Weatherhead Forum 2018–2019

Academic Year 2018–2019

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 this year is to tease out the debates and robust discussions happening within each respective group, and invite the WCFIA community to engage with the ongoing conversations. All WCFIA affiliates are invited to attend! Lunch will be available starting at 12:00 noon; we will start promptly at 12:15 p.m. and end at 1:15 p.m. sharp. We will meet in the Bowie-Vernon Room (CGIS K262). The forum is chaired by the Center's director, Michèle Lamont. 

Fall 2018

Wednesday, September 5 
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion
“An Agenda for the Comparative Study of Recognition Gaps”

  • 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 19 
Featuring The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
“Democratic Stability LDP Style: Local Organizers and the Success of Japan’s Perennial Ruling Party”

  • Daniel Koss, Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Chair: Melani Cammett, Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate. Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health..

Wednesday, October 3 
Featuring the Canada Program
“Human Rights as Therapy: The Healing Paradigms of Transitional Justice in Canada”

  • Ronald Niezen, William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Canada Program. Katharine A. Pearson Chair in Civil Society and Public Policy, Department of Anthropology and Faculty of Law, McGill University.
  • Chair: Timothy J. Colton, Chair, Canada Program Faculty Steering Committee; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Wednesday, October 17 
Featuring the Graduate Student Associates Program
“Re-Synchronizing the City: Towards a Temporal Logic of Agglomeration in the Philippines”

  • Justin D. Stern, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate in Architecture and Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design.
  • Commentators:
    • Charlotte Lloyd, Executive Committee; Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
    • Aseem Mahajan, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Chair: Erez Manela, Director, Graduate Student Programs; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Wednesday, October 31 
Featuring the Weatherhead Scholars Program
“Institutional Dynamics of Recognition—Global, Comparative, and Local Perspectives”

  • Matthias Koenig, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Göttingen; Max Planck Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.
  • Amy Austin Holmes, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Egyptology, and Anthropology, American University in Cairo; Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
  • Talia Shiff, Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. PhD, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University.
  • Chair: Kathleen Molony, Director, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Executive Committee.

Wednesday, November 14 
Featuring the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
“Democracy without Redistribution: Perceived Inequality and Preferences for Redistribution”

  • Yeonju Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. PhD, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago.
  • Chair: Susan J. Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave spring 2019); Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Wednesday, November 28 
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism/Challenges to Democracy
“Democracy and the Perils of Polarization”

  • Lilliana Mason, Assistant Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Milan Svolik, Professor of Political Science, Yale University.
  • Chair: Steven Levitsky, Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism/Challenges to Democracy. David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.
  • Chair: Daniel Ziblatt, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Populism/Challenges to Democracy. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

 

Spring 2019

Wednesday, February 13 
Featuring the SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership
“SCANCOR-Weatherhead Scholars Discuss Organizational Research”

  • “Comparative Renewable Energy Policy”
    Speaker: Elin Lerum Boasson, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership. Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo; Senior Researcher, CICERO Center for International Climate Research.
  • "How and Why Do International Organizations Develop Public-Private Partnership Policies?"
    Speaker: Carsten Greve, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership (spring 2019). Professor of Public Management and Governance, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School.
  • “Blockchain Technology and Governance”
    Speaker: Juho Lindman, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership (spring 2019). Associate Senior Lecturer; Director, Blockchain Lab, Applied IT, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • “Politicization of Businesses in the Global Economy and Its Challenges on Liberalism”
    Speaker: Jukka Mäkinen, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership (spring and fall 2019). Docent in Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Aalto University School of Business, Finland; Professor in Business Ethics, Estonian Business School, Estonia.
  • “Sustainable and Fair Supply Chains? From Compliance to Self-Regulation and Self-Assessment: The Case of Fast Fashion”
    Speaker: Torkel Strömsten, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership. Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and Financial Management, Stockholm School of Economics; Professor, Department of Industrial Management and Economics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
  • “Carbon Market Politics”
    Speaker: Jørgen Wettestad, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership. Research Professor, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute.
  • Chair: Frank Dobbin, Director, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership; Faculty Associate. Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Wednesday, February 27 
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH)
“Global Cross-Currents”

  • Martine Jean, Visiting Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH).
  • Murari Jha, Visiting Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Assistant Professor, School of Historical Studies, Nalanda University.
  • Francesca Viano, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH).
  • Chair: Charles S. Maier, Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Wednesday, March 13 
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security
“New Frontiers in Security Studies”

  • Alastair Iain Johnston, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security. The Governor James Albert Noe and Linda Noe Laine Professor of China in World Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Joshua D. Kertzer, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security. Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Stephen Peter Rosen, Faculty Associate (on leave fall 2018); Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security. Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.

Wednesday, March 27 
Featuring the Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality
“New Perspectives on Gender Inequality: Graduate Student Research Contributions”

“Gender Differences in Job Application Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial”
Lisa A. Abraham, Graduate Research Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality. PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

“The Cognitive Dimension of Household Labor”
Allison Daminger
, PhD Candidate, Program in Sociology & Social Policy, Harvard University.

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

Wednesday, April 10 
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Religion in Public Life in Africa and the African Diaspora
“Dignity, Religious Imaginations, and Democratic Project in Africa”

  • Simeon O. Ilesanmi, Washington M. Wingate Professor, Department for the Study of Religions, Wake Forest University.
  • Chair: Jacob Olupona, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Religion in Public Life in Africa and the African Diaspora. Professor of African Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity School; Professor of African and African American Studies, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
  • Chair: Marla F. Frederick, Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Religion in Public Life in Africa and the African Diaspora. Professor of African and African American Studies and of Religion, Departments of Religion and African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Wednesday, April 24 
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World
“The State of Regions and Regionalisms: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from the Regions Cluster”

  • Timothy J. Colton, Chair, Canada Program Faculty Steering Committee; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Meg Elizabeth Rithmire, Faculty Associate. Associate Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

 

See also: Conferences, 2019, 2018