State Presence at Border Crossings in the Modern World | Beth A. Simmons || Radcliffe Institute



Simmons is the Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Law, Political Science and Business Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the 2018–2019 Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/people/beth-a-simmons

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Beyond Words | Dance || Radcliffe Institute



This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

DANCE
Ayodele Casel, Dancer and Choreographer; 2018–2019 Artist-in-Residence, Harvard University

Antoine Hunter, Founder and Artistic Director, Urban Jazz Dance Company and Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival; Former President, Bay Area Black Deaf Advocates

Moderator: Jill Johnson, Senior Lecturer on Theater, Dance & Media, Dance Director of the Harvard Dance Center, and Artistic Director of the Harvard Dance Project, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

AUDIENCE Q&A (1:01:30)

CLOSING REMARKS (1:12:58)
Shigehisa Kuriyama, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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What Works: Designing an Inclusive Workplace



Iris Bohnet, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School; Co-Director, WAPPP

Beyond Words | Framing Remarks || Radcliffe Institute



This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

WELCOME
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

INTRODUCTION (5:05)
Shigehisa Kuriyama, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

FRAMING REMARKS (8:25)
John Durham Peters, María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and of Film & Media Studies, Yale University

AUDIENCE Q&A (23:33)

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Brain Expansion


Beyond Words | ASL Signing || Radcliffe Institute



This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

ASL SIGNING
Jacqueline Emmart (1:39), Nationally Certified ASL Interpreter; Health Access Advocate

Rosa Lee Timm (15:51), Deaf Performance Artist

Moderator: Amy Szarkowski, Attending Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

PANEL DISCUSSION (31:37)
AUDIENCE Q&A (40:25)

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Beyond Words | Keynote: “Fashioning Identity” | Valerie Steele || Radcliffe Institute



This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

KEYNOTE: FASHIONING IDENTITY
Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

AUDIENCE Q&A (30:17)

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Beyond Words | Social Robots || Radcliffe Institute



This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

SOCIAL ROBOTS
Susan C. Bennett (1:48), Original Voice, Apple’s Siri; Voice Actor

Noelle LaCharite (11:57), Lead of Developer Experience for Applied AI, Microsoft

Cynthia Breazeal (26:53), Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences in the MIT Media Lab and Codirector of the Center for Future Storytelling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Founder and Chief Scientist, Jibo, Inc.

Moderator: Elena Leah Glassman, Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

PANEL DISCUSSION (44:58)
AUDIENCE Q&A (50:50)

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Beyond Words | Animal Communication || Radcliffe Institute



This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

ANIMAL COMMUNICATION
Richard O. Prum (3:33), William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

Zarin Machanda (18:34), Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University

Moderator: Aniruddh D. Patel, 2018–2019 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Psychology, Tufts University

PANEL DISCUSSION (35:13)
AUDIENCE Q&A (39:13)

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Beyond Words | Tattoos And Perfume || Radcliffe Institute



This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

TATTOOS AND PERFUME
Chandler Burr (4:28), Author, The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession (Random House, 2002) and The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York (Picador, 2009); Former Perfume Critic, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Dominique Holmes (18:51), Tattoo Artist; Author, The Painted Lady: The Art of Tattooing the Female Body (Ryland Peters & Small, 2013)

Moderator: Diana Sorensen RI ’11, James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

PANEL DISCUSSION (33:19)
AUDIENCE Q&A (41:31)

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Liturgy Matters | Katie Bugyis || Radcliffe Institute



Bugyis is a historian of medieval religious women, especially interested in recovering the liturgical practices they cultivated and the levels of literacy they attained as readers, copyists, and composers of different genres of texts, from prayers to plays. She is the 2018–2019 Joy Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/people/katie-bugyis

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The Reproducibility Crisis in Historical Perspective | Nicole C. Nelson || Radcliffe Institute



Nelson is an assistant professor of science and technology studies in the Department of Medical History and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is the 2018–2019 Katherine Hampson Bessell Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2019-nicole-c-nelson-fellow-presentation

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Le Lab Presents: Designing Future Therapeutics with Samir Mitragotri


Wyss Core Faculty member Samir Mitragotri, Ph.D. presented a talk at Le Laboratoire Cambridge on February 13th, 2019, titled Designing Future Therapeutics. Effective delivery of therapeutics is a major problem in today’s healthcare. At a fundamental level, the challenge of therapeutic delivery reflects the fact that the drug distribution in the body is limited by body’s natural metabolic processes and transport barriers. These biological barriers, while serving an important purpose of regulating body’s metabolic functions, limit the drug dose that ultimately reaches the target site. Accordingly, many drugs fail to reach their full therapeutic potential. We are developing a fundamental understanding of body’s key biological barriers and using this understanding to develop novel means to negotiate these barriers to deliver drugs. Samir Mitragotri presents an overview of the lessons learned from his exploration of these biological barriers.

Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University

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