The Alumni College programs, run by the Harvard Alumni Association, range from day-long symposia to two-hour workshops and cover an array of topics.
On December 7, Shaking the Family Tree in Forensic Investigations: Genetic Surveillance in the 21st Century features associate professor of pathology Frederic Bieber and associate professor of public policy David Lazer. They will present groundbreaking research about government-maintained DNA databases and talk about the growth and social and political effects of other DNA collections.
The event, open to alumni and their guests, takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Science Center, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge. Tickets are $10 per person, which includes appetizers and parking. For the latest details on this and other events, visit http://post.harvard.edu/travel and click on Alumni College, or call 617-495-1920.