Video and Audio
In recognition of Women's History Month, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study presents Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Dorothy West, Betty Friedan, June Jordan, Julia Child, Anna Deveare Smith, and Elizabeth Warren. These nine remarkable women have all made history—and they have something else in common: a connection to Radcliffe.
As part of the DNA lecture series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Robin W. Cotton reports on the current state of forensic DNA testing and explains why there are still bumps in the road.
This panel brings together scholars and activists to discuss the historical and contemporary significance of domestic worker organizing.
Lydia Edwards, Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers
Premilla Nadasen, Department of History, Barnard College
Monique Nguyen, MataHari
Natalicia Tracy, Brazilian Worker Center
Moderated by Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Harvard College and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Harvard Business School
Introduced by Jane Kamensky, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and Professor of History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Scott T. Milner RI ’16 discusses current trends in solar power, how solar cells work, and how polymer-based materials may offer an attractive alternative to silicon.
From the Black Power movement to the Black Lives Matter movement today, what has changed? How far have we come? The sociologist Joyce M. Bell is struck by how much it’s still the same.
She is the 2015–2016 Maury Green Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Bell will discuss her work in her fellow's presentation, "Race and Resistance: The Lasting Legacy of the Black Power Movement," on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Sheerr Room at Fay House in Radcliffe Yard.
In her talk “When Cell Therapy Isn’t Enough: Building Cardiovascular Solutions in 2016,” Doris A. Taylor discusses improvements to stem-cell therapies and the development of better treatments for heart disease, including building bio-artificial organs for transplant that use a patient’s own stem cells, thus avoiding the complications of organ rejection.
Drawing from his own family’s history, the writer Peter Behrens RI ’16 discusses time, memory, and the ways the past shapes the present.
Part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
The June Jordan collection at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University includes poetry, unpublished writing, speeches, letters, photographs, audio, video, and more.
The writer Peter Behrens RI ’16—who holds the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellowship at Radcliffe—talks about how he decided to become a writer and why he writes what he writes.
Behrens will discuss his work in his fellow's presentation, "Families, Histories, Novels," on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Sheerr Room at Fay House in Radcliffe Yard.
The theoretical physicist and Radcliffe Institute fellow Scott Milner, who is the William H. Joyce Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, explains how his exploration of polymers could lead to a greater ability to harvest energy from sunlight in sustainable and affordable ways.
Milner will discuss his work in his fellow's presentation, "Innovative Polymers for Printable Photocells: Multiscale Theory for Materials Design," on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 4 p.m. at the Knafel Center in Radcliffe Yard.