On Radcliffe Day 2018, Friday, May 25, we will award the Radcliffe Medal to Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As an attorney, a first lady, a senator, a secretary of state, and the first woman nominated by a major party for the US presidency, Secretary Clinton has worked tirelessly over the course of decades in the public eye, often under unprecedented scrutiny, to make meaningful change. Radcliffe Day will feature a personal tribute to Secretary Clinton delivered by the global affairs trailblazer, former secretary of state, and 2001 Radcliffe Medalist Madeleine Albright and a wide-ranging keynote conversation between Secretary Clinton and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey ’92.
The day’s program will open with a panel titled “Toward a New Global Architecture? America’s Role in a Changing World.” In 2009, then–Secretary of State Clinton outlined a vision for a global architecture “in which states have clear incentives to cooperate and live up to their responsibilities, as well as strong disincentives to sit on the sidelines or sow discord and division.” Nearly a decade later, the US is still grappling with complex questions about its role in global affairs. Nicholas Burns, the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School and a career diplomat who served as US ambassador to NATO and under secretary of state for political affairs, will moderate a discussion exploring these issues featuring the foreign policy experts Michèle Flournoy ’83, David Ignatius ’72, Meghan O’Sullivan, and Anne-Marie Slaughter JD ’85.
Radcliffe Day 2018 Ticket Information
We anticipate a record turnout at Radcliffe Day 2018, and tickets are required for attendance. Invitations have been mailed to leading supporters of The Radcliffe Campaign (including members of the Associates Program and the Ann Radcliffe Society); alumnae of the Radcliffe College Classes of 1968 and earlier; Radcliffe and Harvard College alumnae/i who are affiliated with the Institute and celebrating a reunion; current and former Radcliffe Fellows and Radcliffe Research Partners; and other close friends of the Institute.
We will have additional tickets for purchase on a space-available basis to those who sign up for the Radcliffe Day 2018 lottery. To sign up for the lottery, please click here. If you are offered a ticket via the lottery, you will receive an e-mail in mid-May with instructions on how to purchase your ticket.
Please note: All invitations are nontransferable. We are not able to accept any walk-in attendees.
Radcliffe Day will be webcast live starting at 10:30 AM EST on Friday, May 25, 2018. Videos will be made available on our website in June. Registration is not required to view the webcast.
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