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Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Lefkowitz Professor of Psychology and director of the Infant and Language Laboratory at Temple University, explores the relationship between play and learning, debunking the myth that they are incompatible.

 

Barnard professors Kaiama Glover and Maja Horn discuss the commonality and conflict between Haiti and the Dominican Republic—two nations that share over five centuries of interconnected history, and yet remain deeply divided.

 

Join The Hughes Science Pipeline Project and the Barnard Center for Research on Women for the 19th annual Distinguished Women in Science Lecture. 

Athena Power Talks welcomes Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, for a conversation with Barnard President Debora Spar.

As part of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development’s 40th anniversary celebration, Rosemarie Truglio, vice president of education and research for Sesame Workshop, discusses the pros and cons of introducing children to digital media.

Dan Ariely offers a thought-provoking look at how and why we lie, explores conflicts of interest, whether the chance of getting caught affects how likely we are to cheat, and whether companies pave the way for dishonesty.

 

Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a legal anthropologist specializing in Islamic law, gender, and development, explores how Islamic feminism may change the terms of debates over Islam and gender.

To celebrate Constitution Day, Herbert Sloan will explore Thomas Jefferson’s ideas about constitutions and why they have not won favor with most Americans, either in Jefferson's own lifetime or in the present day.

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