Centerpiece: Fall 2019

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2019–2020 Kenneth I. Juster Fellows

Portrait of Kenneth I. JusterThe Weatherhead Center is pleased to announce its 2019–2020 class of Juster Fellows. Now in its ninth year, this grant initiative is made possible by the generosity of the Honorable Kenneth I. Juster, former chair of the Center’s Advisory...

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Transcript: The Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy by Kathryn Sikkink

Toward a Politics of Responsibility: The Case of Climate Change

Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

Delivered on November 21, 2019

I'm really honored to have been asked to give the Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture, and I'm particularly pleased to have members of the Manshel family here, David...

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Dispatches: Undergraduate Researchers in the Field

Last spring, eighteen 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 6–7, 2020, the students will present their research in a conference that is open to the Harvard...

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New Books

Coups and Revolutions: Mass Mobilization, the Egyptian Military, and the United States from Mubarak to Sisi

By Amy Austin Holmes

Book cover image for Coups and RevolutionsIn 2011, Egypt witnessed more protests than any other country in the world. Counter to the...

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Message from the Director

Image of Melani CammettAs we reach the midway point of the academic year, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to connect with the broad Weatherhead Center community. I have been part of the WCFIA for a long time, first as a Harvard Academy postdoctoral fellow, as a Faculty Associate,...

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Fall 2019, Volume 34 Number 1

Image of the Fall 2019 Centerpiece coverThe fall 2019 issue of Centerpiece highlights the Center's recent activities. Learn more about Acting Center Director Melani Cammett in her Message from the Director column, where she discusses a new project at the WCFIA and stresses the importance of climate change as a timely—and increasingly critical—global issue. Relatedly, one of our features this fall is the transcript from our recent Manshel Lecture by Kathryn Sikkink entitled, "Toward a Politics of Responsibility: The Case of Climate Change." If you missed the lecture, make sure to watch the video recording on our Vimeo channel. The Q&A that followed the lecture was particularly robust! Our other fall feature is our annual Dispatches column, where four Undergraduate Associates share stories from their research abroad. This year's group visited Rwanda, Belgium, Cambodia, Ghana, and many EU member states. Make sure to read our update of the 2018 Talloires conference, summarized by PhD Candidate Bo Yun Park. The conference also inspired a six-part Monkey Cage series on far-right nationalism in the Washington Post. Finally, check out an update from our brand new Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs, as well as a summary from our recently finished Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality.... Read more about Fall 2019, Volume 34 Number 1