194 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

Study Group - Open to the Public

Thomas Matussek Study Group: Three Elections and a Brexit: The Unraveling of Europe?

Mon., Oct. 2, 2017 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Center for European Studies

The historical promises of European integration, peace, prosperity and a powerful voice in a globalized world, seem to have lost their appeal. War in the east, economic and social meltdown in the south, millions of refugees, xenophobia and nationalism have a led to Brexit, Le Pen and the AfD, but have the elections in The Netherlands, France and Germany turned the tide?

 

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Zacarias Garcia for Germany.info

Seminar - Open to the Public

Transatlantic Relations in a World in Turmoil: A Conversation with His Excellency Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States

Fri., Sep. 15, 2017 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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

Please join the Future of Diplomacy Project for a special event with His Excellency Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States who will discuss “Transatlantic Relations in a World in Turmoil.” The Project’s Executive Director, Cathryn Cluver Ashbrook, will moderate. This event is co-sponsored by the Diplomacy Professional Interest Council. Light refreshments will be available. No RSVP required.

U.S.-Pakistan relations

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Seminar - Open to the Public

SOUTH ASIA WEEK- A Conversation on U.S.-Pakistan relations with Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry and Dr. Adil Najam

Thu., Apr. 27, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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

Please join the India and South Asia Project in a conversation with Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhry, the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States and Dr. Adil Najam, the Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School at Boston University. They will discuss Pakistan's increasing role in multilateral relations and U.S.-Pakistan relations. 

 

Women in Pakistan wait to vote.

Rachel Clayton/Department for International Development

Special Series - Open to the Public

SOUTH ASIA WEEK - Closing the Gap: Women, Development and Security in Pakistan

Tue., Apr. 25, 2017 | 8:30am - 10:00am

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

Pakistan has the second-largest gender gap in the world, according to the  World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report in 2016, and ranks 153 out of 163 countries in Global Peace Index for the same year. In a South Asia Week panel moderated by Cathryn Cluver, speakers will discuss the relationship between women’s empowerment, peacebuilding and development in defining an inclusive security agenda for Pakistan.

Breakfast will be served.

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.

 

Carlo Strenger

Ofer Chen

Seminar - Open to the Public

Understanding Israel: A Psycho-Political Analysis

Wed., Apr. 12, 2017 | 8:30am - 10:00am

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

Dr. Carlo Strenger will offer an analysis of the internal forces in Israeli society that make Israeli intractable and mostly unintelligible from abroad, connecting these internal dynamics to  the rise of right wing populism, a phenomenon that appeared in Israel before it took center stage in Europe and the United States.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

CANCELLED- Welcoming refugees: The challenges of integration in France and in Europe

Tue., Apr. 11, 2017 | 8:30am - 10:00am

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

Since the start of the European refugee crisis in 2015, millions of refugees have sought asylum in Europe, seeking protection from national and European Union institutions. Pascal Brice, Director-General of the French Agency for Refugees and Displaced Persons will offer a practitioner's perspective, providing insight into the numerous challenges involved in providing aid and protection to such individuals in the face of political, geographical and societal divisions.