Sunday, October 19, 2014

Energy (and Other) Events - October

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Event Index - full Event Details available below the Index

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Monday, October 20
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12pm  MASS Seminar - Yi Ming (GFDL)
12pm  A Systems Approach to the 2014 Midterm Elections: Voting to Achieve Systemwide Change
12pm  Prospects for shale gas development in Eastern Europe
12pm  Lawrence Lessig interviews Edward Snowden
12:15pm  Bridging the Basic-Applied Dichotomy and the Cycle of Discovery and Invention
12:15pm  Energy as a Tool of Foreign Policy
12:30pm  Webcast: Using Journalism and the Media for Public Health
4pm  Ecological and Climate Dynamics of Oceanic Nitrogen Loss
4pm  Are the Negotiations for a Global Climate Change Agreement Stalled? If So, What Can Be Done?
4pm  Truth, Hierarchy, and Order: The Mathematical Battle over the Shape of Modernity
4:30pm  Planets and Life Series: The Keys to Habitability, Panel: The Next Great Mass Extinction
5:15pm  Light on Yoga – in America: On the Legacy of BKS Iyengar
6pm  The Geography of Inequality: Suburbs, Cities, and the future of the middle class
6pm  Boston New Technology October 2014 Product Showcase #BNT46
6:30pm  Fight Church: Film Screen and Director Q&A
6:30pm  WORK ON PURPOSE: A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS AND DINNERS
7pm  National Security and Double Government
7:30pm  HEET’s Help for Houses of Worship Workshops

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Tuesday, October 21
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7:30am  Building Boston 2030 Series
Materials Day 2014:  New Frontiers in Metals Processing
12pm  Charles M. Blow, op-ed columnist,The New York Times; author of the forthcoming book, Fire Shut Up in My Bones
12pm  GSD Talks: Innovate: Nerea Calvillo
12:30pm  The Inspection House: An Impertinent Field Guide to Modern Surveillance
12:30pm  Webcast: Reflections on Leadership: 21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
12:30pm  Why China Cannot Rise Peacefully and What That Means for Japan
4pm  Aggregate Implications of Innovation Policy
4:30pm  Harpoon Brewery Sustainability Tour, Tasting, & Talk
5pm  Critical Media Practice (CMP) Open House
5:30pm  e4Dev Speaker Series: China's Looming Energy Crisis
5:30pm  Meet Yifan Zhang, CEO/Co-Founder of Pact Health, & learn about persuasive tech
6pm  Stories Water Tells
6pm  MIT Museum Soap Box: How to Make Life and Influence Planets
6pm  Ancient Grains for Modern Meals
6pm  Boston Quantified Self Show&Tell #BQS17 (GA)
6:30pm  The Secret Life of Cities
7pm  Close to Home: Indoor air quality & your health
7pm  Understanding China & U.S.-Chinese Relations: A Key to World Politics

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Wednesday, October 22
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10am  Seasonal Hurricane Prediction: Towards Regional and High-Intensity Information
10am  Designing for Nuclear Values: An Ethical Perspective on Nuclear Reactor Design
12pm  MIT Water Club Lunch & Learn: Global Water Security
12:15pm  The Policy Impact of Populist Right-Wing Parties
12:30pm  Hong Kong: Origins of the Crisis
4pm  What makes spider silk stronger than steel? A molecular insight to the spider protein building blocks
4pm  Radcliffe Institute Fellow's Presentation Series: Searching for Atmospheric Signatures of Other Worlds
6pm  Fireside Chat with Tim Rowe + BREW 2014 Kick-off Event
6:30pm  This is a call to action. Our food system is under attack!
7pm  Emergency Forum: Medea Benjamin on Our New Wars in Syria and Iraq
7pm  Forever Young: How Long Can Humans Live?
7pm  J Street: The Art of the Possible Screening

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Thursday, October 23
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Babson Food Day
12pm  Credence by the Cup - Consumer interest in environmental attributes of food and beverages
12pm  A Transatlantic Agenda for Sustainable Progress
12pm  Lab freecycle
3:15pm  The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
4pm  Working Across the Turkish Border in Syria: Drinking from the Humanitarian Fire Hose
4pm  Dr. S. Santhanakrishna, Environmental Seminar
4:15pm  Who's Choosin' Who? Race, Gender, and the New American Politics
5pm  Developing Indicators of Impacts and Change in the US - Sustaining National Assessments of Climate Change
5pm  With Liberty — and Dividends — for All
5pm  Spotlight On...Regenerative Medicine
5:30pm  Sustainable Investing for the Next Economy
6pm  Partha Chatterjee: International Law and the Pedagogy of Violence
6pm  Wearables, Voice Interfaces, and Design Responsibility
6pm  The Possible Project's Kickstarter Party
6:30pm  Place Your Bets
7pm  Kelp and Climate Change: Reef Life in Your Backyard
7pm  Spotlight On...Regenerative Medicine

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Friday, October 24
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MA Food Day
Out of Bounds: Ethnography, History, & Music Conference
2:30pm  Human-Centered Computing: Using Speech to Understand Behavior
6pm  Food Day: Food Entrepreneurship Panel & Food Swap

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Saturday, October 25
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9am  Harvard Business School Finance Club 2014 Finance Conference
10am  Harvard’s Second Ever Fungus Fair
11am  The 19th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
11:15am  Nu, a New Noah?: Climate Concern in the Year of Release
2pm  Remembering North America's Extinct Birds: The Lost Bird Project
7:30pm  Energy Theater Show: "Monstrous Laughter Halloween Special”

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Sunday, October 26
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5pm  Economic Solidarity in Spain - Reflections on Practice

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Monday, October 27
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11:30am  Radcliffe Institute Fellow's Presentation Series: The Ornithologist
12pm  MASS Seminar - Morgan O'Neill (MIT)
12pm  Energy storage: Its value to the grid and ongoing policy challenges to deployment and support of renewable energy
12pm  The Glass Cage:  Automation and US
12:15pm  Ecologies of Paradox: A Typology of Scientific Surprise in the Anthropocene
1pm  Election Day Preview: The Vote in Massachusetts
4pm  Beyond Sunnis and Shiites: Understanding the Violent Recalibration of Arab State, Sect, Tribe and Citizen
4pm  Industrial Urbanism: MIT Symposium on Cities and Industries
4:30pm  Planets and Life - Human and Planetary Perspectives:  Past & Future Fights of the Homo Sapiens, Stewardship of Earth’s Natural Systems: the Next Front in Protecting Global Health

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Tuesday, October 28
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ABX 2014 [Architecture Boston Expo]
12pm  Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate.
12pm  The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data Smart Governance
12pm  Harvard Lighting Fair
2:45pm  Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan
3:30pm  Compton Lecture: Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
4pm  Examining Ebola Interdisciplinary Panel
4:30pm  Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
6pm  Life Beyond Earth - Mars and Exoplanets
6pm  A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet
6pm  Increasing Your Creative Capacity
6pm  Boston Green Drinks - October Happy Hour
6pm  MassChallenge - Skolkovo Demo Day
6:30pm  HEET’s Help for Houses of Worship Workshops

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My rough notes on some of the events I go to and notes on books I’ve read are at:
http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com

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Monday, October 20
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MASS Seminar - Yi Ming (GFDL)
Monday, October 20
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

Speaker: Yi Ming

MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar
The MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar (MASS) is a student-run weekly seminar series within PAOC. Seminar topics include all research concerning the atmosphere and climate, but also talks about e.g. societal impacts of climatic processes. The seminars usually take place on Monday from 12-1pm followed by a lunch with graduate students. Besides the seminar, individual meetings with professors, post-docs, and students are arranged. The seminar series is run by graduate students and is intended mainly for students to interact with individuals outside the department, but faculty and post docs certainly participate.

Web site: http://eaps-www.mit.edu/paoc/events/calendars/mass
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Atmospheric Science Seminars
For more information, contact:  MASS organizing committee
mass@mit.edu

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“A Systems Approach to the 2014 Midterm Elections: Voting to Achieve Systemwide Change”
Monday, October 20
12-1pm
Webinar
RSVP at https://mit.webex.com/mw0401l/mywebex/default.do?service=1&siteurl=mit&nomenu=true&main_url=%2Fmc0901l%2Fe.do%3Fsiteurl%3Dmit%26AT%3DMI%26EventID%3D300601597%26UID%3D0%26Host%3Dce4e0fda2f56705d434d%26RG%3D1%26FrameSet%3D2

MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series

Nicholas A. Ashford, Ph.D., J.D., Professor of Technology and Policy, MIT; Director, MIT Technology and Law Program
About the Presentation
Elections matter—especially the 2014 midterms. The challenges are especially acute this year because:
Gridlock, corruption, and diversionary tactics have compromised sound legislative and programmatic changes, as well as an independent judiciary; and
Media and self-serving politicians are sidestepping the debates we need to have around major issues.
Sustainable progress requires tackling a complex set of challenges that, if properly considered and addressed with the rigor of systems thinking, can help the United States reach a new level of inclusion and opportunity for all. This webinar will help explain how our elected officials can do better.

Professor Nicholas A. Ashford will discuss the most important barrier to making the transformation to a more sustainable financial and industrial system—lock-in or path dependency due to:
failure to envision, design, and implement policies that achieve co-optimization—i.e. mutually reinforcing, societal goals for economic welfare, environmental quality, and employment/earning capacity; and
entrenched economic and political interests that gain from the present system and current trends.
Ashford will describe a systems-based approach to facilitating technological and institutional changes while "opening up the participatory and political space" to enable new voices to contribute to solutions.

Insights from the book Ashford coauthored with Ralph Hall, Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development: Transforming the Industrial State (2011, Yale University Press), will inform the presentation.

About the Speaker
Nicholas A. Ashford is a professor of technology and policy at MIT and director of MIT's Technology and Law Program. He holds both a Ph.D. in chemistry and a law degree from the University of Chicago, where he also received graduate education in economics. At MIT, he teaches courses jointly listed with the Engineering Systems Division (ESD)/Engineering, the Sloan School, and Urban Studies. He has also supervised graduate theses in the Technology and Policy Program, ESD, SDM, and the Master of Science in Management Studies. He has coauthored seven books and several hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals and law reviews.

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Prospects for shale gas development in Eastern Europe
Monday, October 20
12pm-1:30pm
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Andreas Goldthau, Fellow, Geopolitics of Energy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS

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Lawrence Lessig interviews Edward Snowden
Monday, October 20
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School
overflow room Milstein West AB, Wasserstein Building
RSVP at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e9xjficd40bd9d18&oseq=&c=&ch=

Institutional corruption and the NSA: Edward Snowden will be interviewed (via videoconference) by Lawrence Lessig about the NSA in a time of war, and whether and how the agency has lost its way.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required, and all attendees must present a ticket at the door. Registration is full, but we are accepting registrations for our overflow room (Milstein West AB, Wasserstein Building), in which we will be showing a live stream of the event.

Please note that all attendees must be present at least 5 minutes before the start of this program (11:55am). If you are not present 5 minutes before, you will automatically forfeit your seat to someone on the wait list.

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Bridging the Basic-Applied Dichotomy and the Cycle of Discovery and Invention
Monday, October 20
12:15PM - 2:00PM
Harvard, Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
Sandwich lunches are provided. Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu by Wednesday at 5PM the week before.

Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Harvard, SEAS

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

Contact Name:   sts@hks.harvard.edu
More at: http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2014-10-20-161500-2014-10-20-180000/sts-circle-harvard#sthash.YVGZ6aCS.dpuf

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Energy as a Tool of Foreign Policy
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 20, 2014, 12:15 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Nye A, 5th Floor Taubman Building at HKS,  79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR International Security Program
SPEAKER(S)   Brenda Shaffer, University of Haifa
CONTACT INFO susan_lynch@harvard.edu
LINK http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/6458/energy_as_a_tool_of_foreign_policy.html

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Webcast: Using Journalism and the Media for Public Health
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 20, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/voices/events/kenen/
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Health Sciences, Humanities, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Voices in Leadership at HSPH
SPEAKER(S)  Joanne Kenen, health care editor, Politico
CONTACT INFO voices@hsph.harvard.edu
LINK http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/voices/events/kenen/

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“Ecological and Climate Dynamics of Oceanic Nitrogen Loss"
Monday, October 20
4:00PM
Harvard, Haller Hall, GM 102, 24 Oxford Street 1st Floor, Cambridge

Dr. Curtis Deutsch, University of Washington at Seattle

EPS Colloquium Series
http://eps.harvard.edu/event/colloquium-series-dr-blair-schoene-princeton?type=m...

Contact Name:  Sabinna Cappo
scappo@fas.harvard.edu
More at: http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2014-10-20-200000/eps-colloquium-series#sthash.NdYWTsaJ.dpuf

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"Are the Negotiations for a Global Climate Change Agreement Stalled? If So, What Can Be Done?"
Monday, October 20
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Harvard, Belfer Case Study Room (SO20), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

with The Hon. Stéphane Dion, Member of Parliament, Canada
The Honourable Stéphane Dion has been a Member of Canada's Parliament, representing the Montreal riding of Saint-Laurent - Cartierville since 1996. During that period, he held various Cabinet portfolios. From 2004 to 2005, he was Minister of the Environment and as such, was instrumental in securing one of the greenest budgets in the history of Canada. In 2005, as Chair of the eleventh United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-11), held in Montreal, he contributed to the rescue of the Kyoto Protocol. In 21006, he was elected as Leader as the Liberal Party of Canada and thus became Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons. In the 2008 election, he proposed a visionary plan to green Canada's economy and strengthen the fight against climate change: the Green Shift. Before entering politics, the Honourable Stéphane Dion taught political science at Université de Moncton and Université de Montreal. As an academic and politician, he has authored numerous publications on a wide array of Canadian and international issues, including the complexities of climate change negotiations, global environmental policies, and universal carbon pricing. Born in Quebec City, he studied at Université Laval before obtaining a doctorate in sociology from the Institut d'études politiques in Paris, France. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the Carlos III University of Madrid.

The Canada Seminar examines Canadian social, economic, cultural, and political issues in their domestic and international dimensions. Presentations are made by public figures, scholars, artists, and experts in various fields to provide Harvard faculty and students, and the broader community, a look at Canadian scholarly and public life. It seeks to enhance the understanding of one of the United States' closest allies and largest trading partners, and to provide a forum for the lively exchange of ideas on a wide range of issues. Because Canada and the United States must respond to similar economic and social challenges with distinctly different frameworks and historical legacies, the study of Canadian issues offers rich opportunities for scholars engaged in comparative studies.

Canada Program Seminar
http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/canada_program/seminars-0

Contact Name:  Helen Clayton
canada@wcfia.harvard.edu
More at: http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2014-10-20-200000-2014-10-20-220000/canada-program-seminar#sthash.0eVOrtit.dpuf

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Truth, Hierarchy, and Order: The Mathematical Battle over the Shape of Modernity
Monday, October 20
4:00p–6:00p
MIT, Building E51-095, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge
Reception at 3:30 PM.

Speaker: Amir Alexander / John Tresch

STS Colloquium
STS Colloquium with speaker and commentator discussing current topic in science, technology, and society.

Web site: web.mit.edu/sts
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): SHASS Dean's Office, HASTS
For more information, contact:  Randyn Miller
617-253-3452
randyn@mit.edu

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Planets and Life Series: The Keys to Habitability, Panel: The Next Great Mass Extinction
Monday, October 20
4:30p–6:00p
MIT, Building 2-105, 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Speaker: With Daniel Rothman (MIT), Andrew H. Knoll (Harvard), Hillary Young (UCSB), and Anthony Barnosky (Berkeley)

Planets and Life: Human and Planetary Perspectives
Weekly lecture and discussion series exploring the co-evolution of the earth's natural systems and life

Web site: http://eapsweb.mit.edu/events/2014/planets-life
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Lectures
For more information, contact:  Vlada Stamenkovic
rinsan@mit.edu

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Light on Yoga – in America: On the Legacy of BKS Iyengar
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 20, 2014, 5:15 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Common Room, CSWR, 42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture
SPONSOR Center for the Study of World Religions
CONTACT Lexi Gewertz, 617.495.4476
DETAILS  Please join us for this panel in honor of the passing of BKS Iyengar, considered to have been one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. Panelists include scholars and friends of Iyengar.
Panelists include: Stephanie Corigliano, PhD candidate, comparative theology, Boston College; Francis Schussler Fiorenza, Charles Chauncey Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School; Seth D. Powell, PhD candidate, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University; Zoe Stewart, yoga teacher and student of BKS Iyengar for 30 years; Patricia Walden, director, BKS Iyengar Yogamala and student of BKS Iyengar for over 30 years.
The panel will be moderated by Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity, Professor of Comparative Theology, and director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School.

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The Geography of Inequality: Suburbs, Cities, and the future of the middle class
Monday, October 20
6:00p–8:00p
MIT, Building 7-429, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Joel Kotkin
The talk would look at the migration of people from expensive crowded and dense places to ones that are less so. It would look at the differences between regions and within them in terms of middle class jobs, income gaps by class and race. It would deal with how we need to confront class and inequality as a major issue for cities and regions.

CAU Lecture Series 2014-15
Lectures are free and open to the public. Except as noted, lectures are at 6:00 pm in Room 7-429 (renumbered from 7-431), located at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

Web site: http://cau.mit.edu/lecture/geography-inequality-suburbs-cities-and-future-middle-class
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning
For more information, contact:  Ezra Glenn
617-253-2024
eglenn@mit.edu

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Boston New Technology October 2014 Product Showcase #BNT46
Monday, October 20
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
PayPal Start Tank, One International Place, Boston
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Boston_New_Technology/events/207287012/

Free event! Come learn about 7 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community! Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Questions & Answers. Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT46 hashtag in social media posts: details here.

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Fight Church: Film Screen and Director Q&A
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Science Center, Hall D
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Film, Religion
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Cosmologics Magazine with the Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School
SPEAKER(S)  Director Bryan Storkel
COST  Free and open to the public
TICKET WEB LINK  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fight-church-screening-director-qa-tickets-10472532627?ref=etckt&utm_content=buffer48477&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
CONTACT INFO srcp@hds.harvard.edu
DETAILS  Fight Church follows cage fighting pastors as they beat the holy hell out of each other… because #JesusNeverTappedOut.
Come to the movie screening, followed by a Q&A with the director Bryan Storkel. Hosted by Cosmologics magazine and the SRC program.
LINK http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/srcp

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WORK ON PURPOSE: A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS AND DINNERS
Monday, October 20, 2014
6:30p–8:00p
MIT, Building W-1, 305 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

This fall, Radius and the Public Service Center are offering three modules from Echoing Green's Work on Purpose. Work on Purpose is designed to help people who want to find meaningful work to create careers that are right for them and have positive impact in the world. That doesn't necessarily mean you need to run a non-profit or have the next brilliant social enterprise idea (although those are good too!). It could mean identifying an industry or field that needs your skills to do better from a social or environmental perspective.

Dinner will be included with each session.

Maximum of 15 participants per class. First come, first served via RVSP. Please email weinmann@mit.edu to reserve your spot!

Web site: web.mit.edu/tac
Open to: the general public
This event occurs on Mondays and Wednesdays through November 3, 2014.
Sponsor(s): The Technology and Culture Forum at MIT
For more information, contact:  Patricia-Maria Weinmann
617-253-0108
weinmann@mit.edu

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National Security and Double Government
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 20, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard COOP Bookstore, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Oxford University Press
SPEAKER(S)  Professor Michael J. Glennon
DETAILS  Why has U.S. security policy scarcely changed from the Bush to the Obama administration? National Security and Double Government offers a disquieting answer. Michael J. Glennon challenges the myth that U.S. security policy is still forged by America's visible, "Madisonian institutions" – the President, Congress, and the courts. Their roles, he argues, have become largely illusory. Presidential control is now nominal, congressional oversight is dysfunctional, and judicial review is negligible. The book details the dramatic shift in power that has occurred from the Madisonian institutions to a concealed "Trumanite network" – the several hundred managers of the military, intelligence, diplomatic, and law enforcement agencies who are responsible for protecting the nation and who have come to operate largely immune from constitutional and electoral restraints. Reform efforts face daunting obstacles. Remedies within this new system of "double government" require the hollowed-out Madisonian institutions to exercise the very power that they lack. Meanwhile, reform initiatives from without confront the same pervasive political ignorance within the polity that has given rise to this duality. The book sounds a powerful warning about the need to resolve this dilemma—and the mortal threat posed to accountability, democracy, and personal freedom if double government persists.

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HEET’s Help for Houses of Worship Workshops
Monday, October 20
7:30 pm
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Organizations interested in participating in the Help for HOWs program should RSVP at
http://www.heetma.org/help-for-houses-of-worship/workshops-help-for-houses-of-worship/
to attend one of these informational sessions

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Tuesday, October 21
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Building Boston 2030 Series
Tuesday, October 21
7:45 AM to 9:45 AM (EDT)
Modern Theatre - Suffolk University, 525 Washington Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-boston-2030-series-tickets-9180985575

The Center for Real Estate and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board presents:
The Building Boston 2030 Series
Should Boston Go Bigger?
The Benefits + Burdens of Density

Panelists:
Kenan Bigby, Vice President, Trinity Financial
Mr. Bigby joined Trinity Financial in 2001 and is the lead Project Manager on the completed Newport Heights HOPE VI redevelopment in Newport, RI. Working with the Housing Authority of the City of Newport, Mr. Bigby successfully developed 299 units of mixed-income housing on the former campus of the distressed Tonomy Hill public housing development. Mr. Bigby's experience also includes the Trinity Terrace project in the Four Corners neighborhood of Dorchester, MA. He successfully structured a complex financing package for the construction of 62 affordable units while conducting an extensive community outreach process. Prior to joining Trinity, Mr. Bigby worked in the field of affordable housing development and management. He worked in various capacities for Boston area non-profit organizations where his responsibilities included the management of several supported housing programs as well as property oversight ensuring compliance with state and federal housing quality standards. Mr. Bigby holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sheila Dillon, Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston
Sheila Dillon serves the City of Boston as Cabinet Chief of Housing and Director of the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND).  As a member of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Cabinet, she advises the Mayor on housing policy, small business development, legislation and neighborhood issues. As DND Director, she oversees the management of the five program divisions within DND, including the Boston Home Center, Neighborhood Housing Development, Office of Business Development, Real Estate Management and Sales, and Supportive Housing.  This work includes managing a staff of 150 and a budget of $83 million, which includes federal grants from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. 
Frederick Kramer AIA, President, ADD Inc.
A passionate believer in the power of teamwork and collaboration, Fred brings a heightened focus on design vigor to his role as the President of ADD Inc. Guided by his active involvement in the practice, he is responsible for the firm’s vision, strategies and performance. Fred’s particular expertise with large mixed use projects combines with his strength in complex permitting and approvals to deliver a valuable perspective to our clients.

Paul McMorrow, Associate Editor, CommonWealth Magazine
Mr. McMorrow comes to CommonWealth from Banker & Tradesman, where he covered commercial real estate and development. He previously worked as a contributing editor to Boston magazine, where he covered local politics in print and online. He got his start at the Weekly Dig, where he worked as a staff writer, and later news and features editor. Paul writes a frequent column about real estate for the Boston Globe’s Op-Ed page, and is a regular contributor to BeerAdvocate magazine. His work has been recognized by the City and Regional Magazine Association, the New England Press Association, and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. He is a Boston University graduate and a lifelong New Englander.

Moderated by:
Peter Howe, Business Editor, NECN

Join the conversation #BuildBoston

This event is free and open to the public; however, RSVP is required.

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Materials Day 2014:  New Frontiers in Metals Processing
October 21
MIT, Little Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Ave (Rear), Cambridge
RSVP at http://mpc-www.mit.edu

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Charles M. Blow, op-ed columnist,The New York Times; author of the forthcoming book, Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Tuesday, October 21
12 p.m.
Harvard, Taubman 275, 5 Eliot Street, Cambridge

More information at http://shorensteincenter.org/charles-m-blow/

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GSD Talks: Innovate: Nerea Calvillo
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 21, 2014, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, GSD, Stubbins 112, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Art/Design, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard Graduate School of Design
SPEAKER(S)  Nerea Calvillo
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/nerea-calvillo-innovate.html

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The Inspection House: An Impertinent Field Guide to Modern Surveillance
Tuesday, October 21
12:30 pm
Harvard Law School campus, Wasserstein Hall, Room 3018, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP required for those attending in person at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2014/10/inspectionhouse#RSVP
Event will be webcast live on http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2014/10/inspectionhouse at 12:30 pm.

with authors Emily Horne & Tim Maly
In 1787, British philosopher and social reformer Jeremy Bentham conceived of the panopticon, a ring of cells observed by a central watchtower, as a labor-saving device for those in authority. While Bentham's design was ostensibly for a prison, he believed that any number of places that require supervision—factories, poorhouses, hospitals, and schools—would benefit from such a design. The French philosopher Michel Foucault took Bentham at his word. In his groundbreaking 1975 study, Discipline and Punish, the panopticon became a metaphor to describe the creeping effects of personalized surveillance as a means for ever-finer mechanisms of control.

Forty years later, the available tools of scrutiny, supervision, and discipline are far more capable and insidious than Foucault dreamed, and yet less effective than Bentham hoped. Shopping malls, container ports, terrorist holding cells, and social networks all bristle with cameras, sensors, and trackers. But, crucially, they are also rife with resistance and prime opportunities for revolution. The Inspection House is a tour through several of these sites—from Guantánamo Bay to the Occupy Oakland camp and the authors' own mobile devices—providing a stark, vivid portrait of our contemporary surveillance state and its opponents.

'Someone you can't see is watching you. That idea, long the stuff of feverish dystopian fantasy, is now an unremarkable statement of fact, true in most public places, and true in many that used to be private. Yet most of us being watched have no idea how this vast, casual surveillance came to be, or how it works. The Inspection House is a remedy for our collective incomprehension of the panopticon, built in our name, that we all now inhabit.
— Clay Shirky

About Emily Horne
Emily Horne lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. She is the photographer and designer for the webcomic A Softer World, and freelance edits books for kicks. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Coast and Tor.com. She is @birdlord on Twitter.

About Tim Maly
Tim Maly  writes about design, architecture, networks and infrastructure. He is a Fellow at Harvard’s metaLAB and is big into cyborgs. His work has appeared in Wired, Medium, The Atlantic and Urban Omnibus. He is @doingitwrong on Twitter.

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Webcast: Reflections on Leadership: 21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 21, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE  http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/voices/events/sebelius/
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Health Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Voices in Leadership at HSPH
SPEAKER(S)  Kathleen Sebelius, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
LINK http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/voices/events/sebelius/

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Why China Cannot Rise Peacefully and What That Means for Japan
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 21, 2014, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), 2nd Floor, CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
SPEAKER(S)  John Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago; moderated by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/calendar/upcoming

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Aggregate Implications of Innovation Policy
Tuesday, October 21
4:00p–5:30p
MIT, Building E18-202, 50 Ames Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Ariel Burstein (UCLA)

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Macroeconomics Seminar
For more information, contact:  economics calendar
econ-cal@mit.edu

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Harpoon Brewery Sustainability Tour, Tasting, & Talk
Tuesday, October 21
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall, 306 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/harpoon-brewery-sustainability-tour-tasting-talk-tickets-12879018491

Join Simmons Net Impact at Boston's Harpoon Brewery to learn about sustainable best practices for business on Tuesday October 21. The event will consist of a brewery tour and tasting ($5 per person), followed by a chat with Harpoon's Sustainability Committee to discuss their environmental, community, and employee initiatives and answer your questions! **Tickets are limited, so RSVP ASAP!

Harpoon Brewery ("HB") is a great case study for different types of sustainability including environment, community, and employee relationships. Since obtaining a brewering permit in 1986, HB has been recognized for its sustainable best practices specifically in areas of waste reduction, responsible chemical usage, operational efficiency measures, and energy management initiatives; and In 2012 was awarded the 2012 Boston Green Business Award. HB also made a commitment to be a "good neighbor" by creating Harpoon Helps, a philanthropic group that donates resrources and volunteer hours to local charities. Most recently, HB moved to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in order to give employees an added benefit and ensure that HB's mission and values would remain committed to great product and experience for customers!

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Critical Media Practice (CMP) Open House
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 21, 2014, 5 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Sever 416, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Art/Design, Education, Film, Music
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Critical Media Practice secondary field, The Film Study Center
SPEAKER(S)  Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Peter Galison, and enrolled CMP students and alumni of the program
COST  Free and open to the public
DETAILS  The CMP Directors of Graduate Studies, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Peter Galison will speak briefly about the program followed by short presentations by enrolled CMP students and alumni of the program.
LINK cmp.gsas.harvard.edu

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e4Dev Speaker Series: China's Looming Energy Crisis
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
5:30p–6:30p
MIT, Building E19-319, 400 Main Street. Cambridge

Speaker: Henry Lee
China is confronting three major energy problems: it has too much air pollution, too rapid energy growth, and looming shortages of domestic energy resources. Its leadership is under pressure to solve these problems in a short span of time and whether this is possible is an open question. Join Henry Lee, Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program within the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, for a presentation and discussion on these issues.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): e4Dev
For more information, contact:  Lily Mwalenga
e4dev-request@mit.edu 

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Meet Yifan Zhang, CEO/Co-Founder of Pact Health, & learn about persuasive tech
Tuesday, October 21
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
125 Kingston Street, Floor 6, WeSpire Office, Boston

At our next Meetup, we will be discussing persuasive technology with Yifan Zhang from Pact Health.  Pact Health gets you exercising and eating healthy by using behavioral economics and financial incentives. Come learn how they use persuasive technology to drive up fitness and drive down deductibles. All are welcome!

Yifan Zhang is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pact Health, a health plan that lets you lower your deductible with every workout.  She has been featured on Bloomberg TV, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNBC and Kiplinger's, and was previously named "Boston's Most Impressive New CEO" by The Boston Globe. Yifan graduated magna cum laude in economics from Harvard University, and was part of the Techstars class of 2012. Contact her at @yifanz.

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Stories Water Tells
Tuesday, October 21
6:00 - 7:00 pm 
MIT Broad Institute, 7 Cambridge Center, Monadnock Room, Cambridge
RSVP at http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=9d366ba0-a667-4c66-a97f-defea37b9066&c=d6d25590-9140-11e3-8dae-d4ae527b77f8&ch=d6d6e970-9140-11e3-8dae-d4ae527b77f8
reception to follow

Robert Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Charles River Watershed Association
Anne Neely, Boston painter
Join the conversation! We are pleased to invite you to our next event, continuing the dialogue between art and science.

Studying water - as both Anne Neely and Robert Zimmerman do, illuminates how everything is connected, even in ways we do not yet know.  The condition of water sources both locally and globally, is an urgent matter. This evening's conversation will center around water and offer ways to visualize the problem through the visceral connections in Anne's paintings and learn from Robert what the Charles Rivershed Association does to raise public awareness of the issues around water in our part of the world and beyond.

Robert Zimmerman is the Executive Director of the Charles River Watershed Association. Founded in 1965, CRWA is a private nonprofit environmental research and advocacy organization charged with using science and the law to protect and enhance the Charles River and its watershed. During his tenure, CRWA has become a leading authority on the science of water in urban watersheds, and has developed programs that address stormwater pollution, water quality, low instream flow, nutrient loading, habitat protection and restoration, community zoning, suburban sprawl, sustainable development, the economics of water infrastructure transformation, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Charles River and CRWA were the 2011 winners of the International River Foundation's Theiss International Riverprize.

Anne Neely's work has been the subject of more than twenty solo gallery and museum exhibitions in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Ireland. Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Brooklyn Museum, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her
exhibit Water Stories: A Conversation in Painting and Sound is currently at the Museum of Science on view through January 5, 2015. In a post about Neely's work National Geographic Society Freshwater Fellow Sandra Postel writes, "She conjures the mystery and magic of water, but also confronts us with its seemingly discordant duality: floods and droughts, harmony and conflict, life and death. Each of us is about two-thirds water. Anne's water stories are our stories.”
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MIT Museum Soap Box: How to Make Life and Influence Planets
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:00p–7:30p
MIT, Building N51, 275 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Why Life Got Big
David Gold, Postdoctoral Associate, Summons Lab, MIT
David Johnston, Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences, Harvard

Soap Box: How to Make Life and Influence Planets
Soap Box is an interactive series in which participants of all backgrounds converse with top MIT scientists or engineers in an informal cafe-style setting at the MIT Museum. Begun in 2005, Soap Box is the premier public forum for discussing new technological and scientific developments at MIT.

Web site: http://mit.edu/museum/programs/soapbox.html
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): MIT NASA Astrobiology Team, MIT Museum
For more information, contact:  Andrew Hong
617-324-7313
andhong@mit.edu

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Ancient Grains for Modern Meals
Tuesday, October 21
6-8pm
Radcliffe Institute, Schlesinger Library, 3 James Street, Cambridge

Maria Speck, food writer

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Boston Quantified Self Show&Tell #BQS17 (GA)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
General Assembly, 51 Melcher Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/BostonQS/events/203939772/
Cost: $5.00/per person

Please come join us on Tuesday, October 21st for another fun night of self-tracking presentations, sharing ideas, and showing tools. If you are self-tracking in any way -- health stats, biofeedback, life-logging, mood monitoring, biometrics, athletics, etc. -- come and share your methods, results and insights.

We're happy to hosted by our friends at General Assembly. Be sure to RSVP early to grab your spot! Come to meet new people, check out new hands-on gadgets and tools, enjoy healthy food, and learn from personal stories.

QS Boston is dedicated to hosting events that are safe and comfortable for everyone. All QS Boston events will follow the QS Boston Code of Conduct. Questions/feedback can be sent to Maggie (maggie.delano@gmail.com).
6:00 - 7:00 pm DEMO HOUR & SOCIAL TIME
Are you a toolmaker? Come demo your self-tracking gadget, app, project or idea that you're working on and share with others in our "science fair for adults." If you are making something useful for self-trackers – software, hardware, web services, or data standards – please demo it in this workshop portion of the Show&Tell. Want to participate in Demo Hour? Please let us know when you RSVP or contact Vincent at vmcphillip at gmail dot com for a spot.

7:00 - 8:00 pm IGNITE SHOW&TELLS
If you'd like to talk about your personal self-tracking story, please let us know in your RSVP or contact Maggie at maggie.delano at gmail dot com, so you can discuss your topic. In your talk, you should answer the three prime questions: What did you do? How did you do it? What did you learn?

If you've never been to a meetup before, you can get a sense of what the talks are like from watching videos of previous QS talks.

8:00 - 9:00 pm MORE SOCIAL TIME & NETWORKING
Talk to the speakers, chat with new and old friends, ask other people what they're tracking, and generally hang out and have a great time.

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The Secret Life of Cities
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 21, 2014, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Art/Design, Business, Humanities, Religion, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Sponsored by Harvard South Asia Institute, co-sponsored with the Harvard Graduate School of Design
SPEAKER(S) Suketa Mehta, author of "Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found"
LINK http://southasiainstitute.harvard.edu/event/urbanization-lecture-series/

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"Close to Home: Indoor air quality & your health” @ CafeSci Boston
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
7:00 PM
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/events/211017712/

Air pollution is not limited to smokestacks and traffic jams. The air inside your home can be more polluted than the air outside, even in a busy city. Over the past 20 years, we've learned a lot about how our health and the health of our children can be affected by our homes. In this Science Cafe, we'll talk about how everyday health problems and conditions like asthma can be directly linked to environmental exposures at home and what you can do about it.

Dr. Gary Adamkiewicz, is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities at Harvard's School of Public Health.

Join us for a pint and conversation on Gary's work. We hope to see you there!

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Understanding China & U.S.-Chinese Relations: A Key to World Politics
Tuesday, October 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ecuentro 5, 9 Hamilton Place, Boston(Next to the old Orpheum Theater & 1 block from Park Street Station)

With Prof. Robert Ross and Duncan McFarland
"Competitive Interdependence" defines U.S.-Chinese relations. The Pentagon has identified China as is primary "near-peer" competitor in the 21st century, and even as the two powers share many interests (economic, climate, Islamist challenges and more,) the two nations are locked in an arms race, are engaged in competitive diplomacy, and are dealing to manage military tensions.

To learn more about the forces driving U.S. and Chinese policies and ways that we can build toward peaceful common security between these great powers, join us for a public forum with:

Robert Ross: Professor of political science at Boston College, associate of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, and one of the foremost American specialists on Chinese foreign and defense policy and U.S.-China relations

Duncan McFarland: Member of the planning group of United for Justice with Peace (Boston).  He first visited China in 1981 and has since been involved in China tours, journalism and discussion groups.

Initiated by AFSC, Co-sponsored by United for Justice and Peace and Massachusetts Peace Action

For more information contact JGerson@afsc.org or phone; 617-661-6130
http://masspeaceaction.org/event/u-s-chinese-relations/

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Seasonal Hurricane Prediction: Towards Regional and High-Intensity Information
Wednesday, October 22
10am – 11am
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

Gabriel Vecchi
Tropical cyclones are a major hazard and an energetic element of the climate system. There are thus both societal and scientific drivers to understand and predict the year-to-year variations of tropical cyclone activity, in order to support decisions and to test the hypotheses underlying the prediction methodologies. Predictions of tropical cyclone activity aggregated over an entire basin (e.g., the North Atlantic) from months prior to the tropical cyclone season are generated regularly, and even show some measure of skill. However, for many downstream applications information at a more regional scale is necessary. In addition, regional prediction targets allow for more refined assessment of prediction methodologies. This lecture will introduce a new experimental high-resolution seasonal prediction system that enables the skillful prediction of regional tropical cyclone activity across much of the Northern Hemisphere months and seasons in advance. Key limitations and steps to improve these promising results will also be discussed.

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Designing for Nuclear Values: An Ethical Perspective on Nuclear Reactor Design
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Fainsod Room (Littauer Building, Room 324), 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Environmental Sciences, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR The Project on Managing the Atom
SPEAKER(S)  Behnam Taebi, MTA/ISP research fellow
CONTACT INFO atom@hks.harvard.edu
DETAILS  What is the Best Achievable Nuclear Reactor? Safety has always been a criterion for nuclear reactor design, but in addition to safety we design for security, sustainability, economic viability, as well as intergenerational justice. The evolution of nuclear reactor generations (I, II, III, III+ and IV) will be reviewed in this talk, led by MTA/ISP Research Fellow Behnam Taebi.
LINK http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/6430/designing_for_nuclear_values.html

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MIT Water Club Lunch & Learn: Global Water Security
Wednesday, October 22 
12-1pm
MIT, Building 4-149, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge

 Over the course of the Fall 2013 semester, 40 MIT freshmen became ‘experts’ on global water security in the hopes of creating sustainable water solutions for future generations. Come to this lunch and learn to hear about their findings!

Speaker bios: This week we have three speakers!
Joseff Kolman is a sophomore studying courses 8 and 17, physics and political science. He plays the trombone in MIT Wind Ensemble and enjoys juggling and stylish hats.
Libby Koolik is a sophomore studying course 12 with a focus on atmospheric science. She is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority & MIT’s Leadership Training Institute.
Hassan Kane is a sophomore in course 6 from Ivory Coast. He is involved with Class Council and has been the 2017 Social Chair for two years.
 
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The Policy Impact of Populist Right-Wing Parties
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Cabot Room, Busch Hall, Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe (Center for European Studies)
SPEAKER(S)  Michael Klitgaard, visiting scholar, CES, Harvard University; professor of political science, University of Southern Denmark
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO art.goldhammer@gmail.com
DETAILS We hypothesize that welfare chauvinistic legislation, despite growing political strength of populist right wing parties in Europe, is modest and ambiguous. Welfare state reforms intended to directly exclude immigrants from collective social protection are impeded in the legislative process by coalitional dynamics and anti-discrimination laws. Our proposition is substantiated by a quantitative analysis of adopted legislation in labor market policy in Denmark and the Netherlands since the mid-1970s. However, clear signs of indirect welfare chauvinism are revealed in a detailed qualitative study of all significant labor market reforms in Denmark 2001-2011. Welfare chauvinism remains ambiguous and observed most strongly at the level of political communication. This leads to the conclusion that direct welfare chauvinism indeed is rare, while there are strong indications of indirect welfare chauvinism.
LINK ces.fas.harvard.edu/#/events/2863

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Hong Kong: Origins of the Crisis
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room (S020), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Cosponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School
SPEAKER(S)  Dalena Wright, senior fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School; Burton Levin, visiting professor, Carleton College; Stephen M. Young, former US consul general, Hong Kong (2010-13)
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO lkluz@fas.harvard.edu
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What makes spider silk stronger than steel? A molecular insight to the spider protein building blocks
Wednesday, October 22
4:00p–5:00p
MIT, Building 1-131, 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Dr. Davoud Ebrahimi
Silk has shown impressive mechanical properties with remarkable combination of strength and extensibility. Silk thread is by weight five times stronger than steel and three times tougher than Kevlar (a remarkable fabric known for its strength and durability used as a reinforcing agent in tire industry and other rubber products). Spider protein is primarily formed of repeating glycine and alanine blocks of amino acids. Natural materials like spider silk are produced using low energy microbial processes with water being the only byproduct of the reaction which makes them environmentally friendly as well. Production of steel needs significant amount of energy and post processing of the water used during the process. These byproducts make steel an unsustainable material although it is completely recyclable. There are numerous questions about the production process and properties of the resulted silk thread. But we can imagine a significant change in building construction using spider silk technology in the future.
In this seminar, we will have a quick overview of the spider silk building blocks. Then, we will talk about the molecular mechanism designed in silk protein to facilitate its assembly into strong fiber. We will use dissipative particle dynamics as an upscaling method to identify the role of highly conserved protein sequence at the end of the silk chain in the formation of compact and oriented super-fibers.

Mechanics and Infrastructure
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Civil and Environmental Engineering
For more information, contact:  Oral Buyukozturk
617-253-7101
obuyuk@mit.edu 

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Radcliffe Institute Fellow's Presentation Series: Searching for Atmospheric Signatures of Other Worlds
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 4 p.m.
WHERE  Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  Mercedes Lopez-Morales, Radcliffe Institute fellow and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2014-mercedes-lopez-morales-fellow-presentation

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Fireside Chat with Tim Rowe + BREW 2014 Kick-off Event
Wednesday, October 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
General Assembly, 51 Melcher Street, Boston

Help us celebrate the kickoff of Boston Region Entrepreneurship World (BREW) 2014 with a fireside chat featuring Tim Rowe, Founder and CEO of Cambridge Innovation Center, the largest facility in the world dedicated to housing early stage technology businesses.In a chat led by Bill Schnoor, a partner in and co-chair of Goodwin Procter’s Technology Companies & Life Sciences Group, Tim will discuss why Greater Boston has an incredible ecosystem to conceive, launch, and build successful companies. He will explore the resources available to young companies and share real-world examples based on his experience founding CIC.
Agenda
6:00 p.m. Doors Open
6:30 p.m. Welcome from BREW and Bill Schnoor
6:40 p.m. Fireside Chat with Tim Rowe
7:30 pm Networking

About the Speakers
Tim Rowe Founder and CEO, CIC
Tim Rowe is the Founder and CEO of Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), the largest facility in the world dedicated to housing early stage technology businesses. More than US $2B has been invested in companies that grew up at CIC. The best known startup coming out of CIC to date is Google Android, which was co-founded at CIC by Rich Miner. Approximately $7B of venture capital is headquartered within CIC’s two main buildings in Massachusetts, which would place it on par with many countries. Tim also serves as a venture partner with New Atlantic Ventures, and sits on the Board of the New England Venture Capital Association.

Previously, Tim has served as a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a Manager with the Boston Consulting Group and an analyst with the Mitsubishi Research Institute. Tim speaks Spanish and Japanese fluently, and holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a BA from Amherst College.

William Schnoor Partner, Goodwin Procter
Bill Schnoor, a partner in and co-chair of Goodwin Procter’s Technology Companies & Life Sciences Group and one of the leaders of the firm’s interdisciplinary practice focusing on investments in alternative energy and clean technologies, concentrates in the areas of business and securities law, private equity and acquisitions. Bill represents start-ups and other private and public companies in a wide range of industries including alternative energy and other clean technologies; ecommerce and other internet-based businesses; enterprise software; life sciences; and healthcare information technology. He has worked with numerous companies from their initial financing through initial public offerings or acquisitions, and has advised numerous public companies and their boards of directors. Bill speaks frequently on financing, entrepreneurship and public offerings. He has presented to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School New Enterprise course on “Legal Issues for Start-Ups,” and has appeared as a guest at the Harvard Business School course on Entrepreneurial Management on legal topics.

BREW
Born out of an “aha” moment by Joe Caruso, Advocate for Entrepreneurs for 20 years, Boston Region Entrepreneurship World (BREW) began in 2010 as a celebration of everything related to launching and nurturing companies in the Boston area.
https://generalassemb.ly/education/fireside-chat-with-tim-rowe-brew-2014-kick-off-event/boston/8152

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This is a call to action. Our food system is under attack!
October 22
6:30-9 pm 
Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

Climate change is already ravishing our planet, uprooting people, and destroying lives. It is not a future threat, but an ongoing crisis with major justice implications, and it continues to accelerate.

We need a movement of movements because climate change affects everybody. Even if the food system is all you care about (which I doubt), this is your fight! We need a mass movement rooted in direct action, because our elected officials have failed to hold accountable the corporate criminals that are ravaging our planet.

Join us at duplicate meetings to discuss Peoples Climate March and #FloodWallSt, and how we can raise the level of resistance in Boston.

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Emergency Forum: Medea Benjamin on Our New Wars in Syria and Iraq
Wednesday, October 22
7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Center, 5 Longfellow Park (off Brattle Street), Cambridge

How should we respond to the new US war in Iraq and Syria? and the dangers this war may unleash in our violent world?
The U.S. attacks on Syria launched Sept. 22 are a disastrous setback for peace, for the rule of law, and for sound U.S. foreign policy. Why did the
US launch them, how can we stop them, and what are the nonviolent alternatives we should advocate?

How do we build on the convergence of peace, social justice and climate groups that created the gigantic climate march in New York on September 21?

This new emergency in the Middle East drives home once again the need for the climate movement, the peace movement, and the movements for social and racial justice to create a mass movement around the inter-related crisis of climate, peace, vast social inequality and democracy.

No one is better qualified to address these questions than Medea Benjamin (who, it just so happens, has recently returned from her trip to Iran).

Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. ?Benjamin is the author of eight books.
Her latest book is Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and she has been campaigning to stop the use of killer drones. Her work for justice in Israel/Palestine includes taking numerous delegations to Gaza after the 2008 Israeli invasion, organizing the Gaza Freedom March in 2010, participating in
the Freedom Flotillas. New York Newsday describes her as one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights".

Don’t miss this opportunity at this especially dangerous moment to hear this leading thinker and activist for peace and social justice.

Sponsored by United for Justice with Peace. For information call 617-354-2169 or?617-383-4857

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Forever Young: How Long Can Humans Live?
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Armenise Amphitheater, 200 Longwood Ave, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 02115
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Science in the News
SPEAKER(S)  Michael Schultz, Tyler Huycke, Ryoji Amamoto
CONTACT INFO sitnboston@gmail.com
DETAILS Science in the News (SITN) is a graduate student organization at Harvard University. We host interactive lectures on various science topics in the spring and fall. This lecture is a part of our fall lecture series, which are on Harvard’s Longwood campus. It consists of several PhD students presenting current research on a particular topic. Our seminars are open to audience members of any age, though a high school level of science education would be beneficial.
LINK http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/seminar-series/

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J Street: The Art of the Possible Screening
Wednesday, October 22
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
The Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/j-street-the-art-of-the-possible-screening-tickets-13002728511

Please join us for a sneak peek of the recently completed documentary J Street: The Art of the Possible. This gripping political documentary takes viewers inside the world of lobbying as it tracks a young, progressive advocacy group, presenting an alternative voice to the pro-Israel establishment and pushing the Obama administration to take a more active role in negotiating a two-state solution.
Screening is followed by a discussion with filmmakers and renowned Israeli journalist Danny Rubenstein and noted author and lecturer Bernard Avishai.
Tickets are free and needed by non-Emerson students/faculty.
Doors open at 6:00!

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Thursday, October 23
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Babson Food Day
Thursday, October 23 for Babson Food Day.  If you eat food, you have agency in the food system.  So come learn and share what each of us can do with our agency...  And if you have class or work that day, then come see our evening program with 11 of the most talented and creative chef/restaurateurs in Greater Boston.  

Babson Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods) and Gail Simmons (Top Chef, Food & Wine Magazine) are with us all day.   Babson Food Day is free and open to all.  

10-11:30 a.m. "Food is Everybody's Business"
Food stories from across the system
Olin Hall
Rose Arruda, MA Dept of Ag Resources
Sally Sampson, ChopChop Kids
Ian So (B'08), The Chicken and Rice Guys
12-1:30 p.m. "Marketplace of Great Food + Ideas" with Babson Sustainability and Babson Dining
Food innovation fair + locally-sourced lunch*
Reynolds Courtyard
*Small cash charge for non-Babson attendees' lunch

2-3:30 p.m. "Quick Service Incubator" with Babson Alumni & Friends Network
Entrepreneurs pitch business challenges to the incubator for feedback and fresh ideas. To apply: please email Food Sol Director Rachel  Greenberger at rgreenberger1@babson.edu.
Olin Hall
Adam Melonas, Chew Lab
Bob Burke (M'87), Natural Products Consulting
4-5 p.m. "The Corporate Path" with Babson Centers for Career Development
Corporate stories and careers pathways into food
Olin Hall

6-7:30 p.m. "Entrepreneurship + Innovation from the Restaurant World"
Restaurant entrepreneurship with local celebrity chefs
Sorenson
Skip Bennett, Island Creek Oysters, ICO Bar
Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa, Toro
Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery, Myers + Chang
Tim & Nancy Cushman, O Ya, Hojoko
Tiffani Faison, Sweet Cheeks Q
Matthew Gaudet, West Bridge
Matt Jennings, Townsman
Barbara Lynch, Barbara Lynch Gruppo
Ken Oringer, Clio, Coppa, Toro, Uni, Earth
Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow
Michael Schlow, Alta Strada, Cavatina, Pine, Tico, Via Matta

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Credence by the Cup - Consumer interest in environmental attributes of food and beverages
October 23
12pm
Tufts, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Road, Medford

Sean Cash, Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
There is an increasing availability of food and beverage products available to consumers that purport to allow them to vote for a cleaner environment with their shopping carts. Often these products come at a price premium, and with a variety of labels and third-party certification schemes behind them to provide assurances that these products really do provide the benefits that are described. What do we know about how consumers respond to what can be a barrage of information, and they make food choices that involve their bellies, minds, hearts and wallets?

Sean B. Cash, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and food economist in the Agriculture, Food and Environment program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University; a faculty affiliate of the Tufts Institute of the Environment; and an adjunct professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on how food, nutrition, and environmental policies affect both producers and consumers. Ongoing and recent projects include the efficacy of food label and price interventions as public health and environmental tools, including linkages to disease incidence; economics aspects of obesity; economic barriers to adherence to diabetes treatments; schoolchildren’s food choices in commercial environments; the role of agricultural policies on nutrition; how consumers value social aspects of food relative to other attributes; and how point-of-sale health messaging impacts consumers’ demand for food. He also conducts research in the areas of environmental impacts in food production, including projects on tea quality and climate change and invasive species management.

Dr. Cash is a past Chair of the Food Safety and Nutrition section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and is the Co-Chair of the C-FARE Blue Ribbon Panel on Consumer Concerns about Food, Health and Safety. He has been involved extensively in policy and public-facing work, including testimony to the Canadian Parliament and service on a National Academy of Sciences panel.

Contact environmentalstudies@tufts.edu

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A Transatlantic Agenda for Sustainable Progress
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, 12 – 1:15 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
SPEAKER(S)  H.E. Sigmar Gabriel, minister of economics and energy and vice chancellor of Germany
CONTACT INFO gilanaderi@fas.harvard.edu
LINK ces.fas.harvard.edu/#/events/2914

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Lab freecycle
Thursday, October 23
12–2 pm
Harvard, Sherman Fairchild Courtyard, 7 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Join the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Green Program for the Fall 2014 Lab Freecycle. Donate or find office supplies, small benchtop appliances and equipment, and more. All FREE! Donations will be accepted from 9 am-12 pm on the day of in the courtyard, or may be dropped off ahead of time in the Reuse Room located at Biology 1041.

More at http://green.harvard.edu/events/lab-freecycle#sthash.YudCfhzm.dpuf

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The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Law School, Austin Hall 111, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR The Middle East Initiative, in partnership with: The Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, the Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University, the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Join Deborah Amos, NPR international correspondent, and professor Noah Feldman, Harvard Law School, for a conversation on ISIS. The discussion will be moderated by ILSP Co-Director Kristen Stilt.
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK  http://ilsp.law.harvard.edu/the-islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis/
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Working Across the Turkish Border in Syria: Drinking from the Humanitarian Fire Hose
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, 4 – 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS, Knafel Building, Rm 262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR The Middle East Seminar and the Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World; the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
SPEAKER(S)  Martha Myers, country director, Save The Children-Syria Response
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO mivanova@wcfia.harvard.edu
DETAILS  This event is off the record. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.
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Dr. S. Santhanakrishna, Environmental Seminar
Thursday, October 23
4:00p–5:00p
MIT, Building 48-316, 15 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Dr. S. Santhanakrishnan - IUPUI

Environmental Sciences Seminar Series
Join us for a weekly series of environmental topics by MIT faculty and students, as well as guest lecturers from around the globe.

Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/parsonsseminars/home
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Civil and Environmental Engineering, Parsons Lab, Parsons Laboratory
For more information, contact:  Roberta Pizzinato
617-254-5540
robertap@mit.edu 

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Who's Choosin' Who? Race, Gender, and the New American Politics
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
4:15 pm
Harvard, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Lecture by Melissa Harris-Perry, Presidential Endowed Professor of Political Science at Wake Forest University, Founding Director of Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South, MSNBC Host, Columnist for the Nation, and Author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America.
Back in 1985, Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin released what became a widely popular single asking, “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” It’s been nearly 30 years, but the question of just who is playing the fool is still a great one for American politics. Just short of the 2014 midterm elections we can ask, who’s choosin’ who? Why do midterm elections draw far fewer women and voters of color to the ballot box? What difference do changing demographics make in American elections? And how do voting restrictions passed by elected officials shape the electorate who then make the choice of whether or not they return to office?
Introduction by Lawrence D. Bobo who is the W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and holds appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Department of African and African American Studies.
The event is free and open to the public.
Alumna and former Radcliffe College trustee Maurine Pupkin Rothschild ’40, who died in 2004, and her husband Robert Rothschild ’39 established the annual Rothschild Lecture at the Schlesinger Library in 1989. Distinguished speakers in the series have included Gail Collins, Angela Davis, Eve Ensler, Julio Frenk, Linda Greenhouse, Anita Hill, Samantha Power, Adrienne Rich, Amartya Sen, Reva Siegel, and Maxine Singer.

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Developing Indicators of Impacts and Change in the US - Sustaining National Assessments of Climate Change
Thursday, October 23
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Boston University, Life Science & Engineering Building, Room B-01, 24 Cummington Street, Boston

Tony Janetos, Professor of Earth and Environment and Director of The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University
Prof. Janetos was one of several prominent climate change scientists who worked on the third National Climate Assessment Report, a Congressionally-mandated report that reviews the impacts of climate change on the United States. Prof. Janetos served on the external federal advisory committee for the report and is also a co-convening lead author on the mitigation chapter.

Boston University Seminar Series on Climate Change

Contact Name:  Jennifer L. Berglund
berglund@bu.edu
More at: http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2014-10-23-210000-2014-10-23-220000/boston-university-seminar-series-climate-change#sthash.Zs4eHvaf.dpuf

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With Liberty — and Dividends — for All
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, 5 – 6:20 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Kennedy School, Hauser Center conference room, Belfer Building, ground floor, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Business, Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR HKS Progressive Caucus
SPEAKER(S)  Peter Barnes '64, former editor, Newsweek, New Republic, socially responsible venture investor
COST  Free and open to the public
DETAILS  How can we redistribute capital income and wealth in ways that are both more equitable and help produce sustainable, green growth? Peter Barnes, successful Bay Area investor who specializes in socially-responsible technologies, will offer six new, practical ways we can.
LINK dividendsforall.net

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Spotlight On...Regenerative Medicine
Thursday, October 23
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
British Consulate-General, Boston, One Broadway, 7th floor, Cambridge

Spotlight On…Regenerative Medicine
In the second of our Spotlight series, MIT Professor Robert Langer, the most cited engineer in history, will examine the field of regenerative medicine with Biolatris Founder/Director Dr. Cathrine Prescott, a renowned leader in the regenerative medicine business sector.
 
This series is meant include both the science and the non-science communities, and to be highly interactive: Please bring your own comments and questions to contribute to the discussion!

We will begin the formal discussion portion at approximately 5:15PM.

The Spotlight Series
Supporting technologies where science strengths and business capabilities combine is a core part of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy. In 2013, Her Majesty's Government set out Eight Great Technologies, and announced a £600 million investment to support their development:  Big Data, Satellite Applications, Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Synthetic Biology, Regenerative Medicine, Agri-Science, Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology, Energy Storage. 

To explore each of these Technologies, the British Consulate-General Boston's Science & Innovation team will host a series of fireside chats in which innovators from the UK and US discuss the origins and important developments in each field, as well as their perspectives on its future. 

The UK Science & Innovation Network, Boston

PLEASE NOTE
Eventbrite Registration is required (you do not have to bring a ticket, but must have registered ahead)
You must present a government-issued ID at security

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Sustainable Investing for the Next Economy
Thursday, October 23
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Le Meridien Cambridge, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA (map)
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Sustainable-Responsible-Investors-Forum/events/212621002/

Population Growth, shortages of natural resources, global warming- there are many challenges that will shape our future economy.  If the scientific community forecasts are correct, many regions will be faced with shortages of potable water and other natural resources, increasing energy demands, periods of drought which may cause crop failures, heavy rains and flooding, along with increasing healthcare demand to accommodate an aging population and new infectious diseases associated with climate change.  Aging infrastructure will need to be replaced with new facilities that can help accommodate these new challenges.

The discussion will be focused on how we can we identify companies believed to be leaders in managing environmental risks and opportunities across economic sectors who have made it their business to work towards a world wherein the economy and our underlying ecosystems can persist side by side.  New challenges often come with new opportunities.

Look for the Meetup sign in the lounge

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Partha Chatterjee: International Law and the Pedagogy of Violence
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 23, 2014, 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Ethics, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence
SPEAKER(S)  Partha Chatterjee, professor of anthropology, Columbia University
CONTACT INFO humcentr@fas.harvard.edu, 617.495.0738
LINK http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/partha-chatterjee-international-law-and-pedagogy-violence

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Wearables, Voice Interfaces, and Design Responsibility
Thursday, October 23
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DockYard, 101 Tremont Street, Boston
Enter the glass doors, smile and wave, turn left, and head up to Floor 2.
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/uxboston/events/204933412/
Price: $1.00/per person

Designing for Wearables in the Workplace (6:35 - 7:00)
by Todd Reily | @toddreily
We will discuss the UX design of wearables for industrial use cases. Topics will include the process of creating usable interfaces for wearables, the challenge of creating a seamless cross-device UX, and the opportunities for wearables in enterprise, such as Google Glass and smart watches.
About Todd: Todd Reily is the Principal Designer at APX Labs, the leading creator of enterprise software for wearable technologies, working with Fortune 500 clients across a range of industrial scenarios. Todd has had an extensive career in UX design and HCI as a consultant and in-house designer across consumer, enterprise, and defense industries. Todd holds a BS in Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University and MS in System Design & Management from MIT.

The Responsibility of Design (7:05 - 7:30)
by Ashley Treni | @ashleytreni
Design is a tool for communication that has a far reaching grasp and influences many people. As designers, we put a great deal of thought into who we design for. Implicit in all design is the way we guide our audience to use or understand the information and experience they engage with. It is our responsibility as designers to consider the best practices for cultivating an objective experience, and reinforcing the nature of communication as a perspective, and not an absolute truth.
About Ashley: Ashley is a designer at DockYard and an MFA candidate at Northeastern studying Information Design and Visualization. She is interested in design methods, information architecture, and experience design. 

Designing Voice Interfaces (7:35 - 8:00)
by Tanya Kraljic | @tkraljic
Speech is becoming a more ubiquitous means to interact with data across more and more form factors, from commonplace consumer devices like smartphones and tablets, to emerging products like wearables, connected home devices products, and entertainment platforms. Designers and developers face complex decisions about how voice interfaces will work and what technologies they will need to integrate. These decisions determine how users will interact with, be supported by, and perceive the systems.
About Tanya Kraljic
Tanya Kraljic is a principal interaction and dialog designer for Nuance Communications, Inc. Her work focuses on the strategy and design of speech experiences in mobile, wearable, in-home, and other emerging technologies. Tanya has helped clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies navigate the space of natural language technology, conversational design, and predictive intelligence. Prior to joining Nuance, Tanya earned a PhD in psycholinguistics (the psychology of language use), where she first studied human-human interaction.
When she's not thinking about how to make technology talk, you can find her outdoors (if it's warm out), or planning her next outdoor adventure (if it isn't).

Show Schedule
6:00 - 6:30: Pizza
6:30 - 6:35: UX Opener by Steve
6:35 - 7:00: Designing for Wearables in the Workplace
7:05 - 7:30: The Responsibility of Design
7:35 - 8:00: Designing Voice Interfaces

8:00+ Beantown Pub (Downstairs)

Why are you charging $1?
We're looking for an accurate count for food and people have suggested charging $1. They mentioned that it would get us a pretty accurate headcount and cover some costs at the same time. Let us know if you have another suggestion!

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The Possible Project's Kickstarter Party
Thursday, October 23
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
NGIN Workplace, 210 Broadway #201, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-possible-projects-kickstarter-party-tickets-12837253571

Support Young Entrepreneurs by backing our Kickstarter Campaign!
The Possible Project is a nonprofit youth entrepreneurship center based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that teaches high school students how to start and run their own businesses. We are holding a Kickstarter Campaign to purchase a professional grade $40,000 laser cutter for our Makerspace that is opening in Kendall Square this winter.
THE EVENT - free beer and ice cream!
This Event at NGIN Workplace is to bring together the greater Boston Community to rally behind our cause. Here you will be able to see our awesome laser cut rewards in person, mingle with Cambridge young professionals, and support an organization working with local high school students!
Computers will be set up to make your donation to our campaign.
Ice Cream donated from JP Licks and beer donated from Samuel Adams will be provided. Please bring your ID's.
Have no fear if you can't attend the event you can still sponsor our campaign by going to: http://kck.st/1mQBa48

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Place Your Bets
Thursday, October 23
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Suffolk Law School, Main Function Room, 120 Tremont Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.fordhallforum.org/programs/bets

Scott Harshbarger (former Attorney General, State of Massachusetts), Frank Callahan (President, MA Building Trades Council & VP, MA AFL-CIO), Michael Mathis (President & COO, MGM Springfield), John Ribeiro (Director, Repeal the Deal campaign)
Moderated by Fr. Richard McGowan (Economics Professor, Boston College)

This public forum to be held just before the November 4th vote will likely be the last chance for the leaders on each side of the casino debate to make their case to – and take questions directly from – the people of Greater Boston. We present this an opportunity for the people of our state to hear whether the licensing process is playing out as expected and jobs will be available right on schedule or that the lawsuits, hints of organized crime, and regulator bias in this process thus far are harbingers of worse effects to come.

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Kelp and Climate Change: Reef Life in Your Backyard
Thursday, October 23
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre, 1 Central Wharf, Boston
RSVP at http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar?id=105502&view=Detail

Dr. Jarrett Byrnes, assistant professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
New England is a kelpy wonderland. Along our shores, we have rolling meadows of kelp full of crabs, lobsters and more. But it’s not just us. Kelps beds, meadows, and forests are found in one quarter of the world’s coastal areas. They provide food for humans and fish alike, alter shorelines, and shape the temperate reefs around them. But these big beautiful cold water algae have started to respond to changes in water temperatures and wave action. Come learn more about what kelps means for you and what changes may be in store for the future.

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Spotlight On...Regenerative Medicine
Thursday, October 23
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, One Memorial Drive, Horace Mann Room, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/spotlight-onregenerative-medicine-tickets-13330298281

Spotlight On…Regenerative Medicine
In the second of our Spotlight series, MIT Professor Robert Langer, the most cited engineer in history, will examine the field of regenerative medicine with Biolatris Founder/Director Dr. Cathrine Prescott, a renowned leader in the regenerative medicine business sector.

This series is meant include both the science and the non-science communities, and to be highly interactive: Please bring your own comments and questions to contribute to the discussion!

We will begin the formal discussion portion at approximately 7:30PM.

The Spotlight Series
Supporting technologies where science strengths and business capabilities combine is a core part of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy. In 2013, Her Majesty's Government set out Eight Great Technologies, and announced a £600 million investment to support their development:  Big Data, Satellite Applications, Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Synthetic Biology, Regenerative Medicine, Agri-Science, Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology, Energy Storage.

To explore each of these Technologies, the British Consulate-General Boston's Science & Innovation team will host a series of fireside chats in which innovators from the UK and US discuss the origins and important developments in each field, as well as their perspectives on its future.

PLEASE NOTE
The Microsoft New England R&D Center is a secure facility; the following will be required for admittance (no exceptions):
Eventbrite Registration (you do not have to bring a ticket, but must have registered ahead)
Government-issued ID
Sign-in at entry
PLEASE BE SURE YOUR REGISTRATION DETAILS INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME.

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Friday, October 24
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MA Food Day
Friday, October 24

Find local events at http://fooddayma.wordpress.com

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Out of Bounds: Ethnography, History, & Music Conference
WHEN  Fri., Oct. 24 – Sun., Oct. 26, 2014
WHERE  John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Conferences, Humanities, Music
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard Music Department
SPEAKER(S)  Eighteen speakers over a three-day conference in honor of Kay Kaufman Shelemay, G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music, Professor of African and African American Studies.
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO musicdpt@fas.harvard.edu
LINK www.music.fas.harvard.edu…

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Human-Centered Computing: Using Speech to Understand Behavior
Friday, October 24
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Refreshments: 2:15 PM
MIT, Building 32-D463 (Star), 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Emily Mower Provost , University of Michigan
Emotion has intrigued researchers for generations. This fascination has permeated the engineering community, motivating the development of affective computational models for classification. However, human emotion remains notoriously difficult to interpret in part due to the presence of complex emotions, emotions that contain shades of multiple affective classes. Proper representations of emotion would ameliorate this problem by introducing multidimensional characterizations of the data that permit the quantification and description of the varied affective components of each utterance. In this talk I will discuss methods to characterize emotion, focusing on quantifying the presence of multiple shades of affect and avoiding the need for hard-labeled assignments. This set of techniques can be used to determine a most likely assignment for an utterance, to map out the evolution of the emotional tenor of an interaction, or to interpret utterances that have multiple affective components. I will demonstrate how these representation techniques can be used as a component of classification and how they provide insight into the temporal flow of emotion in speech.

I will touch on our work on emotion perception, describing our new stimuli and showing how they can be used to gain insight into the emotion perception process. This area has applications in the design of affective avatars, the development of novel machine learning algorithms, and in furthering our scientific understanding of human emotion perception. Finally, I will discuss our ongoing speech-based assistive technology research, highlighting our work estimating speech quality for individuals with aphasia and mood for individuals with bipolar disorder.

Emily Mower Provost received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude and with thesis honors) from Tufts University, Boston, MA in 2004 and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA in 2007 and 2010, respectively.

Emily is a member of Tau-Beta-Pi, Eta-Kappa-Nu, and a member of IEEE and ISCA. She has been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2004-2007), the Herbert Kunzel Engineering Fellowship from USC (2007-2008, 2010-2011), the Intel Research Fellowship (2008-2010), and the Achievement Rewards For College Scientists (ARCS) Award (2009 – 2010). Her research interests are in human-centered speech and video processing, multimodal interfaces design, and speech-based assistive technology. The goals of her research are motivated by the complexities of human emotion generation and perception.

Contact: Marcia G. Davidson, 617-253-3049, marcia@csail.mit.edu
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Food Day: Food Entrepreneurship Panel & Food Swap
Friday, October 24
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-day-food-entrepreneurship-panel-food-swap-tickets-13287901471

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food.
We at the Boston Food Swap celebrate Food Day every day, but for October, we'll be celebrating along with the rest of the country.
Join us for a panel discussion with local food entreprenuers who embody the Food Day priorities and are making a difference in how our food is grown, distributed, and enjoyed! The panel will be followed by a food swap.
PANEL:
Jessica Angell, Cabbige
Jessie Banhazl, Green City Growers
Laurel Valchuis, Al FreshCo
Moderated by Jacqueline Church, LD Gourmet, Kitchen Confidence, Oyster Century Club

...more to be announced soon!
SWAP INFO:
All swap items must be homemade, homegrown, or foraged by you. Think baked goods, jam, pickles, spreads, honey, vinegar, granola, pasta, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, homemade sausages, backyard eggs, home brews-- you name it! Bring as little or as much as you like. You can bring a bunch of one thing or multiples of a few different things. The possibilities are endless!
Keep in mind that swappers will be examining and picking up your goods, so be sure to package them in a way that protects the food and makes it clear the amounts you want to swap. We encourage reusable, earth-friendly packaging whenever possible.
If possible, you should also bring samples for others to try.

SCHEDULE:
6:00pm - 7:30pm: Panel
7:30pm - 9:00pm: Swap

Check out our website at http://www.bostonfoodswap.com

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Saturday, October 25
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Harvard Business School Finance Club 2014 Finance Conference
Saturday, October 25
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Harvard Business School, Soldiers Field Road, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-finance-conference-tickets-13100841971
Cost:  $32.64 - $64.29

The theme for this year's Finance Conference is "Finance in the New Era of Growth," which will delve into the path towards financial recovery as well as the multitude of implications from the recent changes seen in regulation, market confidence, and financing opportunities. All students and industry professionals are welcome. 

Contact:  rzhang@mba2015.hbs.edu
http://www.financeconference.org
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Harvard’s Second Ever Fungus Fair
Saturday, October 25
10am – 1pm
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Explore the wondrous world of fungi! Join Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, labs—and even in our own refrigerators. Learn about the use of fungi in common foods such as bread and cheese. This is an opportunity to investigate museum collections and participate in hands-on activities and taste tests led by Harvard students.

Special Event. Regular museum admission rates apply.

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The 19th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Saturday, October 25
11AM* - 6PM
and
Sunday, October 26
10AM - 4PM
*Saturday 10 - 11 AM preview hour. A limited number of tickets ($5) are available here to visit the Exhibitor Room before the doors open at 11 AM for Free Admission to all.
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston
Subway stop across the street

This Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment. It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them!

Whether you are a longtime vegetarian or vegan, or someone simply wanting to add more delicious plant-based foods to your meal repertoire, or if you are just curious what it's all about, you are welcome here! We offer you free admission, free food sampling, free speaker presentations, free parking and a T stop across the street.

You also can learn of ways to help animals and protect the environment, and enhance your health and well being. There are activities for kids, too! Learn more about the Festival.

Contact http://bostonveg.org/foodfest/index.html

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Nu, a New Noah?: Climate Concern in the Year of Release
Saturday, October 26 
11:15am 
Temple Beth David, 7 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, MA

Fred Davis, lighting and energy expert
Even after 35 years of progress and success in the clean-energy field, member Fred Davis was shocked by reports this past spring about global cliiamte change.  The science is alarming;  some call the potential for ecological calamity “The undoing of Creation.”

In this “Nosh & Drash” Fred will introduce some recent Jewish thinking about environmental awareness and stewardship.  This includes a rethinking of the Biblical concept of Shmitah, the every-seven-year Year of Release that we just began.  What’s “green enough” when suddenly it’s a whole new ark?

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Remembering North America's Extinct Birds: The Lost Bird Project
Saturday, October 25
2:00PM
Harvard, Haller Hall, enter at 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Join us for a screening of The Lost Bird Project, a film that honors five extinct North American birds: the Labrador Duck, the Great Auk, the Heath Hen, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Passenger Pigeon. Directed by Deborah Dickson, the film follows sculptor Todd McGrain as he sets out to create large bronze memorials to these lost birds and to install them in the locations where they were last seen in the wild. A discussion with McGrain and Andy Stern, the executive producer of the film, will follow the screening. A book about the project will also be available for purchase at the museum store.

Film Screening and Book Signing. Free with museum admission.
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/lectures_and_special_events/index.php
More at: http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2014-10-25-180000/remembering-north-americas-extinct-birds-lost-bird-project#sthash.xViNKH46.dpuf

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Energy Theater Show: "Monstrous Laughter Halloween Special”
Saturday, October 25
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville
Cost:  $10 benefit for Unity Somerville. 

People who don't know about us are missing out.  This might be the best show we have put together.

One hour of laughter followed by our second feature, the Punk Rock Band,  "The Egg Queen" Come dressed as your favorite monstrous personality and be prepared to dance.

Some features,
"Interview with a Vampire,” "I married a monster,” “The invisible man and Woman," "Zombie Boot Camp," "The wild first date" and more.
Pass this along to whom you might think would enjoy this show.

http://energytheater.org

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Sunday, October 26
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Economic Solidarity in Spain - Reflections on Practice
Sunday, October 26
5:00pm
encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston

Pasqualino Colombaro returns to Boston for a brief visit from Spain. His presentation draws lessons from his work in Spain.
With the passage of the democratic constitution of 1978, Euskadi (Basque Country) quickly became the best performing regional economy of Spain boasting an unemployment rate of about 3% in 2007. Today while the overall Spanish rate of unemployment again hovers at about 26%, Euskadi seems to have settled at an abnormally high of 16%. Things are much worse for workers everywhere in Spain.

There were over 37,000 mass demonstrations in all of Spain in 2013 (slightly up from 2012) to protest the causes of the crisis and its handling by the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy. It appears though that for 2014 these numbers are considerably lower as protest/strike resources dwindle and as the intransigent and repressive posture of the conservative government starts having its nefarious effects.

Despite this, Spanish Unions suffered a lethal blow to their very reason for being when labor law was reformed over night to flexibilize the Spanish labor market. Firing was left to the sole discretion of the employer and wage levels went back to being set unilaterally by the employer. In the meantime the number of Spanish millionaires grew by 27% since 2008, 11% of which in 2013 alone while the aggregate family financial wealth grew by 26%.

Except for aborting the right-wing reform project of the Spanish abortion law and for passing minor ameliorations around bankruptcy, housing loans and taxation, the Rajoy government has conceded nothing to the protesters nor have the Spanish millionaires (old and new) invested anything in the Spanish economy to improve it in any discernible way.

With 6 million Spanish workers being out of work, worker cooperatives (and other non-conventional worker initiated forms of work comprised in the Spanish social-solidarity economy) continue to stably employ 2.5 million workers or 12.5% of the Spanish workforce today. In Euskadi the entire sector comprises about 8% of its economy with the number of cooperatives rising to the tune of 100 per year since 2008.

The concepts of territorial independence, political autonomy and self rule (the Fueros) of the Basque provinces find their root in Guernika, Bizkaia, since the 11th century. Guernika is located about 30 miles N-W of Mondragon where the famous global (cooperative) corporation was born in 1956.

Pasqualino has been living in Euskadi for the past three years. He has kept up with Spanish events, explored the territorial social-economic environment and personally experimented with new practices in self-sufficient gardening and in local economic initiatives.

In light of a brief presentation on the above Pasqualino will invite everyone to discuss:
a) Why in 2014 dependent workers are still not able to apply effective countervailing measures to the global spread of capitalism nor to its savage rape of the natural and social environments and;
b) How some workers, at this stage, could and do move forward independently to create their own, self-determined economic initiatives and to invent new forms of work and new ways of life;
c) What accounts for the difference?

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Monday, October 27
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Radcliffe Institute Fellow's Presentation Series: The Ornithologist
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 27, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE  Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Film, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
SPEAKER(S)  João Pedro Rodrigues, 2014-15 Radcliffe-Harvard Film Study Center Fellow/Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellow
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2014-joao-pedro-rodrigues-fellow-presentation

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MASS Seminar - Morgan O'Neill (MIT)
Monday, October 27
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

Speaker: Morgan O'Neill
MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar
The MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar (MASS) is a student-run weekly seminar series within PAOC. Seminar topics include all research concerning the atmosphere and climate, but also talks about e.g. societal impacts of climatic processes. The seminars usually take place on Monday from 12-1pm followed by a lunch with graduate students. Besides the seminar, individual meetings with professors, post-docs, and students are arranged. The seminar series is run by graduate students and is intended mainly for students to interact with individuals outside the department, but faculty and post docs certainly participate.

Web site: http://eaps-www.mit.edu/paoc/events/calendars/mass
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Atmospheric Science Seminars
For more information, contact:  MASS organizing committee
mass@mit.edu

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Energy storage: Its value to the grid and ongoing policy challenges to deployment and support of renewable energy
Monday, October 27
12pm-1:30pm
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Paul Denholm, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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The Glass Cage:  Automation and US
Monday, October 27
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Northeastern University School of Law, 240 Dockser Hall,  65 Forsyth Street, Boston
RSVP at https://events.attend.com/?form_id=1383764446/#/form/register/1383764446/0
Cost:  $5

Nicholas Carr
In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure. Even as they bring ease to our lives, these programs are stealing something essential from us.

Nicholas Carr is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-finalist The Shallows, and the best-selling The Big Switch and Does It Matter? Former executive director of the Harvard Business Review, he has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times and Wired. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Ecologies of Paradox: A Typology of Scientific Surprise in the Anthropocene
Monday, October 27
12:15PM - 2:00PM
Harvard, Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge
Sandwich lunches are provided. Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu by Wednesday at 5PM the week before.

Zoe Nyssa, Harvard, HUCE/STS Fellow

STS Circle at Harvard
http://sts.hks.harvard.edu/events/sts_circle
Contact Name:  sts@hks.harvard.edu
More at: http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2014-10-27-161500-2014-10-27-180000/sts-circle-harvard#sthash.9swO7Emc.dpuf

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Election Day Preview: The Vote in Massachusetts
Monday, October 27
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
Harvard, Institute of Politics Conference Room, Room 166 Littauer Building, 79 JF Street, Cambridge

Jim O’Sullivan, Political Reporter, Boston Globe
Gabrielle Gurley, Senior Associate Editor, Commonwealth Magazine

On November 4th, Massachusetts will elect a new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, and 6th District Congressman. Veteran reporters O’Sullivan and Gurley will share their observations on the election season and their views on the candidates. They will also field audience questions.

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Beyond Sunnis and Shiites: Understanding the Violent Recalibration of Arab State, Sect, Tribe and Citizen
WHEN  Mon., Oct. 27, 2014, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Religion, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR The Middle East Initiative
SPEAKER(S)  A seminar with Rami Khouri, senior fellow at MEI and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
COST  Free and open to the public
LINK http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/6451/beyond_sunnis_and_shiites.html

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Industrial Urbanism: MIT Symposium on Cities and Industries
Monday, October 27
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
MIT Media Lab, 6th Floor, Room 648, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/industrial-urbanism-mit-symposium-on-cities-and-industries-tickets-12722692917

The aim of this symposium is to explore the future relationships between city and industry along three themes with a focus on their spatial implications:
Changing Technologies
Panelists:
Professor Marty Schmidt, Provost MIT
Professor Sanjay Sarma, Director of Digital Learning, MIT
Professor Calestous Juma, Harvard Kennedy School
Moderator/respondent: Tim Love, Founding Principal, Utile

Changing Manufacturing
Panelists:
Professor Fiona Murray, Associate Dean of Innovation, Sloan School of Management, MIT
Dr. Ted Acworth, Founder & CEO, Artaic
Alex Klatskin, General Partner, Forsgate Industrial Partners
Moderator/respondent: Professor Alexander D’Hooghe, Director, Center for Advanced Urbanism, MIT

Changing Cities
Panelists:
Professor Amy Glasmeier, DUSP MIT
Neil McCullagh, Executive Director, The American City Coalition
Dr. Elisabeth Reynolds, Executive Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center
Moderator/respondent: Professor Dennis Frenchman, DUSP MIT

Prospects and Future Directions
Eran Ben-Joseph, Professor and Department Head, DUSP MIT
Dr. Tali Hatuka, Head of the Laboratory of contemporary Urban Design, Tel Aviv University

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Planets and Life - Human and Planetary Perspectives:  Past & Future Fights of the Homo Sapiens, Stewardship of Earth’s Natural Systems: the Next Front in Protecting Global Health
Monday, October 27
4:30pm - 6:00pm
MIT, Building 2-105, 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Speaker: Samuel Myers (Harvard)

Planets and Life: Human and Planetary Perspectives
Weekly lecture and discussion series exploring the co-evolution of the earth's natural systems and life

Web site: http://eapsweb.mit.edu/events/2014/planets-life
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Lectures
For more information, contact:  Vlada Stamenkovic
rinsan@mit.edu 

More at: http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2014-10-27-200000-2014-10-27-220000/planets-and-life-human-and-planetary-perspectives#sthash.82ZVPyEj.dpuf

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Stewardship of Earth’s Natural Systems: the Next Front in Protecting Global Health
Monday, October 27
4:30 - 6:00
MIT, Building 2-105, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Samuel Myers (Harvard)

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Deans' Food System Challenge Kickoff
Monday, October 27
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Harvard innovation lab, 125 Western Avenue, Lobby Area, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/deans-food-system-challenge-kickoff-tickets-13316480953

Join HLS Dean Martha Minow and keynote speaker Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, in officially kicking off the 2015 Deans' Food System Challenge. The Challenge invites creative and entrepreneurial students to develop innovative ideas to improve the health, social, and environmental outcomes of the food system in the United States and around the world.

Students will have the opportunity at the Kickoff to network with other like-minded folks at Harvard and begin exploring ideas and partnerships to apply to this challenge in one of four categories:
Producing Sustainable, Nutritious Food
Innovating in Food Distribution and Markets
Improving Our Diet
Reducing Food Waste
The Challenge is co-sponsored by Dean Martha Minow of Harvard Law School and Dean Julio Frenk of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

A variety of workshops and networking events will offer participants numerous opportunities to strengthen their idea, team, and ventures throughout the Challenge timeline. More information on the Challenge and programming can be found here.

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Tuesday, October 28
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ABX 2014 [Architecture Boston Expo]
Tuesday, October 28 - Thursday, October 30
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
RSVP at http://abexpo.com/

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Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate.
Tuesday, October 28
12 p.m.
Harvard, Taubman 275, 5 Eliot Street, Cambridge

More information at http://shorensteincenter.org/dahlia-lithwick/

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The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data Smart Governance
Tuesday, October 28
12:00 pm
Langdell Library 4th Floor Caspersen Room, Harvard Law School; no RSVP necessary (map)
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

With Susan Crawford and other special guests
Harvard Law School Visiting Professor and co-director of the Berkman Center Susan Crawford joins Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville, MA, Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer for the City of Boston and Harvard Business School Professor and Chief of Staff to Mayor Menino, Mitchell Weiss, for a lively discussion around her new book, The Responsive City.  The talk will be moderated by Harvard Law School Professor and co-founder and Director of the Berkman Center Jonathan Zittrain.

Lunch will be served and the author will be available for book signing.

About the Responsive City
The Responsive City is a compelling guide to civic engagement and governance in the digital age that will help municipal leaders link important breakthroughs in technology and data analytics with age-old lessons of small-group community input to create more agile, competitive and economically resilient cities. The book is co-authored by Professor Stephen Goldsmith, director of Data-Smart City Solutions at Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor Susan Crawford, co-director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

About Susan
Susan Crawford is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and a co-director of the Berkman Center. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, and a contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired. She served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the FCC transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She is a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation.

Ms. Crawford was formerly a (Visiting) Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard’s Kennedy School, a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, and a Professor at the University of Michigan Law School (2008-2010). As an academic, she teaches Internet law and communications law. In December of 2012, Yale University Press published her book, Captive Audience: Telecom Monopolies in the New Gilded Age. She was a member of the board of directors of ICANN from 2005-2008 and is the founder of OneWebDay, a global Earth Day for the internet that takes place each Sept. 22. One of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology (2009); IP3 Awardee (2010); one of Prospect Magazine’s Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future (2011) and TIME Magazine’s Tech 40: The Most Influential Minds in Tech (2013). She is a member of the board of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC).

Ms. Crawford received her B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. She served as a clerk for Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) (Washington, D.C.) until the end of 2002, when she left that firm to enter the legal academy. Susan, a violist, lives in New York City.

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Harvard Lighting Fair
October 28, 2014
12–3 pm
Harvard, Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Harvard Sustainability is pleased to announce a return visit of the Energy Saving Lighting Fair to coincide with the Freecycle and Farmers Market taking place on Tuesday, October 28. We invite you to learn about current LED lighting and energy management devices for the home. NSTAR customers can also enjoy special discounted pricing on a variety of product for the home, thanks to NSTAR and Mass Save.

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Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan
Tuesday, October 28
2:45p–4:00p
Harvard, Harvard Hall 104

Speaker: David Atkin (UCLA)

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Development Economics Seminar
For more information, contact:  economics calendar
econ-cal@mit.edu

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Compton Lecture: Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Tuesday, October 28
3:30p–5:00p
MIT, Building 10-250, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Speaker: Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
MIT welcomes Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to campus on Tuesday, October 28, for the fall 2014 Karl Taylor Compton Lecture, "Exceptional Opportunities in Biomedical Research".

Web site: http://compton.mit.edu/speakers/francis-collins/
Open to: the general public
Cost: n/a
Sponsor(s): Institute Events, Office of the President
For more information, contact:  Institute Events
617-253-4795
info-events@mit.edu

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Examining Ebola Interdisciplinary Panel
Tuesday, October 28
4:00p–6:00p
MIT, Building 4-163, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge

We are envisioning a multidisciplinary panel in which each speaker presents for no more than 15 minutes (depending on the number of participants). We'd then open up the forum for a moderated discussion among the panelists, and take questions from our audience. Our hope is to provide up-to-date information about the biology of the disease, discuss the infrastructural dimensions of the pandemic and its impact on public health and security, analyze contemporary "disaster preparedness" and biosecurity practices (as well as discourses about them), and to contextualize the current crisis in historical and cross-cultural perspectives. It is also important for us to discuss how the emergency is unfolding in the media.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Global Health and Medical Humanities Initiative, MIT Prehealth Advising Global Education and Career Development Office
For more information, contact:  Brittany Peters
bapeters@mit.edu

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Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
Tuesday, October 28
4:30p–6:00p
MIT, Building E40-496, One Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Professor Dawisha, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
Karen Dawisha is the Walter E. Havighurst Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and the Director of the University's Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies.

Russian scholar Dawisha describes and exposes the origins of Putin's kleptocratic regime. She presents extensive new evidence about the Putin circle's use of public positions for personal gain even before Putin became president in 2000. She documents the establishment of Bank Rossiya, now sanctioned by the US; the rise of the Ozero cooperative, founded by Putin and others who are now subject to visa bans and asset freezes; the links between Putin, Petromed, and Putin's Palace near Sochi; and the role of security officials from Putin's KGB days in Leningrad and Dresden, many of whom have maintained their contacts with Russian organized crime.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MISTI MIT-Russia Program, Security Studies Program, Center for International Studies
For more information, contact:  Emma Kaminskaya
617-324-2793
Ekaminsk@mit.edu

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Life Beyond Earth - Mars and Exoplanets
Tuesday, October 28
6:00p–7:30p
MIT, Building N51, 275 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Christopher Carr, Research Scientist, MIT
Vlada Stamenkovic, Postdoctoral Associate, Habitability Labs, MIT

Soap Box is an interactive series in which participants of all backgrounds converse with top MIT scientists or engineers in an informal cafe-style setting at the MIT Museum. Begun in 2005, Soap Box is the premier public forum for discussing new technological and scientific developments at MIT.

Fall 2014 Soap Box: How to Make Life and Influence Planets

Discover the origins of life on earth and how life itself can drastically alter the landscape of our planet. Then learn what prospects lie ahead of finding habitable planets and even other types of life outside of the Earth. Come with questions, share your thoughts, and leave with new knowledge and understanding.

Web site: http://mit.edu/museum/programs/soapbox.html
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): MIT NASA Astrobiology Team, MIT Museum
For more information, contact:  Andrew Hong
617-324-7313
andhong@mit.edu

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A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet
WHEN  Tue., Oct. 28, 2014, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, HKS Starr Auditorium, Belfer Bldg. 2nd Floor, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Environmental Sciences, Film, Sustainability
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR HKS Environment & Natural Resources Program & Energy & Environment Professional Interest Council
SPEAKER(S)  53-min film preceded by panel with Cristine Russell, science writer/HKS senior fellow; Chloe Maxmin '15, co-founder, Divest Harvard; Mick Powers, HKS MPP2, Australian lawyer & environmental activist
COST  Free
CONTACT INFO amanda_sardonis@harvard.edu
DETAILS  Refreshments will be served.
LINK http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/events/6471/fierce_green_fire.html

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Increasing Your Creative Capacity
Tuesday, October 28
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Harvard innovation lab, 125 Western Avenue, Lobby Area, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/increasing-your-creative-capacity-tickets-13792819695

Creativity is one of the most essential and vital attributes for being a successful entrepreneur. But how exactly does one increase their ability to think and act creatively? 

In this session, award winning educator and artist Art Sherwyn will walk through the creative process and illustrate methods for training the intellect how to gain passage into the world of creative thought; within this world will lie the tools for creative problem solving and invention with focus on using these techniques to drive innovation within your own venture.

Art will also share the unique alignment the arts have with the human side of entrepreneurship and connection to the stability and longevity of your venture and quality of life. This workshop will provide very practical information which is easily adaptable. It is designed to be highly participatory and hands-on.
 
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Boston Green Drinks - October Happy Hour
Boston Green Drinks
Tuesday, October 28
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Scholars, 25 School Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-green-drinks-october-happy-hour-tickets-13705103333

With only a week until midterm elections, let's inspire each other to vote for sustainability!
Join the conversation with sustainability professionals and hobbyists.  Enjoy a drink and build your connection with our green community!
Keep sending feedback to Lyn@bostongreendrinks.com for ideas about speakers or content for the future and mark your calendar for drinks on the last Tuesday of every month.  Also, if you RSVP and can't make it, e-mail us to let us know.

Boston Green Drinks  builds a community of sustainably-minded Bostonians, provides a forum for exchange of sustainability career resources, and serves as a central point of information about emerging green issues.  We support the exchange of ideas and resources about sustainable energy, environment, food, health, education.

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MassChallenge - Skolkovo Demo Day
Tuesday, October 28
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
MassChallenge Event Space, 23 Drydock Avenue, Floor 6, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/masschallenge-skolkovo-demo-day-tickets-13002174855

Watch top Russian tech startups compete for opportunities in the U.S. startup ecosystem

For the past eight weeks, the most promising startups out of Skolkovo Foundation's IT Cluster have received expert mentorship from some of the top mentors in the MassChallenge program.

On October 28, they will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, hoping to win spots in the MassChallenge 2015 semifinals and Silicon Valley's Tim Draper University of Heroes.

You are invited to hear their pitches & connect with MassChallenge, MIT Enterprise Forum, the Skolkovo Foundation, and Draper University as we explore the potential of Russian entrepreneurship.

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HEET’s Help for Houses of Worship Workshops
Tuesday, October 28
6:30 pm
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston

Organizations interested in participating in the Help for HOWs program should RSVP at
http://www.heetma.org/help-for-houses-of-worship/workshops-help-for-houses-of-worship/
to attend one of these informational sessions:

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Wednesday, October 29
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Germany and Europe Facing the Ukraine Crisis and ISIS
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 29, 2014, 12 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
SPEAKER(S)  Thomas Bagger, head of policy planning, German Foreign Office, Berlin
COST   Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO atownes@wcfia.harvard.edu
DETAILS  This event is co-sponsored by the Boston Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany.

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Economic Interdependence and War
Wednesday, October 29
12:00p–2:00p
MIT, Building E40-496, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Speaker: DALE COPELAND, University of Virginia
SSP Wednesday Seminar Series

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/ssp/seminars/index.html
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Security Studies Program
For more information, contact:  Elina Hamilton
617-253-7529

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ABX Design Charrette: Living with Water
Wednesday, October 29
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
ABX Conference, Hall C (far corner!), Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/abx-design-charrette-living-with-water-tickets-13225109659

It's a familiar refrain: if Superstorm Sandy had hit a few hours earlier (or later), Boston, too, would have flooded.  Scientists know that seas are rising, storm severity is increasing, and that coastal cities need to grapple with an increasingly wet world. “Living With Water,” resilient design from the Netherlands and elsewhere, is part of the solution.
On Sandy's second anniversary, join us for a hands-on design workshop to imagine what this might mean at a variety of locations where the city meets the sea.  The working session of the charrette is from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, followed by a reception and discussion from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.
We are seeking for 100 participants from a wide range of backgrounds: architects, planners, residents, property managers, scientists, engineers, neighborhood activists, and interested citizens and others. Participants will use Living With Water ideas and your own experience and knowledge to reimagine one of three sites in Boston to accommodate five feet of sea level rise while maintaining or enhancing its value as a vibrant place to live, work, and play.

This charrette is one component of a slate of ABX workshops about resiliency, and complements a larger design competition organized by the City of Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Coastal Zone Management, The Boston Harbor Association, and the Boston Society of Architects.

This event is free and open to the public, though space is limited and registration is required to reserve your spot.  Please only reserve a spot if you will come.

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The Coming Swarm: DDoS, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet
Wednesday, October 29
6:00 pm
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall Room 2012, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Reception to follow book launch in the HLS Pub, Wasserstein Hall
RSVP required for those attending in person at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2014/10/thecomingswarm#RSVP

Author Molly Sauter in discussion with Laurie Penny
In her new book, The Coming Swarm: DDoS, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet, Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. Together in conversation with journalist and activist Laurie Penny, Molly will discuss the use of disruptive tactics like DDoS, online civil disobedience, and the role of the internet as a zone of political activism and speech. There will be a book signing following the discussion.

About Molly
Molly Sauter is a research affiliate at the Berkman Center, and a doctoral student at McGill University in Montreal. She holds a masters degree in Comparative Media Studies from MIT, where she is an affiliate researcher at the Center for Civic Media at the Media Lab.  Her research is broadly focused on hacker culture, transgressive digital activism, and depictions of technology in the media. Her research is situated in socio-political analyses of technology and technological culture.  She is author of The Coming Swarm, an analysis of the history and development of activist distributed denial of service actions, published by Bloomsbury. She blogs at oddletters.com and tweets @oddletters.

About Laurie
Laurie Penny was born in London in 1986 and is not dead yet. She is, in no particular order, a writer, a journalist, a public speaker, an activist, a feminist, a reprobate and a geek. She is Contributing Editor of New Statesman magazine and Editor-at-Large at The New Inquiry. Her fourth book, Unspeakable Things, was published by Bloomsbury (US/UK) in 2014.

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Global Energy Shortage: Are Laws on the Right Side?
Wednesday, October 29
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Day Pitney LLP - Law Firm - Boston Office, 1 International Place, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-energy-shortage-are-laws-on-the-right-side-tickets-13397487245

Come join Boston International for an academic discussion surrounding the energy regulatory landscape in the United States and abroad.  Our current trend towards a global energy crisis presents unique regulatory challenges for countries attempting to incentivize energy development.  Professor Steven Ferrey of Suffolk Law School and Andrew Bobenski of John Hancock Financial Services will join us for the evening to discuss what laws regarding energy development look like here at home, and overseas.  Networking time will be set aside before and after the panel discussion.

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Fat vs. Sugar: The culture of American dieting
WHEN  Wed., Oct. 29, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Armenise Amphitheater, 200 Longwood Avenue, Harvard Medical School, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Science in the News
CONTACT INFO sitnboston@gmail.com
DETAILS Science in the News (SITN) is a graduate student organization at Harvard University. We host interactive lectures on various science topics in the spring and fall. This lecture is a part of our fall lecture series, which are on Harvard’s Longwood campus. It consists of several PhD students presenting current research on a particular topic. Our seminars are open to audience members of any age, though a high school level of science education would be beneficial.
LINK http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/seminar-series/

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Thursday, October 30
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Swedish Cleantech Tour arrives to Boston!
Thursday, October 30
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Wilmerhale, 60 State Street, Floor 26, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/swedish-cleantech-tour-arrives-to-boston-tickets-13352346227

The Swedish Cleantech Tour is proud to announce a special opportunity to meet Sweden's most promising cleantech companies. Eager to expand, these companies are entering the US market by introducing innovative solutions that will generate high demand in this emerging industry.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 30th, at 60 State Street in Boston, Massachusetts.
It all starts at 9.00 am with a complimentary breakfast, followed by a series of presentations from the participating cleantech companies, which include Arsizio, Midsummer, Climeon, Recondoil, Infrafone and Watty. Other participating companies will be announced shortly.  The event will conclude with a networking lunch at 12:30 pm, which will be an excellent opportunity to continue the conversation, and gain further insight into the Nordic cleantech movement.

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Biodiversity and land conservation at the Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
October 30
12:00-1:00pm
Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room, 10 Upper Campus Rd Tufts University, Medford

Patricia Swain, Ph.D., Natural Community Ecologist, Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
The overall goal of the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP), part of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, is the protection of the state's wide range of native biological diversity, particularly the vertebrate and invertebrate animals and native plants that are officially listed as rare in Massachusetts. The talk will focus on conservation through identifying, tracking, managing, and regulating rare species and identifying and mapping NHESP priority natural communities. Land use history, climate change, and other influences on native biodiversity will be part of the discussion.

Patricia Swain's job as natural community ecologist for NHESP means working state wide with the rarest and most imperiled natural communities in Massachusetts and the best examples of the more common types. Patricia is currently revising The Classification of Natural Communities of Massachusetts that was first produced in 2001; since then they have been adding new types and adjusting the original descriptions so that a clean version (with illustrations and a key) seems like a useful product. Patricia has been the Natural Community Ecologist for MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program since 1987. Before that she was a stay at home mom and part time academic, teaching occasional ecology and biology classes at the local university and technical college. She graduated from Tufts with a Biology major, and obtained her MS and PhD degrees in Ecology from the University of Minnesota.

Contact environmentalstudies@tufts.edu

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Authorship in a Digital World: How to Make It Thrive
Thursday, October 30
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Harvard, Lamont Library Forum Room, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/authorship-in-a-digital-world-how-to-make-it-thrive-registration-13100725623

The internet has had disruptive effects on many aspects of the ecosystem in which authors reach readers. The roles of publishers, retailers, libraries, and universities, and other participants in this ecosystem are evolving rapidly. Amazon.com, in particular, has been the source of considerable controversy in its dealings with authors and publishers.
In order for authors to navigate these turbulent waters, they need to be strategic in their partnerships and careful in contracting. Copyright is supposed to help even authors with no legal expertise, but how good a job does it do? Could some changes in that law help authors reach readers more effectively? Looking beyond the law, what steps can authors take now to realize the full impact of their writings?

With these questions in mind, the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society are co-sponsoring the Authors Alliance in bringing a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing authors in the digital age to the Harvard campus.

The discussion will be preceded by remarks from Katie Hafner, a journalist, the author of six books, and a member of the Authors Alliance and advisory board.
Jonathan Zittrain will moderate a panel that will include:
Rachel Cohen, a Cambridge-based author and creative writing professor at Sarah Lawrence College;
Robert Darnton, university librarian at Harvard and member of the Authors Alliance advisory board;
Ellen Faran, director of MIT Press;
Mark Fischer, a copyright lawyer at Duane Morris LLP;
Katie Hafner, a journalist, memoirist, and nonfiction writer;
Alison Mudditt, director of UC Press;
Sophia Roosth, a Harvard historian of science; and
Pamela Samuelson, Authors Alliance co-founder and law professor at U.C. Berkeley.

A reception will follow will the panel.
The event will be webcast and recorded. Details on the webcast will be posted here and at http://authorsalliance.org prior to the event.

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Ecology and Evolution of Bacterial Populations in the Wild
Thursday, October 30
4pm
MIT, Building 32-141, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Martin Polz, Polz lab

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Ecosystem Tipping Points, Chemical Ecology, and the Death Spiral of Coral Reefs
Thursday, October 30
4:00p–5:00p
MIT, Building 48-316,

Speaker: Dr. Mark Hay of Georgia Tech.
Environmental Sciences Seminar Series
Join us for a weekly series of environmental topics by MIT faculty and students, as well as guest lecturers from around the globe.

Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/parsonsseminars/home
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Civil and Environmental Engineering, Parsons Laboratory, Parsons Lab
For more information, contact:  Rebecca Fowler
617-253-7101
ceed@mit.edu

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What Should We Do about Fossil Fuel CO2?
Thursday, October 30
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Boston University, School of Management Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Boston University Seminar Series on Climate Change

Wally Broecker, Newberry Professor in Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Contact Name:  Jennifer L. Berglund
berglund@bu.edu
More at: http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2014-10-30-200000-2014-10-30-213000/boston-university-seminar-series-climate-change#sthash.NgL223OR.dpuf

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How Wonder Woman Got into Harvard
Thursday, Oct 30
4:15 pm
Harvard, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Lecture by Jill Lepore BI ’00, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard and a staff writer at the New Yorker. Her biography of Benjamin Franklin’s sister, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Her latest book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, will be published in October.

Wonder Woman is the most popular female comic-book superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no other comic-book character has lasted as long. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history. In this illustrated lecture, Lepore lifts that veil of secrecy to reveal that Wonder Woman’s past lies at Harvard and Radcliffe.

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Askwith Forum: The End of Race-Based College Admissions
WHEN   Thu., Oct. 30, 2014, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge
TYPE OF EVENT Discussion, Forum, Lecture, Question & Answer Session
PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT AskWith Forum
BUILDING/ROOM Askwith Hall
CONTACT NAME  Jodie Smith-Bennett
CONTACT EMAIL askwith_forums@gse.harvard.edu
CONTACT PHONE   617-495-8059
SPONSORING ORGANIZATION/DEPARTMENT Harvard Graduate School of Education
REGISTRATION REQUIRED No
ADMISSION FEE This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED No
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Education
DETAILS  Moderator: Natasha Kumar Warikoo, Ed.M.'97, associate professor of education, HGSE
Speakers:
Sheryll Cashin, professor of law, Georgetown Law
Richard Rothstein, research associate, Economic Policy Institute; senior fellow, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California Berkeley School of Law
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring upheld the Michigan ban on affirmative action and further fueled ongoing debates about whether race should be considered in college admission decisions across the United States. Should selective college admissions policies replace race-based affirmative action with preferences for high achieving students from disadvantaged places or low family wealth, without regard to race? Does race-based affirmative action create needless political barriers to progressive policy for the future? Join Sheryll Cashin, a professor at Georgetown Law and author of the widely acclaimed book, Place, Not Race, and Richard Rothstein, a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute, as they discuss the role of race and class in the future of college campuses.

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The 39th Annual Joseph Garland Lecture “21st Century War: the Continuum of Pain and Other Sequelae”
WHEN  Thu., Oct. 30, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Carl Walter Amphitheatre, Tosteson Medical Education Center, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Health Sciences, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR The Boston Medical Library
SPEAKER(S)  Chester ‘Trip’ Buckenmaier III, program director, Defense and Veteran Center for Integrative Pain Management, US Army; Rollin M. Gallagher, national program director, Pain Management Veterans Health Administration
COST Free and open to the public; registration required by Oct. 10
CONTACT INFO BostonMedLibr@gmail.com
DETAILS   Send full name, email address, and phone number to BostonMedLibr@gmail.com.
LINK https://cms.www.countway.harvard.edu/wp/?p=9802

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Exploration and Innovation at the Museum of Science @IBM
October 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IBM Innovation Center, 1 Rogers Street,  Cambridge
RSVP at http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/detail.action?meid=19324&ieid=12335&from=find

With state-of-the-art exhibitions and larger-than-life attractions, The Museum of Science offers their visitors an unparalleled educational and entertainment experience. Through their National Center for Technological Literacy, they have delivered award-winning K-12 engineering curriculum to nearly 6 million students. And with a new institution-wide initiative on food (cooking, nutrition, farming, and more), they are striving to be the nation’s premier science center when it comes to food science.

Thanks to the Discoverers Committee, enjoy cocktails & hors d’oeuvres while Ioannis Miaoulis, Museum president and director, speaks about how the Museum is transforming the nation’s relationship with science and technology.

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Food as Medicine Symposium
Thursday, October 30
6–9 pm
Harvard Law School, WCC 2012, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Hosted by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Join us for the 2nd Annual Food is Medicine Symposium! For critically and chronically ill people, food is medicine. The provision of nutritious, healthy food is crucial part of outcome-driven, cost-effective health care. Speakers will address innovative partnerships between public health insurers and food providers, cutting-edge research in the field, and opportunities to integrate food into routine health care. Be part of this important emerging dialogue!

Contact: sdowner@law.harvard.edu
More at: http://green.harvard.edu/events/food-medicine-symposium#sthash.MXObW4pg.dpuf

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The Bees and the Seas: Finding Similarities in Conservation Goals
Thursday, October 30
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre, 1 Central Wharf, Boston
RSVP at http://support.neaq.org/site/Calendar?id=105502&view=Detail

Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich, founder and chief scientific officer, The Best Bees Company, and Dr. Randi Rotjan, associate scientist, New England Aquarium
*Book signing to follow

The urban gardening movement is well aware of the importance of pollinators, native plants and water conservation, but the oceans are not a regular part of the conversation. The story is the same (but reversed) for ocean enthusiasts, who are well versed in issues of water conservation, pollution and overfishing, but the terrestrial environment is often ignored. Here’s a chance to finally talk about both the bees and the seas—how the “green” and “blue” movements have aligned goals and mutual interests. It may come as a surprise, but most of the actions needed to promote honeybee pollinators are the same actions necessary for healthy oceans. Come find out why, and your local honey will taste twice as sweet.

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Friday, October 31
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UK US CYBER SECURITY SYMPOSIUM
The UK Science & Innovation Network, Boston
Friday, October 31 
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
British Consulate-General Boston‎, One Broadway, 7th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/uk-us-cyber-security-symposium-tickets-13356665145

9am  Session 1:  Policy:  Regualtions and Standards
11:30am  Session 2:  Case Studies and the Industry Landscape
1:45pm  Session 3:  Innovation:  Technology and Research
4pm  Closing Reception

Speakers include Andy Ellis (Akamai), Angela Sasse (UCL), Bill Roscoe (Oxford), Jonathan Zittrain (Harvard), Joseph Bonneru (Princeton), Nigel Smart (Bristol), Robert Ghaner-Hercock (BT), and more

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Ice Age Puzzles
Friday, October 31
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences, Room 224, 685 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston University Seminar Series on Climate Change

George Denton, Libra Professor of Earth Sciences, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Maine

Contact Name:   Jennifer L. Berglund
berglund@bu.edu
More at: http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2014-10-31-160000-2014-10-31-170000/boston-university-seminar-series-climate-change#sthash.REGrZQWW.dpuf

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Studying Aerosols, One Particle at a Time
Friday, October 31
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Harvard, Pierce Hall 100F, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Jonathan Reid
Speaker Bio: http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/~chjpr/JPR.html
Contact:  Adam Bateman
abateman@seas.harvard.edu

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MASS Seminar - Cecilia Bitz (University of Washington)
Friday, October 31
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

Speaker: Cecilia Bitz
MASS Seminar

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Atmospheric Science Seminars
For more information, contact:  MASS organizing committee
mass@mit.edu 

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LIDS Fall Symposium - Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Rebuilding from Emergency to Development
WHEN  Fri., Oct. 31, 2014, 12 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB (2nd Floor of WCC)
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Conferences, Law, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard Law and International Development Society
SPEAKER(S)  12 - 1 p.m.: lunch and keynote speaker: Donald Kaberuka, president, African Development Bank
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.: Panel 1: Driving Economic Growth and Building Institutions After Conflict
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.: Rebuilding the Rule of Law and Maintaining Security in Post-Conflict Afghanistan, Mohammad Omer Daudzai, Interior Minister, Afghanistan
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.: Panel 2: Developing Stability and Security: Post-Conflict Security Sector and Justice Reform
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Evening reception (Hark South)
COST Free and open to the public; RSVP suggested
TICKET WEB LINK  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1i1iedPu6Pd4NsFod1oZDUFZ6Nm2e91FmJecHHK7Gjyk/viewform
LINK http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/lids/2014-symposium/

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Saturday, November 1
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Harvard Business School Cyberposium 2014
Saturday, November 1
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Harvard Business School, Spangler Auditorium, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvard-business-school-cyberposium-2014-tickets-12816886653
Cost:  $37.92-48.47

Held at Harvard Business School for the past 19 years, Cyberposium is the largest MBA technology conference in the country. Each year Cyberposium seeks to engage business leaders in provocative dialogue about technology and its impact on business and society. Past speakers include Elon Musk, Marissa Meyer, Jerry Yang, as well as CEOs of Sony America, Intuit, Research in Motion, Uber, and Pandora.

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Monday, November 3
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MASS Seminar - Jonathan Reid (Bristol)
Monday, November 3
12:00p–1:00p
MIT, Building 54-915 (the tallest building on campus)

Speaker: Jonathan Reid, Bristol

MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar
The MIT Atmospheric Science Seminar (MASS) is a student-run weekly seminar series within PAOC. Seminar topics include all research concerning the atmosphere and climate, but also talks about e.g. societal impacts of climatic processes. The seminars usually take place on Monday from 12-1pm followed by a lunch with graduate students. Besides the seminar, individual meetings with professors, post-docs, and students are arranged. The seminar series is run by graduate students and is intended mainly for students to interact with individuals outside the department, but faculty and post docs certainly participate.

Web site: http://eaps-www.mit.edu/paoc/events/calendars/mass
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Atmospheric Science Seminars
For more information, contact:  MASS organizing committee
mass@mit.edu 

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How important is energy storage for decarbonization?
Monday, November 3
12pm-1:30pm
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

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

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Emerging “Global Health” Institutions in Africa: Technologies and Significations
Monday, November 3
12:15PM - 2:00PM
Harvard, Room 100F, Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Richard Rottenburg (University of Halle, Anthropology

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

Sandwich lunches are provided. Please RSVP to sts@hks.harvard.edu by Wednesday at 5PM the week before.

Contact Name:   sts@hks.harvard.edu
More at: http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2014-11-03-171500-2014-11-03-190000/sts-circle-harvard#sthash.2az0T2Nf.dpuf

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Clean Energy and Sustainable Affordable Housing Symposium and Expo
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Monday, November 3
1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EST)
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/clean-energy-and-sustainable-affordable-housing-symposium-and-expo-tickets-13289488217

Please join the City of Boston, MassHousing, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for a symposium to share ideas, ask questions, get answers, and hear the latest info on energy efficiency, clean and renewable energy and water conservation for affordable housing properties in Massachusetts. Plus, clean energy and water conservation vendors will be demonstrating their new technologies.

Welcome and Kickoff:
Aaron Gornstein, Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development

Energy and Water in Massachusetts' Multifamily Buildings:
WegoWise has the richest dataset of multifamily energy and water use in the Commonwealth. Come hear about what they're learning.

Energy and Water Management:
Best Practices from the Field, Case Studies, Panel Discussion.  Bring your questions!

Closing Remarks:
 Alicia Barton, Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Networking and Technology Expo:
New Technologies and Vendors for Multifamily Properties

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Planets and Life Series: Past & Future Fights of the Homo Sapiens, Environmental Dynamics of Human Evolution
Monday, November 3
4:30p–6:00p
MIT, Building 2-105, 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Speaker: Richard Potts (Smithsonian)

Planets and Life: Human and Planetary Perspectives
Weekly lecture and discussion series exploring the co-evolution of the earth's natural systems and life

Web site: http://eapsweb.mit.edu/events/2014/planets-life
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Lectures
For more information, contact:  Vlada Stamenkovic
rinsan@mit.edu
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Unique Biometric ID: Creating a Large Scale Digital Ecosystem Using the Aadhaar Experience
WHEN  Mon., Nov. 3, 2014, 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, CGIS S010, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Humanities, Information Technology, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard South Asia Institute
SPEAKER(S)  Nandan Nilekani, former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India; co-founder of Infosys; author of "Imagining India"
CONTACT INFO sainit@fas.harvard.edu
LINK http://southasiainstitute.harvard.edu/sai-annual-mahindra-lecture/

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"Obsessive Political Correctness:" A talk by playwright Eve Ensler
Monday, November 3
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
C. Walsh Theatre, S55 Temple Street, Suffolk University, Boston
RSVP at http://www.fordhallforum.org/programs/opc

Eve Ensler, playwright and activist, will talk about her newest work, “Obsessive Political Correctness,” with Joyce Kulhawik, arts and entertainment critic. The pair will then take questions from the audience.

Ensler created “The Vagina Monologues” and works worldwide to prevent violence against women through art. More info:
http://www.fordhallforum.org/programs/opc

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Tuesday, November 4
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Boston TechBreakfast: PencilBlue, Epoque, Attopedia, CloudStock, ProtonMail
Tuesday, November 4
8:00 AM
Microsoft Technology Center (4th Floor Longfellow), 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Boston-TechBreakfast/events/155723062/

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.
And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them :)

Agenda for Boston TechBreakfast:
8:00 - 8:15 - Get yer Bagels & Coffee and chit-chat
8:15 - 8:20 - Introductions, Sponsors, Announcements
8:20 - ~9:30 - Showcases and Shout-Outs!
PencilBlue - Blake Callens
Epoque - Adam Butler
Attopedia - Dheera Venkatraman
CloudStock - Ann Calvin
ProtonMail - Andy Yen
~9:30 - end - Final "Shout Outs" & Last Words

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Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty's Trek across the Pacific
WHEN  Tue., Nov. 4, 2014, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), 2nd Floor, CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
SPEAKER(S)   Christine Yano, Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, Harvard University, and professor of anthropology, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; moderated by Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University
COST Free and open to the public
LINK http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/calendar/upcoming

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Étienne Balibar on "Violence, Civility, and Politics Revisited"
WHEN  Tue., Nov. 4, 2014, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Room 105, Emerson Hall, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Ethics, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence
SPEAKER(S)  Étienne Balibar, Distinguished Professor of French & Italian and Comparative Literature at the University of California Irvine
COST Free and open to the public; seating is limited
CONTACT INFO 617.495.0738; humcentr@fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS
November 4, Lecture 1: “Are There Criteria of Extreme Violence?”
November 5, Lecture 2: “Objective and Subjective Cruelty: A Relevant Distinction in the Globalized World?”
LINK http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/étienne-balibar-violence-civility-and-politics-revisited

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BASG: The Sharing Economy
Tuesday, November 4
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
The Venture Cafe, Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/basg-the-sharing-economy-november-4-2014-tickets-13533768867
Cost: $10 -$12

In partnership with Northbound Ventures, BASG presents: The Sharing Economy
It’s hot, it’s very cool, and it is decidedly disruptive. And it’s creating quite the controversy. The Sharing Economy holds great promise and faces great challenges.
Come meet, hear, and engage with:
Emily Stapleton, General Manager, Alta Bicycle Share, Inc. (Operator of Hubway Bicycle System)
Emily will focus on shared transportation and public/private partnerships. Hubway bike share system is a collaboration between the municipalities of Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline. She also has experience in public sector transit at Transport for London and public sector logistics, as a consultant to the US Department of Defense. Emily received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard College.

Molly Cohen, Law Fellow in Nonprofit Law, Office of the General Counsel at New York University
Molly Cohen and Corey Zehngebot wrote a terrific article in the Boston Bar Journal (April, 2014) entitled, “What’s Old Becomes New: Regulating the Sharing Economy.”  Molly is a student at the Harvard Law School and a Law Fellow at NYU.  She has been helping municipalities regulate the shared economy companies with a sense for balancing the safety and welfare of the public with the potential for economic development opportunities.  Molly has examined the legal issues raised by the sharing economy along with the plea for the legal community to be proactive rather than reactive given the tremendous environmental, social and economic benefits of this activity. Molly will talk about whether the serious legal and regulatory issues created by the sharing economy’s rapid emergence might best be addressed by embracing concurrent regulatory innovation.

Katie Shultz, Lead Host & Community Manager, Impact Hub Boston
Impact Hub Boston is a coworking space and community for folks working on social entrepreneurship and for social good in Boston and beyond. Previously, Katie worked at a variety of non-profits - including a watershed protection group in Alabama and with conservation agriculture projects in South Sudan - and most recently carried her passion for sustainability to the People's Climate March in NYC. Katie will discuss coworking, at Impact Hub Boston and beyond, which takes the "Sharing Economy" to new Office Space - and offers equal opportunities for groans, laughter, and broad-based connections.

Mike Brown, Co-founder, GearCommons
GearCommons is a Boston-based startup for peer-to-peer sharing of outdoor gear. Mike is a MassChallenge Alumnus, a winner of the Tufts University $100k Business Plan Competition, a successful crowdfunder on Kickstarter, and is an avid ice climber.  He is an engineer with his Masters Degree in Engineering Management from Tufts University. Mike will tell us about GearCommons.

Time is short and we all need to learn a boatload, fast. One of BASG’s explicit goals is that we learn as much as we can from each other, where the very diversity of the group is one of our most valuable assets. Come join the discussion, or hang out and listen. Meet those folks working hard to do what you’re trying to do and your paths have not yet crossed. We have a great time and really want to meet you!

Our format for the evening begins with informal networking followed by quick introductions all round before several lightening-speed presentations from knowledgeable folks. Using a modified IGNITE-style format, our speakers share their experiences and then we open the discussion to the group.
We’ll end the discussion with time left for more networking and sharing info on other local events. Hope to see you there!

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"The Library of Alexandria: Rebirth and Revolution"
Wednesday, November 4
6:30p
MIT, Building, 34-101, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge

with Dr. Ismail Serageldin

The MIT Egyptian Student Association (ESA) is delighted to invite you to a special lecture at MIT titled "The Library of Alexandria: Rebirth and Revolution," followed by a discussion session with the Founding Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) Dr. Ismail Serageldin.

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/729718097081641/
Open to: the general public
Cost: FREE
Sponsor(s): Egyptian Student Association
For more information, contact:  Mohamed Siam
clubegypt-board@mit.edu 

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Wednesday, November 5
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Developing Health Innovation Beyond Traditional Borders
Wednesday, November 5
5:30p–6:30p
MIT, Building E62-233, 100 Main Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Professor Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum
Dr. Richards-Kortum's research group is developing miniature imaging systems to enable better screening for oral, esophageal, and cervical cancer and their precursors at the point-of-care. More recently, her group has worked to develop novel, low-cost sensors to detect infectious diseases at the point-of-care, including cryptosporidium, malaria, and Tuberculosis.

Open to: the general public
Cost: free
Sponsor(s): Tata Center for Technology and Design
For more information, contact:  Gail Monahan
(617) 253-1341
gmonahan@mit.edu 

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Fracking: How cheap energy is reshaping America's environment
WHEN  Wed., November 5, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE  Armenise Amphitheater, 200 Longwood Avenue, Harvard Medical School, Boston
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Science in the News
CONTACT INFO sitnboston@gmail.com
DETAILS Science in the News (SITN) is a graduate student organization at Harvard University. We host interactive lectures on various science topics in the spring and fall. This lecture is a part of our fall lecture series, which are on Harvard’s Longwood campus. It consists of several PhD students presenting current research on a particular topic. Our seminars are open to audience members of any age, though a high school level of science education would be beneficial.
LINK http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/seminar-series/

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Film Screening: Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
7:00p–9:00p
MIT, Building 4-370, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge

A Film Screening of Anita (2013)
Followed by Panel Discussion featuring:
Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, Professor of the History of Science and African and African American Studies at Harvard University, Former Dean of Harvard College, and
Leena Akhtar, Doctoral Candidate, History of Science, Harvard University

About Anita (2013)
"Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that resonates still today. She has become an American icon, empowering millions of women and men around the world to stand up for equality and justice.

Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Academy Award??-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hill's legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day 22 years ago. Anita Hill courageously speaks openly and intimately for the first time about her experiences that led her to testify before the Senate and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth. She also candidly discusses what happened to her life and work in the 22 years since.”

Gender, Health, and Marginalization
An event series hosted in conjunction with the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies' Fall 2014 course Gender, Health, and Marginalization taught by the GCWS faculty team Norma Meras Swenson, Chris Bobel, and Silvia Dominguez.

Web site: http://web.mit.edu/gcws/news+events/GenderHealthMarginalization.html
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies
For more information, contact:  Lana Cook
617-324-2085
lanacook@mit.edu

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Thursday, November 6
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Crowds & Climate: From Ideas to Action
Thursday, November 6 & Friday, November 7, 2014
MIT Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, MA
Conference fee: $100 (student scholarships available)
RSVP at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1619563

The day-and-a-half program focuses on how new technology-enabled, crowd-based approaches can help in developing creative new ideas and taking meaningful action on climate change.  In this year's event, we'll roll up our sleeves and work to figure out how to implement an innovative set of proposals to address climate change.

Plenary panels will feature world-class leaders and researchers who have successfully studied and fostered transformational change in the business sector, the policy domain, and in the work of reshaping social attitudes and behavior.

Following each panel, breakout sessions will feature the 2014 winners from contests run on the Climate CoLab, an online platform where a global community of over 20,000 works to develop creative approaches for tackling climate change.  In these breakouts, attendees will engage with the authors of winning proposals and experts to explore how their ideas can effectively move forward in the world.

You'll leave the event inspired, with connections and a program of actions you, and others, can take to make progress in the global response to climate change.

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Book release for "Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets: Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement"
Thursday, November 6
5:00pm
MIT Media Lab, Room 633, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge

A presentation by Sasha Costanza-Chock, Assistant Professor of Civic Media in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing Department at MIT, on his new book Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!. The book -- about media, community organizing, and immigrant rights -- reveals that the revolution will be tweeted, but tweets alone will not the revolution make.

The talk will be followed by book signing and reception.

In the book, Costanza-Chock traces a broader social movement media ecology, and finds that social media enhances, rather than replaces, face-to-face organizing. He argues that social movements engage in transmedia organizing: despite the current spotlight on digital media, social movement media work is often cross-platform, participatory, and linked to action. Immigrant rights organizers leverage social media creatively, alongside a range of tools from posters and street theater to Spanish-language radio, print, and television.

In his talk, Costanza-Chock will draw on extensive interviews, workshops, and media organizing projects to describe the evolution of transmedia organizing in the immigrant rights movement between 2006 and 2012. Key threads include the mass protests against the anti-immigrant Sensenbrenner Bill; coverage of police brutality against peaceful protesters; and the implications of professionalized transmedia organizing for community accountability.

The book is published by the MIT Press, with a full-text preprint available online under a Creative Commons license: http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/out-shadows-streets

Free and open to the public.

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"Catastrophic Risks: The Downsides of Advancing Technology"
Thursday, November 6
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Harvard, Jefferson Hall, Room 250, 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge

 with Martin Rees, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University; Astronomer Royal; President, Royal Society (2005-2010).
With Panelists: Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History; George Daley, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School; Jennifer Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government; Daniel Schrag, Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment. Moderated by: Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies

Threats from the collective 'footprint' of 9 billion people seeking food, resources and energy are widely discussed. But less well studied is the potential vulnerability of our globally-linked society to the unintended consequences of powerful technologies - not only nuclear, but (even more) biotech, advanced AI, geoengineering and so forth. These are advancing fast, and bring with them great hopes, but also great fears. They will present new threats more diverse and more intractable than nuclear weapons have done. More expertise is needed to assess which long-term threats are credible, versus which will stay science fiction, and to explore how to enhance resilience against the more credible ones. We need to formulate guidelines that achieve optimal balance between precautionary policies, and the benign exploitation of new technologies.

Martin Rees is a Fellow of Trinity College and Emeritus Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge. He holds the honorary title of Astronomer Royal and is also Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and at Leicester University. In 1973, he became a fellow of King’s College and Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge and served for ten years as director of Cambridge’s Institute of Astronomy. From 1992 to 2003 he was a Royal Society Research Professor, and then from 2004 to 2012, Master of Trinity College. In 2005 he was appointed to the House of Lords and was President of the Royal Society for the period 2005-2010. He is the author or co-author of more than 500 research papers, mainly on astrophysics and cosmology, as well as eight books (six for general readership), and numerous magazine and newspaper articles on scientificand general subjects. His main research areas are in high energy astrophysics, cosmic structure formation, and general cosmological questions. Among his many honors are the Faraday Prize (2004), the Order of Merit (2007), and the Templeton Prize (2011).

Science and Democracy Lecture
http://sts.hks.harvard.edu/events/lectures/
Contact Name:   Shana Rabinowich
shana_rabinowich@hks.harvard.edu
More at: http://environment.harvard.edu/events/2014-11-06-220000-2014-11-07-000000/science-and-democracy-lecture#sthash.5RhCu4nN.dpuf

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Beautiful and Deadly: The Arts of War
WHEN  Thu., Nov. 6, 2014, 6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE  Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
SPEAKER(S)  Steven LeBlanc, curator, Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO hmsc@hmsc.harvard.edu
DETAILS  In societies around the globe, the practice of war has historically gone hand-in-hand with a passion for beautifying the objects used to wage it. Which weapons are people most likely to decorate? How do cultures differ in the techniques and degree to which they embellish war objects? Why are some weapons transformed almost beyond recognition into dramatic cultural icons? Drawing on examples from the Peabody Museum’s extraordinary collections featured in the new exhibition, Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures, Steven LeBlanc will explore the penchant for turning weapons into works of art.

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How Did You Do It, Mr. Piano?
WHEN  Thu., Nov. 6, 2014, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, GSD, Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Art/Design, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard Graduate School of Design
SPEAKER(S)  Renzo Piano
COST  Free and open to the public
DETAILS   The Harvard Art Museums building, which opens November 16th, consolidates three museums in a single volume capped by an art study center and state-of-the-art conservation laboratory. Architect Renzo Piano will speak about the project, followed by a conversation moderated by historian and critic Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, with Mr. Piano and Thomas W. Lentz
, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director.
Renzo Piano, a laureate of the Pritzker Prize and many other distinctions, founded Renzo Piano Building Workshop in 1981 following a partnership with architect Richard Rogers and engineer Peter Rice; early experimental practice; and work in the offices of Franco Albini, Louis Kahn, and others. RPBW (Genoa, Paris, and New York) is internationally recognized and lauded for its public spaces, excellence in engineering, and sensitivity to existing structures, as well as for architectural design.
For accessibilty accomondations please contact the events office two weeks in advance at (617)-496-2414 or events@gsd.harvard.edu.
LINK www.gsd.harvard.edu/#/events/renzo-piano-how-did-you-do-it-mr-piano.html

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MIT/YPE Panel Discussion - Careers and Trends in the Energy Sector
Thursday, November 6
6:00p–8:00p
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Seaport District, Boston

The MIT Joules and Young Professionals in Energy will be co-hosting a discussion to explore careers and trends in the energy sector. The discussion will feature a panel of speakers from start-ups like Ambri, publicly traded wind firm Enel, policy experts and energy consultants. Come join the conversation, add your voice to the discussion and get engaged with Boston???s thriving energy ecosystem.

Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Club
For more information, contact:  MIT Energy Club
energyclub@mit.edu 

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Excellent Swiss Design Panel
Thursday, November 6
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Avenue, Tower Auditorium, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/excellent-swiss-design-design-panel-tickets-12711092219

EXCELLENT SWISS DESIGN features selections from the Design Prize Switzerland, a biennial award that for twelve years has recognized advancements in the areas of communication, fashion, furniture, interior, product, and textile design. This exhibition showcases innovative projects, from laser-engraved textiles to a faucet that reduces water consumption by 90% to a running shoe that re-imagines impact through a hollow-core sole. Celebrating ingenuity and sustainability, this exhibition pioneers a new vision for contemporary design.

Design Panel - November 6th, 2014 | 6-8PM
swissnex Boston, Design Preis Schweiz, and MassArt are bringing together Swiss and American industrial, graphic, and furniture designers for a panel discussion exploring the viewpoints and experiences of these international design entrepreneuers. Panelists will discuss product and project design across various markets and the potential benefits of opening up international collaborations and multi-cultural design exchange. How can designers benefit from each other’s history, practice, and industrial bases? Topics include explorations of unique materials, approaches to sustainability, and challenges that face the field of design today. Moderated by MassArt Professor of Graphic Design Elizabeth Resnick.

Featuring:
Thilo Alex Brunner, industrial designer
Ludovic Bailand, graphic designer
Sam Aquillano, Executive Director, Design Museum Boston
Thomas Wuthrich, furniture designer
Elizabeth Resnick, MassArt Professor, Graphic Design - Moderator

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Innovation and New Products in the Food & Beverage Industry
MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association
Thursday, November 6
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
The Food Loft, 535 Albany Street, Top floor, Boston
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-and-new-products-in-the-food-beverage-industry-tickets-13392038949

The MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association is proud to sponsor this event with the Greater Boston Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association, the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals.
Description: Join the Greater Boston PDMA on November 6 for an evening to hear a panel discussion that explores the hottest trends in the food and beverage industry. Local executives will discuss innovation and their experiences with introducing new products in the rapidly changing food and beverage space. We'll hear from a wide variety of companies - from startups to larger, more established firms. Register now for this fun event and join in conversation with other product development, product management and innovation professionals in the Boston area.

The set of speakers as well as exciting local start-ups providing free samples of their products beforehand is still being finalized. In the meantime, please visit the PDMA website here for an updated list of speakers and start-ups providing free samples of their products.

Please note: The number of attendees may end up being limited given space constraints, in which case we'll offer spots according to date of registration and confirmation of attendance. Please check for an email before the event with further details for your confirmation

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Big Data for Global Commodity & Energy Markets
Thursday, November 6
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
MIT, Building E62-276, 100 Main Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-data-for-global-commodity-energy-markets-registration-13647495025
Cost:  0 - $10

Join Dr. Albert Hofeldt, Managing Director, Platform Services, Genscape for a presentation on the delivery of market intelligence across the commodity and energy spectrum. 

Speaker Bio: Albert Hofeldt, Managing Director, is responsible for the Genscape Platform Technology Strategy & Services and leads a global team of highly seasoned technology architects and data scientists accountable for the design, planning, execution and evolution of the Genscape Product Platform, including the integration of proprietary field data acquisition systems, analytics and data publication systems.  Genscape is undergoing an end-to-end technology evolution to further empower customers with strategic value-added software services and building/offering those capabilities with hybrid (on-prem & cloud) solutions including big-data and ‘on-demand’ flexible compute.  Operating the world’s largest private network of in-the-field monitors, Genscape recently added satellite reconnaissance, artificial intelligence, and maritime freight tracking to its data acquisition capabilities. Genscape delivers market intelligence across the commodity and energy spectrum:  Power, Oil, Natural Gas, Petrochemical and NGL, Agriculture, Biofuels, and Maritime Freight.

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Tracing the origin and transmission of the 2014 Ebola outbreak by virus deep sequencing from 78 patients
Thursday, November 6
7:00p–9:00p
MIT, Building E51-325, Tang Center, corner of Wadsworth and Amherst Streets, Cambridge

Speaker: Rachel Sealfon
The current Ebola outbreak is unprecedented in its size, rate of growth, and risk to West Africa and the world. The number of infections is following an exponential growth curve, with the CDC now projecting approximately 1.4 million cases by mid-January. Within the three countries which currently have active transmission (Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea), there are 20 million people at risk of a disease with a 70% mortality rate. In order to help understand the origin, transmission and evolution of Ebola virus, by late August, the Sabeti lab and collaborators had sequenced, publicly released, and published analysis on Ebola virus genomes from 78 patients in Sierra Leone. These comprise more than 70% of the patients in Sierra Leone diagnosed over the first three weeks of the outbreak there. In this work, we elucidate the relationship of the 2014 outbreak strain to previous outbreaks, identify likely transmission links, and demonstrate that multiple changes became fixed in the virus' genome early in the course of the outbreak. The work has implications for diagnostics, surveillance, and therapeutics.

Rachel Sealfon is a graduate student in EECS at MIT. She is from Brooklyn, New York. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University and received her master's degree in computer science from MIT. She received the 2008 Computing Research Association Outstanding Female Undergraduate Award and NSF and NDSEG fellowships.

IEEE/ACM Joint Seminar Series
Exploring the edge of computing technology.

Web site: http://ewh.ieee.org/r1/boston/computer/sealfon.html
Open to: the general public
Cost: 0
Sponsor(s): ACM & IEEE/CS
For more information, contact:  Dorothy Curtis
dcurtis@csail.mit.edu 

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HEET’s Help for Houses of Worship Workshops
Thursday, November 6
7:30 pm
Greater Love Tabernacle,101 Nightingale Street, Dorchester Center, Boston

Organizations interested in participating in the Help for HOWs program should RSVP at
http://www.heetma.org/help-for-houses-of-worship/workshops-help-for-houses-of-worship/
to attend one of these informational sessions

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Spiritual and Sustainable: Religion Responds to Climate Change
WHEN  Fri., Nov. 7, 2014, 12 – 5 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Conferences, Environmental Sciences, Religion, Special Events, Sustainability
CONTACT Leslie MacPherson Artinian
DETAILS  "Spiritual and Sustainable: Religion Responds to Climate Change" is an interfaith conference focused on addressing the issues and challenges of maintaining a sustainable planet. Focusing on ways to engage, this conference will respond to the overlapping moral issues of climate change, sustainability, social justice, and mindfulness through the lenses of many of the world's religious traditions.
Dan McKanan, Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity, will moderate.
The conference will include a sustainable lunch, panel discussion, tabling session, and a reception.
Admission is free, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required at 
http://hds.harvard.edu/faculty-research/conferences-and-seminars/spiritual-and-sustainable

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Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and John Mugane: Exploring Race and Community in the Digital World Workshop Series
WHEN  Fri., Nov. 7, 2014, 6 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Emerson Hall 108, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Classes/Workshops, Education, Humanities, Information Technology, Lecture, Science, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
SPEAKER(S)  Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, director of Social Engagement Initiative and Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African American Studies, Harvard University, and John Mugane, director of the African Language Program and professor of the practice, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO cdmartin@post.harvard.edu
LINK http://raceandtechnology.wordpress.com/workshops/

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Saturday, November 8
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Earthwatch Summit 2014 - Citizens for Science Exposition
Saturday, November 8
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Harvard University Science Center, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earthwatch-summit-2014-citizens-for-science-exposition-tickets-13011199849
Cost:  $0.00 - $22.09
Register by October 10, 2014

Come meet, interact with,  and learn from some of the world's best and brightest scientific minds on cutting edge issues surrounding the Earth we all live on. At this free event you will have the unique opportunity to hear from a host of tremendous speakers and hear their latest research and how it impacts the environment, wildlife, and our community.

Some of the highlights of the day will include:
Opening Session: Rallying Call for Citizen Science with Opening Address Speaker
Dr. William Moomaw, Chief Science Officer, Earthwatch Institute
Morning Address on Harnessing the Power of Citizens for Science
Dr. J. Nichols, Marine Biologist and author of Blue Mind
Afternoon Address on Harnessing the Power of Citizen Science II
Dr. Richard Primack, Boston University biologist and author of Walden Warming
Six Earthwatch Scientist Presentations and Q & A with Moderator
Dr. Meg Lowman, Chief of Science & Sustainability at the California Academy of Science

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A Foreign Policy for All
Saturday, November 8
9:00am - 5:00pm
MIT, Building 34-101, 50 Vassar Street, Cambridge
Re-Thinking U.S. Foreign Policy for the 21st Century

A One Day Conference

Confirmed Speakers
Noam Chomsky, MIT Institute Professor, author, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Bill Fletcher, former president, Trans Africa Forum; ; author, They’re Bankrupting Us! And 20 other Myths about Unions
Phyllis Bennis, director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies
Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe columnist; author, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War
Judith Leblanc, Field Director, Peace Action; former co-chair, UFPJ; member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma

After over a decade of costly military engagements in overseas wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States still maintains an interventionist, military-first foreign policy. Weary of this unsustainable status quo, growing numbers of Americans are engaging in a wide-ranging debate about the values and goals of U.S. foreign policy, the necessary levels of military spending, and the appropriate role for the U.S. in the world in the 21st century. As a result, there is now a unique window of opportunity for deep and critical reflection over the key priorities of U.S. foreign policy going forward.

In this one-day conference to be held immediately after the midterm election, we will both critique current foreign policy approaches that exacerbate global insecurity, and attempt to outline a more positive vision of U.S. global engagement. This vision is one that meets the actual security needs of people around the world, and is consistent with the principles of peace and justice for all. We will also explore the actions needed to make the changes we seek. The discussion will respond to a draft paper, prepared by a working group and to be published approximately October 1. Read a summary of the Foreign Policy for All project: http://masspeaceaction.org/learn/foreign-policy-for-all

Conference fee: $25 before Oct. 29 for members of sponsoring organizations, $30 for others, $35 at the door, $10 for students and low income; free to MIT students. Fee includes morning coffee and lunch. Register at or mail check to Massachusetts Peace Action, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138. Info: 617 354 2169

Workshop Proposals are Due October 3, 2014

Host: MIT Technology and Culture Forum

Co-Sponsors: Massachusetts Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee, MIT Western Hemisphere Association

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Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard University
Social Innovation Collaborative
Saturday, November 8
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)
Harvard University, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/igniting-innovation-summit-on-social-entrepreneurship-at-harvard-university-tickets-12406908397
Cost:  $22.09 - $37.92

The Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship is the largest undergraduate-run conference on social innovation in the United States. The Summit unites students, academics, and leaders in the field who are passionate about developing innovative solutions to today's most pressing problems. Over the past four years, the Summit has grown from a small-scale initiative of Harvard students to a nationally recognized forum for social change.

See more information at our website: ignitinginnovationsummit.com

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New Global Movements for Real Democracy
Saturday, November 8
12pm to 1pm
Northeastern University, 310 Renaissance Park, Boston

Marina Sitrin
Author, lawyer, and activist Marina Sitrin has been a direct participant in a number of movements, from the Zapatistas and the Popular Assemblies in Argentina to Occupy, and she will be sharing her reflections on a host of recent social movements and emerging practices of direct democracy.

Sitrin is the author of numerous books, including Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina (2012, Zed Books) and They Can?t
Represent US: Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy (2014, Verso).

Contact Kevin Geyer at geyer.k@husky.neu.edu for further information

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Monday, November 10
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An organic mega flow battery for utility-scale electrical energy storage
Monday, November 10
12pm-1:30pm
Harvard, Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

Michael Aziz, Gene and Tracy Sykes Professor of Materials and Energy Technologies, Harvard SEAS

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Seymour E. & Ruth B. Harris Lecture: Partisan Media and Democracy: Historical Lessons from US Newspapers
WHEN  Mon., Nov. 10, 2014, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Science Center D Lecture Hall, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Business, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR FAS Department of Economics
SPEAKER(S)  Matthew Gentzkow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
CONTACT INFO eunverz@fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  A reception will follow the lecture in the Hansen-Mason Room, Littauer Center 3rd floor from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
LINK http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k40863

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Planets and Life - Human and Planetary Perspectives
Monday, November 10
4:30p–6:00p
MIT, Building 2-105, 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Planets and Life: Human and Planetary Perspectives
Weekly lecture and discussion series exploring the co-evolution of the earth's natural systems and life

Web site: http://eapsweb.mit.edu/events/2014/planets-life
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Lectures
For more information, contact:  Vlada Stamenkovic
rinsan@mit.edu

This MIT lecture series and course option will consist of diverse MIT, Harvard, and international experts giving lectures and participating in two panel discussions to explore the crucial processes for complex surface life and the links between human evolution and environmental changes.

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A Weather Report from an Exoplanet:  Clouds and Rain in a Place 40 Light Years Away
Monday, November 10
7pm – 8pm
The Burren in Davis Square

Dr Dimitar Sasselov
SITN’s Science by the Pint is a chance to interact directly with research scientists. The featured scientists will give a brief intro to her work, and take a few questions before mingling from table to table with other member of her group to chat with you.

Contact http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/science-by-the-pint/

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Amanda Palmer 'The Art of Asking' Book Tour Kickoff
Monday, November 10, 2014
10:00 PM
Somewhere in Harvard Square + Porter Square Books, Cambridge

It’s here! the official Art of Asking book release party and tour kick-off!
10:PM- gather in Harvard Square with Amanda Palmer. then parade to Porter Square Books.
11:30- interviews, performances at Porter Square Books.
12:00- book sales and book-signings commence!

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Tuesday, November 11
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The Backstory to the Islamic State, Assad and U.S. Policy—A Reporter's First Hand View
WHEN  Tue., Nov. 11, 2014, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
WHERE  Harvard, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Room 102, 38 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR The CMES Middle East Forum
SPEAKER(S)  Reese Erlich, investigative journalist, author, and Peabody Award winner
COST  Free and open to the public
CONTACT INFO elizabethflanagan@fas.harvard.edu
DETAILS  This event is off the record. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.
LINK http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/node/3750

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The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) maintains a website (BNID.org) that serves as a clearing-house for information on organizations, events, and jobs related to international development in the Boston area. BNID has played an important auxiliary role in fostering international development activities in the Boston area, as witnessed by the expanding content of the site and a significant growth in the number of users.

The website contains:


A calendar of Boston area events and volunteer opportunities related to International Development
- http://www.bnid.org/events
A jobs board that includes both internships and full time positions related to International Development that is updated daily - http://www.bnid.org/jobs
A directory and descriptions of more than 250 Boston-area organizations - http://www.bnid.org/organizations

Also, please sign up for our weekly newsletter (we promise only one email per week) to get the most up-to-date information on new job and internship opportunities -www.bnid.org/sign-up

The website is completely free for students and our goal is to help connect students who are interested in international development with many of the worthwhile organizations in the area.

Please feel free to email our organization at info@bnid.org if you have any questions!

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SOMERVILLE ROVING ART EVENTS BUS

We are looking for folks to help us program our new M.U.S.C.R.A.T. Bus (Multi Use Somerville Community Roving Art Transport).

About the MUSCRAT
The city of Somerville, led by the Somerville Arts Council, has bought an old school bus, which has been transformed into a Multi Use Somerville Community Roving Art Transport (M.U.S.C.R.A.T). We anticipate that the inside will be used to conduct roaming art classes, performance art or dance, while the outside could be used to screen films or host concerts. The intent for our M.U.S.C.R.A.T. is to create a flexible roving catalyst for creation.

Perhaps you'd like to…
create a comix workshop for youth in an underserved area; this might take place at Mystic River Housing, for example
produce a dance performance in or around the bus in an unlikely location
host a public craft night inside the bus

We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Official Call
For more details and the official call to Producers, go here: http://somervilleartscouncil.org/muscrat

Rachel Strutt, Program Manager, Somerville Arts Council
p: 617.625.6600, x2985 f: 617.666.4325
www.somervilleartscouncil.org
Visit Nibble, a blog about food & culture at
www.somervilleartscouncil.org/nibble

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CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS ARTS GRANT PROGRAM - October 15, 2014

Cambridge Arts makes annual awards of $200-$2000 to support access to professional arts and culture events for Cambridge youth through Field Trip Grants and supports individual artists and organizations through Project Grants. Project Grants are awarded in two categories: Creating & Presenting and Education & Access. Entry fee.

Details:  617-349-4380
http://www.cambridgeartscouncil.org/grants
cambridgearts@cambridgema.gov

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Intern with Biodiversity for a Livable Climate!
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (BLC) is a nonprofit based in the Cambridge, MA area. Our mission is to mobilize the biosphere to restore ecosystems and reverse global warming.
Education, public information campaigns, organizing, scientific investigation, collaboration with like-minded organizations, research and policy development are all elements of our strategy.

Background: Soils are the largest terrestrial carbon sink on the planet. Restoring the complex ecology of soils is the only way to safely and quickly remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the ground, where it’s desperately needed to regenerate the health of billions of acres of degraded lands. Restoring carbon to soils and regenerating ecosystems are how we can restore a healthy hydrologic cycle and cool local and planetary climates safely, naturally, and in time to ensure a livable climate now and in the future.

Our Work: immediate plans include
Organizing the First International Biodiversity, Soil Carbon and Climate Week, October 31-November 9, 2014, and a kick-off conference in the Boston area, “Mobilizing the Biosphere to Reverse Global Warming: A Biodiversity, Water, Soil Carbon and Climate Conference – and Call to Action” to expand the mainstream climate conversation to include the power of biology, and to help initiate intensive worldwide efforts to return atmospheric carbon to the soils.
Coordination of a global fund to directly assist local farmers and herders in learning and applying carbon farming approaches that not only benefit the climate, but improve the health and productivity of the land and the people who depend on it.
Collaboration with individuals and organizations on addressing eco-restoration and the regeneration of water and carbon cycles; such projects may include application of practices such as Holistic Management for restoration of billions of acres of degraded grasslands, reforestation of exploited forest areas, and restoring ocean food chains.

Please contact Helen D. Silver, helen.silver@bio4climate.org for further information.
781-316-1710
Bio4climate.org
SharedHarvestCSA.com

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Climate Stories Project
http://www.climatestoriesproject.org

What's your Climate Story?
Climate Stories Project is a forum that gives a voice to the emotional and personal impacts that climate change is having on our lives. Often, we only discuss climate change from the impersonal perspective of science or the contentious realm of politics. Today, more and more of us are feeling the effects of climate change on an personal level. Climate Stories Project allows people from around the world to share their stories and to engage with climate change in a personal, direct way.

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Where is the best yogurt on the planet made? Somerville, of course!

Join the Somerville Yogurt Making Cooperative and get a weekly quart of the most thick, creamy, rich and tart yogurt in the world. Membership in the coop costs $2.50 per quart. Members share the responsibility for making yogurt in our kitchen located just outside of Davis Sq. in FirstChurch.  No previous yogurt making experience is necessary.

For more information checkout.
https://sites.google.com/site/somervilleyogurtcoop/home

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Cambridge Residents: Free Home Thermal Images

Have you ever wanted to learn where your home is leaking heat by having an energy auditor come to your home with a thermal camera?  With that info you then know where to fix your home so it's more comfortable and less expensive to heat.  However, at $200 or so, the cost of such a thermal scan is a big chunk of change.

HEET Cambridge has now partnered with Sagewell, Inc. to offer Cambridge residents free thermal scans.

Sagewell collects the thermal images by driving through Cambridge in a hybrid vehicle equipped with thermal cameras.  They will scan every building in Cambridge (as long as it's not blocked by trees or buildings or on a private way).  Building owners can view thermal images of their property and an analysis online. The information is password protected so that only the building owner can see the results.

Homeowners, condo-owners and landlords can access the thermal images and an accompanying analysis free of charge. Commercial building owners and owners of more than one building will be able to view their images and analysis for a small fee.

The scans will be analyzed in the order they are requested.

Go to Sagewell.com.  Type in your address at the bottom where it says "Find your home or building" and press return.  Then click on "Here" to request the report.

That's it.  When the scans are done in a few weeks, your building will be one of the first to be analyzed. The accompanying report will help you understand why your living room has always been cold and what to do about it.

With knowledge, comes power (or in this case saved power and money, not to mention comfort).

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Free solar electricity analysis for MA residents
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHhwM202dDYxdUZJVGFscnY1VGZ3aXc6MQ

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HEET has partnered with NSTAR and Mass Save participating contractor Next Step Living to deliver no-cost Home Energy Assessments to Cambridge residents.

During the assessment, the energy specialist will:

Install efficient light bulbs (saving up to 7% of your electricity bill)
Install programmable thermostats (saving up to 10% of your heating bill)
Install water efficiency devices (saving up to 10% of your water bill)
Check the combustion safety of your heating and hot water equipment
Evaluate your home’s energy use to create an energy-efficiency roadmap
If you get electricity from NSTAR, National Grid or Western Mass Electric, you already pay for these assessments through a surcharge on your energy bills. You might as well use the service.

Please sign up at http://nextsteplivinginc.com/heet/?outreach=HEET or call Next Step Living at 866-867-8729.  A Next Step Living Representative will call to schedule your assessment.

HEET will help answer any questions and ensure you get all the services and rebates possible.

(The information collected will only be used to help you get a Home Energy Assessment.  We won’t keep the data or sell it.)

(If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to call HEET’s Jason Taylor at 617 441 0614.)

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Sustainable Business Network Local Green Guide

SBN is excited to announce the soft launch of its new Local Green Guide, Massachusetts' premier Green Business Directory!

To view the directory please visit: http://www.localgreenguide.org
To find out how how your business can be listed on the website or for sponsorship opportunities please contact Adritha at adritha@sbnboston.org

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Free Monthly Energy Analysis

CarbonSalon is a free service that every month can automatically track your energy use and compare it to your past energy use (while controlling for how cold the weather is). You get a short friendly email that lets you know how you’re doing in your work to save energy.

https://www.carbonsalon.com/

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Boston Food System

"The Boston Food System [listserv] provides a forum to post announcements of events, employment opportunities, internships, programs, lectures, and other activities as well as related articles or other publications of a non-commercial nature covering the area's food system - food, nutrition, farming, education, etc. - that take place or focus on or around Greater Boston (broadly delineated)."

The Boston area is one of the most active nationwide in terms of food system activities - projects, services, and events connected to food, farming, nutrition - and often connected to education, public health, environment, arts, social services and other arenas.   Hundreds of organizations and enterprises cover our area, but what is going on week-to-week is not always well publicized.
Hence, the new Boston Food System listserv, as the place to let everyone know about these activities.  Specifically:
Use of the BFS list will begin soon, once we get a decent base of subscribers.  Clarification of what is appropriate to announce and other posting guidelines will be provided as well.

It's easy to subscribe right now at https://elist.tufts.edu/wws/subscribe/bfs

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Artisan Asylum  http://artisansasylum.com/

Sprout & Co:  Community Driven Investigations  http://thesprouts.org/

Greater Boston Solidarity Economy Mapping Project  http://www.transformationcentral.org/solidarity/mapping/mapping.html
a project by Wellesley College students that invites participation, contact jmatthaei@wellesley.edu

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Bostonsmart.com's Guide to Boston  http://www.bostonsmarts.com/BostonGuide/

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Links to events at 60 colleges and universities at Hubevents   http://hubevents.blogspot.com

Thanks to

Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering in the Boston Area:  http://www.BostonScienceLectures.com

MIT Events:  http://events.mit.edu

MIT Energy Club:  http://mitenergyclub.org/calendar

Harvard Events:  http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/harvard-events/events-calendar/

Harvard Environment:  http://www.environment.harvard.edu/events/calendar/

Sustainability at Harvard:  http://green.harvard.edu/events

Mass Climate Action:  http://www.massclimateaction.net/calendar/events/index.php

Meetup:  http://www.meetup.com/

Eventbrite:  http://www.eventbrite.com/

Microsoft NERD Center:  http://microsoftcambridge.com/Events/

Startup and Entrepreneurial Events:   http://www.greenhornconnect.com/events/

High Tech Events:  http://harddatafactory.com/Johnny_Monsarrat/index.html

Cambridge Civic Journal:  http://www.rwinters.com

Cambridge Happenings:  http://cambridgehappenings.org

Boston Area Computer User Groups:  http://www.bugc.org/

Arts and Cultural Events List:  http://aacel.blogspot.com/

Boston Events Insider:  http://bostoneventsinsider.com/boston_events/

Nerdnite:  http://boston.nerdnite.com/