13 Upcoming Events

LTG Robert P. Ashley

Defense Intelligence Agency

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Breakfast with DIA Director LTG Robert P. Ashley

Fri., Apr. 26, 2019 | 8:45am - 10:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

The Intelligence and Defense Projects at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a breakfast seminar with LTG Robert P. Ashley, Jr., Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, on Friday April 26th from 08:45-10:00am in the Belfer Center Library. 

Breakfast will be provided on a first come, first served basis. RSVP required.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

“US-China Competition in the Age of the Knowledge Economy”: Belfer Seminar with Yan Xuetong and Graham Allison

Fri., Apr. 26, 2019 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

The Belfer Center will host a Seminar with Yan Xuetong (Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Institute of International Relations at Tsinghua University) in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Graham Allison, Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and former Director of the Belfer Center, will moderate.

Seminar - Open to the Public

The EU and China as Global Actors: The Cases of Syria and Africa

Mon., Apr. 29, 2019 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies

The panelists will discuss the differing approaches China and the European Union (EU) use to engage with the world and with conflict management. They will focus on Chinese and European policy towards the Syrian conflict and their involvement in Africa and what these conflicting approaches mean for the future relationship between the EU and China.

Coffee, tea, and cookies will be available at 4:15pm.

Location: Goldman Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Global Effort on Countering Violent Extremism

Tue., Apr. 30, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Hedayah Center for Countering Violent Extremism, from 12:00-1:15pm in the Belfer Center Library. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate. 

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP.

12 Brief lessons on Europe's energy transition from Energy Atlas 2018: Figures and Facts about Renewables in Europe

Bartz/Stockmar

Seminar - Open to the Public

Transatlantic Environmental Policy

Tue., Apr. 30, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:10pm

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

Please join the Project on Europe for a discussion about environmental policy from a transatlantic perspective with Rob Stavins, A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development, and Muriel Rouyer, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, moderated by Cathryn Cluver Ashbrook, Executive Director of the Project on Europe.

Lunch will be served. 

James C. Lawler

Spies, Lies, and Nukes Conference Page

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Soulcatcher: How the CIA Recruits Assets

Wed., May 1, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with James C. Lawler, Former CIA Senior Intelligence Case Officer, from 12:00-1:15pm in the One Brattle 350 conference room. Rolf  Mowatt-Larssen will moderate. 

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

“AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order” Belfer Center Seminar with Dr. Kai-Fu Lee

Wed., May 1, 2019 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

The Belfer Center will host a seminar with Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, founding President of Google China and Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, on his new book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order. The discussion will be moderated by Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University and will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 5:30-6:30pm in the Belfer Center Library. Refreshments will be provided.

The two leaders in Artificial Intelligence, China and the United States, have opposing attitudes toward the development, implementation, and marketing of this technology. The U.S maintains a competitive edge, but China has outlined a compelling strategy to achieve global AI leadership by 2030. In pursuit of AI dominance, both countries will have to answer tough questions about its implications for global income inequality, job displacement, data surveillance, loss of privacy, and other challenges. Dr. Kai-Fu Lee has lived and worked in both China and the U.S. and will offer perspectives on the competition for AI as well as the outlook for the Chinese economy and broader US-China economic relations.