Centerpiece: Fall 2021

Student Programs

2021–2022 Kenneth I. Juster Fellows 

Ken Juster portraitThe Weatherhead Center is pleased to announce its 2021–2022 class of Juster Fellows. Now in its eleventh year, this grant initiative is made possible by the generosity of the Honorable Kenneth I. Juster, member of the Center’s Advisory Committee (as of...

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In Memoriam

John Ruggie, 1944–2021

John RuggieJohn Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Research Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, passed away on September 16, 2021, at age 76. Ruggie was a Faculty Associate emeritus since 2002. One of his greatest contributions as a...

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Dispatches: Undergraduate Researchers in the Field

Every spring, a select group of Harvard College students receive travel grants from the Weatherhead Center to support their thesis field research on topics related to international affairs. We selected eleven exceptional undergraduates whose research we will support financially as well as in other ways, from helping revise research methods to plan projects that don’t require travel. The Weatherhead Center has encouraged these Undergraduate Associates to take advantage of the Center’s research community by connecting with graduate students, faculty, postdocs,...

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New Books

Power, for All: How It Really Works and Why It's Everyone's Business

By Julie Battilana and Tiziana Casciaro

Power is one of the most misunderstood—and therefore vilified—concepts in our society. Many assume power is predetermined by personality or wealth, or that it...

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Of Note

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Fredrik Logevall Awarded Elizabeth Longford Prize 

Faculty Associate Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School and professor of History at Harvard University, is the winner of the 2021 Elizabeth Longford Prize for...

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Message from the Director

Image of Melani CammettAs my first semester as director of the Weatherhead Center winds down, I want to thank our community for its tenacious commitment to our shared goals during the pandemic. Research marches on, while we continue to don our masks at the office and learn how to...

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Fall 2021, Volume 36 Number 1

Thumbnail of Centerpiece Fall 2021 cover with image of field researcher walking among banana treesThe fall 2021 issue of Centerpiece highlights the Center's recent activities, including program updates, feature articles, new books, and more. The Center's new director, Melani Cammett, shares her vision for the WCFIA in the coming months in the Message from the Director column. Four of our Undergraduate Associates detail their experiences doing thesis research over the summer—either locally or abroad—in our annual Dispatches feature. Our second feature article, written by Graduate Student Affiliate Harry Oppenheimer, delves into the world of cybersecurity and international relations in "Managing Digital Interdependence." The Canada Program update provides details on its current group of affiliates; the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations shares news about how the cluster has managed community during the pandemic; and we announce the newly awarded Kenneth I. Juster Fellows in our Student Programs update. Finally, we mourn the loss of four Center affiliates who passed away recently in our In Memoriam column.... Read more about Fall 2021, Volume 36 Number 1