High Stakes on the High Seas
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

High Stakes on the High Seas

Location:
Belfer Center Library, Littauer 369
Seminar discussing overfishing and negotiations regarding use of the high seas
Huawei Technologies: World-Class Company or State Agent?
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Huawei Technologies: World-Class Company or State Agent?

Location:
B-200 STARR AUDITORIUM
China has come a long way from relying on imports to support its telecommunications sector. Today, telecommunications companies in China not only fulfill that nation’s growing needs but have a global reach. In this context, how should we understand the stunning and controversial emergence of China’s leading technology firm, Huawei Technologies? To what extent has Huawei’s rise been due to its leadership, strategy, corporate culture and ability to innovate?
Mainstreaming Nuclear Security? The IAEA's Role After the Summits
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mainstreaming Nuclear Security? The IAEA's Role After the Summits

Location:
L-324 FAINSOD ROOM
The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, has announced that the IAEA will henceforth “mainstream” its nuclear security activities. Since the Nuclear Security Summit process ended in 2016 the Vienna-based Agency has resumed its role as the most important multilateral body dealing with nuclear security.
Pay Us in Equity: Investing in People of Color and Proximate Leaders
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Pay Us in Equity: Investing in People of Color and Proximate Leaders

Location:
T-520 NYE A
Historically, people of color experience greater barriers when it comes to access to funding. Structural inequities not only prevent the advancement of solutions developed by people most proximate to the communities being served, but they also perpetuate harmful biases in the system. The Social Innovation and Change Initiative (SICI) is thrilled to welcome Cheryl Dorsey for a roundtable discussion on investing in people of color, proximate leaders, and underinvested communities globally.
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Critical Issues Confronting China

Location:
Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South S020, 1730 Cambridge St.
Given by Philippe Le Corre, M-RCBG Senior Fellow
Speaker Series on Misinformation
Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Speaker Series on Misinformation

Location:
T-520 NYE A
Speaker series on fake news and misinformation, co-sponsored by the NULab at Northeastern University. Miriam J. Metzger is a professor in the Department of Communication at UC Santa Barbara. Her research lies at the intersection of media, information technology, and trust, centering on how information and communication technologies alter our understanding of credibility and force us to confront new challenges in protecting our privacy. She has published work that examines theoretical and regulatory changes brought about by emerging information and communication technologies.
Workshop: Human Rights Advocacy: Writing to Persuade & Building Coalitions
Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Workshop: Human Rights Advocacy: Writing to Persuade & Building Coalitions

Location:
L-324 FAINSOD ROOM
The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy invites you to join a workshop on human rights advocacy convened and moderated by Elisa Massimino, Senior Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. DescriptionHuman rights advocacy can often seem a bit quixotic. But progress is possible. The problems we tackle need serious, hard-nosed strategies and activists with the skills to execute them.
Persistent Voices: Domestic Workers and Indigenous Households in Mexico City
Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Persistent Voices: Domestic Workers and Indigenous Households in Mexico City

Location:
124 Mt. Auburn - Suite 200N Foyer
Join Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Stanford University, in discussion at a Comparative Democracy Seminar Series event. Candelaria Garay, Harvard Kennedy School, will moderate. Diaz-Cayeros will discuss a paper that presents the preliminary findings of an ongoing study of the persistence of indigenous identity and domestic workers in Mexico City. The paper provides evidence of a spatially concentrated pattern of employment for domestic workers in the municipality of Mexico City in the 19th century.
Designing Contextually Driven AI Systems for Gun Violence Prevention with Chicago Youth
Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Designing Contextually Driven AI Systems for Gun Violence Prevention with Chicago Youth

Location:
R-229 Carr Conference Room
The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy invites you to a discussion on AI systems and gun violence prevention, facilitated by Technology and Human Rights Fellow, Desmond Patton. Desmond PattonAssociate Professor Desmond Upton Patton is a Public Interest Technologist who uses qualitative and computational data collection methods to examine the relationship between youth and gang violence and social media; how and why violence, grief, and identity are expressed on social media; and the real world impact these expressions have on wellbeing for low-income youth of color. Dr.
The Future of Public Housing
Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Future of Public Housing

Location:
Wexner 332
While public housing currently provides affordable homes for about 1.1 million U.S. households, poor design of the original program, combined with decades of underfunding, have left many of those units in extremely poor condition. Recent estimates indicate that about 10,000 public housing units are lost each year because they have become uninhabitable, and repairs needed to reverse this trend are estimated to cost about $49 billion.
Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A conversation with General Manager Seleta Reynolds (LADOT)

The Taubman Center is excited to invite local government and mobility enthusiasts for an intimate conversation with Seleta Reynolds, General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). Ms. Reynolds is responsible for implementing Great Streets for Los Angeles, a plan to reduce traffic fatalities, double the number of people riding bikes, and expand access to integrated transportation choices for Angelinos and the region. Ms. Reynolds has over 18 years of transportation experience throughout the United States.