Events

    Education Justice: Centering Student Voices

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    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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    Education Now: The Impact of the Election

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    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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    Voices in Leadership During Crises: Mayor Keisha Bottoms

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    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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    Election 2020: What Just Happened?

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    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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    Post-Election Round-Up

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    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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    Voting, Participation, and Why it Matters

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    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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    Education Justice: Why Prison Classrooms Matter

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    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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    New Blocs, New Maps, New Power

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

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    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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    Future of Education: Global Voices—to Create Welcoming Communities

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    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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    On Account of Sex (1920)

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    Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

    The passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 did not "give" women the vote. Rather, it established a negative: that the right to vote could not be abridged on account of sex alone. This session brings together diverse participants who will each illuminate one facet of women’s political history at this key transitional moment. Together, participants will emphasize the radical achievement of the amendment, exploring the full implications of what it meant to remove sex as a barrier to voting, which resulted in the largest-ever one-time expansion of the electorate and mobilized a...

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    What Studying Putin’s Russia Can Teach Us about the United States: Masculinity, Misogyny, and U.S. Elections in the Trump Era

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    Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies—Online

    Vladimir Putin has long been known for his macho displays, and Donald Trump for his misogynist pronouncements. In both the U.S. and Russia, machismo and misogyny play fundamental roles in politics; the former is used to legitimize particular politicians as strong leaders, and the latter to undermine opponents as weak. In their lecture, while drawing parallels to Russia, Professors Robert Boatright and Valerie Sperling will focus on their new book about masculinity and misogyny in the U.S. political context, exploring how Donald Trump’s misogyny in the 2016 presidential race changed the...

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    Gutman Library Book Talk: Common-Sense Evidence: The Education Leader’s Guide to Using Data and Research

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    Online—Harvard Graduate School of Education

    Written by two leading experts in education research and policy, Common-Sense Evidence is a concise, accessible guide that helps education leaders find and interpret data and research, and then put that knowledge into action.

    Moderated by: Dr. Bridget Terry Long, Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

    The panel discussion will feature:

    • Carrie Conaway, one of the book's authors and a senior lecturer on education at HGSE
    • Sonja Santelises, CEO of...
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    Reconstructing the Polity (1870)

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    Online—Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard

    The reconstruction of the American polity after the Civil War—in particular, the adoption of the 15th Amendment in 1870—marked a key moment in the long history of the 19th Amendment, women’s political mobilization, and the contested boundaries of United States citizenship.

    During the campaign for the 15th Amendment, and the campaign of racial terror that accompanied its passage, Black women mobilized to defend themselves and their communities, innovating ideas and strategies that would reshape the women’s suffrage movement. As federal troops moved from the South to the West,...

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    COVID-19 and the Stakes for Democracy in South America

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    Online—Harvard Law School, The Petrie-Flom Center

    The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health crisis, or even an economic crisis, but also a critical inflection point for democracy and the rule of law. The pandemic has presented a test for the legitimacy of democratic governance, and perhaps nowhere are the stakes higher than in Latin America, which as of August 5, as a region had the world’s highest death toll per population.

    Even before the pandemic, the region as a whole faced staggering levels of social inequality...

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    Getting Out the BIPOC Vote: Digital Strategies to Build Power

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    Online—Harvard Kennedy School, Ash Center

    Activists and practitioners were already preparing for a tumultuous election year before the COVID-19 pandemic hit our shores. Now, the months ahead present immense challenges—and opportunities—for redefining how civic engagement is practiced for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

    Join the Harvard Kennedy School for a timely discussion with leading practitioners who are effectively integrating digital strategies with authentic power-building while navigating a never-before-seen civic environment. All share a mission of giving real agency to vulnerable...

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    Voting Matters: Origin Stories: Keynote Address (1848)

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    Online—Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

    Join the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for the beginning of the series Voting Matters: Gender, Citizenship, and the Long 19th Amendment with a keynote address by the historian Martha S. Jones, who will root the generations-long movement for women’s suffrage in the activism of African American women from the 1830s. Jones will explore the tangled intersections of gender and race in the battle for the ballot while considering the evolution of birthright citizenship, more broadly, as itself a gendered origins story about constituting the American people.

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    Education Now: What “Reopening” Means for Early Education

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    Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

    Early education administrators, center directors, and families are encountering many complex challenges and decisions as they are faced with reopening centers. What does high-quality early education look like in the era of COVID-19? How do we create and comply with protocols that will keep children and early educators safe?

    HGSE professor and co-director of the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative, Nonie Lesaux, explores these and other questions with Samantha Aigner-Treworgy, Commissioner of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and Maria Gonzalez Moeller,...

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    Lift Every Voice: The Urgency of Universal Civic Duty Voting

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    Harvard Kennedy School, Ash Center—Online

    In 26 countries across the world, there is some form of civic duty voting. What would this system look like in the United States? How could universal civic duty voting change the dynamic of our elections and campaigning? Does this proposal pass constitutional muster? What do Americans think of civic duty voting? These questions and more are addressed in a forthcoming report, "Lift Every Voice: The Urgency of Universal Civic Duty Voting."

    On July 20, Governance Studies at Brookings and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School will cohost...

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    Gutman Library Book Talk: The 60 Year Curriculum: New Models for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Economy

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    Online Event

    The 60-Year Curriculum explores models and strategies for lifelong learning in an era of profound economic disruption and reinvention. Over the next half-century, globalization, regional threats to sustainability, climate change, and technologies such as artificial intelligence and data mining will transform our education and workforce sectors. Speakers will include:


    • Jim Honan, Ph.D.'89, Senior Lecturer on Education, HGSE
    • Chris Dede - Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Technology, Innovation, and Education Program, HGSE
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