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Sharing Expertise: Belfer Center research fellows share career tips and advice with Kennedy School students att a networking event in March.

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Students Receive Career and Research Advice at Center’s First Speed-Networking Event

For two hours on a March afternoon, Harvard Kennedy School’s Bell Hall buzzed as Kennedy School students huddled for 15-minute one-on-one sessions with Belfer Center fellows and project directors to get career advice and to ask questions about the others’ career trajectories, research, and methods.

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Summer 2017 Belfer Center Newsletter

| Summer 2017

The ancient Greek historian Thucydides said long ago that it was the rise of Athens and the fear this instilled in Sparta that led to the Peloponnesian War. Belfer Center Director Graham Allison calls this potential for conflict “Thucydides’s Trap” and warns that in today’s world, the rising China and ruling United States must work to escape falling into that trap and into war. We feature Allison’s studies and upcoming book on Thucydides’s Trap and U.S.-China relations in the Summer 2017 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter.

Also in this issue, we raise an editorial toast to Graham Allison who has directed the Center for 22 years and will hand the director reins in July to Ash Carter and Eric Rosenbach. We highlight a sampling of Graham’s – and the Center’s – accomplishments during his tenure and include tributes from Albert Carnesale, Jieun Baek, Robert Belfer, Ash Carter, Sam Nunn, and Samantha Power.

Read these articles and much more about recent Belfer Center activities.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Looking at Insurgent Groups and How They Use International Diplomacy to Gain Support

| Spring 2017

Morgan Kaplan, a research fellow with the Belfer Center’s International Security Program, researches the international politics of rebellion with a focus on how insurgent groups use international diplomacy to solicit third-party support.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Spring 2017 Belfer Center Newsletter

| Spring 2017

We announce in this Spring 2017 issue of our newsletter that long-time Belfer Center Director Graham Allison will turn over the reins of the Center in July to former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and his new Co-Director Eric Rosenbach, both of whom are Center alums. Carter will return to the Kennedy School as the Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs and Allison will remain actively involved at the Center through his teaching, researching, and writing.

Also in this issue, we are very pleased to welcome (and in some cases, welcome back) several high-ranking officials and former representatives who served during the Obama administration. Among those joining the Center following their government service: John P. Holdren (Obama Science Advisor), Ernest Moniz (Secretary of Energy), James Clapper (National Intelligence Director), and Laura Holgate (Ambassador and U.S. Representative to UN-Vienna and IAEA). In addition, we are happy to have as new senior or visiting fellows a number of additional former high-ranking public servants. And we are pleased that several Center and School alumni are serving the nation during the current administration.

And there's much more news from the Belfer Center.

In 2011, science advisors to the presidents of China and the United States, Wan Gang and John P. Holdren, hold a photo of the historic 1979 U.S.-China agreement on science and engineering.

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Center's Energy Work Wields Impact and Influence Around the World

| Fall/Winter 2016-2017

The Belfer Center began researching energy technology issues in the late 1990s. Its mission was “to determine and promote the adoption of effective strategies for developing and deploying cleaner and more efficient energy technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and stress on water resources, and improve economic development.”

In this issue, we look at the history and influence of the Center’s energy innovation efforts in the past two decades by focusing primarily on ETIP’s work in the U.S. and China.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Impact in Action: Alumni in Government

| Fall/Winter 2016-2017

With upcoming changes in Washington, the Center salutes the members of our community who are serving the U.S. government in leadership roles. Our deep appreciation to them and to all of our alumni who are working around the world for a more secure, sustainable, and peaceful world.

Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Belfer Center Newsletter

| Fall/Winter 2016-17

In the Fall/Winter 2016-17 issue of our Belfer Center newsletter, we feature six Belfer Center alumni who are currently serving in leadership positions in the government of the United States: Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter and his Chief of Staff Eric Rosenbach, Science and Technology Advisor to the President John P. Holdren, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, and Ambassador and U.S. Representative to UN-Vienna and the IAEA Laura Holgate. These are just of a few of the many public servants in the U.S. and around the world whose careers have included time at the Belfer Center. We salute and thank them all.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Summer 2016 Belfer Center Newsletter

| Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming Center activities, along with research and analysis of critical global issues by members of the Center community. This issue features Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz’s address at Harvard Kennedy School on the significance of merging science and international affairs. Secretary Moniz used as an example the recent Iran nuclear agreement, in which he played a central role.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Spring 2016 Belfer Center Newsletter

| Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming Center activities, along with research and analysis of critical global issues by members of the Center community. This issue features the huge global impact of cheap oil, with comments by Leonardo Maugeri, Robert Stavins, Henry Lee, Meghan O’Sullivan, Calestous Juma, David Keith, and Khalid Alsweilem on its economic, environmental, and geo-political effects.

The Kennedy School was honored in December with a visit by Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, former director of the Belfer Center and long-time HKS professor. Secretary Carter discussed a range of topics at a JFK Jr. Forum moderated by Center Director Graham Allison.