Closed Seminars

Comparative Inequality and Inclusion Cluster Seminar

This seminar is closed to the public.

The Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion draws on expertise from across disciplines to gain international and comparative perspectives on how to extend cultural membership to the greatest number in society, to gain a better understanding of the social and cultural processes behind recognition gaps, and to determine how social scientists and policy makers can better respond to help make societies more inclusive. 

Advanced industrial societies have become increasingly...

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Research Workshop in Middle Eastern Politics

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In 2020–2021, the Research Workshop in Middle Eastern Politics is led by Professor Melani Cammett from the Department of Government and Professor Tarek Masoud from the Harvard Kennedy School. The Research Workshop in Middle Eastern Politics provides an opportunity for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty working in the broad area of Middle Eastern politics to present and receive feedback on works in progress. The workshop is committed to methodological pluralism, and draws on membership from across Harvard’...

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Workshop on the Study of Corruption

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Globalization has raised the salience of corruption as an area of academic study. The Workshop on the Study of Corruption aims to bring together faculty interested in the issue from across the University. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to, the emergence and spread of corruption in societies; the association of corruption with economic liberalization; the globalization of corrupt practices; culture and corruption; retail (individual) and wholesale (institutional) corruption; transparency and corruption;...

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Research Workshop in Political Economy

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Taught by Professors Peter Buisseret, Pia Raffler, and Daniel Smith, the Research Workshop in Political Economy (Government 3007) is a year-long graduate seminar that aims to encourage cross-disciplinary research and excellence in graduate training. Political economy is a research tradition that explores how institutions affect political and economic outcomes. The workshop emphasizes the development of dissertation proposals and is a place where graduate students can present their research to an audience of committed and...

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Research Workshop in International Relations

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The Research Workshop in International Relations (Government 3005) is sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Department of Government to address ongoing research in the field of international relations.

The workshop is primarily devoted to presenting and discussing dissertation proposals and other scholarly work by advanced graduate students studying international relations in the Department of Government and in related departments and centers at Harvard. Faculty within the...

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Research Workshop in Comparative Politics

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In 2020–2021, the Research Workshop in Comparative Politics (Government 3006) is led by Professors Alisha Holland and Yuhua Wang. Supported initially by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this workshop is now funded by grants from the Weatherhead Center and the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Graduate students who receive academic credit for their participation and other graduate students (space permitting, which it usually does), faculty, and postdoctoral fellows present works in...

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Graduate Workshop on Latin American Politics

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This seminar is cochaired by Professor Steven Levitsky and Senior Lecturer Frances Hagopian of the Harvard University Department of Government, and Professor Ben Ross Schneider from the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additionally, Professors Alisha Holland (Harvard) and Chappell Lawson (MIT) have taken on a faculty advisor role. In monthly meetings, participants discuss their research on issues related to Latin American politics. Covering a range of topics including political...

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Faculty Discussion Group on Political Economy

This seminar is closed to the public.

The Faculty Discussion Group on Political Economy, cosponsored by the Weatherhead Center and the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and chaired by Jeffry Frieden, Stanfield Professor of International Peace, holds informal luncheon meetings on Tuesdays. Papers on a wide range of topics in political economy are sent to approximately fifty faculty members from various schools and departments. A freewheeling discussion of the paper ensues among the faculty who attend.