Centerpiece: Spring 2017

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New Faculty Associates

The following Harvard faculty accepted invitations to be WCFIA Faculty Associates during the 2016–2017 academic year:

Pierre Bélanger, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design. The intersection of territory, infrastructure, media, mapping, history, conflict, and power.

Eve Blau, Adjunct Professor of the History of Urban Form, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design. Modern architecture and urbanism; postindustrial and postsocialist urban transitions;...

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Of Note

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Three Faculty Associates Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to three WCFIA Faculty Associates on their election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Torben Iversen, Marc Melitz, and Jonathan Zittrain are...

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In Memoriam: Thomas C. Schelling, 1921–2016

December 21, 2016

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs solemnly acknowledges the loss of one of its founders, Thomas C. Schelling

Image of Thomas SchellingA Nobel Prize-winning economist and arms control theorist during the Cold War, Schelling passed away on December 13, at the age of 95.

“Tom was not only a brilliant economist, he was a delightful colleague who was a crucial part of the founding faculty of the Center,” remembers Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Faculty Associate, who joined the CFIA in 1961 as a research assistant.... Read more about In Memoriam: Thomas C. Schelling, 1921–2016

Spring 2017, Volume 31 Number 2

Spring 2017 cover imageThe spring 2017 issue of Centerpiece highlights the Center's recent activities, including updates on student programs and the Canada Program. In the Message from the Director, Michèle Lamont outlines the busy year after starting to implement external review recommendations—including a new Weatherhead Scholars Program and new research clusters, among other updates. For our first feature, we provide the transcript from the December 2016 Manshel Lecture by Robert O. Keohane titled "International Institutions In an Era of Populism, Nationalism, and Diffusion of Power." The second feature, “In Conversation with Herbert C. Kelman,” is based on an interview with Faculty Associate Emeritus Herbert C. Kelman, whose decades-long presence at the Center has focused on the influence of problem-solving workshops in conflict resolution. And finally, we remember the recent passing of one of the four WCFIA co-founders with In Memoriam: Thomas C. Schelling, 1921–2016.... Read more about Spring 2017, Volume 31 Number 2