The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, through its annual Fellowship Program. Resources on gender and society abound in the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Through its Academic Ventures program, the Institute fosters collaborative research projects and sponsored lectures and conferences that engage scholars with the public. A number of Institute Fellows have contributed to the development of global health learning at Harvard, and the Institute has welcomed and co-sponsored colloquia and related events that engage faculty and students in global health and global learning.
The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program “annually selects and supports 50 leading artists and scholars who have both exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments.” Fellows within the program pursue their own research for a year while becoming immersed in a diverse group of fellow scholars from a variety of disciplines.
Martha Minow, former dean of Harvard Law School, is a 2017-2018 Radcliffe Institute Fellow whose research is exploring international debates over sovereign debt and the treatment of child soldiers. Her project considers legal, historical, religious, and cultural resources related to the impact of amnesty, including the effects of sanctions on illegal refugees.