Anson Chan: Charting a Course toward Democracy

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Anson Chan, who delivered this year's Rama S. Mehta lecture at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, hopes Hong Kong's system rooted in rule of law, personal freedom, and clean government is a blueprint for change on mainland China.

Peering into Our Blind Spots

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Though the idea of implicit bias has captured the public's attention for more than a decade, former Radcliffe fellows Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald did not conceive of a book on the topic until 2004, when both spent a year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where Banaji had taken a faculty appointment in 2002. Free from their normal academic obligations and once again in the same town, they began to work on "Blindspot."

The Hong Kong Model

Harvard Gazette
Monday, February 25, 2013
Anson Chan. Photo by Jon ChaseAnson Chan. Photo by Jon Chase

Anson Chan outlined her hopes for her country during remarks at the Radcliffe Institute that included both harsh criticisms of China and what she called its “potential to be a force for tremendous good in the world.”

A Pitch-Perfect Glass Menagerie

Harvard Magazine
Friday, February 22, 2013

The current production of The Glass Menagerie at the American Repertory Theater (ART) marks an historic return of actress Cherry Jones, one of the company's founding members, to its stage. Director John Tiffany called Williams's 1944 drama his favorite play when he and artistic director Diane Paulus spoke at a Radcliffe Institute event about the production in January. 

China's Claim to Greatness Must Rest on its Ethics

South China Morning Post
Friday, February 22, 2013

Anson Chan, who addressed a crowd of students, faculty and the public at the Radcliffe Institute, looks forward to the day when the China can claim greatness not because of the size of its gross domestic product or scale of its military might, but with its ethical leadership. 

Harvard Filmmakers in Berlin

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Photo courtesy of Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena ParavelPhoto courtesy of Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel

Radcliffe fellow Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, both at Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab, are screening their co-directed "Leviathan" (2012), a wordless, sensual, and phantasmagoric portrait of commercial fishing aboard a trawler out of New Bedford, Mass., at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Prestigious Royal Society Award for Nottingham Trent University Scientist

Nottingham Trent University News and Events
Friday, February 8, 2013

Radcliffe fellow Carole Perry, a scientist with Nottingham Trent University, received a prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science.

The Emancipation Proclamation Now

Harvard Gazette
Monday, February 4, 2013

The Harvard Gazette asked scholars from across Harvard to reflect on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and how the document resonates today. Hear from President Drew Faust, first Dean of the Radcliffe Institute, and Radcliffe Institute Professor Annette Gordon-Reed. 

Lunch with Tiffany

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Director and former Radcliffe fellow John Tiffany explains his vision for "The Glass Menagerie," which opens this week. Tiffany, who last year won Tony Awards for best musical and director, knows that you can't be rewarded unless you take risks. 

Radcliffe Fellow, Harvard Law School Professor I. Glenn Cohen Codirects Petrie-Flom Center's Project with NFL

Harvard Law School Recent News and Spotlights
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In a new Harvard and NFL initiative, the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School "will address the ethical, legal and policy issues relevant to the health and health care of current future, and retired players," says codirector and Radcliffe fellow Glenn Cohen.