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Radcliffe Institute medal recipient Jane Alexander delivers the Radcliffe Day keynote address.
The Radcliffe Institute Medal is presented annually to an individual who has had a transformative impact on society. As the first working artist to chair the NEA, Jane Alexander fought to protect arts funding in the 1990s when it came under fire by Congress.
A year in the arts at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, featuring work by Radcliffe Day panelists Elizabeth Alexander RI '08, Beverly McIver RI '03, Diane Paulus '88, Mark Robbins RI '03, Augusta Read Thomas BI '91.
Welcome Remarks by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University and Mary C. Waters, Conference Chair, M. E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
Opening talk by Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author of the national best seller, Enrique's Journey
Introductory Address by Rubén Rumbaut, Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences University of California, Irvine
Discussion and Q&A with Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author of the national best seller, Enrique's Journey and Rubén Rumbaut, moderated by Hirokazu Yoshikawa
In this panel moderated by Margarita Alegria (Harvard Medical School), Donna R. Gabaccia (University of Minnesota), Carola Suárez-Orozco (UCLA), and Robert C. Smith (City University of New York, Baruch College) examine how the causes and consequences of international migration reflect the different experiences of women and men, and how they have changed over time.
In this panel moderated by Deborah Anker (Harvard Law School), Marsha Freeman (University of Minnesota Law School), Nancy Kelly (Greater Boston Legal Services), and Cecilia Menjívar (Arizona State University) consider how policies targeting women's reproductive lives and freedoms, along with domestic and other violence, shape women's decisions to leave their homes in Latin America and move northward; how laws have changed in the United States to take account of the special needs of women and children for asylum; and the impact on families of the drastic increase in deportations by the US government under the Bush and Obama administrations.
In this panel moderated by Natasha Kumar Warikoo (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Raquel Fernández (New York University), Roberto G. Gonzales (University of Chicago), and Flore Zéphir (University of Missouri) explore how children of immigrants fare in American society.
Concluding remarks by Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, City University of New York, Hunter College and moderated by Edward Schumacher-Matos, Ombudsman, NPR
Closing by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University and Mary C. Waters, Conference Chair, M. E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
The "Crossing Borders" conference began with a performance by Quetzal, a bilingual rock band from East Los Angeles whose songs tell the social, cultural, political, and musical stories of people in struggle.
Gazmend Kapllani discusses the book he is writing about the parallel lives of the Albanian communist dictator Enver Hoxha and Albania’s first woman writer, Musine Kokalari, who was imprisoned by the dictator’s regime.