43 Events

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

David Miliband speaks at the Anual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.

Remy Steinegger/World Economic Forum

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Global Refugee Crisis

Thu., Apr. 13, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

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

In 2015, the number of globally displaced persons hit a record high of 65.3 million, the largest number in history. Fleeing from conflict and famine, many individuals find themselves displaced for a decade or more, caught between instability at home and insufficient intake capacity in destination countries. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, will speak about the challenges of protecting and providing for these populations, and the implication of the global refugee crisis for human rights, international security and global health. The discussion will be moderated by Nicholas Burns, Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations.

 

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Special Series - Open to the Public

The View from Hanoi: the Future of US-Vietnam Relations

Tue., Apr. 11, 2017 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Wiener Auditorium

Join Ted Osius, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam; Jon Finer, Institute of Politics Fellow and former Chief of Staff & Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State; and Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, a Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security for a discussion on Vietnam, the U.S., and the future of the Asia-Pacific region. Nicholas Burns, the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, will moderate.

 

President Trump meets with Japanese President Abe

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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. 

 

Ambassador Nuland and Dr. Farkas

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Seminar - Open to the Public

The Crisis in US-Russia Relations

Wed., Mar. 29, 2017 | 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Bell Hall

Ambassador (ret.) Vitoria Nuland, former Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, and Dr. Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia, will address the challenges facing the new US administration with respect to its relationship with Russia. Ambassador (ret.) Nicholas Burns, Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations and Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project, will moderate. 

Congressman Moulton

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/via Flickr

Seminar - Open to the Public

Keeping America Safe: Diplomacy and Defense in 2017

Mon., Mar. 27, 2017 | 8:30am - 10:00am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Darman Seminar Room, First Floor

Congressman Seth Moulton, Representative of the Sixth District of Massachusetts, will join the Future of of Diplomacy Project to speak about Congressional efforts to craft an effective national policy that addresses interlocking security issues. The seminar will be moderated by Nicholas Burns, Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics. 

Breakfast will be available.

 

Paul Jones

U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs

Seminar - Open to the Public

Poland in Today's Europe- A Seminar with Paul Jones, US Ambassador to Poland

Mon., Mar. 6, 2017 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

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

Paul Jones, US Ambassador to Poland, will join Future of Diplomacy Project Faculty director Nicholas Burns to speak about the current situation in Poland, touching upon the nation's relationships to regional actors, the European Union, the NATO alliance, and of course the United States. He will also discuss the domestic political situation in Poland, which has been under close scrutiny from the international community since the far-right Law and Justice party gained a parliamentary majority in 2015.