15 Upcoming Events

Special Series - Harvard Students

Breakfast with Professor Fredrik Logevall

Wed., May 3, 2017 | 9:00am - 10:00am

To Be Announced

As we continue the JFK 100 Centennial celebration, join HKS Professor Fredrik Logevall in conversation about JFK’s life, legacy, and how they remain relevant today.

A Turkish woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, April 16, 2017.

AP Photo/Ali Unal

Seminar - Open to the Public

Turkey's Civil Rights Movement: Segregation, Emancipation, and Democracy Indices

Wed., May 3, 2017 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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

A seminar with Sener Akturk, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Koç University. Moderated by Kristin Fabbe, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government, and International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School and MEI Faculty Affiliate.

Special Series - Open to the Public

Global Sustainable Bioenergy

Wed., May 3, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Bell Hall

Across energy, agricultural and forestry landscapes, the production of biomass for energy has emerged as a controversial driver of land use change and climate mitigation. The panel will discuss the myths and realities of the bioenergy expansion and new policy strategies to promote bioenergy in the context of the sustainable development goals.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Human Resources of Non-State Armed Groups

Thu., May 4, 2017 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

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

Speaker: Vera Mironova, Research Fellow, International Security Program

The speaker will discuss the labor market of non-state armed groups on the ground and at the leadership level, focusing on recruitment, retention, and turnover. 

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, and Staff

“Homeland Security in the Trump Era” - A Conversation with Lisa Monaco, former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Tue., May 9, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Land Hall, Belfer Building, 4th Floor

The Homeland Security Project will host a conversation with Lisa Monaco, formerly President Obama’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor, to discuss homeland security challenges in the Trump era.

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/AzEtz8fjcmw7kN0W2

Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrive from Turkey to Skala Sykamias, Lesbos island, Greece, 30 October 2015. Spanish volunteers (life rescue team - with yellow-red clothes) from "Proactiva open arms"

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Half-Measure Interventions in Theory and Syria

Thu., May 11, 2017 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

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

Speaker: Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Middle East Initiative

This seminar considers intervention policies that can be characterized as half-measures: their stated goals do not match what they can be reasonably expected to achieve. The trajectory of U.S. policies on the Syrian civil war is scrutinized to develop the concept of half-measures and to understand how their effects compare to those of other policy options.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Director Series - Open to the Public

Asia Society — China and the US: Destined for War?

Wed., May 31, 2017 | 8:00am - 10:00am

Graham Allison and the Hon. Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, discuss Allison’s new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? at the Asia Society in New York City.