Weatherhead Forum 2021–2022

Academic Year 2021–2022

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.

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.

“Migration and Refugees in the Era of COVID-19”

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

  • 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.

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

  • Speaker(s) TBA
  • 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.

Title TBA

  • Speaker(s) TBA
  • 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: Joshua D. Kertzer, Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on International Security. Professor of Government, 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, January 26
Wednesday, February 9
Wednesday, February 23
Wednesday, March 9
Wednesday, March 23
Wednesday, April 6
Wednesday, April 20

See also: Conferences, 2022, 2021