Director's Lunch Seminar

Academic Year 2016–2017

These events are closed to the public.

The Director's Lunch Seminar provides an opportunity for various affiliates of the Weatherhead Center, such as the graduate student affiliates, members of The Harvard Academy, Fellows, members of the Executive Committee, and others to learn about and discuss emerging academic research from our community. All WCFIA affiliates are invited to attend. Lunch will be available starting at 11:45 a.m.; we will start promptly at noon and end at 1 p.m. sharp. We will meet in the Doris and Ted Lee Gathering Room (CGIS S030). This new series aims to strengthen and broaden our intellectual community and facilitate exchange across disciplinary and other boundaries. We hope that it will serve to reinforce the core of our amazing community.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016
“The End of Economic Growth Miracles”
Dani Rodrik
Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. 
Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
“The Private Governance of International Investment”
Anton Strezhnev
Graduate Student Associate.
PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
“Forms of Loyalty and Suspicion: Making National Bureaucrats in Israel and India, 1947-1960”
Yael Berda
Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
“Technology for the Poor: Meeting the Needs of Small Farmers in India, a Socio-Technical Approach”
Alicia G. Harley
Graduate Student Associate.
PhD Candidate in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Monday, January 30, 2017
“Water and the Making of Modern India”
Sunil Amrith
Director, Center for History and Economics; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar.
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Department of South Asian Studies; Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
“Transects and Territory: First Nations and Fieldwork in the Neoliberal Era”
Tom Özden-Schilling
William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellow, Canada Program.
PhD, Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
“The New Field of Afro-Latin American Studies”
Alejandro de la Fuente
Weatherhead Initiative Principal Investigator; Faculty Associate.
Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics, Department of History; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Harvard University.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
“How Ideas and Institutions Explain the Differential Control of Disease in China and India”
Prerna Singh
Former Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.
Mahatma Gandhi Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Department of Political Science, Brown University.

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See also: Conferences, 2017, 2016