Past Events

  • 2018 Dec 08

    Religion and the Public Sphere in Africa and the African Diaspora Colloquium

    9:00am to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    9:00–11:30 Session IV: Race, Gender and Identity

    Moderator: Matthias Koenig, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program (fall 2018). Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Göttingen; Max Planck Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

    “Religion and the Public Sphere: The Case of Gender Based Violence”
    Mary Nyangweso, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and J. Woolard and Helen Peel Distinguished Professor, Department of Religious Studies, East Carolina University.

    “Religion in the Public Sphere in Côte d’Ivoire”
    Laura S. Grillo, Affiliated Faculty, Theology Department, Georgetown University.

    “The Sanctity and Profanity of Black Congregant Sacrifice”
    Todne Thomas, Assistant Professor of African American Religions, Harvard Divinity School. Suzanne Young Murray Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

    “Material and Spatial Interactions Between Religion and Politics in the Cuban Public Space”
    Katerina Kerestetzi, Researcher, French National Center for Scientific Research, Paris.

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  • 2018 Dec 07

    Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2 Amherst Street, Room E51-275

    "India on the U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda"

    Speaker:

    Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, the Council on Foreign Relations.

    Co-sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies; the Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs, Brown University, the Center for Contemporary South Asia, and the Harvard University South Asia Institute.

    Contact:

    Hasit Shah
    hasit.shah.london@gmail.com

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  • 2018 Dec 07

    Religion and the Public Sphere in Africa and the African Diaspora Colloquium

    9:45am to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    9:45 – 10:00 Opening Remarks

    Emmanuel Akyeampong, Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Oppenheimer Faculty Director, Harvard University Center for African Studies; Professor of History, History Department; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

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  • 2018 Dec 06

    Middle East Seminar

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S050

    "The Political Economy of Energy and the Potential for Conflict in the Middle East: From Iran to Gaza and Beyond"

    Speaker:

    Paul F. Saba, Esq., International Energy Attorney.

    Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.

    Contact:

    Jessica Barnard
    jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu

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  • 2018 Dec 06

    Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality Seminar

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street

    “Widening Inequalities? Gender, Resources during Childhood, and Adult Family Formation in the United States”

    Speaker:

    Christine Percheski, Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University.

    Co-sponsored by the Social Demography Seminar.

    Contact:

    Ana Inoa
    ainoa@fas.harvard.edu

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  • 2018 Dec 04

    Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

    "Banking on the Future: U.S.-Japan Relations, the ADB and the AIIB"

    Speaker:

    Ambassador Robert Orr, Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank (2010-16); Distinguished Visiting Professor of History, Florida Atlantic University; Chairman of the Board, Panasonic Foundation (2007-10); President, Boeing Japan (2002-07).

    Moderator:

    Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

    Contact:

    Jenni Ting
    wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

  • 2018 Dec 03

    Politics and Social Change Workshop

    3:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Room K050

    "Where Did the 'alt-right' Come From? Evidence from a Few Billion Internet Comments, reddit.com 2007–2017"

    Speaker:

    Zach Wehrwein, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

    Co-Authors:

    Devin Gaffney and Momin Malik, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School.

    "Seeing like a Socialist: Coalitions and Imagined Revolutions"

    Speaker:

    Andrew Keefe, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

    Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University.

    Contact:

    Cresa Pugh
    clpugh@g.harvard.edu

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