Senior Lecturer, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Michelle Bach-Coulibaly, recently honored as one of Rhode Islands Women of Distinction, is a long time teaching artist-activist in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Her work encompasses directing and developing new work for the stage and film and in schools that address important social justice issues. She has been on the faculty of Brown Universitys Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies since 1987, and a core faculty member of the Eugene ONeill Theatre Centers National Theatre Institute since the early 1980s.
Director for Academic Programs, Byers Center for Biodesign Lecturer, School of Medicine
Lyn Denend is Director for Academic Programs at Stanford Biodesign and a Lecturer in the Stanford School of Medicine. In her Biodesign role, she leads curriculum development and program execution across Stanford Biodesign’s portfolio of educational offerings. She also teaches numerous courses and is the principal author of Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies.
Director of Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship, Swearer Center for Public Service
Alan Harlam is the Director of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at Browns Swearer Center for Public Service, which provides resources, networking, and funding to support student initiatives on and off campus. Harlam co-founded and directs the Social Innovation Initiative (SII), which expands Browns curricular and extra-curricular resources for student exploration and experience of social entrepreneurship. He also leads the Social Innovation Fellowship, a three-semester program that supports students through the process of launching or growing a social venture with funding, mentoring, and skills development. Harlam is also an adjunct lecturer in public policy who teaches an introductory course in social entrepreneurship and an action learning course for social entrepreneurs. His work on social entrepreneurship is informed by 20 years as a consultant, turnaround investor and manager, and community leader.
Sabine Hauert is a Lecturer in Robotics at the University of Bristol, where she designs swarm of nanobots for biomedical applications. Passionate about science communication, Sabine is widely covered in the media and published.
Clinical Instructional Fellow, Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Mason Kortz is a Clinical Instructional Fellow in the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvards Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. He is also a member of the Working Group on Explanation and the Law at Berkman Kleins Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence initiative. His areas of interest include online speech and privacy and the use of data to advance social justice. Mason has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Computer Science and Philosophy from Dartmouth College.
Enrique Martínez is a Senior Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design and an international consultant on systems innovation as founder and director of MUCHIEAST, a platform focusing on areas such as education, healthcare and wellbeing, and food systems. His research, teaching, and writing focus on the critical role that architecture and design have in resolving complex systemic problems such as climate change, public health, and social inequalities. He is a member of the Zoning Board of Reviews and the Healthy Communities Office, City of Providence, and a founding member of the Rhode Island Food Policy Council.
Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights Lecturer, Harvard College
Jessica Stern is a Lecturer in Government at Harvard University, a Fellow at the FXB Center for Human Rights at Harvard’s School of Public Health, and an Advanced Academic Candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis. She is also a member of Hoover Institution’s Task Force on National Security and Law. She is also the author of several books and numerous articles on terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.