Centerpiece: Fall 2016

Canada Program

The WCFIA Canada Program is home to eleven affiliates in 2016–17, including three visiting scholars and eight student Canada Research Fellows. The three visiting scholars are:

  • Professor Krishna Pendakur, professor of economics at Simon Fraser University, joins us as the 2016–2017 William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies. Professor Pendakur taught Consumer Demand Econometrics (fall 2016) through the Department of Economics.
  • Paul May, a postdoctoral researcher at Queen's University, joins us as a 2016–2017 William Lyon Mackenze King...
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New Books

Slavery’s Capitalism

Edited by Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman

Book cover for Slavery's CapitalismDuring the nineteenth century, the United States entered the ranks of the world's most advanced and dynamic economies. At the same time, the nation sustained an...

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Of Note

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Michael Reich Receives Lifetime Service Award for Research

Michael Reich, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has received a Lifetime...

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Dispatches: Undergraduate Researchers in the Field

Last spring, thirteen Harvard College students received travel grants from the Weatherhead Center to support their thesis field research on topics related to international affairs. Since their return in September, the Weatherhead Center has encouraged these Undergraduate Associates to take advantage of the Center’s research community by connecting with graduate students, faculty, postdocs, and visiting scholars. Early in the 2017 spring semester, February 2–3, 2017, the students will present their research in a conference that is open to the Harvard...

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Message from the Director

Image of Michele LamontAt the time of this writing, the world remains transfixed by the result of the American presidential election. Colleagues and friends beyond our borders who followed a particularly mercurial presidential campaign now speculate on what the future will bring. The global...

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Fall 2016, Volume 31 Number 1

Image of Centerpiece cover fall 2016The fall 2016 issue of Centerpiece highlights the Center's recent activities, including student program and Canada Program updates and new books published by Weatherhead Center affiliates. Included in the student programs section is a brief research update from a former Juster fellow about a multimedia project on climate change-induced migration on the island of Kiribati. The feature, How Do Rebels Rule When They Win? by Kai M. Thaler, examines a variety of outcomes when civil wars end in rebel victories, as they have in Nicaragua, Uganda, and Liberia. Our annual Dispatches collection highlights summer research of three undergraduates who traveled to Canada, India, and France.... Read more about Fall 2016, Volume 31 Number 1