Betty Friedan and the National Organization for Women

November 20, 2013
Founders of the National Organization for Women

Frustrated with the slow rate of change in laws and cultural expectations for women, a group of men and women founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966. Betty Friedan was president of NOW from 1966 to 1970. Accomplishments during her tenure include achieving an end to sex-segregated job advertisements and advocating for affordable child care.

Fifty Years after The Feminine Mystique

November 19, 2013
Stephanie Coontz and Ariela Dubler soeak at Fifty Years after the Feminine Mystique

Two notable scholars, Stephanie Coontz and Ariela Dubler, look back at Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique and consider whether movement toward equality has persisted or stalled since the book was published in 1963.

Science and Application of Wearable Technology

November 15, 2013
Vijay Varadan, Smart Clothes Science Symposium

With Oren Milstein, Vijay Varadan, and Babak Parviz

Q&A moderated by Conor J. Walsh

Closing remarks by John Huth

Technology and Smart Soldiers

November 15, 2013
Christine Ortiz, Smart Clothes Science Symposium

With Karen Gleason, Christine Ortiz, and Joseph K. Hitt

Q&A moderated by Leia Stirling

Biological Ideas and Smart Materials in Biology

November 15, 2013
Peter Vukusic, Smart Clothes Science Symposium

Welcoming remarks by Lizabeth Cohen and John Huth

Introduction by Marko Loncar

“Biological Ideas and Smart Materials in Biology” by Peter Vukusic

Babak Parviz | Google Glass

November 15, 2013
Babak Parviz, Creator of Google Glass

Babak Parviz, creator of Google Glass and affiliate professor in the department of electrical engineering at the University of Washington, discusses the origin and future of Google Glass.

Saturate the Moment

November 12, 2013
Saturate the Moment in the Wallach Garden, Radcliffe Yard

Saturate the Moment, by Harvard Graduate School of Design students Keojin Jin and Juhun Lee, is located in the new Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Garden in Radcliffe Yard.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Women in Politics

October 31, 2013
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi discusses women in politics

In 1961 President John F. Kennedy established a presidential commission to examine and report on the status of American women. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reflects on the 50th anniversary of the presidential report on American women and discusses how to involve more women in politics.

A Conversation with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

October 31, 2013

In 1961 President John F. Kennedy established a presidential commission to examine and report on the status of American women. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reflects on the 50th anniversary of the presidential report on American women with former Radcliffe fellow, Ellen Fitzpatrick.

Sean Graney: All Our Tragic

October 29, 2013
Radcliffe Fellow Sean Graney

Sean Graney has created an epic 12-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies, titled All Our Tragic. Hear how a single staging of the seven tragedies of Sophocles evolved into a massive project that generated more than 1,200 pages of drama.

Graney is the 2013–2014 Perrin Moorhead and Bruns Grayson Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute.

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