Gisela Hirschmann awarded Harvard research fellowship
Political scientist Gisela Hirschmann (Leiden University) has been awarded a fellowship at Harvard University. During the 2020 Spring semester she will join the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs to further her research on multilateralism.
Harvard’s Weatherhead Scholars Programme offers selected scholars the opportunity to work on their individual research projects. It supports international, transnational, global, and comparative research, whether historical or contemporary, including policy analysis.
Hirschmann is looking forward to ‘Harvard University’s intellectual environment, the academic resources and the interdisciplinary character of the programme.’ The fellowship offers a unique opportunity to present and discuss her research with scholars from all over the world, as well as practical advantages: ‘I will also do some interviews with United Nations officials in New York, for my research project.’
The Leiden political scientist investigates international organisations and how these react to budget cuts, membership withdrawals and systematic non-compliance by member states. Hirschmann’s project Multilateralism under Attack, and her stay in Cambridge, Massachusetts from mid-January to September 2020, are financed by a grant from the German Fritz Thyssen Foundation.