Weatherhead Forum 2020–2021

Academic Year 2020–2021

The Weatherhead Forum showcases the research and debates of the various units and affiliates of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

This year the forum will be a bit different. As we have in the past, we will include presentations by research groups, but will also host some special sessions on big topics. With this mix, we hope to explore the work of our research groups while also doing justice to the large upheavals in our current time.

All WCFIA affiliates are invited to attend! The forum will run 12:00–1:30 p.m. EDT/EST for the research group sessions and 12:00–2:00 p.m. EDT/EST for the special sessions, via Zoom. The forum is chaired by the Center’s director. Registration is required for all forum events and links will be distributed via email. 

Fall 2020

Wednesday, September 9
Special Session from 12:00–2:00 p.m.

“THINKING THE FUTURE: New Perspectives on Globalization and Health under COVID-19”

This session is open to the public and will be recorded. Registration is required; see the event listing for details.

  • Ann Mische, Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies; Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Affairs, University of Notre Dame.
  • Vikram Patel, The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  • Allan Brandt, Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University.
  • Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine; Professor of Medicine; Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
  • Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology; Victor and William Fung Director, Asia Center, Harvard University; Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
  • Chair: Michèle Lamont, Center Director. 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 23
Featuring the Weatherhead Scholars Program from 12:00–1:30 p.m.

“Pandemics Past and Present: Assessing the Economic, Political, and Social Implications”

  • Ronald Rogowski, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles.
  • Mario Jimenez, Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Program Manager, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance.
  • Benjamin Bradlow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. PhD, Department of Sociology, Brown University.
  • Ryan Garlow, Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Colonel, United States Air Force.
  • Chair: Kathleen Molony, Director, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Executive Committee.

Wednesday, October 7
Special Session from 12:00–2:00 p.m.

“Rethinking Resistance Politics in Troubling Times: Transnational Queer Solidarity during COVID-19”

This session is open to the public, and is part of Worldwide Week. Registration is required; see the event listing for details.

  • Sa’ed Atshan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Visiting Scholar in Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Swarthmore College.
  • Nicole Doerr, Associate Professor of Sociology; Director, Copenhagen Centre on Political Mobilisation and Social Movement Studies, University of Copenhagen.
  • George Paul Meiu, Faculty Associate. John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology and Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
  • Jason Ferguson, Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Tunay Altay, PhD Candidate, Department of Diversity and Social Conflict, Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin.
  • Chair: Michèle Lamont, Center Director. 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.
  • Chair: Gökçe Yurdakul, Professor of Sociology; Head, Department of Diversity and Social Conflict; Director, Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin. Alum and Associate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.

Cosponsors:

  • Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin/Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Wednesday, October 21
Featuring the Graduate Student Associates Program from 12:00–1:30 p.m.

“The United States and China: Past, Present, Future”

  • Ruodi Duan, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.
  • Jenna Cook, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
  • Naima Green-Riley, Executive Committee; 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, November 4
Special Session from 12:00–2:00 p.m.

“US Election Results: Domestic and International Implications”

This session is open to the public and will be recorded. Registration is required; see the event listing for details.

  • Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Departments of Government and Sociology, Harvard University.
  • Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.
  • Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor; Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University.
  • Chair: Michèle Lamont, Center Director. 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.

Spring 2021

Wednesday, January 27

Wednesday, February 10

Wednesday, February 24

Wednesday, March 10

Wednesday, March 24

Wednesday, April 7

 

See also: Conferences, 2021, 2020