Elsewhere at Harvard

2015 Oct 30

CES: The Distribution of Skills and Voting Behavior across American States

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
Lucy Goodhart Lecturer in International and Global Studies, Brandeis University

There will be no presentation and the seminar will go straight to discussion. Those planning to attend should read the paper available under the listing for this Seminar on the CES...
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2015 Nov 06

CES: Economic Crisis and Mass Protest: The Pots and Pans Revolution in Iceland

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
For up-to-date information, see the CES website.
A wave of popular protests hit Iceland in the aftermath of the national financial collapse, triggered by the global banking crisis of 2008. These protests evolved into explosive demonstrations that eventually brought down the government of Iceland in January 2009. In this talk, Professor Bernburg will discuss his forthcoming book, “Economic...
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2015 Sep 30

CES: Visiting Scholars Seminar: Federalism in West Germany 1949-2008

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
Practices and notions of democracy seem to change constantly within the history of West German federalism. Between 1949 and 2008, we trace various concepts of democratic legitimacy in West Germany and later in the reunited Germany. Each time federalism related differently to democracy. Which institutions and mechanisms favored the formation of compromise? How did federal consensus-building change democratic practices?

Siegfried Weichlein Visiting Scholar...
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2015 Sep 24

CES: Visiting Scholars Seminar: Party Competition and the Politics of Broken Welfare Promises

12:15pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman Room
Abstract: The welfare state is among the most fought-over topics in national elections in Western democracies. Pledges on what parties will do if elected are a regular part of most campaigns. Some parties promise to expand the welfare state, others to retrench it or leave it as it is. We...
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2015 Oct 27

Mass Historical Society: Immigration, Race and the Tea Party Movement

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3695

Luis Jiménez, University of Massachusetts—Boston
Comment: Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

To what extent has racial anxiety played a factor in the formation of the tea party movement? Previous literature, ethnographic work and anecdotal evidence point to a complex mythology of taxpayers versus freeloaders that appears to not have any empirical basis, but rather rests on racial cues. This paper tests these hypotheses through a number of measures at different levels--state,...

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2015 Sep 29

Mass Historical Society: Immigration and Urban History Seminar | Susan Eckstein (Boston University)

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3695

"Cuban Immigration and Exceptionalism: The Long Cold War"
For decades, the United States government has privileged Cubans over other immigrant groups. During the Cold War, policy-makers extended far more refugee benefits and immigrant privileges to Cubans than to persons seeking refuge from other Communist regimes, and this exceptionalism has continued to this day...

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2015 Nov 18

Harvard International & Global History Seminar: Arnulf Becker Lorca (Brown)

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library

 Arnulf Becker Lorca,Brown University
"Critical Rather than Realist or Idealist Histories; and Global Rather than International History: Beyond Mestizo International Law"

Co-chairs: David Armitage and Erez Manela

The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the...

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