Fall 2019, Volume 34 Number 1

Image of the Fall 2019 Centerpiece coverThe fall 2019 issue of Centerpiece highlights the Center's recent activities. Learn more about Acting Center Director Melani Cammett in her Message from the Director column, where she discusses a new project at the WCFIA and stresses the importance of climate change as a timely—and increasingly critical—global issue. Relatedly, one of our features this fall is the transcript from our recent Manshel Lecture by Kathryn Sikkink entitled, "Toward a Politics of Responsibility: The Case of Climate Change." If you missed the lecture, make sure to watch the video recording on our Vimeo channel. The Q&A that followed the lecture was particularly robust! Our other fall feature is our annual Dispatches column, where four Undergraduate Associates share stories from their research abroad. This year's group visited Rwanda, Belgium, Cambodia, Ghana, and many EU member states. Make sure to read our update of the 2018 Talloires conference, summarized by PhD Candidate Bo Yun Park. The conference also inspired a six-part Monkey Cage series on far-right nationalism in the Washington Post. Finally, check out an update from our brand new Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs, as well as a summary from our recently finished Weatherhead Initiative on Gender Inequality

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Message from the Director
by Melani Cammett

As we reach the midway point of the academic year, I’m delighted to have the opportunity to connect with the broad Weatherhead Center community. I have been part of the WCFIA for a long time, first as a Harvard Academy postdoctoral fellow, as a Faculty Associate, as chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and now as acting director of the Center. The comparative and international research mission of the Weatherhead Center matches my interests well, and I’m thrilled to be part of such a dynamic interdisciplinary research group...

Transcript | Toward a Politics of Responsibility: The Case of Climate Change with Kathryn Sikkink
The Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture in American Foreign Policy

Well, first, thank you, Melani, for that lovely introduction. I'm really honored to have been asked to give the Warren and Anita Manshel Lecture, and I'm particularly pleased to have members of the Manshel family here, David and Sandy here in the audience, as well as other friends and colleagues...

Dispatches: Undergraduate Researchers in the Field

Last spring, eighteen 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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