Night of Ideas

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6:00 Ends at: 6:15 pm

Introductory Speech

Harvard University - William James Hall (Grand Auditorium), Boston

Opening Remarks

M. Nicolas Prevelakis, Associate Senior Lecturer on Social Studies & Assistant Director of Curricular Development, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University,

M. Arnaud Mentré, Consul General of France in Boston,

M. Mark Schiefsky, C.Lois P. Grove Professor of the Classics & Director, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University,

Ms. Carlnita Greene, Dean, Behavioral, Social Sciences and Global Learning, Bunker Hill Community College

Will open the 2022 edition of the Night of Ideas in Boston.

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6:10 Ends at: 11:00 pm

Talk

William James Hall - Grand Auditorium, Boston

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“Boston, Where Are We Going?” (Talks)

Bruno Latour, Erin Baker, Julie Battilana, Claire Boine, Boris Cyrulnik, Camille Dejardin, James Katz, Cyr Medo, Fabio Pacucci, Masha Shpolberg, Doris Sommer, Bonnie Talbert

A series of multidisciplinary talks on the concepts of anticipation, decision-making, and resilience in the context of the post-COVID era and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Twelve professors, research scientists, and entrepreneurs will help us better understand the new political, social, ethical, philosophical, technological, as well as professional paradigms.

Bruno Latour: War of the Worlds, What About Peace? 

Julie Battilana: Power, for All… How It Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business

Bonnie Talbert: Back to the Future With Restorative Justice

Doris Sommer: Arts in Policy-Making… A Civic Re-Education

Masha Shpolberg: Film, the Archive, and the Nation… On Documentary in Ukraine

Boris Cyrulnik: How to Build a Secure Attachment

Erin Baker: Let’s Plan for Human Ingenuity in the Fight Against Climate Change

James Katz: Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, and Individual Freedom… What’s to Fear? 

Claire Boine: Should We Freak Out About AI? 

Fabio Pacucci: Black holes, a Guided Tour from the Milky Way to the Most Distant Galaxy Ever Found 

Camille Dejardin: Liberalism at a Crossroads… Liberty Prospects Between Lesser Evil, Collapse and Utopia

• Cyr Medo: Democracy and Development in Africa… Have We Wasted the Last 30 Years?

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6:15 Ends at: 7:00 pm

Workshop

Harvard University - William James Hall - 3rd Floor Lounge, Boston

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PhiloTalk – What “Horizon” Means to Me? (Workshop)

Victorien Coquery, Patrick Apiou

M. Victorien Coquery, Teacher at the International School of Boston, will be moderating a philosophical conversation on “horizon”.

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6:15 Ends at: 11:00 pm

Performance

Harvard University - William James Hall - Room 105, Boston

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Creating After Covid: Digital and Live Performances

Mark Popeney

Digital Arts 1

6:15 pm to 7 pm

  • BHHC Choir, Selections from Winter and Spring Arts Festivals, 2019-2022
  • Epiphany, An Original Pandemic Work by BHCC Theatre Production, directed by Jorge Rubio
  • Ragged Sanctuary—Songs and Musings to Heal the World by Artist and Poet Deta Galloway

 

Live Performances

7 pm to 8 pm

On the Wings of Butterflies — A Cycle of Interludes in Poetry, Music and Drama

Part One: Remembering the Flight on her Breath

  • Breath, A Pandemic Poem by Deta Galloway, spoken word performance
  • With music by Gerardo Alvarado Rivas, saxophone, and Joshua Bonifas, bass

Part Two: Remembering the Past She Dreamt

  • For My Great-Great Grandson, the Space Pioneer and Para mi tataranieto, el astropionero featuring poetry by Rhina P. Espaillat, and music by Kristin Vining, composer
  • With Riikka Pietiläinen Caffrey, voice, and Kristin Vining, piano

Part Three: Remembering the Flight in Pieces

  • Excerpts from new plays written by BHCC Faculty, and introducing performers, BHCC
  • Alum and Veteran Students, with pianist/composer
  • Tristan Cord and St Pancras
  • Written and Directed by Dr. Proshot Kalami, with piano compositions by Kristin Vining
  • Performed by Malik Bazile
  • With Kristin Vining, piano

Part Four: Dances of the Wings of Memory

  • New work by three teaching artists, with poetry, music, and voice
  • A String Only She Could Play, A Poem to Marina Abramović No. 1, featuring poetry by Proshot Kalami, music by Johann L. Dussek, arrangement for harp by Felice Pomeranz, harp and Riikka Pietiläinen Caffrey, voice
  • Featuring Felice Pomeranz, harp and Riikka Pietiläinen Caffrey, voice

Part Five: When She Plays the Butterflies Fly Free

  • Pieces from Contemporary Etudes for Pedal and Lever Harp, by Felice Pomeranz and Berklee alumni collaborators (Berklee Press Publication, 2022)
  • Featuring Felice Pomeranz, harp

Part Six: A Finale of Wings

  • Each Other’s Eyes, original music by Kristin Vining*
  • Featuring voice and music of the Ensemble
  • With underscoring by Kristin Vining, piano

 

Digital Arts 2

8 pm to 11 pm

  • A Virtual Poetry Reading with Deborah Schwartz
  • Living Room Concert by Cellist, Chanteuse and Musical Explorer Helen Gillet
  • Pandemic Poetry Book, Creative Exile poems by Jimmy Valdez Osaku
  • BHCC Jazz Ensemble, Selections from Winter Arts Festival, 2021
  • Creative Exile, Art Film on the Painting and Poetry of Jimmy Valdez Osaku
  • Pop Ensemble, Selections from Winter and Spring Arts Festivals, 2019-2022
  • Open the Way, Film on the Art and Advocacy of Maddu Huacuja
  • A Virtual Poetry Reading by Rhina P. Espaillat, BHCC Distinguished Artist Scholar in
    Residence, 2019-2021
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7:15 Ends at: 9:15 pm

Workshop

Harvard University - William James Hall - 3rd Floor Lounge, Boston

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Building an Ethical Science for All (Workshop)

Sheila Jasanoff

Two panels glimpsing into the future of new technologies, the democracy of knowledge, and gene editing.

 

Panel I. The Demos and the Expert: On Techniques of Self-Rule

Participants:

  • Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School & Director of the Harvard Program on Science, Technology and Society
  • Hilton Simmet, Fellow, Harvard Program on Science, Technology and Society
  • Austin Clyde, Fellow, Harvard Program on Science, Technology and Society
  • Aviv Ovadya, Fellow, Harvard Technology and Public Purpose Project

Moderated by Makoto Takahashi, Fellow, Harvard Program on Science, Technology and Society & Fulbright-Lloyd’s Fellow and a Lecturer at the Munich Centre for Technology in Society, TU Munich.

 

Panel II. Designing the Human Future: The Ethics and Politics of Gene Editing

Participants:

  • Alberto Aparicio, Andy Murray, Derek So: Harvard STS Program, Global Observatory for Genome Editing
  • Aishani Aatresh, Hilton Simmet: Harvard STS Program

Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School & Director of the Harvard Program on Science, Technology and Society. Global Observatory for Genome Editing

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9:30 Ends at: 10:30 pm

Workshop

Harvard University - William James Hall - 3rd Floor Lounge, Boston

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Debate on the Future of Europe (Workshop)

Nicolas Prevelakis

Mr. Nicolas Prevelakis, Assistant Director and Assistant Senior Lecturer at Harvard University, will be moderating debates with representatives from four European student clubs in Boston: Mr. Philippe Rival, from the Harvard Business School European Club, Mr. Taylor Whitsell, from the Harvard Center for European Studies, Mr. Anass Mourjane and Ms. Khadija Saleh, from the Harvard Kennedy School European Club, and Mr. Dimitrios Papachristou, from the Tufts Fletcher School European Club.

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