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Inside the Middle East Q&A: Dr. Moncef Marzouki on Tunisia, Democracy and Human Rights

April 25, 2017

Excerpt from an April 3rd installment of the “Inside the Middle East" Q&A Series, with Dr. Moncef Marzouki, former President of Tunisia from 2011 to 2014, on Tunisia's Arab Spring uprising, transition to democracy, and ongoing struggle for human rights and economic and social development, including his own role in Tunisia's historic transition.

March for Science and Banner in Washington, D.C.

AP

News - American Association for the Advancement of Science

Holdren Outlines Ways to 'Restore Science to Its Rightful Place'

    Author:
  • Anne Q. Hoy
| Apr. 21, 2017

"The scientific community needs to more effectively speak out about the necessity of evidence-based policies, scientific integrity protections and public access to research to defend the role of science, said John Holdren, former White House science adviser, in a speech on the eve of the April 22nd March for Science."

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

Ambassador Samantha Power Named to Joint Appointment at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School

    Author:
  • Doug Gavel
| Apr. 13, 2017

Samantha Power, who served as the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 until 2017, is joining the Belfer Center as a senior member, board member, and director of the Center’s new International Peace and Security Project. Power has been named to a joint faculty appointment at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, where she will serve as the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy and will be affiliated with both the Belfer Center and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Power first came to the Belfer Center in 1998 as project director of the Center’s Human Rights Initiative which became the Carr Center in 1998 with Power as inaugural director.

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.

Martha Stewart

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

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

Secretary of Defense

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.

Arne Westad, Graham Allison, Samantha Power and Niall Ferguson in the JFK Jr. Forum

Martha Stewart

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

JFK Jr. Forum: Destined for War - Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

Mar. 24, 2017

The U.S.-China relationship and whether the two countries can avoid war was the focus of the John F. Kennedy, Jr Forum on Wednesday, March 22 in a discussion titled “Destined for War - Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?”