Past Events

  • 2019 Nov 21

    Middle East Seminar

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    "In Name Only: Dismantling Citizenship and Human Rights Across the Arab World"

    Speaker: 

    Denis Sullivan, Director, Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies; Professor of Political Science & International Affairs, Northeastern University.

    Contact:

    Jessica Barnard
    jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu

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  • 2019 Nov 21

    Special Event: The Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy

    4:15pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

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

    "Toward a Politics of Responsibility: The Case of Climate Change"

    Poster graphic of climate change protest and Kathryn Sikkink

    The event is free and open to the public. It will be streamed live through the WCFIA Facebook page

    Kathryn Sikkink will share the climate change discussion from her forthcoming book, The Hidden Face of Rights: Toward a Politics of Responsibility. In light of the US federal government’s unwillingness to make urgent domestic and foreign policy changes to address climate change, all actors socially connected to the problem and able to act must step up and take responsibility for change. The talk will both draw on theories of forward-looking responsibility for justice, and provide practical and evidence-based ideas for the most effective actions for individuals and institutions to address climate change.

    Speaker:

    Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

    Chair:

    Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs; Acting Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University.

    Bio:

    Kathryn Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights law and policies, and transitional justice.

    Her publications include Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century; The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics (awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Center Book Award and the WOLA/Duke University Award); Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America; Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics (coauthored with Margaret Keck and awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas for Improving World Order and the ISA Chadwick Alger Award for Best Book in the area of International Organizations); and The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Compliance (coedited with Thomas Risse and Stephen Ropp).

    She holds an MA and a PhD from Columbia University. Sikkink has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a Guggenheim fellow. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the editorial board of International Organization.

    Contact:

    Sarah Banse
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  • 2019 Nov 21

    Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Lunch Talk

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S450

    "Engines of Globalization: Mapping the Expansion of Anglo-American Mining Engineers into the World, 1874-1929”

    Speakers:

    Israel Solares, Visiting Fellow, Fall 2019, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego (starting January 2020).

    Ted Beatty, Professor of History, Keough School of Global Affairs, Notre Dame University.

    Lunch is available starting at 12:30, and the talk will start promptly at 1pm. Advance sign up requested on our website: https://wigh.wcfia.harvard.edu/event/lunch-talk-israel-solares-engines-globalization-mapping-expansion-anglo-american?delta=0

    Contact:

    Jessica Barnard
    jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu

  • 2019 Nov 20

    Regions in a Multipolar World Cluster: Lecture

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Room K354

    "Social Movements and Pan-Africanism, Past and Future"

    Speakers:

    Zoe Marks, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

    Zachariah Mampilly, Marxe Chair of International Affairs at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, CUNY.

    Contact:

    Bota Ussen
    bussen@fas.harvard.edu 

  • 2019 Nov 20

    Economic History and Religion & Political Economy Seminars

    12:00pm to 1:15pm

    Location: 

    Littauer Center of Public Administration, 1805 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    “Trust Unraveled: The Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War” (with Ana Tur Prats) 

    Speaker:

    Felipe Valencia CaicedoAssistant Professor, University of British Columbia

     

    Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, Harvard University.

    Contact: 

    Liz Thach
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  • 2019 Nov 19

    Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    "Contingent Citizenship: Two Tales of Political Incorporation in Japan and the United States"

    Speaker:

    Erin Chung, Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics, Department of Political Science; Director, Program in East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

    Moderator:

    Mary Brinton, Faculty Associate. Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology; Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.

    Special Series on the Future of Democracy in Japan and Asia, supported by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP).

    Contact:

    Amy Stockton
    astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu

  • 2019 Nov 19

    Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Studies

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250

    "A new approach in peacebuilding: the role of the private sector in the reintegration of Colombia’s excombatants"

    Speaker: 

    Juana García Duque, Associate Professor at the Business School, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

    Moderator:

    Fernando Bizzarro, PhD candidate, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

    Contact:

    Jillian Scales
    jscales@fas.harvard.edu

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  • 2019 Nov 19

    Culture and Social Analysis Workshop

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 450

    "Moralized Political Messages and Attitudes Toward Immigrants"

    "Depression Across European Countries: The European Social Survey and the European Health Interview Study"

    Speakers:

    Kristina Bakkær Simonsen, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University; Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

    Maleah Fekete, PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

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

    Contact:

    Lisa Albert
    lalbert@fas.harvard.edu

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