The blog of the Albright Institute Faculty Scholar Initiative brings together the Wellesley students, faculty, alumnae and staff to foster the next generation of citizens who use intellectual methods to influence public life.
Nergis Mavalvala '90, Curtis and Kathleen Marble Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discussed the history and significance of the search for gravitational waves and her own role on the LIGO project -- an international project to detect these waves.
Mfoniso Udofia '06, Artist and Educator, NOW AFRICA: Playwrights Festival shared her personal experiences trying to “create authentic nuanced literature and roles for Africans within the American [United States] theater”.
Panelists George Papaconstantinou, Ph.D., Chairman, GSP Advisory; Greek Finance Minister (2009-2011), Ioana Petrescu '03, Ph.D., International Consultant, Romanian Finance Minister (2014) and Akila Weerapana, Associate Professor of Economics, Wellesley College shared their insights into the past, present and future of the euro currency.
Jennifer Leaning, Ph.D., Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health shared with Fellows information regarding the factors fueling the global refugee crisis, as well as the scale of the crisis, with a particular emphasis on the case of Syria.