Night of Ideas

Harvard University's William James Hall | Boston

March 3rd, 2023 | 6pm-10pm

More Consciousness? Purpose, Integration, and Mobility

© Karolina Grabowska



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Night of Ideas, presented at Harvard University’s William James Hall, will gather researchers, authors, artists, and leading figures of our society to participate in conferences and conversations about our future. Our participants will come from all over the world to discuss questions of integration, mobility, and purpose. Join us to attend exciting conferences, workshops and artistic performances!


More Consciousness ?


This year, we will explore the topic More Consciousness ?. This theme focuses on the questions arising from our ever-changing world, which is caught up in the dynamics of progress but also in our increasing consumptionpopulation, and emissions. We will closely examine the present with the intent to build a world with a sustainable and fair economy. At this Night of Ideas at Harvard, we will call for greater awareness on the various issues of our ever-changing world.


– This event is sold out –

**** The first 200 spectators will get a pâtisserie by Crémeux French Pâtisserie ****


Check out our full program 

All of our screening will be displayed from 7pm until the end of the Night in the rooms B4 and B6.


Come hear from:


Esther Duflo, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2019

Abhijit Banerjee, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2019

Barbara Cassin, Philosopher, member of L’Académie Française

Jean-Luc MarionPhilosopher, member of L’Académie Française

James Katz, Director of Program and Feld Professor of Emerging Media at Boston University

Pam Ellis, Artist in residence at Bunker Hill Community College

Mathilde Radiguet, Visiting researcher in Seismology at MIT, current Fulbright Scholar

Matthias Lambert, Researcher in Muscle Biology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Léa Hirschfeld, Creator of the podcast “Décalés” and current resident at the Villa Albertine

Cécile Ganne, Artist

Anne Plaisance, Artist



Presented by: the Consulate General of France in Boston, the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University, the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Crémeux French Pâtisserie, Bunker Hill Community College, the International School of Boston, Villa Albertine and the Institut National Universitaire Champollion. 

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