Ten Responses to One Question: What does it mean to imagine Black Reconstruction today?
Join the Black Reconstruction Collective (BRC) for this lecture. The BRC provides funding, design, and intellectual support to the ongoing and incomplete project of emancipation for the African Diaspora. The BRC is committed to multi-scalar and multi-disciplinary work dedicated to dismantling systemic white supremacy and hegemonic whiteness within art, design, and academia. Founded by a group of Black architects, artists, designers, and scholars, the BRC aims to amplify knowledge...
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online
In 2006, Anne Wojcicki cofounded 23andMe to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome, and she now serves as the company’s CEO.
In this conversation, Wojcicki will discuss the evolving benefits of genomic science, including the company’s crowdsourced research platform. This platform has played a role in creating one of the largest COVID-19 research studies, exploring whether genetics plays a role in the severity or susceptibility to the virus, and is helping to drive the discovery of novel, genetically validated therapeutic targets to bring new...
In this talk, lecturer Kathryn Yusoff addresses how natural resources are the dominant and normative modality of matter, one that is predicated on and institutionalizes racialized relations. Yusoff will address questions of material memory and redress, alongside the weaponization of geology through natural resources as an affectual architecture of racializing difference.
Explore the wondrous world of fungi! Join Harvard students for a closer look at the mushrooms, yeasts, and molds found in gardens, forests, labs—even in our own refrigerators.
This popular annual event turns virtual this year, featuring videos created by Harvard students. Join the webinar to participate in live conversation in response to student projects. Be prepared to see fungi in a whole new way!
Maeve Miller ’22 will investigate forms of intimacy across the history of art and the tensions between them by looking closely at Summer Scene [Bathers] by Jean Frédéric Bazille, the sculpture Prince Shotoku at Age Two, and The Vanity of the Artist’s Dream by Charles Bird King.
In this talk, Aimi Hamraie (Associate Professor of Medicine, Health, & Society and American Studies at Vanderbilt University) will discuss the emerging field of “Critical Access Studies,” which engages with the methodologies, epistemologies, and political commitments of accessibility from the perspectives of Disability Justice and disability culture. Using historical and contemporary examples, Aimi will illustrate the difference that critical perspectives on disability—including...
Nahid Siamdoust (Yale University), Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Anthropology of Religion, will give the lecture, “Women Singing: The Regulation of Solo Female Vocals in Iran’s Hypermediated Public Sphere."
Sierra Bainbridge, senior principal and managing director at Mass Design Group, and Lisa Switkin, senior principal at James Corner Field Operations, know the challenges of living and working through the growth of a design practice from start-up to international renown.
Moderated by Anita Berrizbeitia, together they will discuss both the constant struggle and deep satisfaction of cultivating vision and voice, at work and at home. This will be a candid conversation about their experiences being with a firm from its inception, and about remaining as key leaders in those firms for...
Janna Levin, professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College and an acclaimed author of Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, and How the Universe Got Its Spots, will present her new book, Black Hole Survival Guide.
Through her writing, Levin has focused on making the science she studies not just comprehensible but also intriguing to the nonscientist. This book, illustrated with original artwork by American painter and photographer Lia Halloran, helps us to understand and find delight in possibly the most opaque theoretical construct ever imagined...
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...
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.
Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences—Online
The lectures pair Harvard professors with celebrated food experts and renowned chefs to showcase the science behind different culinary techniques. The series, organized by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is based on the Harvard course “Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter,” but public lectures do not replicate course content.
November 9 Speaker: Garima Aroa (@arorgarima), first Indian woman to win a Michelin Star, Asia’s Best Female Chef 2019 by World’s 50 best, Restaurant Gaa, India...
Fighting the coronavirus pandemic has brought Medical professionals across the country together in unexpected ways.
At this event you will meet John Masko an HBS Case Researcher, Conductor and Founder of the National Virtual Medical Orchestra (NVMO) , who brought together over 50 medical professionals from across the country to build the first of its kind, a virtual orchestra.
He will share a virtual performance which will be followed by a discussion around happiness as it relates to music with Arthur Brooks, a Harvard Professor, PHD Social Scientist, Best Selling...
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.
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
Join the Harvard Art Museums live on Zoom for a Student Guide Tour!
Sophia Mautz ’21 examines the tensions between nature and artifice in the construction of feminine beauty. She will lead an interactive discussion of the sculptures Nature Study by Louise Bourgeois and Daphne by Renée Sintenis as well as the painting Under the Cherry Blossoms (an illustration for the Tale of Genji) by Tosa Mitsunobu.
While turkey might get the most attention at the Thanksgiving table, it’s the pie that get us super excited. Join HUDS Director for Strategic Initiatives & Communications, Crista Martin, as she demonstrates how to bake a festive apple pie!
Election season has you stressed? No matter what the results will be, we plan to dance either way! Join Harvard Common Spaces for 30 minutes of Zumba with Harvard Rec instructor, Sandra, and cool down with DJ Leah V while she takes live requests!
Co-sponsored by HGSE and the Graduate Commons Program, this event is open to the entire Harvard community.
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...