The Bok 40th Symposium takes place on May 5th and 6th, 2016.

Thursday, May 5:  A Night with Drew Faust and Derek Bok

On May 5th, we will host a conversation on the future of Teaching and Learning between current Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust and Harvard President Emeritus Derek Bok.

6:00 Doors Open

6:30 Conversation

7:30 Reception


The Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Friday, May 6: A Day of Discovery, Cultivation and Research

On May 6th, our programming will focus on the three pillars of the Bok Center: Discovery, Cultivation and Research. Pairings of Harvard faculty and guest speakers will address these issues in dynamic conversations.  Throughout the day we will engage in active idea-generation sessions, with the goal of gathering some of the ideas that will inspire the next forty years of excellence in teaching and learning at Harvard.   

8:00 - 9:00   Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome

9:15 - 10:15  Discovery, Exploration and Creativity

Alyssa Goodman, Robert Wheeler Wilson Professor of Applied Astronomy

        Rosanne Somerson, President, Rhode Island School of Design

Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research

10:15 - 11:00  Active Break

11:00 - 12:00  Cultivation

Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History

 Michael P. Lynch, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Humanities Institute, University of Connecticut

12:00 - 1:00  Active Lunch

1:00 - 2:00   Research 

Richard J. Light, Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Professor of Teaching and Learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Benjamin Castleman, Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy, University of Virginia

2:00 - 2:30   Wrap




Knafel Center

10 Garden Street

Cambridge, MA 02138