Crossing Borders | The Gendering of International Migration

April 26, 2013
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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.

Crossing Borders | Law, Asylum, and Sending Countries

April 26, 2013
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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.

Crossing Borders | The Children of Immigrants

April 26, 2013
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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.

Crossing Borders | Concluding Remarks and Closing

April 26, 2013
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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

Crossing Borders | Quetzal

April 25, 2013
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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 | Tales of Extreme (Audio)

April 10, 2013
Radcliffe Fellow Gazmend Kapllani, [Photo by Tony Rinaldo]

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.

A Universe from Nothing

April 8, 2013

Lecture by Lawrence M. Krauss, the Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Physics Department and Inaugural Director of the Origins Initiative at Arizona State University.

"All Things Considered" Considered

March 11, 2013
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Melissa Block, host of NPR's All Things Considered, reflects on the history of All Things Considered and on the current role of public radio in America.

Women's History Month: Radcliffe Connections

March 1, 2013
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In recognition of Women's History Month, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study presents Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Dorothy West, Betty Friedan, June Jordan, Julia Child, Anna Deveare Smith, and Elizabeth Warren. These nine remarkable women have all made history—and they have something else in common: a connection to Radcliffe.

Anson Chan | My Country, My Hopes

February 21, 2013
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Anson Chan, former Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivers the 2012–2013 Rama S. Mehta Lecture.