Entangled is an award-winning, feature-length film (75 min.) about how climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world’s most endangered species, North America’s most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both. The film chronicles the efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction, the impacts of those efforts on the lobster industry, and how regulators have struggled to balance the vying interests. Directed by David Abel and Andy Laub—...
As museums have acknowledged their legacy as colonial institutions, many have reimagined their mission as agents of decolonization and social justice. The pandemic disruption, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other community issues are driving still more rapid and drastic changes and providing opportunities for reflection and growth. How can American museums—especially those that have strong relationships with Indigenous communities—respond to current national conditions of social unrest and political turmoil? How have New England museums fared and what is likely to happen over the...
On Thursday, November 5th at 6 PM ET, the Institute of Politics hosts a panel of top political strategists to breakdown and analyze the results of the 2020 election. The conversation will be moderated by IOP Director Mark D. Gearan ’78, and feature former and current IOP Fellows Karen Finney, Senior Advisor for Communications and Political Outreach for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, Scott Jennings, Senior Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Robby Mook, ...
Bill Kristol and William Galston will be meeting for their fifteenth much-anticipated biennial debate following the U.S. election, offering the perspectives of two reflective political participants and shrewd observers, both of them experts at providing what might be called partisan objectivity. This year, they will be joined by Jim Ceaser of the University of Virginia, a seasoned expert in American party politics. Moderated by Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University.
Join us on Tuesday, November 3 at 4:30pm ET for an Election Day study group with our IOP Fall 2020 Fellows. The Fellows will draw from their diverse professional experiences spanning elected office, politics, activism and journalism to share insights and commentary on this historic day.
IOP Fall 2020 Fellows include Chasten Buttigieg, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Carol Giacomo, Mayor Michael Nutter, Alice Stewart, and Jorge Vasquez, Jr.
* RSVP by 12:00pm ET on Tuesday, 11/3: https://forms.gle/MBon8V6vMcjve3k88
A pre-election panel discussion and musical performance by EVRYWHR will explore the power of creativity, young voices, and voting
The event will begin with a musical performance by EVRYWHR, a multi-talented artist who has collaborated with artists like Leona Lewis, Mila J, and Aaron Carter, and who co-wrote two songs for the 2013 Grammy-winning album Gravity, performed by Gospel rapper Lecrae.
Following his performance, EVRYWHR will deliver a special message about his art and activism.
The second 60-minute segment will largely be focused on discussion: now that participants have been using the exercises learned in the first segment in their daily lives, what have they found to be useful, and what have they found to be challenging? The instructor will offer additional ways to understand and make the best use of these practices. Pre-requisite: Mindfully Managing Uncertainty; Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff; Length: 60 minutes.
This holiday season, digital technology will take center stage in how we connect and celebrate with our families and friends. Whether it’s bonding over meals and opening gifts virtually, sharing festive social media posts, or gifting “smart” devices, we need to be thinking about how to protect the safety and privacy of our kids online. Leah Plunkett, a faculty member at Harvard Law School, will join us for a lively and eye-opening discussion about “sharenting”: all of the ways that everyday tech choices by parents, grandparents, and other trusted adults impact our kids' privacy and their...
If there’s one thing we know to be true, it’s that things in life are never certain—or at least never as certain as we’d like them to be. And while we can typically handle uncertainty when it comes along in small doses, exceptionally disruptive events can leave us feeling isolated, anxious, and overwhelmed.
This program begins with an exploration of the basic principles and practices of mindfulness. Using techniques of mindfulness, participants will learn to effectively examine and regulate fast-moving streams of information from without—such as news reports, work demands...
Siblings can be our best friends and partners in crime growing up. But as adults, siblings can make caring for an aging parent challenging and stressful. You think Mom needs in-home care, your brother wants assisted living and Mom doesn’t want help at all! Sound familiar? How can you and your siblings get on the same page, help Mom find the right care and not get entangled in simmering past resentments?
This webinar will address:
• Creating a care team • Delegating responsibilities • Managing sibling conflict • Coping with your own stress
No matter how much or how little money you can save for retirement, it’s important that you start now and stay invested for your future. You can learn how taking smart financial steps today may help lead you to a solid financial future after you’ve stopped working.