Initiatives

Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations (WIGH)

This cluster began in 2011 as the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, before becoming the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations in 2017.

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Global history is one of the leading new approaches in recent years that has helped to transform the study of the past. The contemporary trends summarized under the term “globalization” have lent urgency to...

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Gender Inequality

Year Awarded: 2015

This initiative has concluded its research.

The mission of the Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality (WIGi) is to shed light on the cultural, social, economic, and political forces that maintain and break down gender inequalities in postindustrial societies. We meet biweekly to discuss such issues and build an academic community bringing together those interested in the WIGi mission.

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Afro-Latin American Studies

Year Awarded: 2016

This initiative has concluded its research.

Afro-Latin American studies is a nascent field, and it has already changed course rather dramatically in recent years. Whereas researchers used to study the effects of slavery in Latin America, over the past few decades mounting research has shifted focus toward documenting inequality, discrimination, and mobilization for racial justice. Scholars began debating the ideologies of racial democracy, with some blaming these ideologies for perpetuating racial discrimination and others...

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Climate Engineering

Year Awarded: 2016

This initiative has concluded its research.

Climate engineering, or geoengineering, is the deliberate, large-scale alteration of the climate system to counteract climate change caused by accumulating greenhouse gases. This initiative addresses some of the pertinent questions about climate change that fall outside the confines of the natural sciences, such as implications for politics, governance, economics, security, game theory, and more. By addressing these global topics, the research team hopes to fill in gaps in the existing...

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