Past Events

  • 2019 Dec 02

    Science, Technology and Society Seminar: STS Circle at Harvard

    12:15pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S050

    "Listening Like a Computer: Computational Psychiatry and the Re-coding of Psychiatric Screening"

    Speaker: 

    Beth Michelle Semel, PhD candidate, History, Anthropology, Science, Technology and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Moderator: 

    Sam Weiss Evans, Science, Technology & Society Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School.

    Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

    Contact:

    STS Program
    sts@hks.harvard.edu

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  • 2019 Dec 02

    Canada Seminar

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    "Multiculturalism vs Interculturalism: Municipal Governance and Double Binds in the Era of Super-Diversity"

    Speaker:

    Bob White, Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Montreal.

    Chair:

    Elke Winter, William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Harvard University, and Professor of Sociology, University of Ottawa.

    Contact:

    Helen Clayton
    canada@wcfia.harvard.edu

  • 2019 Nov 25

    Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH) Seminar

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Chao Center, 25 Harvard Way, Room 300

    PLEASE NOTE: the event start time was changed to 4:00.

    "Capitalism and German Imperialism before World War I: A Reassessment"

    Speaker:

    Steven Press, Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University.

    Graduate Student Commentator:

    Natalie Behrends, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.

    Faculty Commentator:

    Charles Maier, University Research Professor, Harvard University.

    Contact:

    Jessica Barnard
    wigh@wcfia.harvard.edu

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  • 2019 Nov 25

    Seminar in Economic Development

    3:00pm to 4:15pm

    Location: 

    Emerson Hall, 29 Quincy Street, Room 210

    "Attending Kindergarten Improves Cognitive but not Socioemotional Development in India"

    Speaker: 

    Seema Jayachandran, Professor of Economics, Northwestern University. 

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

    Contact:

    Jill Smith
    jill_smith@harvard.edu

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  • 2019 Nov 25

    Science, Technology and Society Seminar: STS Circle at Harvard

    12:15pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250

    "The Way We Trust Today: Encryption as an Instrument of Decentralization"

    Speaker: 

    Gili Vidan, PhD candidate, Department of the History of Science; Research Fellow, Program on Science, Technology and Society.

    Moderator: 

    Sam Weiss Evans, Science, Technology & Society Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School.

    Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

    Contact:

    STS Program
    sts@hks.harvard.edu

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  • 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 

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