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WCFIA Faculty Associate Calestous Juma Receives 2017 Breakthrough Paradigm Award

October 31, 2016

Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development at Harvard Kennedy School, was recently named a recipient of the 2017 Breakthrough Paradigm Award. The award, given by the Breakthrough Institute, "recognizes accomplishment and leadership in the effort to make the future secure, free, prosperous, and fulfilling for all the world’s inhabitants on an ecologically vibrant planet." Juma's groundbreaking research in biotechnology and innovation solidifies his position as a thought leader in the fields of science and technology. He will accept this award next summer at the Breakthrough Dialogue, a two-day conference devoted to democracy in the Anthropocene. 

Faculty Associate Tamar Herzog Awarded James A. Rawley Prize

October 7, 2016

Tamar Herzog, Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor, was awarded the 2016 James A. Rawley Prize for her book, Frontiers of Possession: Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas (Harvard University Press, 2015). The award, given by the American Historical Association, goes to the best book that explores the integration of Atlantic worlds before the twentieth century. 

WCFIA Faculty Associate Susan J. Pharr Wins the Japan Foundation Award

September 6, 2016

Faculty Associate and director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Susan J. Pharr, also the Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics at Harvard University, was awarded a 2016 Japan Foundation Award for her lifetime of work in promoting international mutual understanding, especially between Japan and the United States. Pharr is a widely recognized leader in her field, and holds deep insight into Japanese politics through a comparative politics lens. Every year the Japan Foundation awards individuals and organizations that have helped promote understanding and friendship between Japan and other countries. 

Welcome 2016–2017 Center Affiliates

August 29, 2016

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs welcomes our new and returning affiliates. In 2016–2017, The Center continues to offer a wide array of seminarsprogramsconferences, and other research activities. Interested individuals can participate in our open seminars and events, as well as, search our online database of research publications produced by Center affiliates. For more information on the Center's plans and goals for the upcoming academic year, please read the message from the director.

WCFIA Website Updates Coming Soon

July 14, 2016

Please note that we are in the process of updating the WCFIA website for the upcoming 2017–2018 academic year. Soon our site will include updated information on affiliates, publications, research activities, and more. Stay tuned!

WCFIA Senior Associate Karl Kaiser Wins Dr. Jean Mayer Award

July 13, 2016

Karl Kaiser, Senior Associate of the Weatherhead Center's Program on Transatlantic Relations and adjunct professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, was awarded the Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award. Recipients of this award, given by the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) at Tufts University, typically give a lecture and work with the IGL to create meaningful learning opportunities for its students at their organization or home country. 

Three WCFIA Undergraduate Associates Awarded 2016 Hoopes Prize

May 10, 2016

Congratulations to WCFIA Undergraduate Associates Hanna Amanuel, Alice Siqi Han, and Bianca Mulaney, who are among the winners of the 2016 Hoopes Prize. Every year awards are given to a group of Harvard seniors who demonstrate outstanding scholarly work or research. Students win a monetary award and their projects are bound and available in Lamont Library for two years.

WCFIA Faculty Associate Orlando Patterson Wins 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award

April 7, 2016

Orlando Patterson, the John Cowles Professor of Sociology, was awarded the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award. The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to the understanding of racism and the appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. Patterson edited The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth in 2015.

New Book by Faculty Associate Matthew Desmond

March 1, 2016

Matthew Desmond, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences and Faculty Associate at the Weatherhead Center, recently published Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Told through the stories of eight families in Milwaukee's poorest neighborhoods, the book details America's extreme poverty and economic exploitation, and offers new ideas to solve this crisis.

New Epicenter Blog

February 19, 2016
We’ve launched our new blog, Epicenter, which provides commentary and analysis on issues that transcend borders. The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs is committed to Harvard's tradition of fostering innovative, timely, and scholarly activities that help us all make sense of the world. Subscribe to the accompanying e-newsletter and follow us on Twitter for the latest research news from the Weatherhead Center.