29 Upcoming Events

Palestinians hold a poster showing President Donald Trump during a protest in the west bank city of Bethlehem. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean

Seminar - Open to the Public

Trump, Palestine and the One State Solution (Rescheduled)

Fri., Mar. 24, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Bell Hall - Belfer Building, 5th Floor

Please note: this event has reached capacity. Further registrants will be added to a waitlist and contacted if a space becomes available. Thank you for your interest!

A seminar with  Diana Buttu, lawyer and former legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team, Visiting Professor at University of Windsor Law School, and Former MEI Fellow on the recent Trump statements regarding moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the peace process and the prospects for the future.

This event has been rescheduled from February 10, after being postponed due to inclement weather.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Revisiting Rouhani’s School of Thought: A Discussion on the Iranian President’s Developmental and Foreign Policy Doctrines

Fri., Mar. 24, 2017 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

Ali Fathollah-Nejad (Associate, Iran Project, HKS; Associate Fellow, German Council on Foreign Relations) will discuss the main intellectual pillars underpinning the current Iranian administration and its school of thought, with a focus on issues pertaining to economic development as well as international relations. The event will be moderated by Iran Project Director Payam Mohseni.

Congressman Moulton

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/via Flickr

Seminar - Open to the Public

Keeping America Safe: Diplomacy and Defense in 2017

Mon., Mar. 27, 2017 | 8:30am - 10:00am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Darman Seminar Room, First Floor

Congressman Seth Moulton, Representative of the Sixth District of Massachusetts, will join the Future of of Diplomacy Project to speak about Congressional efforts to craft an effective national policy that addresses interlocking security issues. The seminar will be moderated by Nicholas Burns, Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics. 

Breakfast will be available.


Sustainable energy.


Study Group - Harvard Students

Study Group: Financing the Sustainable Development Goals with Douglas Alexander

Tue., Mar. 28, 2017 | 1:15pm - 2:30pm

124 Mount Auburn Street - Suite 230, Room 2000

Join Douglas Alexander, former UK Shadow Foreign Minister and current advisor to Bono, for a discussion about how to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals at a time when  US administration has signaled an intent to withdraw financing and political backing from the UN and other international organizations. 

Please sign up here. 

Seminar - Open to the Public

Asia-Pacific Nuclear Governance: Feeble, Fragmented but Fixable?

Wed., Mar. 29, 2017 | 10:00am - 11:30am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Fainsod Room, Littauer-324

Nuclear governance at the regional level in Asia-Pacific is alarmingly fragmented and feeble. An array of disparate, small bodies with varying memberships seek to address safety, security, nonproliferation, and disarmament, but without adding much to the global arrangements. Dr. Findlay will examine the future likely trajectory of nuclear energy in the region, the regional drivers of and constraints on strengthened regional governance, and the likelihood of a comprehensive, integrated nuclear governance regime emerging.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Chris Hoofnagle: The FTC and Cyber

Wed., Mar. 29, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

1 Brattle Square - Suite 470

Please join us for a discussion with Professor Chris Hoofnagle on the Federal Trade Commission and Cyber. 

This event is open to the public, but seating and lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Director Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, and Staff

"Trump's State Department" - A Belfer Center Director's Lunch with Jon Finer

Wed., Mar. 29, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

RSVP is required to attend this event

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Jon Finer, IOP Fellow in the Belfer Library (L369).
Jon Finer is the former Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State. He had also previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy. Before that he worked for four years at the White House, including as Senior Advisor to Deputy National Security Advisor Antony Blinken and as Special Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa and Foreign Policy Speechwriter for Vice President Joseph R. Biden. He joined the Obama Administration in 2009 as a White House Fellow, assigned to the Office of the White House Chief of Staff and the National Security Council Staff.