Centerpiece: Fall 2013

Student Programs

Kenneth I. Juster Fellows

Image of Kenneth I. JusterThe Weatherhead Center is pleased to announce its 2013–2014 class of Juster Fellows. Now in its third year, this grant initiative is made possible by the generosity of the Center’s Advisory Committee Chair, the...

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New Books

Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation

By Jennifer L. Hochschild, Jacqueline Chattopadhyay, Claudine Gay, and Michael Jones-Correa, eds.

Image of book coverOutsiders No More? brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to consider pathways...

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Of Note

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Holds Film Screening in Italy

Michael Herzfeld, professor of anthropology and curator of European ethnology at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology had a screening of his film, Roman Restaurant Rhythms (Berkeley Media, 2011) at the Sardinia International Ethnographic Film Festival in Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy in September. The festival is organized by the Istituto Superiore Etnografico of Sardinia.

Former Harvard Academy Scholar Wins the Katzenstein Prize

Former Harvard Academy Scholar...

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Dispatches: Undergraduate Researchers in the Field

Eighteen Harvard College students received summer 2013 travel grants from the Weatherhead Center to support their thesis research on topics related to international affairs. Since their return in August, the Weatherhead Center has encouraged these Undergraduate Associates to take advantage of the Center’s research environment. Early in the 2014 spring semester, February 6–8, 2014, the students will present their research in a conference that is open to the Harvard community. Four Undergraduate Associates write of their experiences in the field:

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Forging a Metropolis: State-led Urban Development in Xi’an, China

By Kyle Jaros

The boom of big cities across China in recent years reflects not only market forces unleashed by reform and liberalization but also renewed—and, in some cases, intensified—state intervention in the economy. Policymakers in some provinces have effectively turned a long-standing policy of “strictly controlling the size of large cities”1 on its head, promoting the build-up of their top metropolitan centers as a key part of their economic strategies. State-led efforts to transform Xi’an, the sleepy capital of Shaanxi province, into an “international metropolis...

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Message from the Executive Director

In the New York Times Sunday Review on October 25, 2013, we were pleased to see an opinion piece by Chris P. Nielsen and Mun S. Ho entitled “Clearing the Air in China.” Marshaling only the data that a short piece can allow, the article advocated the introduction of a carbon tax in China to curb carbon emissions and control air pollution, thus saving countless lives. Chris is executive director of the China Project at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Mun is a visitor to...

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Fall 2013, Volume 28 Number 1

Cover image of Fall 2013 CenterpieceThe fall 2013 issue of Centerpiece focuses on the Center's recent activities, including program events, the Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy, and the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture Series. The feature, “Forging a Metropolis: State-led Urban Development in Xi’an, China" by Kyle Jaros, examines the recent boom of big cities in China. And finally, our annual "Dispatches" highlights the summer research of four Undergraduate Associates who traveled to South Africa, Europe, Zambia, and Peru.... Read more about Fall 2013, Volume 28 Number 1