The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has named Harvard Professors Joanna Aizenberg, Leah Price, and Robert Sampson as faculty program directors of Academic Ventures. Together, these distinguished faculty members will lead new, multidisciplinary collaborations with faculty throughout the University and develop innovative programming across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences that engage scholars and the public in the work and ideas of leading theorists and practitioners.
These Radcliffe Institute faculty leaders are experts in a broad array of fields and are committed to fostering efforts that cross disciplinary boundaries. As program directors, they will design and implement Radcliffe Institute’s Academic Ventures programs, which convene scholars from across Harvard University for multidisciplinary seminars and workshops and bring luminaries in the academic disciplines and the professions together for public symposia, conferences, and talks.
“Harvard faculty members of this caliber add to the energy and intellectual ferment of the Radcliffe Institute. They help ensure the vitality and relevance of Academic Ventures within the University and beyond,” said Dean Barbara J. Grosz, who is also Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “Their unparalleled leadership in science, humanities, and social science will ensure that timely and provocative programs enrich the Institute, the University, and all who recognize the unique value of multidisciplinary work.”