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The Rise of ISIS

Political scientist and Radcliffe fellow Harith Hasan al-Qarawee studies state-society relations, political transitions, and identity politics in Iraq and the Middle East. The Harvard Gazette recently spoke with al-Qarawee about the rise of ISIS in Iraq.

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Vizenor Combines Dream Songs and Haikus

Speaking at the Radclife Institute for Advanced Study, Gerald Vizenor read from his latest book of poetry, and spoke about the connection between poetry and preserving Native American culture.

Mauricio Pauly. Photo by Tony RinaldoMauricio Pauly. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Boston-born áltaVoz Offers Disparate Sounds on New CD

Radcliffe fellow Mauricio Pauly and four others formed áltaVoz, a consortium aimed at enhancing the presence of Latin American new music around Boston.

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50 Fellows, 30 Disciplines, and 1 Year

The Radcliffe Institute announces its 2014–2015 class of fellows: 50 scientists, scholars, and artists who will pursue individual projects across 30 fields at Harvard’s institute for advanced study. 

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Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library Awards $74,000 for New Research on the History of Women in America

The Schlesinger Library has awarded grants to fund projects that explore the library's vast collections, which provide a unique window into the lives of women and families.

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Falling Fertility Rates

Parts of the world are facing a new “demographic time bomb,” one that threatens skyrocketing health care and pension costs as populations age. “It was really a shocking realization that this was happening,” said Mary Brinton, whose work explores declining fertility rates in postindustrial societies.