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Catalyst Conversations: Women in Art and Science, The Criticality of Hope

The theme of the conversation is inspired by Bina Venkataraman’s recent book The Optimist’s Telescope; Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age. The speakers will explore the criticality of hope and optimism in our culture, and how practitioners in both the arts and sciences rely on hope in order to be forward-thinking especially in this current moment.

Speakers:
Journalist and policy expert Bina Venkataraman, institute member of the Broad Institute and assistant professor of pediatric oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School Cigall Kadoch, multimedia artist Michelle Samour and multimedia artist Maggie Stark.