Seminar Archives

FALL 2013

Thursday, December 5, 4:10pm

Fainsod Room, Littauer 324

Mason Williams, Postdoctoral Fellow, The New School

"The Long Punitive Turn: The Evolving Politics of Crime in New York City"

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Thursday, October 10, 2013, 4:10pm

Fainsod Room, Littauer 324

Frederick Cornelius Harris, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

"Black Elites and the Politics of Respectability as Public Policy"

Spring 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 4:10pm

Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn

Nicholas Cull, Professor of Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California

"Waiting for Public Diplomacy 2.0: The Slow Digital Dawn in U.S. Diplomacy"

Comment: Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, Harvard Kennedy School

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Thursday, April 25, 4:10pm

Bell Hall, Belfer Building

Stephen Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Charles Maier, Leverett Santonstall Professor of History, Harvard University

Marilyn Young, Professor of History, New York University

Michael Ignatieff, Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School

"What Should Foreign Policy Makers Learn (or not) From History?"

Fall 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4:10pm

Fainsod Room, Littauer 324

Samuel Moyn, Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School

"From My Lai to Abu Ghraib: How Americans Learned to Oppose Atrocity rather than Aggression"

Comment: Sarah Sewall, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

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Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4:10pm

Fainsod Room, Littauer 324

David Engerman, Professor of History, Brandeis University

"Development as a Cold War Weapon: Foreign Experts and the Rise of Indian Economists"

Comment: Moshik Temkin, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

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Monday, December 3, 2012, 4:10pm

Bell Hall, Belfer Building

Steffen Rimner, PhD Candidate, History

"Between Empire and Globalization: China's Foreign Relations and the Origins of Global Drug Control"

Caroline Spence, PhD Candidate, History

"The First Anti-Trafficking Campaign: The Atlantic Slave Trade and its Modern Legacy"

Comment: Jacqueline Bhabha, Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer on law, Harvard Law School; and Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

 

Spring 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 4:10pm

Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building

Brian DeLay, University of California at Berkeley

"Sailing Backwards on Mexico's 'Iron River of Guns:' The Political Economy of the Arms Trade in the 19th and 21st Centuries"

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Thursday, April 5, 2012, 4:10pm

Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building

Seminar and Panel Discussion featuring Professors Michael Woodcock, Lant Pritchett, Alex Keyssar and Sergio Silva-Castaneda

"History and Development Policy: A Necessary Dialogue?"

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Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4:10pm

Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building

Odd Arne Westad, London School of Economics

"Restless Empire: The Historical Origins of China's Foreign Policy Challenges Today"

 

Fall 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 4:10pm

Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building

Julia Ott, Assistant Professor of History, The New School for Social Research

"Not All of Us Were Keynesians: The New York Stock Exchange and the Origins of Supply-Side Economis"

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Thursday, November 3, 2011, 4:10pm

Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building

Martin Miller, Professor of History, Duke University

"Writing the History of Terrorism"

Spring 2011

Thursday February 24, 2011, 4pm

Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building

Sarah Igo, Associate Professor of History, Political Science, and Sociology, Vanderbilt University

"The Politics of Privacy in the U.S., Past and Present: Episodes in the History of the 'Surveillance Society'"

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Thursday, March 24, 2011, 4pm

Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building

Nancy Cott, Jonathan Trumbell Professor of American History, Harvard University

"Marriage on Trial: Uses of History in the Case against California's Proposition 8"

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 4:10pm

Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn

Jacques Rupnik, Sciences Po, Institut d'Etudes Politique de Paris

"Waves of Democracy Compared: Europe 1989 and the Arab World in 2011"

Fall 2010 

 Thursday, September 23, 2010, 4pm

Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building

Daniel J. Kevles, Stanley Woodward Professor of History, Yale University

"Genes, Railroads, and Rights: Patents, Medicine, and the Public Interest"

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Thursday, October 7, 2010, 4pm

Perkins Room, Rubenstein Building

Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, Harvard University; and Director of the Harvard University Library

Mary Dudziak, Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law, History, and Political Science, Universiy of Southern California Law School

"The Research Library Today: Three Jeremiads in Search of a Happy Ending"

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