14 Events

Special Series - Open to the Public

Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier

Fri., Oct. 28, 2016 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Harvard Book Store welcomes the Harvard Kennedy School's Venkatesh Narayanamurti and University of Virginia's Toluwalogo Odumosu for a discussion of their book, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier. This event includes a book signing.

Sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Environment and Natural Resources Program

Special Series - Open to the Public

Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Book Launch

Wed., Oct. 26, 2016 | 4:30pm - 6:15pm

Tracing the history of the problematic "basic" and "applied" categories, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier documents how historical views of policymakers and scientists have led to the construction of science as a pure ideal on the one hand and of engineering as a practical (and inherently less prestigious) activity on the other

Special Series - Open to the Public

Carbon Taxes and Deficit Reductions

Mon., Dec. 10, 2012 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

Lunch will be served.

RSVP not required, but please sign in when you arrive.

Special Series - Open to the Public

Social Media, Crowd-funding, and High Impact Philanthropy

Tue., Mar. 27, 2012 | 9:00am - 10:00am

Taubman Building - Kalb Seminar Room, Room 275

This is an invitation to see an early demo and test a new and innovative social media platform, ImpacTree—a collaboration between Harvard School of Public Health and the MIT Media Lab. ImpacTree uses novel crowd-sourcing techniques to empower users to convert social capital into real currency for funding important global causes. The seminar also focuses on the academic research opportunities the platform offers and how it enhances corporate social responsibility for high impact and individualized philanthropy.

Please join us! Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Special Series - Open to the Public

Maasai: At The Crossroads

Fri., Oct. 30, 2009 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Science Center - D

A world university premiere of a 45-minute documentary about enriching the lives of Maasai children through education while respecting their customs, traditions, and way of life.

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) will do a demonstration of the XO laptop after the screening.