Wendy Jacob | Calm. Smoke Rises Vertically. | Opening Discussion

December 8, 2016
Wendy Jacob, Calm. Smoke Rises Vertically. Opening Discussion

Opening discussion for Calm. Smoke Rises Vertically, an exhibition by the artist Wendy Jacob.

Working with vibrating walls, a live-streaming weather report, and architectural models from schools for the blind, the exhibition explores sensory experience through different modes of perception.

DISCUSSION PARTICIPANTS:
Hansel Bauman, University Architect, Executive Director of Campus Design and Construction, and Director of the DeafSpace Project, Gallaudet University

Kim Charlson, Executive Director of Perkins Library, Perkins School for the Blind

Wendy Jacob RI ‘05, Independent Artist

MODERATOR:
Yukio Lippit, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Director of the Arts at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Professor of History of Art and Architecture in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Dimitrios Psaltis | The Black Hole Test

November 30, 2016
Dimities Psaltis, The Black Hole Test

As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Dimitrios Psaltis ’17 explores Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and its implication for black holes and neutron stars. Psaltis is one of the key members of the Event Horizon Telescope, which will obtain the first-ever picture of an astrophysical black hole.

Psaltis is a professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Arizona and is the 2016–2017 Shutzer Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute

Hits and Misses: Sports Marketing, Gender, and Society

November 30, 2016
Hits and Misses: Sports Marketing, Gender, and Society

Sports permeate our society. From the inspiring to the infuriating, athletes and teams have a broad reach. This conversation of experts from business, journalism, and academia looks at the extent of such influence and illuminates the connections among sports, marketing, and gender. Speakers consider how gender affects the ways athletes are represented and how sports are promoted through data analysis, advertising campaigns, and the media.

WELCOMING REMARKS:
Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

SPEAKERS:
(12:17) Jessica C. Gelman ’97, MBA ’02, chief executive officer, KAGR (Kraft Analytics Group)

(21:48) Daniel Peterson ’02, resident scholar in journalism, Lowell House, Harvard University; director of content, AdmitHub; and former editor, ESPN Boston

(37:56) Shira Springer ’97, columnist on women's sports, Boston Globe; contributor on sports and society, NPR and WBUR

MODERATOR:
(6:25) Janet Rich-Edwards ’84, SD ’95, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Panel Discussion (47:08)
Q&A (1:09:53)

This discussion was presented as part of the Harvard Alumni Association’s Women’s Weekend program.

Bruno Latour | On Not Joining the Dots

November 28, 2016
Bruno Latour, On Not Joining the Dots

Bruno Latour speaks about the concept of sovereignty in connection with the work of Ulrich Beck and others and discusses his recent work on the mythological personage of Gaia in the contexts of globalization, climate change, the crisis in the European Union, migration, and other developments. 

Latour’s remarks are followed by a conversation moderated by Homi K. Bhabha, the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities and director of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard. The discussion involves Latour; Diane Davis, the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism and chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; and Peter Galison RI ’10, the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor and director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard.

Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

This event was cosponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence.

Jon Stewart | The Crisis of Religion and the Logic of the Gods

November 28, 2016
Jon Stewart, The Crisis of Religion and the Logic of the Gods

As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Jon Stewart ’17 examines Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, specifically his accounts of Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and the Egyptian religion.

From Sea to Changing Sea | Early Life in the Oceans

November 28, 2016
From Sea to Changing Sea, Early Life in the Oceans

INTRODUCTION 
Lizabeth Cohen, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

FRAMING REMARKS (6:43)
John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

EARLY LIFE IN THE OCEANS
(10:58) Moderator: Chris Bowler, CNRS Director of Research, Institut de Biologie de l'École Normale Supérieure, and 2016–2017 Grass Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study 

(13:18) David Emerson, Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director for Bacteriology, Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

(34:55) Peter R. Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

PANEL DISCUSSION (54:22)
Q&A (1:04:03)

From Sea to Changing Sea | The Role of Oceans in Climate

November 28, 2016
From Sea to Changing Sea, The Role of Oceans in Climate

THE ROLE OF OCEANS IN CLIMATE

(1:12) Moderator: Amala Mahadevan, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and 2014–2015 Fellow, Radcliffe Insitute for Advanced Study

(6:26) Maureen E. Raymo, Lamont Research Professor and Director, Lamont-Doherty Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

(24:33) Rebecca Woodgate, Senior Principal Oceanographer and Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington 

(45:20) Lynne D. Talley, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

PANEL DISCUSSION (1:07:58)
Q&A (1:15:47)

From Sea to Changing Sea | Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Greater Boston

November 28, 2016
From Sea to Changing Sea, Impact of Sea-Level Rise on Greater Boston

IMPACT OF SEA-LEVEL RISE ON GREATER BOSTON

(0:05) Moderator: John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

(2:11) Ellen Douglas, Graduate Program Director, School for the Environment, and 
Associate Professor of Hydrology, University of Massachusetts Boston

Q&A (28:29)

From Sea to Changing Sea | Marine Life

November 28, 2016
From Sea to Changing Sea, Marine Life

MARINE LIFE

(0:51) Moderator: John W. Mandelman, Vice President and Chief Scientist of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium

(5:09) Andrew Pershing, Chief Scientific Officer, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

(25:32) Anne L. Cohen, Associate Scientist with Tenure, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

(49:07) Christopher W. Clark, I.P. Johnson Founding Director, Bioacoustics Research Program; Senior Scientist, Neurobiology and Behavior; and Senior Scientist, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University

Q&A (1:17:55)

From Sea to Changing Sea | The Future of Oceans

November 28, 2016
From Sea to Changing Sea, The Future of Oceans

THE FUTURE OF THE OCEANS

(1:14) Moderator: Richard Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

(2:24) Steven D. Poulin, Rear Admiral and Commander, First Coast Guard District, United States Coast Guard

Q&A (36:45)

CLOSING REMARKS (48:50)
John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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