Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Social Sciences
The Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture Series was established through the generosity of Kim G. Davis AB ’76, MBA ’78, and Judith N. Davis, longtime friends and champions of Harvard Radcliffe Institute. This annual lecture series invites leading figures from across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences to share their expertise, ideas, and diverse perspectives with the Harvard community and the broader public.
Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Social Sciences: Conversation with Ruth J. Simmons
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.More about Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Social Sciences: Conversation with Ruth J. Simmons
Kim and Judy Davis Dean's Lecture in the Social Sciences: Conversation with Tressie McMillan Cottom
The 2023 Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Social Sciences will feature Tressie McMillan Cottom in conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin.More about Kim and Judy Davis Dean's Lecture in the Social Sciences: Conversation with Tressie McMillan Cottom
Economic Rights in the 21st Century: An Agenda to Neuter White Supremacy and Forge a Moral Economy
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.More about Economic Rights in the 21st Century: An Agenda to Neuter White Supremacy and Forge a Moral Economy
Protest as Politics: African American Young Adults, Reimagining Democracy
During these unprecedented times, we have watched young people—a great many of them African Americans—taking to the streets to address the current failures of policing, criminal justice, and the economy; as well as the existence of white supremacy and anti-Blackness. How does the precarious position of African American young adults facilitate a reimagining of democracy? What does this reimagining mean for American politics?
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The New Geopolitical Order
In this talk, the career diplomat and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will argue that the world’s people deserve better.More about The New Geopolitical Order