Surely there are more direct routes to becoming a respected French-language translator than going to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a Ph.D. in mathematics, getting caught up in the Vietnam draft, and then ditching a teaching career and moving to France. But for Arthur Goldhammer, it was a circuitous path that made perfect sense.
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An Interview with Derek Penslar about his upcoming book “Zionism: An Emotional State.”
Published in Jüdische Geschichte & Kultur, #4, 2020, pp.46-47. (In German)
CES Affiliate Rosemary Taylor delves into comparisons of Covid-19 with other major diseases in world history, from the Spanish Flu to SARS. She notes that history often fails to teach leaders and experts the “lessons” we might expect. She notes that new popular understandings about diseases (such as animal-human transition) have led to complicated policy responses with mixed results. While history may not always clearly tell us what to do, it can warn us.
The CES community continues to grow and add new, exciting members to its community.
Four graduate students from Harvard University were awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship and thirteen graduate students from Harvard and MIT were the recipients of Krupp Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowships from CES this year.
Nurturing interest in Europe among Harvard College students is central to the CES mission. Despite pandemic-related travel restrictions, CES is pleased to support 34 students to intellectually engage with Europe via virtual internships and senior thesis research this summer. CES congratulates these students and highlights their diverse interests and projects in the videos and links below.
Max Goplerud received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University in 2020. At CES, he was a Graduate Student Affiliate and Co-chair of the Seminar on Populism. CES spoke to him about finalizing his dissertation during the pandemic and his plans for the future.
In her new book, How It All Vegan, Nina Gheihman aims to educate, but also illustrate veganism’s incredible development over time. “Whether you agree with it or not, I think vegan entrepreneurs have really affected the popular culture and are shifting us towards a more plant-based diet. And I wanted to tell their story.”
Peter A. Hall is Krupp Foundation professor of European studies at Harvard University and the editor with Michèle Lamont of Successful Societies and Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era. Rosemary CR Taylor is associate professor of sociology and community health at Tufts University and has written widely on epidemics, past and present.