Special Event | International Book Blitz


Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Fisher Family Commons, 1st Floor

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Listen to Harvard authors present their global books in a café-style setting. A panel of Weatherhead Center Faculty Associates will each give an eight-minute “speed talk” about their recent book, launching us into compelling issues from around the world, featuring stories and research from Kenya, Japan, India, the United Kingdom, and Mexico, to name a few countries represented thematically in this two-hour event. Refreshments will be provided.


Robert H. Bates, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Emeritus, Department of Government; Professor of African and African American Studies, Emeritus, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
Book | The Development Dilemma: Security, Prosperity, and a Return to History. Princeton University Press

Jason Beckfield, Chair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
Book | Political Sociology and the People’s Health. Oxford University Press
Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Department of History, Harvard University.
Book | The Nation as Mother: And Other Visions of Nationhood. Penguin Books

Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of Social Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.
Book | Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border. University of California Press
George Paul Meiu, John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Departments of African and African American Studies and Anthropology, Harvard University.
Book | Ethno-erotic Economies: Sexuality, Money, and Belonging in Kenya. University of Chicago Press

Pippa Norris, Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School; Laureate Research Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney.
Book | Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and Authoritarian Populism. Cambridge University Press

Daniel M. Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Book | Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan. Stanford University Press

This event is part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, celebrated from October 20–27, 2018.


Michelle Nicholasen

This event is free and open to the public.

Image of Harvard Worldwide Week logoWorldwide Week at Harvard showcases the remarkable breadth and depth of Harvard’s global engagement. During Worldwide Week, Harvard Schools, research centers, departments, and student organizations host academic, cultural, and social events with global or international themes. The second annual Worldwide Week at Harvard will take place Saturday, October 20 through Saturday, October 27, 2018.

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