Speakers

Alen  Agaronov

Alen Agaronov

Doctoral Student, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Secondary Field, Critical Media Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

New Civics is embodied in Alen's experience with participatory action research, or PAR. Alen was first introduced to PAR in the context of food justice...

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Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen

James Bryant Conant University Professor, Harvard University
Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought.... Read more about Danielle Allen
Vidur Chopra

Vidur Chopra

Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Vidur focuses on adolescent and youth civic agency in the developing world and particularly in post-conflict countries with large youth bulges.  He is interested in the role of formal and non-formal educational opportunities in young people's imaginings of their roles in rebuilding conflict-torn societies and the potential and promise education holds for peace building. He has policy-based experience while consulting for UNICEF and UNHCR and practice-based experience while working for international organizations such as Save the Children and RET.... Read more about Vidur Chopra

Nikhit D'Sa

Dr. Nikhit D'Sa

Ed.D. (2015), Human Development and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Advisor, Research and Learning, Save the Children

Dr. Nikhit D’Sa is a developmental psychologist with experience as a technical advisor and applied researcher on education and child protection programs in development and humanitarian contexts. He has expertise in supporting field teams in the development of evaluation plans for their research, designing appropriate measures and surveys, conducting formative qualitative research, translating mixed methods findings for different audiences, and working with practitioners to make evidence-based changes to interventions. Currently, Dr. D’Sa is the principal investigator on studies related to Positive Youth Development (PYD), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and Education in Emergencies (EiE).... Read more about Nikhit D'Sa

Perry

Perry Gao

Social Science Research Associate at US-China Youth Education Solutions Foundation
Manager of XMedia Lab at Harvard Graduate School of Education

Perry Gao serves as the social science research associate at US-China Youth Education Solutions Foundation and the manager of XMedia Lab at Harvard...

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Krista  Goldstine-Cole

Krista Goldstine-Cole

Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Krista Goldstine-Cole is an advanced doctoral student in human development and education, a Presidential Scholar and an Early Career Scholar. She is interested in the social policy of healthy child development, particularly in the role of schools and community in reducing the need for social services across the lifespan. Krista's current projects focus on timing and accumulation of risk and protective factors in relation to high-cost outcomes such as incarceration and mental disorders.... Read more about Krista Goldstine-Cole

Reid  Higginson

Reid Higginson

Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Reid’s research focuses on how college students understand the purpose of their education. Situated in the context of increased vocationalism in higher education, Reid’s work aims to inform how colleges can best convey their civic and liberal arts missions to diverse student bodies. As a Research Assistant at Project Zero, he uses mixed methods to study the perspectives of multiple stakeholders across college campuses and he has also conducted historical research on how “experimental colleges” in the 1950’s and 1960’s sought to reshape liberal arts education.
Liu  Jiang

Liu Jiang

Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Liu Jiang is a third-year doctoral candidate concentrating in Culture, Institutions, and Society at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on practices of peer governance and rituals of peer culture in Chinese classrooms. As an ethnographer, she is interested in understanding how these day-to-day peer dynamics shape Chinese youth's perceptions of their civic roles and relationships in school and society. She holds a M.S.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Linguistics and International Relations from Ohio State University.... Read more about Liu Jiang
Peter Levine

Peter Levine

Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University

Peter Levine is the Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life. He has secondary appointments in the Tufts Philosophy Department and the Tufts Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.... Read more about Peter Levine

Francis Lomani

Francis Lomani

Human and Civic Rights Advocate, DR Congo
Founder and Permanent Representative of Generation Revoltee d’Afrique (Generation R)
Lecturer in political science and International Relations at the Université Libre de Kinshasa

Francis E. Lomami is a Human and Civic Rights Advocate from the DR Congo, and founder and Permanent Representative of Generation Revoltee d’Afrique (...

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