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Press Release - American Academy of Political and Social Science

Ambassador Samantha Power to Receive 2019 Moynihan Prize in Social Science and Public Policy

| Jan. 24, 2019

Former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power, Belfer Center-based Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, will receive the prestigious 2019 Moynihan Prize in Social Science and Public Policy, the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) announced today. The award will be presented at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. in October. 

The 2018 Moynihan Prize recipient was John P. Holdren, Co-Director of the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and former Science Advisor to President Barack Obama.


Mike Pompeo meets with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his recent visit to Riyadh.


Newspaper Article - The New York Times

U.S. Spy Agencies Are Increasingly Convinced of Saudi Prince’s Ties to Journalist’s Disappearance

WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials are increasingly convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is culpable in the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an appraisal that poses challenges to a White House intent on maintaining a close relationship with the kingdom.


Gage Skidmore

Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

How Mike Pompeo Could Save the State Department

| Mar. 13, 2018

Samantha Power writes that a year of insults, chaos and falsehoods has brought about a precipitous drop in the international standing of the United States. She argues that Mike Pompeo, President Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, can't change the president, but he can get back to trying to solve problems in the real world.

Book Chapter - Harper Collins Publishers

Beyond Elections: Foreign Interference with American Democracy

| March 2018

In this chapter from Can It Happen Here? Authoritarianism in America (HarperCollins, 2018), Samantha Power argues that Americans need to pay more attention
to the ability of adversaries to subvert domestic democratic processes by aiming falsehoods at a ripe subset of the population—and warns that this is a concern beyond election cycles.

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Newspaper Article - Harvard Gazette

Fears of National Insecurity

  • Christina Pazzanese
| 10/17/2017

From sharply rising tensions with a nuclear North Korea and decertification of the Iran nuclear deal to China’s growing global assertiveness and the State Department pullback from projecting American values, such as democracy and human rights, around the world, the United States faces urgent national security challenges.

In a panel discussion Monday evening at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) moderated by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, former members of President Obama’s cabinet described what they see as a fraying of alliances, a loss of credibility with allies and enemies, a stepping back as a leader on human rights and democracy, and a relinquishment of diplomacy as a critical component of national security.


Nicholas Boos / Creative Commons

Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

Why Foreign Propaganda Is More Dangerous Now

| Sep. 19, 2017

The debate in the United States about foreign interference concentrates on who did what to influence last year’s election and the need for democracies to strengthen their cybersecurity for emails, critical infrastructure and voting platforms. But we need to pay far more attention to another vulnerability: our adversaries’ attempts to subvert our democratic processes by aiming falsehoods at ripe subsets of our population — and not only during elections.