Reimagining the City - University Connection: Integrating Research, Policy, and Practice

October 21, 2011

Friday, October 21 at 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard

Preregistration is required.Click here to register.
Registration is required by October 12.
Leading scholars and senior practitioners will explore accomplishments of and lessons from notable university/city partnerships. Symposium panels will address four areas: preventing and responding to violence; governance through new technologies; improving urban education; and the challenges of implementation. The symposium will create opportunities to strengthen existing collaborations and to develop novel ones that cross academic disciplines and administrative boundaries.
8:45 – 9:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks
Lizabeth Cohen
Interim Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University
Robert J. Sampson
Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Director of the Social Sciences Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University
Peter Meade
Director, Boston Redevelopment Authority
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Panel 1: Preventing and Responding to Violence
Paula Johnson, Moderator
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Executive Director of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and
Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chairperson, Boston Public Health Commission
Anthony A. Braga
Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Program on Criminal Justice Policy and Management
Chief Policy Advisor to Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis
Daniel Linskey
Superintendent-in-Chief, Boston Police Department
Felton Earls
Professor of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Human Behavior and Development, Harvard School of Public Health
Deborah Allen
Director, Bureau of Child, Adolescent and Family Health, Boston Public Health Commission
10:30 – 10:45 AM
Break
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Panel 2: Governance and New Technologies
David Lazer, Moderator
Associate Professor, College of Computer and Information Science and
Department of Political Science, Northeastern University
Director, Program on Networked Governance, Harvard University
Alex “Sandy” Pentland
Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Science
Director, Human Dynamics Laboratory
Director, Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jennifer Tour Chayes
Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director, Microsoft Research New England
Nigel Jacob
Co-Director, Office of New Urban Mechanics
City of Boston
12:15 – 1:45 PM
Roundtable Lunch Discussions (pre-registration required and seating is limited)
List of discussants and their topics
1:45 – 3:15 PM
Panel 3: Improving Urban Education
Nancy E. Hill, Moderator
Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Suzanne Murray Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Stephen Raudenbush
Lewis‐Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology and the College;
and Chair, Committee on Education, University of Chicago
Sarah Glover
Executive Director, Strategic Data Project, Center for Education Policy Research
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Catherine Snow
Shattuck Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Director of Research in Boston, Strategic Education Research Partnership
Carol R. Johnson
Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, City of Boston
3:15 – 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 – 5:00 PM
Panel 4: Lessons and Challenges of City-University Connections
Edward L. Glaeser, Moderator
Glimp Professor of Economics
Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston
Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Harvard University
Henry Webber
Executive Vice-Chancellor for Administration, Washington University in St. Louis
John Fantuzzo
Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations
Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
Margaret Weir
Professor of Political Science and Sociology, University of California at Berkeley
Matina S. Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Mitchell Weiss
Chief of Staff to Mayor Thomas M. Menino, City of Boston
5:00 – 5:15 PM
Closing Remarks and Next Steps
Christopher Winship
Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Co-Director, Harvard Boston Research Initiative, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University
Robert J. Sampson
Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Director of the Social Sciences Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University
5:15 – 6:30 PM
Wine and Cheese Reception, Exhibits and Demonstrations
Remarks by Alan Garber, Provost; Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Economics, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to view displays and demonstrations of projects that are currently merging research and practice in Boston.
Preregistration is required.Click here to register.
Registration is required by October 12.
Cosponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in collaboration with The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston