda
4:30pm  Sesame at 50: Celebrating 50 years of Sesame Street — and honoring the Harvard partnership that helped create it
5pm  Amazon and Climate Change: ¿Where are the solutions?
5:30pm  Candidate Forum on Energy & the Environment: Boston At-Large Candidate Forum
5:30pm  The Social Gospel in Black and White, Then and Now: Imagining Economic Democracy, Breaking White Supremacy
5:30pm  Housing as History: Columbia Point and Commonwealth
6pm  Heading for Extinction (and What to Do about It)
6pm  COGdesign Project Showcase
6:30pm  Narratives of Home: Community Meeting on Gentrification in Roxbury

Thursday, October 3 - Friday, October 4

Sacred Groves/Secret Parks: Orisha Landscapes in Brazil and West Africa

Thursday, October 3

9:15am  Can We Talk? Dialogue and Debate in the Contemporary Academy
10am  Northeastern University's 2019 Indigenous Resilience Event
11:45am  How to Make the Digital Economy More Competitive
12pm  Yankton Sioux Sacred Water Bundle Project 
12pm  STEM IQ (Inclusive Intelligence): Leveraging Classroom and Campus Inclusion for Engagement, Collaboration, and Education
1pm  The Moral Imperative to Improve Planetary Health Through Climate Solutions
1:30pm  Special Lecture: Climate Symposium
3:30pm  Social Costs of Air Pollution in China
4:30pm  Starr Forum: Iran Reframed
6pm  A Night For The Bahamas
6:30pm  Extinction Rebellion New Member Orientation
6:30pm  Cambridge Clean Heating and Cooling - Community Workshop
7pm  MIT IDEAS 2019-20 Generator Dinner
7pm  Video screening of "Dangerous Developments in Modern Weaponry: a forum on the military pursuit of global hegemony

Friday, October 4

12pm  Quantifying Upstream and Downstream Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas
12pm  Four Ideas for a Changing Arctic — Pitches from the 2019 Harvard University Arctic Innovators
2pm  India's Emerging National Security Challenges
2:30pm  Dimensions of Sustainability Fall 2019 Symposium
3pm  Mean Girl:  Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed
4pm  Polar Dreams: Paintings & Photographs Exhibit - Opening Reception
4:30pm  EAPS Active Talk Series (EATS): Jason Soderblom and Glenn Flierl
5pm  Keynote Lecture by Teresa Bejan:  What was the point of equality?
6pm  “Ask for Jane” film screening followed by director Q&A
7pm  Aarti Shahani with Meghna Chakrabati, Here We Are

Saturday, October 5

10:45am  Somerville 2019 Candidate Climate Forum
12pm  Democracy School: Boston
6pm  Spare Change News Celebration of Empowerment

Monday, October 7 - Friday, October 11

Extinction Rebellion:  Worldwide Rebellion Continues

Monday, October 7

11:45am  The Future of U.S. Carbon Pricing Policy
12pm  Upstream Emissions from the Production and Transport of Fuels
12pm  Elina Mariutsa Lecture:  2019 Global Peace Index Report
12pm  Tufts Institute of the Environment 20th Anniversary Celebration
12:30pm  Agrosocial Resilience in a Changing World: Working Across the Coffee Supply Chain in a Coupled Socio-Environmental System
2:30pm  Economics of Grid Energy Storage 
3:30pm  Bending the Arc: Film Screening and Discussion
5pm  Greenovate Boston Leaders Training - East Boston
5:30pm  "Soul Witness: The Brookline Holocaust Project" Film Screening
6pm  Mass Innovation Nights #127
7pm  Christ in Crisis:  Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus
7pm  She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
7pm  The AI Republic: Building the Nexus Between Humans and Intelligent Automation
7pm  The Net - Film Screening and Discussion with Director Lutz Dammbeck

Tuesday, October 8

8:30am  Statewide Municipal Partnerships Conference
12pm  ABL Think Tank Brown Bag Lunch: Criminal Justice Reform in Massachusetts
12pm  China's Belt and Road Initiative: Impact and Perceptions in Europe
12pm  WBCN and The American Revolution
4:30pm  Emile Bustani Seminar: "Is the 1979 Revolution Still Relevant to the Islamic Republic of Iran?”
5:30pm  EnergyBar: Autumn Edition
6:30pm  2020: The Most Startup-Minded, Tech & Data-Driven Political Campaign - Ever


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

What to Do After the Climate Strike


Monday, September 30

Monday, September 30
8:00am to 6:30pm
MIT, Samberg Conference Center, Building E52, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge 
RSVP at http://www.cvent.com/events/2019-sense-nano-symposium/event-summary-73e05b183e9a456a8aad57eed416f4ee.aspx
Cost:  $75

This full-day symposium will highlight the needs for new SENSE technologies, showcase research and innovations, and present the impact of these technologies. One symposium stream will be sensing for AR / VR. The second symposium stream will be in sensing for advanced manufacturing. SENSE includes sensors, new instrumentation, remote sensing, and other measurements technologies. Technical, business, and visionary leaders from MIT, industry, and society will share their experiences and insight via a series of invited technical talks, presentations by MIT-launched startups, posters, and a panel discussion.


The Design and Analysis of a U.S. Carbon Tax
Monday, September 30
11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge 

Adele Morris, The Brookings Institution. Lunch is provided.

HKS Energy Policy Seminar
Contact Name:  Julie Gardella
julie_gardella at hks.harvard.edu


Program on Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate [PAOC] Colloquium 
Monday, September 30
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 54-915, (Ida Green Lounge), 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Sukyong Lee, Penn State


Multi-decadal Variability in the North Atlantic Jet Stream, Its Connection to Ocean Variability and the Implications for Decadal Prediction
Monday, September 30
Harvard, Haller Hall (102), Geo Museum, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Isla Simpson, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Abstract: The characteristics of the North Atlantic jet stream play a key role in the weather and climate of western Europe. While much of the year to year variability in the jet stream arises from internal atmospheric processes that are inherently unpredictable on timescales beyond a few days to weeks, any low frequency variability that can be considered forced by slowly varying boundary conditions, offers the potential for extended range predictability of climatological conditions in western Europe. Here it will be demonstrated that over the historical record, the North Atlantic jet stream has displayed pronounced multi-decadal variability in the late winter with implications for precipitation in western Europe. This jet stream variability far exceeds that found in state-of-the-art climate models and far exceeds expectations from the sampling of atmospheric noise. It is found that over the observational record there is a strong connection between Sea Surface Temperature (SST) variability and jet stream variability in the North Atlantic and that this connection appears to be absent in models. Nevertheless, given that models can predict SST variability at long lead time, the observed SST-jet stream-precipitation relationship combined with model predicted SST variability offers the potential for extended range predictability of low frequency precipitation variability in western Europe.

Short Bio: I am a scientist 1 in the Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory at NCAR and work on large scale atmospheric dynamics. I got my PhD in 2009 from Imperial College London and then did a postdoc at the University of Toronto from 2009-2012. I was then a Lamont postdoctoral fellow and subsequently an associate research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University from 2012-2015 before moving to NCAR in 2015. (Is this sufficient?)

EPS Colloquium

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


Cultivation of photosynthetic microorganisms in continuous systems in view of industrial applications
Monday, September 30
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building 48-08, 15 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Elena Barbera, University of Padua

for the The Parsons Lab Microbial Systems Seminar Series @MIT


Deer in the Suburbs
Monday, September 30
Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Lecture Hall, 300 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Anne Short Gianotti, Associate Professor, Boston University; Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow

All talks are free and open to everyone. Watch live on the Arboretum’s YouTube channel if you are unable to attend in person. The streaming video is entitled “AA Research Talks Live” and is visible only when a live stream is scheduled or in progress.

Arnold Arboretum Research Talk
arbweb at arnarb.harvard.edu


When Repair Becomes Harm: Science, Law, and the Pursuit of Justice in Chile
Monday, September 30
12:15PM TO 2:00PM
Harvard, CGIS S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

with Eden Medina, HASTS, MIT. 

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

STS Circle at Harvard
sts at hks.harvard.edu


Mobilizing Climate Finance: How and Why Fund Design Matters 
Monday, September 30, 2019 
12:30pm - 1:45pm 
Tufts, Cabot 702, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford
RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-3PjfgAa99F30rNJkm8XwmxJ0Bk2BcWnoLZtOuK06cU/viewform

Rishikesh Bhandary, Predoctoral Fellow, The Fletcher School
How do developing countries mobilize finance to address climate change? This talk looks at the role played by national climate funds in crowding in finance from different sources. How do countries choose the institutional design features of these funds? What trade-offs do they face? The national climate funds in focus are Brazil’s Amazon Fund, the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund, Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy Facility, and Indonesia’s funding instrument to tackle forest loss. These funds were first of their kinds when they were set up and their experience forms a vital to understand climate action in developing countries.


Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India
WHEN  Monday, Sep. 30, 2019, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South, Room S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University
COST  Free
srafey at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will discuss what nationalist and populist leadership means for Brazil, India, and the global political system at large.
LINK  https://mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu/event/voting-for-strongmen/


Greentown Labs Circularity Challenge Kickoff
Monday, September 30
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Greentown Labs, 444 Somerville Avenue, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greentown-labs-circularity-challenge-kickoff-tickets-68297970067

Join us on Monday, September 30, to learn more about the Circularity Challenge and hear from the program finalists!
The Greentown Labs Circularity Challenge is a six-month accelerator program for startups developed in partnership with BASF, one of the world’s leading chemical companies. The program intends to advance innovative ideas to disrupt the plastics, energy storage and recycling value chains to enable a circular economy. The Circularity Challenge is focused on connecting entrepreneurs with mentors, team members, business, and technical resources they need to launch successful ventures with partnership from BASF and support from Stanley Black and Decker.
At this event attendees will:
Learn more about what circularity means to BASF from Teressa Szelest, President BASF Region North America, Jeffery Lou, President BASF Advanced Materials & Systems Research and Peter Eckes, President BASF Bioscience Research and North America Research Representative, and why they’re advancing a circular economy with disruptive solutions from innovative startups. 
Hear from Marty Guay, VP of Business Development at supporting program partner, Stanley Black & Decker, about their commitment to circular economy.
Meet the finalists of the Circularity Challenge and vote for their favorite pitch.
Network with cleantech entrepreneurs, investors, students and ‘friends of cleantech.’
If you have an idea that will disrupt the plastics, energy storage, and recycling value chains to enable a circular economy we encourage you to apply to the accelerator program by September 8th!


The Peril and Promise of Solar Geoengineering
Monday, September 30
Harvard, Geo Lecture Hall (100), 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, SEAS; Professor of Public Policy, HKS.

Solar geoengineering research aims to reduce the impacts of global climate change. One possibility is to put aerosols into the stratosphere to alter Earth’s energy budget. This emerging technology entails risks and uncertainties, along with serious challenges to global governance. The greatest threat, perhaps, is that it will be used as a technical fix and encourage people to avoid the emissions cuts that are fundamental to curbing long-term climate risks. David Keith will describe the simple physics underlying the climate’s response to stratospheric aerosols, the risks, and the trade-offs among solar geoengineering, carbon removal, and emissions reductions.

Contact Name:  hmnh at hmsc.harvard.edu


Narratives of Home: Community Meeting on Gentrification in Jamaica Plain
Monday, September 30
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/narratives-of-home-community-meeting-on-gentrification-in-jamaica-plain-tickets-73493427821

Community processing and building for people experiencing the effects of Boston's rapid gentrification process.

Are you and/or your family and loved ones experiencing the effects of Boston's rapid gentrification process? Join us for community processing and building.

This community meeting in Jamaica Plain is part of Narratives of Home, an oral history project and devised play about what home means in the midst of gentrification and displacement. TTO Resident Artists Tatiana Gil and Eddie Maisonet want to bear witness to the stories of community members experiencing the effects of Boston's rapid gentrification process through interviews. In Summer 2020, they will be presenting a brand-new play based off of those interviews.


Extinction Rebellion Online Listening Circle
Monday, September 30
7 p.m.
Online through Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/844936348

All are welcome as we sit with each other's feelings on the ecological crisis and this huge adventure we're on together. On Zoom from 7:00-8:00pm. 


How Finance Works: The HBR Guide to Thinking Smart About the Numbers
Monday, September 30
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mihir-desai-harvard-faculty-tickets-67569445029

If you're not a numbers person, then finance can be intimidating and easy to ignore. But if you want to advance in your career, you'll need to make smart financial decisions and develop the confidence to clearly communicate those decisions to others. In How Finance Works, Mihir Desai--a professor at Harvard Business School and author of The Wisdom of Finance--guides you into the complex but endlessly fascinating world of finance, demystifying it in the process.

About the Author: Mihir Desai is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. An award-winning teacher and a leading scholar of corporate finance and tax policy, Professor Desai has been educating varied student populations for nearly twenty years, including senior executives from around the world, MBA students, undergraduates, and lawyers. Professor Desai has published more than 25 case studies and a casebook, and he has testified before the US Congress on policy issues. He is the author of Wisdom of Finance (2017), which was long-listed for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Tuesday, October 1 - Thursday, October 3

Hubweek 2019 Fall Festival
Tuesday, October 1 - Thursday, October 3
Seaport District, Boston
RSVP at https://www.hubweek.org/register
Cost:  $10 - $250

3 days. 50+ speakers. Infinite potential.
HubWeek’s fifth annual Fall Festival is a distillation of Boston’s brainpower: a concentrated dose of the city’s inventiveness, with none of its standoffishness.

Join us and thousands of fellow forward-thinking Bostonians as we transform the Seaport into a mind-expanding celebration of art, science, and tech.

Tuesday, October 1

Hurricane Dorian Relief Fundraiser to Benefit Water Mission
Tuesday, October 1, 11:30 AM – Wednesday, October 2, 2:00 AM EDT
M.J. O’Connor’s, 27 Columbus Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hurricane-dorian-relief-fundraiser-tickets-72315326087

On Tuesday, October 1 MJ O'Connor's Park Plaza will be donating 10% of total sales to Water Mission to help support those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Stop in for lunch, dinner or drinks and help us support this important cause! 
To make a reservation, please call (617) 482-2255 or visit OpenTable. 

Can't make it on October 1, but still want to donate? Click the tickets button and we'll add to our donation. 

More about Water Mission: In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Water Mission is providing emergency safe water solutions to people in dire need in the Bahamas. 100% of your generous donation will help those affected by the disaster. 

Thanks to their generous partner, Foster Friess, all gifts to support these relief efforts will be matched, up to $1 million. Water Mission has earned Charity Navigator's highest rating for the past 13 years. To learn more, visit their website.


Cambridge's Waste... the good, the bad, the cleen, the dirty
Tuesday, October 1
12:00pm to 1:00pm
MIT, Building E51-57, 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Our trash, recycling, and composting systems are confusing! Every city and building you go into has different signage and a different system. During the Waste Alliance's first lecture of the year, we will be bringing in three local experts to share their expertise from MIT to the City of Cambridge.

Join us for this panel to get all your questions answered and enjoy a free lunch!

Sign up here for lunch: http://www.bit.ly/wastelecture

Sarah Levy, Founder and Owner of Cleenland
Brian Goldberg, Assistant Director of MIT Office of Sustainability
Michael Orr, Director of Recycling, City of Cambridge


Speaker Series: Brandi Collins-Dexter
Tuesday, October 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Harvard, Wexner 434AB, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Brandi Collins-Dexter is the Senior Campaign Director at Color Of Change, where she oversees the media, culture and economic justice team. She has led a number of successful and highly visible campaigns for corporate and government accountability and has also worked extensively with Silicon Valley companies on key corporate policy changes. Collins-Dexter has testified in front of congress on the issue of online privacy, and is a regular commentator in the media on racial justice and tech. While at the Shorenstein Center, Collins-Dexter will write a paper on the digital ecosystem and how it has forever altered the political, economic, sociological and psychological ways in which we engage offline.


Tuesday Seminar Series: Democratic Deepening and Political Parties: The National Implementation of Binding Participatory Institutions
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
SPEAKER(S)  Jared Abbott, PhD candidate, Department of Government
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO	drclas at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Why are local-level participatory institutions implemented nationally in some countries but only adopted on paper in others? Through detailed case studies of Venezuela and Ecuador, I show that this occurs when 1) the incumbent part is under pressure from below to implement BPIs, and 2), the party’s political opponents are not capable of taking advantage of BPIs for their own electoral gain. Under these conditions, parties will place a lower value on the costs of BPI implementation than on electoral benefits they offer.
Jared Abbott is a PhD candidate in Government at Harvard University.
Fernando Bizzarro is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard and a Graduate Student Associate to the DRCLAS. A political scientist from Brazil, he researches the nature, causes, and consequences of democracy and political parties in Latin America.
The Tuesday Seminar Series is a bring your own brown bag lunch series. Please feel free to enjoy your lunch at the lecture, drinks will be provided.
LINK  https://drclas.harvard.edu/event/democratic-deepening-and-political-parties-national-implementation-binding


Disparity Study Community Discussion
Tuesday, October 1
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
BPL - East Boston, 365 South Bremen Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disparity-study-community-discussion-tickets-69871520599

The City of Boston has commissioned BBC Research & Consulting to conduct a disparity study to assess whether any barriers exist for minority- and woman-owned businesses that make it more difficult for them to participate in City contracting.
What is a Disparity Study?
Examines participation of of minority- and woman-owned businesses in City contracting
Measures the availability of minority- and woman-owned businesses for City contracts and procurements
Assesses marketplace conditions for minority- and woman-owned businesses

12:00 pm: Refreshments and Networking
12:30 pm: Presentation and Welcome 

All events include:
Networking opportunities
Interpretive services (upon request)
A child-friendly environment
For more information or to request interpretive services please contact Sheryce Hearns at 617-635-3449.


Use of Systems Thinking and Causal Loop Diagrams to Understand Transportation Planning Challenges
Tuesday, October 1
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
MIT, Building 9-451, 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transportation-lecture-with-bill-lyons-tickets-72539743325

In my talk, I will explore the use of systems thinking and causal loop diagrams as a means of interrogating difficult transportation planning problems and reducing those problems to manageable segments for further analysis. The use of systems thinking is critical to understanding complicated problems and developing interdisciplinary solutions. This topic will be explored through discussion of real-world problems viewed through the lens of systems thinking with examples of causal loop diagrams. The learning objective of this lecture is to familiarize the audience with systems thinking, causal loop diagrams, and their practical application to transportation planning problems.

BIO:  William F. Lyons, Jr. is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Hill Companies LLC. Mr. Lyons has more than 27 years of professional experience in consulting, government, and technology, and is a highly respected executive, entrepreneur, and thought leader. Bill serves as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor on transportation, land use, urban design, and real estate matters. As a planner, engineer, and attorney, his experience includes infrastructure projects with a national and international perspective, having consulted for clients on five continents and throughout the United States. Bill has provided professional engineering and planning services to a wide array of public and private sector clients. He has served in a professional capacity with the Massachusetts Highway Department (now Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Highway Division) and as the Traffic Director for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts. Over the past two decades, Bill has played a key role in the launching of ten firms. Bill is a Colonel in the US Army Reserves, where he currently serves as the Deputy Director of Logistics of the US Army Corps of Engineers

Bill holds a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Transportation and Urban Systems from North Dakota State University, a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Norwich University. Bill is a licensed professional engineer, a licensed attorney, a licensed planner, and a licensed real estate broker. His certifications include: Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE), Professional Transportation Planner (PTP); American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP); Certified Transportation Planner (CTP); and Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP).


Reconstructing the Record of Oxygenic Photosynthesis on the Early Earth
Tuesday, October 1
Harvard, Haller Hall (102), Geo Museum, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge 

Tanja Bosak, Associate Professor of Geobiology, MIT
The evolution of Cyanobacteria, photosynthetic microbes that split water and produce molecular oxygen, preceded the greatest biogeochemical transition that befell Earth - the addition of molecular oxygen to our planet’s atmosphere. How much time passed between the evolution of this clade and metabolism and the accumulation of oxygen in the atmosphere (the Great Oxidation Event, GOE, ~ 2.3 billion years ago) is an open question. This talk will present and evaluate textural, geochemical and molecular evidence for the presence of oxygenic photosynthesis more than 0.5 billion years before the GOE. Discrepancies between the long pre-GOE cyanobacterial presence and the first diagnostic cyanobacterial fossils will be discussed in the light of recent experiments that suggest an increased silicification potential of marine cyanobacteria in sulfate-rich seawater.

Earth History and Paleobiology Seminar 


Energy Efficiency Jobs in America:  Leading America’s Energy Sector Workforce
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 
1 - 2:30 PM Eastern
Webinar at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KV_VKfoPRzq_38OM99Q8PQ

Energy efficiency continues to lead America’s energy sector when it comes to job creation.  More than 2.3 million Americans now work in advanced HVAC, efficient lighting, appliance manufacturing and construction - making our buildings, schools and offices more efficient while driving down utility bills and helping our environment. Energy efficiency jobs grew by 3.4 percent in 2018, outpacing every other energy sector.

Please join E2 and E4TheFuture to learn more about the just-released 2019 Energy Efficiency Jobs in America report, including details on how many EE workers there are in your state, county, congressional and legislative districts. Discover which jobs are growing the fastest, and what policies are needed to keep these good jobs growing.

Pat Stanton, Director of Policy, E4TheFuture
Philip Jordan, Vice President and Principal, BW Research Partnership (report author)
Bob Keefe, Executive Director, E2


Beyond the Headlines: The Russia Trap 
Tuesday, October 1
2:30 pm to 2:00 pm
BU, 121 Bay State Road, Boston
RSVP to eventsps at bu.edu

Join us as our Beyond the Headlines series continues with a discussion entitled "The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe.”
Panelists include George Beebe, VP of the Center for the National Interest & former head of the CIA’s Russia Desk; and Pardee School Prof. Joseph Wippl. The discussion will be led by Pardee School Prof. Igor Lukes.
A light lunch will be provided. RSVP to eventsps at bu.edu
Limited seating. Doors close when room capacity is reached.
The building is located in an historic district and is not ADA-accessible.


Special Lecture: Climate Symposium
Tuesday, October 1
3:00pm to 4:00pm
MIT, Building 54-915, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Ray Pierrehumbert


Keiretsu Boston Chapter October 2019 Meeting
Tuesday, October 1
3:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
CIC, 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Havana Room, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keiretsu-boston-chapter-october-2019-meeting-tickets-73350755083

Join us at the Keiretsu Forum Boston September meeting. The meeting will feature presentations form Keiretsu Forum portfolio companies. 

What is Keiretsu Forum?
Keiretsu Forum is the largest angel group in the world. In 2018, according to PitchBook, it was the number one seed investor worldwide. 
Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Randy Williams founded Keiretsu Forum in the San Francisco East Bay in California in 2000. Keiretsu Forum is a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with 54 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. 

“Great Association… 
Keiretsu Forum members are angel investors, business leaders, venture capitalists, corporate/institutional investors and serial entrepreneurs. Keiretsu Forum enjoys synergies and close relationships with venture capital firms, universities, and other partner organizations. These relationships facilitate the access to capital, talent, technology, and resources needed to build a successful venture.

…With Quality Deal Flow”
Our quality and diverse deal flow comes from our community of members, venture capitalists, sponsors, incubators and universities. Keiretsu Forum members invest in investment opportunities that focus on emerging technologies, healthcare/life sciences, consumer products, real estate and other segments with high growth opportunity.
If you would like to get involved please contact Nick Henderson at nhenderson at keiretsuforum.com
Keiretsu Forum -- Great association with quality deal flow


Live Author Interview: The Wizard & the Prophet with Living on Earth
Tuesday, October 1
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
Campus Center Room 2540, UMass Boston, 100 William T Morrissey Boulevard, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-author-interview-the-wizard-the-prophet-with-living-on-earth-tickets-73607936319

Join Living on Earth's live studio audience for an interview with best selling author Charles C. Mann about "The Wizard & The Prophet."

“The conflict between these visions is not between good and evil, but between different ideas of the good life, between ethical orders that give priority to personal liberty and those that give priority to what might be called connection.” - Charles C. Mann
From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493, comes a conversation of two twentieth century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose dueling visions shaped our ideas about the environment and how people in the twentieth century will choose to act towards the future.

In conversation with Charles C. Mann, we'll explore the concept of sustainability versus scientific innovation as the solutions to climate change. 
Previous works by Mann Include “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” and “1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created”

This is an event for Good Reads on Earth, a series of events where public radio program Living on Earth holds live radio interviews with authors of the latest environmental books.

Upcoming discussions include “The Outlaw Ocean” with Ian Urbina on Tuesday, November 5th.
To learn more about Living on Earth please visit our website, loe.org. 
This event is sponsored by Living on Earth, the UMass Boston School for the Environment and McCormack Graduate School.


Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
TOPIC  Global and Comparative Education
CONTACT NAME  Donor and Alumni Relations
CONTACT EMAIL  askwith_forums at gse.harvard.edu
ADMISSION FEE  This event is free and open to the public.
FEATURED EVENT  Askwith Forums
DETAILS  An Askwith Forum to celebrate the launch of the Immigration Initiative at Harvard.
Speaker: Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean and Distinguished Professor of Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Introduction: Roberto Gonzales, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Director, Immigration Initiative at Harvard
Join us to celebrate the launch of the Immigration Initiative at Harvard, a University-wide effort to promote intellectual exchange, community support, and action on immigration policy and with immigrant communities.
This special Askwith Forum launch event will feature Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, a worldwide expert on urgent questions of globalization, immigration, and education. Over the course of a three-decade career, Suárez-Orozco has worked to understand the causes and consequences of mass migration. He offers a compelling, interdisciplinary lens on the mass migrations of the 21st century, with an emphasis on heath, mental health, and educational and legal protections for displaced children and families.
The Immigration Initiative at Harvard is a convening place for scholars, students, and policy leaders working on issues of immigration — and a clearinghouse for rapid-response, nonpartisan research and usable knowledge for media, policymakers, and community practitioners.
We invite you to attend the Ed School’s signature public lecture series which highlights leaders in the field, shares new knowledge, generates spirited conversation, and offers insight into the highest priority challenges facing education.
**Seating is first come, first seated.
To receive the Askwith Forums e-newsletter for up-to-date information,
please sign up at gse.harvard.edu/askwith The Immigration Initiative at Harvard is a convening place for scholars, students, and policy leaders working on issues of immigration — and a clearinghouse for rapid-response, nonpartisan research and usable knowledge for media, policymakers, and community practitioners. Learn more at http://immigrationinitiative.harvard.edu


Global Edtech Startup Awards: 2019 Semi-Finals
Tuesday, October 1
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
LearnLaunch, 281 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-edtech-startup-awards-2019-semi-finals-tickets-62859244693

GESA 2019
The world's biggest EdTech startup competition.
Join us at LearnLaunch October 1st to meet the 10 companies who've applied and made it through to the 2019 Semifiinals! Once we've selected participants we'll announce them below. 
5:30 Networking
6:00 Pitches
7:30 Judge Deliberation and Winner Announcement
8:00 Networking

Participating Companies
Ion Learning
Sense Education
School CNXT
Parlay Ideas
Beagle Learning


Raj Rewal: Timeless Rasa & the Spirit of Our Times for Epic Works
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute
SPEAKER(S)  Raj Rewal, Architect
COST  Free
srafey at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Raj Rewal is internationally recognized for the creation of buildings that respond with sensitivity to the complex demands of rapid urbanization, climate, and culture. Earlier in his career, his focus on low-cost housing led him to design a large number of dwelling units, fragmented into smaller aggregations enclosing a variety of spaces for different building types — an experience that led him to create a series of public projects in a humane manner, for works of epic proportions. Rewal will discuss his past work in public housing, the lessons learned from the cities of Rajasthan, Mediterranean villages, and high-density developments, and how the study of the existing traditional pattern of living can provide cues for place-making that can promote community activities.
LINK  https://mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu/events/


A Conversation about Love, Strength, Recovery After the Marathon Bombing
Tuesday, October 1
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Sonsie, 327 Newbury Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-about-love-strength-recovery-after-the-marathon-bombing-tickets-73851420587

Join us for conversation with Roseann Sdoia Materia as she shares incredible journey after losing her leg in The Boston Marathon Bombing

Join us for conversation with Roseann Sdoia Materia who has an incredible story to share in her new book Love, Strength and Recovery After the Boston Marathon Bombing. She will have books available for purchase at the event. 
This is a free event but requires registration. Complimentary pizza from Sonsie, Cash Bar. Space is limited


Civil Rights and the Environment
Tuesday, October 1
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civil-rights-and-the-environment-tickets-71407386415

Exploring the role of environmental law in advocating for healthy, diverse communities throughout Massachusetts.

Join Suffolk University Law School's Environmental Law Society, Black Law Student Association, and American Constitution Society for a panel exploring the role of law in advocating for healthy communities throughout Massachusetts. In particular, the conversation will center on communities that have historically been marginalized and forced to endure the brunt of environmental hazards and pollution. Topic areas of interest include exposure to toxics, community lawyering, and climate resilience. How can we flip the script and promote legal services that partner with local communities and address the needs of those communities through advocacy, versus legal services that “cherry pick” environmental issues and rely on identified issues from institutional bodies?
What is being done in the space of Environmental Justice? What should law students know about the overlapping nature of environmental law and impact/enforcement litigation? How can EJ be a lens through which we see policy, legal services, and advocacy? Join us for an evening of insight and conversation. Students, faculty, and practitioners are all welcome.
This event will count toward CLE credit for SULS students.

Location: Suffolk University Law School, Sargent Hall, First Floor Function Room
6:00-6:15: Networking, light food and refreshments
6:15-7:15: Panel discussion, moderated by Suffolk Law Prof. Sharmila Murthy
7:15-7:30: Brief Q&A with audience
7:30-8:00: Networking, light food and refreshments
Amy Laura Cahn: Interim Director, Healthy Communities & Environmental Justice Program, Conservation Law Foundation
Melissa Hoffer: Chief, Energy & Environment Bureau, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
Paul Lee: Of Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP
Travis McCready: President and CEO, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Erica Walker: Founder, Noise and the City; Postdoctoral researcher, Boston University School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health
For questions or inquiries, contact Environmental Law Society president Christina Gregg at cgregg at su.suffolk.edu.


Owning It! Sustainability and Worker Cooperatives
Tuesday, October 1
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
The Venture Cafe - Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/owning-it-sustainability-and-worker-cooperatives-tickets-72256417891
Cost:  $8

Dramatic shifts in work are generating worker owned businesses, where it's not just the few at the top that stand to win.

Building a sustainable economy goes well beyond changing our consumption and the physical infrastructure we build – it’s about structuring companies and organizations in ways that value employees, giving them a greater role in creating the future we desire.
To crib Richard Branson, Virgin’s employees are the most important customers. Taking it a step further, if employees are also owners, how might that amplify the work of sustainability and alignment with a company's mission?

Employee-owned cooperatives can be a powerful model for aligning sustainability and corporate culture since giving workers a voice in running their organizations can strengthen the bonds between them and equip companies for long-term growth. Treating workers with respect and investing in them - quite literally - aligns with the values of sustainability.

New England is a hotbed of activity for worker-owned endeavors and NGOs that provide technical assistance, financing and guidance. On October 1st we’ll explore the nexus of sustainability and employee-owned co-ops. Our initial presenters are slated to be:
ReVision Energy – an employee-owned solar and renewable energy contractor, whose mission is to “lead our community in solving the environmental problems caused by fossil fuels while alleviating economic and social injustice.”

CERO COOP – Cooperative Energy, Recycling, and Organic is an award-winning, Dorchester-based commercial composter. CERO's mission is to “keep food waste out of landfills, save money for clients and provide good green jobs for Boston's hard working communities.”
Equal Exchange - a 33 year old worker-owned co-op in MA sells fair-trade coffee, chocolate, tea, fruit, and nuts with a mission to build economically just and environmentally sound trade partnerships fostering mutually beneficial connections between farmers and consumers.


Webinar: Legislative & Political Action Training
Tuesday, October 1 
RSVP at https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001wEuPQAU

Join us for a a deep dive into current and pending legislation at the Massachusetts State House. Learn how to meet with your State Representative and how to advocate for strong climate and environmental justice policies. Whether you're a long-time lobbyist or is this is your first time getting involved, this webinar will cover the information you need to know to be a successful climate advocate.


The Three Dimensions of Freedom
Tuesday, October 1
6:30 PM
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes musician, activist, and bestselling author BILLY BRAGG for a discussion of his latest book, The Three Dimensions of Freedom. He will be joined in conversation by renowned legal scholar CASS R. SUNSTEIN.

About The Three Dimensions of Freedom
We live in a world where strongman politics are rising; neo-liberalism has hollowed out political parties; and corporations have undermined democracy. Ordinary voters feel helpless to effect change, resulting in outbreaks of populist anger, and traditional platforms for debate are losing their viability as readers source information online.

In this short and vital polemic, progressive thinker and activist Billy Bragg argues that accountability is the antidote to authoritarianism, and that without it, we can never truly be free. He shows us that Freedom requires three dimensions to function: Liberty, Equality, and Accountability—and the result is a three dimensional space in which freedom can be exercised by all.


Extinction Rebellion New Member Orientation
Tuesday, October 1
6:30 p.m.
Encuentro 5, 19A Hamilton Place, Boston
RSVP at https://xrmass.org/action/orientation-10-1/

If you are new to XR or would just like to learn more about how it works, please come to our next new member orientation session. We will cover the following:
Where did XR come from? What is civil disobedience & direct action?
What is the extinction rebellion about? What do we want?
What are our principles and values? What brings us together?
How are we organized? What are working groups & affinity groups?
Come out and meet some of our local XRebels and learn how you can get involved!

The session will run for around 90 minutes.


These Truths:  A History of the United States
Tuesday, October 1
7:00 PM  (Doors at 6:30)
WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.harvard.com/event/jill_lepore5/
Cost:  $10 - $21.25

Harvard Book Store and WBUR welcome renowned historian and writer JILL LEPORE for the paperback release of her New York Times bestselling, critically acclaimed book, These Truths: A History of the United States. She will be joined in conversation by award-winning host of NPR's "Here and Now," ROBIN YOUNG.

About These Truths
Widely hailed for its “sweeping, sobering account of the American past” (New York Times Book Review), Jill Lepore’s one-volume history of America places truth itself―a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence―at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas―“these truths,” Jefferson called them―political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise?
These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore wrestles with the state of American politics, the legacy of slavery, the persistence of inequality, and the nature of technological change. “A nation born in contradiction… will fight, forever, over the meaning of its history,” Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. With These Truths, Lepore has produced a book that will shape our view of American history for decades to come.


MIT & Epstein: Student Forum
Tuesday, October 1
7:00pm to 8:30pm
MIT, Building 10-250, Huntington Hall, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 

Student forum focused on MIT & Epstein.

President Reif, Chancellor Barnhart, and deans and department heads from across MIT will be at this forum to hear directly from students about how the issues that have surfaced in the past several weeks have impacted the student community, and how we should address the challenges MIT is facing.

This forum will be a dedicated space for student voices, and as such only current students and the select few invited administrators and faculty will have speaking privileges. To ensure as many students as possible can be heard, speaking time will be limited to 2 min.

Editorial Comment:  From my observation over the years, MIT will have an exemplary process with wide open discussion, take some positive steps, and go back to business as usual.  That’s what happened a decade and more about drinking on campus, that’s what happened with Fossil Free MIT and divestment (so far).  But I can certainly be wrong.


Intro to Disability and Inclusion
Tuesday, October 1
45 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-disability-and-inclusion-tickets-65259573140
Cost:  $30 – $80,  individual $30, organization-supported rate: $80
Use the code "subsidized" for 50% off if you use mobility aids, are low income, and/or your organization cannot afford the $80 rate. 
Be sure to click "enter promotional code" to open the access code box
Email info at democracy center with subject line "AORTA Training Cost" if these rates don't work

Get acquainted with basic concepts in disability and inclusion, accessibility, and etiquette.

As part of the The Democracy Center's ongoing professional development series, we are excited to bring Partners for Youth with Disabilities for their Disability and Inclusion 101 training.

In the words of Robert Hensel, "There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more." This training provides an overall introduction to disability and inclusion, covering such topics as different ways of defining disability, what is ableism, inclusive language and etiquette, and how to be an ally.

Learn disability inclusion best practices so you can become more understanding, accommodating, and comfortable in any situation working with or alongside people with disabilities.

All are welcome, though we see this primarily as a training for allies with little experience in disability rights/justice.
Please do not wear or apply strong smelling lotions, perfumes, etc. before or during the training to make this space more accessible to people with sensitivities.


Community Impact Investing Night with Boston Cooperative Investment Club
Tuesday, October 1
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Impact Hub Boston, Floor 18, 50 Milk Street, Boston

Invest in Boston, invest in change, invest in community! Join the Boston Cooperative Investment Club as we celebrate and enter our 5th year of
supporting local co-op businesses in the greater Boston area.

Founded in 2015, our official mission is to “invest in cooperatives and organizations that support cooperatives.” Our unofficial mission is to
redefine what investment looks like in our society.  If you are interested in joining that mission and actively making change, then tonight is a great night to meet our other members and get an introduction to the group.

Visit investincoops.com or email bostoncoopinvestment at gmail.com with any questions!

Wednesday, October 2

Special Lecture: Climate Symposium
Wednesday, October 2
9:00am to 10:00am
MIT, Building 54-915, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Tapio Schneider


Boston Bilingual & Diversity Job Fair
Wednesday, October 2
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-bilingual-diversity-job-fair-registration-53395701982

Are you bilingual or diverse?
Join us for a free professional job fair like no other!
This is your opportunity to meet with top quality employers seeking diversity in bilingual and professional candidates like you – so bring plenty of copies of your resume and dress to impress, because our employers are looking for hires!
Attending Companies including:
Acushnet Company
Amherst College
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Bright Horizons
Commonwealth Financial
Dana-Farber Cancer Institue
Draeger Medical Systems
Eaton Vance
EVRAZ North America
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Fire Protection Association
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Puma North America
Retail Business Services
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network


CBMM Special Seminar: Quantum Computing: Current Approaches and Future Prospects-Jack Hidary 
Wednesday, October 2
11:00am to 12:00pm 
MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex (MIT Building 46), Singleton Auditorium (46-3002), 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Jack Hidary, Alphabet X, formerly Google X
Abstract: Jack Hidary will take us through the nascent, but promising field of quantum computing and his new book, Quantum Computing: An Applied Approach

Bio: Jack D. Hidary is a research scientist in quantum computing and in AI at Alphabet X, formerly Google X. He and his group develop and research algorithms for NISQ-regime quantum processors as well as create new software libraries for quantum computing.  In the  AI field, Jack and his group focus on fundamental research such as the generalization of deep networks as well as applied AI technologies.


Keeping A Good Thing Going: Sustaining Economic Growth in Our Cities 
Wednesday, October 2
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
BU, Kilachand Center, Eichenbaum Colloquium Room, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eglucd9ac4f31531&llr=sgxoeyrab

Mayors always prize sustained economic growth but achieving and maintaining it is challenging. Economic success can destroy itself through congestion, high housing costs and unsustainable levels of inequality. How can successful cities maintain momentum and achieve inclusivity? We seek answers to these questions from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in a discussion with Alan Harding, the Chief Economic Adviser to the Mayor of metropolitan Manchester, UK and John Barros, the Chief of Economic Development in the City of Boston.

Lunch provided.


Wargaming "War Games": How Likely is Thermonuclear Cyber War?
Wednesday, October 2
MIT, Building E40-496 (Pye Room), 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Jacquelyn Schneider, Stanford University
In the movie WarGames, a 1980s teenager hacks into a U.S. nuclear control program, almost starting a nuclear war.  This movie has become a common illustration for the dangers of increasingly digitized nuclear arsenals and reflects what many scholars and practitioners see as the most perilous implication of the rise of cyberattacks--instability to states' nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3).  Research conducted during the Cold War suggested that even the threat of serious vulnerabilities to states' NC3 could incentivize preemptive launches of nuclear weapons.  Despite this widespread concern about the destabilizing effects of NC3 vulnerabilities, there is almost no empirical research to support these conclusions.  In order to test these theories, this paper uses an experimentally-designed war game to explore the role that vulnerabilities and exploits within a hypothetical NC3 architecture play in decisions to use nuclear weapons.  The game, which uses 4-6 players to simulate a national security cabinet, includes three treatment scenarios and one control scenario with no vulnerabilities or exploits.  Players are randomized into the scenario groups and games are played over the course of a year in seven different locations with a sample of elite players from the U.S. and other nations. Together, a longitudinal analysis of these games examines the role that culture, cognitive biases, and expertise play in the likelihood of thermonuclear cyber war with significant implications for both cyber strategy and nuclear modernization.

Dr. Schneider is a Hoover Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a non-resident fellow at the Naval War College’s Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute, and a Senior Policy Advisor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.  She researches the intersection of technology, national security, and political psychology with a special interest in cyber, unmanned technologies, and wargaming. Her work has appeared in a variety of outlets including Security Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Strategic Studies, Foreign Affairs, Lawfare, War on the Rocks, Washington Post, and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.  She has a BA from Columbia University, a MA from Arizona State University, and a PhD from George Washington University.


Disaster resilience in an aging society: Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, 1 – 1:50 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, Kresge Building, Room 502, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series
SPEAKER(S)  Ichiro Kawachi, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	Coppelia Liebenthal
cliebent at hsph.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Refreshments will be provided.
Open to the public.
LINK  https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/epidemiology/epi-seminar-series/


MIT Climate Symposium: Progress in Climate Science
Wednesday, October 2
1:00pm to 4:00pm
MIT, Building W16: Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://climate.mit.edu/symposia

Moderator: Kerry Emanuel
Welcome and Introductory remarks by President L. Rafael Reif

We all know the Earth is getting warmer, so why do we keep studying climate science? One reason is that the more precisely we understand how and where climate change is happening, the better we can help to guide the development of policies to slow it down, stop it, and adapt to it. There is also great value in climate science as an intellectual pursuit and it would be a lively and vibrant endeavor even if we were not changing the climate.

This symposium will consider what is known about the relationship between greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and global warming, extreme weather events, and other climate impacts. We will also discuss remaining uncertainties and the prospects for reducing them. Finally, we will explore the projected physical effects of increasing greenhouse gas emissions under alternative mitigation scenarios.

Speakers and panelists will include:
Philip Duffy (Woods Hole Research Center)
Sherri Goodman (Woodrow Wilson Center)
Niki Gruber (ETH Zurich)
Charles Harvey (MIT)
David McGee (MIT)
Jerry Mitrovica (Harvard)
Paul O’Gorman (MIT)
Ray Pierrehumbert (Oxford)
John Reilly (MIT)
Tapio Schneider (Caltech)
Noelle Selin (MIT)
Susan Solomon (MIT)     
Maria Zuber (MIT)


Robert Reich: Saving Capitalism: Should We Even Try? 
Wednesday, October 2
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Northeastern, ISEC Auditorium, 805 Columbus Avenue, Boston

The Fall 2019 Economic Policy Forumon Capitalism, Competition, and (In)equality will lead off its fall season on October 2nd with a talk by Robert Reich titled, “Saving Capitalism: Should We Even Try?” 

Robert Reich is the former Secretary of Labor, prominent political commentator, and author of numerous books on economic policy.  He is currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, among his other credits and appointments.

The Economic Policy Forum Fall 2019: Capitalism, Competition, and (In)equality
Discussions with prominent policymakers and thinkers on critical economic questions


Saving Spaceship Earth
Wednesday, October 2
4:00P - 5:00P
MIT, Building 32-G449, Patil Seminar Room, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

From solar electric propulsion to cutting edge life support systems, advanced space suit design, to the first crops grown in space, the journey to Mars is already unfolding in tangible ways today for tomorrow. However, Mars is not ‘Plan B’. Spaceship Earth, our pale blue dot, is the most magnificent planet to inhabit. Professor Dava Newman, former Deputy Administrator of NASA, MIT Apollo Professor of Astronautics at MIT, and an expert in space technology and policy, offers an orbital view of planet Earth’s interconnected systems through supercomputer data visualizations and stories to demonstrate risks, actions and solutions.

Biography:  Dr. Dava Newman is the Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Harvard–MIT Health, Sciences, and Technology faculty member. She is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow for excellence and outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. She is the MIT Director of the MIT Portugal Program (MPP2030). Her research expertise is in multidisciplinary aerospace biomedical engineering investigating human performance across the spectrum of gravity. She is a leader in advanced space suit design, dynamics and control of astronaut motion, leadership development, innovation and space policy. Newman was the principal investigator on 4 spaceflight missions. The Space Shuttle Dynamic Load Sensors (DLS) experiment measured astronaut-induced disturbances of the microgravity environment on mission STS-62. An advanced system, the Enhanced Dynamic Load Sensors experiment, flew on board the Russian Mir Space Station from 1996–1998. Dr. Newman was a Co-Investigator on the Mental Workload and Performance Experiment (MWPE) that flew to space on STS-42 to measure astronaut mental workload and fine motor control in microgravity. She also developed the MICR0-G space flight experiment to provide a novel smart sensor suite and study human adaptation in extreme environments. She is the MIT PI on the Gravity Loading Countermeasure Suit, or Skinsuit, onboard the International Space Station as an ESA technology demonstration 2015-2017. Best known for her second skin BioSuit™ planetary EVA system, her advanced spacesuits inventions are now being applied to “soft suits/exoskeletons” to study and enhance locomotion on Earth. Recently, she co-founded EarthDNA with partner Guillermo Trotti to accelerate solutions for spaceship Earth’s Ocean, Land and Air subsystems by curating near-space satellite data to make the world work for 100% of humanity. Newman is the author of Interactive Aerospace Engineering and Design, and has published more than 250 papers in journals and refereed conferences, and holds numerous compression technology patents. She has supervised 90 graduate student theses and supervised and mentored over 200 undergraduate researchers.

She served as NASA Deputy Administrator from 2015–2017, and along with the NASA Administrator was responsible for articulating the agency's vision, providing leadership and policy direction, and representing NASA to the White House, Congress, international space agencies, and industry. Dr. Newman was the first female engineer and scientist to serve in this role and was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. She championed the human journey to Mars, technology and innovation, and education. Recent honors include: Lowell Thomas Award, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, AIAA Fellow, AIAA Jeffries Aerospace Medicine and Life Sciences Research Award, and Women in Aerospace Leadership Award.


The Influence of Social Problems on Health Care and Legal Fields: Examining the Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Professional Work
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, 4 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Research study, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Liz Chiarello, 2019–2020 fellow, Radcliffe Institute; assistant professor of sociology, Saint Louis University
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	events at radcliffe.harvard.edu
DETAILS  In this talk, Chiarello will examine how the field of health care and criminal justice are addressing the opioid epidemic, how they work collaboratively and combatively, how they use shared surveillance technology in the form of prescription drug monitoring programs, and the implications for patient care.
LINK  https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2019-liz-chiarello-fellow-presentation?utm_source=rias_gazette&utm_medium=calendar&utm_campaign=fellowstalks_outreach&utm_term=Gazette_Calendar_Chiarello


Book Talk -- Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present and Future of American Labor
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, WCC 2004 (2nd Floor), 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program
SPEAKER(S)  Steven Greenhouse Labor reporter for the New York Times; author of "Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor"
Moderator: Sharon Block, Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	info at ash.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Join the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program for a discussion with Steven Greenhouse, long-time labor reporter for the New York Times, author of "Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor." The book recounts critical moments and achievements in the labor movement's history, assesses the movement's challenges and its decline; and identifies the most promising models and trends for rebuilding worker power. Sharon Block, Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program, will moderate the conversation.
LINK  https://ash.harvard.edu/event/book-talk-beaten-down-worked-past-present-and-future-american-labor


U.S. Carbon Pricing and Inefficient Coal
Wednesday, October 2
4:15PM TO 5:30PM
Harvard, Littauer,Room L-382, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Megan Bailey, Harvard University

Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy

Contact Name:  Jason Chapman
Jason_Chapman at hks.harvard.edu


Study Group with H.E. Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado: The Sustainable Development Goals: A Global Agenda
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Institute of Politics, Littauer-163, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Institute of Politics
SPEAKER(S)  H.E. Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado 
Guest: Ambassador Laura E. Flores , Director, Americas Division, UN Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs & Peace Operations and Former Permanent Representative of Panama, United Nations
COST  Free
DETAILS  The most ambitious global agenda agreed upon by 193 member states of the United Nations. Every day local and global issues align further representing additional challenges as well as opportunities. Can development challenges be addressed from a local perspective? Does working together with other countries represent additional, unnecessary pressures or is it the only way forward?
The agreement to leave one behind, overcome poverty, inequality, climate challenges and others; is it philanthropic or is it a necessity? How do we deal with the exclusion of groups such as migrants and women? Do their rights matter or clash with the rights of others? This will be further explored in the next two sessions. 
LINK  https://iop.harvard.edu/calendar/events/study-group-he-isabel-saint-malo-de-alvarado-sustainable-development-goals-global


Sesame at 50: Celebrating 50 years of Sesame Street — and honoring the Harvard partnership that helped create it
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Comedy, Education, Humanities, Special Events, Theater
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Harvard Graduate School of Education and Sesame Workshop
SPEAKER(S)  Lawrence Bacow, Harvard President
Bridget Long, HGSE Dean
Jeff Dunn, Sesame Workshop CEO, A.B.’77, M.B.A’ 81, A.L.I.’14
COST  Free
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.gse.harvard.edu/calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3devent%26eventid%3d134546548
CONTACT INFO	Event: Jodie Smith Bennett, 617-495-8059
Media inquiries: Bari Walsh, 617-495-9078
DETAILS  Come celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street – and 50 years of Harvard’s unique contributions to this beloved children’s show.
Find out how Sesame Workshop and Harvard are helping kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder! Featuring performances by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and the Harvard Krokodiloes, plus more special guests . . . and all your favorite Sesame Street Muppets!
Produced especially for the Harvard community; all students, faculty, and staff are invited!
Tickets are free but required, available with a Harvard ID at the Harvard Box Office starting Sept. 18 and at the door on the day of the event, first come, first served.
LINK  https://www.gse.harvard.edu/calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3devent%26eventid%3d134546548


Amazon and Climate Change: ¿Where are the solutions?
Wednesday, October 2
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT
Harvard, Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amazon-and-climate-change-where-are-the-solutions-tickets-73753483655

¿How can we generate solutions through science and innovation in order to solve several climate change challenges in the Amazon region? 
The first Colombian Coffee for Science event will bring together global scientists whose insights will help illuminate a discussion and facilitate a call to action regarding the Amazon´s critical situation, at the national, community and personal level. 

This event is co-hosted by the Colombian Science Diplomacy Network and the Colombian Consulate in Boston, with special support from the Harvard Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Juan Valdez and community partners. Colombian Coffee Federation Inc. will provide the coffee. 
The purpose of the scientific event series is to create a strategic platform for connecting, disseminating information and inspiring Colombians and non-Colombians key stakeholders with an interest in the development of science in the country.

About Steve Wofsy: Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science. Faculty Associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment. Professor Wofsy and associates study the two-way exchange of gases between natural ecosystems and the atmosphere, the emissions, transformations and deposition of atmospheric greenhouse gases and pollutants, the processes that transport pollutants in the atmosphere, and depletion of stratospheric ozone. More.

About Brigitte Baptiste: Brigitte Baptiste is a biologist at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, with a Master's Degree in Conservation and Tropical Development from the University of Florida. In addition, she is a Ph.D. Honoris Causa in Environmental Management of Unipaz. The past 10 years, she held the position of General Director of the Alexander Von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute and was recently named President of EAN University.


Candidate Forum on Energy & the Environment: Boston At-Large Candidate Forum
Wednesday, October 2 
5:30pm - 7pm
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
RSVP at https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001w7KrQAI&mapLinkHref=https://maps.google.com/maps&daddr=Candidate%20Forum%20on%20Energy%20&%20the%20Environment:%20Boston%20At-Large@42.349314,-71.078188


The Social Gospel in Black and White, Then and Now: Imagining Economic Democracy, Breaking White Supremacy
Wednesday, October 2
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
BU, STH, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.bu.edu/sth/2019/08/01/fall-2019-sth-lowell-lecture/

The title of Dr. Dorrien's talk is The Social Gospel in Black and White, Then and Now: Imagining Economic Democracy, Breaking White Supremacy. Dorrien's most recent book is Social Democracy in the Making: Political and Religious Roots of European Socialism, published in April 2019 by Yale University Press. His next book, In a Post-Hegelian Spirit: Philosophical Theology as Idealistic Discontent, will be published in 2020 by Yale University Press, and he is currently completing a book on the history of American democratic socialism.	


Housing as History: Columbia Point and Commonwealth
Wednesday, October 2
5:30pm to 7:00pm
1154 Boylston Street, Boston

In 1979, after touring public housing sites with deplorable conditions, Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Paul Garrity ordered the Boston Housing Authority into receivership. Lewis H. (Harry) Spence was appointed as receiver. As Spence oversaw a massive redevelopment of the fourth largest housing authority in America, two very different housing models emerged: Columbia Point in Dorchester and Commonwealth in Brighton. Columbia Point was the largest public housing complex in New England and had once been a source of pride. However, a quarter century after it opened, it stood neglected, isolated, and mostly vacant. When it was redeveloped into the new community of Harbor Point, less than one-third of the resultant apartments were targeted to public housing residents. By contrast, Commonwealth remained 100% public housing. Nearly two-thirds of its original residents, many of whom had been deeply involved in the site’s redevelopment, were able to return to the site. This conversation will explore these outcomes, situating these redevelopments in the overall history of the Boston Housing Authority.

This discussion will be led by Lawrence Vale, Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning, MIT; Jane Roessner, author, "A Decent Place To Live: From Columbia Point to Harbor Point-A Community History"; and Charlie Titus, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation, Special Projects and Program, UMass Boston

This program is made possible by the generosity of Mass Humanities and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.


Heading for Extinction (and What to Do about It)
Wednesday, October 2
6 p.m.
Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Avenue, Somerville
RSVP at https://xrmass.org/action/xr-talk-somerville-library/

We are in the midst of an unprecedented climate crisis and ecological breakdown that threatens the continuation of life as we know it: record atmospheric carbon levels, global temperature rise, deforestation, plastic pollution, mass extinction of species... Join us to hear the latest information on the state of our planet, and learn how to become part of a global movement of social transformation for a livable future.


COGdesign Project Showcase
Wednesday, October 2
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington Street #2nd Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cogdesign-project-showcase-tickets-71518869865

All are welcome at COGdesign's annual event to showcase the community design projects we've worked on over the past year. The Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COGdesign) is a local nonprofit dedicated to providing pro bono landscape design to chronically-marginalized communities in Greater Boston. We match landscape architects and designers to community groups seeking professional design assistance. Come learn more about our community design process, enjoy a drink and some snacks and hear a great talk by esteemed community member, and former Director of DSNI,* Greg Watson. 

Gregory C. Watson is Director of Policy & Systems Design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics which is a leading voice for building local economies. Watson has spent nearly 40 years learning to understand systems thinking as inspired by Buckminster Fuller and to apply that understanding to achieve a just and sustainable world.

One of the first Executive Directors of Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), a multicultural grassroots organizing and planning organization, he was an early voice addressing climate change and continues to be passionate about renewable energy, urban agriculture/food justice, organic farming, aquaculture, wind-energy technology and passive solar design. Greg Watson has held numerous public offices including Commissioner of Agriculture and chair of the Commonwealth’s Public Market Commission among other positions under Governors Weld, Dukakis and Patrick. Most recently he served on President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Department of Energy transition team.

Editorial Comment:  I’ve known Greg for a long, long time.  He’s done some astonishing work and keeps on doing it.  Well worth listening to.


Narratives of Home: Community Meeting on Gentrification in Roxbury
Wednesday, October 2
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/narratives-of-home-community-meeting-on-gentrification-in-roxbury-tickets-73496145951

Community processing and building for people experiencing the effects of Boston's rapid gentrification process.

Are you and/or your family and loved ones experiencing the effects of Boston's rapid gentrification process? Join us for community processing and building.

This community meeting in Roxbury is part of Narratives of Home, an oral history project and devised play about what home means in the midst of gentrification and displacement. TTO Resident Artists Tatiana Gil and Eddie Maisonet want to bear witness to the stories of community members experiencing the effects of Boston's rapid gentrification process through interviews. In Summer 2020, they will be presenting a brand-new play based off of those interviews.

Thursday, October 3 - Friday, October 4

Sacred Groves/Secret Parks: Orisha Landscapes in Brazil and West Africa
Thursday, October 3 - Friday, October 4
Harvard, Stubbins Room 112, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Speakers will share knowledge regarding the materiality, conservation, design, and spatial forms manifest in landscapes of orisha devotion in Brazil and Nigeria. The colloquium will chart new territory in the spatial and material studies of groves, particularly those sacred groves—known in Nigeria as shrines and in Brazil as terreiros—moving from an understanding of what we do know to what we can know. The conference is free and open to the public. RSVP here. To learn more about the speakers and schedule, visit the event page.

events at gsd.harvard.edu

Thursday, October 3

Can We Talk? Dialogue and Debate in the Contemporary Academy
Thursday, October 3
9:15 AM – 5:15 PM EDT
WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-we-talk-dialogue-and-debate-in-the-contemporary-academy-registration-70945240123

The forum will explore one of the biggest challenges facing universities today: the question of how to promote honest intellectual exchange.

We are pleased to feature live streaming through Facebook. Both online and in-person audience members are encouraged to contribute questions via Slido.com using the code #BUCH103. 
Moderator: Gregory Williams, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art & Architecture
Kimberly Arkin, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Emily Gowen, PhD Candidate, Department of English
Stephen Prothero, C. Allyn and Elizabeth V. Russell Professor of Religion
Takeo Rivera, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Crystal Williams, Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Moderator: Nazli Kibria, Associate Dean/Social Sciences, Professor, Department of Sociology
Kimber Chewning, PhD Candidate, Department of History of Art & Architecture
Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Peter Schwartz, Associate Professor, Department of World Languages & Literatures
Cady Steinberg, Administrator, Department of History
Jonathan Zatlin, Associate Professor, Department of History
Moderator: Jeffrey W. Rubin, Associate Professor, Department of History
Charles Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
Nancy Geourntas, Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Daniel Kleinman, Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs
Jessica Lambert, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
Marisa Milanese, Master Lecturer, Writing Program
Moderator: Maurice Lee, Professor, Department of English
Julie Levy, PhD Candidate, Department of Classical Studies
David Lyons, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy and School of Law
William Moore, Director, American & New England Studies Program
Adela Pineda, Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Studies
Carrie Preston, Arvind and Nandlal Kilachand Professor and Director, Kilachand Honors College


Northeastern University's 2019 Indigenous Resilience Event
Thursday, October 3
10am - 8pm
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northeastern-universitys-2019-indigenous-resilience-event-registration-69995453285

In collaboration with Northeastern University's Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Native & Indigenous Affinity Group, join us for an event centered on native people's resilience through science, technology, and indigenous knowledges. The event will feature two opportunities to engage with this discussion:
10:00am – 11:30am - A Gathering of Women in the Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology
555 Parker Street, Boston, MA 02115
Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Center for Diversity & Social Justice Programs (CDSJP), in conjunction with Northeastern University and WIT’s women in technology student groups, is pleased to host a breakfast event celebrating women in the sciences. This will be an informal conversation over breakfast with Grace Bulltail, Ranalda Tsosie, Ciarra Greene, and other area women who have made significant contributions to the study of science and technology. The event will feature food by Sly Fox Den, which is known for its promotion of local Native American food traditions. Registration is required.
5:30pm – 8:00pm – Indigenous Resilience Panel Event at the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Come join us for a panel conversation that centers on native people’s resilience through science, technology, and indigenous knowledges. Hear from Ranalda Tsosie, an enrolled member of the Diné Nation, Ciarra Greene, a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe, and Grace Bulltail, of the Crow Tribe and a descendant of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, about how they incorporate indigenous research methods, culture, and traditions into their work and understanding of the impact of technology on indigenous communities. Registration is required.


How to Make the Digital Economy More Competitive
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bell Hall (5th Floor Belfer), 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Business, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	The Regulatory Policy Program at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.
SPEAKER(S)  Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at HKS
CONTACT INFO	mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu
DETAILS  This seminar will be given by Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at HKS as part of the The Regulatory Policy Program's weekly lunchtime seminar series.
RSVPs are helpful: mrcbg at hks.harvard.edu
LINK  https://www.hks.harvard.edu/events/how-make-digital-economy-more-competitive


Yankton Sioux Sacred Water Bundle Project 
Thursday, October 3
12 – 1PM
Tufts, Multi-Purpose Room, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford

Stephen Lester, Science Director, Center for Health, Environment and Justice Kyle Monahan, Senior Data Science Specialist, Tufts University
The Yankton Sioux tribe in South Dakota are developing a long-range project to define and understand water quality on their reservation, in partnership with the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. The tribe wants to develop a co-management plan for the Missouri River Bioregional (MRB) watershed that will restore traditional Native practices of water and land management. To realize this goal, an inventory is needed of the plants, wildlife, water, aquatic life, and cultural and ceremonial sites. An important part of this effort is to define the water quality in the Missouri River Bioregion with an initial focus on the approximately 150 mile stretch of the Missouri River between Lower Brule Reservation and the city of Yankton. At this stage we have collected a selection of databases. In this talk, key methodologies and important considerations for collection of geospatial and hydrological data will be discussed.
Dr. Stephen Lester received his first Master’s of Science, in Toxicology, from Harvard University, and his second Master’s of Science, in Environmental Health, from New York University. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from American University. Dr. Lester has served on numerous scientific advisory and peer review committees including those of the Natural Resource Council of the National Academy of Sciences, the National institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment.
Kyle Monahan enjoys using statistical and GIS tools to analyze complex systems through data analysis and visualization, map design, code scripting, and environmental sampling. Kyle received a dual B.S. in Environmental Science and Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012, an M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Clarkson University in 2014, and most recently an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tufts University in 2016. His research has taken him from developing contaminant chronologies for the Hudson River, to identifying microfossils in sediment from extreme weather events, to designing low-cost water filters. Kyle has aimed to share these experiences in water and sustainable development by co-teaching various courses at Harvard Extension since 2014. He is a Senior Data Science Specialist at Tufts University, providing statistical consulting, data visualization and high-performance computing (HPC) support.


STEM IQ (Inclusive Intelligence): Leveraging Classroom and Campus Inclusion for Engagement, Collaboration, and Education
Thursday, October 3
12:00pm to 2:00pm
MIT,  Building W20-307, Stratton Student Center, Mezzanine Lounge, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

A discussion with Dr. Calvin Mackie, President and CEO, STEM NOLA. 
What acts increase institutional inclusive intelligence by making people feel they "belong" and are "uniquely" valued?  When inclusive behaviors are repeated and reinforced in an organization they become habits, the culture becomes increasingly inclusive, and employees are engaged.  Inclusive intelligence is built on being fair, open, cooperative, supportive, and empowering.  If you do not intentionally, deliberately, and proactively include, you unintentionally exclude.

Register to attend at http://tinyurl.com/STEMIQ


The Moral Imperative to Improve Planetary Health Through Climate Solutions
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, 1 – 2:15 p.m.
WHERE  Webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2535191639740342796
SPONSOR	Blessed Tomorrow, the Planetary Health Alliance, Center for the Study of World Religions, and Harvard Divinity School
CONTACT	Erika Veidis
DETAILS  In the presence of accelerating global environmental change, health professionals around the world are sounding the alarm, acknowledging that it’s not just the health of our natural systems that are at stake – we’re also risking our own health and that of future generations. This October, on the heels of New York City's Climate Week and this Season of Creation, Climate for Health, Blessed Tomorrow, the Planetary Health Alliance, the Center for the Study of World Religions, and the Harvard Divinity School are hosting a discussion with faith leaders and health professionals focused on the moral imperatives of taking action on planetary health.
In this webinar, health professionals will illuminate the current environmental crisis, highlighting how climate change, biodiversity loss, global pollution, and other factors are putting us at risk of disease, malnutrition, injury, mental health challenges, and other threats to our health and wellbeing. Recognizing the urgency of these issues, our speakers will discuss how we can safeguard our health and promote social justice by mobilizing communities to take environmental action. This webinar will provide a setting for faith leaders to learn about these challenges and their direct health impacts and moral implications, as well as dialogue with health professionals about advancing change.
Registration is required at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2535191639740342796


Special Lecture: Climate Symposium
Thursday, October 3
1:30pm to 2:30pm
MIT, Building 54-915, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Nicloas Gruber


Social Costs of Air Pollution in China
Thursday, October 3
3:30PM TO 4:45PM
Harvard, Pierce 100F, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Siqi Zheng, the Samuel Tak Lee Associate Professor of Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship in the MIT Department of Urban Planning, and the Faculty Director, MIT Future City Lab

China Project Research Seminar 

Contact Name:  Cody Yiu
cyiu at seas.harvard.edu


Starr Forum: Iran Reframed
Thursday, October 3
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building E15-070, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

A discussion about the evolution of the Islamic Republic and its reaction to President Trump’s Iran strategy

Speaker:  Narges Bajoghli, author of the recent book Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic, is assistant professor of Middle East Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She is the director of the documentary The Skin That Burns. Her academic research focuses on the intersections of media, power, and military in Iran. She is a frequent commentator on NPR, PBS, and the BBC. She received her PhD from New York University.

Discussant:  Mahsa Rouhi is a research fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies's Non-proliferation and Nuclear Policy program. She is also an associate of the Project on Managing the Atom and International Security Program at Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Her research primarily focuses on nuclear policy and security strategy in the Middle East, particularly Iran. She received her PhD from King's College, University of Cambridge, UK.

Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic will be signed and sold at the event.


A Night For The Bahamas
Thursday, October 3
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Stats Bar & Grille, 77 Dorchester Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-for-the-bahamas-tickets-73211747307

Hurricane Dorian
On September 1st, Dorian made landfall as a category 5 hurricane in The Bahamas with wind speeds in excess of 185mph, lashing the Bahamian islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama. After striking The Bahamas, Dorian’s travelling speed slowed to 1 mph over Grand Bahama, prolonging the island’s exposure to life-threatening storm surge of 18-23 feet above normal tide levels. Dorian is the strongest hurricane on record for The Bahamas and has tied a record for the strongest Atlantic hurricane to make landfall.
Estimated # of People Affected: ~76,000
Estimated # of People Still Missing: ~1,000
Confirmed Deaths: 53

All Hands and Hearts Smart Response
All Hands and Hearts is an organization committed to effectively and efficiently addressing the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. All Hands and Hearts arrives early for first response and stays late to rebuild schools and homes in a disaster-resilient way.

All Hands and Hearts Response Team is currently on the ground in The Bahamas, working to identify specific areas to focus their efforts to best support the long road to recovery. Right now they have set up a base atGreat Abaco as they continue to assess the greatest needs in the hardest hit communities.

Based on their initial assessment and conversations with local contacts, they anticipate their scopes of work could include debris removal, tarping, tree removal, temporary shelters, muck and gut and mold sanitation. 
Website: http://www.allhandsandhearts.org

Join us on Thursday, October 3rd at Stats in Southie for food, drinks, and a raffle with prizes from your favorite spots in Boston!
100% of proceeds will benefit All Hands and Hearts and their efforts to rebuild The Bahamas. This event is open to the public, so please share with your friends.
Registration: The event is free to attend. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event and donations are welcome. If you plan on attending, please register for the event to give us an accurate headcount for food.
Food: Appetizers will be provided for guests.
Thursday Night Football: Rams vs. Seahawks @ 8:20
Raffle Prizes: We have begun requesting raffle prizes on 9/18/19 and will update the raffle prizes here as they come in. If you or your business would like to contribute to our raffle, please email admin at cycevents.org with more information.
Chef’s Table Dinner (Up to 8 People) at Tuscan Kitchen Seaport
Dinner For Two to Myers + Chang
Dinner For Two to Mooo…
$200 Gift Card to Toro
$100 Gift Card to Stella Boston
$50 Gift Card to Orinoco
1 Year Practice Bay Membsership at Braintree PGA Superstore
10 Reformer or Tower Classes at Endurance Pilates and Yoga Studio
1 Month Unlimited Pilates, Barre, and Meditation Classes at Endurance Pilates and Yoga Studio
Stats Bar & Grille - TBD
Southern Proper - TBD
Endurance Pilates & Yoga South End - TBD
Tweed Barbers - TBD
Donations: If you can't attend the event but would like to donate, you can select 'Register' above and then continue to make a donation. You can also Venmo donations to @ChooseYourCharity. Thank you in advance for any and all contributions!
Event Website: http://www.anightforthebahamas.com


Extinction Rebellion New Member Orientation
Thursday, October 3
6:30 p.m.
Encuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place, Boston
RSVP at https://xrmass.org/action/2019-10-03-new-member-orientation/

If you are new to XR or would just like to learn more about how it works, please come to our next new member orientation session. We will cover the following:
Where did XR come from? What is civil disobedience & direct action?
What is the extinction rebellion about? What do we want?
What are our principles and values? What brings us together?
How are we organized? What are working groups & affinity groups?
Come out and meet some of our local XRebels and learn how you can get involved!

The session will run for around 90 minutes.


Cambridge Clean Heating and Cooling - Community Workshop
Thursday, October 3
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Lesley, University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 2-078, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cambridge-clean-heating-and-cooling-community-workshop-tickets-73966029385

The City of Cambridge is launching a new initiative to make it easy for residents to switch to cleaner heating and cooling technologies. Air source heat pumps and solar hot water systems are an efficient and cost-effective way to make your home comfortable year-round. These technologies not only help save you money on energy costs, but also help Cambridge decrease its overall carbon footprint, benefiting your neighbors and our city.

The City is working with Boston-based EnergySage to help residents residents request, receive, and compare air source heat pump and/or solar hot water quotes from local, reputable contractors. An Energy Advisor will be available to provide independent support every step of the way.
At this workshop, you'll have a chance to learn more about the technologies, meet an installer, and get your questions answered!
If you'd like to visit the program website in advance of the meeting, go to CambridgeCleanHeat.org.


MIT IDEAS 2019-20 Generator Dinner
Thursday, October 3
7:00pm to 9:00pm
MIT, Building W20: Stratton Student Center, Lobdell, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Are you interested in learning more about innovation and social entrepreneurship opportunities at MIT?
Working on a project to help underserved communities? Need funding? Want to recruit new team members?
Want to get involved, but don't yet have an idea?
Join us for dinner. Pitch an idea. Find a team.

The IDEAS Generator Dinner is one of the best venues to find a team to join, pitch your idea to woo and recruit teammates, or pitch your skills to get hired onto a team.

Pitch Your Idea or Skill
During the event, we will have openings for 20-30 ninety-second pitches from attendees.

You can sign up to pitch an idea or your skills when you register for this event. Those selected to pitch will be contacted before the event with instructions on the process.

Note: Pitching is optional! If you don’t want to pitch, just attend to mix and mingle, meet potential teammates, or hear about some of the exciting projects already underway.

About the Challenge
Teams must be led by a full-time MIT student with MIT students making significant contributions to the project’s innovation. However, teams can include anyone from around the world. If you are looking to join an IDEAS team that needs your skillset or are simply interested in learning more about how to get involved, join the conversation and help move ideas towards realization whether you are an MIT student or not.

IDEAS projects can address issues in one or more sectors, such as health, education, agriculture, energy and environment, water, finance and entrepreneurship, mobile technology, and housing and transportation anywhere in the world.


Video screening of "Dangerous Developments in Modern Weaponry: a forum on the military pursuit of global hegemony
Thursday, October 3
Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington

Eastern Massachusetts Anti-Drones Network will share the weapons forum they put on at MIT in April, with speakers Subrata Ghoshroy, MIT research officiate; Nick Mottern of KnowDrones.com; Elaine Scarry, Harvard professor and author of Thermoneclear Monarchy; and Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space (Space4Peace.org).

Topics included
Continued expansion of the hugely profitable military budget
Cutting-edge Pentagon weapons technology, drones, AI/Robotics
The trillion-dollar nuclear weapons modernization program
The US drive to dominate space
Resistance of tech workers to war research

There will be a discussion after the screening.

If you can't come, you can see it online at:

For questions or comments, contact ujpcoalition at gmail.com or 617-776-6524.

Friday, October 4

Quantifying Upstream and Downstream Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas
Friday, October 4
12:00PM TO 1:00PM
Harvard, 100F Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Brian McDonald, NOAA

Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry Seminar

Contact Name:  Maryann Sargent
mracine at fas.harvard.edu


Four Ideas for a Changing Arctic — Pitches from the 2019 Harvard University Arctic Innovators
WHEN  Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, 12 – 1:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Belfer Center Library, 369 Littauer, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Environmental Sciences, Sustainability
SPEAKER(S)  2019 Harvard University Arctic Innovation Delegates
Moderator: Fran Ulmer, Arctic Initiative Senior Fellow 
CONTACT INFO	brittany_janis at hks.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Come and see the Arctic Innovators' presentations before they leave for Iceland to pitch their ideas for a changing Arctic.
Lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP to brittany_janis at hks.harvard.edu by Oct. 2.
LINK  https://www.belfercenter.org/event/four-ideas-changing-arctic-pitches-2019-harvard-university-arctic-innovators


India's Emerging National Security Challenges
Friday, October 4
2:00pm to 4:00pm
MIT, Building E40-496, Lucian Pye Conference Room, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Sushant Singh, Deputy Editor of The Indian Express newspaper in Delhi

Joint Sem­i­nar on South Asian Pol­i­tics co-sponsored by the Brown-India Initiative at the Wat­son Insti­tute at Brown Uni­ver­sity, the Weath­er­head Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Affairs and South Asia Institute at Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, and the MIT Cen­ter for Inter­na­tional Studies


Dimensions of Sustainability Fall 2019 Symposium
Friday, October 4
2:30PM TO 4:30PM
Room 3300, 3rd Floor, Integrated Sciences Complex, UMass Boston Harbor Campus

The University of Massachusetts Boston, Department of Biology, presents the biannual Dimensions of Sustainability Fall 2019 Symposium. This semester’s symposium is focused on "Tropical Ecology: Long-Term Research to Address Global Challenges." Tropical forests – the world’s greatest source of biodiversity – are under increasing threat. Leading tropical ecologists will discuss major Long-Term Research Projects designed to understand and protect these forests. The Symposium is held in honor of Dr Kamal Bawa, UMB Distinguished Professor of Biology, in recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the understanding and protection of tropical ecosystems. Speakers include Richard Primack, Boston University; Daniel Janzen, University of Pennsylvania; Stuart J. Davies, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Cheryl D. Knott, Boston University; and Tenzing Ingty, UMB.

Reception to follow.

Contact Name:  Reinmar Seidler
reinmar.seidler at umb.edu


Mean Girl:  Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed
Friday, October 4
3:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes journalist, activist, and academic LISA DUGGAN for a discussion of her latest book, Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed. She will be joined in conversation by LAUREN KAMINSKY, scholar of gender and the Soviet Union.

About Mean Girl
Ayn Rand’s complicated notoriety as popular writer, leader of a political and philosophical cult, reviled intellectual, and ostentatious public figure endured beyond her death in 1982. In the twenty-first century, she has been resurrected as a serious reference point for mainstream figures, especially those on the political right from Paul Ryan to Donald Trump. Mean Girl follows Rand’s trail through the twentieth century from the Russian Revolution to the Cold War and traces her posthumous appeal and the influence of her novels via her cruel, surly, sexy heroes. Outlining the impact of Rand’s philosophy of selfishness, Mean Girl illuminates the Randian shape of our neoliberal, contemporary culture of greed and the dilemmas we face in our political present.


Polar Dreams: Paintings & Photographs Exhibit - Opening Reception
Friday, October 4
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston Street, #123, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polar-dreams-paintings-photographs-exhibit-opening-reception-tickets-72958963223

Join us for this one-of-a-kind exhibit of original artwork and photographs inspired by the artist's travels to Antarctica!

Join us for this one-of-a-kind exhibit of original artwork and photographs inspired by the artist's travels to the polar regions of Antarctica and the Arctic.

Polar Dreams will be on display at Fenway Community Center from October 4 - November 30


EAPS Active Talk Series (EATS): Jason Soderblom and Glenn Flierl
Friday, October 4
4:30pm to 5:00pm
MIT, Building 54-915, 21 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker #1: Jason Soderblom (Research Scientist), Dragonfly mission to Titan
Speaker #2: Glenn Flierl (Professor), Spread of plastic in the ocean

About This Event
EAPS Active Talk Series (EATS) is a space where members of our community share their science, prepare for conferences, practice communication skills, and engage in multidisciplinary conversations. EATS meets weekly on Fridays, at 4:30p, with two 15 minutes talks (12 minutes lecture + 3 minutes questions) by undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, research scientists and professors.


Keynote Lecture by Teresa Bejan:  What was the point of equality?
WHEN  Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South, Belfer Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the Department of Government
SPEAKER(S)  Teresa Bejan, Associate Professor of Political Theory and Fellow of Oriel College at the University of Oxford
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	ejsafraevents at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  As the defining commitment of modern political philosophy, equality has been spared genealogical scrutiny. Recently, theorists of relational equality like Elizabeth Anderson have returned to the Levellers and other so-called ‘early modern egalitarians’ for contemporary inspiration. This lecture explores what the Levellers and their contemporaries meant by ‘equality’ and what the point, as they saw it, was. This is the keynote lecture for the 13th Annual Graduate Conference on Political Theory.
LINK  https://ethics.harvard.edu/event/public-lecture-teresa-bejan


“Ask for Jane” film screening followed by director Q&A
Friday, October 4
6:00pm to 9:00pm
MIT, Building 6-120, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge

Followed by Q&A with director Rachel Carey
Otto’s Pizza at 5:30pm

Based on the true story, Ask for Jane is the story of two students who start a secret organization to help women obtain safe and illegal abortions in 1969 - a time when abortion was punishable by prison and getting birth control was nearly impossible.


Aarti Shahani with Meghna Chakrabati, Here We Are
Friday, October 4
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Join Porter Square Books for a talk and signing with Aarti Shahani, author of Here We Are, in conversation with On Point's Meghna Chakrabati! 

Who really belongs in America? That question has chased every newcomer and many native born since the founding of the republic. In this heart-wrenching, vulnerable and witty memoir, journalist Aarti Shahani digs deep inside herself and her family for an answer—one that she finds in an unlikely place.

The Shahanis came to Queens—from India, by way of Casablanca—in the 1980s. They were undocumented for a few years and then, with the arrival of their green cards, they thought they'd made it. This memoir is the story of how they did, and didn't.

Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares follows the lives of Aarti, the precocious scholarship kid at one of Manhattan's most elite prep schools, and her dad, the shopkeeper who mistakenly sells watches and calculators to the notorious Cali drug cartel. Together, the two represent the extremes that coexist in our country, even within a single family, and a truth about immigrants that gets lost in the headlines. It isn’t a matter of good or evil; it's complicated.

Ultimately, Here We Are is a coming-of-age story, a love letter from an outspoken modern daughter to her soft-spoken Old World father. She never expected they'd become best friends.

Aarti Namdev Shahani is the author of memoir Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares. She is a correspondent for NPR based in Silicon Valley, covering the largest companies on earth. Her reporting has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and an Investigative Reporters & Editors Award. Before journalism, Shahani was a community organizer in New York City, helping prisoners and families facing deportation. Her activism was honored by the Union Square Awards and Legal Aid Society. She received a Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, with generous support from the university and the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. She completed her bachelor's degree in anthropology at the University of Chicago. She was among the youngest recipients of the Charles H. Revson Fellowship at Columbia University and is an alumna of A Better Chance, Inc. Shahani grew up in Flushing, Queens—in one of the most diverse zip codes in the country—and believes every American should visit her hometown to understand what makes America great.

Meghna Chakrabarti serves as host and editor of On Point from NPR and WBUR, along with David Folkenflik. Based in Boston, she is on the air Monday through Thursday. She is the former host of Radio Boston, WBUR’s acclaimed weekday show with a focus on news, in-depth interviews with extraordinary people, and analysis on broader issues that have an impact on Boston and beyond. She also served as the primary fill-in host for Here & Now, NPR and WBUR's co-produced national midday news program. And she is the host of Modern Love: The Podcast, a collaboration of WBUR and The New York Times.Before taking the helm at Radio Boston in 2010, she reported on New England transportation and energy issues for WBUR’s news department. She also produced and directed On Point for five years.The Asian American Journalists Association awarded Chakrabarti and her team the national excellence in radio/audio award for Radio Boston's special series on the eviction crisis in East Boston.Chakrabarti has won awards for individual reporting from both the Associated Press and the Radio Television News Directors Association for her writing, hard news reporting, and use of sound.

Saturday, October 5

Somerville 2019 Candidate Climate Forum
Saturday, October 5
10:45 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Visiting Nurse Association of Eastern Massachusetts, 259 Lowell Street, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/somerville-2019-candidate-climate-forum-tickets-73041602399

Candidates for public office in Somerville share how they will drive the city's response to climate change.

Hello Somerville! Are you feeling hot under the collar? Are you struggling to keep your head above water? Does climate change have you down?
Please join us at the Climate Coalition of Somerville’s Candidate Climate Forum and hear how the candidates plan to prepare for climate change. Moderated by Julia Taliesin of the Somerville Journal, community representatives will have a freewheeling conversation with the candidates about the challenges the city faces and the opportunities for the city to respond. All city council and mayoral candidates have been invited. 
This event will take place at the Visiting Nurses Association at 259 Lowell St. Doors will open at 10:45am and the forum will run from 11am to 1pm. Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole translation will be provided.
We hope to see you there!


Democracy School: Boston
Saturday, October 5
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
SEIU 32BJ, 26 West Street, 2nd Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/democracy-school-boston-tickets-72275173991

Effective organizing takes knowledge and skills. To build and execute a successful campaign, you need to set clear goals, build strong partnerships, and engage your target audience with a compelling message. It’s hard, time-consuming work. And it’s how we change the world.
That’s why every year, MIRA hosts Democracy School, a workshop for new and emerging community organizers to build up their knowledge and skills and make new connections. For the third summer in a row, we’re taking Democracy School on the road, with five regional trainings across Massachusetts, each tailored to local needs.

The goal of Democracy School is to build advocates’ understanding of the systems we’re trying to influence – from City Hall, to the Legislature, to the federal government – and provide practical training that you can apply in the field right away. Trainings include capacity-building workshops, presentations of key state- and federal-level policy issues where grassroots advocates can make an impact, and relationship building activities.

Whether you’re a young activist just getting started, a seasoned community organizer delving into immigration matters for the first time, or a service provider interested in getting involved in advocacy, Democracy School offers a chance to build your skills, connect with like-minded people in your community, and tap into MIRA’s upcoming advocacy campaigns.


Saturday, October 5
5:30pm talk
NE Conservatory, Williams Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston
8pm concert
NE Conservatory, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-longwood-symphony-orchestra-community-concert-tickets-62936698359
Cost:  $50 - $150

Are you a student? Email abaker at gbpsr.org from your student email address to receive a special 50% discount code off of tickets!

Greater Boston PSR (GBPSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) are honored to have again been selected as Community Partners for the 2019 season of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra’s (LSO) Healing Art of Music™ program. As Community Partners, we will be featured during an evening LSO concert at 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, with proceeds benefiting our organizations’ efforts to prevent nuclear war. The concert, as well as an exclusive reception and presentation beforehand at 5:30 PM in the NEC’s Williams Hall, will feature atomic bomb survivor and renowned anti-nuclear weapons activist Setsuko Thurlow, an early advocate of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) who accepted the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on behalf of her colleagues.

Please support a sponsorship for this inspiring musical and educational event if you can. As a sponsor, you will have advertising opportunities and be prominently featured to an audience of approximately 1,100 people, including healthcare and business leaders. To support a sponsorship, please fill out the form below and we will contact you.

The reception will begin at 5:30pm at Williams Hall, which is located in the New England Conservatory (30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115). The reception will be “business casual” and will include food and drinks. The concert will begin at 8:00pm at Jordan Hall (also located in the New England Conservatory).

If you would like to support this special event, we welcome your online donation. If you prefer to send a check, please address your contribution to:

LSO/Thurlow Benefit
c/o Michael Christ
339 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor
Malden, MA 02148


Spare Change News Celebration of Empowerment
Saturday, October 5
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
50 Church Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spare-change-news-celebration-of-empowerment-tickets-67897111087
Cost:  $45

It's time to buy tickets the the Spare Change News "Celebration of Empowerment" Fall Gala! The event will include a cash bar and silent auction, and will support our mission of helping homeless people to recognize their power and take charge of their lives. Tickets are $45.

Monday, October 7 - Friday, October 11

Extinction Rebellion:  Worldwide Rebellion Continues

Join XR Mass for the continuation of the international rebellion! Save the dates.


Monday, October 7

The Future of U.S. Carbon Pricing Policy
Monday, October 7
11:45AM TO 1:00PM
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Bldg, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Robert N. Stavins, Harvard University. Lunch is provided.

HKS Energy Policy Seminar

Contact Name:  Julie Gardella
julie_gardella at hks.harvard.edu


Upstream Emissions from the Production and Transport of Fuels
Thursday, October 7
12 – 1PM
Tufts, Multi-Purpose Room, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford

Anjuliee Mittelman, Environmental Engineer at USDOT/Volpe
The Volpe Center is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop an upstream emissions modelling tool, which will support future rulemakings for mobile sources (highway, rail, and marine). Upstream emissions occur during the production and transport of fuels used in transportation. Upstream sources include petroleum refineries and biorefineries, storage depos and fuel blending terminals, and the trucks, rail lines, and barges used to transport biofuel crops, crude, and finished fuels. The upstream component can be a significant portion of the impact of a new heavy-duty truck emissions standard, for example. This work shows the importance of considering emissions along the entire lifecycle of a fuel, from the field/well to tailpipe.

Dr. Anjuliee Mittelman joined the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center as an environmental engineer in 2015. She provides technical and policy support to federal and state agencies on air quality and water quality issues. Her recent work has focused on developing tools to assess the emissions benefits of alternative fuel vehicles and bicycle-pedestrian infrastructure and quantifying emissions from the production and transport of biofuels. Dr. Mittelman also works on air pollution and drinking water contamination stemming from the use of firefighting foams by the Federal Aviation Administration. Her PhD research at Tufts University focused on contaminant fate and transport in groundwater and drinking water treatment systems, with an emphasis on the environmental and public health implications of nanotechnology


Elina Mariutsa Lecture:  2019 Global Peace Index Report
Monday, October 7
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Northeastern, 177 Huntington Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston

This is an educational lecture about the 2019 Global Peace Index (GPI) report. GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness, ranking 163 countries and territories according to their level of relative peacefulness. Produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the GPI covers 99.7% of the world’s population and presents the most comprehensive data-driven analysis to-date on trends in peace as well as its economic value. The GPI measures the absence of violence (negative peace) using 23 indicators across three domains: Societal Safety and Security; Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and Militarization. The report also includes a statistical analysis of Positive Peace - defined as the attitudes, institutions, and structures that correlate to the world’s most peaceful societies. A broader and more ambitious concept, Positive Peace represents the capacity for a society to meet the needs of its citizens and to address grievances without the use of violence. Key findings and trends from the 2019 GPI will be presented, along with an analysis of Positive Peace and the linkages between these bodies of research. 


Tufts Institute of the Environment 20th Anniversary Celebration
Monday, October 7
12:00PM - 1:00PM: Lunch & Lightning Talks ⟩ Barnum 208
1:30PM - 3:30PM: Panels on Environmental Activism & Justice ⟩ Cabot 205
4:00PM - 5:30PM: Environmental Alumni & Faculty Awards and Reception ⟩ Cabot 302 & Mezzanine
6:30PM - 7:30PM: Green New Deal Keynote Forum with U.S. Senator Ed Markey ⟩ Cohen Auditorium
RSVP at https://tufts.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2u9lsHFyffuO5Y9

A full afternoon of events featuring food, lightning talks, panel presentations, awards, and a keynote forum all highlighting a range of environmental work, activism, and research. Full schedule at https://environment.tufts.edu/celebration/


Agrosocial Resilience in a Changing World: Working Across the Coffee Supply Chain in a Coupled Socio-Environmental System
Monday, October 7
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Tufts, Location TBD

Presented by Colin Orians  
Professor of Biology, Tufts University
Co-investigators include Laura Kuhl and Sean Cash


Economics of Grid Energy Storage 
Monday, October 7
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT, Building E52-432, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge 

Omer Karaduman (MIT)


Bending the Arc: Film Screening and Discussion
WHEN  Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Askwith Hall (inside Longfellow Hall), 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Education, Film, Health Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Global Support Services
SPEAKER(S)  Dr. Paul Farmer
Dr. Mercedes Becerra
Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee
DETAILS  Join us for a film screening of Bending the Arc, the story of Partners in Health, followed by a discussion on global health equity, research, and resilience with Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee, and Dr. Mercedes Becerra. After the 45-minute movie clip and panel discussion, enjoy light refreshments and an opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, and students to celebrate Harvard’s international activities.
LINK  https://www.globalsupport.harvard.edu/news-advice/film-screening-talk-bending-arc


Greenovate Boston Leaders Training - East Boston
Monday, October 7
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
East Boston branch of Boston Public Library, 365 S Bremen Street, East Boston
RSVP at https://forms.gle/m1jJADJkjmdticHs5

The Greenovate Boston Leaders Program aims to increase understanding of the climate impacts in Boston and the actions required to mitigate the impacts. We want to involve Bostonians as part of the collective action needed in advancing the citywide initiatives. Our program gives you the materials and support you need to lead conversations about climate change and climate action.

This program is a great opportunity to network with a wide variety of leaders, learn how to format community discussions around climate change, and to make a positive impact on Boston. 

This training will be held at the East Boston branch of Boston Public Library on October 7th from 5-8pm. The other training dates are Thursday, October 10th, and Saturday, October 12th. Please choose the (1) training that works best for you.

The max occupancy for each training is 30 people. Once we've reached 30 people, we will open up a wait list in the order of submissions.

Learn more about the Greenovate Leaders program - https://www.boston.gov/departments/environment/greenovate-boston-leaders-program

If you have questions or are no longer able to attend the training you've signed up for/want to switch trainings, email David Corbie at David.Corbie at boston.gov.


"Soul Witness: The Brookline Holocaust Project" Film Screening
Monday, October 7
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
BU, Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/boston-university-howard-thurman-center-6409521769

The Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies and Boston University Hillel are proud to bring "Soul Witness: The Brookline Holocaust Project" to campus. <p>Join us for a special screening and discussion with filmmaker R. Harvey Bravman. Harvey will discuss what it was like to unearth hours of interview footage of survivors who settled in Brookline, MA in a vault, and how that led to the creation of a powerful documentary. 


Mass Innovation Nights #127
Monday, October 7
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
District Hall Boston, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mass-innovation-nights-127-tickets-70642201727

Join us for our 6th Annual Women Founders event on Monday, October 7th at 6pm to kick off WEBOS week. This event will feature 10 innovative tech products from women founders, and will be sponsored by CohnReznick, Sapers & Wallack with supporting sponsor Intralinks.


Christ in Crisis:  Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus
Monday, October 7
7:00 PM
Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.harvard.com/event/jim_wallis/
Cost:  $6 - $27.75 (book included)

Harvard Book Store welcomes bestselling author and esteemed public theologian JIM WALLIS for a discussion of his latest book, Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus.

About Christ in Crisis
In Christ in Crisis, Jim Wallis provides a path of spiritual healing and solidarity to help us heal the divide separating Americans today. Building on “Reclaiming Jesus”—the declaration he and other church leaders wrote in May 2018 to address America’s current crisis—Wallis argues that Christians have become disconnected from Jesus and need to revisit their spiritual foundations. By pointing to eight questions Jesus asked or is asked, Wallis provides a means to measure whether we are truly aligned with the moral and spiritual foundations of our Christian faith.
“Christians have often remembered, re-discovered, and returned to their obedient discipleship of Jesus Christ—both personal and public—in times of trouble. It’s called coming home,” Wallis reminds us. While he addresses the dividing lines and dangers facing our nation, the religious and cultural commentator’s focus isn’t politics; it’s faith.

As he has done throughout his career, Wallis offers comfort, empathy, and a practical roadmap. Christ in Crisis is a constructive field guide for all those involved in resistance and renewal initiatives in faith communities in the post-2016 political context.


She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
Monday, October 7
7:00 PM (Doors at 6:30)
First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.harvard.com/event/jodi_kantor_and_megan_twohey/
Cost:  $29.75 (book bundled)

Harvard Book Store welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters JODI KANTOR and MEGAN TWOHEY for a discussion of their new co-authored book, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. They will be joined in conversation by author, actor, and social justice humanitarian ASHLEY JUDD.

About She Said
For many years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein’s treatment of women. Rumors of wrongdoing had long circulated. But in 2017, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey began their investigation into the prominent Hollywood producer for the New York Times, his name was still synonymous with power. During months of confidential interviews with top actresses, former Weinstein employees, and other sources, many disturbing and long-buried allegations were unearthed, and a web of onerous secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements was revealed.
These shadowy settlements had long been used to hide sexual harassment and abuse, but with a breakthrough reporting technique Kantor and Twohey helped to expose it. But Weinstein had evaded scrutiny in the past, and he was not going down without a fight; he employed a team of high-profile lawyers, private investigators, and other allies to thwart the investigation. When Kantor and Twohey were finally able to convince some sources to go on the record, a dramatic final showdown between Weinstein and the New York Times was set in motion.

Nothing could have prepared Kantor and Twohey for what followed the publication of their initial Weinstein story on October 5, 2017. Within days, a veritable Pandora’s box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened. Women all over the world came forward with their own traumatic stories. Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry were outed following allegations of wrongdoing. But did too much change—or not enough? Those questions hung in the air months later as Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court, and Christine Blasey Ford came forward to testify that he had assaulted her decades earlier. Kantor and Twohey, who had unique access to Ford and her team, bring to light the odyssey that led her to come forward, the overwhelming forces that came to bear on her, and what happened after she shared her allegation with the world.

In the tradition of great investigative journalism, She Said tells a thrilling story about the power of truth, with shocking new information from hidden sources. Kantor and Twohey describe not only the consequences of their reporting for the #MeToo movement, but the inspiring and affecting journeys of the women who spoke up—for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves.


The AI Republic: Building the Nexus Between Humans and Intelligent Automation
Monday, October 7
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-mark-esposito-harvard-faculty-tickets-71705622447

You've been made to believe that AI will take your job. The truth is AI will deeply change the nature of work itself and lead to the creation of jobs that don't exist yet. Sensational media reports speculate about the "rise of the machines" but fail to see that there's no real intelligence in AI. It is not an all-seeing master, but rather a functional tool that must combine with the intelligence we possess to be effective. With The AI Republic, Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, and Danny Goh have not written a book for coders, but for everyone curious about a future shaped by AI. They demystify this life-changing technology and explain how we can build a shared space where humans and intelligent automation work together, whether you're a business executive who wants to implement it, a government leader responsible for policy creation, or a parent who wants to prepare your children to grow up with AI as a companion.

About the Author:  Mark Esposito is Co-founder of Nexus FrontierTech, a leading global firm providing AI solutions to a variety of clients across industries, sectors, and regions. In 2016 he was listed on the Radar of Thinkers50, as of the 30 most prominent business thinkers on the rise, globally. Mark has worked as Professor of Business & Economics at Hult International Business School and at Thunderbird Global School of Management at Arizona State University and as Fellow at the Judge Business School in the UK, as part of the Circular Economy Center. He has developed and conducted courses in Business, Government & Society & Economic Strategy and Competitiveness for Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education and served as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School under the mentorship of Professor Michael E. Porter. He holds Fellowships with the Social Progress Imperative and with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in Washington D.C. He is a nonresident Fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai. Mark has been appointed as a global expert for the Fourth Industrial Revolution at World Economic Forum.


The Net - Film Screening and Discussion with Director Lutz Dammbeck
Monday, October 7
MIT, Building 2-190, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Synopsis: Ultimately stunning in its revelations, Lutz Dammbeck's THE NET explores the incredibly complex backstory of Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber. This exquisitely crafted inquiry into the rationale of this mythic figure situates him within a late 20th Century web of technology - a system that he grew to oppose. A marvelously subversive approach to the history of the Internet, this insightful documentary combines speculative travelogue and investigative journalism to trace contrasting countercultural responses to the cybernetic revolution. (Source: IMDb)

Tuesday, October 8

Statewide Municipal Partnerships Conference
Tuesday, October 8
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Campus Center, 1 College Street, Worcester
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egjmqq6k10d0c333&oseq=&c=&ch=
Cost:  $20

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and members from all the Massachusetts Regional Planning Agencies welcome you to join them at the 2019 Annual Statewide Conference for Municipal Officials and Staff, co-hosted by the Division of Local Services. The event titled “21st Century Municipalities – Challenges & Opportunities” will be hosted at Holy Cross College on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

Attendees will hear from Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito in the morning, as well as a panel discussing the clear economic benefits of communities adapting to the fast-paced changes prevalent in modern municipal management.

We will then break into sessions focused on Community Compact Best Practice areas so you can learn from your colleagues around the Commonwealth.
At the conference you will learn about a range of key subject areas facing communities in the 21st Century, including:

Climate Resiliency
New Challenges of Running A Municipality
Intergenerational Opportunities: Becoming an Age Friendly Community
Regionalization of Services

Contact Diego Huezo


ABL Think Tank Brown Bag Lunch: Criminal Justice Reform in Massachusetts
Tuesday, October 8
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Draft Kings, 222 Berkeley Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abl-think-tank-brown-bag-lunch-criminal-justice-reform-in-massachusetts-tickets-72579273561

Join the Alliance for Business Leadership and UTEC for a special lunch discussion on teen and young adult criminal justice reform in Massachusetts on October 8. 
We will focus our discussion on the state's criminal justice reform efforts for teens and young adults in the age of mass incarceration and its impact on state-wide economic growth. Bring your questions and an open mind as we focus on a hot policy issue during these succinct, one-hour policy session. 
Lunch will be provided.

Peter J. Koutoujian, Sheriff of Middlesex County
Gregg Croteau, CEO at UTEC
Sana Fadel, Deputy Director at Citizens for Juvenile Justice

Peter J. Koutoujian, Sheriff of Middlesex County
Peter J. Koutoujian has served as Middlesex Sheriff since January of 2011.  In February of 2019, he was elected as Vice President of Major County Sheriffs of America, representing sheriffs from the most populous counties in the country. Sheriff Koutoujian currently serves as President of the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association, and is a founding member of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration, a group committed to reducing rates of incarceration. He has also been recognized as a “Champion of Justice Reform” by the Coalition for Public Safety - a national bipartisan collective advancing criminal justice reform. 

Prior to serving as sheriff, Koutoujian served as a state legislator holding several leadership positions, including Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Health. Additionally, he chaired the Commonwealth’s OxyContin and Other Drug Abuse Commission created in 2004. A lawyer by trade, Sheriff Koutoujian served as an assistant district attorney before being elected to the Massachusetts Legislature. He is a graduate of Bridgewater State University, the New England School of Law and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Gregg Croteau, CEO at UTEC
Hired as UTEC’s first Chief Executive Officer by the founding group of teens and community leaders, Gregg has overseen the growth of the agency from a grassroots safe haven to a nationally recognized youth development agency. Gregg came to UTEC with youthwork experience that ranged from streetwork to program development in Detroit, East Boston, and his hometown of Revere, MA. Gregg earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan.
He has received recognition ranging from the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader Award to “Greatest Contribution to Social Work Practice” by the National Association of Social Workers–MA Chapter (2014). In 2015, Gregg was appointed to the Governor’s task force on Economic Opportunity for Populations Facing Chronically High Rates of Unemployment. He has served on numerous other boards and commissions and is currently a Leap of Reason Ambassador. 

Sana Fadel, Deputy Director at Citizens for Juvenile Justice
Sana Fadel serves as Deputy Director and is primarily responsible for CfJJ's legislative advocacy and is the lead organizer of the statewide Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Reform Coalition. Prior to joining CfJJ, Sana was the Director of Public Policy at Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women in Boston where she led campaigns on access to substance abuse treatment, strengthening families involved with the child welfare system, and improving services for customers applying for and receiving public benefits. She was responsible for advocating at the state-level on issues affecting Rosie’s Place guests as well as empowering them through voter mobilization and advocacy trainings. Sana holds a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University, New York and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Augusta State University, Georgia.


China's Belt and Road Initiative: Impact and Perceptions in Europe
WHEN  Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, 12 – 1:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Kennedy School, Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse (fourth floor), 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
SPEAKER(S)  Philippe Le Corre, Research Associate, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO	info at ash.harvard.edu
DETAILS  When China started promoting its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, Europe was always going to be a key destination for both the "Belt" and the "Maritime Road" with an open goal of targeting the European consumer market. While Beijing has tried to promote its initiative across Europe, the BRI concept remains unclear to a lot of Europeans. In addition, it has been hard to differentiate between Chinese foreign direct investments (with a total amount of EUR 17.3 billion in 2018, mainly in the UK, Germany and France) and BRI-related projects, which have been scarce in the European Union - although the situation is quite different in the Balkans just outside the EU. Meanwhile, the EU has launched its own connectivity strategy, which makes Chinese objectives of offering to build infrastructures to European countries ever more challenging.
Lunch will be served. This event is open to the public and RSVPs are not required. Seats are first come, first served.
LINK  https://ash.harvard.edu/event/chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-impact-and-perceptions-europe


WBCN and The American Revolution
Tuesday, October 8
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Northeastern, Snell Library 90, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston

WBCN and The American Revolution is an award-winning documentary tha tells the story of WBCN-FM, which began as an underground, radical radio station, and how political activism and the counterculture intersected in Boston. Through first-person accounts and archival material, WBCN and The American Revolution offers an extremely relevant documentary about how media can affect and be involved in social change. Join us for a screening with director Bill Lichtenstein in attendance. Film runs 124 minutes.

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


Tuesday, October 8 
Meet at Fox Point Dock (UMass Boston) at 2:30pm for a 3pm departure on the M/V Columbia Point to Deer Island. The boat will return to Fox Point at 6pm.
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-ecologies-indigenous-boston-harbor-tickets-69225650785

A free boat tour of the Boston Harbor Islands and walking tour of Deer Island
Please be sure register as space is limited!

Join us for a free boat tour of the Boston Harbor Islands and walking tour of Deer Island on Tuesday, October 8. The tour, led by Elizabeth Solomon (Massachusett), Nia Holley (Nipmuc), and Faries Gray (Massachusett), will focus on Indigenous relationships—past, present, and future—with the Harbor Islands, particularly Deer, Thompson, Long, Moon, Spectacle, and Peddocks Island.

We’ll travel together by boat to Deer Island, where we’ll disembark and walk the perimeter of the island, which is home to the Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, the second largest sewage treatment plant in the United States. Deer Island is also one of 34 islands that comprise Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. 

Centering Indigenous perspectives on and relationship with Deer Island, the tour will consider how Deer Island’s “varied past” is interpreted today by the National Park Service and the ten other agencies that make up the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. A sign on the island briefly outlines this varied, layered, and contested past, and present: “Since colonial days, Deer Island has served as a detention center for American Indians, a quarantine station and hospital for immigrants, an asylum for the city’s social outcasts and the poor, a reformatory for juvenile delinquents, an orphanage, a prison for petty criminals, and a military post.”

The tour will also provide an opportunity to reflect on the practice and politics of land acknowledgements, which are necessary but insufficient gestures of accountability to Indigenous peoples in the colonial present.

The tour is a part of Sarah Kanouse and Nicholas Brown’s project, “Ecologies of Acknowledgement,” which is featured in the LOCAL ECOLOGIES exhibition at UMass Boston's University Hall Gallery, on view September 3rd through October 26th. 

For more information on the LOCAL ECOLOGIES initiative and exhibition, please visit: https://sites.uml.edu/local-ecologies/


Emile Bustani Seminar: "Is the 1979 Revolution Still Relevant to the Islamic Republic of Iran?"
Tuesday, October 8
4:30pm to 6:00pm
MIT, Building E51-335. 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Naghmeh Sohrabi ’94, Charles (Corky) Goodman Chair in Middle East History, Brandeis University
The Iranian revolution of 1979 recently turned forty. Unlike with the French who forty years after their time-altering revolution saw both the restoration and final disappearance of the Bourbon monarchy and the short life of the Orlean reign, the four decades following Iran's revolution have been remarkably stable. The Islamic Republic, the hybrid political system that was created in the revolution's aftermath, remains in place, absorbing political, economic, social, and cultural shocks through the unique flexibility built into its skeletal frame. But are we standing at a turning point whereby the Islamic Republic of Iran is no longer tethered to its revolutionary past?

On the one hand, the revolution, in terms of history and memory, is alive and well in the discourse of the Islamic Republic. The men (and a handful of women) who are steering the country in these volatile times for the most part forged their political identities within the fires of the revolution. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, undisputedly the most powerful force in Iran's political and economic system, was born out of the revolution's zeal and passion. Its constitution, which it has as yet to discard, remains a document of revolutionary power struggle and, in places, compromise. Its oppositional forces, regardless of their legitimacy, are all in different ways in conversation with the revolutionary past. On the other hand, there is a sense that the revolution as both an engine and brake for post-revolutionary developments, particularly those within the political realm, has left the scene. Since 2005 and the emergence of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a new cadre of political figures have emerged—younger and less bound to the ideals of this particularly twentieth century revolution with its ideals of social justice, anti-imperial struggle, and even, counter intuitively, clerical rule. In this talk, Naghmeh Sohrabi will draw on her research on the 1979 Iranian revolution to assess the degree to which the revolution is still relevant for our understanding of Iran today.

Naghmeh Sohrabi ’94 is the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History and the Associate Director for Research at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies. She is the author of the book Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe (Oxford University Press, 2012) and numerous articles on Iranian history and culture. She is the 2014 recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon New Directions Fellowship, and in 2017-18, along with Prof. Greg Childs, she received a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Fellowship in Comparative Revolutions. In 2015 she received the Bernstein Faculty Fellowship and a Provost Teaching Innovation Grant. She is currently writing a book on the experience of the 1979 revolution in Iran. Her courses include the history of modern Middle East and modern Iran, Nationalism in the Middle East, The Middle East and the West, History for the Global Citizen, and The Event in History.


EnergyBar: Autumn Edition
Tuesday, October 8
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Greentown Labs, 444 Somerville Avenue, Somerville
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energybar-autumn-edition-tickets-70201946913

Please join us on Tuesday, October 8 for an autumn edition of our free, monthly EnergyBar networking event! Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech,’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing regional clean technology community.
At this EnergyBar you'll hear brief remarks from the Greentown Labs team, as well as our EnergyBar sponsor, Bank of America. Ellen Handly, SVP, Small Business Banker Manager, will highlight all the great work Bank of America does with small businesses and entrepreneurs! 

Ellen Handly is a Small Business Banker Manager in New England, and oversees a team of 17 Small Business Bankers, covering small business clients between $1-$10MM in Eastern MA and Rhode Island. Joining the firm in 2014, Ellen held multiple roles in the consumer channel before joining Small Business, and was recognized with the Delivering One Company award in 2016 and 2017. Ellen is the co-chair for LEAD Boston, chair of the National Small Business Leadership Advisory Council, a Boston Main Streets Foundation board member, Cheri Blair mentor, Big Sister, and member of several employee network groups. Ellen received the President’s Volunteer Service award for her volunteer efforts in 2018.
About EnergyBar:
EnergyBar is Greentown Labs' networking event devoted to helping people in clean technology meet and discuss innovations in energy technology. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech,’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing regional clean technology community.
Our attendees typically span a variety of disciplines within energy, efficiency, and renewables. In general, if you're looking for a job in cleantech or energy, trying to expand your network, or perhaps thinking about starting your own energy-related company this is the event for you. Expect to have conversations about issues facing advanced and renewable energy technologies and ways to solve our most pressing energy problems.
Suggested dress is shop floor casual. Parking is incredibly limited at Greentown Labs and we encourage attendees to consider taking advantage of public transportation.
Hope to see you there!


2020: The Most Startup-Minded, Tech & Data-Driven Political Campaign - Ever
Tuesday, October 8 
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
RSVP at https://www.mitforumcambridge.org/event/2020-election-technology-startup-mentality/
Cost:  $25 Members; $45 Non-Members; $10 Students; $5 Student Members $25 Livestream Members; $45 Livestream Non-Members; $10 Livestream Students; $5 Livestream Student Members

This event will be live streamed - select the live stream ticket option @ checkout if you would like to watch the event online. If you registered for the live stream, you'll be emailed a link & password between 5:30 PM & 6:00 PM on the day of the event.

We need volunteers to help with set and registration!  Interested in helping out and attending the event for free?

Presidential campaigns are some of the fastest growing startup cultures in existence - doing more with less and scaling faster than ever both with talent, technology, and digital efforts.

Deepfakes, foreign election meddling, and other incidents have highlighted how cutting-edge technology might be harming our democratic process...but it’s also helping. Political campaigns on both sides are extraordinarily digitally savvy, using all means of technology available to learn about and reach voters, but also scaling to grow to an ever-changing daily campaign grind.

Join us on October 8th for a bipartisan panel discussion with some of the most talented Democrat and Republican operatives in the business, deeply involved in the 2020 election cycle at the highest level, who will discuss:

How a startup mentality influences a campaign (especially a Presidential primary campaign)
The current state of data-driven campaigning on the Democrat and Republican side
Tactics and strategies to "fail fast" on campaigns, and do more with less
What new tools will be used in 2020 for the first time?

Tom Serres, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Animal Ventures, founder of rally.org and host of Tech on Politics podcast
Ellen Bredenkoetter, Chief Data Officer, Republican National Committee 
John Hagner, Partner, Clarity Campaign Lab
Mike Shields, Founder, Convergence Media
David Shor, Head of Political Data Science, Civis Analytics

Event Schedule
Registration & Networking: 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Welcome and Panel Discussion: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Networking hour after the event: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Upcoming Events

 Wednesday, October 9 – Saturday, October 12

Sound Education: An Educational Audio Conference
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m. – Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, 11 p.m.
WHERE  Various Locations, Harvard and Boston
SPONSOR	Ministry of Ideas, 90.9 WBUR, himalaya, Harvard Divinity School
CONTACT	Zach Davis
DETAILS  Every day, millions of listeners listen to podcasts and radio programs to teach themselves about the humanities, sciences, and other academic topics, selecting the programs and hosts that suit their learning styles. From tenured academics in university studios to young hobbyists in bedroom closets, producers of educational audio are a diverse set. But they share a common goal—to distill complex information into lectures, conversations, and interviews that are free and accessible to everyone in the world.
Sound Education is a 4-day event in Boston for educational and academic podcasters and radio hosts, and their listeners. It is hosted by Ministry of Ideas, a podcast based at Harvard Divinity School. A full schedule, registration information, and list of speakers, presentations, and workshops can be found on the conference website.
LINK	www.soundeducation.fm

Wednesday, October 9

MIT Materials Day 2019 Symposium and Poster Session
Wednesday, October 9
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
MIT, Kresge Auditorium, W16, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/materials-day-2019-symposium-and-poster-session-registration-65583757785
Cost:  $0 – $150

Recent advances in machine learning have increasingly been used in materials science research. Scientists and researchers are utilizing higher level computational methods to help leverage massive data streams of their findings for real world applications. The benefits of machine learning in materials science are vast and have completely changed the research arena. Speakers from industry as well as professors from MIT will be discussing their research, the specific challenges they have experienced and how using machine learning has led to new insights and breakthroughs.
The symposium begins at 8:30 a.m., and is followed by a student poster session, beginning at 3:30 p.m.

FEES:  Early Registration by October 7, General Public and MIT Alumni $100, late registration or at the door $150


Filmmaker Alex Eaves to speak on sustainability
Wednesday, October 9
10:30am to 11:35am
Northeastern, Renaissance_Park, 909, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston

Alex Eaves, Northeastern Alumnus and documentary director/producer of Reuse because you cannot recycle the planet will be a special guest of Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan on October 9 in 909 Renaissance Park (1135 Tremont St., Boston, MA  02115) as a speaker in her Economics of Sustainability course. Alex, who graduated with a major in journalism in 2000, is a noted expert on the reuse perspective of consumption and is most recently working on a documentary related to the tiny house movement. More information on his documentary and focus is available at alexeaves.com.

Information on Dr. Venkatesan’s initiatives related to sustainability can be found at http://sustainablepracticesltd.org


Book talk: 'Islands of Heritage: Conservation and Transformation in Yemen’
WHEN  Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	CMES Modern Middle East Speaker Series
SPEAKER(S)  Nathalie Peutz, Associate Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies, NYU Abu Dhabi
CONTACT INFO	elizabethflanagan at fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Nathalie Peutz received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University. Her research, based on fieldwork conducted in Yemen, Djibouti, and Somaliland, focuses on forced migration, displacement and immobility, conservation and development, and identity and heritage in the Arab world and the Western Indian Ocean region. Before coming to New York University Abu Dhabi, Peutz spent a year as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University and a year as a Post-Graduate Associate at the Council of Middle East Studies at Yale University. Peutz is also the recipient of fellowships from Fulbright-Hays (DDRA), the SSCR-IPFP, the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), the Andrew F. Mellon Foundation (Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies), and three grants from the American Institute of Yemeni Studies. Her current project, an ethnographic study of Yemeni migrant and refugee communities in Somaliland and Djibouti, has been funded by an internal award (REF) from NYUAD.
CMES events are open to the public (no registration required), and off the record. Please note that events may be filmed and photographed.
LINK  https://cmes.fas.harvard.edu/event/book-talk-islands-heritage-conservation-and-transformation-yemen


Diversity Matters;  Effects of Genetic Variation on Coastal Habitat Resilience and Restoration
Wednesday, October 9
Hops n Scotch, 1306 Beacon Street, Brookline

Dr Randall Hughes, Northeastern 

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


Kochland:  The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America
Wednesday, October 9
First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Cambridge Forum welcomes award-winning author and journalist CHRISTOPHER LEONARD for a discussion of his latest book, Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America.

About Kochland
The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and U.S. Steel combined. Koch is everywhere: from the fertilizers that make our food, to the chemicals that make our pipes, to the synthetics that make our carpets and diapers, to the Wall Street trading in all these commodities. But few people know much about Koch Industries and that’s because the billionaire Koch brothers want it that way.
For five decades, CEO Charles Koch has kept Koch Industries quietly operating in deepest secrecy, with a view toward very, very long-term profits. He’s a genius businessman: patient with earnings, able to learn from his mistakes, determined that his employees develop a reverence for free-market ruthlessness, and a master disrupter. These strategies have made him and his brother David together richer than Bill Gates.

But there’s another side to this story. If you want to understand how we killed the unions in this country, how we widened the income divide, stalled progress on climate change, and how our corporations bought the influence industry, all you have to do is read this book.

Seven years in the making, Kochland reads like a true-life thriller, with larger-than-life characters driving the battles on every page. The book tells the ambitious tale of how one private company consolidated power over half a century—and how in doing so, it helped transform capitalism into something that feels deeply alienating to many Americans today


The Stakes:  2020 and the Survival of American Democracy
Wednesday, October 9
7:00 PM
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed political analyst ROBERT KUTTNER for a discussion of his latest book, The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy. He will be joined in conversation by Georgetown University professor and Washington Post contributor E.J. DIONNE, JR.

About The Stakes
The 2020 presidential election will determine the very survival of American democracy. To restore popular faith in government―and win the election―Democrats need to nominate and elect an economic progressive. The Stakes explains how the failure of the economy to serve ordinary Americans opened the door to a demagogic president, and how democracy can still be taken back from Donald Trump.

Either the United States continues the long slide into the arms of the bankers and corporate interests and the disaffection of working Americans―the course set in the past half century by Republican and Democratic presidents alike―or we elect a progressive Democrat in the mold of FDR. At stake is nothing less than the continued success of the American experiment in liberal democracy. That success is dependent on a fairer distribution of income, wealth, and life changes―and a reduction in the political influence of financial elites over both parties.

The decay of democracy and economic fairness began long before Trump. The American republic is in need of a massive overhaul. It will take not just a resounding Democratic victory in 2020 but a progressive victory to pull back from the brink of autocracy. The Stakes demonstrates how a progressive Democrat has a better chance than a centrist of winning the presidency, and how only this outcome can begin the renewal of the economy and our democracy.

A passionate book from one of America’s best political analysts, The Stakes is the book to read ahead of the 2020 primaries and general election.


Panel: First Second's Science Comics
Wednesday, October 9
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge

Join Porter Square Books for a panel reading with creators of First Second's Science Comics series! Creators Zack Giallongo, and Alex Graudins, Jason Viola, and Maris Wicks will present their respective comics and discuss the series and process. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic – dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you’re a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!

Zack Giallongo is a teacher, podcaster, and cartoonist with several books under his belt including Star Wars Doodles, Ewoks: Shadows of Endor, the Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue series, and his original graphic novel, Broxo, which was a New York Times bestseller. He forages for food in the sometimes-quite-brisk landscapes of New England.

Alex Graudins is a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Rhode Island. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts' cartooning class of 2016. Science Comics: The Brain was her first book, which made it a learning experience in more ways than one!

Jason Viola grew up in Massachusetts, spending many afternoons drawing comic strips about birds and cats. He went to college in Buffalo, New York, where he met his wife Rebecca. They both help organize the Boston-area comics convention MICE and like spending their time hiking and cooking together. These days, Jason enjoys reading to his son and looks forward to teaching him all about polar bears.

Maris Wicks lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. She has harnessed the power of her various biological systems to draw comics for Adhouse Books, Tugboat Press, and Spongebob Comics, and has written stories for Image and DC Comics. Wicks is the illustrator of New York Times Bestselling Primates, with Jim Ottaviani. Her solo graphic novels include Human Body Theater and Science Comics: Coral Reefs. She is quite fond of being in the water, whether it's swimming in ponds or scuba diving in the Atlantic Ocean.


America’s Next Top Neuron: How microscopic competition shapes our brains
Wednesday, October 9
7 - 9pm 
Harvard Medical School, Armenise Auditorium (in Goldenson Hall),200 Longwood Avenue, 

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

Thursday, October 10 - Friday, October 11

2019 Boston Science Diplomacy Dissertation Enhancement Workshop
Thursday, October 10 - Friday, October 11
 University of Massachusetts Club 1 Beacon Street, Floor 32, Boston

Are you ready for your research to inform real-world decision making and decision makers?

Join the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University for lectures and activities on the theory and practice of science diplomacy and international policy at the third annual Boston Science Diplomacy Dissertation Enhancement Workshop.

This year’s theme will be, “Evidentia: Proof and Decision-making” covering academic content related to the natural sciences, political science, international relations, and more. We welcome doctoral students and researchers from all disciplines as well as diplomatic officials working on science and technology.

The cost for participation is $60 and will cover all materials and meals.

Please Note: A UMass Boston staff member will contact registrants prior to October 4th to collect registration fees via UMass Boston systems.

For more information and preparatory materials, please visit the event website- https://mccormack.umb.edu/special-projects/2019-boston-science-diplomacy-dissertation-enhancement-workshop

Thursday, October 10

Stigma and Access to Treatment: Harvard University and University of Michigan Summit on the Opioid Crisis
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION	Conferences, Education, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	This event is sponsored by the Harvard University Office of the President, with support from the Harvard François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Office of the Dean.
COST  Free, registration required
TICKET WEB LINK  https://fxb.harvard.edu/opioidsummit/
DETAILS  The presidents of Harvard University and the University of Michigan teamed up to organize two summits to address the opioid crisis affecting millions of Americans every year. The first summit, “Opioids: Policy to Practice” was held on May 10, 2019 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
The October summit will explore stigma and how care of people with addiction has been framed – including racial aspects, historical roots, and ethical dimensions. Clinicians will discuss barriers to medical treatment including shame, cost and availability. Lawyers and law enforcement will discuss changing norms within the criminal justice system.
The summit is co-chaired by Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Harvard FXB Director and FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights in the department of Social and Behavioral Science, and Dr. Chad Brummett, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Director, Anesthesia Clinical Research and Director, Division of Pain Research at the University of Michigan.
LINK  https://fxb.harvard.edu/opioidsummit/


Global Change Ecology: From plants and predictions to people and politicians
Thursday, October 10
12 – 1PM
Tufts, Multi-Purpose Room, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford

Jeff Dukes, Purdue University
Jeff Dukes and his research group seek to address environmental challenges through ecological research and outreach. Their research currently focuses on three themes: understanding how ecosystems respond to climate and atmospheric change, understanding and minimizing the impacts of invasive species on ecosystems, and exploring the ecological consequences of switching our energy supply from fossil fuels to biofuels. Dukes has a particular interest in understanding how changes in climate and the atmosphere will affect the success and impact of invasive species.

Dukes directs the Boston-Area Climate Experiment (BACE), which characterizes ecosystem responses to gradients of climate change. Dukes also leads the INTERFACE research coordination network, which brings together experimentalists and modelers from around the world to advance global environmental change research. Dukes has appointments in the Departments of Forestry and Natural Resources and Biological Sciences at Purdue, and an adjunct appointment in the Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Boston.


The Lands in Between: Russia vs. The West and the New Politics of Hybrid War
Wednesday, October 10
MIT, Building E40-496, Lucian Pye Conference Room, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Mitchell A. Orenstein, Professor and Chair of Russian and East European Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Orenstein will discuss why Russia launched its hybrid war on the west and examine how hybrid warfare affects the domestic politics of Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.

Mitchell Orenstein is the author most recently of The Lands in Between: Russia vs. The West and the New Politics of Hybrid War (Oxford University Press, 2019).


The Demise of Tropical Glaciers: Why Should We Care?
Thursday, October 10
Harvard, Northwest Labs B103, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Join the Harvard University Center for the Environment for a special lecture by one of the world's authorities on the melting of glaciers and ice caps as a warning of rising global temperatures:
LONNIE G. THOMPSON, Distinguished Professor of Geologic Sciences, The Ohio State University; Senior Research Scientist, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
For the past four decades, Thompson has led an effort to rescue the remaining archives of ancient climate trapped in ice cores from those locations for future research as melting has progressed. To rescue those records, Thompson and his team have conducted more than 50 expeditions to some of the Earth's most remote places, some as high as 23,600 feet (7,200 meters, to drill ice cores and bring them back to Ohio State to extract those climate records.  He is believed to have spent more time at altitudes above 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) than any other human. Thompson was elected to the National Academy of Science in 2005 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019. In 2005, he was awarded both the prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement and the National Medal of Science.  

Contact Name:  Erin Harleman
eharleman at fas.harvard.edu


Anushka Shah, “How Entertainment Can Help Fix the System”
Thursday, October 10
5:00pm to 6:30pm
MIT, Building E15-318 (Open Area), 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

Around the world, citizens are saying the system is broken. If it’s education and schools one day, it’s healthcare the next. Our trust in politics and public institutions is falling globally, and our confidence in the ability to solve problems around us is teetering.

Can entertainment and pop culture be a way out? Can films, television shows, and digital content become spaces to teach us how to fix our systems? Can we create influential media that changes how we talk about identity, social justice, public institutions, and citizen power?

In this talk, Anushka Shah, founder of the production house Civic Studios and the Civic Entertainment project at the MIT Media Lab, explores how entertainment can provide alternate narratives of citizen participation.

Shah’s Civic Entertainment project explores the intersection of civic participation with film, television, radio, theatre and digital entertainment. The project focuses on researching the media effects of fiction towards thought and behavior change, explores how methods of social change available to citizens can be best represented in entertainment media, and investigates the representation of protest and activism in current popular culture.

Her production firm Civic Studios focuses on creating such civic entertainment content for Indian audiences. The aim of the content is to empower audiences by addressing the lack of trust in public institutions, knowledge of government and democratic systems, and increasing self-efficacy to participate in change as a citizen.

Originally from Mumbai, India, Anushka divides her time between Mumbai, Boston, and Chicago. She has a background in applied statistics and digital text analysis, and has also previously worked with non-profits and political parties in India.


An Evolutionary Journey through Domestication
WHEN  Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, 6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR	Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
SPEAKER(S)  Barbara Schaal , Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor of Biology and Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
COST  Free and open to the public
TICKET WEB LINK  https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/evolutionary-journey-through-domestication
DETAILS  As the earliest farmers began to select wild plants and animals that had desirable traits, they initiated a series of genetic changes in these species that gradually made them more suitable for agriculture. Plants became higher quality. Animal species exhibited favorable changes in behavior, coat color, and reproductive traits. Barbara Schaal will discuss how the artificial selection of these species has influenced their genetics, evolution, and capacity to flourish in the care of humans.
LINK  https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/evolutionary-journey-through-domestication


Patricia Williams Lecture: Unthinking the Politics of Fear
Thursday, October 10
6:00 PM
Northeastern, Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Avenue, Sixth Floor, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unthinking-the-politics-of-fear-tickets-71264944367

Legal regimes premised on fear and denial of human interdependency function as literal dead ends. A world divided into a warren of walled cells is not one in which creativity or kindness or life itself may easily flourish. How then to resurrect foundational notions of civility, vulnerability, amnesty and forbearance in times of great intemperance and blinding trauma? This lecture will invite consideration of how we might build more conciliatory exchange into juridical structures, and make place for the urgent politics of redemptive reconstitution. 

Patricia Williams joined the Northeastern University faculty in July 2019. One of the most provocative intellectuals in American law and a pioneer of both the law and literature and critical race theory movements in American legal theory, she has published widely in the areas of race, gender, literature and law. Her books, including The Alchemy of Race and Rights (Harvard University Press), illustrate some of America’s most complex societal problems and challenge our ideas about socio-legal constructs of race and gender. Drawing on her prior interrogation of race, gender and personhood, Professor Williams’ current research raises core questions of individual autonomy and identity in the context of legal and ethical debates on science and technology. A MacArthur Fellowship recipient, she is a regular columnist for The Nation.


When Should Law Forgive?
Thursday, October 10
6:30 PM
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned legal scholar MARTHA MINOW—former dean of Harvard Law School—for a discussion of her latest book, When Should Law Forgive?.

About When Should Law Forgive?
Crimes and violations of the law require punishment, and our legal system is set up to punish, but what if the system was recalibrated to also weigh grounds for forgiveness? What if something like bankruptcy―a fresh start for debtors―were available to people convicted of crimes? Martha Minow explores the complicated intersection of the law, justice, and forgiveness, asking whether the law should encourage people to forgive, and when courts, public officials, and specific laws should forgive.

Who has the right to forgive? Who should be forgiven? And under what terms? Minow tackles these foundational issues by exploring three questions:
What does the international response to child soldiers teach us about the legal treatment of juvenile offenders in the United States?

Why are the laws surrounding corporate debt more forgiving than those governing American student and consumer debt, and sovereign debt in the developing world?
When do law’s tools of forgiveness, amnesties, and pardons strengthen justice, peace, and democracy (think South Africa), and when do they undermine law’s promise of fairness (think Joe Arpaio)?

There are certainly grounds for both individuals and societies to withhold forgiveness, but there are also cases where letting go of legitimate grievances can make the law more just, not less. The law is democracy’s girder beam, and Minow urges us to build forgiveness into the administration of our laws. Forgiveness, wisely exercised, can strengthen law, democracy, and respect for the humanity of each person.


Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II
Thursday, October 10
6:30 to 8pm 
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 

With author Judith Sumner, military history meets plant science. From victory gardens to drugs, timber, rubber, and fibers, materials from plants played key roles in victory, incorporated into wartime safety materials, diet and rations, even bombers.  Free, but registration requested: http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or 617-384-5277


On Fire:  The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
Thursday, October 10
7:00 PM (Doors at 6:30)
First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Cost:  $8 - $28.75 (book included)

Harvard Book Store welcomes NAOMI KLEIN—award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist—for a discussion of her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal. She will be joined by JULIET B. SCHOR, Boston College professor and former Guggenheim fellow. This event is co-sponsored by 350 Mass, Cambridge Forum, The Intercept, The Leap, and Sunrise.

About On Fire
For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet—and an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. In lucid, elegant dispatches from the frontlines of contemporary natural disaster, she pens surging, indispensable essays for a wide public: prescient advisories and dire warnings of what future awaits us if we refuse to act, as well as hopeful glimpses of a far better future. On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal gathers for the first time more than a decade of her impassioned writing, and pairs it with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices.
These long-form essays show Klein at her most prophetic and philosophical, investigating the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but as a spiritual and imaginative one, as well. Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of “perpetual now,” to the soaring history of humans changing and evolving rapidly in the face of grave threats, to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of “climate barbarism,” this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink.

With reports spanning from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, to the annual smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, to a Vatican attempting an unprecedented “ecological conversion,” Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis.

An expansive, far-ranging exploration that sees the battle for a greener world as indistinguishable from the fight for our lives, On Fire captures the burning urgency of the climate crisis, as well as the fiery energy of a rising political movement demanding a catalytic Green New Deal.


Poisoner in Chief:  Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control
Thursday, October 10
7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning foreign correspondent and Boston University professor STEPHEN KINZER for a discussion of his latest book, Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control.

About Poisoner in Chief
The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer―the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace―including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. He paid sex workers to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs. His experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture. For years he was the chief supplier of spy tools used by CIA officers around the world.

Stephen Kinzer, author of groundbreaking books about U.S. clandestine operations, draws on new documentary research and original interviews to bring to life one of the most powerful unknown Americans of the twentieth century. Gottlieb’s reckless experiments on “expendable” human subjects destroyed many lives, yet he considered himself deeply spiritual. He lived in a remote cabin without running water, meditated, and rose before dawn to milk his goats.

During his twenty-two years at the CIA, Gottlieb worked in the deepest secrecy. Only since his death has it become possible to piece together his astonishing career at the intersection of extreme science and covert action. Poisoner in Chief reveals him as a clandestine conjurer on an epic scale.


The Boston Area Solar Energy Association (BASEA.org) will begin the 2019-2020 season with a Forum on Thursday, October 10th.
Please look for an update in a few weeks.
BASEA is becoming an Associate Chapter of ASES (The American Solar Energy Society) which will provide opportunity to grow your network of both energy professionals and advocates for transition to a 100% renewable energy economy.

BASEA's new website will be up this fall and will include many parts of the ASES
Network to help you make a greater impact with items like the following:
National news: https://www.ases.org/resources/news-and-stories/ 
Educational opportunities: https://www.ases.org/resources/solar-trainings/  
Jobs in renewable energy: https://careers.ases.org/ 
Webinar series: https://www.ases.org/resources/webinars/
as well as financing your next renewable project or electric car using the Clean Energy Credit Union https://www.cleanenergycu.org/home/home/

The BASEA board is looking for a few new members to help shape our future. 
Please email hkv(at)solarwave.com if you are interested 
and include "BASEA Board" in the subject line. 


A Night in for Refugees with Clemantine Wamariya
Thursday, October 10
Trident Booksellers Cafe, 338 Newbury Street, Boston
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-in-for-refugees-with-clemantine-wamariya-tickets-71671369997
Suggested donation:  $30

Join Read4Refugees and Girls' Night In for an evening with a local author to raise money for refugees. Wear your best pajamas, bring a book to swap, and get ready to cozy up with other compassionate booklovers. The event will run from 7 - 9pm and feature a reading and Q&A from an incredible author (TBA). 

All proceeds from this event will support RefugePoint, an award-winning organization that brings critical resources to highly vulnerable refugees around the world. The Read4Refugees campaign supports highly vulnerable refugees who are often overlooked by traditional forms of humanitarian aid, including refugees who have spent almost 20 years in a country of asylum, the chronically ill, LGBTQI individuals, survivors of violence and torture, and women and children. 

This event is ticketed and there are a limited number of spots. All tickets are donation-based, and the suggested donation is $30.

About the Author
Clemantine Wamariya is a storyteller and human rights advocate. Born in Kigali, Rwanda, displaced by conflict, Clemantine migrated throughout seven African countries as a child. At age twelve, she was granted refugee status in the United States and went on to receive a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University. She lives in San Francisco.

To learn more visit: http://www.read4refugees.org


"The Human Scale" film screening
Thursday, October 10
7:00pm to 9:30pm
MIT, Building 3-133, 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why?

The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account.

Sponsored by the Department of Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP), the Massachusetts Association for Consulting Planners (MACP), and the Mass Chapter of APA, with movie snacks and opportunities to network with urban planners and colleagues before/after the show.

Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13

October 11 - October 13

a wide variety of events planned in Somerville, Cambridge, & Boston


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

Friday, October 11 

The Opioid Epidemic: Addressing Low-Value Addiction Care
Friday, October 11
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
BU, Larsen Alumni Room - Floor 3, Room 355, 180E Riverway, Boston

This lecture will address low-value addiction care’s impact on the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, discussing how:There is very good evidence about what works to help people avoid overdose and recover from opioid addiction.Yet treatment systems are dominated in many areas by programs that do not offer effective care.Dr. Sharfstein will review the evidence and discuss the barriers to reducing low-value or no-value addiction treatment – as well as make suggestions for how these barriers can be overcome.

More information at http://www.bu.edu/ihsip/2019/08/14/the-opioid-epidemic-addressing-low-value-addiction-care/


The Great Chernobyl Acceleration
Friday, October 11
2:30PM TO 4:30PM
MIT, Building E51-095, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Kate Brown, MIT

MIT Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History
history-info at mit.edu


MERE Keynote Address: Helen Greiner, iRobot
Friday, October 11
4:30pm to 5:30pm
MIT, Building W20-202, Stratton Student Center, La Sala, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge,

Following the annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition (MERE), join us for a keynote address by MechE alum Helen Grenier '89, SM '90, co-founder of iRobot, innovator in robotics, and co-designer of the Roomba.


Leadership for Student Success: How colleges and universities can close critical gaps in access, equity, and outcomes
WHEN  Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
CONTACT NAME  Donor and Alumni Relations
CONTACT EMAIL  askwith_forums at gse.harvard.edu
ADMISSION FEE	This event is free and open to the public.
FEATURED EVENT  Askwith Forums
DETAILS  Panelists: 
Archie Cubarrubia, Deputy Director, Institutional Transformation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Bridget Terry Long, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Saris Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE 
James P. Honan, Ed.M.’85, Ed.D.’89, Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Co-Chair, Institute for Educational Management (IEM), HGSE 
Moderator: Matthew Miller, Ed.M. ’01, Ed.D. ’06, Senior Lecturer on Education, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Learning Initiatives and Teaching Support, and Faculty Chair, Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE), HGSE
This forum is being held in conjunction with Reflecting on the Past, Transforming the Future: A 50th Anniversary Symposium with the Institute for Educational Management (IEM). It will mark the history and continuing impact of IEM, the nation’s oldest and preeminent program for professional development of college and university leaders. Today, IEM is helping leaders directly confront our nation’s critical challenges: access to a high-quality college education; inclusive opportunities within the college curriculum; and equitable outcomes and career readiness. This forum will discuss all of those challenges — and how to lead for student success.
We invite you to attend the Ed School’s signature public lecture series which highlights leaders in the field, shares new knowledge, generates spirited conversation, and offers insight into the highest priority challenges facing education.
**Seating is first come, first seated.

To receive the Askwith Forums e-newsletter for up-to-date information, please sign up at gse.harvard.edu/askwith


MIT Energy Night
Friday, October 11
7:00pm to 9:30pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Now entering its 13th year, MIT Energy Night showcases over 50 interactive presentations highlighting MIT’s unique innovation in energy, annually drawing over 1,000 attendees. Presenters include MIT research labs, early-stage start-ups based on MIT technologies, and other energy-focused companies. This year’s event will take place 7:00 - 9:30 PM on Friday, October 11th at the MIT Museum.

Energy Night is free and open to the public. This is a great opportunity to witness the cutting-edge energy research developing across MIT’s ecosystem and spark conversations with students, researchers, faculty, and industry leaders.

Food and drinks will be provided, but limited, so be sure to show up early!

Saturday, October 12

"Orchestrating Change" Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Saturday, October 12
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Boston Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Boston

Please join us for A FREE screening made possible by Massachusetts Humanities Council & Mass Cultural Council.

ORCHESTRATING CHANGE is the new feature documentary that tells the story of Me2/Orchestra, the world’s only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness and those who support them. Once Music Director, Ronald Braunstein’s diagnosis of bipolar disorder was made public, his acclaimed international conducting career came to an end. He dreamed of creating an orchestra for people “like me.” Me2/Orchestra, Inc., based in Boston, is the realization of that dream. The mission of the orchestra is to erase stigma one exhilarating performance at a time. While preparing for a major concert, these extraordinary musicians reveal what it is like to live with a mental illness - the joys and the devastating setbacks - and how the orchestra is changing their lives in ways they never imagined.

Powerful and inspiring, ORCHESTRATING CHANGE celebrates the abilities in all of us.

The 90-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A with the filmmakers, Margie Friedman and Barbara Multer-Wellin, Maestro Ronald Braunstein, Me2/Music Director, Caroline Whiddon, Me2/Executive Director, and one or more of the Me2/Boston musicians.

JOINING THE PANEL DISCUSSION: Aubrey D. Threlkeld, Director of Graduate Education and Fellowship Programs, Assistant Professor of Education, Endicott College. Professor Threlkeld has published, taught and lectured extensively on Disability and Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality and Special Education including at Harvard, Tufts and Pace Universities. He received his Ed.D in Human Development from Harvard University.


4th Local Craft Spirits Festival
Saturday, October 12
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Landsdowne Quad at University Park, 38 Sidney Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/4th-local-craft-spirits-festival-tickets-65257028529
Cost:  $50 – $90

Back by popular demand, Sustainable Business Network's Local Craft Spirits Festival is Boston’s premier spirits festival focusing on New England craft distilleries and brews. The festival will be held in Central Square, Cambridge on October 12, 2019, from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm (with a special 3:30 pm start time for our VIP guests). Join us at the Landsdowne Quad on 38 Sidney Street, University Park, at MIT to sample New England’s best artisan beverages from more than 25 craft spirits-makers, wine-makers, cider-makers, and craft brew-makers, all of whom will offer an expansive variety of locally crafted cider, gin, wine, vodka, rum, bourbon, whiskey, bitters, beer and more. In addition, our vendors will be serving a variety of unique and interesting artisan beverages. The event is presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Distillers Alliance, Central Square Business Association, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, and with support from Forest City.

Local restaurants will present delicious and creative fusions of local flavor, and will price each item at $6 or less. Our cocktail gurus will share special "tricks of the trade" with their Cocktail Demos, and our pros will compete during the Local Craft Cocktail Throwdown for bragging rights over who can mix Boston’s Best Local Craft Cocktail. Our DJ will keep the audience energized throughout the evening, but patrons can also chill out with fun games and our photo booth.

Participants will receive plenty of tasting tickets to try cocktails and alcoholic beverage products. We are also offering unlimited tastings for non-alcoholic beverages.

Sunday, October 13

Community Conversations with Samuel Stein on Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State
Sunday, October 13
Remnant Brewing Company, 2 Bow Market Way, Somerville

Join us at Remnant Brewing Company in Bow Market for a Community Conversations event featuring Samuel Stein, author of Capital City!

Our cities are changing. Around the world, more and more money is being invested in buildings and land. Real estate is now a $217 trillion dollar industry, worth thirty-six times the value of all the gold ever mined. It forms sixty percent of global assets, and one of the most powerful people in the world—the president of the United States—made his name as a landlord and developer.

Samuel Stein shows that this explosive transformation of urban life and politics has been driven not only by the tastes of wealthy newcomers, but by the state-driven process of urban planning. Planning agencies provide a unique window into the ways the state uses and is used by capital, and the means by which urban renovations are translated into rising real estate values and rising rents.

Capital City explains the role of planners in the real estate state, as well as the remarkable power of planning to reclaim urban life.

Samuel Stein studies geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and teaches urban studies at Hunter College. His writing on planning politics has been published by Jacobin, The Journal of Urban Affairs, Metropolitics, and many other magazines and journals.

Remnant Brewing
Community Conversations is a monthly event where we invite members of the community join us in exploring and discussing featured, rotating theme.

Remnant Brewing was founded on the principles of inclusion and community and we hope to achieve that by creating opportunities for open discussion and reflection and to showcase art representative of the diverse world in which we live. That’s why we are happy to announce the start of a new monthly program: Community Conversations. 

Monday, October 14

Sunrise Movement Teaching Workshop
Monday, October 14
11 AM – 3 PM
encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/439376306706003/

Join us to be part of the first ever Education Team Teaching Workshop! This is the first in a series of gatherings aimed at building our communication and understanding skills through the lens of teaching culture.

During the workshop, we'll talk about our educational experiences in life and why they're often not engaging, practice teaching culture, learn to critique without blame, and build a mentality for teaching in our lives and our organizing.

Since this is a longer workshop, we do encourage bringing some food or water for yourself, but vegetarian snacks will be provided! If you've ever been interested in teaching, or want to learn some new skills for your day-to-day organizing, this is the place for you.


Climate Grief Listening Circle in JP
Monday, October 14
7 p.m.
14 Miles Street, Jamaica Plain
RSVP at https://xrmass.org/action/listening-circle-jp-Oct14/

Gather with fellow human beings to share and connect about the changing climate and its emotional toil. 

In our fast-paced, responsibility-driven lives, there is often little space to reflect and process the impact of this profound loss of our shared home and future embedded in this unfolding ecological crisis. 

Join with others and fight the temptation to dissociate and wallow in isolation. Together let us find our voice, our power and our common nature.

All all welcome.

Location: 14 Miles St, Jamaica Plain (private home, 2nd floor; 5 min walk from Stony Brook/Jackson Sq on the MBTA Orange Line)

Host contact: Christopher Collins, cmcollins8 at gmail.com, 310-600-7562

Tuesday, October 15

Systems Thinking Webinar: Michael A. Cusumano, “The Business of Platforms”
Tuesday, October 15
12:00pm to 1:00pm
RSVP at https://sdm.mit.edu/webinar-michael-a-cusumano-the-business-of-platforms/

Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday, October 15 at 12:00 PM EDT with Michael A. Cusumano, Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The lecture, “The Business of Platforms: Strategy in the Age of Digital Competition, Innovation, and Power,” will summarize key findings from a new book by Cusumano, Annabelle Gawer, and David Yoffie of the same title. 

Michael A. Cusumano specializes in strategy, product development, and entrepreneurship in computer software and Internet services as well as automobiles and consumer electronics. From 2016 to 2017, he served as Vice President and Dean at Tokyo University of Science and Founding Director of the Tokyo Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, established with support from the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program (MIT REAP). He has lived in Japan for more than eight years, published 14 books and more than 120 articles, and has consulted for approximately 100 companies around the world.

About the series: The MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series, sponsored by the System Design & Management (SDM) program, features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate information on how to employ systems thinking to address engineering, management, and socio-political components of complex challenges. Recordings and slides from prior SDM webinars can be accessed on our website:  http://sdm.mit.edu/news-and-events/webinars/


Lessons Learned in Building Collaborative Cyber Defenses
Tuesday, October 15
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Northeastern, Renaissance_Park, 909, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at https://cssh.northeastern.edu/internationalcenter/event/lessons-learned-in-building-collaborative-cyber-defenses/

Talk by Michael Figueroa, Independent Executive Security Advisor and former Executive Director of the Advanced Cyber Security Center 

Each academic year, the Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, and the Department of Political Science host a lecture series focused on “Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience” (formerly “Controversial Issues in Security and Resilience”).


Solar bills on Beacon Hill: The Climate Minute Podcast


Envision Cambridge citywide plan


Climate Resilience Workbook


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.


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
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
Boston Science Lectures:  https://sites.google.com/view/bostonsciencelectures/home
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
Adam Gaffin’s Universal Hub:  https://www.universalhub.com/
Extinction Rebellion:  https://xrmass.org/action/
Sunrise Movement:  https://www.facebook.com/SunriseBoston/events/

Mission-Based Massachusetts is an online discussion group for people who are interested in nonprofit, philanthropic, educational, community-based, grassroots, and other mission-based organizations in the Bay State. This is a moderated, flame-free email list that is open to anyone who is interested in the topic and willing to adhere to the principles of civil discourse.  To subscribe email 
mbm-SUBSCRIBE at missionbasedmassachusetts.net

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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