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Alumni Events

GSAS Alumni Day 2013


Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Harvard Graduate School Alumni Association warmly invites you to save the date for Alumni Day 2013! We hope you'll make plans to join us in Cambridge for a festive and stimulating gathering with some of Harvard's most innovative faculty, working on topics of interest across the disciplines.

Registration is now closed. 

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9:15-10 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Emerson Hall Lobby

10 a.m.







Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address


Xiao-Li Meng
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics


Margot N. Gill
Administrative Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


Can China Lead?

William C. Kirby
PhD ’81, history;  T.M. Chang Professor of China Studies and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration

noon to 1:15 p.m.


Harvard Faculty Club Main Dining Room, first floor
1:15-2:45 p.m.

Symposia I

What Darwin Didn't Know: Connecting Genes to Survival

Hopi Hoekstra
Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Curator of Mammals, Museum of Comparative Zoology

Tangible Things: Exploring Harvard Collections

Laurel Ulrich
300th Anniversary University Professor

Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect

Robert Sampson
Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences and Director of the Social Sciences at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

3:15-4:45 p.m.

Symposia II

How the FDA Has Shaped Science, Economics and Politics: Reputation and Power in U.S. Pharmaceutical Regulation

Daniel Carpenter
Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and Director of the Center for American Political Studies

Theater and Philosophy: From Plato to Modern Drama

Martin Puchner
Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature

Check your DNA…ASAP

George Church
Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics


4:45-5:30 p.m.


Harvard Faculty Club Reading Room


Emerson Hall
Harvard Yard, 25 Quincy Street


Harvard Faculty Club
20 Quincy Street

Parking is available on Alumni Day at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.