Faculty Associate Frank Dobbin Wins HBR McKinsey Award

April 25, 2017

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Frank Dobbin, professor of sociology, won the HBR McKinsey Award for best Harvard Business Review article of the year along with coauthor Alexandra Kalev. Their article, "Why Diversity Programs Fail," reveals that decades of workplace programs intended to foster diversity haven't been successful. 

Three Faculty Associates Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 14, 2017

Congratulations to three WCFIA Faculty Associates on their election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Torben Iversen, Marc Melitz, and Jonathan Zittrain are part of the 237th class of members. Academy members include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business, and philanthropic leaders. Read the press release to see the full list of the 228 members in this year's class.

Faculty Associate Byron J. Good Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

April 6, 2017

Byron J. Good, professor of anthropology at Harvard University and professor of medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School, won the 2017 Society for Psychological Anthropology Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given by the American Anthropological Association every year. The award "honors career-long contributions to psychological anthropology that have substantially influenced the field and its development." 

WCFIA Faculty Associate and Former Director Joseph Nye, Jr., Wins Book Award

April 4, 2017

Faculty Associate Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard Kennedy School, was awarded the Global Policy Book Award recently for his 2015 book, Is the American Century Over? The award, given by the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University, recognizes books that make a profound impact on the discussion of global politics. 

Faculty Associate Emeritus Herbert C. Kelman Awarded National Order of Merit

March 20, 2017

Herbert C. Kelman, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Emeritus, at Harvard University, was recently presented with the Grand Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria. According to the Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation, the prize "recognizes Kelman's pioneering role in contemporary peace research and his extraordinary intellectual achievements." 

Faculty Associate Maya Jasanoff Wins Windham-Campbell Prize

March 2, 2017

Congratulations to WCFIA Faculty Associate Maya Jasanoff, Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University, on winning the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize. The prize, given by Yale University, was awarded to eight recipients honored for their literary achievement or promise. Jasanoff is the author of two award-winning works of nonfiction, and has a forthcoming book called The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, to be published in November 2017.

Weatherhead Center Director Michèle Lamont Awarded Erasmus Prize 2017

February 20, 2017


The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs is delighted to announce that its Director, Michèle Lamont, has been awarded the 2017 Erasmus Prize. One of Europe’s most illustrious recognitions, the prize honors individual or group contributions to European culture, society or social science. The prize is named after Desiderius Erasmus, the Dutch Renaissance humanist, and the awards ceremony will be held in November at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. It comes with an award of 150,000 Euros.

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WCFIA Responds to the Executive Order to Ban Refugees and Immigrants from Seven Majority Muslim Countries

January 31, 2017

As director and executive director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, we want to express solidarity with all the members of our community and other human beings who will be affected by this ill-considered executive order. This decision inflames existing tensions and represents an inexcusable attack against Muslims. It also violates our sense of communal living as well as fundamental human rights principles and obligations to protect refugees.

The executive order will affect our students, faculty, and our partners in many parts of the world. It defies the values,… Read more about WCFIA Responds to the Executive Order to Ban Refugees and Immigrants from Seven Majority Muslim Countries

In Memoriam: Thomas C. Schelling, 1921–2016

December 21, 2016

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs solemnly acknowledges the loss of one of its founders, Thomas C. Schelling

Image of Thomas SchellingA Nobel Prize-winning economist and arms control theorist during the Cold War, Schelling passed away on December 13, at the age of 95.

“Tom was not only a brilliant economist, he was a delightful colleague who was a crucial part of the founding faculty of the Center,” remembers Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Faculty Associate, who joined the CFIA in 1961 as a research assistant.… Read more about In Memoriam: Thomas C. Schelling, 1921–2016

Faculty Associate Michael Reich Receives Lifetime Service Award for Research

November 29, 2016

Michael Reich, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has received a Lifetime Service award. Reich was given the award for his work—spanning more than four decades—in the field of health policy and systems research. The award is given by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSE) and Health Systems Global (HSG).