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Schlesinger Library Opens Exhibit on the History of Abortion in America

The Radcliffe Institute opened its new exhibit last Monday, presenting the history of abortion in the United States spanning the decades prior to the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade to this year’s reversal of the 1973 decision.


Radcliffe Fellow Emil’ Keme Discusses Indigenous Perspectives on Environmentalism at Virtual Event

Emil’ Keme, a 2022-2023 Radcliffe Institute Fellow, discussed Indigenous Yanomami attitudes toward the Amazon rainforest and approaches to environmental conservation at a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study event Wednesday afternoon.


Radcliffe Institute Welcomes New Cohort of Fellows

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study welcomed its new cohort of fellows last week, who will tackle a range of year-long projects from waste management strategies to feminist poetry.


President Bacow Speaks at Conference on Legacies of Slavery

Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow spoke at a conference called “Telling the Truth about All This: Reckoning with Slavery and Its Legacies at Harvard and Beyond,” held at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Friday.


At Radcliffe Conference, Bacow Pledges to Dedicate Resources to ‘Repair the Damage’ of Harvard’s Slavery Ties

In light of the release of a long-awaited report that detailed the “integral” role slavery played in shaping Harvard, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study held a conference Friday to discuss how the school can address its history.


At Harvard Legacy of Slavery Event, HUPD Chief Says Modern Law Enforcement Practices are ‘Outdated’

Harvard University Police Department Chief Victor A. Clay said current law enforcement recruitment and training practices are “outdated and ineffective," calling for police departments to reform during a webinar hosted Thursday by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.


Music Scholars Discuss the Legacy of Harvard Professor Eileen Southern at Radcliffe Event

Scholars explored the legacy of Eileen Southern, the first African American woman tenured in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, at a virtual event hosted Thursday by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.


Culinary Historian Michael Twitty Discusses African American Food Culture at Radcliffe Institute

Culinary author and historian Michael W. Twitty delivered a lecture on African and African American food history at a virtual event hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Thursday.


Legal Experts Speak at Radcliffe Institute on 50th Anniversary of Equal Rights Amendment’s Senate Passage

Leading legal experts discussed the decades-long campaign for the adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment at a virtual panel hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Tuesday, which marked the 50th anniversary of the ERA’s passage through the U.S. Senate.


AI Expert Calls for a Shift to Ethical AI Research at Radcliffe Institute Event

At a Radcliffe Institute event, AI expert Timnit Gebru discussed the field of ethical artificial intelligence and challenges to sustainable research.


Civil Rights Lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill Chosen for 2022 Radcliffe Medal

Sherrilyn Ifill, an influential civil rights lawyer who leads the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, will receive the 2022 Radcliffe Medal, Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study announced last Friday.


Radcliffe Fellow W. Ralph Eubanks Discusses the Mississippi Delta

Writer, journalist, and Radcliffe fellow W. Ralph Eubanks spoke about the cultural heritage and history of the Mississippi Delta at an online lecture hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Tuesday evening.


At Anita Hill Book Talk, Former Harvard College Dean Says She Regrets Signing Comaroff Letter

Former Harvard College Dean Evelynn M. Hammonds said at an event Thursday she regrets initially signing onto a letter that questioned the results of misconduct investigations into professor John L. Comaroff, who is accused of sexual harassment.


Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Initiative Plans Events for the Spring

The Presidential Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, launched by University President Lawrence S. Bacow in November 2019, plans to organize a series of events in the coming months before presenting its findings in April.


Schlesinger Library Expands #MeToo Data Collection

The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study will expand its “#metoo Digital Media Collection,” a project that began in 2017 to cumulate the digital footprint of the social media driven #MeToo movement.


Radcliffe Fellows Praise In-Person Program

As the first semester back on campus comes to a close, fellows at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study said they were grateful for an  in-person experience after the previous year's fellowship operated remotely.


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