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Belfer Center: 2016 at a Glance

Winter 2016

2016 was a year filled with political turbulence and surprises. The “Brexit” vote and the election of Donald Trump focused attention on potentially dramatic changes in everything from the future of the European Union, U.S. relations with Russia, China, and the Middle East to cybersecurity and climate change policies. The Belfer Center’s mission to provide thoughtful, policy-relevant research and insights for a more secure, peaceful world has never been more timely. See the ways our experts and our alumni responded to a world in need of impactful ideas:

Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Belfer Center Newsletter

| Fall/Winter 2016-17

In the Fall/Winter 2016-17 issue of our Belfer Center newsletter, we feature six Belfer Center alumni who are currently serving in leadership positions in the government of the United States: Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter and his Chief of Staff Eric Rosenbach, Science and Technology Advisor to the President John P. Holdren, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, and Ambassador and U.S. Representative to UN-Vienna and the IAEA Laura Holgate. These are just of a few of the many public servants in the U.S. and around the world whose careers have included time at the Belfer Center. We salute and thank them all.

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

Summer 2016 Belfer Center Newsletter

| Summer 2016

The Summer 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 features Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz’s address at Harvard Kennedy School on the significance of merging science and international affairs. Secretary Moniz used as an example the recent Iran nuclear agreement, in which he played a central role.

Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia

Bennett Craig, Belfer Center

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Photo Gallery: Estonia's Prime Minister, Taavi Rõivas, On "The 21st Century State"

Apr. 11, 2016

On March 21, The Future of Diplomacy Project jointly hosted a public seminar with the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project titled "A 21st Century State: Anything is Possible." As the speaker for the public event, Prime Minister of Estonia, TaaviRõivas, spoke at length on the role that digital technology has played in the global competitiveness of Estonia's economy and the robustness of his country's governance and public sector services. The Prime Minister spoke to a large audience comprising of Harvard Kennedy School students, national security fellows, and local Estonian start-up entrepreneurs.

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

Spring 2016 Belfer Center Newsletter

| Spring 2016

The Spring 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 features the huge global impact of cheap oil, with comments by Leonardo Maugeri, Robert Stavins, Henry Lee, Meghan O’Sullivan, Calestous Juma, David Keith, and Khalid Alsweilem on its economic, environmental, and geo-political effects.

The Kennedy School was honored in December with a visit by Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, former director of the Belfer Center and long-time HKS professor. Secretary Carter discussed a range of topics at a JFK Jr. Forum moderated by Center Director Graham Allison.

Radek Sikorski, Former Foreign Minister of Poland

Bennett Craig, Belfer Center

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EUROPE WEEK 2016 Photo Gallery

Mar. 04, 2016

The Future of Diplomacy Project held its annual Europe Week during February inviting influential practitioners and experts on European affairs. Their public discussions offered Harvard Kennedy School students and faculty a unique opportunity to grapple with the intractactable geopolitical issues at play in Europe concerning NATO, the EU migration crisis, German leadership, and the rise of European populism.