Weatherhead Forum

Academic Year 2017–2018

These events are closed to the public.

The Weatherhead Forum showcases the research of the various units that are associated with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. The goal of the forum is to bring together the diverse constituencies of the Center, to learn about our respective work, and to foster the WCFIA intellectual 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 1:00 p.m. sharp. We will meet in the Bowie-Vernon Room (CGIS K262). The forum is chaired by the Center's director.

Chair

Michèle Lamont
Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Fall 2017

Wednesday, September 13
Featuring the Weatherhead Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion
“Addressing the Recognition Gap: Destigmatization and the Reduction of Inequality”

  • Michèle Lamont, Center Director; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Wednesday, September 27
Featuring the Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies
“New Research on Afro-Latin American Studies”

  • Alejandro de la Fuente, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies. Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin-American History and Economics, Department of History; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
  • Doris Sommer, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies. Ira Jewell Williams, Jr. Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies; Director, Cultural Agents Initiative, Harvard University.
  • Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History, Department of History; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
  • Genevieve Dempsey, Mamolen Fellow, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University. PhD, Ethnomusicology, Department of Music, University of Chicago.

Wednesday, October 11
Featuring the Canada Program
“‘[H]e…had meditated an attempt to get on board a ship…bound to Newfoundland’: The Limits of the Term Refugee for Enslaved Africans in Canadian Fugitive Slave Advertisements”

  • Charmaine A. Nelson, William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Canada Program. Professor of Art History, McGill University.
  • Chair: Timothy J. Colton, Chair, Canada Program Faculty Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Wednesday, October 25
Featuring the Weatherhead Initiative on Climate Engineering
“An Introduction of the Public Policy of Solar Geoengineering”

  • Chair: David Keith, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Climate Engineering. Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Wednesday, November 8
Featuring the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
“Ethnic Bias and Wage Inequality: Do Coworkers' Attitudes Matter for Immigrants' Earnings?”

  • Hilary Holbrow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. PhD, Department of Sociology, Cornell University.
  • Chair: Susan J. Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Wednesday, November 29
Featuring the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, a Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations
“Global History: What Are Its Intellectual Claims?”

  • Charles S. Maier, Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative Global History. Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.
  • Sugata Bose, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Department of History, Harvard University.
  • Arne Westad, Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, Harvard Kennedy School.

Spring 2018

Wednesday, January 31
Featuring The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
“Citizen Rights or Human Rights? Explaining Global Policies toward North Korean Refugee Resettlement”

  • Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Missouri; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution.
  • Chair: Jorge I. Domínguez, Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Wednesday, February 14
Featuring the Weatherhead Scholars Program
“The Weatherhead Scholars Program: Three Research Perspectives”

  • Adrien Abecassis, Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France.
  • Silvia Rief, Joseph A. Schumpeter Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Innsbruck.
  • Øyvind Skorge, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social Research, Oslo.
  • Chair: Kathleen Molony, Director, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Executive Committee.

Wednesday, February 28
Featuring the Weatherhead Cluster on Global Populism
“How Democracies Die”

  • Steven Levitsky, Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.
  • Daniel Ziblatt, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Chair: Bart Bonikowski, Director, Undergraduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism. Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University. 
  • Chair: Dani Rodrik, Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism. Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Wednesday, March 21
Featuring the Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality
“Cultural Conceptions: Two Worlds of Postindustrial Family Change”

  • Mary C. Brinton, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality. Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Wednesday, March 28
Featuring the SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership
“SCANCOR-Weatherhead Scholars Discuss Organizational Research”

  • Ivar Bleiklie, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership (spring 2018). Professor of Social Science, Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway.
    Making Policies for Better Performance—Explaining Higher Education Reform Policies in Europe

  • Katharina Fellnhofer, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership (spring 2018). Postdoctoral Researcher; Erwin-Schrödinger-Fellow, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
    ONLINE-S3: Science with and for Society—Online Mechanisms for Knowledge-based Policy Advice

  • Markus Höllerer, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership (spring 2018). Professor and Head of the Institute for Public Management and Governance, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria; Associate Professor in Organization Theory, University of New South Wales Business School, Australia.
    How to Construe ‘the city’ from an Organizational Perspective: Resilience as a Principle of Meta-Governance

  • Sampo Tukiainen, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership (spring 2018). Project Manager and Researcher, Department of Management Studies, School of Business, Aalto University, Finland.
    Industrial Innovation—New Forms, New Challenges for European Innovation Policies

  • Chair: Frank Dobbin, Director, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership; Faculty Associate. Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Wednesday, April 11
Featuring the Faculty Associates
“One World: How Americans Discovered the Global South in World War II”

  • Erez Manela, Director, Graduate Student Program; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Wednesday, April 25
Featuring the Graduate Student Associates Program
“Crossing Continents: The Role and Place of a Muslim Convert Community in Europe”

  • Lulie El-Ashry, Graduate Student Associate; Samuels Family Research Fellow. PhD Candidate, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University.
  • Commentator: Lydia Walker, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.
  • Commentator: Kai Thaler, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Chair: Erez Manela, Director, Graduate Student Program; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.
See also: Conferences, 2018, 2017