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Introducing The Spoke
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.
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Past Events Highlights

Public Dialogue 2017
The Albright Institute’s annual Public Dialogue with Secretary Albright will focus on understanding the demands of advancing beyond resettlement into rebuilding society.
Wintersession 2017
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.
Wintersession 2017
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”.
Wintersession 2017
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.
Wintersession 2017
Craig Silverman, Media Editor, BuzzFeed News discussed how fake news originates and spreads online and the lasting impact fake news can have on individuals’ perceptions of truth.
Wintersession 2017
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.
Several of the world’s most influential leaders in global economic policy took part in a public dialogue at Wellesley’s Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs.
Wintersession 2016
by Ophelia Dahl ’94, Charlene Galarneau, Vanessa Kerry, and Neo Tapela ’02
by former Albright Institute Fellows