Miguel Syjuco | I Was the President's Mistress!!—a Novel About Sex, Power, and Corruption in the Third World

March 5, 2014
Miguel Syjuco presents on his latest work, I Was the President's Mistress!!—a Novel  About Sex, Power, and Corruption in the Third World

Using a female protagonist's colorful rise to the top of a fictional society based on his home country of the Philippines, Miguel Syjuco examines different facets of power and how they comingle, conflict, and contradict.

Judy Chicago and Jane Gerhard | Art Education and Popular Feminism

March 4, 2014
Nancy Cott, Jane Gerhard, and Judy Chicago discuss art education and popular feminism

View a lively discussion between the pioneering feminist artist Judy Chicago, the historian Jane Gerhard, and the Harvard historian and Schlesinger Library director Nancy F. Cott, on feminist space, The Dinner Party controversy, a critique of studio art education, and more.

A Valentine from Möbius

February 14, 2014
Tadashi Tokieda demonstrates a special Valentine's made from a Möbius strip.

In a simple demonstration, Radcliffe Institute fellow and mathematician Tadashi Tokieda uses paper, tape, and scissors to get some surprising results. Try it yourself and share with your loved ones on Valentine's Day.

I. Glenn Cohen | The Ethicist's and the Lawyer's New Clothes

February 11, 2014
I. Glenn Cohen discusses the legal and ethical issues pertaining to the future of smart clothes.

From enhanced exosuits for members of the armed services to clothing that spies on you, I. Glenn Cohen focuses on legal and ethical issues pertaining to the future of smart clothes.

Cohen is a professor at Harvard Law School, where he is also a codirector of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.

Michael Kimmelman | The Politics of Public Space

February 6, 2014
Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic of the New York Times, discusses how politics are played out in public spaces.

Michael Kimmelman discusses how politics are played out in public spaces: the fabric of the city is both the stage for social action and the object of civic debate.

Kimmelman is the architecture critic of the New York Times and the Franke Visiting Fellow at the Whitney Center for the Humanities at Yale University. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books.

Michael Kimmelman | Public Space and Civic Health

February 6, 2014
Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic of the New York Times, discusses the relationship between public space and civic health.

Michael Kimmelman discusses how public spaces relate to civic health in this excerpt from his recent lecture, “The Politics of Public Space.” Kimmelman is the architecture critic of the New York Times and the Franke Visiting Fellow at the Whitney Center for the Humanities at Yale University. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books.

I. Glenn Cohen | Patients with Passports

February 5, 2014

As one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of bioethics and the law, I. Glenn Cohen spent a year as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University writing Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law, and Ethics (under contract with Oxford University Press), the first comprehensive analysis of the legal and ethical issues raised by medical tourism.

Cohen is a professor at Harvard Law School, where he is also a codirector of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.

Robert S. Langer | Repairing Spinal Cord Injuries

January 30, 2014
Robert S. Langer discusses how to repair spinal cord injuries

Robert S. Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses tissue engineering and demonstrates how spinal cord injuries may be repaired in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Robert S. Langer | Tissue Engineering

January 30, 2014
Robert S. Langer discusses tissue engineering

Robert S. Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses tissue engineering and how new cartilage can be created in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Robert S. Langer | Biomaterials for the 21st Century and How They Will Change Our Lives

January 30, 2014
Robert S. Langer discusses biomaterials for the 21st century

In this lecture, Robert S. Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, examines the enormous impact of biomaterials and biomaterial-based drug delivery systems on human health and how these new technologies might develop and be applied in the future.

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