The Secret History of Harvard: City History Lectures | SF
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CIIS – California Institute of Integral Studies | 1453 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Veritas | Shaping San Francisco | City History Lectures
Thurs. March 14, 2013, 8 pm
(dir. Eunjung Shin, 2011, 81 min) — ‘The best and the brightest’ is how Harvard University is described today. People all over the world admire Harvard. But Harvard is not just an Ivory Tower. It is an organ of American ruling class. This documentary critically examines Harvard’s historical role and its global impact. As a training ground for the elite, Harvard has maintained close ties with the U.S. government and provided crucial dimensions of state ideology, particularly during the Cold War. Including the Harvard Russia aid scandal which led the Russian economy into bankruptcy, the director exposes many unknown episodes in Harvard’s history. The documentary questions what the real purpose of education should be. It contains interviews with many progressive American intellectuals including Prof. Noam Chomsky.
This is part of the Incite/Insight Film Series, a collaborative production of Shaping San Francisco, New Nothing Cinema, and the Anthropology and Social Change Department at CIIS. Films are at 8 pm at 16 Sherman St. (off Folsom, between 6th and 7th in SOMA). Free and open to the public–potluck: bring beverages to share, as well as your ideas and comments
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