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The U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism Newsletter: September - November 2016

December 12, 2016

Graham Allison calls for revitalization of U.S.-Russian nuclear cooperation.

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen and Monica Duffy Toft weigh in on countering WMD terrorism.

Matthew Bunn outlines nuclear challenges that Donald Trump will face.

Siegfried Hecker reminds us that U.S. and Russia have a joint responsibility to prevent nuclear terrorism.

U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy at the White House on Oct. 1, 1962 during the buildup of tensions that became the Cuban Missile Crisis.

AP

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

Applying Lessons of History to Today's Choices and Challenges

| Fall/Winter 2016-2017

It is sometimes said that some Americans live in “the United States of Amnesia.” Less widely recognized is how many American policymakers live there, too. To address this deficit, the Belfer Center has launched an Applied History Project designed to revitalize applied history both in universities and in policymaking.

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

Amanda Rothschild: Investigating U.S. Debate and Response to Mass Killings

| Fall/Winter 2016-2017

As a student-athlete at Boston College, Amanda Rothschild was twice named to the Division I Hockey East Academic All-Star Team. Although a back injury halted her goaltending career junior year, Rothschild says that the sport significantly influenced her academic career.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak gestures while speaking with Center Director Graham Allison during Barak's Lamont Lecture on Middle East challenges at a  JFK Jr. Forum.

Martha Stewart

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

Q&A with Ehud Barak

Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Each semester, the Belfer Center proudly hosts warriors and peacemakers, politicians and polymaths, investors and musicians. Rarely do we welcome all these roles in just one person. But Lamont Lecturer Ehud Barak is nothing if not a singular figure. Israel’s former prime minister has enlivened the Center this fall with a JFK Jr. Forum, classroom teaching, and many briefings with faculty, fellows, and students.

A technician works to prepare voting machines to be used in the upcoming presidenial election, in Philadelphia, Oct. 14, 2016.

AP

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

Hacking Elections

| Fall/Winter 2016-2017

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not the only ones attempting to sway voters ahead of November, as emerging evidence suggests Russia has been using cyberattacks to attempt to influence this year’s election.