Past Events

  • 2018 Feb 22

    Program on Political Economy

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    CGIS Knafel K354

    The Faculty of Arts and Sciences and IQSS sponsor this seminar on formal and quantitative political research. The Program on Political Economy (PE) supports research-related activities that integrate the study of economics and politics, whether by studying economic behavior in the political process or political behavior in the marketplace. In general, positive political economy is concerned with showing how observed differences among institutions affect political and economic outcomes in various social, economic, and political systems and how the institutions themselves change and...

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  • 2018 Feb 21

    GIS Help Desk at HBS

    Repeats on the third Wednesday until Wed Dec 18 2019 .
    1:30pm to 4:00pm

    The CGA offers free GIS helpdesk up to 4 hours per project to anyone has a valid HUID. Additional work has a flat fee of $85/hr for Harvard affiliates. If you have funding and would like us to  perform the requested mapping or analysis and deliever the results, please see the details from the project consulation page.

    Please contact us to set up an appointment during Helpdesk...

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  • 2018 Feb 21

    Applied Stats Workshop (Gov 3009)

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    CGIS Knafel K354

    The Applied Statistics Workshop (Gov 3009) meets all academic year, Wednesdays, 12pm-1:30pm, in CGIS K354. This workshop is a forum for advanced graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars to present and discuss methodological or empirical work in progress in an interdisciplinary setting. The workshop features a tour of Harvard's statistical innovations and applications with weekly stops in different fields and disciplines and includes occasional presentations by invited speakers.  Free lunch is provided.



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  • 2018 Feb 21

    Dataverse Open Office Hours

    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Fri Sep 06 2019 except Wed Dec 30 2015, Wed Dec 28 2016, Wed Dec 27 2017, Wed Dec 26 2018.
    11:00am to 1:00pm


    CGIS Knafel K332

    For any questions on how to share your data with Dataverse, contact:

    Open Hours: Wednesdays, 11AM - 1PM

    RSVP required to:

    Demo of 4.0 will begin promptly at 11am.

    Office hours are open to Harvard researchers and staff to provide support for Dataverse 4.0. These sessions will take place weekly at IQSS, 1737 Cambridge...

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  • 2018 Feb 21

    Site Building with OpenScholar presented by HWP

    9:30am to 12:00pm


    Northwest Building - Room B129 - 52 Oxford St., Cambridge MA 02138

    Intended Audience: Those working independently or participating in building an OpenScholar website.

    In this interactive training we will work through a series of hands on activities showing you how to use the OpenScholar software to build a website (such as research projects, initiatives, or department sites).

    At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to use the administrative interface of OS to build a website on OpenScholar. No previous experience creating websites is needed.

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  • 2018 Feb 16

    Data Science Services (DSS) Office Hours

    Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Sep 06 2019 except Fri Nov 27 2015, Fri Dec 25 2015, Fri Jan 01 2016, Fri Nov 11 2016, Fri Nov 25 2016, Fri Dec 23 2016, Fri Dec 30 2016, Fri Nov 10 2017, Fri Nov 24 2017, Fri Dec 22 2017, Fri Dec 29 2017, Fri Nov 23 2018.
    1:00pm to 4:00pm


    CGIS Knafel K332

    If you have questions about your publication research, how to do your analysis, or how come your code isn't working properly, you can stop by and talk to our Research Consultants for free, every Friday from 1pm-4pm in CGIS K332!

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  • 2018 Feb 16


    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    CGIS South S050

    The Working Group in Political Psychology and Behavior (WoGPoP) is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of current research that uses a psychological and empirical orientation to examine the micro-foundations of citizen and elite behavior. Our topics include but are not limited to identity, emotion, culture, beliefs, preferences (including public opinion and individual preferences), rationality, norms, cognition, group dynamics, ethnic politics, context effects, attribution, information, bargaining and trust. This is...

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  • 2018 Feb 16

    Introduction to R

    9:30am to 12:30pm


    CGIS Knafel K018

    Get an introduction to R, the open-source system for statistical computation and graphics. 


    With hands-on exercises, learn how to import and manage datasets, create R objects, install and load R packages, conduct basic statistical analyses, and create common graphical displays. This workshop is appropriate for those with little or no prior experience with R.

    More details including workshop materials are available at

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