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Past Events
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15 Dec
2021

Measuring the Earth: C. S. Peirce, Uncertainty, and the Pragmatic Philosophy

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Radcliffe fellow Alisa Bokulich

Date & Time Wednesday, December 15, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

09 Dec
2021

Artificial Intelligence for Pathology

Lectures • HRI Science Lecture Series on AI

Pathology plays a critical role in the diagnosis of disease and the development and implementation of tissue-based prognostic and predictive biomarkers. In this talk, Andrew H. Beck will discuss the potential for recent advances in artificial intelligence to significantly advance the accuracy, reliability, and predictiveness of pathology with applications to both clinical research and practice.

Date & Time Thursday, December 9, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

08 Dec
2021

A Postcolonial Ethnography of Subaltern Agency

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Radcliffe fellow Chidi Ugwu

Date & Time Wednesday, December 8, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

08 Dec
2021

Economic Rights in the 21st Century: An Agenda to Neuter White Supremacy and Forge a Moral Economy

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

In this lecture, economist Darrick Hamilton argues that throughout human history racism, sexism, and other “isms” have been used strategically to consolidate economic and political power for some at the expense of others. Economic systems have been grounded in values of self-interested accumulation without bounds. But we can make a different political choice: an economy grounded in values of inclusion, human dignity, sustainability, and shared prosperity. Hamilton will discuss how—without this potent policy alternative that neuters racist regimes—white supremacy and the despotic political appeal for divisive leadership will remain.

Date & Time Wednesday, December 8, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

01 Dec
2021

The Mathematical Elephant

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Sally Starling Seaver Fellow Holly Krieger

Date & Time Wednesday, December 1, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

17 Nov
2021

Indian Collectibles: Appropriations and Resistance in the Haudenosaunee Homelands

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Radcliffe fellow Scott Manning Stevens

Date & Time Wednesday, November 17, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

15 Nov
2021

Black Women and the American University: Eileen Southern’s Story

Lectures

Join us for the first of two one-hour webinars exploring the legacy of Eileen Southern, author of The Music of Black Americans: A History and founder and editor of The Black Perspective in Music.

Date & Time Monday, November 15, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

10 Nov
2021

The Biology of Intimacy: A Synthesis

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Radcliffe fellow Steven Phelps

Date & Time Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

03 Nov
2021

Diversity and Origins of Planetary Systems

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Fellow Joan R. Najita

Date & Time Wednesday, November 3, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

03 Nov
2021

To Lifted Voices: Harvard College Opera

Gallery Events • Brown II Gallery Series

This performance by the Harvard College Opera will engage with Tomashi Jackson’s exhibition, Brown II, in an evening of music–making to hail our idols of liberty and social justice in classical music. This recital strives to underscore the contributions of artists of color to the world of classical music.

Date & Time Wednesday, November 3, 2021
6:30 PM ET
Location Wallach Garden Tent

02 Nov
2021

Speaking with Whales: Listening to and Translating Their Communication

Radcliffe on the Road

2017–2018 Radcliffe fellows David Gruber, Michael Bronstein, and Shafi Goldwasser convened in 2019 an exploratory seminar at Harvard Radcliffe Institute titled “Novel Ways to Non-invasively Visualize/Characterize/ Decipher the Sonic Communication of Marine Mammals.” From this, the group formed Project CETI (Cetacean Translation Initiative) with the mission to study communication among highly intelligent sperm whales to understand the species on a new level. Using state-of-the-art non-invasive robotics to capture sounds and apply advanced machine learning to decode recordings, researchers now have the tools to look for deep structure in whales’ communication systems.

Date & Time Tuesday, November 2, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

27 Oct
2021

Between Worlds: China’s WWII Interpreters and Their Divergent Fates in China, Taiwan, and the United States

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Radcliffe-Harvard Yenching Institute Fellow David Cheng Chang

Date & Time Wednesday, October 27, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

26 Oct
2021

Elect/Ability: Pride, Prejudice, and the Female Candidate (Exhibition Opening)

Gallery Events

Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s exhibition, Elect/Ability: Pride, Prejudice, and the Female Candidate, will open with a conversation between historian Susan Ware, curator of the exhibition, and Sumbul Siddiqui, mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts. They will discuss the hurdles facing women candidates in politics and public life, beginning before the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution through the present day. Although there is no typical female candidate, all share one thing in common: they continue to face prejudice and sexism in the press, on the campaign trail, and once in office.

Date & Time Tuesday, October 26, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

22 Oct
2021

Decoding AI: The Science, Policies, Applications, and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Conferences & Symposia

The Harvard Radcliffe Institute Science Symposium will examine artificial intelligence (AI), its impact, and its ethics by exploring current and potential applications of AI in a range of fields of inquiry, practice, and public policy as well as what AI is (and is not).

Date & Time Friday, October 22, 2021
10 AM ET
Location Online on Zoom

20 Oct
2021

Songs in Dark Times: Yiddish Poetry of Struggle from Scottsboro to Palestine

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Rita E. Hauser Fellow Amelia M. Glaser

Date & Time Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

13 Oct
2021

Novel Interfaces to Support Human Intent Formation and Communication to Humans and Computers Alike

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor Elena L. Glassman

Date & Time Wednesday, October 13, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

07 Oct
2021

American Women and the Ongoing Battle to Save Democracy

Lectures • Kim and Judy Davis Dean's Lecture

Jennifer Rubin, a Washington Post opinion writer, will discuss how American women transformed their own lives and redefined US politics in the last election. Looking ahead, she will examine women’s key role in defending the rule of law and multiracial democracy.

Date & Time Thursday, October 7, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

06 Oct
2021

Airbrush, Instamatics, and Funk: Art, Pop, and New York City’s Long 1970s

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Walter Jackson Bate Fellow Uri McMillan

Date & Time Wednesday, October 6, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

29 Sep
2021

Corporate Social Responsibility

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Jeffrey S. and Margaret Mais Padnos Fellow Oliver Hart

Date & Time Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

20 Sep
2021

Opening Discussion for Brown II

Gallery Events

The artist Tomashi Jackson and Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, will engage in a wide-ranging conversation to mark the opening of Jackson’s new Radcliffe exhibition, Brown II.

Date & Time Monday, September 20, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

14 Sep
2021

Gravitational Waves: A New Window to the Universe

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

The first-ever detections of gravitational waves from colliding black holes and neutron stars have launched a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics. Nergis Mavalvala, dean of and the Curtis (1963) and Kathleen Marble Professor of Astrophysics in the MIT School of Science, will describe the science, technology, and human story behind these discoveries.

Date & Time Tuesday, September 14, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

17 Aug
2021

Our Bodies, Ourselves Book Talk

Lectures • Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks

The final installment in our summer series of Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks will feature a discussion of Our Bodies, Ourselves, first published in 1971. This event is organized in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the book’s first edition and in connection with the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective Records housed in our Schlesinger Library.

Date & Time Tuesday, August 17, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

27 Jul
2021

Book Talk with Daniel Carpenter

Lectures • Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks

This installment in our summer series of Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks will feature Daniel Carpenter, author of Democracy by Petition: Popular Politics in Transformation, 1790–1870 (Harvard University Press, 2021). Carpenter is the faculty director of the social sciences at Harvard Radcliffe Institute and the Allie S. Freed Professor of Government in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Date & Time Tuesday, July 27, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

20 Jul
2021

Book Talk with Tiya Miles

Lectures • Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks

This installment in our summer series of Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks will feature Tiya Miles, author of All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake (Random House, 2021). Miles is a Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at Harvard Radcliffe Institute and a professor of history in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Date & Time Tuesday, July 20, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

13 Jul
2021

Book Talk with Clint Smith

Lectures • Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks

This installment in our summer series of Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks will feature Clint Smith, author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (Little, Brown and Company, 2021) and staff writer at the Atlantic.

Date & Time Tuesday, July 13, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

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