Past Events

  • 2017 May 12

    The SCANCOR-Weatherhead Spring 2017 Conference

    10:30am to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    61 Kirkland Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room; William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

    "Organizations, Institutions, and Nation-States"

    10:30-11:00AM Breakfast
    61 Kirkland Street

    11:00AM-12:15PM Organizations and Career Processes
    “When Professionals Meet the Crowd: A Study of Journalists Co-producing News with Readers”
    Elena Raviola, Copenhagen Business School and University of Gothenburg.

    “Why are so Many COOs Promoted to CEO?”
    Yamin Xie, Hanken School of Economics.

    12:15PM-12:30PM
    Relocate to William James Hall, Room 1550

    12:30PM-1:45PM Lunch

    1:45PM-3:30PM Negotiating Roles of Societal Sectors
    “Some Assumptions About the Relationship Between Higher Education, the Labor Market, Vocational Education and the Political System”
    Ivar Bleiklie, University of Bergen.

    “Forms of Social and Economic Value Creation and Co-evolutionary Structural Transformations”
    Seija Kulkki, Aalto University.

    “Decline of the Welfare State: Merging the Public and Private Sector”
    Antoinette Hetzler, Lund University.

    3:45PM-5:00PM Roundtable: Organizations, Institutions, and Nation-States
    Guro Refsum Sanden, Tiina Ritvala, Ivar Bleiklie, Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, University of Gothenburg

    5:00-7:00PM Dinner

  • 2017 May 12

    Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry and Global Mental Health

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

    TBA

    Speaker:

    Vikram Patel, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

    Co-sponsored by the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

    Contact:

    Andrea Chiovenda
    Andrea_Chiovenda@hms.harvard.edu Read more about Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry and Global Mental Health

  • 2017 May 11

    The SCANCOR-Weatherhead Spring 2017 Conference

    9:30am to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

    "Organizations, Institutions, and Nation-States"

    9:30AM-10:00AM Breakfast

    10:00AM-11:00AM Roundtable: Organizational Theory and Transnationalism
    Samuli Patala, Elena Raviola, Antoinette Hetzler

    11:15AM-1:00PM Cross-Border Coordination
    “Catalyzing Institutional Work: Building a Bridge over Troubled Waters”
    Tiina Ritvala, Aalto University.

    “What can Foreign Policy Analysis Offer Research on National Reservations on the Use of Force (“Caveats”) in Coalition Operations?”
    Gunnar Fermann, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

    “Discretionary Power on the Front Line: A Bottom-up Perspective on Corporate Language Management”
    Guro Refsum Sanden, Copenhagen Business School.

    1:00PM-2:00PM Lunch

    2:00PM-3:45PM Theorizing Institutions
    “Translating New Ideas into the Field of Organizational Studies”
    Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, University of Gothenburg.

    “The Role of Verbal and Visual Text in the Process of Institutionalization”
    Dennis Jancsary, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

    “Legitimacy Under Institutional Change: How Incumbents Appropriate Clean Rhetoric for Dirty Technologies”
    Samuli Patala, Aalto University.

    4:00PM-5:00PM Reflections on Scancor-Weatherhead
    Seija Kulkki, Dennis Jancsary, Yamin Xie, Gunnar Fermann

    5:00-7:00PM Dinner

  • 2017 May 05

    Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry and Global Mental Health

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

    TBA

    Speaker:

    Daniel Brown, Research Fellow in Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School.

    Co-sponsored by the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

    Contact:

    Andrea Chiovenda
    Andrea_Chiovenda@hms.harvard.edu Read more about Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry and Global Mental Health

  • 2017 May 04

    Report Launch: Making Politics Work for Development

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Belfer Case Study Room (S020)

    NOTE: This event has been cancelled.

    "Making Politics Work for Development: Harnessing Transparency and Citizen Engagement"

    Author:

    Stuti Khemani, Senior Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank Group.

    Contact:

    Sarah Banse
    sarahbanse@wcfia.harvard.edu

    Moderator:

    Melani Cammett, Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

    Discussants:

    Evan Lieberman, Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Ben Ross Schneider, Ford International Professor of Political Science; Director of the MIT Brazil Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brown University.

    Details:

    For more information, please visit our Report Launch conference page

  • 2017 May 03

    Graduate-Student Papers in Cultural Politics

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

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

    "Exploring Minority Leadership, Assimilation, and Group Boundaries in the 20th Century and Today: The Holocaust Literature of Greek Writer Dimitris Hatzis"

    Speaker:

    Jasmine Samara, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

    Contact:

    Heather Conrad
    hconrad@wcfia.harvard.edu Read more about Graduate-Student Papers in Cultural Politics

  • 2017 May 02

    Nigeria in the World

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Thompson Room (110)

    "Democratic Experience and Practice in Africa: Nigeria as a Case Study"

    Speaker:

    Emeka Izeze, Fellow, WCFIA Fellows Program. Former Managing Director/ Editor-in-Chief, Guardian Newspapers LTD, Lagos Nigeria. Read more about Nigeria in the World

  • 2017 May 02

    Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    "Fukushima Revitalization: TEPCO's Responsibility and Local Community Development"

    Speakers:

    Yoshiyuki Ishizaki, Executive Vice President, Deputy General Manager of Nuclear Power & Plant Siting Division; General Manager of Fukushima Division, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings.

    Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science; Director, Security and Resilience Program, Northeastern University.

    Contact:

    Jenni Ting
    wting@wcfia.harvard.edu Read more about Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

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