Events

    2020 Dec 09

    The Future of Education

    3:00pm to 4:00pm

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    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    As we look ahead to a post-pandemic world, with educational disparities laid bare by COVID-19, the Harvard Graduate School of Education ends its Centennial year by asking: What will education look like five years from now? What about 25 years from now? What are the innovations — fueled by the pandemic’s necessities, or powered by the world’s push for racial justice and equal access — that will take us forward? What should we do now to work toward that future we want to build? And what factors, both positive and challenging, will help to determine that future?

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    2020 Dec 03

    Election 2020: Youth in Power

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Kennedy School—Online

    Join the Institute of Politics for a discussion on the unprecedented turnout and impact from young voters 18–29 years old.

    Ashley Allison, former National Coalitions Director for Biden for President, and Peter Hamby, host of Snapchat’s Good Luck America and contributing writer for Vanity Fair, will join in a conversation moderated by John Della Volpe, Director of Polling at the Institute of Politics who was on leave in the fall semester from the Harvard Youth Poll to advise the Biden-Harris campaign. They will examine Biden’s communications and organizing strategy from the end...

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    2020 Dec 02

    Reimagining Community Safety #9: A Discussion with Tracie Keesee

    4:30pm to 5:45pm

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    Online Event

    Some contend that at the heart of safe communities are strong partnerships between community members and the police that are founded on trust. From this partnership, community safety is co-produced. We have invited Dr. Tracie Keesee, Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives and Co-Founder of the Center For Policing Equity (CPE), to explain what conditions are needed to allow for such partnerships to develop and co-production of safety to emerge, to the benefit of all communities, including those that have historically been marginalized.

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    2020 Nov 19

    The Impact of 2020 on Higher Education: Colleges, COVID-19, and a Time of Racial Reckoning

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

    How should universities respond to the many crises facing our nation and our students today? COVID-19, protests for racial justice, and structural inequality all directly affect student populations.

    Speakers on this panel will discuss the challenges faced by students today, the role of university presidents and leadership during turbulent times, and the ethical costs of upward mobility in higher education.

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    2020 Nov 18

    Reimagining Museums: Disruption and Change

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology—Online

    As museums have acknowledged their legacy as colonial institutions, many have reimagined their mission as agents of decolonization and social justice. The pandemic disruption, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other community issues are driving still more rapid and drastic changes and providing opportunities for reflection and growth.

    How can American museums—especially those that have strong relationships with Indigenous communities—respond to current national conditions of social unrest and political turmoil? How have New England museums fared and what is likely to happen...

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    2020 Nov 18

    Antiracism in Higher Education: A Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi

    4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

    Join us for a discussion about antiracism in higher education with Ibram X. Kendi, the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller "How to Be an Antiracist."

    Kendi, currently the Francis B. Cashin Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will be joined in conversation by Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana, after which they will explore questions posed by current Harvard College students.

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    2020 Nov 10

    Education Justice: Centering Student Voices

    4:00pm to 5:15pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

    As detailed in the docu-series, College Behind Bars, the power of education has profound positive ripple effects, and traditional classrooms are not always accessible or attainable for all learners.

    This student-led panel will highlight students with a range of educational experiences, both positive and negative, who will attest to the power of education in various forms. Their stories illuminate the critical importance of meeting the needs of all students and of ensuring that our systems are reconsidered and redesigned to center compassion, equity, and opportunities...

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    2020 Nov 10

    Education Now: The Impact of the Election

    3:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    More than most, the 2020 US election is a turning point for our country—and even for our democracy. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, heightened awareness of racial injustice, and an increasingly divisive political climate, the typical trappings of our presidential transitions have taken on a new sense of urgency.

    Join the Harvard Graduate School of Education as their panel of thought leaders look at the impact of the election on politics and policies that affect young people, families, and communities.

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    2020 Nov 09

    Voices in Leadership During Crises: Mayor Keisha Bottoms

    12:00pm to 12:45pm

    Location: 

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—Online

    Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joins the program to discuss issues related to leadership during dual crises. She will address the issues of working to confront COVID-19 and systemic racism.

    Speakers:

    Keisha Lance Bottoms
    60th Mayor of the City of Atlanta

    Mary Bassett
    Director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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    2020 Nov 05

    Election 2020: What Just Happened?

    6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Kennedy School—Online

    The Institute of Politics hosts a panel of top political strategists to breakdown and analyze the results of the 2020 election. The conversation will be moderated by IOP Director Mark D. Gearan ’78, and feature former and current IOP Fellows Karen Finney, Senior Advisor for Communications and Political Outreach for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, Scott Jennings, Senior Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Robby Mook, Campaign Manager for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, and Alice Stewart, IOP Fall 2020 Fellow and Republican Communications...

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    2020 Nov 05

    Post-Election Round-Up

    4:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Center for American Political Studies at Harvard—Online

    Bill Kristol and William Galston will be meeting for their fifteenth much-anticipated biennial debate following the U.S. election, offering the perspectives of two reflective political participants and shrewd observers, both of them experts at providing what might be called partisan objectivity. This year, they will be joined by Jim Ceaser of the University of Virginia, a seasoned expert in American party politics. Moderated by Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University.

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    2020 Oct 29

    Voting, Participation, and Why it Matters

    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Online via Zoom

     

    Join Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Tova Wang, a Democracy Visiting Fellow at the Ash Center, Michelle Tassinari, Director and Legal Counsel of the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections Division, and Eneida Tavares the Interim Commissioner for the City of Boston’s Elections Department for a conversation on the importance of local voter participation, education and civic engagement, and to learn more about what’s at stake for our...

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    2020 Oct 29

    Education Justice: Why Prison Classrooms Matter

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

    “What college does, it helps us learn about the nation,” said Rodney Spivey-Jones, a 2017 Bard College graduate currently incarcerated at Fishkill Correctional Facility in New York, in the docuseries College behind Bars. “It helps us become civic beings. It helps us understand that we have an interest in our community, that our community is a part of us and we are a part of it.”

    The Bard Prison Initiative and programs at other institutions of higher learning across the country have brought together teachers and learners in incarcerated spaces for years. This panel will gather...

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    2020 Oct 29

    Digital Scavenger Hunt with Prizes and Surprises!

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal—Online

    Take a break and learn new skills with this fun, interactive virtual scavenger hunt! Solve a series of clues and discover a hidden webpage that will give you an exclusive digital reward. These clues will take you through useful online security tips as well as interesting pieces of history from Harvard's Digital Collections. You will experience everything from speeches from well-known Harvard graduates to images of Allston from over a century ago!

    This event is part of our celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in collaboration with Harvard Information Security...

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    2020 Oct 22

    New Blocs, New Maps, New Power

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

    By the early 1980s, a new political landscape was taking shape that would fundamentally influence American society and politics in the decades to come. That year, the long-standing effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment—championed by suffragist Alice Paul and introduced to Congress in 1923—ran aground, owing in significant measure to the activism of women who pioneered a new brand of conservatism.

    This panel will draw together strands and stories that are often kept separate: the ideas and growing influence of conservative women, the political activism of gay communities...

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    2020 Oct 15

    Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian—Online

    The first person who will set foot on Mars is alive right now. We believe this, but even if we're wrong we know the first crew to arrive there will look nothing like the ones that landed on the Moon fifty years ago.

    Our world has changed for the better, and ASTRONAUTS tells the story of the women who built this better world. The main character and narrator is Mary Cleave, an astronaut you may not have heard of. It's not because so many people have been to space; only a few hundred have! It’s because this graphic novel isn’t about fame. No astronaut you'll ever meet took the...

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    2020 Oct 15

    Gutman Library Book Talk - Equity and Quality in Digital Learning: Realizing the Promise in K–12 Education

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Equity and Quality in Digital Learning identifies and presents specific strategies and practices for using digital tools to reduce inequities in educational opportunities and improve student outcomes.

    Based on the authors’ ten-year research-practice partnership with both the Dallas and Milwaukee public school districts, the book highlights the factors that can support or impede the effective implementation of digital learning in K–12 schools at all levels: district, school, classroom...

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    2020 Oct 09

    Future of Education: Global Voices—to Create Welcoming Communities

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education, Askwith Forums—Online

    In a context of disruption and uncertainty, how can we fulfill our collective responsibility to ensure that all young people receive a high-quality and inclusive education? How can schools — and the communities around them — create welcoming spaces of belonging, even amid isolationism, both politically and pandemically?

    Join us for “Future of Education: Global Voices — to Create Welcoming Communities,” a discussion about the interconnected challenges of listening, belonging, and collective responsibility when it comes to educating and nurturing young people today. Big ideas...

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    2020 Oct 07

    ‘Here, There, and Elsewhere: The Making of Immigrant Identities in a Globalized World’

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Immigration Initiative at Harvard—Online

    Join the Immigration Initiative at Harvard for a webinar with Tahseen Shams, University of Toronto, as part of their ongoing Immigration Speaker Series.

    Speaker Bio: Tahseen Shams is Assistant Professor of Sociology and author of Here, There, and Elsewhere: The Making of Immigrant Identities in a Globalized World (Stanford University Press). Her research explores how transnational, global forms of inequality intersect with race and ethnicity to affect immigrant groups, particularly those coming from Muslim-majority countries to the United States and...

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    2020 Oct 05

    Gutman Library Book Talk: Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Gutman Library—Online

    Drawing on narratives from hundreds of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous individuals, Ebony Omotola McGee examines the experiences of underrepresented racially minoritized students and faculty members who have succeeded in STEM. Based on this extensive research, McGee advocates for structural and institutional changes to address racial discrimination, stereotyping, and hostile environments in an effort to make the field more inclusive.

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