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.

Jonathan Lazar | Locked Out

February 13, 2013

In "Locked Out: Investigating Societal Discrimination against People with Disabilities Due to Inaccessible Websites," Jonathan Lazar RI '13 discusses equal access to web-based information.

June Jordan

February 1, 2013
June Jordan: Writer, Activist, Voice for Liberation

The June Jordan collection at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University includes poetry, unpublished writing, speeches, letters, photographs, audio, video, and more.  In this brief video, audio / video cataloger Melissa Dollman shares some of the holdings of the collection, including two video clips.

Radcliffe Institute 2012 Highlights

December 10, 2012
Radcliffe Institute 2012 Highlights

Bright ideas lit up the Radcliffe Institute in 2012.

Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be: Homage, Appropriation, and Influence

December 10, 2012
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Margot Livesey RI '13 delivers the 2012–2013 Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in Art and the Humanities with introductory remarks by Claire Messud RI '05.

The Elusive Mandate: Searching for Meaning in Presidential Elections

November 27, 2012
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In this lecture, Larry M. Bartels assesses how well V. O. Key's optimistic portrait of the American electorate holds up in light of the subsequent half-century of electoral research.

Neba Solo | Music for Peace in Mali (Audio)

November 26, 2012
Neba Solo, [Photo by Kris Snibbe]

Neba Solo presents a concert of his virtuosic xylophone music and his socially conscious lyrics. Playing with his brother, Siaka Traoré, Neba Solo debuts his most recent composition, which calls for peace in Mali. In his lyrics, one can trace the history of the political and social problems that led to the collapse of the Malian government in March 2012.