During Harvard Thinks Big 4, six professors and a student delved into their favorite ideas, ranging from a look at why dead Romans are so much fun to a detailed explanation of breast-feeding in mammals.
Six of Harvard’s deep thinkers on climate change and sustainability took the stage Sept. 18 in the second annual Harvard Thinks Green.
A fond look back at the memorable events of Harvard's 375th year.
Jill Lepore David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History
Nicholas Christakis Professor of Sociology (FAS) and Professor of Medical Sociology (Harvard Medical School) and and Professor of Medicine (Harvard Medical School)
Daniel Lieberman Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology
Eleanor Duckworth Professor of Education Harvard Graduate School of Education
Doug Melton Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University and co-Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Kaia Stern Director of the Prison Studies Project Visiting Faculty at Harvard Divinity School Visiting Faculty in Sociology at Harvard University Visiting Faculty in African and African American Studies at Harvard University
At the first Harvard Thinks Green, six Harvard professors gathered at Sanders Theatre to seek big solutions for complex and potentially intractable problems such as climate change.
With its 360th Commencement, another chapter in Harvard's history draws to a close, as marked by highlights from this year. Reinstallation of ROTC, ongoing innovation in science and humanities, and Wynton Marsalis at Harvard top off some of the year's historical benchmarks.
Caroline Elkins, Professor of History; Chair of the Standing Committee on African Studies; Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethnic Studies
Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics; Member of the Faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government; Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Robert Lue, Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Tutor in Biochemical Sciences; Director of Life Sciences Education
Elaine Scarry, Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value; Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows
Joshua Greene, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Richard Beaudoin, Lecturer on Music
Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law
Steven Hyman, Provost; Member of the Board of Snydics of Harvard University Press; Professor of Neurobiology; Peter Davis '12 and Zachary Richner '11, Co-Producers and Co-Hosts of Harvard Thinks Big
Our planet is on the brink of an ecological catastrophe and you are sitting calmly in Sanders Theatre. Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology tells us why.
Diana Eck, Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society on what everyone needs to know in a new era of faith and globalization.
Ten of Harvard’s great minds gathered at Sanders Theatre on Thursday (Feb. 17) for the second annual Harvard Thinks Big, a student-organized discussion in which 10 speakers each took 10 minutes to explore a topic near and dear to their hearts.
One of the organizers of the first “Harvard Thinks Big” session reflects on why the program that had 10 professors speak for 10 minutes about their one big idea proved so successful.
Ten great ideas from 10 great professors in 10 minutes or less. Harvard Thinks Big, a student-organized discussion that paired leading lecturers with eager listeners, attracted these great minds to help explore and inspire new ways of thinking, in the first session of what organizers hope will become an annual experience.