Of Note

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Holds Film Screening in Italy

Michael Herzfeld, professor of anthropology and curator of European ethnology at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology had a screening of his film, Roman Restaurant Rhythms (Berkeley Media, 2011) at the Sardinia International Ethnographic Film Festival in Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy in September. The festival is organized by the Istituto Superiore Etnografico of Sardinia.

Former Harvard Academy Scholar Wins the Katzenstein Prize

Former Harvard Academy Scholar Harris Mylonas (2008–2009; 2011–2012), has won the Katzenstein Prize for his book, The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities (Cambridge University Press, 2012). The Katzenstein Prize recognizes an outstanding first book in international relations, comparative politics, or political economy.

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Appointed Professorship by Department of Sociology

On May 8, 2013, Martin K. Whyte was appointed as the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and of Sociology in the Department of Sociology. The Zwaanstra chair was established on behalf of John Zwaanstra IV, and recognizes outstanding work in international studies, particularly by a distinguished scholar of East Asia. Whyte is the first incumbent and, as Dean Michael D. Smith noted, “an honor richly deserved.”

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Receives Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award

Theda Skocpol won the 2013 Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award for her book, Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States (Harvard University Press, 1992). The award is given for the best book or article published in the general area of public policy during the past twenty-plus years.

Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate Receives the 2014 Global Environment Award

John G. Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Global Environment Award by the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). Ruggie received the honor for producing the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights.

The Global Environment Award is intended to celebrate those who “have made a substantial contribution to the practice of environmental assessment, management or policy at a global scale, or have otherwise made a major contribution to promote environmental sustainability or environmental justice,” according to Greg Radford, IAIA President.

Ruggie will deliver the keynote address during the IAIA’s 2014 annual conference in Viña del Mar, Chile, next April, where he will be presented with the award.

Former Weatherhead Center Fellow Appointed Fellowship at Brown University

Former Fellow Nirupama Rao (1992–1993), who finished her tenure as India’s ambassador to the United States earlier in November, has been appointed a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies for 2014. “Rao is the third recipient of the Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellowship and the first full-year fellow,” says Ashutosh Varshney, who is the director of the Brown-India Initiative, the Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences, and Associate of the Weatherhead Center. The fellowship is meant to bring Indian policymakers, reporters, and public intellectuals to the Brown campus.