Events

    2022 Oct 17

    Gutman Library Virtual Book Talk – Entry Planning for Equity-Focused Leaders: Empowering Schools and Communities

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    In this practitioner-focused and action-oriented work, Jennifer Perry Cheatham, Ed.D.'10, Rodney Thomas, and Adam Parrott-Sheffer, Ed.M.'09, Ed.L.D.'20, consolidate their extensive experience centering equity in leadership. They affirm that the entry of a new leader, or the pivot of an established one, affords an unparalleled opportunity to garner the insight, trust, and commitment that will establish a basis for positive, equitable transformation within a system.

    This essential work provides a flexible framework for leadership entry that is customized to fit the complex...

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    2022 Oct 14

    Beyond Recovery: Seizing Opportunities to Transform Education in a Post-Covid Era

    9:30am to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Online or at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge

    After nearly three years of tumult caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and massive disruptions to learning, the education sector stands at a crossroads. With growing achievement and opportunity gaps, deep concerns about mental health, and stark pressures on teachers and education leaders throughout the country, the repercussions of the crisis are now evident. But the past three years have also shown surprising innovation, resilience at all levels of the education system, and a renewed commitment to supporting students, families, and educators. Today, there are new opportunities for...

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    2022 Oct 06

    The War in Ukraine

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium (S010), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

    It’s been over six months since Russia invaded Ukraine. What has the war taught us about Ukraine, Russia, and geopolitics in the 21st century? Join The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University for a conversation between Professor Timothy Colton and Professor Serhii Plokhii, moderated by Davis Center Executive Director Alexandra Vacroux.

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    2022 Oct 03

    Leading Toward Justice: Intersections of Religion, Ethics, and Government

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Divinity School—Online

    The Leading Toward Justice webinar series features panel discussions spotlighting alumni impact in the world and the ways alumni leverage their HDS training while working in secular or public professions. This session will discuss the critical importance of ethical practices and religious literacy in government and public service fields.

    Moderated by Susan O. Hayward, MDiv ’07, Associate Director for the Religious Literacy and the Professions Initiative (RLPI) at Harvard Divinity School

    Panelists:
    • Gary Burrill, MDiv ’91: Parliamentary Member, Nova...

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    2022 Oct 03

    Gutman Library Virtual Book Talk: The Voices of the Trees

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    Dive into a parallel world of the lives of trees where they show us how we humans harm nature, living beings, resources, the climate, being part of the same ecosystem and causing great damage to our planet. The trees teach us to be more caring and collaborative with our environment through six different stories developed in a different country within the Americas in different contexts such as a plaza, a park, a school, a museum, and a nature reserve.

    This book will help children discover different relevant aspects of global citizenship, a theme that has been recognized as a...

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    2022 Sep 19

    Gutman Library Virtual Book Talk – Sister Resisters: Mentoring Black Women on Campus

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    Janie Victoria Ward, Ed.M.'81, Ed.D.'86, and Tracy L. Robinson-Wood, Ed.M.'83, Ed.D.'88, experts in the developmental and identity challenges of young people of color, provide guidance for the faculty, advisors, and administrators (typically white women) who invest in the success of this historically underserved student group. Through case studies, student narratives, and research findings, the authors document the specific deterrents young Black women face daily on campus, from cultural pressures and class bias to racist and misogynistic microaggressions.

    Suggesting evidence-...

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    2022 Sep 12

    A Dwindling Global Population and What it Could Mean for Economic Growth

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    In-Person or Online—Harvard Kennedy School, Wexner 434AB, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge

    With more people on the planet aged over 65 than under 5 for the first time in history, this seminar will examine the implications of the latest UN population forecasts for economies and societies, in places ranging from the U.S. and Europe to China and India. It will consider alternative demographic scenarios, including the possibility that we are entering a world with far more only children.

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    2022 Jun 13

    Reconciling with our Historical Memory: Committing to HBCUs as Social Progression

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Office of Diversity & Inclusion—Online

    In honor of Juneteenth and the recent conversations around Harvard & The Legacy of Slavery, specifically the identified recommendation to Develop Enduring Partnerships with Black Colleges and Universities, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion welcomes Historian Theopolies J. Moton III.

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    2022 Jun 06

    Dismantling Disinformation

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    The Studio at Harvard Chan School—Online

    We’ve all seen the perils of disinformation. But how do we combat it? This panel will explore concrete proposals for dismantling disinformation in communities, on social media, and through public policy and regulation.

    Moderator:
    Brandy Zadrozny, Senior Reporter, NBC News

    Speakers:
    Dolores Albarracín, Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor, University of Pennsylvania
    Vineet Arora, Dean for Medical Education, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    Raven Baxter...

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    2022 May 23

    View from the Hill: A conversation with Sen. Michael Bennet

    12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    The Studio at the Harvard Chan School—Online

    Sen. Michael Bennet has called for dramatically expanding the public health workforce by mobilizing and training hundreds of thousands of Americans to serve in a new ‘Health Force.’ The Colorado Democrat is also pushing for a comprehensive reform of our mental health care system to improve access, in part by leveraging services delivered through schools and workplaces. He’ll talk about these proposals and his other work in the health care arena including his efforts to spur development of new antibiotics — in this Q&A with POLITICO reporter Rachael Levy.

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    2022 May 20

    European Politics Seminar: The 2022 French Presidential Election

    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Center for European Studies at Harvard—Online

    Join us to explore the latest developments in French politics following the first round of French presidential elections on April 10, 2022. A panel of experts on French politics will analyze the results and discuss the prospects for the impending legislative contest. What do the results indicate about the state of French society, France's place in the world, and the future of the European Union? What are the implications for France's political parties? How has France changed over the five years since Emmanuel Macron burst onto the scene in 2017?

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    2022 May 20

    Considering the Needs of the Vulnerable in the Next Stage of the Pandemic

    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    How do we navigate this coming phase of the pandemic? Who bears the cost of decisions to remove mask mandates and vaccine requirements? What is the role of the individual and what is the responsibility of public health and medical leadership in the coming years? What are we accepting when we call this period "the new/next normal"?

    Panelists:

    • Introduction and moderator: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
    • Jasmine Harris, Professor...
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    2022 May 20

    View from the Hill: A conversation with Rep. Lauren Underwood

    12:00pm to 12:30pm

    Location: 

    The Studio at the Harvard Chan School—Online

    Rep. Lauren Underwood brings a unique perspective to Capitol Hill. The youngest African-American woman ever to serve in the House, she is a registered nurse and former senior adviser to the Department of Health and Human Services, where she helped communities prepare for bioterrorism threats and other public health emergencies. The Illinois Democrat will discuss emergency preparedness, Black maternal health, gun violence, disinformation, and other issues at the top of her agenda in this Q&A with POLITICO reporter Lauren Gardner.

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    2022 May 18

    Education Now: Raising Children in Polarized Times

    3:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    Education Now is an HGSE webinar series that responds to the dramatic changes in the field of education in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our episodes provide insights and strategies to shape equitable new approaches to challenges across the education landscape.

    This episode's speakers include:

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    2022 May 12

    The Quest to Image Black Holes

    3:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian—Online

    Join the CfA live from the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC to learn about exciting new results from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), the team that brought us the first-ever image of a black hole!

    Moderated by Smithsonian Under Secretary for Science and Research and former Chief Scientist at NASA, Dr. Ellen Stofan, this event will be live streamed and is open to the public. Panelists will include Shep Doeleman, founding director of the EHT; Kari Haworth chief technology officer of the CfA; and astrophysicists Angelo Ricarte and Paul Tiede.

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    2022 May 03

    Abolition, Activism, and the University: Practitioner Perspectives on Transformative Justice in Boston

    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard—Online

    Grassroots organizers in Greater Boston are at the forefront of ongoing statewide movements for a world without predatory policing and mass human caging. Join us for a virtual panel discussion with Transformative Justice...

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    2022 May 03

    Planning for an Equitable Recovery: Using COVID Funding to Lift Learning and Support Every Student

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    New research from Professor Thomas Kane of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is bringing the impact of the pandemic into stark relief — and adding fuel to the call for comprehensive, equitable, and effective solutions. Kane’s work — part of an ongoing collaboration with NWEA and AIR — reveals the consequences of remote and hybrid learning for student achievement in high- and low-income schools, using data from 10,000 schools in 49 states plus the District of Columbia.

    Join us as we explore the findings and outline state and district strategies to help students...

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    2022 Apr 20

    Education Now – Navigating Trauma for Teachers and Learners

    3:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    Join the Harvard Graduate School of Education for the next episode of Education Now focused on navigating trauma for teachers and learners.

    Speakers:

    • Mark Tappan, Professor of Education, Colby College
    • Aysha Upchurch, Lecturer on Education and Artist in Residence, Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Host: Uche Amaechi, Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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    2022 Apr 11

    Not Paved for Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    'Not Paved for Us' highlights the experiences of Black educators as they navigate the racial and cultural politics of urban school reform. Ultimately, urban education scholar Camika Royal names, dissects, and challenges the presence of racism in school reform policies and practices while calling for an antiracist future.

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    2022 Apr 08

    Right Where We Belong: How Refugee Teachers and Students Are Changing the Future of Education

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    Half of the world’s 26 million refugees are children. Their formal education is disrupted, and their lives are too often dominated by exclusion and uncertainty about what the future holds. Even kids who have the opportunity to attend school face enormous challenges, as they struggle to integrate into unfamiliar societies and educational environments.

    It turns out that policymakers, activists, and educators have a lot to learn from displaced children and teachers. Their stories point the way to better futures for refugee students and inspire us to reimagine education broadly,...

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