WCFIA Faculty Associate Sven Beckert's Empire of Cotton is a Finalist for the Cundill Prize

October 3, 2015

Congratulations to WCFIA Faculty Associate Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History. His book, Empire of Cotton: A Global History, has been selected as a finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature. The Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill is the world’s most important international nonfiction historical literature prize.

WCFIA Faculty Associate Maya Jasanoff Named Harvard College Professor

September 26, 2015

Congratulations to WCFIA Faculty Associate Maya Jasanoff, Coolidge Professor of History, for being named one of five new Harvard College Professors. Each year, a few faculty members are named Harvard College Professors to recognize their excellence in undergraduate teaching, and contributions in advising and mentoring students. 

In Memoriam: Stanley Hoffmann, 1928–2015

September 15, 2015

Stanley Hoffmann, WCFIA Faculty Associate and Harvard scholar of international relations and French politics, dies at 86.

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs mourns the loss of Stanley Hoffmann, a Faculty Associate, who died in his sleep over the weekend at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was eighty-six and is survived by his wife, Inge Schneier Hoffmann.

Hoffmann, the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor emeritus at Harvard, inspired student learning in French and European politics and international relations for more than half a century.

Michèle Lamont Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

September 10, 2015

Weatherhead Center Director Michèle Lamont, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology and African and African American studies at Harvard University, has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. The eighty-seven new fellows have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honor a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences.

Faculty Associate Calestous Juma Publishes Second Edition of The New Harvest

September 10, 2015

Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development at Harvard Kennedy School and Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate just published the second edition of The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2015). The New Harvest argues that Africa can feed itself in a generation and help contribute to global food security despite its history of persistent food shortages and the rising threat of climate change.

Melani Cammett's Book, Compassionate Communalism, receives 2015 APSA Book Awards

September 7, 2015

Melani Cammett's Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon (Cornell University Press, 2015) won the 2015 Giovanni Sartori Book Award of the APSA Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research and the Honorable Mention for the 2015 Gregory Luebbert Book Award for the APSA Section on Comparative Politics.

Welcome 2015–2016 Center Affiliates

August 30, 2015

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs welcomes our new and returning affiliates. In 2015–2016, The Center continues to offer a wide array of seminars, programs, conferences, and other research activities. Interested individuals can participate in our open seminars and events, as well as, search our online database of research publications produced by Center affiliates. For more information on the Center's plans and goals for the upcoming academic year, please read the message from the director.

WCFIA Affiliates Named 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellows

April 22, 2015

Faculty Associates David Bloom and Laurence Ralph; former Graduate Student Associate and Harvard Academy Scholar Fotini Christia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); and former Graduate Student Associate Mala Htun (University of New Mexico) were named 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Read More…