18 Upcoming Events

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter, by Zohra Drif, translated by Andrew Farrand

Just World Books

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter (Rescheduled)

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Note: This talk has been rescheduled for Monday, October 2 at 4:00pm from it's original date on Tuesday, September 12.

A seminar with Zohra Drif, Algerian freedom fighter and Senator on Algeria's Council of the Nation, 2001-2016, on her recent book Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter from Just World Books.

Moderated by William Granara, Director of the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment and Director of Modern Language Programs, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Translation by Hugh Roberts, Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History, Tuft University.

Followed by a book signing at the Harvard COOP Bookstore, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Square.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

*The event will be conducted in English and French, with translation as necessary.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

U.S. Department of State

Seminar - Open to the Public

Revisiting Hiroshima in Iran: What Americans Really Think about Using Nuclear Weapons and Killing Noncombatants

Wed., Oct. 4, 2017 | 10:00am - 11:30am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Fainsod Room, Littauer-324

Many scholars and political figures have cited the decline in American public opinion support for the dropping of the atomic bombs in 1945 as evidence that there is a widespread "nuclear taboo" or "noncombatant immunity norm." New survey experiments, however, demonstrate that a large majority of the U.S. public approves of the use of nuclear weapons today against Iran today in conditions that resemble the strategic situation the U.S. faced in 1945. These findings highlight the limited extent to which the U.S. public has accepted the principles of just war doctrine and suggest that the public is unlikely to be a serious constraint on any president contemplating the use of nuclear weapons in the crucible of war. 

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Director Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power," Belfer Center Director's Lunch with Meghan O'Sullivan

Thu., Oct. 5, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

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

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Meghan O'Sullivan on "Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power" in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

A Public Address by Christine Lagarde

Thu., Oct. 5, 2017 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

A public address by
Christine Lagarde
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

Followed by a conversation with
Nicholas Burns
Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations
Faculty Director, Future of Diplomacy Project; Faculty Chair, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
Lawrence H. Summers
Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University
Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Protection Amid Chaos: The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps from Columbia University Press.

Columbia University Press

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Protection Amid Chaos: The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Fri., Oct. 6, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Room 102

A seminar with Nadya Hajj, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College, on her recent book Protection Amid Chaos: The Creation of Property Rights in Palestinian Refugee Camps from Columbia University Press.

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe

US Navy

Seminar - Open to the Public

Vice Admiral Jan Tighe: Information Warfare and the U.S. Navy

Wed., Oct. 25, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

1 Brattle Square - Suite 470

Please join us for a conversation with Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice Admiral Jan Tighe. Lunch will be served.*

*This event is open to the public, but seating and lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.