5 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

Kenya's Attorney General, Amos Wako, right, watches as Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki holds up the country's new constitution after signing it into law, at Uhuru Park in Nairobi,  Aug. 27, 2010.

AP Photo

Special Series - Open to the Public

Kenya's New Constitution: The Birth of the Second Republic

Tue., Sep. 14, 2010 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Harvard Graduate School of Education - Longfellow Hall

In August 2010, Kenyan citizens approved by referendum a new constitution that sets up an American-style presidential system with checks and balances. The new constitution replaces a colonial-era constitution that had been changed over the years to give the president wide ranging powers. What will the Second Republic will mean for Kenya's future?

Please join us! Everyone is welcome.

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.