Struggling toward Coeducation | Nancy Weiss Malkiel

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Struggling toward Coeducation | Nancy Weiss Malkiel || Radcliffe Institute

Struggling toward Coeducation
Where Have We Come From? Where Are We Going?

A Schlesinger Library Event

The author Nancy Weiss Malkiel AM '66, PhD '70 (14:49) examines the flood of decisions that led to coeducation at highly prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1974, considering particularly where Harvard and Radcliffe stood in this development. Malkiel also ponders what can be learned from the fight for coeducation as we think about breaking through the barriers women continue to face—not only in higher education, but also in the professions and public life.

Introductions by:
Jane Kamensky, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and a professor of history in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University