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.

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.

ZZ Packer | The Thousands

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.

This event at the Radcliffe Institute is part of the Initiative on Native and Indigenous Peoples.

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."

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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