Past Events

  • 2021 Jun 03

    Cultural Politics Seminar (via Zoom)

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "The Framing of 9/11 in the American, French, and Dutch Public Spheres (2001-2021): Towards an Inductive Approach for Studying Events"

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    Speaker:

    Thijs van DooremalenPostdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Amsterdam.

    Contact:

    Ilana Freedman
    ifreedman@g.harvard.edu

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  • 2021 May 25

    Japan in the World: A Symposium in Honor of Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University

    9:00am to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    Image of Susan Pharr at podium used in event poster

    "Symposium in Honor of Professor Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University"

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    9:00AM–9:15AM EDT | Welcome

    Speakers:

    Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

    Jeffry Frieden, Department Chair; Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Department of Government, Harvard University.

    Mary Brinton, Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.

    9:15AM–10:30AM EDT | Panel: "Economic and Social Transformations in Advanced Capitalism"

    Chair:

    Hirotaka Takeuchi, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School.

    Panelists:

    Margarita Estévez-Abe, Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

    Rieko Kage, Professor of Political Science, University of Tokyo.

    Jiyeoun Song, Associate Professor of Political Economy, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University.

    Michael Witt, Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy and International Business, INSEAD.

    2:00PM–3:15PM EDT | Panel: "Japan’s Democratic Governance: Institutions and Civil Society"

    Chair:

    Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University.

    Panelists:

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

    Amy Catalinac, Assistant Professor of Politics, Department of Politics, New York University.

    Henry Laurence, Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies, Bowdoin College.

    4:00PM–5:15PM EDT | Panel: "Japan in International Relations"

    Chair:

    Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

    Panelists:

    Phillip Lipscy, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto.

    Saadia Pekkanen, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Edowed Professor, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.

    Kim Reimann, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Georgia State University.

    Mireya Solís, Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution.

    5:30PM-6:00PM EDT | Closing Remarks

    Speaker:

    Susan PharrSenior Advisor, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University.

    Contact:

    Emma Duncan
    eduncan@wcfia.harvard.edu

    Co-sponsored by the Department of Government, Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.

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  • 2021 May 24

    Nigeria in the World Event (via Zoom)

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "Addressing the Governance Crisis in the South East"

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    Speaker:

    Professor Kingsley Moghalu, Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria; 2019 Presidential Candidate.

    Contact:

    Darren Kew
    Darren.kew@umb.edu

    Co-sponsored by the Center for Peace, Democracy and Development, University of Massachusetts Boston.

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  • 2021 May 19

    Herbert C. Kelman Seminar (via Zoom)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "Negotiating with Vladimir Putin"

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    Speaker:

    Bruce Allyn, Senior Fellow, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

    Contact:

    Donna Hicks 
    dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu

    Remote Access Information:

    To join by computer:

    https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FwzyBMrvQda8kW9zfHWDpA

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  • 2021 May 19

    POSTPONED: WCFIA Project on Shi'ism & Global Affairs Event (via Zoom)

    11:00am to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "New Rules of the Game? Iran and the Changing Power Dynamics of the Middle East"

    Please note: This event has been postponed.

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    11:00AM EDT | Panel 1: Striking a Deal: Nuclear Negotiations and the Iran-Israel Shadow Wars

    Speakers:

    Daniel Sobelman, Assistant Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    Hussein Kalout, Research Scholar, CMES, Harvard University.

    Payam Mohseni, Project Director, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University; Lecturer, Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School.

    1:00PM EDT | Panel 2: Reversal in Riyadh: The End of the Salman Doctrine & Biden's New Approach with Iran

    Speakers:

    F. Gregory Gause, Professor of International Affairs, The Bush School, Texas A&M University.

    Hassan Ahmadian, Assistant Professor, University of Tehran.

    Moderator:

    Payam Mohseni, Project Director, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University; Lecturer, Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School.

    Contact:

    Payam Mohseni
    pmohseni@fas.harvard.edu

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  • 2021 May 14

    Cultural Politics Seminar (via Zoom)

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "Research Perspectives on the Societal Value of Culture"

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    Speaker:

    Arturo Rodríguez MoratóVisiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Professor, Department of Sociology, Universitat de Barcelona.

    Contact:

    Ilana Freedman
    ifreedman@g.harvard.edu

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  • 2021 May 11

    Political Violence Workshop (via Zoom)

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "State Collapse, Insurgency, and Counterinsurgency: Lawmakers in the Cold War"

    Speaker:

    Ann-Sophie Schoepfel, Visiting Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Visiting Professor, Department of History, Sciences Po, Paris.

    Contact:

    Kevin Troy
    kevintroy@g.harvard.edu

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  • 2021 May 10

    Nigeria in the World Event (via Zoom)

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "Helping the Nigerian National Assembly: How to be More Effective and Democratic"

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    Speaker:

    Mr. Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC).

    Contact:

    Darren Kew
    Darren.kew@umb.edu

    Co-sponsored by the Center for Peace, Democracy and Development, University of Massachusetts Boston.

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  • 2021 May 07

    Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry and Global Mental Health (via Zoom)

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    “Ethnographic Dispatches from the 'Safety Net': Los Angeles County's Responses to Poverty, Mental Illness, and Addiction"

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    Speakers:

    Ethan ManelinMD-PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

    Charlotte Neary-Bremer, Physician, Paediatric Emergency Department, Manchester, UK.

    Contact:

    Sadeq Rahimi
    Sadeq_Rahimi@hms.harvard.edu

    This seminar is cosponsored by the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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  • 2021 May 06

    WCFIA Project on Shi'ism Event (via Zoom)

    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "Shi'ism, Religious Pluralism, and the Future of Iraq"

    Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)

    Speaker:

    Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, Head of the Hikma National Movement of Iraq.

    Moderator:

    Payam MohseniDirector, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. Lecturer on Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

    Contact:

    Payam Mohseni
    pmohseni@fas.harvard.edu

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