79 Past Events

Conference - Open to the Public

Women in Power Conference 2019

Fri., Apr. 12, 2019 - Sat., Apr. 13, 2019

Harvard Kennedy School

The Women in Power Conference will provide an outlet for students and professionals to explore, discuss, and debate important issues relating to the advancement of women in leadership by facilitating a thoughtful dialogue between the Harvard Kennedy School community and top thought leaders and practitioners.

The topic of creating a pipeline for women to secure well-earned leadership positions has never been more relevant. Our conference theme, “Women in Power: Rise. Challenge. Thrive.”, will focus on uniting diverse perspectives and experiences relating to women in leadership positions. The conference will emphasize the need for an inclusive and productive dialogue, opening the conversation to women with diverse personal and professional experiences as well as allies that advocate for women in leadership. This constant discussion resonates not only in our classrooms, but also in local, national, and global politics and lives at the heart of policy issues in the workplace.

For tickets, visit: https://www.womeninpowerconference.org/

Korea Peninsula at night


Conference - Open to the Public

1st Harvard Korean Security Summit

Tue., Apr. 2, 2019 | 9:00am - 4:00pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

The Belfer Center's Korea Project  is convening the 1st Harvard Korean Security Summit.  The goal of the inaugural summit is to elevate the field of Korean security studies in the Harvard community and build closer scholar-practitioner ties.  In doing so, we're building on the vision of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, who first launched Korean security initiatives at the Belfer Center.

The Korea Project acknowledges the generous support of the Korea Foundation for the 1st Harvard Korean Security Summit.


Conference - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

2018 Public Interest Technology Summit

Sat., Oct. 13, 2018 | 9:30am - 5:30pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

The Public Interest Technology Summit is the evolution of the Alumni Digital Summit hosted last October in collaboration with Alumni Relations. This year's all-day summit will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Harvard Kennedy School and is open to Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard University, students and alumni as well as the Public Interest Technology community at large. This includes (but isn’t limited to) students, faculty, and staff from Cambridge – Boston area academic institutions as well as community members, government employees, and anyone who cares about digital tech and the public interest as it relates to services, ethics, equity, data, and more.

Conference - Open to the Public

Taking Flight: Exploring Innovative Uses of Drone Technology

Wed., Sep. 26, 2018 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

“Taking Flight: Exploring Innovative Uses of Drone Technology” – a half-day conference hosted by the Intelligence Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center – will focus on the security, commercial, and humanitarian futures of this rapidly emerging technology. Speakers will highlight opportunities for the expansion of drone technology both for defense and non-defense uses and will underscore the need to ensure that the technology will be utilized in ways that benefit the public good.

The conference will include expert presentations and discussions on drone applications and implications for the defense, humanitarian, and commercial sectors. Drone expert Bernard Hudson, Senior Fellow with the Intelligence Project and former Chief of Counterterrorism with the CIA, will moderate a follow-up panel discussion with the presenters and questions from the audience.  The conference will conclude with a cocktail reception.

Location: The Kennedy Room, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge MA

Conference - Open to the Public

Transatlantic Relations in Crisis

Tue., Apr. 24, 2018 | 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Join the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for a launch event moderated by Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director, Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, with panelists including Douglas Alexander, Douglas Lute, Joseph Nye, and Amanda Sloat.

Conference - Open to the Public

The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School

Sat., Apr. 14, 2018 - Sun., Apr. 15, 2018

Center for Government and International Studies - Tsai Auditorium, Room S-010

The First Annual Symposium on Islam, Dialogue, and Sectarian De-Escalation at the Harvard Kennedy School has gathered a diversity of voices from leading scholars, religious authorities, civic community leaders, and policymakers alike to push forward analytical understanding and dialogue on the pressing topic of sectarianism in the Muslim world.

For speaker and schedule information, visit event website.

Conference - Open to the Public

The Implications of Machine Learning for Cybersecurity

Wed., Feb. 7, 2018 | 9:00am - 10:30am

Taubman Building - Nye A, B, & C, 5th Floor

Join the Cybersecurity Project for a special event on the impacts of machine learning on cybersecurity. Sameer Bhalotra (StackRox) will moderate a discussion between Dan Chenok (IBM Center for the Business of Government), Tom Corn (VMWare), and  Jennifer Lin (Google). Seating will be available on a first come, first serve basis.


Conference - Open to the Public

Agriculture, Nutrition, Health, and the Environment in Africa

Tue., Nov. 7, 2017 | 8:30am - 12:30pm

Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

The Agriculture, Nutrition, Health, and the Environment in Africa conference is a collaboration between Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University Center for African Studies, and Africa Academy for Public Health. It will be held in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts on Monday and Tuesday, November 6-7, 2017.