The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced the 51 women and men — from across the University and around the world — who will be convening as next year's Radcliffe Institute Fellows.
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Harvard's history with women is indeed complicated, said historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz in a talk at the Radcliffe Institute. Horowitz examined the University's shifting gender landscape, contending that while the Harvard of today has much to celebrate in regards to women, it still has room to improve.
"Women have always been at Harvard...not only as life's mainstay, but as intellectual collaborators," cultural historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz told a packed auditorium at the Radcliffe Institute.
The Harvard community gathered to discuss the University's evolving relationship with female affiliates throughout the course of its history during the Dean's Lecture, delivered by Helen H. Horowitz. The lecture, one of many events this year to commemorate Harvard's 375th anniversary, included opening remarks from President Faust and Radcliffe Institute Dean Cohen.
Helen Horowitz explores Harvard University’s relationship with women—beginning with the University’s founding, and she contends that the fight for equity remains a work in progress today.
Shahira Amin, an anchor for Egypt's state-owned Nile TV, famously walked off the set in protest during the Tahrir Square uprising. Amin was in Boston to speak at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at a conference called "Women Making Democracy."
Kremer, Harvard's Gates Professor of Developing Societies, described his efforts and provided an overview of recent research on the topic of safe water during a talk Tuesday at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study as part of the institute's water series.
It's the mark of a successful conference that "we have many more questions, perhaps than we had when we came in," said Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, at the conclusion of the institute's "Women Making Democracy" symposium last week.
Tayari Jones, novelist, essayist, and short story writer, silenced the crowd with a reading from her forthcoming novel, "Dear History," in which she explores how the lives of a young married couple are devastated after the husband is wrongly convicted and sent to prison for 25 years.
The Radcliffe Institute hosted a reunion of sorts at filmmaker Deepa Mehta's lecture, with India the connecting thread that wove through longtime friendships, feature films, fact, fiction, and magical fantasy.