Join hundreds of alumni for stimulating discussions and fond remembrances. Alumni Day 2018 is hosted by the Harvard Graduate School Alumni Association Council.
Online registration has closed. Walk-in registration will be available in Emerson Hall from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in Emerson Hall on April 14, 2018.
Schedule of Events
Registration and Continental Breakfast, Emerson Hall Lobby
Plenary Session, Emerson Hall 105
Welcoming Remarks and Dean's Report
Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics
Keynote Address: Religion and Politics Revisited
Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology; Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion
Recent events have thrown into question many of our narratives concerning the degree to which the political world is becoming more secular. This talk will explore these issues in terms of the current resurgence of religion in China. Puett will argue that the different definitions of religion and politics at play in China may open up some intriguing possibilities for re-thinking some of our assumptions concerning secularization.
Luncheon, Harvard Faculty Club Main Dining Room, First Floor
Session I, Emerson Hall
Whose Islam Is It Anyway?
Ali Asani, AB '77, PhD '84, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures and former Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Looking Towards Our Energy Future
Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science
The Economics of Modern Latin America
Felipe Larrain, PhD '85 economics
Minister of Finance for Chile (2010–2014 and 2018–present): Former Director of the Center of Economic and Social Policies (CLAPES UC) and Professor of Economics, Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago
Session II, Emerson Hall
Perspectives on Putin's Russia
Timothy Colton, PhD '74, government
Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies
Soundscapes: Teaching the World of Music
Kay Kaufman Shelemay
G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of African and African American Studies
Panayotis F. "Paddy" League, PhD '17, music
James A. Notopoulos Fellow, Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature, Harvard University
There and back again: a long road to axonal survival
Rosalind "Roz" Segal
Professor of Neurobiology and co-director of Program in Neuroscience in the Division of Medical Sciences
Reception, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge