Fall 2015, Volume 30 Number 1

Centerpiece coverThe fall 2015 issue of Centerpiece highlights the Center's recent activities, including a high-profile visit from His Highness the Aga Khan, who delivered the 2015 Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture on the topic of "The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World." Our annual feature Dispatches details the summer research experiences of four Undergraduate Associates who traveled to England, Mexico, Jordan, and Brazil. In Memoriam: Stanley Hoffmann pays tribute to our long-time Faculty Associate who left an indelible mark on both the Center and the Harvard community. Finally, we provide updates on several of our programs, including the Canada Program, the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and student programs

Message from the Director
by Michèle Lamont

As casual observers of the social science scene at Harvard have been quick to notice, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs has been bustling with activity this fall. Our events have ranged from the typical to the exceptional... 

"The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World"
The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture delivered by His Highness the Aga Khan

It is indeed a great pleasure for me to return to Harvard and this wonderful campus. And it is a particular pleasure to be welcomed here by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program—two of the world’s leading forces for informed global understanding... 

Dispatches: Undergraduate Researchers in the Field

Seventeen Harvard College students received summer 2015 travel grants from the Weatherhead Center to support their thesis research on topics related to international affairs. Since their return in August, the Weatherhead Center has encouraged these Undergraduate Associates to take advantage of the Center’s research environment... 

At the Center

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