Campus & Community

Symposia tickets are available to public

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A limited number of tickets to the inauguration symposia will be made available to the Harvard community on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be picked up at the Harvard Ticket Office in the Holyoke Center arcade between noon and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Oct. 9-11. Tickets can also be picked up at the Ticket Office between 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. on the day of the installation, Oct. 12. Up to two tickets will be given to Harvard I.D. card holders. Signs indicating the locations of the symposia will be posted at the ticket office. Ticket holders will be admitted to the symposia after 9 a.m.; doors will be closed at 10 a.m.

The symposia and moderators

  • “Science on the Edge,” Dudley R. Herschbach, Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science, Harvard University 
  • “The Company of Educated Men and Women: Challenges for the Twenty-First-Century Undergraduate Experience,” Richard J. Light, Walter H. Gale Professor of Education 
  • “The Professional Ethic Meets the Market Economy: Professional Education in a Global Society,” Dennis F. Thompson, Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy 
  • “Balancing the Scales: Global Inequality and the Challenge of Development,” Michael Kremer, professor of economics 
  • “Brain Science and the Science of Learning,” Jerome Kagan, Daniel and Amy Starch Research Professor of Psychology 
  • “Great Art, Mass Culture: Distinguishing the Enduring from the Entertaining,” Elaine Scarry, Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value.