BOK CENTER SUPPORT: PAMELA POLLOCK, SARAH JESSOP, MARLON KUZMICK AND THE LEARNING LAB TEAM

From the Scholars at Risk website:

A member of an international network of participating universities, Harvard SAR has provided sanctuary to dozens of professors, lecturers, researchers, writers, and other intellectuals who are at risk. The risk may be related to the scholar’s work, but it may also be a consequence of the scholar’s ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political opinions. By supplying ten-month academic positions to excellent and accomplished scholars in need, Harvard SAR helps scholars to escape dangerous conditions and to continue their important work.

The Learning Lab works with the visiting scholars to provide presentation training in preparation for the scholars’ final presentation at the end of their residency at Harvard. In addition to vocal coaching, Scholars have the opportunity to use the Media Lab space to videotape their presentations and to receive feedback on them from Bok Center staff to help them continue to hone their presentations.

Media, tools and literacies: visual presentation skills, speaking

Deliverables & outcomes: Final presentation, preparation for finding an academic placement at another university

 

Scholar Beekan Erena’s final presentation, given at the Hutchins Center in May 2016