Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS)
The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the fields of international and global history.
The seminar, organized at the Department of History and supported by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, typically meets four times each term on Wednesday afternoons.
The schedule for 2013-2014 is below. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for past years.* Unless otherwise noted, sessions are held on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in CGIS-South (1730 Cambridge Street), room S-050, and papers are circulated in advance by email.
Panel: "The Collapse of Communism in Europe: New Perspectives" (25th anniversary of 1989)
Speakers: Serhii Plokhii and Mary E. Sarotte
Respondents: Charles Maier and Terry Martin
** 4:15 PM, The Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS-020, 1730 Cambridge Street **
Sunil S. Amrith, Birkbeck, University of London
"Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants"
** History and Economics Seminar event co-sponsored by HIGHS **
Davide Rodogno, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
"Beyond relief in the Near East: the Near East Relief humanitarian practices and visions during the 1920s"
Comment: Eva Bitran, Harvard University
Jennifer Burns, Stanford University
"Milton Friedman: The Economist as Historian"
Comment: Brandon Bloch, Harvard University
** co-sponsored with the Center on History and Economics
Brad Simpson, University of Connecticut
"Self-determination, economic sovereignty and international history"
David Engerman, Brandeis
"Planning for Prosperity: The Economic Cold War in India"
Kirsten Weld, Harvard
"War in the Fourth World: Nicaragua's Contras, Hemispheric Indigenous Politics, and the Dissolution of the American Indian Movement"
Asher Orkaby, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University