Video and Audio
This panel brings together scholars and activists to discuss the historical and contemporary significance of domestic worker organizing.
Lydia Edwards, Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers
Premilla Nadasen, Department of History, Barnard College
Monique Nguyen, MataHari
Natalicia Tracy, Brazilian Worker Center
Moderated by Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Harvard College and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Harvard Business School
Introduced by Jane Kamensky, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and Professor of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Scott T. Milner RI ’16 discusses current trends in solar power, how solar cells work, and how polymer-based materials may offer an attractive alternative to silicon.
From the Black Power movement to the Black Lives Matter movement today, what has changed? How far have we come? The sociologist Joyce M. Bell is struck by how much it’s still the same.
She is the 2015–2016 Maury Green Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Bell will discuss her work in her fellow's presentation, "Race and Resistance: The Lasting Legacy of the Black Power Movement," on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Sheerr Room at Fay House in Radcliffe Yard.
In her talk “When Cell Therapy Isn’t Enough: Building Cardiovascular Solutions in 2016,” Doris A. Taylor discusses improvements to stem-cell therapies and the development of better treatments for heart disease, including building bio-artificial organs for transplant that use a patient’s own stem cells, thus avoiding the complications of organ rejection.
Drawing from his own family’s history, the writer Peter Behrens RI ’16 discusses time, memory, and the ways the past shapes the present.
Part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
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collection at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University includes poetry, unpublished writing, speeches, letters, photographs, audio, video, and more.
The writer Peter Behrens RI ’16—who holds the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellowship at Radcliffe—talks about how he decided to become a writer and why he writes what he writes.
Behrens will discuss his work in his fellow's presentation, "Families, Histories, Novels," on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Sheerr Room at Fay House in Radcliffe Yard.
The theoretical physicist and Radcliffe Institute fellow Scott Milner, who is the William H. Joyce Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, explains how his exploration of polymers could lead to a greater ability to harvest energy from sunlight in sustainable and affordable ways.
Milner will discuss his work in his fellow's presentation, "Innovative Polymers for Printable Photocells: Multiscale Theory for Materials Design," on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 4 p.m. at the Knafel Center in Radcliffe Yard.
As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Intisar A. Rabb RI ’16 investigates the significance of the procedures taken in early Islamic courts and the challenges they pose to our understanding of the meaning and operation of early Islamic law.
Intisar A. Rabb is the 2015–2016 Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at Radcliffe and a professor of law at Harvard Law School, where she is also the director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program.
As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Claudia Escobar RI ’16 explores how corruption is directly linked to the lack of judicial independence.
Using her experience in Guatemala as an example, Escobar sheds light on how judges in the higher courts are appointed without respecting international principles or judicial independence, which enables political entities and other powerful groups to control the justice system, thus promoting impunity and corruption.
Claudia Escobar is the 2015–2016 Robert G. James Scholar at Risk Fellow, part of Harvard’s Scholar at Risk program.