Weatherhead Forum 2021–2022

Academic Year 2021–2022

Jump to: Spring 2022

The Weatherhead Forum showcases the research and debates of the various units and affiliates of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
 
As we did last year, 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 highlighting the WCFIA research on the large upheavals in our current time.
 
All WCFIA affiliates are invited to attend! The forum will run 12:00–1:15 p.m. EDT/EST for the research group sessions and 12:00–1:30 p.m. EDT/EST for the special sessions. We will start the year via Zoom, and hope to transition to in-person meetings as the year progresses. The forum is chaired by the Center’s director. Registration is required for all forum events and links will be distributed via email.

Catch up on all our Weatherhead Forum special sessions on our Weatherhead Forum showcase page on Vimeo.

Fall 2021

Wednesday, September 8
Special Session from 12:00–2:00 p.m.

“US Foreign Policy in the Shadow of 9/11: A Twenty-Year Retrospective”

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

  • Oya Dursun-Özkanca, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Professor of Political Science, School of Public Service; College Professor of International Studies (Endowed Chair), Elizabethtown College.
  • Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.
  • Binalakshmi Nepram, Carr Center Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
  • Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program, Harvard Kennedy School. 
  • Chair: Melani Cammett, Center Director. 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 6
Featuring the Graduate Student Associates Program from 12:00–1:15 p.m.

“Globalizing Oil, Unleashing Capital: An International History of the 1970s Energy Crisis”

  • Marino Auffant, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.
  • Discussant: Carleigh Beriont, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Committee on the Study of Religion, Harvard University.
  • Discussant: Michael-David Mangini, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Program in Political Economy and Government, Harvard Kennedy School.
  • Chair: Erez Manela, Director, Graduate Student Programs. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Wednesday, November 3
Special Session from 12:00–1:30 p.m.

“Empathy and Xenophobia: Migrant and Refugee Experiences”

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

  • Rula Amin, Senior Communication Advisor and Spokesperson, Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
  • Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Department of Global Health and Population; Director of Research, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School.
  • Melani Cammett, Center Director. 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.
  • Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Wednesday, November 17
Featuring the Canada Program from 12:00–1:15 p.m.

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“The Legacy of Residential Schools in Canada and the United States”

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

  • Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, The University of British Columbia.
  • Matt Villeneuve, Assistant Professor of History and American Indian Studies, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Chair: Vincent Chiao, William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Canada Program. Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.

Wednesday, December 1
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security from 12:00–1:15 p.m.

“New Frontiers in Security Studies”

  • Richard Yarrow, Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School. “Scientific Cultures and Institutional Constraints to Scientific Research in China: Perspectives from Chinese Science Students”
  • Katherine Irajpanah, Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University. “Social Media and Theories of War”
  • Kevin Troy, Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security. PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University. “Less Information Induces More Overconfidence about International Politics”
  • Chair: Alastair Iain Johnston, 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.
  • Chair: Stephen Peter Rosen, 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.

Spring 2022

Wednesday, February 9
Special Session from 12:00–1:30 p.m.

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“China’s Role in the World: Is China Exporting Authoritarianism?”

This session is open to the public. Registration is required; see the event listing for details. This event is cosponsored with the Critical Issues Confronting China Series at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

  • Elizabeth Economy, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
  • Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Naima Green-Riley, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Maria Repnikova, Assistant Professor in Global Communication, Department of Communication, Georgia State University.
  • Chair: Alastair Iain Johnston, The Governor James Albert Noe and Linda Noe Laine Professor of China in World Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Wednesday, February 23
Special Session from 12:00–1:30 p.m.

“China, the US, and the New Global Order(s)”

This session is open to the public and will be recorded. Registration is required; see the event listing for details. This event is cosponsored with the Critical Issues Confronting China Series at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

  • Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School.
  • Yeling Tan, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon.
  • Stacie Goddard, Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science; Faculty Director, Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, Wellesley College.
  • Zha Daojiong, Professor of International Political Economy, School of International Studies, Peking University.
  • Alastair Iain Johnston, The Governor James Albert Noe and Linda Noe Laine Professor of China in World Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Chair: Melani Cammett, Center Director. 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, March 9
Featuring the Weatherhead Scholars Program from 12:00–1:15 p.m.

“Building Better Lives? Crises, Inequalities, and Social Change”

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

  • Ioana Sendroiu, Raphael Morrison Dorman Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Coordinator, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion (Spring 2022). Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Hong Kong. “Who Can ‘Dream Big’? The Cost of High Expectations in Low-Quality Neighborhoods” 
  • Cécile Van de Velde, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Montreal. “‘What Have You Done to Our World?’ The Rise of a Global Generational Voice”
  • Poulomi Chakrabarti, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University. “Durable Inequalities and the Politics of Dignity”
  • Thijs van Dooremalen, Associate, Weatherhead Scholars Program (Fall 2021); Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Amsterdam. “To Foreignize or to Domesticate? Diverging French and Dutch Cultural Repertoires for Responding to Foreign Events” 
  • Chair: Erin Goodman, Director, Weatherhead Scholars Program.

Wednesday, March 23
Featuring the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH) from 12:00–1:15 p.m.

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“Unequal Encounters: A Recurrent Dynamic of Global History”

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

  • Moritz von Brescius, Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations/Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH). John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.
  • Mandy Izadi, Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations/Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH).
    Broadbent Junior Research Fellow, University of Oxford; ALARI Research Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University.
  • Matthew Sohm, PhD Candidate, Department of History; Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.
  • Chair: Charles S. Maier, Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH) (emeritus). Leverett Saltonstall Research Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University. 
  • Chair: Sven Beckert, Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH). Laird Bell Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Wednesday, April 6
Featuring the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations from 12:00–1:00 p.m.

“The Political Economy of Global Ownership and Supply Chains”

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

  • Shuhei Kurizaki, Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Associate Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. “National Security, Sustainability, and the Politics of Global Shareholding Network”
  • Kristin Vekasi, Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and School of Policy and International Affairs, University of Maine. “The Politics of Supply Chain Resiliency in the Indo-Pacific”
  • Chair: Christina L. Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Wednesday, April 20
Featuring the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies from 12:00–1:15 p.m.

“Representation and Accountability under Weakly Institutionalized Party Systems: Perspectives from India and Peru”

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

  • Tanushree Goyal, Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Politics and International Relations, Nuffield College, University of Oxford. “Gender and Machine Politics: How Women Increase Representation and Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies”
  • Julie Anne Weaver, Academy Fellow, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. PhD, Department of Government, Harvard University. “Voting Them All Out: When Re-Election Fails to Create Accountability”
  • Chair: Timothy J. Colton, Chair, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.
See also: Conferences, 2022, 2021