The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this fall. The Center has changed quite a bit since 1958: what began as four faculty has grown to include 236 Faculty Associates. Back then the Center included zero female faculty and students, and as of 2018 the Center's faculty is 30 percent female, and includes 91 graduate students and 25 undergrads. In 1958, the Center spent $29,500 funding research grants—compared to $1.1 million this year.
This slideshow includes a selection of photos from our archives—enjoy! Click on any photo to start the slideshow.
A selection of photos from Weatherhead Center events over the course of the spring 2017 semester. Click on any photo to start the slideshow.
A selection of photos from Weatherhead Center events over the course of the fall 2016 semester.
The following images are from events held at the Center during the spring 2016 semester.
During the 2016 spring semester, Center Director Michèle Lamont created a series of special seminars focused on frontier questions in comparative inequality and social inclusion. Each seminar focused on a different form of inequality and was followed by a vibrant question-and-answer session.
The first session focused on comparative racial inequality and was held on February 24. It included speakers: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Harvard University; Michèle Lamont, Center director and Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; and Patrick Simon, faculty member, National Institute of Demographic Studies.
The second session focused on comparative gender inequality and was held on March 10. It included speakers: Mary C. Brinton, Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; Alexandra Killewald, associate professor of sociology, Harvard University; Jerry Jacobs, professor of sociology, University of Pennsylvania; and moderator Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics, Harvard University.
The third session focused on stigma and human rights and was held on April 6. It included speakers: Samuel Moyn, professor of law and history, Harvard University; Michael Stein, visiting professor, Harvard Law School; Tommaso Vitale, associate professor of sociology, Sciences Po, Paris; and moderator Michèle Lamont, Center director and Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University.
“The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World”
The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture held on November 12, 2015 was delivered by His Highness the Aga Khan at Memorial Church, Harvard University. The lecture was sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. The lecture was followed by a conversation between His Highness the Aga Khan and Professor Diana L. Eck. The Jodidi Lecture is among the most prominent annual lecture series of the Weatherhead Center and one of the most distinguished at the University. Established in 1955, the lecture series provides for the “delivery of lectures by eminent and well-qualified persons…for the promotion of tolerance, understanding and good will among nations, and the peace of the world.”
For more information about the lecture, including video, transcripts, audio, and media coverage, please visit the Jodidi Lecture page.
Graduate students visit three rugged outport communities in Newfoundland and Labrador’s “Iceberg Alley.”
Photo credits: Mason White