Past Events
& Exhibitions

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All Events & Exhibitions

28 Feb
2024

Causal Inference: A Statistics Playground

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Radcliffe fellow Judith Lok

Date & Time Wednesday, February 28, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

27 Feb
2024

Book Talk with Drew Gilpin Faust

Lectures • Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks

Harvard Radcliffe Institute and the Harvard Alumni Association welcome Drew Gilpin Faust to discuss her book, Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury.

Date & Time Tuesday, February 27, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

21 Feb
2024

The Campaign for the Future: The Long Road to the Inflation Reduction Act

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Jeffrey S. and Margaret Mais Padnos Fellow Leah Stokes

Date & Time Wednesday, February 21, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

20 Feb
2024

Young Adult Literature Authors and Climate Justice: Discussion with Nnedi Okorafor

Lectures

In this program, award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor will converse with Liz Phipps-Soeiro on how writing, reading, and teaching books and comics with themes of climate change and climate justice can encourage young people to learn and think about these issues.

Date & Time Tuesday, February 20, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

14 Feb
2024

Eternal Rhythm

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Radcliffe-Film Study Center Fellow Ephraim Asili

Date & Time Wednesday, February 14, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

07 Feb
2024

Nemo’s Fever: Deep Thoughts on Water, Culture, and Climate Resilience

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Frances B. Cashin Fellow Rob Verchick

Date & Time Wednesday, February 7, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

06 Feb
2024

Exhibitions Tour: In Their Own Voices and A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture

Gallery Events

This dual tour of two Harvard Radcliffe Institute exhibitions—In Their Own Voices: Black Women’s Lives from the Archives and A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture—is an opportunity to view and celebrate materials and artworks by and about Black women.

Registration open
Date & Time Tuesday, February 6, 2024
1 PM ET
Location Lia and William Poorvu Gallery, Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
05 Feb
2024

A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture Opening Program: Curator Talk with Chassidy A. Winestock

Lectures

In this opening program for A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture, the curator Chassidy A. Winestock will offer an introduction to the exhibition and its historical context, followed by a conversation with Mary Schneider Enriquez.

Date & Time Monday, February 5, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

30 Jan
2024

Revisiting Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower in 2024

Lectures

Parable of the Sower, first published in 1993, engages young readers in complex climate issues through fiction while demonstrating the power that arts and literature can have on our communities.

Date & Time Tuesday, January 30, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

24 Jan
2024

Dear Mothership: Poems

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Mary I. Bunting Institute Fellow Marcus Wicker

Date & Time Wednesday, January 24, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

22 Jan
2024

Using Evidence and Data to Illuminate Our Food Systems

Lectures • Climate Change Science Lecture Series

Jessica Fanzo, a climate, nutrition, and immunology expert, will discuss how innovations in data gathering and analysis can illuminate our complex food systems and also equip decision-makers to navigate the difficult course of making our food systems more resilient in the face of the climate crisis and environmental instability.

Date & Time Monday, January 22, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

13 Dec
2023

Rising Tides: Broadening Public Participation in Climate Action through Mixed Reality Visualization

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Radcliffe fellow Narges Mahyar

Date & Time Wednesday, December 13, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

12 Dec
2023

Free Speech, Political Speech, and Hate Speech on Campus

Lectures

Harvard Radcliffe Institute will host an interdisciplinary panel to discuss the purposes and scope of academic freedom and the legal norms that govern how universities respond to conflict and protest.

Date & Time Tuesday, December 12, 2023
4 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
12 Dec
2023

On Narrative, Violence, and Migration

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellow Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Event canceled
Date & Time Tuesday, December 12, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

08 Dec
2023
Date & Time Friday, December 8, 2023
1 PM ET
Location Lia and William Poorvu Gallery, Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
08 Dec
2023

Water Stories with the Artist Alia Farid

Gallery Events

Join the artist Alia Farid for a tour of Water Stories: River Goddesses, Ancestral Rites, and Climate Crisis and a discussion of the artwork Chibayish, 2023.

Registration open
Date & Time Friday, December 8, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall
8 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
06 Dec
2023

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Resistance to Hitler

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Lisa Goldberg Fellow Rebecca Donner

Date & Time Wednesday, December 6, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

29 Nov
2023
Date & Time Wednesday, November 29, 2023
5:45 PM ET
Location Sheerr Room, Fay House
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
29 Nov
2023

Gertrude Stein: An Afterlife

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow Francesca Wade

Date & Time Wednesday, November 29, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

18 Nov
2023

Water Stories with the Artist Evelyn Rydz

Gallery Events

Join the artist and educator Evelyn Rydz for an afternoon of conversation and collective artmaking within the exhibition Water Stories: River Goddesses, Ancestral Rites, and Climate Crisis.

Event sold out
Date & Time Saturday, November 18, 2023
1 PM ET
Location Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall
8 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
15 Nov
2023

Inclusivity and Rigor in the Science of Sex Differences

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Radcliffe fellow Donna L. Maney

Event canceled
Date & Time Wednesday, November 15, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

14 Nov
2023

Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Social Sciences: Conversation with Ruth J. Simmons

Lectures • Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Social Sciences

Join us for a conversation between scholars and university leaders Ruth J. Simmons, former president of Prairie View A&M University, Brown University, and Smith College, and Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean of Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

Date & Time Tuesday, November 14, 2023
4 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
08 Nov
2023

What’s Inside a Generative Artificial-Intelligence Model? And Why Should We Care?

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Sally Starling Seaver Professor Fernanda Viégas

Date & Time Wednesday, November 8, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

06 Nov
2023

In Their Own Voices: Black Women's Lives from the Archives Opening Event

Lectures

The opening event for the In Their Own Voices exhibition features Taryn Jordan (Colgate University), Kalimah Redd Knight (The League of Women for Community Service), and Holly Smith (Spelman College) in conversation with the curator Petrina Jackson.

Date & Time Monday, November 6, 2023
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

03 Nov
2023

Responsibility and Repair: Legacies of Indigenous Enslavement, Indenture, and Colonization at Harvard and Beyond

Conferences & Symposia

The second day of the conference will bring together scholars, tribal leaders and historians, university representatives, and others to explore issues of enslavement and indenture, colonization in New England, and Harvard and New England tribal repair. The Friday program will feature a keynote by Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation), environmental and Indigenous rights advocate and founder of the Giniw Collective.

Date & Time Friday, November 3, 2023
9 AM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138