23 Upcoming Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

Seminar with Mr. Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Iceland's Special Envoy on Ocean Affairs

Tue., Mar. 20, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government

The Arctic Initiative will host a seminar, "Is sustainable management of marine resources sufficient to meet increasing global demand for fish? The Icelandic story of relying on scientific policymaking to ensure sustainable fish stocks" with Mr. Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Iceland's Special Envoy on Ocean Affairs and a former Director General of Iceland's Marine Research Institute, discussing Icelandic resource management and science-based policy.

The seminar will be held in the Marc Heng and Family Conference Room (Wex 102).  Lunch will be served.  RSVP is required as space is limited.

Aerial view of Los Alamos National Laboratory, "1995 aerial TA-3 south to north".

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Seminar - Open to the Public

Managing the National Security Labs Effectively: What really helps?

Wed., Mar. 21, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:30am

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Charles F. McMillan, Los Alamos Director, Retired

The National Security Labs (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories) are essential to the care of the US nuclear deterrent as well as an understanding of what is happening globally in the nuclear domain.  Whether one looks at the 2010 or the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, the requirements that the labs must address are very similar.  What can be done to enable effective coordination between the Department of Energy and the Labs to ensure that, as partners, they meet the nation's needs?  What drives the complexity of lab operations?  How can it be managed?   Charles McMillan brings leadership experience from two of these laboratories to a dialog on these topics.

Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr., USA


Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"DIA: Excellence in Defense of the Nation," with LTG Robert P. Ashley, Jr.

Wed., Mar. 21, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:15am

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

The Defense Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a seminar with LTG Robert P. Ashley, Jr., Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, on Wednesday, March 21st from 10:00-11:15am in Land Lecture Hall (B400). Major General William Rapp will moderate.

Flags of Member States Flying at UN Headquarters: South Sudan


Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"Negotiating Ceasefires and Sanctions in Sudan and South Sudan"

Wed., Mar. 21, 2018 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

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

Julian Simcock, lead lawyer to the U.S. Office of the Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, will discuss the role of negotiation and sanctions in the South Sudan peace process with Future of Diplomacy Project Faculty Director Nicholas Burns.

Lunch will be served.

US troops of the 69th Infantry Division (left), shake hands with Russian troops in a staged photo on the wrecked bridge over the Elbe at Torgau, Germany, to mark the previous day's link-up between American and Soviet forces, 26th April 1945. Among the Americans are Bernard E. Kirschenbaum and Richard Johnson (second and third from left, respectively).

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"Elbe Group Recap and an Update on US-Russia Relations"

Wed., Mar. 21, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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

Former US Ambassador Douglas Lute and former Defense Attache BG (ret) Kevin Ryan will recap the 2018 Elbe Group meeting on Wednesday, March 21st from 2:00-3:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Director of the Intelligence Project, will moderate.

Please register using the link below. Harvard IDs checked at the door. Refreshments will be provided.

Flag of the People's Republic of China crashing with flag of the United States of America

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Seminar - Open to the Public

To Bid or Not To Bid: Is Hegemony Worth the Candle?

Thu., Mar. 22, 2018 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Irina A. Chindea, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program

This seminar explores the — at times — conflicting relationship between the external goal of rising and existing hegemons to maximize power and influence in the international system, and the domestic responsibility to provide for the security and well-being of their citizens. In the attempt to make a successful hegemonic bid or consolidate primacy, these powers often end up engaged in expensive international wars, shifting away resources from internal development. This seminar presentation unpacks the key drivers behind this trade-off and assesses its implications.

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

Sir David Omand at Chatham House

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence," with Sir David Omand

Tue., Mar. 27, 2018 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

The Intelligence Project will host a book talk seminar with Sir David Omand, Former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator and former Director of GCHQ, on Tuesday, March 27th from 3:30-4:30pm in the Malkin Penthouse. 

Refreshments will be served. Harvard IDs checked at the door. Please register below.