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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate escaped ISIS after months of captivity. Read an excerpt of her powerful conversation with to learn how she went from survivor to activist. (Scroll to the end for the full video.)
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Weatherhead Center May 24
“It’s really hard to think of a human tragedy of this scale outside civil war,” said about the collapse of the Venezuelan economy.
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EGAP May 24
Check out conversation with about her work using a combination of experimental and qualitative methods in Uganda to understand when and why accountability breaks down.
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Weatherhead Center May 24
Incorporating quantitative and qualitative methods into her work, studies the political economy of development in Uganda. Read our Q&A to learn more about her research:
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Weatherhead Center May 24
Graduating senior Wonik Son looks at disability through a unique lens—humanitarian photography. After reading his inspiring Gazette profile at check out the essay he wrote for about his thesis:
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Weatherhead Center May 24
Meet our nine newest Faculty Associates who joined during the 2018–2019 year:
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Weatherhead Center May 23
As China continues to internationalize its currency, it will likely challenge US hegemony in the international monetary system. Matteo Maggiori and Emmanuel Farhi model and analyze possible effects on the IMS and IPS.
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Weatherhead Center May 23
WCFIA Director writes about some of the challenges the world of international relations faces—at and beyond—in her Message from the Director. She also shares news of her exciting plans for next year:
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Weatherhead Center May 23
Our Spring 2019 Centerpiece is here! Check out what we've been up to this semester—events, new books, interviews with faculty, recent awards, and more:
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Weatherhead Center May 22
Transgenerational trauma from the 1915 "hidden genocide" informs Syriac Christians' reticence toward the deployment of Turkish troops in northeastern Syria. Political sociologist explains the key players involved—and their motivations.
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Harvard CID May 15
What factors have shaped the unique paths of state formation and institutional design? Watch present on the rise and fall of in and the lessons we can learn from history that shape current state capabilities:
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Dorian Furlonger May 22
The best path to positive social change is a peaceful one... and it can work far better than you probably think! RT with thanks to
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Weatherhead Center May 20
The decline of the center-left and the rise of the radical right are well documented, but what about the center-right? and propose a comparative research agenda on center-right political parties in advanced democracies.
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Jeff Frieden May 20
Lawrence Broz, Steve Weymouth, and I have a new paper, “Populism in Place: The Economic Geography of the Globalization Backlash.” It focuses on how local economic conditions have affected the upsurge in populism and is available at
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Weatherhead Center May 16
is the work of a powerful lobby that not only operates in the US. Through her scholarship on reproductive rights in Latin America, Jocelyn Viterna reveals the effectiveness of the international Pro-Life movement.
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Weatherhead Center May 16
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Weatherhead Center May 16
Where borders are fluid, community thrives. Black migrants of the 20th Century found solidarity along the US-Canada Great Lakes region. In our new post, Wendell Adjetey recalls the “Cross-Border Cosmopolitans” who briefly realized a Pan-Africanist dream.
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Weatherhead Center May 15
Due Process Is in the Details: U.S. Targeted Economic Sanctions and International Human Rights Law | by
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Weatherhead Center May 14
We're in an era when advanced democracies feel threatened. But they are resilient, argues the new book by Torben Iversen and David Soskice—and their enduring historical relationship with capitalism has been mutually beneficial.
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Weatherhead Center May 13
Kudos to our terrific Graduate Student Affiliate, Angie Bautista-Chavez, on winning the Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates!
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