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Presentation - Union of Concerned Scientists

Hypersonic Hype and the Ethics of Emerging Weapons Technology

| Dec. 17, 2020

Hypersonic missiles have been receiving a lot of attention lately, but do they deserve the hype? And what kind of implications do these nuclear advancements have for equity and justice? The Union of Concerned Scientists hosted a conversation featuring Dr. Cameron Tracy, Kendall Fellow for the Global Security program at UCS, and Dr. Aditi Verma, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center's Project on Managing the Atom and the International Security Program to answer these questions.

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Presentation - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Future of Transatlantic Relations under President Biden: Restoration or Re-invention?

| Nov. 20, 2020

On November 20, the Future of Diplomacy Project's Fisher Family Fellow, Ambassador Peter Wittig, hosted a virtual study group that explored the key question of how much restoration of the old Western order is possible and desirable under a Biden presidency and how much re-invention is necessary to re-energize the transatlantic partnership.

Ambassador Peter Wittig is a five-time Ambassador. He served in Spain, at the UN, in Lebanon and Cyprus before working in the cabinet of two Foreign Secretaries at headquarters. Most recently he was the German Ambassador at the United Nations in New York (2009 - 2014) representing his country in the Security Council, in Washington (2014 - 2018) and in the United Kingdom (2018 - 2020).

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Presentation - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Presentation: A U.S. Diplomatic Service for the 21st Century

On November 17, Ambassadors Nicholas Burns, Marc Grossman, and Marcie Ries officially launched their report, “A U.S. Diplomatic Service for the 21st Century,”published as part of the American Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School.  These distinguished career Foreign Service Officers, and report co-authors, shared their recommendations on how to rebuild, reform, and reimagine the U.S. Foreign Service so that America can have the strongest and most effective diplomatic service to defend our country and advance its interests. 

Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce

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Presentation - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Future of the Special Relationship: A Conversation with British Ambassador to the United States, Dame Karen Pierce

| Nov. 12, 2020

On November 12, 2020, the Future of Diplomacy Project hosted a discussion with Dame Karen Pierce, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States about the major foreign policy challenges facing the UK and the US after the 2020 election, including climate, free trade and international leadership in a seminar moderated by Faculty Chair, Nicholas Burns.

Susan Glasser and Peter Baker

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The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

| Oct. 16, 2020

On October 16,  the Future of Diplomacy Project hosted a discussion with two of America's most impressive political journalists, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, about their book, the definitive biography of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III: the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world. Faculty Chair, Nicholas Burns, moderated the discussion. 

Rahul Gandhi

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India’s Transforming Horizon: A Conversation with Rahul Gandhi

| Oct. 08, 2020

On October 8, 2020 the Future of Diplomacy Project hosted Rahul Gandhi, Member of Parliament of India and former President of the Indian National Congress Party, who spoke about about Indian domestic politics and the U.S.-India partnership. This seminar was moderated by Faculty Chair, Nicholas Burns.