22 Events

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Belfer Bullet Points | Leadership in National Security with Sec. Ash Carter

Tue., June 30, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Online

Join the Belfer Center for a Belfer Bullet Points Series discussion with Sec. Ash Carter.  Drawing on his depth of experience in the U.S. national security and defense communities, Sec. Carter will present his top five bullet points on leadership in the national security field. 

Please RSVP below to receive the Zoom meeting link via email. 

Mme Florence Parly

Office of Florence Parly

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

“Transatlantic Security in 2020” with Mme Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces of France

Tue., Jan. 28, 2020 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Please join the Belfer Center and the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for speech by Madame Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces of France, followed by a discussion with Professors Ash Carter, Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, and Nicholas Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations. 

RSVPs are required and space is limited. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for a possible bag check by security and bring an ID. Open to HUID holders only. 

Ambassador Samantha Power

Martha Stewart

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Education of an Idealist: A Conversation with Samantha Power

Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

​The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs welcome Samantha Power for a discussion of her new memoir, The Education of an Idealist.  Power, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017, is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the William D. Zabel Professor of the Practice of Human Rights at Harvard Law School. Power will be joined in conversation with Director of the Belfer Center and former United States Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter.

The event will be followed by a book signing. Please note that while books will not be available for purchase at the event, attendees are encouraged to bring a copy for Amb. Power to sign.

The 116th Congress faces pressure to consider policy approaches to the dilemmas of big tech platforms.

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Special Series - Open to the Public

Big Tech and Democracy: Policy Approaches to Address Tech Platforms

Thu., Mar. 21, 2019 | 9:30am - 2:30pm

Technology has reached a critical juncture in American society. The unfettered optimism of recent decades is now tempered through rising concerns over privacy and security, the impact of disinformation campaigns, and increasing calls for digital accountability. It is clear that the 116th Congress will face pressure to shape technological innovation through policies that protect and serve the best interests of their constituents.

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center together with the Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project at HKS’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is hosting a workshop on Capitol Hill for Congressional staffers focused on identifying and discussing policy approaches to the dilemmas of big tech platforms.

Dr. I.P. Park, LG Electronics president and CTO, ushers in the future of Artificial Intelligence while delivering the LG Pre CES keynote address.

Jack Dempsey/AP Images for LG Electronics

Seminar - Open to the Public

Responsible AI: A Guide to the Future

Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:30am

Taubman Building - Nye A, B, & C, 5th Floor

Join us for a discussion on “Responsible AI: A Guide to the Future” with Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab and a panel of distinguished speakers working on innovative and emerging AI-based technologies. This event is sponsored by the Harvard Belfer Center's Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project
 

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JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

Crossing the Chasm: Why Now is the Time for Public Interest Technology

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018 | 6:00pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

A Forum event with

Ash Carter
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, HKS
Former United States Secretary of Defense (2015-2017)

Vanita Gupta
President and CEO, The Leadership Conference

Reid Hoffman
Partner, Greylock Partners
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

Latanya Sweeney
Professor of Government and Technology in Residence, Department of Government
Director, Data Privacy Lab, Harvard University
Former Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission

David Eaves (Moderator)
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Seminar - Open to the Public

Technology Innovation & Public Purpose – A HUBweek Event

Tue., Oct. 9, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Harvard Innovation Lab

This two hour exploration on the unintended impacts of technology on society will feature a keynote address by Ash Carter, former US Secretary of Defense and now the Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. Secretary Carter will be followed by a panel discussion of business, government, and academic leaders on how we can work together to ensure the next generation of technologies serve overall human good. Confirmed panelists include David Eaves, Lecturer at HKS and Director of Digital HKS, and Chris Lynch, Founding Director of the Defense Digital Service at the U.S. Department of Defense, Steve Strassmann, Senior Architect at Kyruus and former Chief Technology Officer of Massachusetts, and Laura Manley, Director of the Technology and Public Purpose Project at Harvard's Belfer Center.

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Special Series - Open to the Public

The Fierce Urgency of Now Speaker Series: Secretary Ash Carter - Human Rights and International Security - Some Perspectives from the Pentagon

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018 | 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Wexner Building - Room 434 A-B

In the fifteenth talk of the series, Secretary Ash Carter, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, will give a talk titled: Human Rights and International Security - Some Perspectives from the Pentagon.