Conference Program

Harvard Academy Alumni Reunion Conference

September 18–20, 2014

All panels are in the Belfer Case Study Room, S020, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

Thursday, September 18

6:00–8:00 Welcome Reception
Fisher Family Commons, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

Friday, September 19

8:15–8:45 Continental Breakfast

8:45–9:00 Welcome Remarks

  • Jorge I. Domínguez, Chairman, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico; Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University.

9:00–11:00 Panel I. “Religion and Politics”

  • Chair: Melani Cammett, Professor of Political Science, Brown University.
  • Lori Allen, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
  • Ceren Belge, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Concordia University.
  • Anna Grzymala-Busse, Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of European and Eurasian Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan.
  • Pauline Jones Luong, Professor of Political Science; Director, International Institute, University of Michigan.
  • R. Quinn Mecham, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University; Research Associate, Middlebury College.

11:00–11:15 Coffee Break

11:15–1:15 Panel II. “Rethinking Democracy and Authoritarianism”

  • Chair: Kanchan Chandra, Professor of Politics, New York University.
  • Lisa Blaydes, Associate Professor of Political Science; Faculty Affiliate, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford University.
  • Pablo Querubin, Assistant Professor of Politics and Economics, New York University.
  • Steven Solnick, President, Warren Wilson College.
  • Veljko Vujacic, Associate Professor of Sociology, Oberlin College.

1:15–2:30 Lunch

2:30–4:30 Panel III. “Race and Religion across Regions”

  • Chair: Engseng Ho, Professor of Anthropology and History, Duke University; Muhammad Alagil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Arabia Asia Studies, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.
  • Cemil Aydin, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Sherrill Stroschein, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Politics, Department of Political Science, University College London; Director, Master’s Program on Democracy and Comparative Politics.
  • Nur Amali Ibrahim, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and International Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington.
  • Rich Nielsen, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

7:00 Dinner: Keynote Address

  • Henry Rosovsky, Harvard Academy Chairman, 1986–1996; Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Harvard University.

Saturday, September 20

8:30–9:00 Continental Breakfast

9:00–11:00 Panel IV. “Self-Government, Representation, and Sovereignty: Who Governs?”

  • Chair: María Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Columbia University; Visiting Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
  • Julian Go, Professor of Sociology, Boston University
  • Rebecca Hardin, Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
  • Monika Nalepa, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
  • Steven Wilkinson, Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies; Chair, Department of Political Science, Yale University

11:00–11:15 Coffee Break

11:15–1:15 Panel V. “Citizen Action and Engagement in ‘Challenging’ Contexts by Under-Resourced People”

  • Chair: Lily L. Tsai, Associate Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Macartan Humphreys, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Executive Director, Experiments in Governance and Politics Research Network (EGAP)
  • Saumitra Jha, Associate Professor of Political Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Elizabeth Levy Paluck, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Jocelyn Viterna, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

1:15–2:30 Lunch