Past Events

  • 2020 Sep 08

    Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Studies (via Zoom)

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "How COVID has Changed Latin American Politics"

    Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)

    Speakers: 

    John Polga-Hecimovich, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, Political Science Department, U.S. Naval Academy.

    Maria Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

    Kurt Weyland, Professor of Government, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin.

    Moderator:

    Steven Levitsky, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

    Contact:

    Jillian Scales
    jscales@fas.harvard.edu

    Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University.

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  • 2020 Aug 06

    Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations Seminar (via Zoom)

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "A Burgherly Life on the Banda Islands: Land, Labor and Ecology in the 1621 Genocide" 

    Speaker:

    Pepijn BrandonSenior Researcher, International Institute of Social History; Assistant Professor in Social and Economic History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

    Commentators:

    Leonardo Marques, Professor of History, Department of History, Fluminense Federal University.

    Grad Student Commentator TBA

    Chairs:

    Sven BeckertFaculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Laird Bell Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

    Rafael MarqueseProfessor of History, Department of History, University of São Paulo.

    Remote Access Information:

    Paper and Zoom link are available by request to wigh@wcfia.harvard.edu

  • 2020 Jul 30

    Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (via Zoom)

    8:00am to 9:15am

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "Alumni Panel (webinar), 'U.S.-Japan Relations in the COVID19 Era'"

    Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)

    Speakers:

    "U.S.-China Competition in the COVID-19 Era: Views from Japan"

    Hiroyuki Akita (2006-07), Foreign Affairs and National Security Commentator, Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

    "New Challenges in International Trade and Investment"

    Mireya Solís (2000-01)Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies; Phillip Knight Chair in Japan Studies, Brookings Institution.

    "Stakeholder Capitalism in the Midst of COVID-19"

    Yoshihisa Masaki (2005-06)Director, Social Communications Bureau, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation).

    "Exploring New Frontiers of U.S.-Japan Economic Cooperation in the COVID-19 Era"

    Noriyuki Shikata (2019-20), Assistant Minister/Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

    Moderator:

    Christina Davis (2001-02)Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

    Contact: 

    Emma Duncan
    eduncan@wcfia.harvard.edu

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  • 2020 Jul 23

    Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations Seminar (via Zoom)

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "Policing the Railways: Peanut Trade and Social Mobility Alongside the Corridor Dakar-Saint Louis, 1885-1905"

    Speaker:

    Mamoudou Sy, Professor of History, Université du Sine Saloum El Hadji Ibrahima Niass de Kaolack.

    Commentators:

    Nicole Bianchini, PhD Candidate in History, University of Sao Paulo.

    Noam Maggor, Lecturer in American History, School of History, Queen Mary University of London.

    Chairs:

    Sven Beckert, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Laird Bell Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

    Rafael Marquese, Professor of History, Department of History, University of São Paulo.

    Remote Access Information

    Paper and Zoom link are available by request to wigh@wcfia.harvard.edu

  • 2020 Jun 18

    Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations Webinar (via Zoom)

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    “A Conversation on Tulsa and the Long History of Dispossession of African-Americans: What We Don’t Know”

    Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)

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    Opening Remarks: 

    Malcolm Jenkins, Visiting Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Founder, Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. Safety, New Orleans Saints.

    Academic Panel:

    Elizabeth Hinton, Associate Professor, Departments of History and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

    David J. Harris, Managing Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, Harvard Law School.

    Nathan Nunn, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

    Heather Ann ThompsonCollegiate Professor, Departments of History and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan.

    Local Voices:

    Caleb Gayle, Tulsa-raised journalist.

    Damario Solomon-Simmons, Tulsa attorney, leader in effort for reparations.

    Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, from a family of long-time Tulsa residents.

    Sports Professionals' Panel

    TBD

    Conveners:

    Stephen Ortega, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Associate Professor, Department of History, Simmons College.

    Lisa McGirr, Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

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  • 2020 Jun 17

    Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) (via Zoom)

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "Covid-19, the WHO, and International Society"

    Attend this event via Zoom (advanced registration required)

    Panelists:

    Heidi TworekAssistant Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia.

    Nitsan ChorevHarmon Family Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Department of Sociology; Director, Graduate Program in Development, Brown University.

    Sanjoy BhattacharyaProfessor in the History of Medicine, Department of History; Director, Centre for Global Health Histories, University of York. Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories.

    Thomas ZimmerProfessor, Department of Contemporary History, University of Freiburg.

    Contact:

    Joshua Mejia
    joshua_mejia@fas.harvard.edu

    Remote Access Information:

    Advanced registration is required. To obtain the link to the meeting, please register at https://forms.gle/KreuR4Pp9YRhgc1B9

    The link will be emailed to the address you provide about 24 hours prior to the event.

  • 2020 Jun 10

    POSTPONED: Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) (via Zoom)

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "Covid-19, the WHO, and International Society"

    NOTE: This event has been postponed to the same time next week in solidarity with the call to #ShutDownAcademia.

    Attend this event via Zoom (advanced registration required)

    Panelists:

    Heidi Tworek, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia.

    Nitsan Chorev, Harmon Family Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Department of Sociology; Director, Graduate Program in Development, Brown University.

    Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Professor in the History of Medicine, Department of History; Director, Centre for Global Health Histories, University of York. Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories.

    Thomas Zimmer, Professor, Department of Contemporary History, University of Freiburg.

    Remote Access Information:

    Advanced registration is required. To obtain the link to the meeting, please register at https://forms.gle/KreuR4Pp9YRhgc1B9

    The link will be emailed to the address you provide about 24 hours prior to the event.

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  • 2020 May 22

    Friday Morning Seminar (via Zoom)

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Only

    "COVID19 in Italy, Brazil, and Native populations in North and South America"

    Attend this event via Zoom

    Speakers:

    Maria de Lourdes Alcantara, Professor, Medical Faculty, University of Sao Paulo-FMUSP. Head, Support Group for Indigenous Youth. Consultant for IWGIA International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, UNICEF, and the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues.

    Michael M.J. Fischer, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies, MIT. Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

    Joseph P. Gone, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Faculty Director, Harvard University Native American Program. President Elect, Society of Indian Psychologists.

    Virginia Moreira, Professor of Anthropology, Universidade de Fortaleza.

    Mariella Pandolfi, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Montreal. Co-chair and founder, GRIMH research group on military and humanitarian interventions.

    Contact:

    Sadeq Rahimi
    Sadeq_Rahimi@hms.harvard.edu

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

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