Game Changer: Toni Stone | Panel Discussion

May 1, 2017
Game Changer, Toni Stone, Panel Discussion

This panel discussion followed the staged reading of scenes from the play Toni Stone by the playwright Lydia R. Diamond RI ’13, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, director-in-residence, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and based on the book Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League by the historian Martha Ackmann RI ’09. 

The staged reading was not recorded.

Featuring:
Martha Ackmann (2:27), journalist and author, The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight and Curveball

Lydia R. Diamond (6:06), playwright, Huntington Theatre Company/Broadway's Stick Fly and Smart People

Nambi E. Kelley (11:50), actor (role of Toni Stone)

Megan Sandberg-Zakian (8:15), director-in-residence, Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Moderated by Sean O’Donnell, associate director of Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute

AUDIENCE Q&A (26:55)

Game Changers | 1 of 4 | Who Gets to Play?

May 1, 2017
Game Changers | 1 of 4 | Who Gets to Play?

WELCOMING REMARKS

Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute; Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

WHO GETS TO PLAY?

Donna A. Lopiano (15:22), president, Sports Management Resources; former chief executive officer, Women’s Sports Foundation

Anita L. DeFrantz (29:58), member, International Olympic Committee; former president, LA84 Foundation; 1976 Olympic bronze medalist (rowing)

Stephanie Wheeler (43:36), head coach, women’s wheelchair basketball, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; 2004 and 2008 Paralympic gold medalist (women’s wheelchair basketball)

Moderated by Susan Ware (10:55), general editor, American National Biography

PANEL DISCUSSION (59:05)


AUDIENCE Q&A (1:25:43)

Game Changers | 2 of 4 | Gender, Sports, and Health/Wellness

May 1, 2017
Game Changers, 2 of 4, Gender, Sports, and Health/Wellness

GENDER, SPORTS, AND HEALTH/WELLNESS

Brian Hainline (6:34), senior vice president, Sports Science Institute; chief medical officer, National Collegiate Athletic Association; clinical professor of neurology, NYU School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine

Travis T. Tygart (20:42), chief executive officer, US Anti-Doping Agency

Parissa Safai (37:55), associate professor, Faculty of Health, York University

Moderated by Cheri A. Blauwet (1:09), assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital; 2004 Paralympic gold medalist (800m, track and field)

PANEL DISCUSSION (53:51)

AUDIENCE Q&A (1:04:52)

Game Changers | 3 of 4 | Conversation with Laila Ali

May 1, 2017
Game Changers, 3 of 4, Conversation with Laila Ali

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION

Laila Ali (5:18), four-time undefeated super-middleweight boxing world champion, fitness and wellness expert, and author

Christine Brennan (7:00), national sports columnist, USA Today; commentator, ABC News, CNN, PBS NewsHour, and NPR's Morning Edition; author

Introduction by Yukio Lippit, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute; professor of history of art and architecture, Harvard University

AUDIENCE Q&A (39:43)

Game Changers | 4 of 4 | Gender, Media, and Popular Culture

May 1, 2017
Game Changers, 4 of 4, Gender, Media, and Popular Culture

GENDER, MEDIA, AND POPULAR CULTURE

Michael Messner (7:18), professor of sociology and gender studies, University of Southern California

Rachael Miyung Joo (24:30), assistant professor of American studies, Middlebury College

Kavitha A. Davidson (37:34), writer, espnW; contributor, ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com

Moderated by Mary Jo Kane (1:15), professor in the School of Kinesiology, Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, University of Minnesota

PANEL DISCUSSION (54:18)

AUDIENCE Q&A (1:05:01)

CLOSING REMARKS AND RECEPTION (1:23:17)

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

A.K. Burns | Negative Space

April 10, 2017
A.K. Burns, Negative Space

As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, A.K. Burns RI ’17 provides a definition of negative space as something unfixed: it's dynamic, changeable, and—ultimately—free to form and reform, making it an exciting space to explore.

Burns is the 2016–2017 David and Roberta Logie Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Jane Kamensky | John Singleton Copley's Declaration of Interdependence

April 10, 2017
Jane Kamensky, John Singleton Copley's Declaration of Interdependence

In this lecture, Jane Kamensky (7:36), 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, looks at the era of the American Revolution through the eyes of the British-American painter John Singleton Copley.

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

Major Jackson | Urban Renewal: A Poetry Reading and Discussion

April 5, 2017
Major Jackson, Urban Renewal: A Poetry Reading and Discussion

The poet Major Jackson RI ’07 reads selected poems from across his catalogue that share a recurring theme: urban renewal. 

Introduction by Julie A. Buckler, the faculty director of the humanities program at the Radcliffe Institute and Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

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 donor gift that will help bring poets of recognized stature to the Institute.

Jeremy Eichler | War and the Soundscapes of Memory

March 27, 2017
Jeremy Richler,  War and the Soundscapes of Memory

"War and the Soundscapes of Memory"
2016–2017 Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities

As the generation with a living memory of the Second World War recedes, the critic and cultural historian Jeremy Eichler RI '17 (7:26) asks us to open our ears. By exploring how the wartime past has been inscribed in music, he makes the case for hearing history and for reclaiming the power of sound as a unique carrier of meaning about the past.

Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the Department of History, Harvard University

The Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities was established to honor the late Julia S. Phelps, a longtime instructor in the Radcliffe Seminars, and is supported by the generous contributions of her family, friends, and colleagues.

Keith Ellenbogen | Ocean Photography

March 23, 2017
Keith Ellenbogen, Ocean Photography

The acclaimed photographer Keith Ellenbogen showcases his beautiful and compelling ocean-based wildlife images, including his recent exploratory work using high-speed photography and 360-degree immersive camera systems.

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

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