Foreshadowing Feminism

Harvard Gazette
Monday, November 10, 2014
By Stephanie MitchellBy Stephanie Mitchell

Organizing and canvassing for antislavery petitions by women from 1833 to 1845 was a transformational training ground for suffragettes and other social activists following the Civil War, says Radcliffe Institute director of social sciences Daniel Carpenter.

A Delicate Balance in the Midst of a Crisis
Monday, November 10, 2014
Photo by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff Photographer

Radcliffe fellow Harith Al-Qarawee shares insights with CNN on the rise of ISIS: "This is very much a conflict that is molded and shaped by the geopolitical competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the region." 

Harvard Finds New Partner in City Hall's "Urban Mechanics"

Harvard Crimson
Friday, November 7, 2014

Harvard, including the Radcliffe Institute, works closely with the City of Boston's Office of New Urban Mechanics to help improve the lives of citizens. 

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.