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The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

Tuesday, February 16th at 7pm
Central Square branch of Cambridge Public Library
45 Pearl St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Ward Wilson, Senior Fellow and Director of the Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Project, will dismantle the intellectual foundations of the current rational for keeping nuclear weapons, reframe the debate, and present evidence demonstrating that eliminating nuclear weapons is not only realistic, it is the only pragmatic and prudent policy choice available.

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How Numbers Lie: Intersectional Violence and the Quantification of Race

Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 4:15 PM
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Tracing the genealogy of statistical discourses on race, Khalil Gibran Muhammad explores the violence of racial quantification on black women and men’s lives beginning after the Civil War. How did the numbers of out of wedlock childbirths or incarcerated men come to define the progress and potential of African Americans in contrast to others? Why have such facts spoken for themselves? Or have they?

Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library. He was recently appointed Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a professor of history, race, and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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This lecture is being presented by the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute.

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