Unsettled Citizens | Citizenship and Its Gatekeepers

April 29, 2019
Unsettled Citizens | Citizenship and Its Gatekeepers

CITIZENSHIP AND ITS GATEKEEPERS
Panelists explore how states, tribes, and other communities regulate belonging.

Featuring: Jill Doerfler (6:20), department head and professor, Department of American Indian Studies, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Duluth

Pap Ndiaye (24:37), professor of history, Sciences Po (France)

Chia Youyee Vang (44:57), professor of history, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Moderated by Philip J. Deloria, professor of history and chair of the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

PANEL DISCUSSION (1:02:24)

AUDIENCE Q&A (1:13:52)

Unsettled Citizens | Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto

April 29, 2019
Unsettled Citizens | Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto

KEYNOTE ADDRESS (8:00)
Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, mayor, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Introduced by Gabriela Soto Laveaga (
2:04), professor of the history of science, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

AUDIENCE Q&A (
54:04)

Unsettled Citizens | Citizenship on the Move

April 29, 2019
Unsettled Citizens | Citizenship on the Move

CITIZENSHIP ON THE MOVE
Panelists examine how migration and cross-border identity challenge the concept of citizenship.

Featuring: Theresa McCarthy (
9:17), associate professor in the Department of Transnational Studies, University at Buffalo

Alexandra Minna Stern, professor and chair of the Department of American Culture and professor in history, women’s studies, and obstetrics and gynecology, University of Michigan

Lyndsey Stonebridge (
25:25), interdisciplinary chair and professor of humanities and human rights, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham (UK)

Moderated by Jacqueline Bhabha, professor of the practice of health and human rights, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; director of research, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights; Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School; and adjunct lecturer in public policy, Harvard Kennedy School

PANEL DISCUSSION (
42:48)

AUDIENCE Q&A (
56:35)

CLOSING REMARKS (
1:09:36) Daniel Carpenter, faculty director of the social sciences program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Beyond Words | Communication Can Be a . . . Drag

April 23, 2019
Beyond Words, Communication Can Be a . . . Drag

This opening session of the Radcliffe Institute conference “Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication” invites viewers to explore questions of gender performance, identity, and expression; examine cultural assumptions; and witness real-time drag transformations.

FEATURING
Gabrielle Burton, partner, Five Sisters Productions; writer and director, Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens

Jennifer Burton, partner, Five Sisters Productions; producer, Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens; professor of the practice, Tufts University

Robin Bernstein, 2018–2019 Joy Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Dillon Professor of American History and professor of African and African American studies and of studies of women, gender, and sexuality, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Shigehisa Kuriyama, faculty director of the humanities program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Special performances by:
Ethan K. Balk / Dr. Cool Ethan
Mara Gross Balk / Twinkerbell
Becky Harrison / The Reverend Roy Rogers
Kristyn Kuennen / Topher Wright
Quyen Tran / Jayden Jameson KA St. James
Corey Williams / Anisa Love

Willie Cole: Beauties | Opening Discussion

April 11, 2019
Willie Cole: Beauties, Opening Discussion

The artist Willie Cole (18:10) discusses Beauties, his haunting full-scale prints made from crushed and hammered ironing boards, each named after a woman from the artist's cultural and ancestral history.

Introduction by Jennifer L. Roberts, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute, and Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Joining in conversation is Cole Rogers, artistic director, master printer, and cofounder, Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Willie Cole: Beauties is on view March 27, 2019 through June 29, 2019 in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Monday through Saturday, from noon to 5 PM.

Learning from Nature: Advanced Biomimetic Materials | Panče Naumov

April 11, 2019
Learning from Nature: Advanced Biomimetic Materials by Panče Naumov

Over the course of millennia, plants and animals have developed and perfected mechanisms for motion, survival, and dispersal with astounding grace, speed, and versatility. As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Panče Naumov RI '19 investigates how do they do it and asks, What can we learn from them?

Roosevelt Poetry Reading: Rootedness

April 10, 2019
Roosevelt Poetry Reading: Rootedness

Five poets read selected, multilingual works and participate in a moderated discussion about worlds reinvented and belonging reimagined.

Elisa Biagini, lecturer of writing, New York University Florence

Irène Gayraud, assistant professor of comparative literature, Sorbonne Université

Shara McCallum, liberal arts professor of English, Pennsylvania State University

Evie Shockley, 2018–2019 fellow, Radcliffe Institute, and associate professor of English, Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Moderated by Elisa (Lisa) New, creator and host, Poetry in America; director, Verse Video Education; and Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University

Introductions by
Shigehisa Kuriyama, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Marta Gentilucci, composer; 2018–2019 Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

This event is part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Roosevelt Poetry Readings are made possible by a donation to help bring poets of recognized stature to the Institute.

The Shopping Game: Harvard Food Policy Expert Explains How Policies Shape Our Choice

March 29, 2019
The Shopping Game: Harvard Food Policy Expert Explains How Policies Shape Our Choice

Sara Bleich—a professor of public health policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—gets a little help from young shoppers in a game designed to show why good nutrition is not always our first choice and how food policy can actually influence our overall health.

The Vaster Wilds | Lauren Groff

March 29, 2019
The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Lauren Groff RI ’19 reflects on her books coming to life as a sort of nuclear fusion and how, most recently, six ideas came crashing together to form what will be her new novel, “The Vaster Wilds.”

Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration | Alondra Nelson

March 28, 2019
Genetics and Ethics in the Obama Administration by Alondra Nelson

Alondra Nelson discusses the Obama administration's Office of Science and Technology Policy and, in particular, the evolution of the Precision Medicine Initiative in the United States.

Nelson is the president of the Social Science Research Council and a professor of sociology at Columbia University.

This is a 2018–2019 Kim and Judy Davis Dean's Lecture in the Social Sciences.

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