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Professor George Paul Meiu appointed as a Senior Scholar of the Harvard Academy

July 2, 2021

The Harvard Academy welcomes Professor George Paul Meiu as a Senior Scholar of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Professor Meiu is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and a Professor of African and African American Studies in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is on sabbatical for AY20212022 and will join us the following year.

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Professor David R. Armitage appointed as a Senior Scholar of the Harvard Academy

July 2, 2021
The Harvard Academy welcomes Professor David R. Armitage as a Senior Scholar of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Professor Armitage is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History in the Department of History and Interim Chair of the Standing Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University.
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Professor Timothy J. Colton appointed Chair of the Harvard Academy

July 1, 2021

On July 1, 2021, Professor Timothy J. Colton became the new Chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Professor Colton is the Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies in the Department of Government at Harvard University. He has served as a Senior Scholar since AY19931994 and served as Interim Chair in AY20152016 and in Spring 2018. Welcome Professor Colton to your new role as Chair.

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Professor Steven Caton steps down as a Senior Scholar of the Harvard Academy

June 30, 2021
On June 30, 2021, Professor Steven Caton steps down as a Senior Scholar of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Professor Caton has been a Senior Scholar since AY20082009 and he will continue at Harvard University as the Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies.
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Professor Susan J. Pharr steps down as a Senior Scholar of the Harvard Academy

June 30, 2021
On June 30, 2021, Professor Susan J. Pharr steps down as a Senior Scholar of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies due to her retirement from the faculty at Harvard University. Professor Pharr has been a Senior Scholar since AY19931994 and she will continue at Harvard University as the Edwin O. Reischauer Research Professor of Japanese Politics. Congratulations to Professor Pharr on her retirement.
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Professor Melani Cammett steps down as Chair of the Harvard Academy & will be appointed Director of the Weatherhead Center

June 30, 2021
On June 30, 2021, Professor Melani Cammett stepped down as Chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, although she will remain a Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Professor Cammett will take up a new position as Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs on July 1, 2021. Congratulations to Professor Cammett on her new appointment.