The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on everyone, especially "at-risk" groups, such as older adults. Sheltering in place orders and public health mandates have greatly limited the degree to which older adults can interact with their family or friends and reduced their involvement in activities within the community. These restrictions can lead to feelings of stress, sadness, and loneliness.
The aim of this forum is to discuss the effects of the pandemic on older adults and to offer tips on how older adults can stay mentally and physically healthy during this unique time...
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
Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet empire, the West faces a new era of East-West tensions. Any vision of a modern Russia integrated into the world economy and aligned in peaceful partnership with a reunited Europe has abruptly vanished. Two opposing narratives vie to explain the strategic future of Europe, one geopolitical and one economic, and both center on the same resource: natural gas. In The Bridge, Thane Gustafson, an expert on Russian oil and gas, argues that the political rivalries that capture the lions share of media attention...
The global apparel industry is currently facing an unprecedented crisis resulting from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Major fashion retailers in the Global North are closing their stores and laying off workers. The same brands that demonstrated strong public commitment for protecting the safety and security of Bangladeshi garment workers after the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013 are not hesitating to cancel or suspend orders or delay payments. Thousands of workers are currently out of work and facing a unique livelihood, as well as a health threat.
Although communities have been asked to stay home to stay safe, for many domestic violence victims, home can be a dangerous place. Spikes in intimate partner violence (IPV) and child abuse have been noted across the country and around the world since the onset of the COVID-19 stay-at-home directives as victims and witnesses of IPV and child abuse find themselves isolated within their homes and confronted with difficult decisions about when and how to seek care or shelter. In this Radcliffe webinar, scholars, public officials, community activists, and...
Join the Ash Center for a International Festival of Arts and Ideas event. Former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles Rapoport will moderate a conversation with political commentator and author Heather McGhee, political activist and CEO of Voto Latino María Teresa Kumar, and political scholar Archon Fung, all of whom have spent their lives working to strengthen our democracy. Together they will explore the question: Where do we go from here?
The forum will provide attendees with practical tips and strategies for staying active to support mental health during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by international experts in exercise physiology, the forum will cover up-to-date evidence about the benefits of physical activity for mood and brain health, discuss current challenges and specific recommendations, and end with a Q&A session.
How should directors of state prison systems respond to the current pandemic? Patricia Caruso and Harold Clarke will draw on their decades of experience to address the particular challenges posed by COVID-19 among incarcerated populations. They will consider possible solutions, including responsible early release, steps to protect both the incarcerated population and staff on the front lines, repurposing prison garment shops to produce protective masks, and other measures—all with the aim of creating lasting public safety.
Difficult times are upon us. Central Asian states are dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19 and bracing for the second “tsunami wave” – the impact of the pandemic on their economies. With borders sealed, supply chain interrupted, prices on natural resources going down, and businesses forced to scale down or close, the unprecedented crisis requires strong and smart policies. Join Program Director Nargis Kassenova in conversation with Christian Josz, IMF Mission Chief for the Kyrgyz Republic, Roman Mogilevskii, Associate Director of the University of Central Asia Institute of Public...
Before the covid-19 pandemic, Cuba was already suffering the worst economic crisis since the 1990s after the collapse of the socialist camp. In addition to basically maintaining the central planning model (with some modest reforms) that was unable to increase GDP growth and production, Cuba has suffered significant cuts in its economic relationship with Venezuela and Trumps' aggressive policies that strengthened the U.S. embargo. Evaluating the impact of these three factors, the presentations show the domestic macroeconomic indicators and the impact of the two external variables....
Join Craig Mazin, Screenwriter and Film Director and Serhii Plokhii, Director, Ukrainian Research Institute, and Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University for What Is the Cost of Lies? A conversation with HBO Chernobyl writer and creator Craig Mazin.
This event will be streamed live on YouTube. Please join us and contribute to the conversation via the chat function.
The GSD is pleased to present a live, online screening of Heinz Emigholz’s Goff in the Desert, a sweeping, cinematic meditation on 62 buildings designed by the American architect Bruce Goff. Apprenticed at age 12 but never formally educated as an architect, Goff's work followed its own trajectory, apart from most 20th-century architecture. Goff in the Desert is one installment of a series of films Emigholz has made under the title Architecture as Autobiography. The screening will be preceded by a conversation...
Join Harvard Medical School online for "Addiction: A Paradigm Shift from Problem to Patient through Policy."
Addiction is one of numerous public health crises facing the US today. Treatment for severe substance use disorders (i.e., addiction) has evolved over time as science has advanced to better understand addiction as a chronic disease, acceptance of evidence-based practice guidelines, and availability of safe and effective treatments. Patients, however, still face barriers to engaging treatment for a variety...
Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Batten Way, Boston
Organized in conjunction with the 2019–2020 exhibition supported by the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection at Harvard Business School, the panel discussion "Women, Contemporary Art, and Business" will feature:
Bharti Kher, Artist
Ina Johannesen Dibley, CEO Ekebergparken/C. Ludens Ringnes Foundation, Oslo, Norway
Nora Lawrence, Senior Curator Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY
The panel discussion will explore a range of topics including public art and sculpture; the role of women artists, curators, and directors...
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden St., Cambridge
From Botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more upgradable than ever. But how much can we alter and still be human? The award-winning documentary Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement explores the social impact of human biotechnologies. Fixed rethinks “disability” and “normalcy” by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever. Join us for a discussion about the ethics of gene editing and disability.
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 8 Quincy St., Cambridge
Join the Harvard Graduate School of Design for a conversation between Marika E. Reuling and Thomas Glynn, who will be joined by joined by Martin Zogran, Courtney Sharpe, and Rustom Cowasjee moderated by Stephen Gray, Assistant Professor of Urban Design.
Reuling is the Managing Director for Allston Initiatives at Harvard University, where she oversees the team focused on planning, development and placemaking strategy in Allston.
Glynn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Harvard Allston Land Company, overseeing Harvard University’s...
Klarman Hall, Harvard Business School, Kresge Way, Boston
Enjoy a performance by the Longwood Symphony conducted by Ronald Feldman followed by a panel discussion by some of the Musical Medical Stars! The panel discussion will be around the intersection between Music and Medicine and Innovation.
Lisa Wong, MD (violin); Milton Pediatric Associates, HMS, CHB, MGH, BWH; Assistant Co-Director, Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School
Leonard Zon, MD (trumpet); Director, Stem Cell Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Grousbeck...
Three-time Grammy nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry returns to the Harvard Ed Portal for a cross-disciplinary exploration of Film Noir. Experience a whole evening of music written at the heydey of the Hollywood era: sumptuous, deeply felt, and acquainted with darkness, even psychosis.
Join A Far Cry for an open rehearsal and discussion that will preview the ensemble’s upcoming concert, American Noir, explore popular films of the era, and shed light on the composers behind the music: Jewish immigrants whose style set the tone for a generation of film music that...