Centerpiece: Fall 2017

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The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Since its founding in 1986, made possible through the generous support of the late Dr. Ira Kukin, founding benefactor of The Harvard Academy, and Albert and Celia Weatherhead and the Weatherhead Foundation, The Harvard Academy has supported over 140 social scientists in area studies—focusing especially on the non-Western areas of the world. The Academy’s premise is that the scholarly world needs individuals who combine thorough disciplinary and area specialization. The...

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Student Programs

2017–2018 Kenneth I. Juster Fellows

Portrait of Kenneth I. JusterThe Weatherhead Center is pleased to announce its 2017–2018 class of Juster Fellows. Now in its seventh year, this grant initiative is made possible by the generosity of Kenneth I. Juster, former chair of the Center’s advisory committee, and recently...

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New Books

The Development Dilemma: Security, Prosperity, and a Return to History

By Robert H. Bates

image of The Development Dilemma book coverToday’s developing nations emerged from the rubble of the Second World War. Only a handful of these countries have subsequently attained a...

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Dispatches: Undergraduate Researchers in the Field

Last spring, fifteen 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 spring semester on February 1–2, 2018, the students will present their research in a conference that...

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Fall 2017, Volume 32 Number 1

Image of fall 2017 Centerpiece coverThe fall 2017 issue of Centerpiece highlights the Center's recent activities, including program updates on the Weatherhead Scholars Program and The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Also included in the issue are new books published by Weatherhead Center affiliates and notable awards and promotions by our faculty in our Of Note section. The Center is working diligently to enhance its strong research community, and this effort shows in our feature, Creating Community with Weatherhead Research Clusters. Three new research clusters—on relevant topics such as global populism, comparative inequality and inclusion, and global history—are in full swing. Our annual Dispatches collection highlights the summer research experiences of four undergraduates who traveled to Colombia, India, Sweden, France, and the United Kingdom.... Read more about Fall 2017, Volume 32 Number 1