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.
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