To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
Fellows will conduct research at the energy, agriculture, and water nexus and how technology and policy might impact deployment at scale.
Fellows are expected to pursue research that relates to the priorities of the Arctic Initiative: addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the effects of climate change in the Arctic. A special focus is on exploring to what extent existing governmental and international policies, programs, laws, and regulations are adequate and appropriate to address the evolving challenges and opportunities in the Arctic, and to consider how they can be improved.
The Belfer International and Global Affairs (BIGA) Student Fellowship Program helps prepare a community of high-achieving Harvard Kennedy School students to cultivate 21st century, global ideas and to gain the strong analytical and innovative leadership skills necessary to excel in the global affairs arena. The Belfer IGA program also aims to impart to students the importance of community, service, and leadership.
We are seeking fellows to study China’s growing cyber capabilities and enhance the public understanding of it.
We are seeking research fellows to study policies related to conflict in cyberspace.
The broad goal of this project is to understand the interactions between policies and technologies as the world attempts to decarbonize the energy system, while simultaneously addressing concerns about security, reliability, and cost. Accepting proposals on 1) hydrogen, 2) large-scale carbon management, and 3) biofuels/low-carbon fuels.
The Ernest May Fellowship in History and Policy of the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs aims to help build the next generation of men and women who will bring professional history to bear on strategic studies and major issues of international affairs.
The Geopolitics of Energy Project Fellowship focuses on topics related to the intersection of international politics, security, and energy.
The International Security Program develops and trains new talent in security studies by hosting pre- and postdoctoral research fellows. The International Security Program offers fellowships in the following research areas: U.S. defense and foreign policy; grand strategy; diplomacy; nuclear, chemical, and biological–weapons proliferation; managing nuclear technology and materials; chemical and biological weapons proliferation, control, and countermeasures; terrorism; regional security, internal and ethnic conflict; and international relations theory. Applicants whose proposed research focuses on cybersecurity issues, should apply to the Cyber Security Project's fellowship instead.
Fellows will contribute to ongoing research projects on pathways and policies for decarbonization in China and India.