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Harvard University's SoundCloud channel shares audio content about life and learning that takes place here on campus and around the world. Harvard is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, Harvard has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candid ...
 
The Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University seeks to foster comprehensive understanding and multidisciplinary study of Russia and the countries of Eurasia. Founded in 1948 as the Russian Research Center, the Davis Center sponsors a master's program, seminars and conferences, targeted research, fellowships, undergraduate and graduate student support, and an outreach program. The center's more than 300 affiliates come from Harvard Univer ...
 
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In this episode, we are in conversation with Professor S.V. Subramanian, professor of Population Health and Geography at Harvard University. Professor Subramanian discusses his ongoing research project India Policy Insights for which he has been awarded a 2.2million-dollar grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His current research interes…
 
The signatories of the Belavezha agreement believe it should serve as a consensus model for the world—an example of diplomacy, civil discourse, and nonviolent means of conflict resolution. The events at Belavezha are among the most momentous in modern history. But, unlike the fall of the Berlin Wall, most people have never heard of them. In the con…
 
Boris Yeltsin’s trip to a supermarket in Clear Lake, Texas, planted a seed of the USSR’s destruction. The United States won the Cold War with free-market capitalism—and Jell-O pudding pops. Still, astoundingly, the collapse of the USSR was not what the U.S. government wanted. In this episode, Dr. Yelena Biberman and Zachary Troyanovsky evaluate the…
 
Dr. Yelena Biberman and Zachary Troyanovsky explore the role of spontaneity at Belavezha, narrowing in on the exact moment of dissolution: a dinner party. The seating arrangement, a late arrival, and the sequence of phone calls all influenced the outcome. Did vodka? For a transcript of this episode and more, visit https://daviscenter.fas.harvard.ed…
 
How much agency did the signatories of the Belavezha Accords have? Factors outside of their control shaped their behavior in ways that even they could not have predicted. In this episode, Dr. Yelena Biberman and Zachary Troyanovsky seek wisdom from Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy to understand the dissolution of the USSR, as well as their own unu…
 
The Soviet Union drew its last breath on Sunday, December 8, 1991, in a hunting lodge inside the primeval Belavezha forest. The life of a global superpower—offering the last ideological alternative to liberalism—ended over a boisterous weekend. Many believe that it was doomed because of flawed ideals, but few know the story of the Belavezha Accords…
 
Immunotherapy – treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to help fight disease – has groundbreaking and life-saving implications. In an effort to make immunotherapy more effective, Wyss Institute researches are developing new immuno-materials, which help modulate immune cells to treat or diagnose disease.In this episode of Disruptive, Dave …
 
There are roughly 120,000 people in the United States on waiting lists for live-saving organ transplants, with only about 30,000 transplants happening every year. To address this great challenge of organ shortages, a team at the Wyss Institute led by Core Faculty member Jennifer Lewis, Sc.D., is developing a method for 3D bioprinting organ tissues …
 
In this episode of Disruptive, Wyss Institute Founding Director Don Ingber and Staff Scientist Charles Reilly discuss their process creating The Beginning, a short film inspired by Star Wars, to better communicate science to the public…and how they made a scientific discovery along the way.To make The Beginning, film industry visual effects and ani…
 
In this episode of Disruptive, Wyss Core Faculty member David Walt discusses his lessons learned from founding successful biotech companies and how he incorporates translation-minded thinking early on into his current diagnostic research in his labs at the Wyss Institute and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Walt and collaborators are inventing new…
 
Amy Jen Su (MBA 1997) is managing director at executive coaching firm Paravis Partners, and she’s been hearing some consistent themes in the trenches these days. Increasingly, her clients tell her, they are facing a serious time crunch while, at the same time, their organizations are becoming more global and complex. And these pressures, coupled wi…
 
This seminar, Aggregate Confusion: The Divergence of Corporate Sustainability Ratings, was given by Florian Berg, Research Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management, on November 7, 2019 as part of M-RCBG's Business & Government Seminar Series.Transcript: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/mrcbg/files/Berg_11.7.19_transcript.pdf…
 
"I think some of the most exciting areas have been where there are no guideposts,” says Martha Shenton of Brigham and Women's Hospital. In this podcast, Shenton reflects on her career in neuroimaging, discusses her research looking at schizophrenia, and gives advice to aspiring researchers.Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/39RfhMT…
 
Nearly 40,000 people died from gun-related injuries in the U.S. in 2017 — the most in 20 years. And while mass shootings grab headlines, they account for a small part of gun-related murders in the country. Urban gun violence remains a tremendous — and too often overlooked — burden on underserved communities. And suicides persist as accounting for t…
 
In the last decade, Americans’ relationship with cannabis has transformed: today, dozens of states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use and American farmers can grow hemp on an industrial scale. Meanwhile, shoppers can find cannabidiol (CBD), which is derived from cannabis but does not produce a “high” like marijuana, in everyth…
 
Hammered by unprecedented natural disasters, parts of the United States have coped with raging wildfires, catastrophic hurricanes, dangerous heat levels, blizzards and floods. In addition, climate change has introduced new risks and exacerbated existing problems, according to the National Climate Assessment. This Forum event convened a dynamic pane…
 
Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University, and Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School, Sunday sermon Dec. 8, 2019, in the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Transcript: bit.ly/2spfyFf Program: bit.ly/2rw5V80…
 
Wendy Sherman, professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, joined the Voices in Leadership program on October 30, 2019. Ambassador Sherman spoke about being a woman in leadership, public health, and the lessons learned throughout her journey with Professor of Health …
 
Dr. Fadlo Khuri. Khuri is the 16th president of the American University of Beirut and professor of medicine (hematology and medical oncology) at the Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center. Prior, he was professor and chairman of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine where he held the Roberto C. Goizu…
 
Can robots ever learn to feel? Our ability to perform delicate tasks, like giving a gentle hug or picking a piece of fruit, is something that robots can't yet mimic. Ryan Truby, an alum of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has created bio-inspired soft robots that can…
 
Professor Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University, and Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School, Sunday sermon Dec. 1, 2019, in the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Transcript: bit.ly/2OWvHLz Program:bit.ly/2PhhjMF…
 
In South Africa, about 40% of the population living with HIV are not in care," says Ingrid Katz, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital. Katz discusses her research on HIV/AIDS treatment in South Africa, the importance of feedback from target populations, and the future of HIV research.Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/2Rn6tr6…
 
From the moment you open your eyes in the morning, your sense of sight helps you navigate and interact with the world. But how do our brains understand what our eyes are telling us? And how do we know what's surrounding us, where we can move, and what objects are within reach? Emilie Josephs, a PhD student at the Graduate School of Arts and Science…
 
On Thursday, November 21st, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, and the Harvard Kennedy School Black Student Union hosted a discussion about the results from the 6th annual "Power of the Sister Vote” survey and how the priorities of Black women voters may shape key di…
 
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