Geometric Deep Learning | Michael Bronstein

October 17, 2017
Geometric Deep Learning, Michael Bronstein

As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Michael Bronstein RI ’18 discusses the past, present, and potential future of technologies implementing computer vision—a scientific field in which machines are given the remarkable capability to extract and analyze information from digital images with a high degree of understanding.

Struggling toward Coeducation | Nancy Weiss Malkiel

October 12, 2017
Struggling toward Coeducation, Nancy Weiss Malkiel

Struggling toward Coeducation
Where Have We Come From? Where Are We Going?

A Schlesinger Library Event

The author Nancy Weiss Malkiel AM '66, PhD '70 (14:49) examines the flood of decisions that led to coeducation at highly prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1974, considering particularly where Harvard and Radcliffe stood in this development. Malkiel also ponders what can be learned from the fight for coeducation as we think about breaking through the barriers women continue to face—not only in higher education, but also in the professions and public life.

Introductions by:
Jane Kamensky, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and a professor of history in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University

The Museum, the City, and the University

October 11, 2017

The Museum, the City, and the University
Boston Art Museum Directors in Discussion

This panel brings together five distinguished museum directors to discuss their leadership of major cultural institutions in urban and university settings and to share personal perspectives on their work. The directors and the moderator address questions about the role of museums in debates about public and private support for the humanities and arts; in research and learning endeavors, including creative efforts by living artists; and in conversations about citizenship, identity, and diversity.

Featuring:
Peggy Fogelman, Norma Jean Calderwood Director, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Paul C. Ha, director, MIT List Visual Arts Center
Jill Medvedow, Ellen Matilda Poss Director, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Martha Tedeschi, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director, Harvard Art Museums
Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Moderated by Yukio Lippit, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and professor of history of art and architecture, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Introduced by Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

 

It Depends What State You’re In: Policies and Politics of the US Health Care System | Part 1

October 10, 2017
It Depends What State You’re In, Policies and Politics of the US Health Care System, Part 1

Health care and political systems are deeply intertwined, with implications for the quality and equality of access to health care.

This symposium explores the political dynamics of health care laws and the way they affect people not only as patients but also as citizens. Health professionals, policy and public health experts, economists, sociologists, and political scientists draw on comparative politics and policies of the states—alone and as part of a federalist system—and on international perspectives to explore the relationships between citizens and their health care.

 

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Daniel Carpenter (7:42), faculty director of the social sciences program, Radcliffe Institute, and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

 

FUNCTIONS AND DYSFUNCTIONS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (14:11)

Andrea Louise Campbell (20:06), Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kate Walsh (35:40), president and CEO, Boston Medical Center

Georges C. Benjamin (50:45), executive director, American Public Health Association


Moderated by Benjamin Sommers, associate professor of health policy and economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Healt

 

PANEL DISCUSSION (1:06:12)

AUDIENCE Q&A (1:21:06)

It Depends What State You’re In: Policies and Politics of the US Health Care System | Part 2

October 10, 2017
It Depends What State You’re In, Policies and Politics of the US Health Care System, Part 2

Health care and political systems are deeply intertwined, with implications for the quality and equality of access to health care.

This symposium explores the political dynamics of health care laws and the way they affect people not only as patients but also as citizens. Health professionals, policy and public health experts, economists, sociologists, and political scientists draw on comparative politics and policies of the states—alone and as part of a federalist system—and on international perspectives to explore the relationships between citizens and their health care.

 

ALTERNATIVE MODELS AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS

Michael Lighty (5:48), director of public policy, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United

William Hsiao (26:17), K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Michelle McEvoy Doty (44:16), vice president, Survey Research and Evaluation, The Commonwealth Fund


Moderated by Zirui Song, assistant professor of health care policy, Harvard Medical School

 

PANEL DISCUSSION (1:01:01)

AUDIENCE Q&A (1:13:34)

CLOSING REMARKS (1:29:33)

Janet Rich-Edwards, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

 

The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo | Jonathan Guyer

September 22, 2017
The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo, Jonathan Guyer

The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo

The Dangerous World of Middle East Censorship and the Emergence of Arab Comix

As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Jonathan Guyer RI ’18 considers why comics are so important in a new, emerging Arab visual culture. The mad cartoonists of Cairo are using their pens to redraw the lines of acceptable speech—and you’d have to be mad to be a cartoonist in this environment.

100+ Years at 73 Brattle | John Wang || Radcliffe Institute

September 20, 2017
100+ Years at 73 Brattle, John Wang

A public art installation by John Wang ’16, winner of the biennial Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition

Located at the Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Garden at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

The Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition is a unique opportunity for Harvard students, who not only receive a $10,000 award and work closely with Radcliffe staff and landscape architects to build their designs, but also have the unique experience of joining theory with practice.

As a senior at Harvard College, Wang was the first undergraduate to win the competition. He is now a first-year student studying architecture in the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Wave Piloting in the Marshall Islands

July 6, 2017
Wave Piloting in the Marshall Islands

As part of the 2016–2017 Oceans Lecture Series, John Huth leads a panel discussion in which participants tease apart what the Marshallese navigators did, how they were taught, and how they conceptualized using waves on the open ocean. 

Featuring:
John Huth, faculty codirector of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute and the Donner Professor of Science in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Joseph Genz (3:26), assistant professor of anthropology, University of Hawai’i

Alson Kelen (12:19), director, Canoes of the Marshall Islands, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands 

Gerbrant van Vledder (25:54), Delft University of Technology

Jal Mehta | Learning Deeply at Scale: The Challenge of Our Times

June 13, 2017
Jal Mehta, Learning Deeply at Scale: The Challenge of Our Times

As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Jal Mehta RI ’17 looks beneath the surface of pedagogical methods in American high schools. What does instruction in high schools look like? Where is it better? What can we do about it?

Mehta is the 2016–2017 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Chris Bowler | The Future of Ocean Ecosystems

June 13, 2017
Chris Bowler, The Future of Ocean Ecosystems

As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows' Presentation Series and the 2016–2017 Oceans Lecture Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Chris Bowler RI ’17 explores how past environments affected diatoms, thus helping to understand how climate change will affect them in the future.

Bowler is the 2016–2017 Grass Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

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