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May 2018

ILSP: Lunch Talk :: A Gentleman and a Scholar: Profile of an Ottoman Judge in the Late Sixteenth Century

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin 102

Amir Toft, Research Scholar in Law and an Islamic Law & Civilization Research Fellow, Yale Law School

Mediterranean lunch will be served. Space is limited. RSVP by emailing shariasource@law.harvard.edu

This talk profiles the education and career of a judge who served for one year around 1580 as judge in the court of Üsküdar, one of the districts of Istanbul. The purpose of this talk is to provide more narrative depth to the historiography of early modern Ottoman law. The…

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Take a PAWS

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East A

Drop-in for a study break with certified therapy dog, Robos! Snacks provided. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome!

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Misdemeanorland Book Discussion with Jeannie Suk Gersen: May 1, 7pm, Harvard Book Store

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harvard Book Store

Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing Book Discussion with Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Yale University Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology In discussion with Jeannie Suk Gersen, John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – 7:00pm, Harvard Bookstore, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Felony conviction and mass incarceration attract considerable media attention these days, yet the most common criminal-justice encounters are…

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ILSP Lunch Talk :: Apocalypticism and the Mahdi in Early Islam

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin 102

Mohammad Sagha, SHARIAsource Editor at Harvard Law School and Iran Project Coordinator at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School

Mediterranean lunch will be served. Space is limited. RSVP by emailing shariasource@law.harvard.edu

Mohammad Sagha, SHARIAsource Editor and Iran Project Coordinator at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, will discuss Ibn al-Munādī’s Kitāb al-Malāḥim and sectarian identity in the ḥadīth corpus of Shīʿī and Sunnī law schools. The role and identity…

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Nigeria In the World

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom
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Governance and Regulation in the land of Crypto-Securities (as told by CryptoKitties)

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C

berkman klein luncheon series> Featuring founding members, Dieter Shirley and Alex Shih

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm Harvard Law School campus Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C Room 2036, Second Floor RSVP required to attend in person Event will be live webcast at 12:00 pm

Join founding members of the CryptoKitties…

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Career Overview Session with Laurie Stickels

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Join us in a conversation with Laurie Stickels from the Center for Workplace Development as we discuss ways to map your career at Harvard, how to network at Harvard, and how to think about individual development.

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Harvard International Office (HIO) Open Office Hours

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lewis International Law Center 202 Meeting Room

Peter O’Meara, HIO Advisor for HLS, holds walk-in office hours for HLS students and scholars in WCC 5046 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following dates: Thursdays, 2/1/18, 2/15, 3/1, 3/29, and 4/12. Please feel free to drop by to see Peter with immigration-related questions. No appointment is needed.

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Ordeals in Health Care: Ethics and Efficient Delivery REGISTER NOW! Ordeals in Health Care image

May 10 @ 2:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until May 11, 2018

WCC 2036 Milstein East

Economic ordeals are interventions that deliberately make access to products or services more difficult in an effort to improve resource allocation. In this vein, making patients wait in long lines to schedule an appointment with a specialist might discourage patients with needs that could be met by less qualified personnel from taking up the specialist’s time, thus freeing up time for those with complex needs. Similarly, putting brand-name medications at the bottom of a long list of options on clinicians’…

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Ordeals in Health Care: Ethics and Efficient Delivery REGISTER NOW! Ordeals in Health Care image

May 11 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until May 11, 2018

WCC 2036 Milstein East

Economic ordeals are interventions that deliberately make access to products or services more difficult in an effort to improve resource allocation. In this vein, making patients wait in long lines to schedule an appointment with a specialist might discourage patients with needs that could be met by less qualified personnel from taking up the specialist’s time, thus freeing up time for those with complex needs. Similarly, putting brand-name medications at the bottom of a long list of options on clinicians’…

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“Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World;” a Book Talk with Ambassador Rick Barton

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Bosnia, Rwanda, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria – a quarter-century of stumbles in America’s pursuit of a more peaceful and just world. American military interventions have cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, yet we rarely manage to enact positive and sustainable change. In his first book, “Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World,” Ambassador and global conflict leader, Rick Barton, uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs and…

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Faculty / Staff Photo Shoot

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
WCC Fireside Lounge

Need a new photo for your website, LinkedIn account or elsewhere? Then mark this down in your calendar! Photographer Martha Stewart will be taking pictures of HLS faculty and staff who would like a professional quality photograph (for Connections, LinkedIn or other purposes), free of charge.

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Tuesdays @ Ten – May 15

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

Bring a colleague, grab a morning snack, and chat with Dean Manning. We hope to see you there!

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Shaping Consumption: How Social Network Manipulation Tactics Are Impacting Amazon and Influencing Consumers

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
WCC 1015 Classroom

berkman klein luncheon series> Featuring Renee DiResta with introduction by Jonathan Zittrain

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Harvard Law School campus Wasserstein Hall, Room 1015 RSVP required to attend in person Complimentary lunch will be served Event will be live…

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Dean’s Awards Ceremony

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North
2016 Deans Awards

The Dean’s Award for Excellence recognizes staff members who embody both the letter and spirit of excellence within the HLS community. Join us in celebrating our HLS colleagues who are receiving the awards this year! Please register if you are able to attend.

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Library tour for family and friends of graduates

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
HLS Library – meet at Circulation Desk

The HLS Library is offering library tours for family and friends of our newest HLS graduates on Class Day, Wednesday, May 24. Tours last about 20 minutes and will cover:

Library art and treasures HLS history Library buildings and quotes Our world-famous beanbag alley

Registration is requested but not required so we can have enough tour guides available.

Register guests for the 12:45pm tour: http://libcal.law.harvard.edu/event/4241442

Meet your guide at the Circulation Desk just inside the main…

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Art that Imitates Art: Computational Creativity and Creative Contracting

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

berkman klein luncheon series> featuring Jessica Fjeld and Mason Kortz, Cyberlaw Clinicians at Harvard Law

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Harvard Law School campus Wasserstein Hall, Room 1015 RSVP required to attend in person Event will be recorded and posted…

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Library tour for family and friends of graduates

May 23 @ 11:30 am - 11:50 am
HLS Library – meet at Circulation Desk

The HLS Library is offering library tours for family and friends of our newest HLS graduates on Class Day, Wednesday, May 24. Tours last about 20 minutes and will cover:

Library art and treasures HLS history Library buildings and quotes Our world-famous beanbag alley

Registration is requested but not required so we can have enough tour guides available.

Register guests for the 11:30pm tour: http://libcal.law.harvard.edu/event/4241023

Meet your guide at the Circulation Desk just inside the main…

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Library tour for family and friends of graduates

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
HLS Library – meet at Circulation Desk

The HLS Library is offering library tours for family and friends of our newest HLS graduates on Class Day, Wednesday, May 24. Tours last about 20 minutes and will cover: Library art and treasures, HLS history, Library buildings and quotes, Our world-famous beanbag alley.

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Library tour for family and friends of graduates

May 23 @ 12:15 pm - 12:35 pm
HLS Library – meet at Circulation Desk

The HLS Library is offering library tours for family and friends of our newest HLS graduates on Class Day, Wednesday, May 24. Tours last about 20 minutes and will cover:

Library art and treasures HLS history Library buildings and quotes Our world-famous beanbag alley

Registration is requested but not required so we can have enough tour guides available.

Register guests for the 12:15pm tour: http://libcal.law.harvard.edu/event/4241408

Meet your guide at the Circulation Desk just inside the main…

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Library tour for family and friends of graduates

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm
HLS Library – meet at Circulation Desk

The HLS Library is offering library tours for family and friends of our newest HLS graduates on Class Day, Wednesday, May 24. Tours last about 20 minutes and will cover: Library art and treasures, HLS history, Library buildings and quotes, Our world-famous beanbag alley.

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Library tour for family and friends of graduates

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
HLS Library – meet at Circulation Desk

The HLS Library is offering library tours for family and friends of our newest HLS graduates on Class Day, Wednesday, May 24. Tours last about 20 minutes and will cover: Library art and treasures, HLS history, Library buildings and quotes, Our world-famous beanbag alley.

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Commencement Day

May 24
Harvard Law School
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June 2018

2018 Petrie-Flom Annual Conference: Beyond Disadvantage: Disability, Law, and Bioethics

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

The aim of the conference is to construct a twenty-first century conception of disablement that resolves the tension about whether being disabled is merely neutral or must be bad, examines and articulates the clinical, philosophical, and practical implications of that determination, and attempts to integrate these conclusions into medical and legal practices.

This year’s Petrie-Flom Center annual conference is organized in collaboration with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability.

Learn more and register! http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/2018-petrie-flom-center-annual-conference

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Networking Open House

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Milstein East & West

Learn about the variety of work at the University and expand your career opportunities.

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Resume Review

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Milstein East & West

Bring your resume for a 10-minute feedback session by a Harvard Human Resources professional. Sign up in person at the event.

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Career Connections Across Harvard 2018

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Milstein East & West

The annual Career Connections Across Harvard is an opportunity for staff to meet with representatives from different schools and units around the University to explore other areas of work at Harvard and expand professional networks. All staff are invited to attend, no registration is required.

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Panel Discussion: How I Moved Around Harvard University

June 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Milstein East & West

Learn from staff who successfully moved among different Harvard schools and units throughout their career. Get tips and strategies for how to research opportunities and network effectively across campus.

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Tips for Being a Successful Internal Candidate

June 5 @ 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Milstein East & West

Thinking about your next position at Harvard? Hear from experienced Harvard recruiters about how to be the best candidate you can be. Time will be available for questions about Harvard’s recruitment tools and process.

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Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being and Performance

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Shadows on building and blue sky in background

This program introduces the basic principles and practices of mindfulness, a concentrated state of awareness that helps people see and respond to situations with clarity. Individuals who employ the techniques of mindfulness in their work are able to monitor moment-to-moment effectiveness, respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties as they arise, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives. Participants will be introduced to meditation practices that will teach them how to be more focused, creative and resilient in all aspects of their lives.

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Flexwork Overview for All Staff

June 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 406
Harvard Square at dusk

In this overview of Harvard’s updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines, you will learn about how to develop a well-thought out flexwork proposal and discuss it with your boss, why you don’t need to state your reason for submitting a proposal, potential business advantages of flexwork, the criteria managers will use to decide to approve or deny your proposal, and what is meant by an “equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals”.

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Fridays @ Four: Sail into Summer

June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harkness South Dining Room (205)

Sail into summer and connect with colleagues outside of the office at the next Fridays @ Four on June 15 in Hark South (note the location change). You’ll also be able to meet the Emerging Leaders board and learn more about the program and application process. We hope to see you there!

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RESCHEDULED: Tuesdays @ Ten – June 19

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lewis International Law Center 214A Room

Today’s Tuesdays @ Ten has been rescheduled. New date to be determined. Be on the lookout for our email update!

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Flexwork Overview for Managers

June 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
114 Mt. Auburn St., Conference Room 752

In this overview for managers of Harvard’s updated, University-wide flexible work guidelines, you will learn about proposing, discussing, evaluating and managing flexwork; the business advantages of flexwork; the wisdom of trial periods; how to renew, tweak and end existing arrangements; how to ensure an “equitable process of fair consideration for all proposals”; flex and the HUCTW agreement; and special considerations for managing telework.

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Cambridge Open Archives @ HLS Historical & Special Collections

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Langdell Hall Root Room

Historical & Special Collections is celebrating Cambridge Open Archives’ 10th Anniversary as part of two weeks of behind-the-scenes tours at 15 archives, libraries, and special collections around Cambridge! Get a closer look at special collections and archival material here at HLS on June 20 between 12:00 and 1:30.

HSC will have a ton of great archival and special collections material for you to check out, including a small display featuring items from the Cambridge Tenants’ Union and Community Legal Assistance…

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Fixing Our Broken Sleep – Webinar

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

This interactive webinar with a sleep expert is designed to help participants begin getting better sleep almost immediately. Attendees will learn techniques for overcoming common sleep problems.

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Putting Patients at the Center of Research: Opportunities and Challenges for Ethical and Regulatory Oversight

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East ABC

Efforts to place the patient at the center of medical research, spurred by the Affordable Care Act’s founding of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, have begun to change the way clinical research is conceptualized and conducted. Such efforts hold great promise, but also raise potential challenges for ethical oversight. How should oversight bodies approach the presence of patients in potentially unfamiliar research roles, such as investigator? What forms of patient involvement in research, if any, warrant increased scrutiny from…

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July 2018

The Kate Stoneman Project Panel Discussion & Reception

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Kate Stoneman Project Panel Discussion & Reception

The Kate Stoneman Project (KSP) was founded by 20 women partners representing 10 leading law firms headquartered in Manhattan. KSP seeks to provide a forum to address issues of common concern relating to the advancement of women in the profession, as well as a platform to leverage the collective strength of the women partners in our firms to advance our leadership in professional, civic, educational and charitable endeavors.

Please RSVP to Hannah Tudzin at htudzin@cgsh.com. The event flyer can be…

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HLS Staff-Faculty Family Picnic

July 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holmes Field
Fruit, barbecue grill, watermelon on the grass, bbq flat illustration. Summer picnic on meadow under sky.

The first annual HLS Staff-Faculty Family Picnic will be on Thursday, July 12 at 3 pm on Holmes Field. We’ll have a cookout, ice cream, and field games.

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Parenting in the Digital Age – Webinar

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

Discover how digital technology and social media support and challenge parents today.

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