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Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Belfer Center Newsletter

| Fall/Winter 2015-2016

The Fall/Winter 2015-2016 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 highlights visits by Secretary of State John Kerry, who answered questions from an audience of more than 500 Harvard students and faculty in an event hosted by the Belfer Center, and by former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who spoke to students and faculty as part of the American Secretaries of State Project, an initiative of Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School.

December's UN COP21 climate change summit in Paris—a major opportunity for the world to reduce climate change—is also a focus of this issue. The Belfer Center’s Robert Stavins and David Keith face off with essays on whether the Paris conference is a key step in stopping climate change. We also feature President Obama’s recent visit to Alaska to experience climate impacts first-hand along with his science advisor John P. Holdren, former director of the Belfer Center’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy program. Pinar DeNeve, a Belfer Center Environment and Natural Resources Program participant in the recent Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland, offers her takeaways regarding Arctic challenges and opportunities, while other Center programs focus on the Center’s climate research collaboration with China.

This issue also announces a significant gift to the Belfer Center and the Kennedy School from Robert and RenéeBelfer and their son Laurence Belfer. The Belfer family investment will enable the Center to launch the Cyber Security Project as part of a New Initiatives Fund and will help the Kennedy School deepen its commitment to train tomorrow’s leaders.


Event Snapshots

Newsletter Fall/Winter 2015-16


Global Security Challenges and the Lessons of History

Belfer Family Gift

Climate Change and Energy Issues

Preventing Nuclear Proliferation, Terrorism

Terrorism and the Migrant Crisis

Senior Fellows and Scholars: Insight, Experience

Student Scholars, Entrepreneurs


Featured Fellows

Additional Features


Fall/Winter 2015-16 Newsletter

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For Academic Citation: Wilke, Sharon. Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Belfer Center Newsletter. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Fall/Winter 2015-2016.