- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter


Fall/Winter 2014 - 15

A sampling of Belfer Center members who have been featured in the news

Graham Allison & Joseph S. Nye

Belfer Center Director Graham Allison and Harvard Distinguished Service Professor and Belfer Center Board of Directors Member Joseph S. Nye were selected as top scholars in international relations in an International Studies Quarterly survey of academics and policymakers.


Dara Kay Cohen

Assistant Professor Dara Kay Cohen received the American Political Science Association’s 2014 Heinz I. Eulau Award for the best article published in the American Political Science Review. Her article: “Explaining Rape during Civil War: Cross National Evidence (1980–2009).”

Laura Holgate

National Security Council Senior Director for WMD Terrorism and Threat Reduction Laura Holgate has been named U.S. sherpa for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit. She succeeds Belfer alumna Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, who was U.S. sherpa for the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit.


Eugene Kogan

Managing the Atom / International Security Program Postdoctoral Fellow Eugene B. Kogan was awarded the 2014 Howard Raiffa Doctoral Student Paper Award by Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation for his paper “Coercing Allies: Why Friends Abandon Nuclear Plans.”


Marisa Porges

Former ISP fellow Marisa Porges was named to the 2014–15 class of White House Fellows. The program was created in 1964 to give rising leaders firsthand, high-level experience with the workings of the federal government, and to increase their sense of participation in national affairs.


Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall was confirmed by the Senate in September as the deputy secretary of energy. Among many objectives, she will focus on “ensuring the safety, security, and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear weapons and advancing the administration’s nonproliferation agenda.”


Stephen Walt

Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs Stephen Walt is the recipient of the International Studies Association’s 2015 Distinguished Senior Scholar Award. The award is given to honor lifetime achievement in international security studies.


Laura Diaz Anadon

Assistant Professor of Public Policy Laura Diaz Anadon’s paper “Regional Water- and Land-Use Implications of Reducing Oil Imports with Natural Gas, Shale Oil, or Biofuels in the United States” was named Best Technical Paper at the Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit.


Michèle Flournoy

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) selected Belfer Center Senior Fellow Michèle Flournoy as the Center’s new chief executive officer. A co-founder of CNAS, she was under secretary of defense for policy in the first Obama administration.


Calestous Juma

Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization project Calestous Juma was awarded the Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize at a ceremony in Nigeria for his work in “Food Security, Agro Processing Development and Quality.”


Adria Lawrence

Former International Security Program Research Fellow Adria Lawrence received the 2014 Jervis-Schroeder Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association for her latest book, Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism.


Eric Rosenbach

Former Belfer Center Executive Director for Research Eric Rosenbach was confirmed by the Senate as assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security. In this role, he leads a team with a diverse portfolio of national and global security issues.


Gregory Treverton

Gregory Treverton, former director at RAND’s Global Risk and Security Center, has been named chairman of the National Intelligence Council and advisor to James Clapper, director of national intelligence. Treverton is a former professor at Harvard Kennedy School.


Keren Yarhi-Milo

Former ISP Fellow Keren Yarhi-Milo received the 2014 Outstanding Article Award in International History and Politics by the American Political Science Association for her article, “In the Eye of the Beholder: How Leaders and Intelligence Communities Assess the Intentions of Adversaries." The article was published by the journal International Security.

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