Centerpiece: Fall 2018

Student Programs

2018–2019 Kenneth I. Juster Fellows

Image of Ken JusterThe Weatherhead Center is pleased to announce its 2018–2019 class of Juster Fellows. Now in its eighth year, this grant initiative is made possible by the generosity of the Honorable Kenneth I. Juster, former chair of the Center’s Advisory Committee, and...

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Dispatches: Undergraduate Researchers in the Field

Last spring, sixteen 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 7–8, 2019, the students will present...

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New Books

Political Sociology and the People's Health

By Jason Beckfield

Book cover imageA social epidemiologist looks at health inequalities in terms of the upstream factors that produced them. A political sociologist sees these same inequalities as products of institutions that unequally allocate...

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Message from the Director

A Moment to Celebrate: 60 Years at the Weatherhead Center

Image of Michele LamontThe Weatherhead Center has played a capital role in the development of the social sciences at Harvard and nationally at various historical periods. The leadership of those who have preceded me has left its...

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Fall 2018, Volume 33 Number 1

Image of Fall 2018 Centerpiece coverThis fall, the Weatherhead Center celebrates its sixtieth anniversary! Center Director Michèle Lamont summarizes just how far the WCFIA has come over the years—and where it's headed in the future—in her Message from the Director. The fall 2018 issue also highlights the Center's recent activities, including the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture on "Democracy’s Crisis: On the Political Contradictions of Financialized Capitalism," delivered by Professor Nancy Fraser of the New School. We share engaging summer thesis reports from four of our undergraduates, who traveled to Siberia, Indonesia, Switzerland, and Kenya, in our annual feature Dispatches. Several of our programs, initiatives, and clusters take stock of their recent events and provide insight to their vision looking forward.... Read more about Fall 2018, Volume 33 Number 1