9 Upcoming Events

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.

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.

Dr. Peter Neumann, Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization in the United Kingdom, addresses the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism's first session — Understanding Violent Extremism Today — at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 19, 2015.

State Department/ Public Domain

Seminar - Open to the Public

Countering Violent Extremism: A Quest for Legitimacy and Effectiveness

Thu., Nov. 29, 2018 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Anina Schwarzenbach, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program

In the face of the increased number of individuals adhering to extremist ideologies in modern democratic states, governments have augmented the amount of public money spent on counter violent extremism strategies and programs. Despite this fact, systematic analyses of currently implemented strategies and programs are surprisingly sparse.

This seminar will discuss — by focusing on Germany, France, and the United States — which governmental approaches are most appropriate to counter violent extremism and what ought to be expected from the strategies and programs in terms of legitimacy and effectiveness.

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

In this April 7, 2011, file photo, New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief Anthony Shadid discusses his capture by Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya, during a talk at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma City.

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Journalistic Craft and Legacy of Anthony Shadid: The Triumph of Human Understanding in a Polarized, Digital Age

Thu., Nov. 29, 2018 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Rubenstein Building, David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

A seminar with Rami Khouri, MEI Senior Fellow; Senior Public Policy Fellow, Issam Fares Institute, American University of Beirut; and Visiting Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Journalist-in-Residence at AUB.

Co-sponsored by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.

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Director Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Belfer Center and Homeland Security Project Director's Seminar with Greg Miller

Thu., Nov. 29, 2018 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Homeland Security Project will co-host a Director's Seminar with Greg Miller, Washington Post on his book  "The Apprentice- Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy," in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Map of the Persian Gulf

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Changing Security Dynamics in the Persian Gulf

Thu., Dec. 6, 2018 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Dina Esfandiary, Research Fellow, International Security Program

For over a decade now, thinking on regional relations in the Persian Gulf has focused largely on the competition for regional hegemony between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the different layers of this rivalry. But recent events, in particular, the Arab Spring and Iran’s response, the announced U.S. pivot to Asia, and the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, served as catalysts for changes in the security dynamics of the Persian Gulf. Smaller Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, led by the UAE, previously content to align with the Saudi position, appear to be developing a growing self-awareness that represents a significant challenge to the existing order. The speaker will explore how these three events have affected regional developments and what these changes will mean for the region.

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

Seminar - Open to the Public

Crypto: A Look at the Current State of the Controversy

Mon., Feb. 4, 2019 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

1 Brattle Square - Suite 470

Join the Cybersecurity Project for a lunch talk on "Crypto: A Look at the Current State of the Controversy" with Professor Susan Landau, Bridge Professor of Cyber Security and Policy in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University.

 

Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis.