Harvard Radcliffe Institute has selected a new cohort of Exploratory Seminar programs for the academic year. Representing numerous academic disciplines and applying bold cross-disciplinary perspectives, faculty applicants hold appointments in nine Harvard schools. The awardees — all Harvard faculty members or Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellows — will gather in intensive seminar settings over the course of the year to explore novel fields of interdisciplinary research and inquiry. Radcliffe seminars have supported hundreds of scholars, practitioners, and artists as they engage in rich multidisciplinary discussions to reimagine the boundaries of knowledge learning and explore the possibilities of social change through applied with diverse stakeholders. Seminars in 2021–2022 include:
- Social Complexity of a Fentanyl Vaccine to Prevent Opioid Overdose, led by Elissa R. Weitzman, associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
- The Police Report Card: Translating Research to Policy, led by Joscha Legewie, associate professor of the social sciences at Harvard University, and Desmond Ang, assistant professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School
- The World that Roe Made/The World that Made Roe, led by Jane Kamensky, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Ziegler, professor of law at Florida State University
- Ethical Considerations in the Use of Big Data, AI, and Real-Time Information for Prediction of Behavioral Health Outcomes, led by Jordan Smoller, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Matthew Nock, professor of psychology at Harvard University
- Curating Contemporary Art, Film, and Media in the University, led by David Joselit, professor of art, film, and visual studies at Harvard University; Joana Pimenta, director of the Film Study Center at Harvard University; Haden Guest, director of the Harvard Film Archive; and Dan Byers, director of the Harvard Carpenter Center for Visual Arts
View a full list of the 2021–2022 Exploratory Seminars. Harvard faculty members and Radcliffe fellows are welcome to apply now to lead exploratory seminars during the academic year 2022–2023. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 12, 2021. For more information about leading an exploratory seminar, visit the Harvard Radcliffe Institute website.