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The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University—known as 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 Announces 2024–2025 Fellows

The Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program offers scholars in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and arts—as well as writers, journalists, and other distinguished professionals—a rare chance to pursue ambitious projects for a full year in a vibrant interdisciplinary setting amid the resources of Harvard. The 2024–2025 worldwide cohort marks our historic 25th anniversary class of fellows.

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Artificial Intelligence—How Does It Work?

These days, it seems everyone is talking about artificial intelligence and machine learning—think ChatGPT. But how do these work, and where do they fall short? In this week’s episode, we do a deep dive on these tools with Fernanda Viégas, whose work in academia and industry focuses on people-centered machine learning.

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Meet Our 2023–2024 Fellows

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BornCurious Podcast

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By the Numbers

Fellows 1,249
Radcliffe fellowships awarded since the Institute’s founding
Public Events 64,156
Number of people to attend Harvard Radcliffe Institute public events (virtually and in person) since fall 2020
Schlesinger Library Collections 999,999+
Pages of historical material digitized and made available to researchers since 2015

Highlights: Women, Gender, and Society

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Meet the winners of the 2024 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize, the annual award for the top theses of Harvard College’s graduating class. Pictured here with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, they are (from left) Dhruv Goel, Charlotte Skye Baker, and Justin Hu—congratulations to these outstanding graduating seniors! To learn more about their winning work, visit our Linktree.

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Before we close #NationalPoetryMonth, we'd like to share this poem about grief and beauty from Gabrielle Calvocoressi, who was here as a fellow last year, from their poetry collection Rocket Fantastic.

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Are you following along with our conference “Gender and Politics: Navigating Power and Perception”? Head over to our Linktree and watch online today through 3 PM ET. 🔥🔥🔥 Photo by Jane Huber

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