Ben Miller | Cinema B.C.

January 8, 2015
Ben Miller, Cinema B.C.

The independent writer Ben Miller, a 2014–2015 Radcliffe Institute fellow, takes us to the drive-in with a reading from his essay “Cinema B.C.”

Ben Miller | El Rancho Villa

January 8, 2015
Ben Miller, El Rancho Villa

The independent writer Ben Miller, a 2014–2015 Radcliffe Institute fellow, tells us the story of his first date in an excerpt from his upcoming work "El Rancho Villa."

Improving Public Safety | Understanding and Improving Cities

December 28, 2014
Improving Public Safety from Understanding and Improving Cities

WELCOMING REMARKS

Jeffrey B. Liebman, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy; Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and Director-Designate, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Harvard Kennedy School

Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Harvard University

Mary Jo Meisner, Vice President for Communications, Community Relations, and Public Affairs, Boston Foundation

USING PARTNERSHIPS AND PREDICTIVE ANALYSES TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY

Brenda Bond, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University

Daniel Mulhern, Director of Public Safety Initiatives, Mayor’s Office, City of Boston

Cynthia Rudin, Associate Professor of Statistics, Sloan School of Management, and Director, Prediction Analysis Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moderated by Christopher Winship, Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, and Codirector, Boston Area Research Initiative

Research, Partnerships, and Initiatives in Education | Understanding and Improving Cities

December 28, 2014
Research, Partnerships, and Initiatives in Education from Understanding and Improving Cities

LEARNING FROM BOSTON’S SUCCESS: RESEARCH, PARTNERSHIPS, AND INITIATIVES IN EDUCATION

Joshua S. Goodman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

John McDonough, Interim Superintendent, Boston Public Schools 

Elizabeth Pauley, Program Director, Education to Career, Boston Foundation

Moderated by Nancy E. Hill, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Creating a New Data Ecosystem in Greater Boston | Understanding and Improving Cities

December 28, 2014
Creating a New Data Ecosystem in Greater Boston from Understanding and Improving Cities

CREATING A NEW DATA ECOSYSTEM IN GREATER BOSTON

Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer, City of Boston

Jessica Martin, Director, Boston Indicators Project

Daniel O’Brien, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, and Research Director, Boston Area Research Initiative, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Moderated by Eric Gordon, Associate Professor and Executive Director, Engagement Lab, Emerson College, and Faculty Associate, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

Bringing the Innovation Economy to Boston’s Neighborhoods | Understanding and Improving Cities

December 28, 2014
Bringing the Innovation Economy to Boston’s Neighborhoods from Understanding and Improving Cities

WORKING TOGETHER TO BRING THE INNOVATION ECONOMY TO BOSTON’S NEIGHBORHOODS

John Barros, Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston

Edward L. Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University, and Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Harvard Kennedy School

Kathy Kottaridis, Executive Director, Historic Boston Incorporated

Moderated by J. Keith Motley, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston

USING POLICY/RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS TO UNDERSTAND AND IMPROVE BOSTON

Remarks by and Discussion with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh

MOVING FORWARD WITH POLICY/RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

Edward L. Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University, and Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Harvard Kennedy School

Robert J. Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University, and Director, Boston Area Research Initiative, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Kara Walker | Sweet Talk

December 19, 2014
Kara Walker, Sweet Talk

In her lecture “Sweet Talk,” the renowned artist Kara Walker explores the riddles of her life, work, and a 40-foot-tall sugar sphinx. 

Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University.

Lynette Jones | How Tactile Cues Can Assist Navigation

December 18, 2014
Lynette Jones, How Tactile Cues Can Assist Navigation

As part of the Navigation Lecture Series, Lynette A. Jones, a senior research scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses the development and evaluation of tactile communication systems used for navigation and for maintaining spatial orientation.

The Navigation Lecture Series is part of the Academic Ventures program at the Radcliffe Institute.

Meghan O'Rourke | The Mysteries of Chronic Illness

December 17, 2014
Meghan O'Rourke on the Mysteries of Chronic Illness

Meghan O'Rourke, the 2014–2015 Helen Putnam Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, explores the alarming rise of autoimmune diseases—such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes—in the United States.  

This lecture is part of the 2014–2015 Fellows' Presentation Series.

Hiawatha Bray | Skybox

December 17, 2014
Hiawatha Bray on Skybox

Hiawatha Bray is a technology writer for the Boston Globe. This excerpt about Skybox is from his lecture “Right About Here: How We Finally Mastered the Art of Location,” which was part of the Radcliffe Institute's “Lost and Found: A Science Symposium about Navigation.”

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