Confronting Violence | Policy Responses

April 23, 2015
Confronting Violence, Policy Responses

This panel examines the impact of institutional and governmental policies on the incidence and tolerance of gender-based violence. 

Moderator: Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research and Professor of the Practice of Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School

11:35 Flavia Agnes, Legal Scholar, Author, Women’s Right Activist, and Lawyer

32:37 Gina M. Grosso, Major General, Director of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR), Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters US Air Force, Washington, DC

48:42 Richard Weissbourd, Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education

1:04:40 Q&A

Confronting Violence | Changing Culture to Reduce Violence

April 23, 2015
Confronting Violence, Changing Culture to Reduce Violence

This panel examines culture and how it promotes or prevents violence. 

Moderator: Zerlina Maxwell, Political Analyst, Speaker, and Contributing Writer, Essence Magazine and

6:04 Laura Bates, Founder, Everyday Sexism Project

28:46 Hauwa Ibrahim, Senior Partner, Aries Law Firm

50:59 Jackson Katz, Author, Filmmaker, and Cofounder, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program

1:14:45 Q&A

John Tasioulas | Human Rights

April 14, 2015
John Tasioulas, Human Rights

Radcliffe fellow John Tasioulas RI ’15 raises philosophical inquiries into the nature and basis of human rights.

David Montgomery | Noah’s Flood and the Development of Geology

April 10, 2015
David Montgomery, Noah’s Flood and the Development of Geology

The geologist David Montgomery explores the interface of science and religion through flood stories from cultures around the world.

Diana Taylor | Labyrinth of Things

April 10, 2015
Diana Taylor, Labyrinth of Things

Diana Taylor, scholar of Latin American and US theater and performance, speaks about the play Bom Retiro 958 metros and its broad societal statement about the accumulation and transformation of things.

Taylor is a University Professor, Performance Studies and Spanish, and Founding Director, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University.

Introduction by Martin Puchner, Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature and Chair of the Committee on Dramatics, Harvard University.

Henri Cole | Reading: New Poems

March 20, 2015
Henri Cole, Reading New Poems

The poet Henri Cole reads a collection of his poems, both old and new.

Nicholas Carr | The World Is Not the Screen

March 16, 2015
Nicholas Carr, The World Is Not the Screen

The writer Nicholas Carr discusses navigation and wayfinding in the digital age and the personal and social consequences of our reliance on automation.

Bruce Western | Leaving Prison and Entering Poverty

March 10, 2015
Bruce Western, Leaving Prison and Entering Poverty

Bruce Western RI ’15 discusses the scope and consequences of mass incarceration in America and its impact on the institutional landscape of American poverty.

Louise Knight | How Massachusetts Women Became Political

March 10, 2015
Louise Knight, How Massachusetts Women Became Political

The historian Louise W. Knight speaks about the women's antislavery petition campaign in Massachusetts during the summer of 1837 and the leaders of that campaign, Sarah and Angelina Grimké. This campaign marked the beginnings of the long and remarkable history of Massachusetts women's organized political activism. 

Introduction by Susan Ware, senior advisor to the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

ZZ Packer | The Thousands

February 11, 2015
The Thousands by ZZ Packer

The author ZZ Packer RI '15 reads an excerpt from her novel-in-progress, titled "The Thousands," which chronicles the lives of several families—black, white, and Native American—shortly after the Civil War, through Reconstruction and the "Indian Campaigns" in the Southwest.

Packer's reading and remarks are followed by a discussion with Walter Johnson RI '11, the Winthrop Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.

This event at the Radcliffe Institute is part of the Initiative on Native and Indigenous Peoples.