Calendar

  • 2019 Nov 18

    Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

     "The Future of the History of Capitalism"

    Antara Haldar, University Lecturer in Empirical Legal Studies at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University.

    Graduate Student Commentator:

    Yedong Chen, PhD Candidate in East Asian Arts/Film/Cultural Studies, Harvard University.


    Commentator:

    Alex Keyssar, Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.


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  • 2019 Nov 19

    Political Violence Workshop

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S153

    "Ethnic Violence and Militia Intelligence Capabilities: Muslims and Christians in the Lebanese Civil War" 

    Speaker:

    Nils Hägerdal, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Strategic Studies, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

    Contact:

    Manuel Meléndez-Sánchez
    mmelend@g.harvard.edu

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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 20

    Solar Geoengineering Seminar Series

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard University Center for the Environment, 26 Oxford Street, Room 440

    "Linking Solar Geoengineering and Emissions Abatement Policies: Strategically Resolving an International Climate Policy Dilemma"

    Speaker:

    Jesse Reynolds, Emmett/Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy, School of Law, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Contact: 

    Amy Chang
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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), Cambridge, MA 02138

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

    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 and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

    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

    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 25

    Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Business School, Chao Center, Room 300

    "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 in History, Harvard University.

    Faculty Commentator:

    Charles Maier, University Research Professor, Harvard University.

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  • 2019 Dec 02

    Seminar in Economic Development

    3:00pm to 4:15pm

    Location: 

    Emerson Hall, 29 Quincy Street, Room 210

    "Direct and Indirect Effects of Financial Access on SME"

    Speaker: 

    Jing Cai, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland. 

    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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