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Listen to Radcliffe Institute Fellow Lucia Allais, Robert M. Edsel, Author of The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, actor Matt Damon, and moderator Diane McWhorter RI '13 address the real-life task force of museum directors, curators, and art historians, referred to as the Monuments Men, who entered Germany in the last stages of World War II to recover art pieces stolen by the Nazis.
In 1914, the Ford Motor Company announced its intention to implement the eight-hour workday, for which Ford employees would be paid $5.00 a day. One hundred years later, Lizabeth Cohen, professor of American Studies at Harvard University and dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, reflects on Ford's intentions and the company's impact.
None of us will ever know what it's like to be another person, which is what makes a new performance art project at Harvard so fun to consider. Conceived by performance artist and Radcliffe Institute fellow David Levine, it's called "Character Analysis," and features actors who study ordinary people and go out into the world, behaving like the person they're trying to become.
Phyllis Rose '64, PhD '70 has designated her annuity to benefit the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, which houses one of the finest collections of resources for research on the history of women in America. “I do not know of another project like the Schlesinger,” she says.