Are Koreans Human? | Min Jin Lee

March 1, 2019
Are Koreans Human? by Min Jin Lee

The author Min Jin Lee RI '19 asks, "Who are the modern Koreans, and what do they care about?" To answer this enormously complex question, Lee explores the will of Koreans to survive and flourish as global citizens, their enduring faith in education, and the costs of such a quest and what it may mean to the larger world they seek to engage. She explains that when she's writing, she isn't just writing about Koreans, education, or the diaspora—she's writing about humans.

Min Jin Lee (7:21), 2018–2019 Catherine A. and Mary C. Gellert Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and New York Times best-selling author, Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing, 2017) and Free Food for Millionaires (Grand Central Publishing, 2007)

Introduced by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

DISCUSSANT:
Jeannie Suk Gersen (46:41), John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

This is the 2018–2019 Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities.

Twins in Space | Brinda Rana

March 1, 2019
Twins in Space | Brinda Rana

Brinda Rana presents the findings of the NASA Twins Study, an integrated, multi-omic, molecular, physiological, and cognitive portrait of a pair of identical twin astronauts—one who spent a year in space while the other stayed on Earth to provide ground-control measures.

Brinda Rana, associate professor, UC San Diego School of Medicine

Introduced by Immaculata De Vivo, interim codirector of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

This event is part of The Undiscovered Science Lecture Series.

Combating Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs | Gautam Dantas

February 28, 2019
Combating Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs by Gautam Dantas

Gautam Dantas presents "Combating Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs across Diverse Habitats," discussing how new genomic and computational technologies are enabling a deeper understanding of how antibiotics affect diverse microbiomes, including the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance across diverse habitats. These insights enable the design of novel diagnostics and therapeutics for maintaining healthy microbiomes and preventing and treating future infections.

Gautam Dantas, professor of pathology and immunology, biomedical engineering, and molecular microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Introduced by Sean T. O'Donnell, associate director of Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute

This event is part of The Undiscovered Science Lecture Series.

Choregie Project (New Music Theatre) BABA | Karmina Šilec

February 28, 2019
Choregie Project (New Music Theatre) BABA by Karmina Šilec

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Karmina Šilec RI '19 shares the simultaneous development of some of her projects, including a new music theater project inspired by Balkan women ("sworn virgins") who take a vow of chastity and live as men and a forthcoming book about the concept and method of Choregie.

An Energy Plan the Earth Can Live With | Daniel M. Kammen

February 11, 2019
An Energy Plan the Earth Can Live With by Daniel M. Kammen

Daniel M. Kammen examines the pace of scientific change, the problem of sustained innovation and deployment, and the tremendous array of benefits that could be realized by making climate protection the priority it must become. Most remarkable, perhaps, is the range of benefits—in social equity, ethnic and gender inclusivity, cultural diversity, and poverty alleviation—that can be realized through an energy plan Earth can live with.

This event is part of The Undiscovered Science Lecture Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Socialite-Activists and the Black Freedom Struggle | Tanisha C. Ford

February 11, 2019
Socialite-Activists and the Black Freedom Struggle by Tanisha C. Ford

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Tanisha C. Ford RI ’19 presents “The Glamorous Life: Socialite-Activists and the Black Freedom Struggle from World War II to the Age of Obama,” the first economic history of the civil rights movement to explore how black women activists raised millions of dollars for movement organizations by hosting lavish galas, fashion shows, and beauty pageants for an interracial audience.

Jacob S. Hacker | Plutocrats with Pitchforks

January 10, 2019
Jacob S. Hacker, Plutocrats with Pitchforks

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Jacob S. Hacker RI '19 recognizes that there is something very distinctive and strange about right-wing populism in the United States. Stepping back from the rhetoric, Hacker focuses on what our government has actually been doing over the past couple of years.

Hacker is the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science and director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He is the 2018–2019 Perrin Moorhead Grayson and Bruns Grayson Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Birth and the Nation: A Fictional History of Immigration | Stephanie DeGooyer

January 10, 2019
Birth and the Nation: A Fictional History of Immigration by Stephanie DeGooyer

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Stephanie DeGooyer RI '19 argues that the novel can help us rethink the mythologies that perpetuate the coupling of nationality and birth and rediscover alternative—and perhaps more inclusive—principles to relate to those beyond the borders of our limited national geography and political imagination.

DeGooyer is an assistant professor of English at Willamette University. Her research focuses on intersections among transatlantic literature, law, and political philosophy, especially with regard to citizenship and immigration. She is the 2018–2019 Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Francisco Goldman | A Reading from a Work in Progress

December 20, 2018
Francisco Goldman presents  A Reading from a Work in Progress

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Francisco Goldman RI '19 reads material hot off the press from his forthcoming novel, having finished it just two days prior.

Goldman is the author of four published novels and two nonfiction books. His previous novel, Say Her Name (Grove Press, 2011), won the prestigious Prix Femina étranger in 2011. His recent memoir, The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle (Grove Press, 2014), was awarded the 2017 Premio Metropolis Azul. He is the 2018–2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow.

The Meaning of the Midterms: Who Counted? Who Voted?

December 20, 2018
The Meaning of the Midterms: Who Counted? Who Voted?

The year 2018 will be remembered for its surge in women's candidacies. Whether through individual, high-profile victories or the sheer force of hundreds upon hundreds of women standing for office, the midterm electoral cycle reflected options at the local, state, and national levels that were starkly different from any that Americans have confronted before at the ballot box. This panel offers an analysis of the election results through a diverse set of perspectives—academic, experiential, gendered, generational, geographic, and political—to enhance our understanding of the roles of and results for women, people of color, immigrants, and other historically underrepresented groups.

Introduced by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

SPEAKERS
(11:22) Aimee Allison, president, Democracy in Color

(22:39) Sarah Lenti, board member, Serve America Movement, and political consultant

(31:55) Katherine J. Cramer, professor of political science, University of Wisconsin–Madison

(39:31) Robert O. Self RI '08, Mary Ann Lippitt Professor of American History, Brown University

Moderated by Asma Khalid, political reporter, NPR

PANEL DISCUSSION (50:23)
AUDIENCE Q&A (1:07:05)

This is a 2018–2019 Kim and Judy Davis Dean's Lecture.

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