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Although we are excited to have our fellows back on campus and working in Byerly Hall, Harvard Radcliffe Institute programs remain primarily virtual as we continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic. See Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates.

Events
& Exhibitions

Radcliffe events and exhibitions are accessible, free, and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

All Events & Exhibitions

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

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, October 20, 2021
12 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).

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Friday, October 22, 2021
10 AM 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.

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Tuesday, October 26, 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

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, October 27, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

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.

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Tuesday, November 2, 2021
4 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

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, November 3, 2021
12 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

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, November 10, 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.

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Monday, November 15, 2021
4 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

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, November 17, 2021
12 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

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, December 1, 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.

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, December 8, 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

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, December 8, 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.

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Thursday, December 9, 2021
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

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

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, December 15, 2021
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

02 Feb
2022

Book: The Prince and the Revolutionary

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Catherine A. and Mary C. Gellert Fellow Suki Kim

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, February 2, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

09 Feb
2022

One From Another

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Suzanne Young Murray Fellow Roger Reeves

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, February 9, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

15 Feb
2022

When It's Darkness on the Delta

Lectures • Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities

A presentation from 2021–2022 Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellow W. Ralph Eubanks

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Tuesday, February 15, 2022
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

23 Feb
2022

Steam: A Multimedia Opera for Jazz Ensemble, Electronics, and Video

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Frances B. Cashin Fellow David Dominique

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, February 23, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

02 Mar
2022

Understanding Our Heliospheric Shield: Laying the Groundwork to Predict Habitable Astrospheres

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 William Bentinck-Smith Fellow Merav Opher

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, March 2, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

09 Mar
2022

A Pistol in the Orchestra: Notes on Art and Politics

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Perrin Moorhead Grayson and Bruns Grayson Fellow Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, March 9, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

23 Mar
2022

Women on the Frontlines of Revolution

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor Erica Chenoweth

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, March 23, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

30 Mar
2022

Field Studies: Hierarchy, Power Dynamics, and the Human Narrative

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music Elizabeth A. Baker

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, March 30, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

06 Apr
2022

The Impact of Gold Mining on the Feasibility of Malaria Elimination in the Amazon

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Joy Foundation Fellow Caroline Buckee

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, April 6, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

07 Apr
2022

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

Lectures

Join us for the second 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.

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Thursday, April 7, 2022
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

13 Apr
2022

The Children Go (Novel in Progress)

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Mildred Londa Weisman Fellow Lysley Tenorio

Registration open
Live stream available
Date & Time Wednesday, April 13, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

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