Fall 2017, Volume 32 Number 1

Image of fall 2017 Centerpiece coverThe fall 2017 issue of Centerpiece highlights the Center's recent activities, including program updates on the Weatherhead Scholars Program and The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Also included in the issue are new books published by Weatherhead Center affiliates and notable awards and promotions by our faculty in our Of Note section. The Center is working diligently to enhance its strong research community, and this effort shows in our feature, Creating Community with Weatherhead Research Clusters. Three new research clusters—on relevant topics such as global populism, comparative inequality and inclusion, and global history—are in full swing. Our annual Dispatches collection highlights the summer research experiences of four undergraduates who traveled to Colombia, India, Sweden, France, and the United Kingdom.

Message from the Director
by Michèle Lamont

The fall has been an exciting time at the Weatherhead Center. We welcomed our first cohort of Weatherhead Scholars, a wonderfully dynamic group of postdoctoral scholars, visiting faculty, and practitioners who, on a regular basis, exchange ideas on projects, participate in our various research clusters and initiatives, publish in Epicenter, and work side-by-side at their desks at 61 Kirkland...

Creating Community with Weatherhead Research Clusters

Born out of a need to complement the Center’s traditional focus of supporting individual faculty and student research, our new Weatherhead Research Clusters center around hefty questions for the social sciences and the world...

Dispatches: Undergraduate Researchers in the Field

Last spring, fifteen Harvard College students received travel grants from the Weatherhead Center to support their thesis field research on topics related to international affairs. Since their return in September, the Weatherhead Center has encouraged these Undergraduate Associates to take advantage of the Center’s research community by connecting with graduate students, faculty, postdocs, and visiting scholars...

At the Center

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