Video and Audio
Columnist Gail Collins of the New York Times answers questions from the audience about how and why the national view of American women changed so dramatically between 1960 and today.
Nancy E. Hill, the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, describes how a Radcliffe Professorship provides the opportunity to dig deeper into her research exploring cultural influences on parenting and adolescent achievement.
Tadashi Tokieda RI ’14 invents, collects, and studies toys—simple objects from daily life that can be found or made in minutes, yet which, if played with imaginatively, exhibit behaviors so surprising that they intrigue scientists for weeks. In this video, he explores toys and their relevance to applied mathematics.
Radcliffe Institute medal recipient Jane Alexander delivers the Radcliffe Day keynote address.
The Radcliffe Institute Medal is presented annually to an individual who has had a transformative impact on society. As the first working artist to chair the NEA, Jane Alexander fought to protect arts funding in the 1990s when it came under fire by Congress.
A year in the arts at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, featuring work by Radcliffe Day panelists Elizabeth Alexander RI '08, Beverly McIver RI '03, Diane Paulus '88, Mark Robbins RI '03, Augusta Read Thomas BI '91.
Moderated by Diane Paulus '88 and featuring Elizabeth Alexander RI '08, Beverly McIver RI '03, Mark Robbins RI '03, and Augusta Read Thomas BI '91, "From Artist to Audience" unites leaders across the visual arts, writing, music, and theater.
Welcome Remarks by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University and Mary C. Waters, Conference Chair, M. E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
Opening talk by Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author of the national best seller, Enrique's Journey
Introductory Address by Rubén Rumbaut, Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences University of California, Irvine
Discussion and Q&A with Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author of the national best seller, Enrique's Journey and Rubén Rumbaut, moderated by Hirokazu Yoshikawa
In this panel moderated by Margarita Alegria (Harvard Medical School), Donna R. Gabaccia (University of Minnesota), Carola Suárez-Orozco (UCLA), and Robert C. Smith (City University of New York, Baruch College) examine how the causes and consequences of international migration reflect the different experiences of women and men, and how they have changed over time.
In this panel moderated by Deborah Anker (Harvard Law School), Marsha Freeman (University of Minnesota Law School), Nancy Kelly (Greater Boston Legal Services), and Cecilia Menjívar (Arizona State University) consider how policies targeting women's reproductive lives and freedoms, along with domestic and other violence, shape women's decisions to leave their homes in Latin America and move northward; how laws have changed in the United States to take account of the special needs of women and children for asylum; and the impact on families of the drastic increase in deportations by the US government under the Bush and Obama administrations.