Events Around Town

Wed., April 23-“Mnemonic Devices: Structures of Identity, Strategies of Remembrance in Contemporary Art.” (Radcliffe Fellowship Program) Lisa Saltzman. Cronkhite Graduate Center, 6 Ash St., 4 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
Wed., April 23-“Learning from Performers: Lee Mingwei.” (OfA) Lee Mingwei will present slides. Room G-08, Larsen Hall, GSE, 14 Appian Way, 7:30 p.m. Free. See exhibitions.

Mon., April 21-“Another Quiet American: Stories of Life in Laos.” (EALS) Brett Dakin, author, “Another Quiet American,” HLS student. Room 419, Pound Hall, 12:30 p.m. Please feel free to bring your lunch at noon to meet the speaker and others.
Wed., April 23-“Terrorism, Technology, and Law Enforcement.” (American Constitution Society, HLS chapter) Janet Reno, HLS ’63, former U.S. Attorney General. Ames Courtroom, HLS, 5 p.m.
environmental sciences
Wed., April 23-“Global Disease Eradication.” (Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy, Economics Department) Scott Barrett, Johns Hopkins University. Room L-332, KSG, 4 p.m. This talk is part of a Spring 2003 course taught by Robert Stavins and Martin Weitzman, “ENR-551y/ECON2690hf,” at the KSG. For more information, visit // The talk is open to the public.

health sciences
Mon., April 21-“Overview of the Public Biomedical Industry.” (TECH) Ian Sanderson, managing director, Institutional Research, SG Cowen. Room G-115, Maxwell-Dworkin Building, 33 Oxford St., 1 p.m.
Thu., April 24-“Depression and Physical Activity.” (HSPH, HMS) Grace Wyshak, HPSH, HMS. Room 10, Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St., 7:45 a.m. Breakfast will be provided.
Tue., April 22-“Viruses and the Immune System: Who Is the Pupil and Who Is the Teacher?” (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) Grant McFadden, Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. Armenise Amphitheater, HMS, 12:30 p.m.
Wed., April 23-“Global Access to Medicines: Differential Pricing Strategies.” (Institute for Health and Social Justice of Partners in Health, DRCLAS, CID) Jeffrey Sturchio, Merck & Co., Inc., and Richard Laing, Boston University School of Public Health. Room 227, MEC, HMS, 260 Longwood Ave., 12:15 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided. No RSVP necessary.
Thu., April 24-“The National Bioterrorism Syndromic Surveillance Demonstration Program.” (Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases) Richard Platt, HMS. Room 908, Kresge Building, HSPH, 4 p.m.
Thu., April 24-“Increasing the Cancer Benefits of the Pill and Reducing the Cancer Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Essential Role of Epidemiology.” (Epidemiology) Malcolm C. Pike, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. The 138th Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine. Room G-1, Snyder Auditorium, Kresge Building, HSPH, 4 p.m.

Wed., April 23-“Sociological Implications of Black Institutionalized Life: From Slave Plantation to the Present in the United States.” (Du Bois Institute) Roy S. Bryce-Laporte, emeritus, Colgate University. Thompson Room, Barker Center, noon. Please feel free to bring a lunch. Call (617) 496-8545 for more information.
Wed., April 23-“Cooking the Books in Early Modern France: Publishing, Recipes, and Taste.” (Humanities Center) Philip Hyman and Mary Hyman, French Inventory of Regional Foods, Paris. Room 133, Barker Center, 2 p.m.
Wed., April 23-“Reading, Writing, and Publishing the &’Big Book’ of Alcoholics Anonymous.” (Humanities Center) Trysh Travis, Southern Methodist University. Room 114, Barker Center, 4 p.m.
Wed., April 23-“&’Awake Kosova’: War and Song in an Age of Global Media.” (Humanities Center) Jane Sugarman, State University of New York, Stony Brook. Room 133, Barker Center, 7 p.m. A reception will follow.

social sciences
Tue., April 22-“From the Muslim Brothers to the Party of the Center: Transformations in Islamic Politics.” (CMES) Saoud al-Mawlah, Lebanese University, Beirut, and founder, Lebanese National Committee for Muslim-Christian Dialogue. 4th floor, seminar room, 1430 Mass. Ave., noon.
Wed., April 23-“Power and the British Prime Minister: Presidentialization and the Blair Phenomenon.” (CES) Richard Heffernan, The Open University, London School of Economics. Cabot Room, CES, 12:15 p.m.
Wed., April 23-” The Abortion Debate in Germany and the U.S.” (CES) William Gamson, Boston College. Cabot Room, CES, 4:15 p.m.
Thu., April 24-“Kuwait’s Economic Quandary and U.S. Policy in the Gulf.” (WCFIA, CMES) Karen Pfeifer, Smith College. Mezzanine Seminar Room, WCFIA, 1033 Mass. Ave., 4 p.m.
Thu., April 24-“The Challenge of Protecting Civil Liberties While Fighting Terrorism.” (Center for Ethics and the Professions) Richard J. Goldstone, justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa, former chief prosecutor, UN International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG, 4:30 p.m.