27 Upcoming Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

Reconciling Strategic Stability Disconnects with China

Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

Speaker: Barry Little, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

The speaker will discuss U.S. and Chinese perspectives on strategic stability, sticking points in the nuclear relationship, and recommendations on how to bolster stability.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Brexit decision


Study Group - Harvard Students

Study Group: Pulling the Trigger: Article 50 and the proposed Scottish Referendum with Douglas Alexander

Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 | 1:15pm - 2:30pm

124 Mount Auburn Street - Suite 230, Room 2000

As the British government prepares to begin the arduous process of extricating itself from the European Union when Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon is triggered in late March, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has called for a second referendum on Scottish independence, following a failed vote in 2014. 

Douglas Alexander will offer an inside perspective on what "Brexit means Brexit" does in fact mean for Scotland, the UK, and the world. 

Please sign up here.

President Trump meets with Japanese President Abe


Seminar - Open to the Public

Deconstructing Trump Foreign Policy: A Seminar with Jake Sullivan

Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Jake Sullivan, Future of Diplomacy Project Senior Fellow, will analyze the Trump Administration's foreign policy strategy in a discussion moderated by Nicholas Burns, Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics. 


Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti in Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman.

Cohen Media Group

Special Series - Open to the Public

Middle East Film Series: The Salesman (Iran, 2016)

Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Starr Auditorium

Join us for a screening of The Salesman/Forushande (Iran, 2016), the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, directed by Asghar Farhadi, now a two-time Oscar winner (A Separation, 2011).

Tickets for the film will be available via Eventbrite starting on Monday, March 20 at the RSVP link below.

Members of the Syrian opposition walk with a U.N. observer during a visit by monitors to the restive city of Homs, Syria, on April 21.

Khaled Tallawy/UPI/Landov

Seminar - Open to the Public

Half-Measure Interventions in Theory and Syria

Mon., Apr. 3, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Nye A, 5th Floor

A seminar with Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, Joint Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and International Security Program, Visiting Assistant Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, and Assistant Professor of Politics, University of Virginia. Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellows Seminar Series.

Director Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, and Staff

"Reducing WMD Threats: a Team Sport" - A Belfer Center Director's Lunch with AMB Laura S. H. Holgate

Mon., Apr. 3, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

RSVP is required to attend this event

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with AMB Laura S. H. Holgate, Belfer Center Senior Fellow, in the Belfer Library (L369).

Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate served as U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency from July 11, 2016 to January 20, 2017.

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Cybersecurity Dilemma: A Book Talk with Dr. Ben Buchanan

Tue., Apr. 4, 2017 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Gundle Family Classroom, Room 230

Please join the Cyber Security Project for a talk with Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Ben Buchanan on his new book The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Hacking, Trust, and Fear Between Nations.*

*Open to the public; seating and admittance available on a first come, first served basis. Dr. Buchanan will be available following the event for book signing.

Tunisian former president Moncef Marzouki arrives to take part in an anti-extremism march, in Tunis, Sunday, March 29, 2015.

AP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand, pool

JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

Lessons from the Arab Spring: A Public Address by Dr. Moncef Marzouki

Tue., Apr. 4, 2017 | 6:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

A public address by Dr. Moncef Marzouki, Former President of Tunisia (2011-2014) in the JFK Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School.

Moderated by Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations and Middle East Initiative Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Kennedy School.