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HUHS to present ‘Myths and Realities of Aging’

The Center for Wellness and Health Communication at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) is sponsoring the second installment of “Myths and Realities of Aging” on Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. in Monks Library, 75 Mt. Auburn St., second floor. Presented by Associate Professor of Medicine Kenneth Minaker of the Medical School, the event is free and open to retirees and older adults. In addition, pneumovax vaccinations will be available to attendees who have not received it in the past seven years. Spaces are limited, so please call (617) 495-9629 to reserve a spot.

Conference to explore narrative of Palestinian/Israeli conflict

Prominent Palestinian and Israeli historians, political scientists, and psychologists will be at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) this weekend to construct a bridging narrative of the ongoing conflict. The conference marks the group’s second meeting under the auspices of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs’ Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution, led by Robert I. Rotberg, adjunct lecturer in public policy at KSG. The first meeting of the group, in February, resulted in a report, “Myth and Narrative in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” by Deborah West. This weekend’s meeting is intended to result in a book titled “History’s Double Helix: The Intertwined Narratives of the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict.”

Proposed journal to hold discussion

World Scientific Publishing of Singapore is considering the idea of launching a journal dealing with contemporary issues involving China and the West. A representative from the company will be visiting the Fairbank Center Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. to make a brief presentation about the proposed journal. The meeting will be held at 625 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, in Seminar Room 2. Call (617) 495-4046 for more information.

Belfer Center to co-sponsor trans-Atlantic talk

The Belfer Center for International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, together with the Kokkalis Program on Southeast and East-Central Europe, will welcome R. Nicholas Burns, U.S. ambassador to NATO, to the Charles Hotel Pavillion, Longfellow Room, on Oct. 27 for a discussion titled “The Transatlantic Partnership.” The talk begins at 4 p.m. For more information, call (617) 496-0175 or visit

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks