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2021–2022 Welcome Message from Director Melani Cammett

August 16, 2021

Image of Melani CammettWelcome to the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University! Our community of scholars researches complex international, transnational, global, and comparative topics at the frontier of the social sciences. We aim to focus on the most important questions facing societies across the globe. 

This year, we are faced with the enormous challenge of supporting research as we start to emerge from a global pandemic. How do we do this? We are a large Center: our affiliates include more than 230 Harvard Faculty Associates and over 150 graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars, fellows, and postdoctoral researchers. On a regular basis, we plan to interact in person, whenever and however possible, and virtually, as needed, to continue to exchange ideas around our research, and to maintain our tradition of theoretical and methodological pluralism.... Read more about 2021–2022 Welcome Message from Director Melani Cammett

Pippa Norris Receives APSA Lifetime Achievement Award

July 28, 2021
Faculty Associate Pippa Norris, Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard Kennedy School and Laureate Research Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at University of Sydney, has received the 2021 Murray Edelman Lifetime Distinguished Career Award from the Political Communication Research Section of the American Political Science Association/International Communication Association. The award, given every two years, is named after pioneering political scientist Murray Edelman, a longtime professor at the University of Wisconsin. 

Stefan Link Wins Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize

July 16, 2021

Former WIGH Fellow Stefan Link, associate professor of history at Dartmouth College, has won the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize, along with an honorable mention for the Michael H. Hunt Prize, for his recent book, Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest over the Industrial Order (Princeton University Press, 2020). Link’s book offers a compelling global history from the 1930s to the postwar era by tracing the influence of Henry Ford’s ideas and visions. Both book prizes are awarded by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), an...

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Ya-Wen Lei Wins ASA Best Paper Award

July 13, 2021
Faculty Associate Ya-Wen Lei, associate professor of sociology at Harvard University, is the winner of the 2021 Paper Award for her work in American Sociological Review, “Delivering Solidarity: Platform Architecture and Collective Contention in China’s Platform Economy.” This award, offered by the American Sociological Association, recognizes an outstanding published paper or book chapter on a topic relevant to the section on Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology (CITAMS). 

Three Faculty Associates Receive Walter Channing Cabot Fellowship

June 21, 2021
Every year, Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences awards the Walter Channing Cabot Fellowship to select faculty members in recognition of their achievements and scholarly eminence in the fields of literature, history, and art. The 2021 winners include three Faculty Associates: Rosie Bsheer, assistant professor of history; Durba Mitra, assistant professor in the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute; and Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government.

Sheila S. Jasanoff Elected into American Academy of Arts & Sciences

May 14, 2021
Faculty Associate Sheila S. Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard Kennedy School, is one of the newest members elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Every year since 1780, the Academy recognizes exceptionally accomplished individuals across a wide range of professions and disciplines. Jasanoff joins a cohort of more than 250 other artists, scholars, scientists, and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Paul Kosmin Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

May 3, 2021
Faculty Associate Paul Kosmin, assistant professor of the classics at Harvard University, was awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship to write a new book provisionally titled The Ancient Shore. The Guggenheim Fellowship Program, established in 1925, awards approximately 175 individuals every year to those with exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. 

Joshua D. Kertzer Wins Karl Deutsch Award

April 28, 2021
Faculty Associate Joshua D. Kertzer, Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University, is the recipient of the 2021 Karl Deutsch Award for his significant contribution to the study of international relations and peace research. Named for Karl Deutsch, the award was established in 1981 to recognize scholars in international relations under age forty, or within ten years of defending their dissertation.