Northeastern University’s spring 2016 Myra Kraft Open Classroom will feature public officials and scholars on Shaping Boston’s Future: Aspirations, Opportunities, and Challenges. The free discussions will be held Wednesdays from Jan. 13 to April 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Northeastern’s West Village F. The first session to be held Jan. 13 will feature Sara Myerson, executive director of Imagine Boston 2030, Matthew Littell, principal at Utile, and Anthony Flint of the Lincoln Land Institute.
Kimberlé Crenshaw, director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School, which she founded, will keynote a ceremony opening Middlebury College’s Anderson Freeman Resource Center to support minority students on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the college.
Hartford Seminary will welcome faculty members from universities in Iran and the public to The Social Ethics of Peace: An Interfaith Conversation on Friday, Jan. 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event aims to continue a dialogue that began when a group from the seminary visited Iran in spring 2015.
Rev. Leah Daughtry, CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee; Principal of On These Things, LLC; and Pastor of The House of the Lord Church will speak on Words & Their Consequences: Civil Discourse in 21st Century on Friday, Jan. 15 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College.
Worcester State University will host the all-day Northeast Organic Farming/Mass winter conference on Saturday, Jan. 16, featuring 70 workshops and exhibitors.
Bates College will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Mass Incarceration and Black Citizenship featuring a Jan. 18 that keynote address by William Jelani Cobb, staff writer for The New Yorker and director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Research Department announced it will continue its New England Study Group (NESG) seminars through June, with a seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 19 with Brown University’s Nathaniel G. Hilger on The Great Escape Intergenerational Mobility in the United States Since 1940.
Harvard Law School and Harvard Medical School will host a conversation with former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner (and former New York City Health Commissioner) Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg on Wednesday, Jan.20 at 12:30 p.m. The discussion about the changing scientific, legal, political and economic landscape surrounding biomedical products, food safety, nutrition and the challenges of globalization will be led by Peter Barton Hutt, former chief counsel to FDA and current senior counsel at Covington & Burling LLP.
Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School will host the LearnLaunch Across Boundaries conference on Thursday, Jan. 21 and Friday, Jan. 22. The conference will examine the question: “Are we digitizing past practice or moving toward personalized learning?”
Civil rights leader and U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young will deliver the 2015–16 MLK Keynote address to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the RISD Auditorium.
The Pioneer Institute will hold Big Business & Big Labor: Teaching U.S. Economic History in Schools featuring: award-winning historians, biographers and teachers on Monday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m to 10:45 a.m. at the Omni Parker House in Boston.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright will join other international leaders—Sri Mulyani Indrawati, managing director of the World Bank Group; Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund; Mark Malloch Brown, former deputy secretary general of the United Nations—for a panel discussion on global inequality at Wellesley College’s Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m.