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.
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, former Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, delivers the 2012–2013 Rama S. Mehta Lecture.
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.
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collection at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University includes poetry, unpublished writing, speeches, letters, photographs, audio, video, and more.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.
Bright ideas lit up the Radcliffe Institute in 2012.
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.
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.
Radcliffe Institute fellow Ingrid Monson delivers a lecture about Neba Solo, Mali's superb balafonist, and the social and cultural history of Mali. Monson—the 2012–2013 Suzanne Young Murray Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute and the Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music at Harvard—is writing a book about Neba Solo titled "Kenedougou Visions."
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.