International Book Blitz

October 24, 2018

This event is open to the public.

Listen to Harvard authors present their global books in a café-style setting. A panel of Weatherhead Center Faculty Associates will each give an eight-minute “speed talk” about their recent book, launching us into compelling issues from around the world, featuring stories and research from Kenya, Japan, India, the United Kingdom, and Mexico, to name a few countries represented thematically in this two-hour event. Refreshments will be provided.


Robert H. BatesEaton Professor of the Science of Government, Emeritus, Department of Government; Professor of African and African American Studies, Emeritus, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
Book | The Development Dilemma: Security, Prosperity, and a Return to History. Princeton University Press

Jason BeckfieldChair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
Book | Political Sociology and the People’s Health. Oxford University Press
Sugata BoseGardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Department of History, Harvard University.
Book | The Nation as Mother: And Other Visions of Nationhood. Penguin Books

Ieva JusionyteAssistant Professor of Anthropology and of Social Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
Book | Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border. University of California Press
George Paul MeiuJohn and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology, Harvard University.
Book | Ethno-erotic Economies: Sexuality, Money, and Belonging in Kenya. University of Chicago Press

Pippa NorrisPaul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School; Laureate Research Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney.
Book | Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and Authoritarian Populism. Cambridge University Press

Daniel M. SmithAssociate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Book | Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan. Stanford University Press

This event is part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, celebrated from October 20–27, 2018.


See also: Conferences, 2018