Radcliffe webinar exploring the legacy of slavery upends myths of Northern blamelessness.
Radcliffe Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad leads Harvard Kennedy School research initiative to look at why diversity and inclusion efforts succeed or fail.
The Institute hosted Hannah-Jones as part of the presidential initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery.
Christian Rutz RI '20 and other researchers are examining human impact on wildlife using data collected during the pandemic quarantine.
In the third session of “Voting Matters: Gender, Citizenship, and the Long 19th Amendment," speakers discussed topics ranging from voting rights to the lack of representation for women in government and politics.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be remembered as a champion of equality. Her legacy, however, goes far beyond what she achieved in court. Ginsburg also should be remembered for her resilience.
Radcliffe Professor Tiya Miles discusses why she believes a better understanding of the past is as likely to be found in a formal archive, a national park, or a conversation with an elderly relative as it is in the classroom.
We asked members of the 2020–2021 fellowship class to introduce themselves by way of a recent preoccupation. Their answers suggest minds rarely at rest, even in summer.
The meaning of justice in health care, the environment, and race relations has been at the center of the national conversation the past several months. These issues informed and animated the Summer of HOPE program at the Radcliffe Institute.
Panel discusses what happened in the years before Black women actually got the vote.
Author Michael Pollan discusses his latest work on the world’s most-used psychoactive substance.
The Schlesinger Library's new online collection contains more than 32 million tweets, 1,100 webpages, and thousands of articles reflecting a range of perspectives.
Scholar Ibram X. Kendi, an incoming Radcliffe Institute fellow, talks about his new picture book and how to start conversations about racism with children.
Radcliffe panel explores the nation’s history of policing, what it will take to overhaul a system seen as rife with misconduct and racism, and how America is failing to live up to its democratic beliefs.
The degree of clarity that courts require to permit suits for civil rights violations to proceed is excessive to the point of absurdity.
The Equivalents follows Anne Sexton, Maxine Kumin, Tillie Olsen, Barbara Swan, and Marianna Pineda through the birth of the Radcliffe Institute and the modern women’s movement.
The Radcliffe Institute hosted “Naming Racism,” a discussion focused on identifying the historic and ongoing social roots of racism denial, and strategies for raising awareness.
Radcliffe Professor Erica Chenoweth's research suggests that nonviolent civil resistance is far more successful in creating broad-based change than violent campaigns.
“A substantial share of those currently on temporary layoff are likely to become permanent job losers. We need to plan for this,” says Harvard economist Lawrence F. Katz.
“There is no question that COVID-19 will drive food insecurity into the mainstream,” says Harvard public health policy researcher Sara Bleich.
"COVID-19 detrimentally impacts people with addiction and people in pain, making vulnerable people even more vulnerable," says sociologist Liz Chiarello.
Historian Liette Gidlow RI '20 speaks on the tension between in-person voting and public health as American states scramble to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Esra Akcan RI '20, a professor in Cornell's Department of Architecture, answers questions as part of a series on the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust many of our activities into cyberspace, Fran Berman RI ’20 discusses the need for comprehensive privacy protections, better security standards, and a national discussion about when surveillance is acceptable.
Harvard experts, including Radcliffe's Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Kaia Stern, warn of rapid spread in prisons amid crowded conditions and large numbers of older individuals with chronic conditions.
The Radcliffe Institute hosted an online discussion with Mary T. Bassett and Khalil Gibran Muhammad about the disproportionate toll of COVID-19 on poorer Americans and communities of color.