2019 Items


Arctic Initiative Contributes to Arctic Circle Assembly 2021

Arctic residents, students, policymakers, academics, and business leaders convened in Reykjavík, Iceland, for the 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly from Thursday, October 14 to Saturday, October 17. The Arctic Initiative organized two sessions at this year’s Assembly: 1) Arctic Innovation Lab: 10 Ideas for a Better Arctic, and 2) Policy and Action on Plastic in the Arctic: Innovations to Tackle Plastic Pollution with The Wilson Center’s Polar Institute. 

Glasgow, Scotland, Climate Change Conference Venue

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News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Harvard Project on Climate Agreements Side Event at COP-26

Oct. 22, 2021

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements will conduct a panel event, "Securing Climate Ambition with Cooperative Approaches: Options under Article 6", at the Twenty-Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP-26) of the UNFCCC in Glasgow, Scotland on November 10.  Attendees must have a badge credentialed from the UNFCCC to attend this event.

Photo of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell speaking during a news conference at the United Nations headquarters Friday, Sept. 26, 2003. Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84.

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

Ash Carter: Remembering Colin Powell

| Oct. 18, 2021

Following the passing earlier today of former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell, Belfer Center Director and former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter released a statement with his condolences and memories of Colin Powell, a “Marshall-esque giant of American national security.” 


Ash Carter and Douglas Elmendorf in the JFK Jr. Forum.

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

Afghanistan: A Conversation with Ash Carter

| Oct. 07, 2021

In his first public comments since U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanistan, former Secretary of Defense and Belfer Center Director Ash Carter joined Harvard Kennedy School Dean Doug Elmendorf for a wide-ranging discussion about Afghanistan during a JFK Jr. Forum event Wednesday, October 6. Their discussion ranged from national security and U.S. foreign policy over 20 years to the immense contributions and sacrifices made in Afghanistan and how best we can promote human rights going forward.

A complete video along with clips from the event are available here.  The transcript is accessible here.

Photo of John Holdren walking with Pres. Barack Obama at White House, 2014.

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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

John P. Holdren Receives Arthur M. Bueche Award from National Academy of Engineering 

| Oct. 06, 2021

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has honored John P. Holdren with its prestigious Arthur M. Bueche Award for his “extraordinary impact on the engineering profession” and for his “contributions to technology research, policy, and national and international cooperation.” The presentation was made during the NAE’s annual meeting Oct. 3 in Washington, D.C., where it also presented its Simon Ramo Founders Award to William A. Wulf, University of Virginia Professor Emeritus.  

Modern weapons on the Battleship New Jersey

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

Distribution of Military Capabilities (rDMC) Dataset

| Oct. 05, 2021

The Distribution of Military Capabilities (rDMC) dataset is a catalog of over 18,000 types of military equipment spanning 173 countries from 1970–2014. This data is sourced from the IISS Military Balance and organized into a machine-readable format, which may be downloaded.

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Belfer Center Fellows and Visiting Scholars Lookbook 2021-2022

September 3, 2021

As the 2021-22 academic year got underway at Harvard Kennedy School, the Belfer Center welcomed more than 250 research fellows, senior fellows, student fellows, visiting scholars, and associates to a Center-wide orientation event on September 3.  The fellows, who were selected from a large group of candidates following a rigorous application process, will work with the Center or one of its 18 programs and projects.  

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Introducing the 2021-2022 Managing the Atom Fellows

Sep. 01, 2021

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) is excited to announce a new cohort of research fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year. These pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career fellows—along with one Visiting Scholar—will come together in Cambridge this fall from around the world to pursue a wide range of research projects with a nuclear policy focus.  

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

Ash Carter Congratulates Nicholas Burns on Nomination as U.S. Ambassador to China

| Aug. 24, 2021

In a note to colleagues and friends, Belfer Center Director Ash Carter congratulated the Belfer Center's Nicholas Burns on his nomination by President Biden to serve as Ambassador to China.