Special Event

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.

2016 Nov 18

Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: An International Workshop

9:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street

As part of the Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion, this event will bring together international experts in both poverty analysis and those whose work focuses on group discrimination, stigma, and exclusionary relations. Participants will assess the contribution of social inclusion policies, from affirmative action, inclusionary housing, and group rights, to basic income and social protection floors. They will consider how to interrupt processes that isolate and discriminate against particular groups, and the extent to which ending exclusionary treatment or guaranteeing access of dishonored or stigmatized groups may prevent poverty.

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Visit the event website for full details.

Co-sponsored by the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, the French Embassy in the United States, and the Comparative Research Program on Poverty (CROP), University of Bergen and International Social Science Council.

Please note: seating is limited during the Friday sessions.

2016 Nov 17

Social Inclusion and Poverty Eradication: An International Workshop

9:00am to 6:30pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street

As part of the Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion, this event will bring together international experts in both poverty analysis and those whose work focuses on group discrimination, stigma, and exclusionary relations. Participants will assess the contribution of social inclusion policies, from affirmative action, inclusionary housing, and group rights, to basic income and social protection floors. They will consider how to interrupt processes that isolate and discriminate against particular groups, and the extent to which ending exclusionary treatment or guaranteeing access of dishonored or stigmatized groups may prevent poverty.

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Keynote Speaker:

Vijayendra Rao, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, The World Bank.

Visit the event website for more details.

Co-sponsored by the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, the French Embassy in the United States, and the Comparative Research Program on Poverty (CROP), University of Bergen and International Social Science Council.

2016 Oct 19

Opening of the SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

"The Cultural Dependence of Highly Institutionalized Organization”

Speaker:

John Meyer, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Stanford University.

Contact:

Catherine Nehring
cnehring@wcfia.harvard.edu

Chair:

Frank Dobbin, Director, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership; Faculty Associate. Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

2016 Oct 21

Conversation around Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil and Israel

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S050

“Conversation around Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil and Israel” 

Authors:

Michèle Lamont, Center Director; Faculty Associate. 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.

Nissim Mizrachi, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University; Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley.

Graziella Moraes Silva, Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development studies, University of Geneva; Department of Sociology, Federal University Rio.

Jessica Welburn, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and African-American Studies, University of Iowa.

Chair:

Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty Co-Chair, Brazil Studies Program, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University.

Discussants:

Marcia Lima, Afro-Latin American Research Institute Fellow, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University; Professor of Sociology, University of Sao Paulo. 

James Sidanius, Professor of Psychology and African and African-American Studies, Harvard University.

Brandon Terry, Professor of Social Studies and African and African-American Studies, Harvard University.

Contact:

Sarah Banse
sarahbanse@wcfia.harvard.edu

2016 Oct 18

Science and Democracy Lecture

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Emerson Hall, 25 Quincy Sreet, Room 105

"Looking Up: How Coalitions of Bottom-up Organizations are Driving Action for Sustainable Development"

Speaker:

Rachel Kyte, CEO, Sustainable Energy for All; Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General.

Panel:

William Clark, Faculty Associate. Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School.

Henry Lee, Jassim M. Jaidah Family Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Harvard Kennedy School.

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