Video and Audio
As part of the 2019–2020 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Anthony Romero RI '20 shares his work on a multimedia research and visual art project that includes a collection of related but discrete works that attempt to articulate how indigenous populations, under European colonial rule in Australia, South Asia, and the United States, were controlled through the criminalization and legislation of native sound and music practices. Taken together, these histories reveal how carceral and criminalization strategies sowed the seeds for the ongoing over-policing of black and brown communities.
Panelists discuss the award-winning documentary "Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement," exploring the social impact of human biotechnologies and carefully considering the ethics of gene editing and disability.
Lydia X. Z. Brown, Georgetown Law
Joseph A. Stramondo, San Diego State University
Michael Ashley Stein, Harvard Law School
As part of the 2019–2020 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Joan Naviyuk Kane RI '20 shares details of her Alaskan Inupiaq family history before transitioning into a poetry reading.
As part of the 2019–2020 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Bongani Ndodana-Breen RI '20 challenges entrenched notions about the value of indigenous African culture in the discourse on South African classical music and its historic lack of representation of black composers.
Contained in this presentation is a musical recording of Fela Sowande's "African Suite for Strings" and a video recording of a ritual dance by Mozambique's Nyanga Nyengwe community.
The internationally renowned pianist Gabriela Montero discusses her evolution as an improvisational artist and creative dissenter. Her growth as an artist and leader has been greatly informed by the human rights and political crises in her home country of Venezuela. Joining her in conversation is the baritone and music producer Sam McElroy.
This is a 2019–2020 Kim and Judy Davis Dean's Lecture in the Arts.
As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the astrophysicist João Alves RI '19 explains how an exhibition by the artist Anna Von Mertens helped guide him to the "Radcliffe wave" findings published in Nature in January 2020.
Alves is a professor of stellar astrophysics at the University of Vienna, in Austria. He was the 2018–2019 Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a deeply interconnected ecosystem of billions of devices and systems that are transforming commerce, science, and society. As part of the 2019–2020 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Francine Berman RI '20 explores the larger social and environmental ecosystem needed to develop an IoT that maximizes benefits, minimizes risk, and promotes individual protections, the public good, and planetary responsibility.
Berman is the Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She is the 2019–2020 Katherine Hampson Bessell Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
As part of the 2019–2020 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Nina McConigley RI '20 prepares the listener with some background for her upcoming novel before reading from the work in progress.
McConigley is a fiction writer and an assistant professor at the University of Wyoming. She is the 2019–2020 Walter Jackson Bate Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
Xenotransplantation is a promising strategy for addressing the shortage of organs for human transplantation. Using CRISPR-Cas9, Luhan Yang, the cofounder and CEO of QihanBio, has helped create a genome editing platform that addresses many of the concerns over pig-to-human immunological compatibility and the risk of cross-species transmission of porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs). Join Yang as she shares her mission to create a new world in which no patient has to die while waiting for an organ transplant.
This event is part of the Gene Editing Science Lecture Series and the Unknown and Solitary Seas Gallery Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
As part of the 2019–2020 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Chanan Tigay RI '20 shares some backstory before reading a passage from his first book, The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible (Ecco, 2016), about the oldest Bible in the world, how its outing as a fraud led to a scandalous death, and why archaeologists now believe it was real—if only they could find it.
Tigay is an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer. He is a 2019–2020 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, where he is working on a new book.