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Harvard Summer Course

Harvard Summer Course



The purpose of the seminar is to familiarise the participants with the latest theoretical, methodological and empirical developments in social sciences. The sessions are led by leading researchers, mainly from universities in the Boston area, such as Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The following researchers will take part in the 2016 seminar, the ninth:

  • Peter Marsden (Department of Sociology, Harvard University)
  • Michele Swers (Department of Government, Georgetown University)
  • Robert Putnam (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)
  • Sebastián Royo (U. Suffolk))
  • Albert Esteve (Centro Estudios Demográficos, UAB)
  • Jane Mansbridge (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)
  • Ruth Aguilera (D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University)
  • Emilio Castilla (Sloan School of Management, MIT)
  • Sofía Pérez, Department of Political Science, Boston University

The seminar will be held between 1 and 5 August at the Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard University, in Cambridge (Massachusetts). The seminar includes talks by distinguished professors from various US universities, with material that must be read beforehand, followed by discussion. These will take up most of the mornings. Sessions have also been programmed in which participants will have the possibility of presenting one of their own research works (or project in progress) and hearing the comments of a researcher and the other participants.

The final programme is available on the CIS website. All the activities are in English. Participants must have a level of English that ensures they can follow the sessions and take part in the discussions. On completing the seminar participants will receive a diploma.

Brochure Brochure. IX Harvard Summer Course

Latest edition (2016)

Summary of the 2015 announcement

Resolución de la Presidencia del CIS de 09/04/15


Curso sobre desarrollos teóricos, metodológicos y de investigación en las ciencias sociales en Estados Unidos.

Target group

Profesores/as de universidad, investigadores/as posdoctorales y estudiantes avanzados de doctorado o máster en ciencias sociales fundamentalmente sociología y ciencias políticas.




Duration and academic calendar

Del 3 al 7 de agosto

Registration and enrolment

Impreso. Solicitudes hasta el 30 de abril. Presentación de papers hasta el 1 de Julio.


Anexo II.  15 ayudas de 1.000 dólares cada una para contribuir al coste del viaje y alojamiento de los solicitantes.

Current situation

Resolución de adjudicación



Secretariat and information

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