A Sense of Wonder

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Photo by Rose LincolnPhoto by Rose Lincoln

Harvard historian Jill Lepore delivers an origin story of Wonder Woman that moves between the personal and the political.

Defending Women

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Monday, November 3, 2014
Carol Rose. Photo by Ivelisse EstradaCarol Rose. Photo by Ivelisse Estrada

Leaders from local organizations—all members of Community Works, a cooperative of 31 local agencies working for social justice—came together to reflect on a "bad year for women" and to talk about what the future might hold. More

Threatened by Greek Neo-Nazi Group, Writer Continues a Life of Crossing Borders

Chronicle of Higher Education
Monday, November 3, 2014
Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Like no other time since World War II, foreign academics and students are being forcibly displaced due to violence and political persecution. Following are stories of one scholar —an Albanian writer living in Greece, Gazmend Kapllani, who was also a Radcliffe fellow in 2013. The stories demonstrate the growing threats to dissident intellectuals around the world.

Lepore Unmasks Wonder Woman’s Feminist Origins

Harvard Crimson
Friday, October 31, 2014
Photo by Connie YanPhoto by Connie Yan

Wonder Woman crashed through Harvard's Johnston Gate, escaped the chains of patriarchy, and soared as a feminist icon in the early 20th century, argued Jill Lepore in a lecture on the superheroine's history.

ACLU Director: Recent Rulings Endanger Women’s Rights

Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

At the Radcliffe Institute, ACLU's Carol Rose discussed women's rights, arguing that court case rulings have been unfavorable for women in recent years.

Melissa Harris-Perry Asks, “Who’s Choosin’ Who?”

Harvard Magazine
Monday, October 27, 2014

At Radcliffe, Melissa Harris-Perry on elections: a democracy is valuable in a number of ways, but "the fundamental value is about being a loser." If, in a democracy, a group expects to lose as often as it wins—and, in the case of some marginalized groups, far more often—they can "lose without fearing that the winners take all."

MSNBC Host Advocates Political Inclusivity

Harvard Crimson
Friday, October 24, 2014
Photo by Christine MansourPhoto by Christine Mansour

Melissa Harris-Perry, host of the weekend MSNBC news show and a political science professor at Wake Forest University, discussed disenfranchised American voters, the role of minority groups in a democracy, and her life as a public intellectual with nearly 400 attendees crowded into the Radcliffe Institute's Knafel Center. 

A Closer Look at "Who’s Choosin’ Who?"

Harvard Gazette
Friday, October 24, 2014
Photo by Jon Chase, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Jon Chase, Harvard Staff Photographer

Commentator Melissa Harris-Perry, the host of the weekend news and political talk show that bears her name on MSNBC, offered her view on the "New American Politics" in the 2014 Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture.

Wonder Woman’s Secret History and Surprising Lessons

The Boston Globe
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jill Lepore, Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, talks about her new book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

Vizenor Combines Dream Songs and Haikus

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Speaking at the Radclife Institute for Advanced Study, Gerald Vizenor read from his latest book of poetry, and spoke about the connection between poetry and preserving Native American culture.