68 Past Events

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Seminar - Harvard Students

Basics of Computer Systems, Networking, Encryption and Security: Computers 101 for HKS Students PART 2

Fri., Nov. 2, 2018 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Belfer Building - Land Hall, 4th Floor

This 4-part class is a basic introduction to computer systems, networking, and how the Internet works, including all lower-level protocols and technologies that pull the Internet together. After mastering the basics, we will move on to the layers above, including security products and actual attacks against computer systems and the networks. There will be a full session on encryption and related technologies and how they fit into the overall Internet system.

We assume that students will have very basic knowledge of computer systems, but the class WILL be technical and hands-on. Students will be required to bring computers with them in order to do in-class exercises in real time.

This class will give students a strong background in technical matters, enabling them to take security and technology related classes at HKS and be fluent in technology matters in their future careers. 

Class 2: Network and host security products 
Part 2 will cover enterprise and personal security products. This will include network security systems (firewalls, deep packet inspection, VPN's, basic IDS/IPS systems and host security products (anti-virus, lockdown, blacklist/whitelist, intrusion detection and prevention, etc.).

 

Instructor:

Utsav Sohoni is a student in the mid-career MPA program at HKS. His professional background in computing is focused on software security and encryption, and he worked on some early problems surrounding online credit card transaction security. Utsav is currently an active duty officer in the United States Navy, where he has spent a number of years as a technical instructor.

Seminar - Harvard Students

The Crisis on America’s Borders: A Lunch with former DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin

Mon., Oct. 29, 2018 | 12:00pm

Taubman Building - Room 401

The Homeland Security Project will host a lunch with Alan Bersin - former DHS Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection - to discuss the current crisis at America’s borders.

 

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please RSVP.

Special Series - Harvard Students

Basics of Computer Systems, Networking, Encryption and Security: Computers 101 for HKS Students

Fri., Oct. 26, 2018 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm

One Brattle Square - Room 401

This four-part seminar is a basic introduction to computer systems, networking, and cybersecurity, including the lower-level protocols and technologies that bind the Internet together. After mastering the basics, we will move on to the layers above, where we will discuss security best practices, encryption, and actual attacks against computer systems and networks. Students need only have a basic knowledge of computer systems, but the class WILL be technical and hands-on. Students will be required to bring computers with them in order to complete in-class exercises throughout the course. This seminar will provide students with a robust understanding of the technical aspects of cybersecurity, preparing them for the full range of cyber- and technology-related courses offered at Harvard Kennedy School. Regardless of their prior background, students will gain technical proficiency that can be applied to a wide variety of careers upon graduation. 
 

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Seminar - Harvard Students

"Opportunities for Emerging Energy Technologies to Enhance Military Capability and National Security," Belfer Center Student and Fellow Discussion with Joseph Bryan

Tue., Oct. 10, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Student and Fellow Discussion with Joseph Bryan, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy for Energy. The discussion will take place in the Belfer Library (L369)

First come, first serve RSVP: belfer_events@hks.harvard.edu

Study Group - Harvard Students

Arctic Innovators Information Session

Wed., Sep. 6, 2017 | 12:15pm - 12:45pm

Taubman Building - WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, Room 102

The Arctic Innovators program will launch this fall with the selection of a group of Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) students to become the inaugural Arctic Innovators student cohort. Those selected will have a unique opportunity to learn from experts on Arctic issues and in a series of lecture-discussion sessions at HKS and will participate in the Arctic Innovation Lab at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland - the world’s largest annual gathering on Arctic affairs.

We will hold a 30-minute information session on Wednesday, September 6 at 12:15pm in T-102.

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.

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Study Group - Harvard Students

Study Group: Pulling the Trigger: Article 50 and the proposed Scottish Referendum with Douglas Alexander

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

124 Mount Auburn Street - Suite 230, Room 2000

As the British government prepares to begin the arduous process of extricating itself from the European Union when Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon is triggered in late March, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has called for a second referendum on Scottish independence, following a failed vote in 2014. 

Douglas Alexander will offer an inside perspective on what "Brexit means Brexit" does in fact mean for Scotland, the UK, and the world. 

Please sign up here.