The Harvard Radcliffe Institute is one of the world’s leading centers for interdisciplinary exploration. We bring students, scholars, artists, and practitioners together to pursue curiosity-driven research, expand human understanding, and grapple with questions that demand insight from across disciplines.
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Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s work spans all disciplines and professions. The Institute is unique among Harvard University’s many distinguished schools: interdisciplinary by design and animated by an institutional legacy of promoting inclusion.
Spotlight: Radcliffe Engaged
Across the country and around the world, young people are leading calls for social change. A new mentoring and leadership development program at Harvard Radcliffe Institute empowers Harvard undergraduates and local high school students to drive meaningful change in their communities.
Law, Education, and Justice
Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s focus on law, education, and justice reflects a growing bipartisan consensus that historically high rates of incarceration in the United States constitute a national crisis.
Entry and Exit: How Membership in International Organizations Transforms International Cooperation
The Stories We Tell and the Objects We Keep: Asian American Women and the Archives
Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery: Reckoning with the Past to Understand the Present
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Become a Radcliffe Fellow
The Fellowship Program annually selects and supports artists, scholars, and practitioners who bring both a record of achievement and exceptional promise to the Institute.
Find Research Opportunities
Whether looking to work on individual projects or to collaborate with colleagues, researchers at all levels will find opportunities at Radcliffe.
Attend a Radcliffe Event
While Radcliffe activities remain remote, we invite you to join us us for a virtual event or to explore our digital exhibitions.
News & Ideas
Harvard undergrad and Rad Mag essayist Iman Lavery writes about a visit with her grandparents and how COVID has turned keeping your distance into an act of love. Illustration by Hollie Chastain.
Lauren Groff, the author of "Fates and Furies," "Florida," and other acclaimed works of fiction, navigates fractured time in the fall issue of Radcliffe Magazine. Illustration by Clara Rubin.
Warpland Revival Grief and anger robbed Evie Shockley of her poetic voice. In an essay by turns searching and defiant, she explains how she got it back. (Link in bio.) Artwork by @rebeccachaperon