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Wed., April 9 – “An Art World Transformed: Artists and Patrons in 19th Century Calcutta.” (HUAM) Susan S. Bean, curator of South Asian and Korean art and culture, Peabody-Essex Museum. Lecture hall, Sackler Museum, 6 p.m.

Thu., April 10 – “The Work of Diller + Scofidio.” (VES) Elizabeth Diller, architect, will discuss the work of her firm Diller + Scofidio. Lecture hall, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St., 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Thu., April 17 – “A Changing Picture: European Art Museums Today.” (HUAM) Henri Loyrette, president and director, Mus‚e du Louvre, Paris. Lecture hall, Sackler Museum, 6 p.m. Free.
business/law

Tue., April 8 – “Gun Control and the Second Amendment.” (HLS Target Shooting Club, HLS Democrats) A debate featuring Alan Dershowitz, HLS; Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law; Dennis Henigan, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence; and moderator Elena Kagan, HLS. Austin North, HLS, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Tue., April 8 – “AIDS Denial and Holocaust Denial: AIDS, Justice, and the Courts in South Africa.” (HLS Human Rights Program) Edwin Cameron, Justice, Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa. Vorenberg Room, Langdell North, HLS, 7:15 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Thu., April 17 – “The Protecting Hand: Corporate Governance and Taxes.” (Regulatory Policy Program, KSG) Alexander Dyck, HBS. Bell Hall, KSG, noon.
ethics

Thu., April 10 – “Weighing Lives.” (Center for Ethics and the Professions) John Broome, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University. Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG, 4:30 p.m.

Thu., April 24 – “The Challenge of Protecting Civil Liberties While Fighting Terrorism.” (Center for Ethics and the Professions) Richard J. Goldstone, justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa, former chief prosecutor, UN International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG, 4:30 p.m.
humanities

Mon., April 7 – “America at War: The Moral Imperative to Self-Defense.” (Ayn Rand Institute) Andrew Bernstein, Pace University and Ayn Rand Institute. Auditorium A, Science Center, 7:30 p.m.

Thu., April 10 – “Images and Hate Speech: Spinoza on the Languages of Thought.” (PERC) Amelie Oksenberg Rorty, Brandeis University. Eliot-Lyman Room, Longfellow Hall, GSE, 1 p.m.

Thu., April 17 – “Federal Funding for the Arts.” (Arts in Education Program, GSE) Eileen B. Mason, violinist, former book editor. Room G-08, Larsen Hall, GSE, 14 Appian Way, 2 p.m. Wheelchair accessible.

Thu., April 17 – “Women and Healing in African Religious Movements.” (WSRP) Brigid Sackey, Harvard University. Sperry Room, Andover Hall, HDS, 5:15. A reception will follow in the Braun Room.
social sciences

Tue., April 8 – “Civil Liberties Concerns Post 9/11 and Beyond.” (Shorenstein Center) Chisun Lee, Village Voice. Kalb Seminar Room, Taubman 275, noon.

Tue., April 8 – “Do the Right Thing: Why Harvard Supports Affirmative Action and Why Every College Should.” (Askwith Forum, HGSE Office of Student Affairs) Lani Guinier, HLS; Gary Orfield, founding co-director, Harvard Civil Rights Project; Angelo Ancheto, director, Legal and Policy Advocacy Programs, Harvard Civil Rights Project; Robert Iuliano, deputy general counsel, Harvard University; and Derek Bok, KSG. Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall, GSE, 6 p.m.

Tue., April 8 – “AIDS Denial and Holocaust Denial: AIDS, Justice, and the Courts in South Africa.” (HLS Human Rights Program) Edwin Cameron, Justice, Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa. Vorenberg Room, Langdell North, HLS, 7:15 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Wed., April 9 – “The U.S. and Russia: After Iraq.” (Davis Center) Vyacheslav Nikonov, chairman, Polity. Seminar Room 2, 625 Mass. Ave., 12:30 p.m.

Wed., April 9 – “Hamas, Taliban, and the Jewish Underground: An Economist’s View of Radical Religious Militias.” (Project on Religion, Political Economy, and Society) Eli Berman, Rice University. Littauer M-15, North Yard, 1 p.m.

Wed., April 9 – “In the Name of God: Women and Citizenship.” (Islamic Legal Studies Program, HLS) An evening of film and discussion on religion, politics, citizenship, and the place of women in the public domain. There will be a showing of Shahla Haeri’s “Mrs. President: Women and Political Leadership in Iran” (2002). Panel discussion with Haeri; Eva Bellin, Harvard University; Houchang Chehabi, Boston University; Rachel McCleary, WCFIA; and moderator Frank Vogel, director, Islamic Legal Studies Program, HLS. Room 104, Hauser Hall, HLS, 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Call (617) 496-3941 or e-mail ilsp@law.harvard.edu for more information.

Thu., April 10 – “An Arab Assessment of American Policy in the Middle East.” (Shorenstein Center, Middle East Initiative) Adib Farha, Lebanese American University, adviser to Lebanon’s Minister of Finance. Kalb Seminar Room, Taubman 275, 1 p.m.

Mon., April 14 – “Who’s Teaching Your Children?: Why the Teacher Crisis is Worse Than You Think and What Can Be Done About It.” (Askwith Forum) Katherine Boles, GSE, and Vivian Troen will discuss their book. Introduction and response by Seymour Sarason, Yale University, emeritus. Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall, GSE, 6 p.m.

Tue., April 15 – “Answering Only to God: Faith and Freedom in Twenty-First Century Iran.” (Askwith Forum, Nieman Foundation) Geneive Abdo and Jonathan Lyons, the first American journalists based in Iran since the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution. Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall, GSE, 6 p.m.

April 7, 2003
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