16 Upcoming Events

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Four Horsemen of AI–Cybered Conflict, Great Power Competition, and the Cyber Operational Resilience Alliance (CORA)

Mon., Apr. 22, 2019 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

Join the Cybsercurity Project for a lunch seminar with Dr. Chris Demchak, US Naval War College’s Grace M. Hopper Chair of Cyber Security and Senior Cyber Scholar, Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI). Dr. Demchak will discuss the "Four Horsemen of AI–Cybered Conflict, Great Power Competition, and the Cyber Operational Resilience Alliance (CORA)."  

Lunch provided on a first come, first served basis.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Care at Scale: Thinking About Our Shared Infrastructure

Mon., Apr. 22, 2019 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

Our infrastructural networks, including water, electricity, transportation and telecommunications, underpin our lives, and they are a crucial way that we take care of each other—so much so that they are effectively invisible in their very ubiquity.

But with wildfires across California, contaminated water in Flint, the yearlong blackout in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and gas explosions north of Boston last fall, infrastructure has been headline news. But these failures hide deeper issues: a crisis of underfunding and maintenance in the past and the present, and new concerns for the future.

Not only is our infrastructure particularly susceptible to a changing climate but, as a significant fraction of our energy footprint, it’s also a major source of carbon emissions. How do we create a future where our shared infrastructural systems are resilient, sustainable, and equitable?

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Finding, Understanding and Preventing Election Interference on Social Media

Mon., Apr. 22, 2019 | 11:45pm - 12:45pm

Belfer Building - Land Hall, 4th Floor

Join the MPP Spring Policy Exercise Class (API500MD) and the Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) for a seminar with Alex Stamos, Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute, a William J. Perry Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution, and a Senior Advisor to D3P. Alex will discuss “Finding, Understanding and Preventing Election Interference on Social Media." 

Commercial fishing vessel Cloud Nine near Sitka as seen from the Fairweather ferry

Ed Schoenfeld/ Flickr

Seminar - Open to the Public

High Stakes on the High Seas and Beyond

Tue., Apr. 23, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join the Environment and Natural Resources Program for a seminar with NYU environmental studies Professor Jennifer Jacquet on overfishing and unsustainable aquaculture.  Professor Jacquet will discuss some of the recent science to understanding fisheries on the high seas, and how it relates to the current negotiations at the United Nation on conservation and sustainable use of the high seas.

Lunch will be provided.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The CIA in Afghanistan, 1979-1989

Wed., Apr. 24, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Milton Bearden, Former Senior CIA Officer Responsible for the Afghan Covert Action , from 12:00-1:15pm in  One Brattl e350.

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

Ambassador Kristie Kenney

The American Academy of Diplomacy

Seminar - Open to the Public

U.S. and Asia – Opportunities and Challenges in 2019 with Amb. Kristie Kenney

Wed., Apr. 24, 2019 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

The Future of Diplomacy Project will host Ambassador Kristie Kenney (32nd Counselor of the U.S. State Department and Ambassador to various countries) in a public seminar to discuss the opportunities and challenges in North Korea, China, and democracy in Southeast Asia.

image of desktop computer, keyboard, and mouse

image of desktop computer; keyboard and mouse

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Art of Advocacy

Wed., Apr. 24, 2019 | 12:15pm - 1:15pm

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

How can the power of citizen action make a real impact on public policy, from the local level to the global? Jim Shultz (Mid-Career MPA 1985) has been leading citizen action campaigns across the world for four decades and leads advocacy support projects on five continents. He has worked with indigenous communities in Bolivia, immigrant activists in California, health workers in South Africa and the global leadership of UNICEF.

Using two wildly different case studies – Resistance to Facial Recognition Surveillance Cameras in public schools in Lockport NY and the Water Revolt in Cochabamba, Bolivia – Jim will focus on how local citizen action can have a far wider impact.

Lunch will be served.

Election posters in Israel, April 8, 2019

Wikimedia CC/Rakoon

Seminar - Open to the Public

Israeli Elections 2019: Ramifications for Israel, the United States, and the Region

Thu., Apr. 25, 2019 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

The speaker,  a former deputy national security adviser in Israel, author of Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change (2018), will discuss the ramifications of Israel's elections for Israel itself, the United States, and the Middle East. Among the issues addressed: the future of the peace process, the Iran nuclear issue and Iranian challenge generally, the potential for conflict with Hezbollah and Hamas, U.S.-Israeli relations, and the elections' domestic ramifications.

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