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

Former CIA Deputy Director David S. Cohen Joins Harvard’s Belfer Center as Senior Fellow

| July 19, 2017

David S. Cohen, former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has been named a Senior Fellow with Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Cohen, who as the Agency’s second-in-command from 2015-2017 helped oversee all CIA operations, served previously as Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

As a non-resident Senior Fellow with the Center’s Intelligence and Defense Project, Cohen will conduct a study that focuses on the “CIA in the Digital Age,” looking into steps the Agency can take to improve its capacity for anticipating and tackling intelligence challenges in our increasingly interconnected world.

John Kerry talks with Ban Ki-moon during the Caring for Climate Business Forum

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News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Climate-Change Policy Webcast with Professor Robert Stavins

| July 19, 2017

Professor Robert N. Stavins, A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development at Harvard Kennedy School, will conduct a 45-minute webcast on the current state of climate-change policy on July 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT. To learn more and register, please sign up here:

https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a9TK3L3x3zhxmuh

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.

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

Q&A with Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

| July 12, 2017

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, former Deputy Secretary of Energy who has served in high-level positions at the White House and Pentagon, joined Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center as a non-resident Senior Fellow in July. Sherwood-Randall is returning to the Kennedy School where she previously collaborated with Ash Carter, the Belfer Center’s newly appointed director, and Graham Allison, who stepped down as Center director this month. We asked Sherwood-Randall to give us some background on her Harvard connections, why she returned, and what she hopes to accomplish as a Senior Fellow.

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

U.S. Department of Energy

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

Former Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Named Senior Fellow With Harvard's Belfer Center

| July 12, 2017

Former Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is joining Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as a Senior Fellow, the Center announced today. Sherwood-Randall, who has served in the White House and Departments of Energy and Defense, is returning to the Center where she worked in the 1990s to help establish two pioneering projects – the Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project with Graham Allison, who this month stepped down as the Center’s director, and the Preventive Defense Project with Ash Carter, the former Secretary of Defense who is the new Belfer Center director.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the UNGA Climate Summit 2014 in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations in New York, N.Y., Sept. 23, 2014.

Lawrence Jackson, The White House

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

Reactions to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

July 7, 2017

Today at the United Nations, two-thirds of the member states adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. But the nine states that actually have nuclear weapons refused to participate, potentially setting the stage for ongoing disagreements between nuclear haves and have-nots.Several Belfer Center nuclear experts comment on the treaty.

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

New Book by Former ISP Research Fellow Peter Krause on National Movements

| June 21, 2017

Former ISP (International Security Program) Research Fellow Peter Krause has published a book with Cornell University Press (2017), Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win, as part of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs series.

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Russian Hackers Tried Altering US Election Data. Now What?

| June 15, 2017

A new report from Bloomberg this week reveals that Russian cyberattackers were much more involved in the US presidential election than previously publicized. CNN reached out to Michael Sulmeyer, director of the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project for his take on what the Bloomberg report reveals about the deeper vulnerabilities in our electoral system.