Orlando Patterson, the John Cowles Professor of Sociology, was awarded the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award. The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to the understanding of racism and the appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. Patterson edited The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth in 2015.
Matthew Desmond, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences and Faculty Associate at the Weatherhead Center, recently published Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Told through the stories of eight families in Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods, the book details America's extreme poverty and economic exploitation, and offers new ideas to solve this crisis.
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Serhii Plokhii, 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.
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.
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.