Weatherhead Forum 2022–2023

Academic Year 2022–2023

The Weatherhead Forum is our platform to address pressing topics of the day, and the pathbreaking Weatherhead Center research being done in those areas. Speakers include faculty affiliates and expert practitioners. These special sessions are open to the public.

All WCFIA affiliates are invited to attend! The Forum is chaired by the Center’s director. Registration is required for all Forum events.

Fall 2022

Wednesday, October 26
12:00–1:15 p.m. on Zoom

“Book Launch for Making Meritocracy: Lessons from China and India, from Antiquity to the Present”

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

  • Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Strategy Unit, Harvard Business School; Director, The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University.
  • Discussant: Alisha Holland, Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Business and Government. Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University.
  • Chair: Erez Manela, Acting Center Director (2022–2023); Director, Graduate Student Programs. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Wednesday, November 16
12:00–1:30 p.m. on Zoom

“Can We Learn the Lessons of COVID-19?”

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

  • Louise Ivers, David Bangsberg MD, MPH Endowed Chair in Global Health Equity; Executive Director, Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital; Faculty Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard University; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
  • Allan M. Brandt, Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine; Interim Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University.
  • Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Head, School of History; Professor of Medical and Global Health Histories, University of Leeds, UK.
  • Chair: Erez Manela, Acting Center Director (2022–2023); Director, Graduate Student Programs. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.
See also: Conferences, 2023, 2022