Radcliffe Institute
For Advanced Study

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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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How Roe Got to Be Roe

Schlesinger Library holdings document long, pitched dispute over abortion in archival documents, photos, letters, voices of women. In October 2022, the Schlesinger Library hosted an exhibition titled The Age of Roe: The Past, Present, and Future of Abortion in America, with an eponymous conference following in January 2023.

Learn More about Abortion Dispute Documents at the Schlesinger View video of conference opening program, "The Age of Roe: Voices from the Front lines" View "The Age of Roe: The Past, Present, and Future of Abortion in America" conference videos Go to "The Age of Roe" exhibition page View video of "The Age of Roe" exhibition opening discussion

By the Numbers

Fellows 1,209
Radcliffe fellowships awarded since the Institute’s founding
Public Events 49,855
Number of people to attend Harvard Radcliffe Institute public events (virtually and in person) since fall 2020
Schlesinger Library Collections 898,715
Pages of historical material digitized and made available to researchers since 2015
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Harvard Radcliffe Institute Announces 2023–2024 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 2023–2024 worldwide cohort brings an array of projects, from exploring the far reaches of space to saving rare frogs.

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Report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery

The report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery documents the University’s ties to slavery—direct, financial, and intellectual—and offers seven recommendations that will guide the work of reckoning and repair now beginning.

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Highlights: Women, Gender, and Society

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Earlier, at #RadDay23, we honored Ophelia Dahl—cofounder and executive director of @partnersinhealth—with our Radcliffe Medal. As Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin said in the citation: She is a bold leader who uses the power of imagination to envision solutions that others overlook. She is a compassionate advocate for the poor who challenges us to acknowledge that our own abundant good fortune often rests on the misfortune of others. She is a determined optimist who rejects pessimism as a luxury of privilege. Congratulations, Ophelia—and thank you for your important work!

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This morning, Chelsea Clinton provided a testimonial to her friend (and this year's Radcliffe Medalist) Ophelia Dahl, cofounder and executive director of Partners In Health. Here, a moment from her remarks.

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How the #RadDay23 sausage gets made! Yesterday, Radcliffe Yard hosted HGSE Commencement. Here’s our team preparing for today’s panel, luncheon, and medal presentation. To learn more about the program—which will honor Ophelia Dahl and focus on the role of women and global health—and watch online, head to our Linktree. It all starts at 10 AM ET!

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