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Joel Clement in the Belfer Center library.

Joel Clement in the Belfer Center library.

Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School’s Arctic Initiative Welcomes Joel Clement as Senior Fellow

| May 23, 2018

The Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has named Joel Clement a non-resident Senior Fellow. Clement, former Director of the Policy Office at the U.S. Department of the Interior, will collaborate with Arctic Initiative faculty and staff on research and outreach programs designed to bring attention to the rapidly changing, resource-rich, and environmentally sensitive Arctic region.

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Congratulations, HKS Graduates 2018!

May 23, 2018

The Belfer Center congratulates all Harvard Kennedy School graduates of 2018. We also salute the Belfer International and Global Affairs (BIGA) student fellows from AY17 and AY18 who are graduating: Corinna Fehst, Enea Gjoza, Richard Kuzma, Emily Middleton, Sam Parker, Elizabeth Philipp, Neil Thomas, and Olivia Volkoff.

And we also thank the HKS graduates who devoted countless hours to the Belfer Center’s Defending Digital Democracy Project: Daniel Bartlett, Meredith Berger, Joe Brandifino, Caitlin Conley, Meredith Davis-Tavera, Corinna Fehst, Simon Jones, Kunal Kothari, Alexander Krey, Richard Kuzma, Brian Lefler, Katherine Mansted, Ashley Miller, Jennifer Nam, James Pagano, and Sarah Starr. Their work made a material difference in shoring up America’s election security.

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Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Belfer Center Joins Republican and Democratic Institutes to Launch Cybersecurity Playbook for Europe

May 22, 2018

The Defending Digital Democracy project (D3P) at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center joined the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) for the public launch of the “The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook: European Edition” in Brussels on May 22, 2018.

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Bridging the Gulf in the GCC

| May 11, 2018

Belfer Center Visiting Fellow Michael Greenwald, senior advisor to Atlantic Council President and Chief Executive Officer Fred Kempe, was interviewed by Rachel Brandenburg, director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Middle East Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council, about the implications of the ongoing feud for the Gulf states and US interests. Greenwald is a former US Treasury attaché to Qatar and Kuwait.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter walks with Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, in Baghdad, July 11, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee

Department of Defense

Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Counter-ISIS Commander Sean MacFarland Named Belfer Center Senior Fellow

May 10, 2018

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs today named Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Sean B. MacFarland a non-resident Senior Fellow. General MacFarland, who most recently led the victorious campaign against ISIS forces in northern Iraq and Syria, will share his lessons on leadership, the Middle East, and US foreign policy with students, faculty, and staff.

President Donald Trump signs a Presidential Memorandum on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington. Trump announced the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president's isolation on the world stage.

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Belfer Center Experts on U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

Calling it a “great embarrassment” that fails to “halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions,” President Trump today announced his intention to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and re-impose sanctions on Iran. The independent nuclear, national security, and regional experts of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs have been assessing the terms of the JCPOA for years. In the wake of Trump’s decision, many of them weighed in with thoughts on the significance of Washington’s policy change – and what comes next.

Elizabeth Arnold and Alice Rogoff speak to HKS students and community members about the dire need for a more complete Arctic media narrative on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. (Belfer Center Media Services)

Belfer Center Media Services

News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

From Polar Bears to People: Getting the Arctic Climate Change Story Right

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  • Jonathan Edel-Hänni
| May 03, 2018

The Arctic is region is growing rapidly in global prominence, due in large part to the environmental changes caused by global warming. Rising temperatures and the receding sea ice reveal untapped natural resources and lucrative new trade routes. Non-Arctic nations, including China and India, are joining in the discourse on the region as new economic opportunities open up. Meanwhile, the four million human residents of the land north of the Arctic circle, many of them Indigenous peoples, are facing the reality of dramatically changing life because of human-caused climate change and an uncertain future.