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New Book by Faculty Associate Serhii Plokhi

January 28, 2016

Serhii Plokhy, Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and director of the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University recently published The Gates of Europe A History of Ukraine. The book is an authoritative history of this vital country and provides a unique insight into the origins of the most dangerous international crisis since the end of the Cold War. 

WCFIA Undergraduate Bianca Mulaney Receives Marshall Scholarship

December 16, 2015

Bianca Mulaney is one of two Harvard recipients to receive the Marshall Scholarship, which finances talented young Americans to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Mulaney, whose research interests involve assessing the economic impact of antimicrobial resistance in agriculture, plans to study at both the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Read more about the award in the Harvard Gazette.

Watch the Video | The Jodidi Lecture by His Highness the Aga Khan on Vimeo

November 15, 2015

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.

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TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT! Watch the Live Stream of His Highness the Aga Khan, "The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World"

November 5, 2015

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. 

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 at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 13, 2015. 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.