Special Event

2017 Mar 01

Study Group on Populism, Nationalism and Radical Politics

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Hoffmann Room

"Activating Populism: The Role of Blame Attribution"

Speaker:

Kirk Hawkins, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University.

Discussant:

Ryan Enos, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

Max Goplerud
goplerud@g.harvard.edu

2017 Feb 28

Social Exclusion and Inclusion Seminar

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center For European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Hoffmann Room

"Varieties of European Women's Movements?"

Speaker: 

Silke Roth, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Southampton.

Discussant: 

Georgina Waylen, Professor of Politics, University of Manchester.

Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality, Harvard University.

Contact: 

Jonathan Mijs
mijs@fas.harvard.edu

2017 Feb 13

Joint Transnational Studies Initiative and Politics and Social Change Workshop

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

TBA

Speaker: 

Irene Pang, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Brown University.

Discussant: 

Amy Tsang, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

"'But I Would Never Draw Welfare': The Moral Boundaries of Work and Welfare"

Speaker: 

Kristina Brant, PhD Student, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Discussant: 

Brianna Castro, PhD Student, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Contact: 

Yueran Zhang
yueranzhang@g.harvard.edu

2017 Feb 07

Canada Program Special Event

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

61 Kirkland Street, Second Floor Conference Room

"Controversies about Muslim Religious Accommodation in Canada: Secularism, Identity, or Rights?"

Speaker:

Paul May, William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellow, Canada Program. PhD, Political Science, Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Contact:

Helen Clayton
canada@wcfia.harvard.edu

Seating is limited. Please register here to attend.

2017 Feb 09

Report Launch: Making Politics Work for Development

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

"Making Politics Work for Development: Harnessing Transparency and Citizen Engagement"

Author:

Stuti Khemani, Senior Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank Group.

Contact:

Sarah Banse
sarahbanse@wcfia.harvard.edu

Moderator:

Melani Cammett, Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Discussants:

Horacio Larreguy, Assistant Professor of Government, Harvard University.

Evan Lieberman, Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ben Ross Schneider, Ford International Professor of Political Science; Director of the MIT Brazil Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brown University.

2017 Feb 24

Special Event | Global Food+ 2017: 24 Speed Talks at the Nexus of Food, Agriculture, Environment, Health, and Society

12:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

Global Food+ 2017 is an event open to all that will feature an afternoon of “speed talk” presentations by two dozen top scholars in the Boston area. This event will highlight current research findings at the important nexus between food, agriculture, health, society, and the environment. 

2016 Dec 12

Special Event: The Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy

2:00pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

The Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy was established at the Center for International Affairs in 1993 by members of the Manshel family and by many of their friends. It stands as a memorial to the Manshels’ longstanding commitment to public affairs and their desire to advance greater understanding of the international relations of the United States. The lecture series honors Warren Manshel’s role as a founder of both The Public Interest and Foreign Policy, his service as ambassador to Denmark, and his deep involvement over many years in the work of the Center. It also serves to recognize Anita Manshel as Warren’s full partner and enthusiastic supporter in these endeavors, which he so often acknowledged.

Symposium: “Soft Power in a Tough World”
2:00–3:45pm

Chair:

Beth A. Simmons, Andrea Mitchell University Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Pennsylvania; Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (2006–2013).

Speakers:

J. Bryan Hehir, Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard Kennedy School.

Yuen Foong Khong, Li Ka Shing Professor of Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

David A. Welch, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Chair of Global Security, Balsillie School of International Affairs; Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo; Senior Fellow, CIGI.

Respondent:

Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Faculty Associate. Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Director, Center for International Affairs (1989–1993).

The Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy: “International Institutions in an Era of Populism, Nationalism, and Diffusion of Power”
4:15–5:45pm

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Speaker:

Robert O. Keohane, Professor of International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.

Respondent:

Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Faculty Associate. Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Director, Center for International Affairs (1989–1993).

Contact:

Sarah Banse
sarahbanse@wcfia.harvard.edu

For more information on the Manshel Lecture, please visit the Lectureships page: http://wcfia.harvard.edu/lectureships/manshel.

2016 Nov 21

Canada Program Special Event

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Room 518

Documentary Film Screening: "After the Last River"

Followed by a conversation with Director Victoria Lean and Producer Jade Blair

About:

In the shadow of a De Beers mine, the remote community of Attawapiskat lurches from crisis to crisis, as their homeland transforms into a modern frontier. Filmed over five years, this feature length film follows the First Nation’s journey from relative obscurity and into the international spotlight.

2016 Nov 16

Panel Discussion with the Center for International Development

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, 4th Floor Rubenstein, Perkins Room (R-415)

“Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All”

Panelists:

Michèle Lamont, Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
Priya Joshi, Researcher, Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO.
Connie K. Chung, Associate Director, Global Education Initiative, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

2016 Dec 05

Special Event: Leading in the Muslim World

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

"Leading in the Muslim World: What Would Benazir Do Today?"

AN ASSEMBLY TO HELP LAUNCH THE BENAZIR BHUTTO LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

The daylong assembly will examine what it means to lead in the Muslim world and reflect on what Benazir Bhutto might have been able to accomplish under today’s circumstances as Pakistan’s prime minister. A goal for the day is to develop a plan to support Muslim students at Harvard through fellowship support, co-curricular activities drawing on Benazir’s HR ‘73 classmates, and public education to a wider audience.

About the Program:

ClassACT HR ‘73 has launched the Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program to create positive change by supporting promising individuals from predominantly Muslim countries who have a proven commitment to the principles our classmate, Benazir Bhutto, espoused—democracy, equality for women, reconciliation of religious and cultural differences, and education for all without gender or religious bias.

Convener:

Jacqueline Bhabha, Faculty Associate. Director of Research, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer, Harvard Law School.

For more information, visit the ClassACT website.
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2016 Nov 14

Special Event: Summit on the Future of Europe 2016

9:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room

The Summit on the Future of Europe is an initiative of Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES). Launched in 2014, this annual conference aims to convene eminent scholars and public leaders at Harvard in order to debate critical challenges facing Europe.

For the full agenda, visit the Minda de Gunzgurg Center for European Studies website.

2016 Nov 04

Special Event: Asia Center Seminar Series

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, S354

"Learning Community Organizing in Japan and China"

Speakers:

Dr. Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.

Kanoko Kamata, Executive Director, Community Organizing Japan.

Iris Hu, Leadership Trainer and Coach, Harvard SEED for Social Innovation.

Moderator:

Andrew Gordon, Faculty Associate. Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

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