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April 2017
Speaker Series: Bhaskar Sunkara - The Future of the American Left

Speaker Series: Bhaskar Sunkara – The Future of the American Left

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Bell Hall, Belfer Building, 5th Floor
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Bhaskar Sunkara is an American political writer, editor and publisher of Jacobin magazine. The son of immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago, Sunkara described Jacobin as a radical publication, "largely the product of a younger generation not quite as tied to the Cold War paradigms that sustained the old leftist intellectual milieus like Dissent or New Politics." Sunkara writes for Vice magazine, Washington Post and The Nation, among other outlets. He has appeared on the PBS Tavis Smiley program, MSNBC's Up…

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Reporting from China: A Conversation with New York Times Correspondent David Barboza

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
4:15 pm
- 5:30 pm
Ash Center, Suite 200N, 124 Mt. Auburn Street
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Join David Barboza, New York Times reporter and 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard's Nieman Foundation for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities of reporting from China. Prior to his selection as Knight Visiting Fellow, Barboza most recently served as Shanghai bureau chief for the Times. Ash Center Director and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Tony Saich, will moderate. This event is cosponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Shorenstein…

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Speaker Series: Sarah Lewis - Politics, Art and Visual Culture

Speaker Series: Sarah Lewis – Politics, Art and Visual Culture

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Taubman 275
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Sarah Lewis is an Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard, an M.Phil from Oxford University, and her Ph.D. from Yale University in the History of Art. Before joining the faculty at Harvard, she held curatorial positions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Tate Modern, London and taught at Yale University School of Art. Lewis is the guest editor…

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Speaker Series: Sarah Smarsh - Examining the Class Divide

Speaker Series: Sarah Smarsh – Examining the Class Divide

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm
Taubman 275
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Sarah Smarsh has reported on socioeconomic class, politics and public policy for The New Yorker and Harper's online, The Guardian, Guernica, Longreads and many others. Her book In the Red, on the American working poor and her own upbringing in rural Kansas, is forthcoming from Scribner. New essays will appear in Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living (Simon & Schuster, January 2017) and Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (OR Books,…

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