Weatherhead Forum 2019–2020

Academic Year 2019–2020

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 each 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 acting director.

Fall 2019

Wednesday, September 11
Featuring the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
“New Perspectives on Chinese History after Mao”

  • Julian Gewirtz, Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. DPhil, Faculty of History, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • Chair: Melani Cammett, Acting Center Director (2019–2020); Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Chair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs; 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, September 25
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH)
“Global Approaches to History”

“The Political Economy of Punishment: Slavery and Institutional Violence in Brazil and in the United States”

  • Marcelo Ferraro, Global Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH) (fall 2019). PhD Candidate, Department of Social History, Universidade de São Paulo.

“Unconquered People: The Untold History of the Seminoles”

  • Mandy Izadi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Broadbent Junior Research Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University.

“Underground Leviathans: Corporate Capitalism in the Americas, 1901–1952”

  • Israel G. Solares, Visiting Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH) (fall 2019). Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego (as of January 2020).

Chair: Sven Beckert, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Laird Bell Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Wednesday, October 9
Featuring the SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership
“Introducing the New SCANCOR Scholars’ International Research”

“The Impact of MiFID II Legislation on Financial Markets: Who Benefits from the ‘Unbundling’ Rule?”

  • Yury Kucheev, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Industrial Economics and Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

“Exploring the Transferability of Firms’ Institutionally Embedded Capabilities”

  • Jon E.B. Lervik, Visiting Scholar, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership. Associate Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, BI Norwegian Business School.

Chair: Torben Iversen, Interim Director, SCANCOR-Weatherhead Partnership; Faculty Associate. Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Wednesday, October 23
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion
“Citizenship, Migration, Deportation”

  • Yossi Harpaz, Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel-Aviv University.
  • Talia Shiff, Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Harvard University; PhD, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University.
  • A.K.M. Skarpelis, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. PhD, Department of Sociology, New York University.
  • Moderator: Charlotte Lloyd, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. PhD, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Wednesday, November 6
Featuring the Canada Program
“Naturalization and Multicultural Citizenship for the Highly Skilled”

  • Elke Winter, William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Canada Program. Professor of Sociology, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa.
  • 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, November 20
Featuring the Graduate Student Associates Program
“The Paradox of Purity: Comparing Veganism as a Cultural Practice in France and Israel”

  • Nina Gheihman, Graduate Student Associate; Weatherhead Center Dissertation Fellow. PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
  • Commentator: Ruodi Duan, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.
  • Commentator: Naima Green-Riley, 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.

Spring 2020

Wednesday, February 12
Featuring the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations
“War and the State in the Making of Modern East Asia”

  • Seo-Hyun Park, Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Associate Professor, Department of Government and Law, Lafayette College.
  • Chair: Christina L. Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Wednesday, February 26
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security
“New Frontiers in Security Studies”

  • Alastair Iain Johnston, Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. The Governor James Albert Noe and Linda Noe Laine Professor of China in World Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Stephen Peter Rosen, Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security; Faculty Associate. Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Harvard College Professor.

Wednesday, March 11
Featuring the Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies
“Afro-Latin American Studies and the Afro-Latin American Research Institute”

  • Danilo Antonio Contreras, ALARI Visiting Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, College of the Holy Cross.
  • Kaysha Corinealdi, ALARI Visiting Fellow; Assistant Professor of History, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College.
  • Laura Correa Ochoa (TBC), Graduate Student Affiliate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.
  • Chair: Alejandro de la Fuente, Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies; Executive Committee; 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, Hutchins Center; Harvard University.
  • Chair: Doris Sommer, Chair, Weatherhead Initiative on Afro-Latin American Studies; Faculty Associate. 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.

Wednesday, March 25
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World
“The Economics and Politics of Regional Integration in the Arab World”

  • Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank; Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School.
  • In conversation with: Tarek Masoud, Faculty Associate. Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School.
  • Chair: Timothy J. Colton, Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World; 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, April 8
Featuring the Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs
“Introducing the Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs”

  • Hussein Kalout, Associate, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. PhD Candidate, Department of Politics, Philosophy, & Religion, Lancaster University.
  • Mohammad Sagha, Associate, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. PhD Candidate, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Chicago.
  • Sean Ashley, Graduate Researcher, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Chair: Payam Mohseni, Project Director, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University; Lecturer, Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School.

Wednesday, April 22
Featuring the Weatherhead Scholars Program
“Uncertainty in Changing Security Landscapes: Evidence from Colombia and Myanmar”

  • Annette Idler, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Director of Studies, Changing Character of War Centre, Pembroke College, University of Oxford.
  • Chair: Kathleen Molony, Director, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Executive Committee.
See also: Conferences, 2020, 2019