Programs & Projects

The Weatherhead Center hosts formal programs that link faculty and affiliates working in similar research areas. Projects at the Weatherhead Center are discrete activities that connect interdisciplinary scholars, practitioners, and students working in a specific research area. Projects may include student internships, multiyear research activities, and more.

Programs & Projects

Canada Program

The Canada Program, made possible by the William Lyon Mackenzie King endowment, presents rich intellectual opportunities for Canadian studies at Harvard: graduate and undergraduate courses offered by distinguished visiting Canadian scholars across the social sciences and professional schools, dissertation research grants for Harvard graduate students, thesis research and travel funding for Harvard undergraduates, a vibrant seminar series of esteemed Canadian...

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Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations was founded in 1980 in response to Japan's rise as a leading global power. It seeks to advance knowledge of US-Japan relations; contemporary Japanese politics, economy, society, and culture in comparative perspective; common problems of developed democracies; the globalization of Japan's popular culture; the rise of civil society in Asia; the international relations of Asia; and global governance of issues such as trade, environment,...

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Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs

The Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs at the Weatherhead Center undertakes advanced research on the multifaceted and diverse manifestations of Shi’ism in the contemporary world. The study of Shi’ism, religious mobilization, and the challenges of sectarian conflict is more pressing now than ever in modern history. From the war in Yemen, the civil strife in Syria, and the devastation in Iraq and beyond, Shi’a movements have emerged as a significant dynamic on the Middle...

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SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center

SCANCOR at the Weatherhead Center, launched in the fall of 2016, explores the role of corporations—and other formal organizations—in the creation of international, social, environmental, economic, and political conventions and norms. The project is based on a visiting scholars program at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University that welcomes faculty who use the tools of organizational science to work on international topics.

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Students

Nurturing the research of graduate and undergraduate students is one of the Weatherhead Center’s highest priorities. The WCFIA helps students financially and intellectually by supporting their research and by encouraging and facilitating collaboration among students and other Center affiliates including faculty, fellows, and visiting scholars. In addition, the Center encourages students to participate in its seminars and conferences. The scholarly community hopes that Harvard students and young scholars find the Center to be a significant intellectual resource for expanding and refining...

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Weatherhead Scholars Program

The Weatherhead Scholars Program, formerly known as the Fellows Program, welcomed its first class of participants in 2017–2018. The Weatherhead Scholars Program offers visiting faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and experienced practitioners the opportunity to spend up to one year at Harvard conducting comparative international research. During their time in residence, Scholars are expected to participate in the biweekly Weatherhead Forum and in the...

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