Race, Childhood, and Inequality in the Political Realm | Vision & Justice

May 2, 2019
Race, Childhood, and Inequality in the Political Realm | Vision & Justice

To close out the morning session of “Vision & Justice” on Friday, April 26, Robin Bernstein moderates a discussion with the young activists Yara Shahidi and Naomi Wadler about civic engagement and the difficult realities of black childhood. The two-day creative convening considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.

FEATURING
Robin Bernstein, Dillon Professor of American History and professor of African and African American studies and of studies of women, gender, & sexuality, Harvard University

Yara Shahidi, actor, Black-ish and Grown-ish; activist; founder, Eighteen x 18

Naomi Wadler, activist

Introduced by Claudine Gay, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Cultural Citizenship | Vision & Justice

May 2, 2019
Cultural Citizenship | Vision & Justice

In the first panel of the morning session of “Vision & Justice” on Friday, April 26, Drew Gilpin Faust moderates a conversation with Wynton Marsalis and Diane Paulus about art production and pedagogy. The two-day creative convening considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.

FEATURING
Drew Gilpin Faust, president emerita and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University

Wynton Marsalis, musician, composer, and bandleader; managing and artistic director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Diane Paulus, Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater and professor of the practice of theater in the Department of English, Harvard University

Mass Incarceration and Visual Narratives | Vision & Justice

May 2, 2019
Mass Incarceration and Visual Narratives | Vision & Justice

To close out the afternoon session of “Vision & Justice” on Friday, April 26, Danielle Allen, Elizabeth Hinton, and Bryan Stevenson gathered to conduct a conversation about historical inequalities in the criminal justice system and the enduring impact of mass incarceration. The two-day creative convening considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.

FEATURING
Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

Elizabeth Hinton, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department History and the Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director, Equal Justice Initiative; professor of clinical law, New York University

Introduced by Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

The Road to rescue | Evie Shockley

May 1, 2019
The Road to rescue | Evie Shockley
 
As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Evie Shockley RI ’19 reads selected poems, ending with a work in progress: a long narrative poem that is part epic, part speculative fiction, and part exploration. Shockley is the author of three books of poetry and a critical monograph. Specializing in 20th-century African American literature, contemporary poetry and poetics, and black studies, she is a professor of English at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Musical Opening by Wynton Marsalis | Vision & Justice

May 1, 2019
Musical Opening by Wynton Marsalis | Vision & Justice

To open the Friday, April 26 session of “Vision & Justice,” Wynton Marsalis performed at Sanders Theatre. The two-day creative convening considered the role of the arts in understanding the nexus of art, race, and justice.

FEATURING
Wynton Marsalis, musician, composer, and bandleader; managing and artistic director, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Dan Nimmer, piano

Taurien (TJ) Reddick, drums

Phillip Norris, bass

Unsettled Citizens | Economic Citizenship

April 29, 2019
Unsettled Citizens | Economic Citizenship

WELCOME
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and Professor of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

FRAMING REMARKS (5:21)
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

ECONOMIC CITIZENSHIP (13:24)
In the first panel of the “Unsettled Citizens” conference. presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, panelists debate the concept of economic citizenship, asking to what extent citizenship can be bought, constituted, or even lost by means of variation in wealth.

Featuring: K. Sabeel Rahman (17:28), president, Demos; associate professor of law, Brooklyn Law School

Rosita Kaaháni Worl (31:45), president, Sealaska Heritage Institute

Zephyr Teachout (52:55), associate professor of law, Fordham University School of Law

Moderated by Kenneth W. Mack, Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law, Harvard Law School 

PANEL DISCUSSION (1:11:14)

AUDIENCE Q&A (1:24:53)

 

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

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