20 Upcoming Events

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Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Women in Intelligence: Panel Discussion and Networking Event

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018 | 4:00pm - 6:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

From uncovering Benedict Arnold to providing actionable intelligence on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the role of women who work in the intelligence community continues to change in a dynamic, threat-rich world.
 
Please join the Intelligence Project for a panel discussion with senior female executives from across the intelligence community to discuss their careers and the important role women who work in intelligence play in national security decision making. 

Former Prime Minister of Senegal Aminata Touré

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Study Group - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Study Group with Dr. Aminata Touré on the Present and Future of Africa (Session 1 of 2)

Mon., Oct. 15, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

1 Brattle Square

This is the first part of a two-part study group led by former Prime Minister of Senegal, Dr. Aminata Touré. Both study group sessions will examine how Africa is a place of success and hope. In the first study group, Dr. Touré will offer a global view on the challenges and opportunities that exist in the continent. The second study group will focus on the importance of youth and women in promoting a prosperous future for Africa. The study group will take place in Room 303, Third Floor, One Brattle Square.

Please note cookies and coffee will be provided. Please sign-up using the RVSP link.

Seminar - Open to the Public

"The West, the Rest and the Quest for a New Global Order" a conversation with Ambassador Vale de Almeida

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018 | 12:15pm - 1:45am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Please join the Belfer Center's Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for a discussion on the future of the global order with João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador of the European Union to the United Nations, moderated by Professor Nicholas Burns. 

Lunch will be served.

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Director Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Belfer Center and Black Student Union Director's Seminar with Secretary Jeh Johnson

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018 | 2:15pm - 3:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Black Student Union will co-host a Director's Seminar with former Homeland Security, Secretary Jeh Johnson on the "Current State of Our Politics," in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Lt. General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, commander for the Iraqi counterterrorism forces' operation to re-take Fallujah from Islamic State militants, speaks at a military camp outside Fallujah, Iraq, Monday, June 27, 2016.

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"The Future of Jihad," with Peter Bergen and Lt. Gen. Abdulwahab al-Saedi

Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

The Intelligence Project an Saudi & GCC Security Project will host a lunch seminar with Peter Bergen and Lieutenant General Abdulwahab al-Saedi, on Wednesday, October 17th from 12:00-1:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

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

Former Prime Minister of Senegal Aminata Touré

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Study Group - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Study Group with Dr. Aminata Touré on the Present and Future of Africa (Session 2 of 2)

Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

This is the second part of a two-part study group led by former Prime Minister of Senegal, Dr. Aminata Touré. Both study group sessions will examine how Africa is a place of success and hope. In the first study group, Dr. Touré will offer a global view on the challenges and opportunities that exist in the continent. The second study group will focus on the importance of youth and women in promoting a prosperous future for Africa. The study group will take place in Room 350, Third Floor, One Brattle Square.

Please note cookies and coffee will be provided. Please sign-up using the RVSP link.

Yemenis supporters of the Ansarallah movement (the Houthis) listen to a speech by Abdul-Malik al-Houthi on a screen during moulid al-nabi celebrations, the birth of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Sanaa, Yemen (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed

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Special Series - Open to the Public

Iran's Saudi Policy after the Arab Spring: A Strategic Shift?

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018 | 10:30am - 12:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Fainsod Room, Littauer-324

From the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean, Iran's rising influence is shaping important dynamics on the ground. In Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen, Iran-allied partners and armed groups have pushed back their rivals including ISIS and militant salafis. A large determining factor in these conflict zones is Iran's rivalry with Saudi Arabia as these two regional powers face off across multiple arenas in the Middle East. What is driving Iran's strategic calculus and decision making in the region? Is the Middle East bound for further conflict given current trajectories? Despite the importance of Iranian decision making in the Middle East, the country's foreign policy remains understudied and misunderstood. Join this lecture exploring Iranian foreign policy by Hassan Ahmadian (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, the Iran Project and Assistant Professor at the University of Tehran) -- the first in a three part series on Iran's Middle East policy.  RSVP required: please RSVP here

Seminar - Open to the Public

Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Jacob N. Shapiro, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Co-author, Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict

How a new understanding of warfare can help manage today's conflicts more effectively. Small Wars, Big Data provides groundbreaking perspectives for how small wars can be better strategized and favorably won to the benefit of the local population.

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