Robin W. Cotton | Forensic DNA Testing

March 1, 2016
Robin W. Cotton, Forensic DNA Testing

As part of the DNA lecture series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Robin W. Cotton reports on the current state of forensic DNA testing and explains why there are still bumps in the road. 

Robin W. Cotton is an associate professor and the director of the Biomedical Forensic Sciences Program at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Household Workers Unite

February 25, 2016
Household Workers Unite

This panel brings together scholars and activists to discuss the historical and contemporary significance of domestic worker organizing.

Featuring:
Lydia Edwards, Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers
Premilla Nadasen, Department of History, Barnard College
Monique Nguyen, MataHari
Natalicia Tracy, Brazilian Worker Center 

Moderated by Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Harvard College and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Harvard Business School

Introduced by Jane Kamensky, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and Professor of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Scott Milner | New Polymers for Solar Power

February 23, 2016
Scott Milner, New Polymers for Solar Power

As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Scott T. Milner RI ’16 discusses current trends in solar power, how solar cells work, and how polymer-based materials may offer an attractive alternative to silicon.

Joyce M. Bell | American Race Relations: How Far Have We Come?

February 19, 2016
Joyce M. Bell, American Race Relations: How Far Have We Come?

From the Black Power movement to the Black Lives Matter movement today, what has changed? How far have we come? The sociologist Joyce M. Bell is struck by how much it’s still the same.

She is the 2015–2016 Maury Green Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.


Bell will discuss her work in her fellow's presentation, "Race and Resistance: The Lasting Legacy of the Black Power Movement," on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Sheerr Room at Fay House in Radcliffe Yard.

Doris A. Taylor | When Cell Therapy Isn’t Enough

February 17, 2016
Doris A. Taylor, When Cell Therapy Isn’t Enough

In her talk “When Cell Therapy Isn’t Enough: Building Cardiovascular Solutions in 2016,” Doris A. Taylor discusses improvements to stem-cell therapies and the development of better treatments for heart disease, including building bio-artificial organs for transplant that use a patient’s own stem cells, thus avoiding the complications of organ rejection.

Peter Behrens | Families, Histories, Novels

February 10, 2016
Peter Behrens, Families, Histories, Novels

Drawing from his own family’s history, the writer Peter Behrens RI ’16 discusses time, memory, and the ways the past shapes the present.

Part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

June Jordan Collection

February 1, 2016
June Jordan: Writer, Activist, Voice for Liberation

The June Jordan collection at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University includes poetry, unpublished writing, speeches, letters, photographs, audio, video, and more.

Peter Behrens | A Writer on Writing

January 25, 2016
Peter Behrens, A Writer on Writing

The writer Peter Behrens RI ’16—who holds the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellowship at Radcliffe—talks about how he decided to become a writer and why he writes what he writes. 


Behrens will discuss his work in his fellow's presentation, "Families, Histories, Novels," on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Sheerr Room at Fay House in Radcliffe Yard.

Scott Milner | Exploring Light-Harvesting Polymers

January 19, 2016
Scott Milner, Exploring Light-Harvesting Polymers

The theoretical physicist and Radcliffe Institute fellow Scott Milner, who is the William H. Joyce Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, explains how his exploration of polymers could lead to a greater ability to harvest energy from sunlight in sustainable and affordable ways.

Milner will discuss his work in his fellow's presentation, "Innovative Polymers for Printable Photocells: Multiscale Theory for Materials Design," on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 4 p.m. at the Knafel Center in Radcliffe Yard.

Intisar A. Rabb | Qāḍī Justice

January 12, 2016
Intisar A. Rabb, Qāḍī Justice

As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Intisar A. Rabb RI ’16 investigates the significance of the procedures taken in early Islamic courts and the challenges they pose to our understanding of the meaning and operation of early Islamic law.

Intisar A. Rabb is the 2015–2016 Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at Radcliffe and a professor of law at Harvard Law School, where she is also the director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program.

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