Past Events

  • 2019 Apr 12

    Special Event: What's Wrong with Democracy? — The Challenges and Promise of Democracy in the Middle East, South Asia, and the US

    9:00am to 4:30pm

    Location: 

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

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    "What's Wrong with Democracy? — The Challenges and Promise of Democracy in the Middle East, South Asia, and the US"

    Modern democracy was conceived as an experiment in governance and takes many forms around the...

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  • 2019 Apr 11

    Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion Lecture

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    "Symbolic and Material Boundary Drawing through Gender and Race: The Public Discourse on Violence and Refugee Movements in Canada and Germany"

    Speakers:

    Gökce Yurdakul, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Professor of Sociology, Head of Department of Diversity and Social Conflict at the Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Chair, Migration Research Cluster at the Berlin Institute of Migration and Integration Research, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

    Anna Korteweg, Chair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto.

    Discussant:

    Ronald Niezen, William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Canada Program. Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, Department of Anthropology and Faculty of Law, McGill University.

    Contact:

    Ana Inoa
    ainoa@fas.harvard.edu

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  • 2019 Apr 10

    Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism/Challenges to Democracy Panel

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    "Is Identity Politics a Threat to Democracy?"

    Speakers:

    Frances Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI); Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), Stanford University.

    Ashley Jardina, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Duke University.

    Michael Tesler, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California Irvine.

    Contact:

    Jessica Barnard
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  • 2019 Apr 10

    Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS)

    3:45pm to 5:45pm

    Location: 

    Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library (1st floor)

    "Seeing Like a Liberal Empire"

    Speaker:

    Molly Geidel, Lecturer in American Cultural History; Visiting Scholar, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University.

    Contact:

    Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
    cwc@fas.harvard.edu

  • 2019 Apr 10

    Seminar in Economic Development

    2:45pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building E51, Room 395

    "Does Poverty Increase Labor Supply? Evidence from Multiple Income Effect"

    Speaker:

    Christopher Udry, Robert E. and Emily King Professor of Economics, Northwestern University.

    Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, Harvard University, and the Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Contact:

    Jeanne Winner
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  • 2019 Apr 09

    Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World Lecture

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    "American Foreign Policy and the Regions Phenomenon"

    Speakers:

    Timothy J. Colton, Co-Chair, Canada Program Faculty Steering Committee; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

    Joshua Shifrinson, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University.

    Contact:

    Ana Inoa
    ainoa@fas.harvard.edu

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  • 2019 Apr 09

    Middle East Seminar

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Taubman Building, 15 Eliot Street, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    "Palestine in the Era of Trump: A New Strategy for Political Change"

    Speaker:

    Ambassador Husam S. Zomlot, Head of the Palestinian Mission, United Kingdom.

    Co-sponsored by the Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

    Contact:

    Jessica Barnard
    jbarnard@wcfia.harvard.edu

  • 2019 Apr 09

    Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Panel: "Democracy, Civic Engagement, and the Rule of Law"

    "Perceptions and Political Consequences of Inequality"

    Yeonju Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

    "Civic Lawmaking: The Case of Sex Crime Reform in Japan"

    Kanoko Kamata, Community Organizing Japan; Associate, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

    "LGBTQ Rights in Japan: Strategies for Social Change"

    Akiko Kojima, Ministry of Finance; Associate, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

    Discussant:

    Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Masters Program in Security and Resilience, Northeastern University.

    Contact:

    Jenni Ting
    wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

  • 2019 Apr 09

    Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Studies

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S030

    "Non-Policy Politics: Richer Voters, Poorer Voters, and the Diversification of Electoral Strategies (book presentation)"

    Speaker:

    María Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Columbia University.

    Moderator:

    Steven Levitsky, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism/Challenges to Democracy. David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.

    Contact:

    Jillian Scales
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