Henri Cole | Reading: New Poems

March 20, 2015
Henri Cole, Reading New Poems

The poet Henri Cole reads a collection of his poems, both old and new.

Nicholas Carr | The World Is Not the Screen

March 16, 2015
Nicholas Carr, The World Is Not the Screen

The writer Nicholas Carr discusses navigation and wayfinding in the digital age and the personal and social consequences of our reliance on automation.

Bruce Western | Leaving Prison and Entering Poverty

March 10, 2015
Bruce Western, Leaving Prison and Entering Poverty

Bruce Western RI ’15 discusses the scope and consequences of mass incarceration in America and its impact on the institutional landscape of American poverty.

Louise Knight | How Massachusetts Women Became Political

March 10, 2015
Louise Knight, How Massachusetts Women Became Political

The historian Louise W. Knight speaks about the women's antislavery petition campaign in Massachusetts during the summer of 1837 and the leaders of that campaign, Sarah and Angelina Grimké. This campaign marked the beginnings of the long and remarkable history of Massachusetts women's organized political activism. 

Introduction by Susan Ware, senior advisor to the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

The Thousands | ZZ Packer

February 11, 2015
The Thousands by ZZ Packer

The author ZZ Packer RI '15 reads an excerpt from her novel-in-progress, titled "The Thousands," which chronicles the lives of several families—black, white, and Native American—shortly after the Civil War, through Reconstruction and the "Indian Campaigns" in the Southwest.

Packer's reading and remarks are followed by a discussion with Walter Johnson RI '11, the Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

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

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