Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s work spans all disciplines and professions. The Institute provides invaluable support to scholars and students pursuing pathbreaking research and creative projects, including Radcliffe fellows, participants in seminars and workshops, and those inspired by the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections.
Harvard Radcliffe Institute also offers a wide range of events and exhibitions, which are free and open to the public. These programs reflect our commitment to expanding access to the University and to supporting the robust exchange of ideas.
As part of our strategic plan, Radcliffe Engaged, launched in 2019, the Institute identified two initial focus areas that place greater emphasis on research applications; scholarship that engages civic and community partners, public debates, and broader audiences; and supporting the development of Harvard students.Learn about our strategic plan Learn about our work with students Learn about our climate change work
Featured Areas of Inquiry
Women, Gender, and Society
Radcliffe’s founding commitment to women, gender, and society endures in our work.
Climate Change Initiative
HRI's Climate Change Initiative is an effort to explore the impacts of the climate crisis through an interdisciplinary lens and to address issues of climate justice—particularly the disproportionate effects on marginalized communities locally and globally.
Equity & Opportunity
Radcliffe is committed to work that deepens and expands human understanding by dismantling barriers.
Law, Education, and Justice
The 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.