Open Seminars

Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Seminar

This seminar is open to the public.

This graduate-faculty research seminar is designed to bring together interested faculty and students on a continuing basis to cover topics on global history and the global history of capitalism. It is part of History 2950A, Approaches to Global History, and includes both reading sessions designed for graduate students and research sessions open to the interested public during which students and faculty participants will present current research. Faculty participants will be drawn from a number of schools, and, most...

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Solar Geoengineering Seminar Series

This seminar series is open to the public.

The seminar series offers an opportunity for participants to learn more about new natural and social science research taking place in the field of solar geoengineering. The series meets about four times per semester from 12:00–1:00 p.m. and features presentations of ongoing social and natural science research by visiting speakers and Harvard faculty. The seminar series is co-sponsored by Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Harvard University Center for...

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International Relations Speaker Series

This seminar is open to the public.

The seminar serves as a forum for discussing new research in the field of International Relations (IR). The series meets three to four times per semester and features presentations of ongoing research from visiting speakers working in political science and related fields. The seminar features methodologically diverse presentations on developments across the study of IR, from international security to international organizations to international political economy. The series is cosponsored by the Weatherhead Center for...

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Culture and Social Analysis Workshop

This seminar is open to the public.

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The Culture and Social Analysis Workshop is a forum where social scientists studying culture come together to discuss their empirical research and reflect on the future of the field. The workshop provides budding scholars of culture with an opportunity to discuss their work in progress, interact with leading researchers in the field, and think through central...

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Connectionists and Facilitators: Cultural Agents Key Words

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An accelerated rhythm of social, economic, political, and personal change in this new century obliges us to innovate in order to understand the dynamics, and to participate in productive and ethical ways. How does one think innovatively when existing concepts describe existing forms and activities rather than new possibilities? This seminar explores new key words and new meanings for...

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Workshop on Culture, History, and Society

This seminar is open to Harvard affiliates and members of the Cambridge and Boston academic community. Members of the public may attend only upon receiving specific permission from the chairs.

The Workshop in History, Culture, and Society provides a forum for the presentation of interdisciplinary scholarship in history across the social sciences. The workshop invites graduate students and faculty in the disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology to present work on historical topics. The social sciences differ...

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Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Politics

This seminar is open to the public.

The Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Politics allows faculty, visiting scholars, graduate students, and invited guests to present their research on contemporary issues in Latin America. The seminar series is open to the public and regularly attracts a diverse audience of academics, students, and other members of the University community. The series is chaired by Fernando Bizzarro, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, in fall 2019; and Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Department of...

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Science, Technology, and Society Seminar: STS Circle at Harvard

This seminar is open to the public.

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The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Circle at Harvard is a weekly colloquium series fostering interdisciplinary conversations about contemporary issues in science and technology that are relevant to people in fields including anthropology, history, history of science, sociology, STS, law, government, public policy, the natural sciences, engineering, and...

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Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

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The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations holds a weekly seminar that is open to the University community and the general public. Speakers include leading faculty and experts from Harvard and other universities in the United States, Japan, and elsewhere who have made significant contributions to the Program's research areas. Seminars feature a discussion period and are attended on average by fifty faculty members, students, and researchers from Harvard and from the greater Boston-Cambridge community.

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Political Violence Workshop

This seminar is open to the public.

The Political Violence Workshop brings together graduate students and faculty from the Harvard and Cambridge/Boston area who are working on issues related to political violence and international security, including revolutions, coups, civil wars, ethnic conflict, terrorism, and repression. One objective is to develop a cohesive community of scholars focusing on related research. The second objective is to share and develop new research, and to provide direct training and feedback for advanced graduate students working in the...

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Nigeria in the World

This seminar is open to the public.

As Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, undergoes some of the most significant social transformations and challenges in its history, its importance in the global political, economic, and social order is becoming increasingly recognized. This monthly seminar explores the future of Nigeria's engagement with the world community. It serves as a forum for scholars, researchers, policy makers, professionals, and members of the Cambridge and greater Boston community to reflect on and engage with critical issues pertaining...

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Middle East Seminar

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The cosponsored WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar, as it has developed since its inception in 1975, has focused on the political, economic, and social conditions in the Middle East. Because of the region's rich history and its cultural and social impact throughout the world, events in the Middle East have enormous ripple effects globally. Through presentations by scholars and practitioners, the seminar seeks to analyze the impact of such factors as poverty, gender, refugees, peacemaking, institution building, economic...

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Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

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South Asia's economic and strategic relevance has grown significantly in recent years. While scholars often note India's economic resurgence and South Asia's struggle with terror, the region offers much more that is of enormous intellectual and scholarly interest.

Among the important questions of politics, economics, and security in South Asia, the seminar continues to focus on...

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Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution

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The 2019–2020 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution explores conflict-resolution efforts domestically and worldwide. The seminar considers ways to strengthen the capacity to prevent, resolve, and transform ethnonational conflicts. The topics this year include economic inequality and the impact on domestic politics; the conflict-ridden environment surrounding the US elections; US immigration policy; implications of trade wars on global conflicts; negotiating with North Korea; impact of...

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