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Upcoming roundtable to delve into queer theater


“Legends in Queer Performance: Can Theater Change the World?” — a roundtable discussion featuring actor and playwright Peggy Shaw, director and activist Lois Weaver, and performance troupe the Five Lesbian Brothers — will be held Monday (Oct. 15) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall. The panel will examine whether legends of queer theater can create a legacy for the next generation of queer performers. Additionally, the event will explore how we measure theater’s political effects.

Free and open to the public, this panel is made possible by the Course Innovation Funds, The Theater Offensive, and Harvard’s Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.

For more information, contact Robin Bernstein, assistant professor of studies of women, gender, and sexuality, and of history and literature, at (617) 495-9199.


Safra Foundation seeks graduate fellowship applicants


The Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics is now accepting applications from graduate students for its 2008-09 fellowship in ethics. Eligible students are either writing dissertations or engaged in major research on topics in practical ethics, especially ethical issues in architecture, business, education, government, law, medicine, public health, and public policy.

Students should be enrolled in a doctoral program of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or in one of Harvard’s professional Schools, and should have completed all course requirements and general examinations by September prior to the fellowship year. In professions such as law or medicine, where a doctoral dissertation is not required for an academic career, advanced students taking leaves of absence, recent graduates, and Harvard affiliates engaged in postgraduate training are also eligible.

The application deadline is Nov. 15. Visit for more information.