Special Event

Feb 27

Special Event: Food+ Symposium

12:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Harvard University, Geological Museum Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs announces the first Harvard Research Symposium on the Nexus of Food, Agriculture, Environment, Health, and Society. The Food+ Symposium will feature twenty Harvard faculty members from eight schools and a dozen departments giving seven-minute "speed presentations" on their current Food+ research.

The goal of the Food+ Research Symposium is to provide attendees with a sense of the excitement and breadth of the Food+ research underway at Harvard and foster crossfertilization among researchers.

Mar 03

Opening Reception: The Politickle Pickle

6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Monroe C. Gutman Library Gallery, 6 Appian Way

"'The Politickle Pickle', An Exhibition of Cartoons & Caricatures on International Affairs"

Artist:

Shreyas Navare, Fellow, WCFIA Fellows Program. Editorial Cartoonist, Hindustan Times.

Introductions:

Steven Seidel, The Patricia Bauman and John Landrum Bryant Senior Lecturer on Arts and Education; Faculty Director, Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

María Fernanda Campo, Fellow, WCFIA Fellows Program. Former Minister of Education, Colombia.

Co-sponsored by the Arts-in-Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education; the South Asia Institute; the Asia Center; and the Weatherhead Center Fellows Program, Harvard University.

Contact:

Sarah Quinn Ezzarghani
saq607@mail.harvard.edu

Feb 21

Harvard East Asia Society Conference

9:00am to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Concourse Level

"Asia in Transformation"

February 20-21

Keynote Speakers:

Stephen Bosworth, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government.

Eugene Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Council.

Feb 20

Harvard East Asia Society Conference

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Asia Center Lounge

"Asia in Transformation"

February 20-21

Keynote Speakers:

Stephen Bosworth, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government.

Eugene Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Council.

Feb 05

Weatherhead Center Undergraduate Associates' Thesis Conference

12:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S020

The Weatherhead Center invites you to its annual conference featuring senior-thesis research presentations by its Undergraduate Associates. For full details, including the agenda and presentation abstracts, please visit the conference website at http://conferences.wcfia.harvard.edu/undergraduate_thesis.

Contact:

Clare Putnam
cputnam@wcfia.harvard.edu
(617) 495-9899

Jan 28

CANCELLED: Special Event

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S050

Note: this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

"The Politickle Pickle: A Conversation on Indo-US Relations"

Speakers:

Tanvi Madan, Fellow, Foreign Policy Program, The Brookings Institution; Director, The India Project, The Brookings Institution.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard South Asia Institute.

Contact:

Heather Conrad
hconrad@wcfia.harvard.edu

Dec 07

Special Event: The Politickle Pickle

(All day)

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Concourse Level

"The Politickle Pickle"

An Exhibition of Editorial Cartoons and Caricatures on India and the United States by

Shreyas Navare, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Editorial Cartoonist, Hindustan Times; Author, The Politickle Pickle: Vol. 1 & 2.

Nov 21

Conference Honoring Charles S. Maier

9:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Memorial Church, Harvard Yard, Pusey Room

8th Annual Lyrica Dialogues at Harvard

"Remembering the Great War: A Conference Honoring Charles S. Maier at His 75th Birthday"

Keynote Address:

"Before and After: Walter Rathenau, the Great War and History"

Maestro Leon Botstein, President, Bard College.

Panelists:

Elliott Antokoletz, University of Texas, Austin.

Paul-André Bempéchat, Harvard University.

Angel Mace Christian, Colorado State University.

Bryan Gilliam, Duke University.

Peter Laki, Bard College.

Karen Painter, University of Minnesota.

Michael P. Steinberg, Director, Humanities Center, Brown University.

Ryan Weber, Misericordia University of Pennsylvania.

Event Details:

http://history.fas.harvard.edu/event/lyrica-society-word-music-relations...

Contact:

lyricasociety@aol.com

Nov 17

Special Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Room K401

“Walt Whitman, American Nationalism and the Revolutions of 1848–1849”

Speaker:

David Aberbach, Professor of Jewish Studies, McGill University.

Co-sponsored by Center for American Political Studies.

Sep 20

Identity, Sovereignty, and Cold War Politics in the Building of Baghdad

9:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street

This conference is open to the public.

Using the history of urban development in Baghdad as a reference point, this conference examines the extent to which interventions intended to modernize and integrate different populations in the city were part of a larger process of negotiating competing visions of political economy, sovereignty, and identity in post-WWII Iraq. By gathering political scientists, architectural and urban historians, and scholars of Iraq and the larger Arab world, the conference engages theoretical and empirical questions about the ruptures and continuities of Baghdad’s urban and political history, using the built environment of the city as a canvas for understanding struggles over Iraq’s position in a global context shaped by ongoing war tensions (from the Cold War to the Gulf War and beyond) to more recent Middle East conflicts. The full day event (September 19) will be preceded by a Keynote Panel held the prior evening, focused on the relationship between war and urbanism, a theme that will re-emerge comparatively and historically in subsequent day’s panels which focus on a range of theoretical, historical, and practical dilemmas facing Baghdad and other cities in the region. The conference ends with a half-day discussion of the urban planning, design, and governance challenges facing the city now and in the near future.

Sponsored by Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Co-Sponsored by Aga Khan Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design; MIT Center for International Studies; Harvard University Graduate School of Design Master of Design Studies Program; Harvard GSD Urban Theory Lab; Harvard GSD Master of Design Studies; Harvard Urban Planning and Design Interdisciplinary Initiative.

Contact:

buildingofbaghdad@gmail.com
Visit the conference website for full details and program: http://gsd.harvard.edu/buildingofbaghdad

Sep 19

Identity, Sovereignty, and Cold War Politics in the Building of Baghdad

8:30am to 7:30pm

Location: 

Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street

This conference is open to the public.

Using the history of urban development in Baghdad as a reference point, this conference examines the extent to which interventions intended to modernize and integrate different populations in the city were part of a larger process of negotiating competing visions of political economy, sovereignty, and identity in post-WWII Iraq. By gathering political scientists, architectural and urban historians, and scholars of Iraq and the larger Arab world, the conference engages theoretical and empirical questions about the ruptures and continuities of Baghdad’s urban and political history, using the built environment of the city as a canvas for understanding struggles over Iraq’s position in a global context shaped by ongoing war tensions (from the Cold War to the Gulf War and beyond) to more recent Middle East conflicts. The full day event (September 19) will be preceded by a Keynote Panel held the prior evening, focused on the relationship between war and urbanism, a theme that will re-emerge comparatively and historically in subsequent day’s panels which focus on a range of theoretical, historical, and practical dilemmas facing Baghdad and other cities in the region. The conference ends with a half-day discussion of the urban planning, design, and governance challenges facing the city now and in the near future.

Sponsored by Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Co-Sponsored by Aga Khan Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design; MIT Center for International Studies; Harvard University Graduate School of Design Master of Design Studies Program; Harvard GSD Urban Theory Lab; Harvard GSD Master of Design Studies; Harvard Urban Planning and Design Interdisciplinary Initiative.

Contact:

buildingofbaghdad@gmail.com
Visit the conference website for full details and program: http://gsd.harvard.edu/buildingofbaghdad

Sep 18

Identity, Sovereignty, and Cold War Politics in the Building of Baghdad

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street

This conference is open to the public.

Using the history of urban development in Baghdad as a reference point, this conference examines the extent to which interventions intended to modernize and integrate different populations in the city were part of a larger process of negotiating competing visions of political economy, sovereignty, and identity in post-WWII Iraq. By gathering political scientists, architectural and urban historians, and scholars of Iraq and the larger Arab world, the conference engages theoretical and empirical questions about the ruptures and continuities of Baghdad’s urban and political history, using the built environment of the city as a canvas for understanding struggles over Iraq’s position in a global context shaped by ongoing war tensions (from the Cold War to the Gulf War and beyond) to more recent Middle East conflicts. The full day event (September 19) will be preceded by a Keynote Panel held the prior evening, focused on the relationship between war and urbanism, a theme that will re-emerge comparatively and historically in subsequent day’s panels which focus on a range of theoretical, historical, and practical dilemmas facing Baghdad and other cities in the region. The conference ends with a half-day discussion of the urban planning, design, and governance challenges facing the city now and in the near future.

Sponsored by Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Co-Sponsored by Aga Khan Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design; MIT Center for International Studies; Harvard University Graduate School of Design Master of Design Studies Program; Harvard GSD Urban Theory Lab; Harvard GSD Master of Design Studies; Harvard Urban Planning and Design Interdisciplinary Initiative.

Contact:

buildingofbaghdad@gmail.com
Visit the conference website for full details and program: http://gsd.harvard.edu/buildingofbaghdad

Oct 02

Open House for Undergraduates

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Fisher Family Commons, 1st floor

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs warmly welcomes Students of Harvard College to join us for our annual Open House for Undergraduates.

Learn about Weatherhead Center programs and opportunities for undergraduates including: summer travel grants for thesis research and J-term research/travel, thesis workshops, seminars on international topics, IRC-WCFIA events, and grants for student groups. Meet the Weatherhead Center’s faculty, Fellows, staff, IRC members, graduate students, and visiting scholars.

Refreshments will be served!

Apr 25

Symposium: Science, Identity, and Ethnicity

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Belfer Case Study Room (S020)

"Science, Identity, and Ethnicity: States and Citizens in Global Knowledge Regimes"

A two-day interdisciplinary symposium, free and open to the public. For up-to-date details on the schedule and free registration, please visit: www.scienceidentityethnicity.eventbrite.com

Keynote Speaker:

Nadia Abu El-Haj, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College and Columbia University.

Co-sponsored by the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Kennedy School of Government, the Committee on African Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of African and African-American Studies, and the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University.

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