Tisch College Announces Spring Events

Speakers include activists, academics, filmmakers, two U.S. representatives, and an Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist
photos of eight people in a grid: Joe Kennedy III, Rhonda Y. Williams, Chris Wallace, Dannagal Young, Scott Jennings, Cyntoia Brown-Long, Rep. Andy Kim, and Amanda Litman
Tisch speakers on campus this semester, clockwise from top left, Joe Kennedy III, Rhonda Y. Williams, Chris Wallace, Dannagal Young, Scott Jennings, Cyntoia Brown-Long, Rep. Andy Kim, and Amanda Litman.
February 5, 2020

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The Tisch College of Civic Life, celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, brings leaders, innovators, and activists to Tufts to talk about their work and engage with students and members of the community.

The spring semester’s lineup includes figures such as U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III, Chris Wallace, and Cyntoia Brown-Long, with topics ranging from the history of the civil rights movement to the state of the 2020 presidential race.

Many of these events will be hosted in Tisch College’s new home, a renovated Barnum Hall.

For more information, please visit the Tisch College events page.

Faculty Research Workshop—Earth Remote Sensing Technologies and National Security
Samantha Fried, Tisch Postdoctoral Fellow, Science and Technology Studies
Tuesday, February 18 | 9–10:15 a.m. | Rabb Room, Tisch College (Barnum Hall)
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/earth-remote-sensing

Civic Life Lunch—Flipping the House: A Conversation with Congressman Andy Kim
Thursday, February 20 | noon | Rabb Room, Tisch College (Barnum Hall)
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/flipping-the-house

Film Screening + Panel — Activized
Vikiana Petit-Homme, head of Boston’s chapter of March for Our Lives
Eric Stange, award-winning director and producer of Activized, and Elise Forbes Tripp, executive producer of Activized
Thursday, February 27 | 3:30 p.m. |Room 104, Barnum Hall
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/ACTIVIZED-Film

Faculty Research Workshop—Black Power: Roots, Routes and Expressions
Rhonda Y. Williams, professor of History, John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History, Vanderbilt University; Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor, MIT
Tuesday, March 3| 9–10:15 a.m. | Rabb Room, Tisch College (Barnum Hall)
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/black-power

Civic Life Lunch—Black Power & Rethinking U.S. History
Rhonda Y. Williams, professor of History, John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History, Vanderbilt University; Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor, MIT
Tuesday, March 3| noon | Rabb Room, Tisch College (Barnum Hall)
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/black-power-and-rethinking-US-History

Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Cyntoia Brown-Long
Thursday, March 5 | 6 p.m. | Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street
At sixteen years old, Cyntoia Brown-Long became a victim of sex trafficking, and was later arrested for killing a man who solicited her for sex. She was tried as an adult despite her age and was sentenced to life in prison without parole for fifty-one years. After ten years in prison, during which she obtained two university degrees, got married, and embraced religion, Brown-Long appealed for clemency. Her sentence was commuted to fifteen years, and she was released from prison in August of 2019. Today she works with advocates for juvenile sentencing reform through the Foundation for Justice, Freedom and Mercy, and has just published a memoir of her time in prison, Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System.
Follow the conversation live at #CyntoiaAtTufts.
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/Cyntoia-Brown-Long

Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Political Hobbyism, Take Action, and Make Real Change
Eitan Hersh, professor of political science, Tufts University
Monday, March 9 | noon | Rabb Room, Tisch College (Barnum Hall)
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/Politics-is-for-Power

Faculty Research Workshop—Democratic Mending: Democratic Repair in Disconnected Times
Carolyn Hendriks, associate professor, public policy and governance at the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University
Tuesday, March 24| 9 – 10:15 a.m. | Rabb Room, Tisch College (Barnum Hall)
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/democratic-mending

Run for Something: How Young People Can Run for Office & Win Elections
Amanda Litman, co-founder and executive director of Run for Something
Monday, March 30 | noon | Rabb Room, Tisch College (Barnum Hall)
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/Run-for-Something

Civic Life Lunch—Irony & Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the U.S.
Dannagal Young, associate professor of communication and political science and international relations, University of Delaware
Tuesday, March 31| noon | Rabb Room, Tisch College (Barnum Hall)
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/Content/Irony-and-Outrage

Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Representative Joe Kennedy III
Monday, April 6 | 6 p.m. | Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop Street
Joe Kennedy III has served as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district since 2013. Kennedy is currently running for the United States Senate representing Massachusetts, challenging incumbent Senator Ed Markey for the Democratic nomination.
Follow the conversation live at #KennedyAtTufts.
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/joe-kennedy

Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism: Chris Wallace
Wednesday, April 8 | noon |LL08, Barnum Hall
A prominent political commentator and a highly respected journalist, Chris Wallace has been in the broadcasting industry for more than fifty years and has worked at most of the major networks. He is currently the anchor of FOX News Sunday, prior to which Wallace was a senior correspondent for Primetime Thursday and substitute for Nightline at ABC News, covered several presidential elections at NBC News as the network’s chief White House correspondent, and was a print reporter at the Boston Globe. Wallace is the recipient of three Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for his reporting.
Follow the conversation live at #ChrisWallaceAtTufts.
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/Content/Chris-Wallace

Civic Life Lunch—From Iowa to the White House: The State of the Race
Scott Jennings, CNN political commentator and founding partner of RunSwitch Public Relations
Friday, April 10| noon | Rabb Room, Tisch College (Barnum Hall)
https://tischcollege.tufts.edu/content/Iowa-to-White-House