1057 Past Events

Ambassador Kristie Kenney

The American Academy of Diplomacy

Seminar - Open to the Public

U.S. and Asia – Opportunities and Challenges in 2019 with Amb. Kristie Kenney

Wed., Apr. 24, 2019 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

The Future of Diplomacy Project will host Ambassador Kristie Kenney (32nd Counselor of the U.S. State Department and Ambassador to various countries) in a public seminar to discuss the opportunities and challenges in North Korea, China, and democracy in Southeast Asia.

Ambassador Romana Vlahutin

European External Action Service

Seminar - Open to the Public

How the EU Connects: New Connectivity Strategy with Ambassador Vlahutin

Thu., Apr. 18, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:10pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, 5th Floor

Please join the Project on Europe for a discussion on the EU's new connectivity strategy with Ambassador Romana Vlahutin, Representative for Connectivity in the European External Action Service, moderated by Philippe Le Corre, affiliate with the Project on Europe and senior fellow with the Mossavar-Rahmani Center on Business and Government.

Lunch will be served.

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/

Ms. Lindiwe Mazibuko

Whacked Agency

Study Group - Open to the Public

Study Group #2 of 2: Africa’s Democratic Future in a Trump & Brexit World

Wed., Apr. 10, 2019 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

This is Part Two of a two-part study group series. Led by Lindiwe Mazibuko, Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project and first black woman in South African history to be elected Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. Both sessions will be on the political risks and realities for Africa of a world with an increasingly isolated Global North.

RSVP is required. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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).

Allan Jackson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Elbe Group 2019 Recap: Revisiting the Reykjavik Summit

Wed., Apr. 10, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Former Defense Intelligence Agency Director LTG Michael Maples and former Defense Attache BG (ret) Kevin Ryan will recap the 2019 Elbe Group meeting on Wednesday, April 10th 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 RSVP link. Refreshments will be provided.

Ms. Lindiwe Mazibuko

Whacked Agency

Study Group - Open to the Public

Study Group #1 of 2: Africa’s Democratic Future in a Trump & Brexit World

Mon., Apr. 8, 2019 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

This is Part One of a two-part study group series. Led by Lindiwe Mazibuko, Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project and first black woman in South African history to be elected Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. Both sessions will be on the political risks and realities for Africa of a world with an increasingly isolated Global North.

RSVP is required. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

South Facade of the White House, the executive mansion of the President of the United States, 26 May 2006.

Wikimedia CC/Matt H. Wade

Seminar - Open to the Public

Administrative Foreign and Security Policy

Thu., Apr. 4, 2019 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Elena Chachko, Research Fellow, International Security Program

A growing number of U.S. foreign and security measures in the past two decades has directly targeted individuals—natural or legal persons. These individualized measures have largely been designed and implemented by administrative agencies. Widespread application of individual economic sanctions, ranging from terrorism sanctions to sanctions against Russian individuals for election meddling; security watchlists; detentions; targeted killings; and individualized cyber countermeasures have all become significant currencies of modern foreign and security policies since the early 2000s. The constant development of technology for precision targeting and algorithmic decision-making will likely continue driving this trend. While the application of many of these measures in discrete contexts has been studied, they have yet to attract a holistic analysis.

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

French President Macron (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shake hands during a press conference in Beijing, China, January 9, 2018.

Reuters

Seminar - Open to the Public

France: A Key Player in Europe’s Relationship with China

Wed., Apr. 3, 2019 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Center for European Studies

As the first European nation having established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China in 1964, France has always had a special link with Beijing. With China now presenting itself as the next superpower, how does France position itself? Does it advocate a stand-alone approach or a pan-European strategy? As the US-China relationship becomes more confrontational, where does Emmanuel Macron’s France stand on a transatlantic dialogue vis a vis China?

Hosted by the Center for European Studies. Location: Goldman Room, Adolphus Busch Hall