19 Past Events

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participates in a press conference with U.S. President Donald J. Trump during the NATO Foreign Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium on July 12, 2018.

U.S. Department of State

Seminar - Open to the Public

Impact of the US Departure from JCPOA on Iran-US Bilateral Relations & the Regional Crisis

Thu., Nov. 15, 2018 | 4:30pm

Center for Government and International Studies - Knafel Building, Bowie-Vernon, Room K262

Following President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) and reimposition of sanctions against the country, Seyed Hossein Mousavian will explore the implications of these developments on US-Iran bilateral relations, Iran's nuclear program, as well as regional political dynamics. Mousavian is a Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist at the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University. He is a former diplomat who served as Iran’s Ambassador to Germany (1990-1997), and was the Head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s National Security Council (1997-2005). Discussant: Iran Project Director Payam Mohseni. Co-sponsored by the WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar

President Donald Trump shows a signed Presidential Memorandum after delivering a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Seminar - Open to the Public

Consequences of the U.S. Withdrawal from the JCPOA

Wed., May 16, 2018 | 10:00am

Belfer Building - Starr Auditorium, Floor 2.5

With President Donald Trump's unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Iranian nuclear agreement (JCPOA), the future of the deal is under serious question. Please join the Iran Project and The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) for an expert-level roundtable analyzing the ramifications of this decision and the how leading international and regional players will react to these latest developments.

Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy


Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy

Thu., Mar. 29, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Ash Center For Democratic Governance and Innovation

Book talk with Mohammed Lakhdar Ghettas, author of Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy. Moderated by Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, HKS. Lunch will be served. 

Co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

A view of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, some of the holiest sites for for Jews and Muslims, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

AP Photo/Oded Balilty

Seminar - Open to the Public

Jerusalem in Context: Place, People, and Politics

Tue., Feb. 13, 2018 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Taubman Building - Nye B & C, 5th Floor

A panel discussion with Salim Tamari, Spring 2018 Shawwaf Visiting Professor, Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Birzeit University; Anat Biletski, Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac University; and Robert Danin, Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Fellow, Future Diplomacy Project, HKS.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside the port city of Bushehr, southern Iran.

AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno

Seminar - Open to the Public

Does the Middle East Really Need Nuclear Power?

Thu., Feb. 8, 2018 | 4:10pm - 5:30pm

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

A seminar with Ali Ahmad, Scholar In-Residence and Director, Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut.

Co-sponsored by the Project on Managing the Atom and the Geopolitics of Energy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen (right) and BG Kevin Ryan

(Bennet Craig/Harvard Kennedy School)

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"Nuclear and Biological Terrorism: Is the Threat Real?" Intelligence Lunch with Rolf Mowatt-Larssen

Wed., Dec. 6, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host an Intelligence Lunch with Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Director of the Belfer Center’s Intelligence Project, former Director of Intelligence and Counterintelligence for the DOE, and career CIA officer, on Wednesday, December 6th from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 350.

Lunch from Flour Bakery will be provided. Harvard IDs checked at the door. First come, first served.