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This report recommends policies and actions to improve the return on investment the U.S. government makes in sponsoring research and development (R&D) at the Department of Energy's (DOE) seventeen National Laboratories ("Labs"). While the Labs make a unique and significant contribution to all of the Department of Energy's missions, the authors develop the idea that for the Labs to fully support DOE's energy transformation goals, their R&D management practices need to be updated to better reflect current research into innovation systems and management. They also highlight the necessity of Lab interactions with industry in order to impact the nation's energy infrastructure investment, which is, for the most part, privately held.
Xi is now not only the most powerful leader of China since Mao. He is also the most ambitious leader of any country today. In the past five years, he has proved himself the most effective in advancing his nation’s position in the world. And among all of the competitors on the international stage, he is the most likely to leave a lasting mark on history.
Energy policy and security in the Middle East expert, Dr. Ali Ahmad discusses the region's energy needs, including the possibility of nuclear power with Mariya Ilyas for the Inside the Middle East Q&A Series.
Election Security The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Cybersecurity held a hearing on the Defense Department’s role in ensuring the U.S. election process is secure from foreign influence. Much of the discussion focused on Russian meddling, which took place in the 2016 presidential election and was expected to continue in future U.S. elections as well as those around the world. Committee members and witnesses agreed that the issue would continue to get worse and that there must be a solution that includes both the government and the private sector, while understanding that each has different interests in terms of national security and profit, respectively.
Maha Yahya, Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, sits down with Niku Jafarnia, Co-editor for Migration and Refugees at the Harvard Journal for Middle Eastern Politics and Policy and a student at Harvard Law School, to discuss the conditions needed for the eventual safe return of Syrian refugees and the current dynamics of domestic rhetoric around refugees in host countries, involuntary returns, “safe zones,” and shifting territorial control within Syria.
- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall (@LSRTweets), former Deputy Secretary of Energy and Belfer Center Senior Fellow, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about the mystery surrounding the Energy Department’s National Laboratories, the smart grid, the U.S. nuclear arsenal, energy sources of the future, and her favorite energy bar.
Former US Trade Representative Michael B. Froman joined moderator Nicholas Burns, the Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project at HKS, in conversation at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Larry Summers, the Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Harvard University, introduced the program. Froman discussed NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, intellectual property rights, the US-China trade relationship, and the impacts of technology and globalization.
Ash Carter, the 25th Secretary of Defense and the Director of the Belfer Center, talks with Aroop Mukharji (@aroopmukharji) about how he connected the technology industry with the Defense Department through DIUx, the tensions between the President and his cabinet, and what lessons we can learn from medieval history.