The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture held on November 12, 2015 was delivered by His Highness the Aga Khan at Memorial Church, Harvard University. The Lecture—entitled, "The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented world," was sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. The lecture was followed by a conversation between His Highness the Aga Khan and Professor Diana L. Eck.
The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture has sold out! We will live stream the lecture from the WCFIA website. His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, powerful advocate of social change, and global humanitarian, will return to Harvard to present a lecture, “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World” on November 12, 2015, from 4:00 to 5:30pm.
His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, powerful advocate of social change, and global humanitarian, will return to Harvard to present a lecture, “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World” on November 12, 2015, from 4:00 to 5:30pm as part of the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.