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Defending Digital Democracy

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Press Release

Belfer Center Launches “Defending Digital Democracy” Project To Fight Cyber Attacks and Protect Integrity of Elections

| July 18, 2017

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School launched a new, bipartisan initiative today called the “Defending Digital Democracy” (DDD) Project.

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

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen to Succeed Kevin Ryan as Director of Harvard Belfer Center’s Defense and Intelligence Project and Project on Saudi and GCC Security

| Apr. 06, 2017

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center has announced that Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, senior fellow with the Center and former long-time intelligence officer, will succeed Brigadier General (ret) Kevin Ryan as director of the Center’s Defense and Intelligence Project and the Project on Saudi and GCC Security at the end of April.

Ambassador Douglas E. Lute

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

Ambassador Douglas E. Lute Named Senior Fellow by Belfer Center's Future of Diplomacy Project

The Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has named Ambassador Douglas E. Lute a Senior Fellow. While at the Kennedy School, Ambassador Lute will initiate a research project focused on NATO and transatlantic relations that will address the multiplicity of challenges facing the alliance as it approaches its 70th anniversary. He will also share his expertise in security and diplomacy by conducting seminars and study groups with students and fellows.

Ash Carter and Graham Allison at the JFK Jr. Forum.

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

Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to Lead New Technology and Global Affairs Effort at Harvard Kennedy School

| Mar. 28, 2017

Cambridge, MA – Former Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter will join the Harvard Kennedy School as the Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs and Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As Secretary of Defense, Carter, a physicist, became known for pushing the Pentagon to “think outside its five-sided box” in order to transform the way the military fought adversaries and strengthened alliances, managed its budget and talent, developed its technology, and more. He will now lead the Belfer Center’s programs and will focus his scholarship on the role of innovation and technology in addressing challenges at home and around the world.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis greets Deputy Crown Price of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud

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

Harvard’s Belfer Center Establishes Project on Saudi and GCC Security

Mar. 27, 2017

Cambridge, MA — The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School has announced the establishment of The Project on Saudi and Gulf Cooperation Council Security. The project is made possible through a gift from HRH Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

James Clapper

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

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Joins Belfer Center

| Mar. 01, 2017

James Clapper, a decorated veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and America’s fourth Director of National Intelligence (DNI), is joining Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as a non-resident senior fellow. Director Clapper is writing a book on the history of U.S. intelligence over the length of his five decades in the profession, focusing on his six and half years as DNI.

U.S. President Barack Obama gets direction from White House science adviser John Holdren during an event to look at the stars with local middle school students and astronomers from across the country on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington.

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

Presidential Science Advisor John Holdren Returns to the Belfer Center

| Feb. 15, 2017

John Holdren, the longest-serving White House science advisor in history, is returning to Harvard Kennedy School and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Effective today, John will again be the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and will join Dan Schrag in co-directing the Center’s Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with the U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency Ambassador Laura Holgate on July 22, 2016, after arriving at Vienna International Airport in Vienna, Austria, to attend a meeting aimed at amending the Montreal Protocol climate change agreement.

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

Ambassador Laura Holgate Returns to the Belfer Center

| Feb. 15, 2017

Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center enthusiastically welcomes back Ambassador Laura Holgate, who began her career at the Center in 1990. Holgate, who joins the Belfer Center as a Senior Fellow, was until January Ambassador and U.S. Representative to United Nations-Vienna and International Atomic Energy Agency. Previously, she served in the Obama administration as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Threat Reduction where she also played a major role in planning all four Nuclear Security Summits.

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Press Release - Future of Diplomacy Project

Jake Sullivan named Senior Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project

| Jan. 30, 2017

Harvard Kennedy School’s Future of Diplomacy Project is proud to name Jake Sullivan a Senior Fellow. He will share his expertise with Kennedy School students and fellows through seminars and study groups on campus, and contribute to the Project’s goal of advancing the public understanding of diplomacy and its practice for the United States. The Future of Diplomacy Project is part of the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.