Carol S. Steiker | Capital Punishment and American Law

May 5, 2015
Carol Steiker, Capital Punishment and American Law

Carol S. Steiker RI '15 aims to provide a better understanding of the roles played by the Constitution and the Supreme Court in the past, present, and future of the death penalty in America.

Silk Road Ensemble | Cultural Navigation

May 4, 2015
Silk Road, Ensemble featured in cultural navigation panel

A panel discussion with members of the Silk Road Ensemble: Cristina Pato (bagpipe), Sandeep Das (tabla), Joseph Gramley (percussion), and Hadi Eldebek (oud and percussion).

Moderated by Steve Seidel, Faculty Director, Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Introduced by John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Confronting Violence | Performance and Discussion about Hip-Hop

April 23, 2015
Confronting Violence, Performance and Discussion about Hip-Hop

WELCOMING REMARKS
Lizabeth Cohen, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

PERFORMANCE AND DISCUSSION ABOUT HIP-HOP
Moderator: Marcyliena Morgan, Professor of African and African American Studies and Executive Director, Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, Harvard University

8:18 Toni Blackman, Rapper, Poet, and Activist; Founder and Director, Freestyle Union

28:10 Byron Hurt, Documentary Filmmaker (Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes), Author, and Antisexism Activist; Founding Member, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program

47:02 Jay Smooth, Video and Multimedia Producer; Founder, WBAI’s Underground Railroad

1:00:14 Q&A

Confronting Violence | The Power of Activism

April 23, 2015
Confronting Violence, The Power of Activism

WELCOMING REMARKS
Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute; Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

OVERVIEW 
7:18 Janet Rich-Edwards, Codirector of the Science Program, Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

THE POWER OF ACTIVISM
This panel examines the potential for national and international activism to reduce the impact of violence and to improve how communities respond to violence.  

15:41 Moderator: Diane L. Rosenfeld, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School

28:47 Alexandra Brodsky, Cofounder, Know Your IX

44:51 Mitchell Garabedian, Principal Attorney, Law Offices of Mitchell Garabedian

59:45 Irene M. Santiago, Lead Convener, #WomenSeriously, Global Campaign on Women, Peace and Security

1:21:30 Q&A

Confronting Violence | Policy Responses

April 23, 2015
Confronting Violence, Policy Responses

POLICY RESPONSES
This panel examines the impact of institutional and governmental policies on the incidence and tolerance of gender-based violence. 

Moderator: Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research and Professor of the Practice of Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School

11:35 Flavia Agnes, Legal Scholar, Author, Women’s Right Activist, and Lawyer

32:37 Gina M. Grosso, Major General, Director of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR), Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters US Air Force, Washington, DC

48:42 Richard Weissbourd, Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education

1:04:40 Q&A

Confronting Violence | Changing Culture to Reduce Violence

April 23, 2015
Confronting Violence, Changing Culture to Reduce Violence

CHANGING CULTURE TO REDUCE VIOLENCE
This panel examines culture and how it promotes or prevents violence. 

Moderator: Zerlina Maxwell, Political Analyst, Speaker, and Contributing Writer, Essence Magazine and Mic.com

6:04 Laura Bates, Founder, Everyday Sexism Project

28:46 Hauwa Ibrahim, Senior Partner, Aries Law Firm

50:59 Jackson Katz, Author, Filmmaker, and Cofounder, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program

1:14:45 Q&A

John Tasioulas | Human Rights

April 14, 2015
John Tasioulas, Human Rights

Radcliffe fellow John Tasioulas RI ’15 raises philosophical inquiries into the nature and basis of human rights.

David Montgomery | Noah’s Flood and the Development of Geology

April 10, 2015
David Montgomery, Noah’s Flood and the Development of Geology

The geologist David Montgomery explores the interface of science and religion through flood stories from cultures around the world.

Diana Taylor | Labyrinth of Things

April 10, 2015
Diana Taylor, Labyrinth of Things

Diana Taylor, scholar of Latin American and US theater and performance, speaks about the play Bom Retiro 958 metros and its broad societal statement about the accumulation and transformation of things.

Taylor is a University Professor, Performance Studies and Spanish, and Founding Director, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University.

Introduction by Martin Puchner, Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature and Chair of the Committee on Dramatics, Harvard University.

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.

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