Radcliffe Day 2020

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Radcliffe Day 2020 || Radcliffe Institute

In celebration of Radcliffe Day 2020 and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Tomiko Brown-Nagin, current Institute dean, and Drew Gilpin Faust, Radcliffe's founding dean and president emerita of Harvard University, join each other in conversation.

In August 2000, the late Mary Maples Dunn, then acting dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, wrote a thoughtful letter to Neil L. Rudenstine, then president of Harvard University, thanking him for the "most unusual opportunity" of overseeing the transition of Radcliffe College into the newly formed Institute. Some 20 years later, we mark this important milestone in Radcliffe's history by reflecting on the Institute's founding and growth, its current strategic direction, and the critical role of an engaged, interdisciplinary institute for advanced study in our University and our world.