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GSAS Alumni Day 2011



GSAS Alumni Day

Saturday, April 2, 2011

You are warmly invited to attend the Graduate School’s lively annual celebration! Hear faculty symposia from across the disciplines, and enjoy a collegial luncheon at the Harvard Faculty Club!


Featuring a keynote address by Professor Kenneth Rogoff, a premier thinker on matters related to national and global economic policies.  Rogoff is a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and section chief at the International Finance Division of the US Federal Reserve Bank. Co-author of the recent bestseller This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, and sought after by policymakers around the world, Rogoff will explore our current fiscal dilemmas in a talk entitled “From Financial Crash to Debt Crisis.”

You can read selections from Rogoff's economic analysis in a series of op-ed commentaries, collectively titled The Unbound Economy.


Registration is now closed.



9:15-10 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Emerson Hall Lobby
10 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Emerson Hall 105

Allan Brandt ALLAN M. BRANDT
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Professor of the History of Science
Kenneth Rogoff

Keynote Address:
From Financial Crash to Debt Crisis

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy

12-1:15 p.m.


Harvard Faculty Club
1:15-2:45 p.m.

Symposia I (select one)

Hanspeter Pfister

High-Throughput Science

Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

Caroline Elkins

Counter-insurgency and the Resurgence of Empire

Professor of African and African-American Studies and of History

Gary King

Computer Assisted Conceptualization

Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor, Department of Government; Director, Institute for Quantitative Social Science

3:15-4:45 p.m.

Symposia II (select one)

Constance Cepko

How Can We Prevent Blindness? From Basic Science to the Clinic

Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Genetics

Bruce Western

Punishment and Inequality in America

Professor of Sociology

Sean Kelly

All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age

Professor of Philosophy

4:45-5:30 p.m.


Harvard Faculty Club

A block of rooms for Alumni Weekend has been reserved at the Sheraton Commander Hotel. For more information, please click here. Parking is available on Alumni Day at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.

Click here to attend the Graduate Reunion of Harvard Economics.