Cambridge

2018 Sep 21

CID Speaker Series: Can Brexit be Overturned with Other Trade and FDI Agreements?

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Perkins Room (R429) - Rubenstein 4th Floor, Center for International Development, 79 JFK St.,Cambridge, MA 02138

About the speaker: María C. Latorre is currently a member of the group of experts in international trade of the European Commission. She has also conducted other consulting projects for the World Bank and the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness. Maria has been a Research Scholar at the Center for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School and at Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University. She has held research visiting positions in the US International Trade Commission, the CEPII and the University of Nottingham. Her papers have been...

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2018 Sep 20

Eurozone Reform, a Spanish Perspective

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA

During the Eurozone debt crisis, the voice of Spain was missing in European affairs. The focus was on internal reforms. Over the past years, however, Spain is growing above average rates and the new socialist Government of Pedro Sánchez is keen to have a more proactive role in European debates. The European Commission welcomes this. When it comes to reforming the Eurozone, the media and intellectual discussion is too much centered on the possible Franco-German compromises, the blocking capacity of the so-called Hanseatic League led by The Netherlands, and the disrupting potential of the...

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2018 Sep 07

RCC Fellow Event: Towards a New Collaborative Economy: Decentralizing Power and Value with Blockchain by Samer Hassan

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

MIT Media Lab 75 Amherst Street, E14-244 Cambridge, MA 02139 US

Today's Collaborative Economy relies on centralized hubs for data collection, where communities are disempowered and economic profits are concentrated in the owners of the infrastructure. In this talk, Samer Hassan, researcher at Berkman Klein Center at Harvard and UCM in Madrid, will present P2P Models: an EU-funded 1.5M€ 5-year interdisciplinary research project to build Blockchain-powered organizations which are decentralized, democratic and economically sustainable, in...

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2018 Sep 04

Science on the Big Screen: Frankenstein

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

It is the 200th anniversary of the creation, by a very young Mary Shelley, of one of the most famous characters in horror fiction: Frankenstein’s monster. Furthermore, some say it should be considered the first true science fiction story, where the central character is a scientist who conducts modern experiments in the laboratory to achieve fantastic results. Indeed, Shelley was familiar with galvanism (electricity produced by chemical action) and other revolutionary ideas of the time that had an...

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2018 Jun 07

Science on the Big Screen: GATTACA

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

 

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“Society has categorized Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) as less than suitable given his genetic make-up. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of a perfect genetic specimen. Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. When his program director is killed, the police begin an...

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2018 Apr 27

How to Win the Future: Joaquín Almunia

Registration Closed 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge, MA

The RCC and Harvard Spain are proud to announce a special event for RCC Fellows and Harvard Spain students. Please join us for an off-the-record conversation with Joaquín Almunia about current issues and the political situation in Spain, Europe and the World. 

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2018 Apr 23

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on Headscarves in the Workplace: A Commentary

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street at Cabot Way, Cambridge, MA

The Court of Justice of the European Union issued its much-anticipated decisions on two requests for preliminary rulings concerning whether the prohibition on wearing headscarves at the workplace constitutes discrimination (C-188/15 Asma Bougnaoui, ADDH v. Micropole SA and C-157/15 Achbita v. G4S Secure Solutions NV). The decisions are trying to set out refined criteria, which would define the permissibility of limiting employees’ headscarves at work. In both cases the court held that limitations on employees’ religious headscarves can be acceptable if they are based on an internal...

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2018 Apr 20

Los Indignados: Tides of Social Insertion in Spain

5:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

The emergent Indignados movement in Spain is transforming Spanish politics and society, heralding an end to the Transition since Franco, and responding to multiple legitimation crises in Spain and in Europe. This movement is rooted in the Stop Evictions campaign led by Ada Colau in Barcelona following the bursting of the subprime mortgage bubble in the wake of the 2008; as well as the 15-M Movement arising in May 2011 Puerta del Sol of Madrid, symbolizing the Indignez-Vous outrage of a lost...

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2018 Apr 07

He venido a hablar de mi paper. Student talks 

Registration Closed 11:30am to 1:30pm

Location: 

RCC Seminar Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

Is widely known how the environment at Harvard leads to the creation of siloed communities within the schools or even programs; students, therefore, despite the casual gatherings organized through different events, rarely have the chance to connect with each other. This event aims to bring together Spanish students from different schools at Harvard, so we don't miss opportunities to create deeper connections within the Spanish community. Some of the attendees will share through short, dynamic presentations the range of experiences that have brought them here, what are their professional...

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2018 Apr 06

2018 Harvard European Law Symposium — Europe and the US: Isolationism First?

9:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, WCC 1023

The Harvard European Law Association (HELA) is excited to announce its 2018 Symposium, taking place on Friday April 6, 2018, entitled “Europe and the US: Isolationism First?”

Throughout the past decades, Europe and the US have enjoyed relative welfare from an economic, social, and cultural perspective. As a result, foreign citizens and companies regularly seek access to the European Single Market as well as US territory. However, from travel bans to trade wars on both sides of the Atlantic, such requests for access have been met with various isolationist tendencies.

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2018 Apr 19

Intelligent automation: act today to not worry about it tomorrow

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

RCC Seminar Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

Until now machines were mainly used to automate physical activities. Nowadays the intelligent automation of work is affecting skilled employees too. Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and, in general, intelligent automation will not happen overnight, but it will happen. The different rates at which it is adopted from one country to the next and within each country could lead to huge inequality. It will also could endanger employment and some companies could seek to compete with other highly automated firms by reducing employee wages. This talk will analyze how we can take on that challenge and suggests some actions to deal with it.... Read more about Intelligent automation: act today to not worry about it tomorrow

2018 Apr 17

Advanced histological techniques for the study of Alzheimer’s disease pathophysiology.

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

 Alzheimer’s disease is the most common dementia in the elderly, affecting more than 5 million Americans. Pathologically, the Alzheimer’s disease brain is characterized by the deposition of the amyloid beta peptide in extracellular amyloid plaques and of the microtubule-associated protein tau in intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles, together with severe loss of neurons resulting in brain atrophy. But, besides plaques, tangles, and atrophy, there is a prominent reaction of glial cells - astrocytes and microglia - which is gaining attention from the research community. The role of these glial responses in the pathophysiology of the disease remains uncertain, but some recent studies support a detrimental effect through either a gain of toxic function or a loss of neurotrophic support.

2017 Apr 11

Future of the Left Symposium: Perspectives from Scholars

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CES, 27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138, Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

Speakers:

  • Arthur Goldhammer Translator, Local Affiliate & Study Group Chair, CES, Harvard University
  • Peter A. Hall Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies & CES Residents Faculty, Harvard University
  • Félix Krawatzek British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics & International Relations, Oxford University; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
  • Antonio Costa Pinto Visiting Professor, New York University; Research Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Lisbon
  • Gianni...
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2017 Apr 11

Future of the Left Symposium: Perspectives from Political Leaders

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

CES, 27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138, Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall

Speakers: 

  • Joaquín Almunia, Chairman of the Center for European Studies (CEPS), Visiting Professor at the European Institute-London School of Economics, PSIA-Sciences Po and College of Europe-Natolin. Leader of the PSOE (1997-2000)
  • Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens (2010 - Present)
  • Sławomir Sierakowski, Founder and Leader, Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique); Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Warsaw

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