Events


Inaugural Social Justice Hackathon Highlights Local Activists

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Cornell W. Brooks and Boston activist and organizer Monica Cannon-Grant spoke about how to fight for social justice in the United States at the William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice’s inaugural Social Justice Hackathon Friday.


Divest Harvard Stages Mock Oil Spill at Demonstration

Organizers of Divest Harvard — a student group calling on the University to divest its endowment from fossil fuels — poured liquid meant to represent oil over their members' heads during a demonstration at the Smith Campus Center Friday.


Group Protests The Crimson’s Coverage of ‘Abolish ICE’ Rally

Roughly 50 students demonstrated outside of The Harvard Crimson’s building Friday to protest the publication’s coverage of a Sept. 12 rally calling for the abolition of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Ambassador of France Discusses Foreign Policy at the Center for European Studies

Former French Ambassador to the United States Pierre N. Vimont discussed the future of European foreign policy with diplomats and Harvard affiliates in a conversation hosted by Harvard’s Center for European Studies Friday.


Project Information Literacy Scholars Discuss Information in an Age of Big Data

Fewer than 40 percent of college students trust news sources, according to Project Information Literacy researchers who presented on the relationship between students and digital media at an event held Thursday at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


HLS Panel Discusses DACA Report Results

The event, called “What’s Next for DACA?,” highlighted the findings of the National UnDACAmented Research Project — a report exploring the impact of DACA on undocumented immigrant families.


Students Engage in Discussion on Reproductive Rights and Advocacy

Harvard College ReproJustice Action and Dialogue Collective hosted the event as part of programming for Harvard Sex Week. The discussion focused on how reproductive health issues have affected people of color throughout U.S. history.


Students and Faculty Flock to Discussion on the Relationship Between Humans and Whales

Graduate students, professors, and whale enthusiasts gathered to hear Brown University Professor Bathsheba Demuth discuss the history and ethics of humanity’s relationship with whales Wednesday at the Center for Government and International Studies.


JFK Rules Forum

Heath P. Tarbert, chairman and chief executive of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, gives a lecture on financial regulation at the Institute of Politics Thursday.


Head of the Charles Brings Crowds to Harvard Square Businesses

The event is the world’s largest two-day regatta and the third-most attended event in New England annually, and often is one of the Square’s most lucrative weekends of the year, according to local business owners.


Queen Latifah, Rita Dove, and Robert Smith Receive Annual W. E. B. Du Bois Medal

In addition to Latifah, Dove, and Smith this year’s recipients include co-founder of Black Entertainment Television Sheila C. Johnson; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation president Elizabeth Alexander; artist Kerry James Marshall; and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III.


Barbara Schaal Discusses Artificial Selection at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Schall’s talk, entitled “An Evolutionary Journey through Domestication,” drew on her work as a biology professor and dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.


Journalist Naomi Klein Calls for New Approach to Climate Change at Harvard Square Book Talk

In a talk lasting more than an hour, Klein said it was necessary to declare an “all-out war on pollution and poverty and racism and colonialism and despair, all at the same time.”


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