Radcliffe Day 2023 in Photos
On Radcliffe Day 2023, we gathered to honor a leader who has dedicated her life to providing healthcare to the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
The Radcliffe Medalist Ophelia Dahl—cofounder, former executive director, and chair of the board of Partners In Health—spoke of the squalor and desperation she has witnessed and the small to large successes accomplished, with much more needing to be done to increase healthcare and resources to some of the poorest nations of the world.
Harvard Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, who introduced Dahl and presented her with this year’s Radcliffe Medal, said the global healthcare leader has characterized pessimism as “a luxury of privilege,” which if left unchecked breeds indifference. Dahl’s unwavering optimism, she said, was an “intentional choice” we all must make.
“She keeps fighting and, in so doing, inspires all of us to do the same,” said Brown-Nagin.
Chelsea Clinton honored Dahl to start the day, which saw many Radcliffe alumnae and friends in attendance, celebrating Harvard Radcliffe Institute's highest ideals of excellence, inclusion, and social impact through a program that challenged us to work together to solve the world’s problems, to celebrate women, our heroes and their work, and to strive always—without pessimism—to do more.
This, in photos, was Radcliffe Day 2023.
Mac Daniel is the associate director of communications and senior editor at Harvard Radcliffe Institute.