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Higher Ed Leader Ruth Simmons Talks Recent Memoir, Legacy in Higher Education with Harvard Radcliffe Dean

Ruth J. Simmons, the former president of Brown University, Prairie View A&M University, and Smith College, spoke with Harvard Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin about the values that shaped her educational career at a talk Tuesday evening.


Indigenous Speakers Demand Harvard Return Human Remains at Radcliffe Conference

Speakers criticized Harvard for continuing to hold the human remains of thousands of Native Americans in its museum collections at a conference hosted by the Harvard University Native American Program and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study last week.


Civil Rights Scholar Sherrilyn Ifill Discusses End of Affirmative Action at Harvard Radcliffe Event

Civil rights lawyer and scholar Sherrilyn Ifill and Harvard Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to effectively strike down affirmative action at a Wednesday talk at the Knafel Center.


Harvard Radcliffe Fellow Delivers Presentation on Fascism’s Roots in America

Radcliffe Fellow Omer Aziz, a lawyer and the former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, discussed fascism in America at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies presentation Wednesday.


Harvard Radcliffe Fellow Discusses Theory of ‘Abolition Forgery’ in Webinar

Radcliffe fellow Ndubueze L. Mbah, an associate professor of history and global gender studies at the University at Buffalo, discussed the theory and implications of “abolition forgery” in a seminar hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Wednesday.


Oxford Professor Asifa Majid Calls for Greater Diversity in Linguistic Research in Harvard Radcliffe Talk

Asifa Majid, a William Bentinck-Smith Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, presented her findings on the building blocks of language and conceptual variation during a presentation Monday.


Author Jennifer Boylan Discusses Experience with Gender Transition at Harvard Radcliffe Lecture

Author Jennifer F. Boylan discussed her experience with gender transition and the topic of revision and reinvention at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study lecture last Thursday.


Artist Mary Lum Debuts New Exhibition at Radcliffe Institute Lecture

Artist Mary Lum discussed the inspiration and research behind her new exhibition at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at an online lecture Monday.


Radcliffe Fellow Discusses Consequences of U.S. Gun Industry on Mexico

Ieva Jusionyte, a Maury Green Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, discussed the impact of the United States gun industry on violence in Mexico at a virtual event hosted by Radcliffe on Wednesday.


Black Alumni Reflect on if Harvard was ‘Worth It’ at Radcliffe Institute Event

Black alumni discussed their experiences as Harvard students and their thoughts on the College’s past actions during the “Beyond ‘Fair Harvard’: Perspectives from Black Alumni” event on Tuesday.


Schlesinger Library Opens Exhibit on the History of Abortion in America

The Radcliffe Institute opened its new exhibit last Monday, presenting the history of abortion in the United States spanning the decades prior to the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade to this year’s reversal of the 1973 decision.


Radcliffe Roe

The Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library unveiled a new exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a landmark Supreme Court decision.


Radcliffe Launches Five-Year Focus on Climate Change with Symposium of Interdisciplinary Scholars

A panel of activists, scientists, and journalists discussed the human impacts of climate change at an event hosted last Friday by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.


Radcliffe Fellow Emil’ Keme Discusses Indigenous Perspectives on Environmentalism at Virtual Event

Emil’ Keme, a 2022-2023 Radcliffe Institute Fellow, discussed Indigenous Yanomami attitudes toward the Amazon rainforest and approaches to environmental conservation at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study event Wednesday afternoon.


Radcliffe Institute Welcomes New Cohort of Fellows

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study welcomed its new cohort of fellows last week, who will tackle a range of year-long projects from waste management strategies to feminist poetry.


President Bacow Speaks at Conference on Legacies of Slavery

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow spoke at a conference called “Telling the Truth about All This: Reckoning with Slavery and Its Legacies at Harvard and Beyond,” held at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Friday.


At Radcliffe Conference, Bacow Pledges to Dedicate Resources to ‘Repair the Damage’ of Harvard’s Slavery Ties

In light of the release of a long-awaited report that detailed the “integral” role slavery played in shaping Harvard, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study held a conference Friday to discuss how the school can address its history.


At Harvard Legacy of Slavery Event, HUPD Chief Says Modern Law Enforcement Practices are ‘Outdated’

Harvard University Police Department Chief Victor A. Clay said current law enforcement recruitment and training practices are “outdated and ineffective," calling for police departments to reform during a webinar hosted Thursday by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.


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