Events on the Hill: Week of 9/18

The elephant head statue that adorns the entrance to Dowling Hall, home of the Career Center, is pictured on Aug 20, 2014. Nicholas Pfosi / The Tufts Daily Archive


CIERP Research Seminar: Vehicle Electrification in China: Preferences, Policy and Technology Trajectories.”

Details: John Paul Helveston, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University, will be speaking on what influences the transition to environmentally sustainable technologies.

Where and When: Cabot 205, The Fletcher School for Law & Diplomacy; 12:30–2 p.m.

Sponsor: Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at the Fletcher School


Allen Discovery Center Opening

Details: Distinguished biological speakers will present during morning and afternoon sessions, followed by a panel with researchers at the new Allen Discovery Lab in the Science & Engineering Complex. A reception will follow and lunch is provided. Registration is required.

 Where and When: Morning and afternoon sessions at Distler Performance Hall, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Panel and Reception at Science & Engineering Complex 4–6:30 p.m. 

 Sponsor: Allen Discovery Center at Tufts

Fascism in the White House

Details: Jeffery C. Alexander, Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology at Yale University, is discussing the ideology of Steve Bannon and his “rage against the enlightenment.

Where and When: Alumnae Lounge; 4:30-7 p.m.

Sponsor: Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, Tisch College of Civic Life and Center for the Humanities at Tufts


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Details: Yale Law Professor James Foreman Jr. will discuss his new book of the same name.

 When and Where: Alumnae Lounge; 5–6 p.m.

 Sponsor: Tufts University Prison Initiative at Tisch College, School of Public Health, Visual and Critical Studies, Sociology, Community Health, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Consortium of Studies on Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, Peace and Justice Studies and Educational Studies

 ¡Viva Chile!

Details: Tufts Spanish Language House is hosting its first “Noche Hispana,” a celebration of Chilean food and culture.

Where and When: Chandler House, 125 Powder House Blvd.; 8–10 p.m.

Sponsor: Spanish at Tufts, Tufts Spanish Language House