Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre

@ The Radcliffe Institute
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Ned Blackhawk. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerNed Blackhawk. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

November 29, 2014, marked the 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre—a massacre of Native Americans so horrific that it prompted two Congressional investigations, forced the resignation of two leaders, and launched years of battle with the Plains Indians following the Civil War.

Here to There

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Leaders in the field of navigation, including Donner Professor of Science John Huth, converged on Radcliffe's annual science symposium to discuss findings in everything from brain science to animal navigation to the psychology of how a lost person behaves—which can give rescuers important cues about where to look.

Jennifer S. Lerner and Students Partner to Understand Emotions and Decision Making

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Charlotte D'Acierno '16, Jennifer S. Lerner RI '14, and Paul Meosky '16. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerCharlotte D'Acierno '16, Jennifer S. Lerner RI '14, and Paul Meosky '16. Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff Photographer

Fellow Jennifer S. Lerner's partnership with Harvard student researchers allowed her to write and publish a comprehensive scientific review of every experiment conducted in the last 35 years on emotion and decision making.

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.