Women's History Month

2021 Mar 05

The Stories We Tell and the Objects We Keep: Asian American Women and the Archives

Date: 

Friday, March 5, 2021, 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Zoom

The stories of Asian American women extend far beyond the geographic borders of the United States. Inspired by tales and objects from family history, their narratives often reflect the transnational nature of Asian American women’s lives. Despite the importance of these narratives to expanding and complicating our understanding of war, migration, inequity, and difference, the accounts and perspectives of Asian American women have often been overlooked in formal records, and the tangible objects providing critical evidence of their histories have been ignored.

This program will bring together Asian American activists and artists, including novelists, filmmakers, and photographers, to share the stories that inspire their craft and the objects they retain as part of their personal histories.

“The Stories We Tell and the Objects We Keep” reflects the Radcliffe Institute’s commitment to revealing complete, balanced, and diverse histories of women in America. 

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2021 Mar 05

AHAAAFS The Stories We Tell and the Objects We Keep

Date: 

Friday, March 5, 2021, 1:00pm to 3:30pm

AHAAAFS The Stories We Tell and the Objects We Keep: Asian American Women and the Archives

To register for this conference presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies : https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2020-stories-we-tell-objects-we-keep-conference-virtual 

The stories of Asian American women extend far beyond the geographic borders of the United States. Inspired by tales and objects from family history, their narratives often reflect the transnational nature of Asian American women’s lives. Despite the importance of these narratives to expanding and complicating our understanding of war, migration, inequity, and difference, the accounts and perspectives of Asian American women have often been overlooked in formal records, and the tangible objects providing critical evidence of their histories have been ignored. 

This program will bring together Asian American activists and artists, including novelists, filmmakers, and photographers, to share the stories that inspire their craft and the objects they retain as part of their personal histories.

“The Stories We Tell and the Objects We Keep” reflects the Radcliffe Institute’s commitment to revealing complete, balanced, and diverse histories of women in America. 

2021 Mar 08

A Celebration of International Women’s Day with Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

Date: 

Monday, March 8, 2021, 10:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan joins the Center for International Development, Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative, Women and Public Policy Program, and the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School to discuss women’s empowerment, cross-cultural dialogue, and innovative solutions to global challenges. The conversation will be moderated by Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at Harvard.

This event is co-sponsored with the Center for International Development, Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative, and Women and Public Policy Program. 

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2021 Mar 08

The Future of Diplomacy is Female: A Conversation with Secretary Madeleine Albright

Date: 

Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

The U.S. and the world are at an inflection point, where resilient leadership and strategic reimagining of alliances, competition, and power are needed to rebuild at home and abroad. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, with her steady voice of reason and analysis, consistently warning of the dangers of fascism and championing the ideals of democracy, is a source of inspiration to women and girls around the world.

Drawing on her decades of experience, Secretary Albright will discuss the leadership qualities needed to face new diplomatic challenges of the 21st century and share her reflections for aspiring public leaders seeking to chart new leadership paths, public service, and cooperation in the years ahead. In celebration of International Women's Day, this conversation is moderated by Menat Bahnasy AB 2022, Institute of Politics Student President, and Aoibheann Thinnes MPP 2021, Co-chair of Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development (W3D).

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership.

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2021 Mar 10

Aesthetics of Memory, Narratives of Repair

Date: 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

Lecture by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, 2020–2021 Walter Jackson Bate Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; professor and South African National Research Foundation Chair in Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma at Stellenbosch University. At Radcliffe, Gobodo-Madikizela returns to the archive of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to think through the horrific violence in contemporary South Africa. Is this violence a reflection of “ghosts” from the past, the death of hope in the present, or a combination of both? Looking at the possibility of repair and “healing” of what remains of violent histories and what continues transgenerationally, she will explore ways in which a sense of solidarity and responsible citizenship might be restored through what she terms “reparative humanism.” The project will culminate in a book titled “Aesthetics of Memory and Narratives of Repair.” Gobodo-Madikizela earned a PhD in psychology from the University of Cape Town. Among her honors are an honorary doctorate of theology from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, an honorary doctorate of law from Rhodes University, and a Christopher Award and the Alan Paton Award for her first book, A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness (Houghton Mifflin, 2003).

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