Economic Policy Institute President Lawrence Mishel (right) speaks yesterday at a panel discussion on methods to spur innovation, growth, and job creation in the American economy.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, author of “Making Democracy Work: A Judge’s View,” spoke last night at the First Parish Church about the relationship between the Court and the American public.
Dr. Yakamats presents his answer to the Big Question: "How many bacteria are on the head of a pin?" at the 2010 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, which took place last evening. Yakamats won the 2005 Ig Nobel Prize in Nutrition for documenting every meal he ate for 35 years. The Ig Nobel Prize honors 10 achievements in research each year, which ""first make people laugh, and then make them think."
Meaning of Trauma
Phillip Kuwert, a senior physician in the department of psychiatry at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University in Germany, spoke as part of a panel discussion yesterday about the sexual violence experienced by German women during the military defeat of Nazi Germany.
How America Invented the Humanities
President and Director of the National Humanities Center Geoffrey Harpham explains "How America Invented the Humanities" at the Barker Center last night. His lecture was sponsored by the The Humanities Center at Harvard and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.