Special Event

2017 May 12

The SCANCOR-Weatherhead Spring 2017 Conference

10:30am to 7:00pm


61 Kirkland Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room; William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

"Organizations, Institutions, and Nation-States"

10:30-11:00AM Breakfast
61 Kirkland Street

11:00AM-12:15PM Organizations and Career Processes
“When Professionals Meet the Crowd: A Study of Journalists Co-producing News with Readers”
Elena Raviola, Copenhagen Business School and University of Gothenburg.

“Why are so Many COOs Promoted to CEO?”
Yamin Xie, Hanken School of Economics.

Relocate to William James Hall, Room 1550

12:30PM-1:45PM Lunch

1:45PM-3:30PM Negotiating Roles of Societal Sectors
“Some Assumptions About the Relationship Between Higher Education, the Labor Market, Vocational Education and the Political System”
Ivar Bleiklie, University of Bergen.

“Forms of Social and Economic Value Creation and Co-evolutionary Structural Transformations”
Seija Kulkki, Aalto University.

“Decline of the Welfare State: Merging the Public and Private Sector”
Antoinette Hetzler, Lund University.

3:45PM-5:00PM Roundtable: Organizations, Institutions, and Nation-States
Guro Refsum Sanden, Tiina Ritvala, Ivar Bleiklie, Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, University of Gothenburg

5:00-7:00PM Dinner

2017 May 11

The SCANCOR-Weatherhead Spring 2017 Conference

9:30am to 7:00pm


William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

"Organizations, Institutions, and Nation-States"

9:30AM-10:00AM Breakfast

10:00AM-11:00AM Roundtable: Organizational Theory and Transnationalism
Samuli Patala, Elena Raviola, Antoinette Hetzler

11:15AM-1:00PM Cross-Border Coordination
“Catalyzing Institutional Work: Building a Bridge over Troubled Waters”
Tiina Ritvala, Aalto University.

“What can Foreign Policy Analysis Offer Research on National Reservations on the Use of Force (“Caveats”) in Coalition Operations?”
Gunnar Fermann, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

“Discretionary Power on the Front Line: A Bottom-up Perspective on Corporate Language Management”
Guro Refsum Sanden, Copenhagen Business School.

1:00PM-2:00PM Lunch

2:00PM-3:45PM Theorizing Institutions
“Translating New Ideas into the Field of Organizational Studies”
Ulla Eriksson-Zetterquist, University of Gothenburg.

“The Role of Verbal and Visual Text in the Process of Institutionalization”
Dennis Jancsary, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

“Legitimacy Under Institutional Change: How Incumbents Appropriate Clean Rhetoric for Dirty Technologies”
Samuli Patala, Aalto University.

4:00PM-5:00PM Reflections on Scancor-Weatherhead
Seija Kulkki, Dennis Jancsary, Yamin Xie, Gunnar Fermann

5:00-7:00PM Dinner

2017 Apr 26

Special Event

5:00pm to 6:30pm


Emerson Hall, 25 Quincy Street, Room 105

"Editorial Aspirations: Human Integrity at the Frontiers of Biology"

Please visit the workshop website for a list of speakers and the full agenda.


Shana Ashar


J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Assistant Professor of Biology and Society, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University; the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School; the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School; with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund; and the Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School.

2017 Apr 27

Special Event

11:45am to 1:00pm


Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Building, Land Lecture Hall, Room 400

"Understanding Emotion in the Context of Intractable Intergroup Conflict"


Eran Halperin, Professor, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel.

Please note: RSVP by April 19 REQUIRED

Sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School. Co-sponsored by Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict, Harvard University, the Management, Leadership, and Decision Science Area, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Middle East Initiative, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

2017 Apr 24

Joint Transnational Studies Initiative and Politics and Social Change Workshop

4:00pm to 6:00pm


William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

"Refuge's Resource Environments: A Research Outline"


Fethi Keles, Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Social Protection, Transnational Studies Initiative, Harvard University.

“Whether to Weather: A Case Study of Drought Displacement in the Colombian Countryside”


Brianna Castro, PhD Student, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Harvard University.


Yueran Zhang
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2017 Apr 20

Comparative Democracy Seminar

4:15pm to 5:30pm


Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge

"Communism's Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes"


Joshua A. Tucker, Professor of Politics and affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies and Data Science, New York University; Director, Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia; Co-director, Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) Laboratory, New York University; Co-author of the award winning Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post. 

About the Speaker 

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2017 Apr 06

Opening Reception for Collapse the Distance: A Climate Change Storytelling Project

4:30pm to 6:00pm


Fisher Family Commons, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

A climate change storytelling thesis project about the Republic of Kiribati by Mattea Mrkusic, Kenneth I. Juster Fellow 2015–2016, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard College, Special Concentrator in Human Rights and the Environment.

Project and podcast available at www.collapsethedistance.com.
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center and the Harvard University Asia Center. 

2017 Apr 10

Special Event: Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Connection Conference

9:00am to 5:15pm


Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Room 133

The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights will host the Fifth Annual Roma Conference, "Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Contribution", at Harvard University to mark International Roma Day. The event will bring together academic, literary, artistic, and student communities to explore the contributions of the Roma community to global culture, arts, and material production.

Co-sponsored by the Berklee College of Music; the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies; the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights; the Mahindra Humanities Center; the Department of Music; and the Provost’s Fund for Interfaculty Collaboration, Harvard University.


Margareta Matache
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2017 Apr 27

Europe on Credit Series

4:15pm to 6:00pm


Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room

"The Jubilee: Debt Forgiveness in Modern Europe"


Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies; Professor of History and International Affairs; Director, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, Princeton University.


Mary D. Lewis, Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Washington, DC.


Sarah Banse

2017 Mar 30

Special Event

4:00pm to 6:00pm


Emerson Hall, Room 210

“Undocumented Knowledge: Students, Borders, and the Politics of Sanctuary”


Prerna Lal, Staff Attorney / Clinical Supervisor, Immigration Practice, East Bay Community Law Center.

Lisa Lowe, Distinguished Professor; Director, Center for the Humanities, Tufts University.

Keish Kim, American Studies graduate student, Harvard University.

Medhin Paolos, Asmarina Project, and Rete G2 Milano.

Maurice Stierl, Visiting Assistant Professor University of California, Davis.

Co-sponsored by the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University.

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2017 Apr 06

Special Event: STS Program Atomic Imaginaries Public Lecture

5:00pm to 7:00pm


Harvard Law School, Austin Hall, Room 111

"Nuclear Chimeras: Britain’s Slow Death as a Nuclear Power”

Keynote Speaker:

Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future; Author of The World We Made.


Carol Cohn, Director, Consortium on Gender, Security & Human Rights,University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Allison Macfarlane, Professor of Public Policy and International Affairs and Director, Center for International Science and Technology Policy, George Washington University.

Jayita Sarkar, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University.

Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment; Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Global Law and Policy and the Harvard University Center for the Environment.


Shana Ashar
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