Sunday, April 03, 2011

Energy (and Other) Events - April 3, 2011

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Monday, April 04, 2011
Building Technology Lecture Series: Understanding Thermal Performance of Building Shell Components Containing Blown Fiber Insulations Enhanced with Phase Change Material (PCM)
Speaker: Jan Kosny, Ph.D., Building Enclosure Program Lead, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE
Time: 12:30p–2:00p
Location: 7-431, AVT
Today, continued improvements in building envelope technologies suggest that throughout Southern and Central US climates, residences may soon be routinely constructed with PCM in order to maximize insulation effectiveness and maintain low heating and cooling loads. Different types of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) have been tested as dynamic components in buildings during the last 4 decades. Most historical studies have found that PCMs enhance building energy performance. Some PCM-enhanced building materials, like PCM-gypsum boards or PCM-impregnated concretes have already found their limited applications in different countries. The proposed presentation will describe experimental and numerical results from thermal performance studies. These studies focus on blown fiber insulations modified with pre-mixed or spray-applied microencapsulated PCMs. Experimental results are reported for both laboratory-scale and full-size building elements tested in the field.

Open to: the general public

Cost: Free

Sponsor(s): Building Technology Program, Department of Architecture

For more information, contact:
Kathleen Ross
617 253 1876


Monday, April 04, 2011
Defending Against Environmental Insults; Drugs, Emergencies, Mortality and Emissions Markets (Host Workshop - Public Economics Seminar)
Speaker: Michael Greenstone (MIT)
Time: 4:00p–5:30p
Location: E51-376
Sponsor(s): Energy & Environmental Economics at MIT

For more information, contact:



Monday, April 04, 2011
Legatum Lecture: The Role of Economics in Peacemaking
Speaker: Sir Ronald Cohen
Time: 5:00p–6:00p
Location: E62-276, Reception to follow
Sir Ronald Cohen is a founding partner and former chairman of Apax Partners,one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. He will be at MIT on April 4th to talk about promoting peace and stability through economic development.

Web site:
Open to: the general public
Cost: none
Sponsor(s): Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship
For more information, contact:
Agnes Hunsicker


Monday, April 04, 2011
Urban Narratives: Civic Design through Media Technology
Speaker: Sarah Williams, Director Columbia Spatial Information Design Lab Dietmar Offenhuber, architect and media artist, MIT
Time: 5:45p–7:30p
Location: 10-485
City Design & Development Forum

The talk will explore the connections, opportunities and limitations between digital media technology, urban design and community engagement.

Light refreshments will be served

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning

For more information, contact:
Eran Ben-Joseph


Monday, April 04, 2011
Collision 2 Lecture Series: Attila Csorgo
Speaker: Attila Csorgo
Time: 7:00p–9:00p
Location: E15-070, Bartos Theater
Collision 2: When Artistic and Scientific Research Meet
The ACT Monday night lecture series Collision 2: When Artistic and Scientific Research Meet draws together artists and scientists from different disciplines to discuss artistic methodologies and forms of inquiry at the intersection of art, architecture, science and technology.

This series is part of AR - Artistic Research, a yearlong collaboration between the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology and Siemens Stiftung, Munich, co‑curated by ACT Director Ute Meta Bauer and Siemens Stiftung Curator of Visual Arts Thomas D. Trummer. The lecture series is also part of the related ACT course 4.365/4.366 From Bauhaus to Our House.

The lecture series is free and open to the public.


MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology presents its Monday night lecture series, Collision 2: When Artistic and Scientific Research Meet

Turning Out the Space
Attila Csorgo, artist, Budapest, Hungary
Respondent: Thomas D. Trummer, Siemens Stiftung Curator of Visual Arts

Attila Csorgo uses fruit peels to demonstrate problems of space and plane geometry in his work Peeled Spaces. Another piece, Distorted Spaces, is focusing on the photographic representation of our surroundings; by using hand-made cameras the images have unusual properties and become spatial entities. The Platonic Geometry is a series of kinetic sculptures dealing with the metamorphosis of a regular polyhedron. Cs?rg? applies the language of geometry and physics to traditional, pre-digital-age materials like sticks, strings and small electric motors to describe and reconfigure spatial relationships between objects. Cs?rg??s work has been exhibited in Europe and the United States. Attila Cs?rg? received the Nam June Paik Award in 2008.

Web site:
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
For more information, contact:
Laura Chichisan Pallone


Monday, April 04, 2011
Charity Dinner for Japan & Special Talk on Exercising Compassion in Contemporary Life
Speaker: HH Romapada Swami
Time: 7:30p–8:45p
Location: 56-154
Special seminar on the 24x7 concept for "complete well-being" by HH Romapada Swami.
Charity Dinner for Japan will follow the talk. Please attend and contribute generously.

Compassion like many other virtues such as honesty, gratitude and respect is more relevant and critically needed in our current world than ever before. Every thoughtful person is compelled to contribute his or her mite to make this world a better place, and therefore the expression of compassion has taken on various forms. Non-violent communication and social activism are two contemporary examples."Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life" ? so goes the proverb. How then to extend compassion that is for the ultimate good of the beneficiary? What is self-compassion - is it real compassion, or is it covered narcissism? How do spiritualists engage with the world in a compassionate way? We will explore these topics and more from the perspectives of the Vedic texts (India's timeless wisdom) and the sages, both ancient and contemporary.

Web site:
Open to: the general public
Cost: Free
Sponsor(s): Bhakti-Yoga, Undergraduate Association
For more information, contact:
Prakash Govindan


Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Humanitarian Speaker Series
Alex Markowski, MA, CBCP, Director of Logistics, Office of Emergency Management, NYC
Erin Rampe, MPH, CPH, Logistics Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management, NYC
“Disaster Logistics: How do we Plan, Stockpile, and Coordinate on an Inter-Governmental Level”
Time: 12-1pm
Location: E62-450

Alex Markowski is Director of Logistics at NYC OEM and Logistics Program Lead for the NY-NJ-CT-PA Regional Catastrophic Planning Grant Program. As Director of Logistics, Alex is responsible to deliver the right stuff in the right place at the right time in support of emergency operations. Since joining NYC OEM in 2003 Alex has led a number of significant disaster logistics projects including the nationally-recognized NYC Strategic National Stockpile Plan and the NYC Coastal Storm Plan Logistics Strategy. Alex led a project to conceive, design and build the City’s emergency stockpile program that can support up to 70,000 people for 7 days in 90 locations throughout the City. During emergencies Alex manages the NYC Emergency Operations Center and has coordinated the City response during planned and no-notice events including the 2003 Northeast Blackout, the 2004 Republican National Convention and the 2005 Transit Strike. Alex supported the Harris County Office of Emergency Management in its Logistics Section following Hurricane Ike in 2008. Alex holds a bachelor of arts in political science and history from Loyola University in Maryland and a master of arts in national security studies from Georgetown University.

Erin is a Logistics Coordinator at the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Erin manages the Logistics Center program for NYC OEM, along with the intern, budget, and grants programs. She works with City partners to develop the procurement requirements for supplies to support various logistics planning efforts including the Logistics Center, Logistics Staging Area, Emergency Supply Stockpile, and Commodity Distribution Points. Erin managed the Emergency Supply Stockpile program including oversight of the 3PL vendor. Erin has served as NYC EOC Logistics Section Chief during several major events, including H1N1 outbreak of 2009, 2010 tornadoes, several other major weather events, and was detailed to the Southwest Incident Management Team in July 2008. Erin also leads the NYC Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Logistics Section and Admin/Finance Working Group to develop better policies and procedures for staff during EOC operations. Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Master of Public Health degree from New York University.


Engineering Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage

April 05, 2011 12:00p–1:00p

Advanced nanoscale materials play significant roles for energy conversion and storage. In this lecture, I will use three examples from different views to illustrate how the nanomaterial properties can be tuned through careful design and fabrication for energy applications. The first example is the significant enhancement in power conversion efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells when the photoelectrodes are made of submicron-sized aggregates of nanocrystallites, without change of chemistry or crystal structure. The second one is nanostructured electrodes for lithium-ion batteries with much greater specific power and specific energy than that of bulk materials. The third one is the control of dehydrogenation temperature by confining the hydride inside nanopores of porous carbon scaffold. Inside nanopores, the hydride possesses different initial state and goes through different decomposition reactions.

Category: lectures/conferences

Speaker: Guozhong Cao, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

Location: 4-270

Sponsored by: MIT Energy Club

Admission: Open to the public

For more information: Contact Edward Young


Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Cultural Resistance
Speaker: Steve Kurtz, Critical Art Ensemble
Time: 12:00p–2:00p
Location: E14-633
Civic Media Sessions

A talk about models and techniques for public interventions and soft subversions aimed at undermining authoritarian tendencies in a time of neo-liberal domination.

Known for his work in Electronic Civil Disobedience and BioArt, Steve Kurtz is a founding member of the Critical Art Ensemble, a collective of five tactical media practitioners of various specializations including computer graphics and web design, film/video, photography, text art, book art, and performance.

Formed in 1987, Critical Art Ensemble?s focus has been on the exploration of the intersections between art, critical theory, technology, and political activism.

Web site:
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Center for Future Civic Media
For more information, contact:
Andrew Whitacre
(617) 324-0490


Tuesday, April 05, 2011
National Teach-In on Austerity, Debt, Corporate Greed & What YOU Can Do About It
Time: 2:00p–5:00p
Location: 1-190
Local Teach-In
Watch the Webcast and Join a Faculty and Community Discussion

Open to: the general public

Cost: Free

Sponsor(s): History Office

For more information, contact:
Margo Collett


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Science, Technology and the Future of International Development: A Conversation With USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah

Time: 3:00p–4:00p

Location: 10-250

Moderated by Robert Stoner, Associate Director, MIT Energy Initiative

Dr. Rajiv Shah was sworn in as the 16th Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on December 31, 2009. USAID, a U.S. Government agency, has provided economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for almost 50 years. Under Dr Shah?s leadership USAID has launched its Grand Challenges for Development to focus global attention on specific development outcomes based on transformational, scalable, and sustainable change. The philosophy behind using Grand Challenges for Development is that defining the problem well and facilitating innovative approaches will encourage a wide array of solvers to focus their attention on developing sustainable, effective solutions.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Initiative, D-Lab Innovators, MIT Public Service Center, MIT150 Office, IDEAS2011 and the MIT Global Challenge

For more information, contact:
Lars Hasselblad Torres


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ethics and Forensics in the age of Photoshop Photojournalism

Speaker: Hany Farid and Santiago Lyon

Time: 4:00p–6:00p

Location: E15

There is new technology that can detect altered photographs, and even identify the camera that took them---like a ballistics test.
Come hear about the history of faked photos and what news organizations can do about them.

Hany Farid, mathematician and digital forensics specialist at Dartmouth University.
Santiago Lyon, director of photography for Associated Press.

Jointly sponsored by MIT's Knight Science Journalism Program and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

Web site:

Open to: the general public

Cost: no charge

Tickets: n/a

Sponsor(s): Knight Science Journalism Program, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

For more information, contact:
Debbie Meinbresse


Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Revisiting the Dove's Dilemma: Conventional Arms Transfers and Nuclear Weapons Development
Speaker: Jennifer Erickson, Boston College
Time: 12:00p–1:30p
Location: E40-496
SSP Wednesday Seminar

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Security Studies Program

For more information, contact:


Date and Time : Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 12pm to 1pm (EST)

Drinking from an Open Hydrant:
Early Lessons on Driving Demand for Building Energy Efficiency Programs

The MIT Energy Club and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment are pleased to present the fourth annual installment of the Carbon Finance Speaker Series, Blueprint for Efficiency. This series of free, public webinars will feature the latest developments in energy efficiency policy, investment, technology, and community engagement.

The Southeast Community Retrofit Ramp-Up Consortium is a partnership established to create or expand building energy efficiency improvement programs in 13 communities across 8 states and territory. The Consortium is led by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) which is the primary recipient of a $20M BetterBuildings grant from the US Department of Energy to improve 10,000 buildings units by June 2013. SEEA is uniquely employing a pay-for-performance approach to allocations to sub-recipients, and supporting customized programs designed to reflect local communities in an effort to identify and develop models best suited for the region.Please join us for a conversation with Tamara Jones, Director of the SEEA who will provide an overview of the program designs and early lessons from the 13 participating communities.

Title: Drinking from an Open Hydrant: Early Lessons on Driving Demand for Building Energy Efficiency Programs

GotoWebinar URL:

Speaker: Tamara Jones, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Tamara Jones serves as Director of Municipal Energy Efficiency Programs at the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA). Her primary responsibility is administering a $20 million grant from the US Department of Energy under its BetterBuildings Program. SEEA leads a consortium of 13 cities in the Southeast using the grant to expand programs that result in market-driven energy efficiency improvements made to existing buildings. Prior to joining SEEA, Ms. Jones served as Director of Program Development and Government Relations at Southface, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that promotes environmentally sustainable building practices. Ms. Jones has also served as Director of Policy & Management Analysis in both the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Finance at the City of Atlanta, and as Deputy Director of Grants Development for Houston Mayor Bill White. Ms. Jones holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Long Island University.


Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Between Daedalus and Icarus - New Applications for the City

Speaker: Giandomenico Amendola, Professor of Architecture and Sociology, University of Florence

Time: 12:30p–2:00p

Location: 9-450

DUSP Speaker Series
Weekly lunchtime speaker series for the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Light lunch provided.

Giandomenico Amendola, Professor of Architecture and Sociology, University of Florence

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Department of Urban Studies and Planning


Wednesday, April 06, 2011
The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics
Speaker: Ben Olken (MIT)
Time: 2:30p–4:00p
Location: E51-376
Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): MIT/Harvard Development & Environment Seminar

For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento


The Lessons of Ancient Crowdsourcers
Speaker: David Alan Grier, George Washington University
Date: Thursday, April 7 2011
Time: 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Refreshments: 9:45AM
Location: 32-G449 (Patil Conference Room)
Host: Rob Miller, MIT CSAIL
Contact: Rob Miller, x4-6028,
Relevant URL:
Far from being a modern phenomenon, crowdsourcing actually has ancient roots that can be traced to the mid 18th century. In looking at ancient examples of this form of labor, we find that the organizers of these groups struggled with the same problems that we see it is modern instantiation. At the same time, we see patterns that better understand this kind of labor, notably the foundation of this work in economic hardship and the constant push to move this form of work into more conventional structures.

Bio: David Alan Grier teaches the cornerstone course in the International Science & Technology Policy Program. He has a B.A. in Mathematics from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has published extensively on the development of computation and the institutions that support computation in publications ranging from the American Mathematical Monthly to The Washington Post. He has been the Joseph Henry Lecturer at the Washington Philosophical Society. He currently writes the column and blog "The Known World" for IEEE Computer and has served as the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. His first book, When Computers Were Human, was published by Princeton University Press in spring 2005. His second, Too Soon to Tell, was published in the spring of 2009 by John Wiley.


Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Japan Crisis: Commercial and Humanitarian Supply Chain Challenges

Speaker: Center for Transportation & Logistics Senior Researchers

Time: 4:00p–5:30p

Location: 32-123

The Disaster in Japan is creating supply challenges all over the world. On Thursday, April 7th, the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) will provide a community briefing about the challenges. The focus of the discussion will be on the following:

Corporate supply chains
What are supply chains and why there is a problem?
What can we expect as consumers in days to come?
How should companies think about supply chain disruptions?
What can companies do about this?

The humanitarian logistics challenge
Why is it all about logistics?
What are the issues in humanitarian efforts?
What can we learn from past disasters (Indonesia, Haiti, Katrina)?

CTL researchers have been involved in many past disaster responses, both on the corporate side and on the humanitarian side and will share their experience and lessons with the audience.

Web site:
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): Center for Transportation & Logistics
For more information, contact:
Tara Faulkner


Date: Friday, April 8, 2011
Location: Lunch: 1-249 // Lecture: 1-390
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Complimentary lunch served at 12:30 pm
Lecture begins at 1:00 pm
Topic: Prospects for Surface Transport Authorization: Can We Go Up the Down Escalator?
Mortimer Downey, Senior Advisor to Parsons Brinckerhoff.
For more information, please Janet Choi ( an e-mail. Thanks!


Friday, April 08, 2011
Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History
Speaker: Jonathan Harwood, University of Manchester
Time: 2:30p–4:30p
Location: E51-095
"Can Agricultural Biotechnology Alleviate Third World Poverty? Reflections on Green Revolutions Past and Present"

Web site:
Open to: the general public
Cost: free
Sponsor(s): History Office
For more information, contact:
Margo Collett


Friday, April 08, 2011
Pecha Kucha Presentations by the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
Time: 3:30p–4:30p
Location: E15-070
Part of the 2011 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts presented by TransCultural Exchange and the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

Moderator: Ute Meta Bauer
Participants: Nitin Sawhney, Pelin Tan, John Bell, Jae Rhim Lee, Wendy Jacob, Elizabeth Goldring

Web site:
Open to: the general public
Sponsor(s): MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
For more information, contact:
Laura Anca Chichisan Pallone




Monday, April 4, 12 p.m.
"Making the Digital Fourth Estate: Redefining the Role of a Free Press for the 21st Century." Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University; former director of digital content for Guardian News and Media.
Kalb Seminar Room, Taubman 275, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge


Energy Technology Innovation Policy
Consortium for Energy Policy Research Energy Policy Seminar Series
"Is an Electric Car in Your Future?" Henry Lee, HKS

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building, HKS 79 JFK St
Contact Name: Louisa Lund


Autonomous Flying Robots: from Biology to Engineering

WHEN Mon., Apr. 4, 2011, 2 – 3 p.m.
WHERE Maxwell-Dworkin, Room G-135 (ground floor of the building), Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Science
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
SPEAKER(S) Dario Floreano, professor and director of Swiss National Center of Robotics, EPF Lausanne, School of Engineering, LIS Lab (Switzerland)
Abstract: Most unmanned aerial vehicles developed so far are relatively large machines that fly high in the sky with GPS guidance and far from obstacles. Therefore, they cannot be used in cluttered environments, such as cities, forests, and buildings, or even in open environments at low altitude. In this talk, Dario Floreano will describe his current research in small flying platforms that can autonomously operate in cluttered environments and in swarm formation to augment their capabilities.


Monday, April 4, 2011
2010–2011 Dean’s Lecture Series
“Sundance Institute Reports: Global Trends in Documentary and Human Rights”
Cara Mertes, Director, Documentary Film Program, Sundance Institute
4 p.m., Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, 617-495-8600


Regions and Redistribution: The Political Geography of Inequality
WHEN Mon., Apr. 4, 2011, 4:15 – 6 p.m.
WHERE Cabot Room, Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Iberian Study Group, Center for European Studies
SPEAKER(S) Pablo Beramendi, Oxford University
NOTE Speaker bio:


Celebrate National Garden Month with a screening of Dirt! the movie.

Tasting of "dirt" starting at 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Rock Cafe, Divinity School Harvard University


Join Barton Seaver, Esquire Magazine's 2009 Chef of the Year and National Geographic Fellow, for a talk on sustainable seafood. Barton is also the author of the forthcoming book, For Cod and Country. Watch his TED talk here:

April 4, 2011
5:30 PM, Harvard Hall 103
Cambridge, MA
More background on Barton Seaver:
Chef and author Barton Seaver is on a mission to restore our relationship with the ocean, the land, and with each other—through dinner. He believes food is a crucial way for us to connect with the ecosystems, people and cultures of our world.
Seaver explores these themes through healthful, planet-friendly recipes in his first book, For Cod & Country (Sterling Epicure, May 2011), and as host of both the National Geographic Web series Cook-Wise and the three-part TV series In Search of Food (Ovation Network, May 2011).


The Swiss Economic Miracle: How Switzerland Achieved 'The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number,' and Will It Continue?
WHEN Mon., Apr. 4, 2011, 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE The Consulate of Switzerland in Boston (Swissnex), 420 Broadway, Cambridge
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Co-sponsored by the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, consulate of Switzerland in Boston (Swissnex), the American Swiss Foundation, and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
SPEAKER(S) James Breiding, managing director, Naissance Capital Ltd.
Doulas Sears, Boston University
Tobias Schulze-Cleven, CES visiting scholar
Horst von Buttlar, CES Bucerius Fellow and Financial Times Deutscheland
CONTACT INFO Marie-Charlotte Bagnoud:
NOTE Event followed by a Swiss style-reception.
Seats are limited, please RSVP online at the event website.


Tuesday, April 5, 12 p.m.
"Digital Citizens: The Internet and Politics." Caroline Tolbert, professor of political science, University of Iowa; co-author of Digital Citizenship: The Internet, Society, and Participation.
Kalb Seminar Room, Taubman 275, 15 Eliot Street, Cambridge


berkman luncheon series >
apr 5 2011
Cybercrimes in Taiwan -- Experiences and challenges we faceDoreen Tu, Berkman Fellow
Tuesday, April 5, 12:30 pm
Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor
RSVP required for those attending in person to Amar Ashar (
This event will be webcast live at at 12:30 pm ET and archived on our site shortly after.

This talk is part of a lens on privacy and security, which will highlight various talks this semester that focus on issues related to privacy and security in digitally networked environments.

In the past decade, Taiwan has been one area of Asia that has had very high levels of Internet penetration. With the rapid growth of Internet usage came an increase in cybercrime, such as online fraud, copyright infringement, and access offenses. These newly-developed crimes have brought impacts on law enforcement agencies, legislation, and Taiwanese society. In this talk, Doreen Tu, prosecutor of Taipei District Court Prosecutors' Office, will discuss Taiwan's experiences and challenges of combating cybercrimes.

About Doreen
Doreen Tu comes from Taiwan’s District Prosecutors Office in Taipei, and is conducting research on botnets, the impact of cross-border cybercrimes, and strategies to combat them.

About the Privacy and Security Lens
In spring 2011, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) will highlight a series of talks that will focus on issues related to privacy and security in digitally networked environments. Events associated with this “lens” will seek to foster discussion and explore novel solutions to digital security and privacy issues, and aim to surface and engage with some of the technological, legal, political, economic, and behavioral tensions at work within these topics. This cross-disciplinary initiative will build on current CRCS and BCIS collaborative efforts, and seek to bring multiple perspectives and approaches to these issues.


The Future of Global Food Security
WHEN Tue., Apr. 5, 2011, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
WHERE Bowie-Vernon Conference Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
Co-sponsored by the Center for International Development and the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE)
SPEAKER(S) Robert Paarlberg. Betty Freyhof Johnson Class of 1944 Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College, and associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University


Deliberative Democracy and Climate Governance
WHEN Tue., Apr. 5, 2011, 4:10 – 6 p.m.
WHERE 124 Mount Auburn, Suite 200-North
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Environmental Sciences, Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
SPEAKER(S) John Dryzek, Australian National University
CONTACT INFO Bruce Jackan: 617.495.7548,
NOTE John Dryzek is a professor of political science and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the Australian National University. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, former head of the Departments of Political Science at the Universities of Oregon and Melbourne and the Social and Political Theory program at ANU, and former editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science.
Working in both political theory and empirical social science, he is best known for his contributions in the areas of democratic theory and practice and environmental politics. One of the instigators of the 'deliberative turn' in democratic theory, he has published five books in this area with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Polity Press. His work in environmental politics ranges from green political philosophy to studies of environmental discourses and movements, and he has published three books in this area with Oxford University Press and Basil Blackwell.


Brazil Studies Program Seminar. "The Expulsion of Drug Gangs from Rio Slums: The View of the Electric Utility"
WHEN Tue., Apr. 5, 2011, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
WHERE CGIS South, S-020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
SPEAKER(S) Jerson Kelman, president, Light Group; president, Administrative Council of AD-Rio (Economic and Social Development Agency of the State of Rio de Janeiro)
Moderated by John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Kennedy School.
CONTACT INFO Aaron Litvin:


Future of Energy with Jeffrey Sachs: "Hurrying History: Can the World Adopt a Fast Path to Low-Carbon Energy?”
WHEN Tue., Apr. 5, 2011, 5 – 6 p.m.
WHERE Science Center D, One Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Science, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard University Center for the Environment
SPEAKER(S) Jeffrey D. Sachs, director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development; professor of health policy and management, Columbia University
CONTACT INFO Brenda Hugot:
NOTE The world will eventually transit from the fossil-fuel age to a post-carbon economy. That is inherent in the finite reserves of fossil fuels. Yet the normal transition will be far too slow to avoid ruinous interference in the climate system. Twenty years after the signing of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change the existing political-diplomatic processes have failed to create the needed breakthrough. Jeffrey Sachs will discuss new strategies for large-scale systems change that aim to correct the deep weaknesses of the current framework. His thesis states that new transnational networks of key actors – scientists, engineers, businesses, and civic leaders – must take the lead from governments and diplomats. He will explain how this can be done, with reference to past cases of large-scale systems change.


Responding to the Revolution: Examining Newly Heard Voices for Political Change in the Arab Middle East
WHEN Wed., Apr. 6, 2011, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE Harvard Kennedy School
Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Nahdet El-Mahrousa, Mercy Corps, The Outreach Center at the Center for Middle East Studies, Middle East Initiative
• Paul Beran, The Egypt Forum, Center for Middle East Studies
• Hilary Rantisi, The Middle East Initiative
• Ehaab Abdou, Nahdet El-Mahrousa, Egypt
• Ruth Allen, Mercy Corps
• Members of the Global Citizen Corps program in Iraq (by video conference)


The Changing Role of the Media — A View from Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street
WHEN Wed., Apr. 6, 2011, 12 – 1 p.m.
WHERE Fainsod Room, 3rd Floor Littauer Building
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Business, Education, Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences, Special Events
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government
SPEAKER(S) Simon Lewis, chief executive, Association for Financial Markets in Europe
NOTE Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to


Harvard/Cambridge Walk for Peace
WHEN Wed., Apr. 6, 2011, 12 – 12:20 p.m.
WHERE John Harvard Statue
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Ethics, Social Sciences, Special Events, Support/Social, Working@Harvard
NOTE Nearly 10 years of war. Thousands of American lives, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghani lives, trillions of dollars. Come remember, mourn, and protest.


Green Conversations: “What Americans and Massachusetts Residents Think About Climate Change – Attitude Formation and Change in Response to a Raging Scientific Controversy”

WHEN Wed., Apr. 6, 2011, 5 p.m.
WHERE Maxwell Dworkin G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Environmental Sciences, Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Harvard University Center for the Environment
SPEAKER(S) Jon Krosnick, the Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of communication, political science, and pyschology, is a social psychologist who does research on attitude formation, change, and effects; the psychology of political behavior; and survey research methods.
DISCUSSANTS: Stephen Ansolabehere, professor, Harvard Department of Government
Andrew Hoffman, Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan; MIT visiting professor of management
CONTACT INFO Lisa Matthews: 617.495.8883
NOTE During the past two decades, many scientific experts have been frustrated by the American public's apparent indifference to climate change and the threats it may pose. And even during the two years, headlines on newspapers across the country have proclaimed: "Scientists and the American Public Disagree Sharply Over Global Warming" and "Public Concern About Climate Waning." Is it really true? Do Americans really not accept the opinions of scientific experts on climate change? In this presentation, Jon Krosnick will describe findings from a series of national surveys that he has designed and conducted since 1996, as well as a recent survey of Massachusetts residents, tracking what people do and do not believe on this issue and what they do and do not want to have done about it. Surprising results challenge many widely held presumptions about public opinion, illuminate the increasing politicization of the issue, and provide a context for watching and understanding future efforts to pass (and block) legislation on climate change.


The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era
WHEN Thu., Apr. 7, 2011, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Business, Education, Humanities, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government
SPEAKER(S) Clyde V. Prestowitz Jr., president of the Economic Strategy Institute
NOTE Please RSVP to
Lunch will be served.


Thursday, April 7, 12 p.m.
"Undermining Our Own Security: U.S. Policies in the Middle East and Beyond." A discussion with Glenn Greenwald, constitutional lawyer; contributing writer at, where he writes one of the most widely read political and legal blogs on the Internet. Co-sponsored with the Middle East Initiative and the Harvard Kennedy School Progressive Student Caucus. More info at
Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Fourth Floor, Kennedy School of Government


Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia

WHEN Thu., Apr. 7, 2011, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
WHERE 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200-North
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Law, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR HKS Indonesia Program at the Ash Center
SPEAKER(S) Michael Woolcock, World Bank
CONTACT INFO Trisiawati Bantacut: 617.384.8156,
NOTE After the fall of the New Order government in 1998, Indonesia faced a momentous challenge: responding to an economic crisis worse than the Great Depression while attempting to nurture the emergence of democratic governance in the lives of more than 200 million citizens. International agencies faced their own serious problems, given their explicit support of the New Order regime. Into this space a bold experiment in participatory development was undertaken by the government of Indonesia and the World Bank. Launched as a pilot but quickly scaled up as a national flagship, the Kecamatan Development Program (KDP) was in no small part “a democracy project disguised as a development project”—an attempt to meet the immediate economic needs of everyday villagers by harnessing their local knowledge and by requiring full transparency and accountability of competitive selection mechanisms used to allocate grants to community groups. Via these procedures, KDP sought to instill deliberative civic skills, to enhance the legitimacy of new democratic service delivery models at the local level, and to minimize the serious conflict that necessarily accompanies institutional change.
Did it work? Deploying an extensive mixed methods approach, Michael Woolcock finds that the answer is yes, but. Governance effects were net positive but highly variable across different contexts and unfolded along nonlinear trajectories. There was no pure "KDP effect," and as such one should be highly cautious in responding to powerful imperatives to replicate this (or any other) apparent "best practice" elsewhere.


Thursday, April 7
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Sever 110 Harvard University
Altaeros will speak about the airborne turbine that they are in the process of developing and its potential for producing abundant, low cost renewable energy while operating at higher altitudes than conventional wind turbines.
Contact Name: Kamilia Kaczor


Linking Food Production, Nature Conservation, & Sovereignty
WHEN Thu., Apr. 7, 2011, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
WHERE RCC conference room
26 Trowbridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Environmental Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR Real Colegio Complutense
SPEAKER(S) Cristina Herrero
COST Free, open to the public
NOTE In English. Case example of the Chaco region of northern Argentina


2011 Preparedness and Emergency Response Speaker Series

WHEN Fri., Apr. 8, 2011, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE Harvard School of Public Health
Kresge Building, G2
677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION Health Sciences, Lecture, Social Sciences
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR The Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development and the Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center at HSPH
SPEAKER(S) Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response
RADM, U.S. Public Health Service
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
CONTACT INFO Giulia Del Guercio Green:, 617.496.0714
NOTE Q&A to follow. To submit your questions for Nicole Lurie, please send an email to
*A light lunch will be provided*
All Harvard students, faculty, and researchers are invited to the lecture.


Revolution and Reform: The Historic Transition in the Middle East Conference
Open to the Public
April 8, 2011 - April 9, 2011

R. Nicholas Burns, Faculty Chair, Dubai Initiative
Tarek Masoud, Faculty Advisor, Dubai Initiative
Stephen M. Walt, Faculty Advisor, Dubai Initiative
Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Dubai Initiative
Vali Nasr, Former Senior Fellow, Dubai Initiative
Diana Buttu, Fellow, Dubai Initiative
Karam Dana, Fellow, Dubai Initiative
Justin Dargin, Fellow, Dubai Initiative
Mehrangiz Kar, Fellow, Dubai Initiative
David Mednicoff, Fellow, Dubai Initiative
Hussam Salama, Fellow, Dubai Initiative
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Research Associate, Dubai Initiative
Related Project: The Dubai Initiative
Description: REVOLUTION & REFORM: The Historic Transition in the Middle East
The Dubai Initiative
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Youth Movements • Political Transformation
Foreign Policy • Energy • Urbanization

The first conference on the Middle East’s political transformation. Featuring plenary sessions with leading scholars and policymakers, panel discussions moderated by Dubai Initiative Fellows, and a pioneering workshop on Arab urbanization.
The Charles Hotel
April 8 & 9, 2011
Free; no registration required
Meals & refreshments provided




Please join us for the inaugural Vannevar Bush Dean’s Medal lecture given by Dr. Richard A. Meserve (A’66), President of the Carnegie Institution.

Dr. Meserve will speak on “The Fukushima Nuclear Accident and Its Implications.”

Monday, April 4, 2011
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Nelson Auditorium
Anderson Hall
Reception to follow in Burden Lounge

Tufts University School of Engineering will name Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution and Tufts University alumnus, the first recipient of the Vannevar Bush Dean’s Medal.

The Vannevar Bush Dean’s Medal is awarded to an internationally recognized technology leader who has contributed substantially to the betterment of society through not only extraordinary technical achievement but also significant contributions at the intersection of engineering and other fields.

In collaboration with the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership, the Dean’s Medal was recently renamed to honor another distinguished alumnus, Vannevar Bush. Dr. Bush earned his B.S. and M.S. from Tufts in 1913. Bush was elected President of the Carnegie Institution in 1938 and was instrumental in the establishment of the National Science Foundation.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Richard A. Meserve (A’66) is the ninth president of the Carnegie Institution. He arrived in April 2003, after stepping down as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. With his Harvard law degree and his Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford, Meserve has served on numerous legal and scientific committees over the years, including many established by the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. In February 2010, Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, appointed Meserve to President Obama’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future. He currently serves as chairman of the International Nuclear Safety Group, which is chartered by the International Atomic Energy Agency, and he is a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University. Among other affiliations, Dr. Meserve is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Philosophical Society, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, and Phi Beta Kappa. Meserve serves on the board of directors of PG&E Corporation, the Universities Research Association, Inc., and on the Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the National Commission on Energy Policy.


Tufts STEM Education Lecture Series
Monday, April 04, 2011 from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)
Medford, MA

Tufts STEM Education Lecture Series
Co-sponsored by the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach and Dept. of Education
Open to the public. All are welcome.

Chris Dede
Professor in Learning Technologies
Harvard University

How Immersion in Virtual Worlds Helps Students in the Real World
Abstract: Many people of different ages now participate in immersive virtual environments, from Club Penguin and Webkins through World of Warcraft, America's Army, and Second Life. The 2010 National Educational Technology Plan identifies immersive media as among the most powerful emerging technologies for learning. This session describes our research in designing and studying immersive virtual worlds as curriculum (digital ecosystems) and summative assessments (science inquiry).
Bio: Professor Dede’s fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. His funded research includes four grants from NSF and the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences to explore immersive simulations and transformed social interactions as means of student engagement, learning, and assessment.




Urban Agriculture, the City, and Perceptions of Public Space
Rachel Eden Black, assistant professor and coordinator, Gastronomy Program, Boston University
Free Admission
Wednesday, April 6, 6 p.m.
Register at




*Skillshare: Leveraging Social Media for Social Justice**** - Monday, April 4
The NonProfit Center by South Station
*Do you want to master integrating your media message across multiple channels (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, email)?* We're very excited that Amanda Johnston, integrated media guru at GLAD, has agreed to facilitate this training. Go beyond social media 101 and get some tips and tricks on using social media tools to further your organization?s mission. We?ll talk about how using social media for your organization differs from personal use (and in what ways it?s the same); negotiating resistance and barriers to social media use in your organization; and thoughts on creating a
constructive social media policy.*
Learn more and RSVP: * (bring your own dinner)


Smart Building Workshop – High performance homes, Stretch Energy Code, MA Base Code

Tuesday, April 5, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway, Second Floor Meeting Room

In this workshop you will learn how to build homes that are durable, healthy, comfortable, energy efficient, less costly to operate, are compliant with base and stretch energy codes, and discuss how to cost effectively go beyond the codes. The workshop is free for building code officials and $25 for other attendees, but please register with the Center for EcoTechnology at Co-sponsored by the MA Department of Energy Resources, Center for EcoTechnology, Conservation Services Group, and the City of Cambridge.


*The Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Boston invite you to an open rehearsal, a reception and a panel discussion with acclaimed chorus conductor **Maria Guinand**, titled "Social Action through music". **Ms.Guinand is also Associate Conductor and Advisor for Choral Symphonic Performances and Activities for the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela, commonly known as **'El Sistema'**, a government-funded organization, founded by maestro **Jos? Antonio Abreu*, aimed at systematizing music education and promoting the collective practice of music through symphony orchestras and chorus as a means of social organization and community development.

* Program: *
* Wednesday, April 6, 2011*
* Villa Victoria Center for the Arts*
* 85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118*

* 4:30pm Open Rehearsal with the Premier Choir and the Young Men's Ensemble

* 5:30pm Reception hosted by the Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of

* 6:00pm Panel Discussion: "**Social Action **through** Music " *

* *

* The admission is free. For more information contact our office (617)266-9368 ext 200 or by email ****.


Please Join us at the MassChallenge Headquarters for “MassChallenge UnTapped”
Date: April 6, 2011
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Location: One Marina Park Drive, 14th Floor (use 55 Northern Avenue for GPS directions)
Boston, MA 02210
6:00-6:30 Welcome/Overview
6:30-6:45 FAQs
7:00- Drinks & Mingling

We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions. We've got some great things in store for 2011 and can't wait to share them! Please come with comments, questions, suggestions, and more. Welcome to anyone interested in being a participant, sponsor, mentor, or judge.
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Suggestions?
Salimah Nooruddin - or @masschallenge


Cleantech Open Northeast Kick-off Party
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
Microsoft New England R&D Center
One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142

Event Details
Come check out the Electric Tesla RoadsterOne lucky winner will win an extended Tesla Roadster test drive!Kick-off Party Of ICE / Cleantech Open Northeast
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us if you are a student, scientist, entrepreneur, savvy technologist, or just interested in learning more about how you can be a part of Cleantech Open Northeast 2011.
At the launch party you'll be able to:
• Connect with Boston's top innovators, supporters, and thought leaders in the cleantech space
• Listen to past competitors such as OnChip Power as they share their experience with Cleantech Open
• Give your 1 min pitch in front of a panel of judges and potential teammates (optional)
The launch party is a great venue to build a team, mingle with cleantech leaders, gain exposure and feedback on your ideas, and celebrate.
Ready to enter the Northeast competition? Submit your application here. Learn

Hosted By
Cleantech Open Northeast
Fostering Entrepreneurship and Clean technology, Worldwide
The mission of the Cleantech Open is to find, fund, and foster the big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges.
Find out more at

Editorial Comment: The cost of this event is $10-$20. It ain't free (the price the editor likes) but it may be of interest.


Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University

Ford Hall Forum: The Weather at War

The Pentagon has declared our dependence on fossil fuels a security threat; their primary planning document acknowledges the instability and conflict that climate change will create. In response, the CIA has opened a new Center for Climate Change, the Navy and Marines have committed reducing carbon use, and the Army is creating carbon-neutral bases. Rachel Kleinfeld, Ph.D., CEO and President of the Truman National Security Project, Carl Ferenbach, Chairman of the Board of the Environmental Defense Fund, and MA State Rep. Harold Naughton, Iraq War veteran, join Ford Hall Forum board member Jack Wrobel to discuss why the weather is suddenly a national security issue.

Free and Open to the Public


Thursday, April 7, 7 pm
Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston St., Boston
Understanding and Reforming Today's Media
An evening with Robert McChesney, co-founder of Free Press
Sponsor: The Action Coalition for Media Education
Co-sponsor, Arlington Street Church Social Action Committee


Museum of Science, Boston Hi, now through May 12 (except for April 19 - 21), the Museum is celebrating Neighborhood Days and offering freeadmission to view
RACE: Are We So Different? for residents of Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, Somerville, and Quincy on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.




Marketing Massachusetts Agriculture: Farmers' Markets, Public Markets, and More
David Webber, program coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, and Don Wiest, chair, Boston Public Market Association
Free Admission
Tuesday April, 12, 6 p.m.
Register at


BASEA Forum:

Thursday, April 14th
Solar Decathlon -- Europe 2010 Overview and DC 2011 Massachusetts Preview


Tufts Energy Conference
April 15


"Best Practices for Local Sustainability"
April 15, 2011 | Holiday Inn | Marlborough, MA
Full Conference Details at

Early registration till March 15 at $60, $75 after March 15


"Secret of the Dawn" - film screening, followed by a panel discussion about female genital mutilation (FGM) and efforts to stop it in Mali,
Saturday, April 16, 2011, 4:00-6:30 p.m. at Emerson Hall, Harvard U., 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge.

This documentary shows current attitudes of people in Mali toward FGM, and Malians struggling to end it, including Healthy Tomorrow's sister group, Sini Sanuman. Dancer and health educator Wyoma
will perform a dance of hope for a future without FGM. We will end with a music video that is shown on Malian TV, featuring 17 actual ex-excisers. This event is co-sponsored by Healthy Tomorrow and the Harvard Extension International Relations Club. For more info, call (617) 776-6524.

Feel free to call with any questions.

Susan McLucas, director, Healthy Tomorrow, (617) 776-6524,

Editorial Comment: Susan McLucas is another old friend who has been working in the US and Mali for many years on the issue of female genital mutilation.




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.


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


Artisan Asylum

Sprout & Co: Community Driven Investigations

Greater Boston Solidarity Economy Mapping Project
a project by Wellesley College students that invites participation, contact


Links to events at 60 colleges and universities at Hubevents

Thanks to

Fred Hapgood's Selected Lectures on Science and Engineering in the
Boston Area

Boston Area Computer User Groups


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