Center life soldiers on during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we remained busy as ever—just from afar. In her last Message from the Director column, Michèle Lamont writes about the changes that have taken place over the past six years. Over this summer, she will pass the baton to new Center Director Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University and professor of global health and population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Learn more about Melani Cammett in our first feature, "In Conversation with New WCFIA Director Melani Cammett." In our second feature, "Community-Based Education: Relationships between the Local and ‘Beyond the Local’," recent Graduate Student Associate Bibi-Zuhra Faizi (EdD '21) explores community-based schools in Kabul, Afghanistan—including the relationships between the schools and the community, the state, and NGOs. In our program update for The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, we say goodbye to several key members of the program leadership team. Meet the new director of the Weatherhead Scholars Program, Erin Goodman, in our Q&A that dives into her new role as well as what brought her to the Weatherhead Center. Finally, we pay tribute to two friends and colleagues who recently passed away, Ezra Vogel and Richard C. Cooper, in our In Memoriam column.
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Message from the Director
by Michèle Lamont
It has been a true privilege and honor to serve as acting director and director of the Weatherhead Center since 2014. I am absolutely delighted that Melani Cammett will be stepping into this role in July. Melani is the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health...
In Conversation with New WCFIA Director Melani Cammett
by Michelle Nicholasen
The Weatherhead Center welcomes its ninth director, Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs in the Department of Government at Harvard University and Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She will succeed Michèle Lamont on July 1, 2021, and begin a three-year term...
Community-Based Education: Relationships between the Local and ‘Beyond the Local’
by Bibi-Zuhra Faizi
Kabul, Afghanistan is the fifth fastest-growing city in the world. The population of the city multiplied from 1.5 million in 2001 to six million by 2014, spurred by insecurity in rural areas, forced repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and Iran, and both economic and educational opportunities found in the city...
At the Center
- Of Note
- New Books
- Student Programs
- The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
- The Weatherhead Scholars Program
- New Faculty Associates
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Cover Photo Caption
Cosmopolitan Kabul attracts Afghans and others from around the region, fast becoming a global city with corresponding economic, political, and educational challenges. Credit: Abdulmoiz Islami
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