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A Palestinian police officer watches a rally in support of the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition in the United Nations, in the West Bank city of Nablus.

AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh

Seminar - Open to the Public

Policing, Taxing, and Spending Without a State: The Origins and Effects of Partial Self-Rule in Palestine

Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 | 4:10pm - 5:30pm

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

A seminar with Diana B. Greenwald, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Assistant Professor of Political Science, City College of New York (Fall 2018). Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellows Seminar Series.

This map shows the traditional locations of "First World" (blue), "Second World" (red), and "Third World" (green) countries during the Cold War.

Wikimedia Commons

Seminar - Open to the Public

Diplomacy: A Rusting Tool of American Statecraft

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018 | 4:15pm - 6:00pm

Bell Hall

Speaker: Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Senior Fellow, Watson Center for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

This seminar will explore the nature of diplomacy and its strategic, tactical, and risk management roles in American statecraft. Case studies to be discussed include those of U.S. Cold War diplomacy in southern Africa and on the Taiwan issue as well as examples from European history, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

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

This seminar is being held under the auspices of the joint HKS/MIT Program on Strategy, Security, and Statecraft.

A view of the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, some of the holiest sites for for Jews and Muslims, is seen in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

AP Photo/Oded Balilty

Seminar - Open to the Public

Jerusalem in Context: Place, People, and Politics

Tue., Feb. 13, 2018 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Nye B & C, 5th Floor

A panel discussion with Salim Tamari, Spring 2018 Shawwaf Visiting Professor, Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Birzeit University; Anat Biletski, Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac University; and Robert Danin, Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Fellow, Future Diplomacy Project, HKS.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside the port city of Bushehr, southern Iran.

AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno

Seminar - Open to the Public

Does the Middle East Really Need Nuclear Power?

Thu., Feb. 8, 2018 | 4:10pm - 5:30pm

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

A seminar with Ali Ahmad, Scholar In-Residence and Director, Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut.

Co-sponsored by the Project on Managing the Atom and the Geopolitics of Energy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.