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Book cover: The Empty Throne

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership

Tue., Nov. 20, 2018 | 8:30am - 10:00am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

The Empty Throne is an inside portrait of the greatest lurch in US foreign policy since the decision to retreat back into Fortress America after World War I. The whipsawing of US policy has upended all that America's postwar leadership created-strong security alliances, free and open markets, an unquestioned commitment to democracy and human rights. Impulsive, theatrical, ill-informed, backward-looking, bullying, and reckless are the qualities that the American president brings to the table, when he shows up at all. The world has had to absorb the spectacle of an America unmaking the world it made, and the consequences will be with us for years to come.

President-elect of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro

Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasil via Wikimedia Commons

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Bolsonaro's Brazil: What Happened and What Will Happen?

Mon., Nov. 19, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Ambassador Clifford Sobel, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil from 2006-2009, will discuss the recent elections in Brazil with Professor Nicholas Burns.

RSVP required. Open to Harvard faculty, fellows, staff, and students. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with then-Acting Secretary of State Tom Shannon

Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Seminar - Open to the Public

Present at the Creation...Again: The President, American Foreign Policy, and the World to Be

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

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

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Jr., will speak about his experience from inside the State Department in the first year of President Trump's presidency and about current American foreign policy

This event is open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served.

 

 

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Women and the Egyptian Revolution: Engagement and Activism during the 2011 Arab Uprisings

Tue., Nov. 6, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Wexner Building, 434 A-B

A seminar with Nermin Allam, Assistant Professor of Politics at Rutgers University - Newark, on her recent book, Women and the Egyptian Revolution: Engagement and Activism during the 2011 Arab Uprisings (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Moderated by Hind Ahmed Zaki, Associate at Middle East Initiative, HKS, and Harold Grinspoon Junior Research Fellow, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University.

Jake Sullivan

GLG

Seminar - Open to the Public

Jake Sullivan: Where are the Democrats Headed on Foreign Policy?

Tue., Oct. 30, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Democrats are not just debating Trump on foreign policy, they are debating each other on big questions - the size and posture of the US military, the role of human rights and democracy, the terms and purposes of future trade agreements, the shape of competition with China and Russia, and the fundamental issue of whether the US should continue to seek a global leadership role. How will this debate play out as we head toward 2020?

Professor Nicholas Burns will moderate the discussion. 

The Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon

United Nations

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

Study Group with Mr. Ban Ki-moon on "The United Nations and Global Citizenship"

Thu., Oct. 25, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

Led by the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, this study group will focus on the role of the United Nations and global citizenship in resolving today's most challenging issues. The study group will also discuss how we can pursue sustainable development in corners of the globe by engaging collaboratively with the field, communities, and diverse expertise. Snacks and coffee / tea will be provided.

Since there is limited capacity, please note that spots will be based on your application. Please use the link above to RSVP.

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Benn Craig

Seminar - Open to the Public

Leadership in International Security and Energy Policy: Career Seminar with Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Thu., Oct. 25, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

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

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She is now a Professor of Practice at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Sherwood-Randall served as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy (2014-2017), the White House Coordinator for Defense Policy, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Arms Control (2013-2014), Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council (2009-2013), and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia (1994-1996). She led the effort to denuclearize three former Soviet states, for which she was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distingished Public Service and the Nunn-Lugar Traiblazer Award.

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon

Associated Press

JFK Jr Forum - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Negotiating for Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula

Mon., Oct. 22, 2018 | 6:00pm - 7:15pm

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

Former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon (MPP ‘85) and former Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Susan Thornton, will discuss the negotiations for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. This forum event will be moderated by Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations and Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project.

 

The Judge Film Poster

The Judge Film

Special Series - Open to the Public

The Judge – film and discussion

Mon., Oct. 22, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Harvard Law School

Location: Wasserstein Hall, Room 1019, Harvard Law School

Film screening of The Judge and discussion with the film’s Director, Erika Cohn, and Palestine legal historian Professor Elizabeth Brownson (University of Wisconsin Parkside), moderated by ILSP: LSC Faculty Director Professor Kristen Stilt.

Sponsored by the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change as part of the Human Rights, Justice, and Accountability in the Muslim World Film Series.

Co-Sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Religious Literacy Project at the Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights.

Dinner will be served.