29 Events

Information Session - Open to the Public

Managing the Atom 2022-2023 Fellowship Information Session

Fri., Nov. 5, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Please join Managing the Atom faculty, staff, and fellows to learn more about the 2022-2023 fellowship program ahead of the Dec. 1 application deadline.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia

AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Seminar - Open to the Public

New START: The Future of Arms Control Diplomacy and U.S.-Russian Relations

Mon., May 3, 2021 | 4:00pm - 5:15pm


The extension of New START – the last remaining treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear forces -- sustains verifiable limits on Russian nuclear weapons that can reach the United States for the next five years.  Can that time be used to negotiate a follow-on accord that serves both sides interests?  With the collapse of the INF Treaty following Russian cheating and U.S. withdrawal, what can be done to address threats to U.S. and Russian security posed by INF-range missiles?  What other key issues need to be addressed in strategic stability talks – with Russia, with China, or with others?  How can the world community best address the danger of nuclear proliferation – especially when ongoing nuclear modernization in all of the nuclear-armed states is adding to long-standing tensions between nuclear haves and have-nots?  Could the United States and Russia revive their past cooperation to control proliferation and prevent nuclear terrorism? Given the challenging relationship between Russia and the United States, Russia’s violations of some arms control agreements, its annexation of Crimea and military and cyber incursions and provocations along its border and beyond – and Russia’s equally long list of complaints about the United States – what might strategic arms diplomacy look like in the future? How can the proposed U.S.-Russia Summit advance arms control, nonproliferation, and a broader working relationship between the two countries?

Please join the Future of Diplomacy Project (FDP) and the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic (PETR) relationship for a conversation with former NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Matthew Bunn, and FDP Senior Fellows, Ambassadors Paula Dobriansky and Doug Lute, moderated by Faculty Chair, Nicholas Burns. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Project on Managing the Atom and by Russia Matters.

Amb. Marjolijn van Deelen

European External Action Service

Seminar - Open to the Public

A Conversation with Amb. Marjolijn van Deelen, EU Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament

Wed., Mar. 17, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm


Amb. Marjolijn van Deelen, EU Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament, in conversation with Matthew Bunn, James R. Schlesinger Professor of the Practice of Energy, National Security, and Foreign Policy.

Sponsored by the Project on Managing the Atom.

Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in July 2018.

Wikimedia Commons

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Future World Order: Arms Control

Fri., Sep. 25, 2020 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm


The Project on Managing the Atom and International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a discussion on the future of arms control, as part of a new HKS series on The Future World Order.  The participants will be Emma Belcher (Ploughshares Fund), Matthew Bunn (Belfer Center/Managing the Atom) and Steven E. Miller (Belfer Center/International Security Program).  Professor Stephen Walt (Belfer Center/ISP) will moderate.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Insider Threats

Wed., Feb. 8, 2017 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

High-security organizations around the world face devastating threats from insiders—trusted employees with access to sensitive information, facilities, and materials. From Edward Snowden to the Fort Hood shooter to the theft of nuclear materials, the threat from insiders is on the front page and at the top of the policy agenda. Insider Threats offers detailed case studies of insider disasters across a range of different types of institutions, from biological research laboratories, to nuclear power plants, to the U.S. Army. Matthew Bunn and Scott D. Sagan outline cognitive and organizational biases that lead organizations to downplay the insider threat, and they synthesize "worst practices" from these past mistakes, offering lessons that will be valuable for any organization with high security and a lot to lose.

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Last Nuclear Security Summit: Continuous Improvement or Decline?

Wed., Mar. 9, 2016 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

The fourth in a series of global summit meetings focused on nuclear security — likely to be the last for some time —will occur in Washington March 31-April 1. Meanwhile, recent events — including extended monitoring of a senior official of a facility with substantial stocks of HEU by Islamic State operatives — highlight the ever-evolving threat. Will the summit participants agree on approaches that will “keep this process alive and effective” after the summits end, as President Obama put it at the last summit? Or will attention turn elsewhere, and nuclear security progress stall or even erode? In this MTA Seminar, Matthew Bunn will describe the ongoing threat, offer some previews of likely summit outcomes, and discuss some next steps to keep nuclear weapons and their essential ingredients out of terrorist hands.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Back From The Hague Summit: The Next Steps for Nuclear Security

Mon., Mar. 31, 2014 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

The Belfer Center's Executive Director for Research Gary Samore will moderate a discussion with Professor of Practice Matthew Bunn and Senior Fellow William H. Tobey on take-aways from the recent Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague and on priorities for strengthening nuclear security in the summit’s aftermath.