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Belfer Center Newsletter Spring 2021

| Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 Belfer Center Newsletter highlights the critical connections between climate change and global security. Harvard Kennedy School sudents tell a fascinating data story about a small Norwegian archipelago that shows close-up how climate change is creating international tensions. 

Also in this newsletter, you can tune into a discussion of the state of nuclear safety today. You can watch Fiona Hill talking about “The Problem with Russia,” and see what former President Clinton says about foreign policy challenges today in a conversation with Nicholas Burns. We also give you a look at technology for public good and some we must watch carefully, how culture can transcend conflict, and the amazing impact of a social media effort - SharetheMicInCyber - on amplifying Black women’s voices and talents. And there’s much, much more.

During a live fireside chat, Ash Carter and WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson spoke with Tech Spotlight recipients about how their innovations serve the public good.

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Belfer Center’s Technology and Public Purpose Project Spotlights Outstanding Technologies for Public Good

| Oct. 15, 2020

In its inaugural Tech Spotlight recognition ceremony, the Technology and Public Purpose Project celebrated three outstanding technologies that represent the best in responsible development and deployment of technology for the public good. 

Belfer Center Newsletter Fall 2020

| Fall 2020

In the Fall 2020 Newsletter, Director Ash Carter invites you to explore the vast range of Belfer Center work during the past few months. In this issue, see what our experts think the Biden team should prioritize in its first 100 days, step inside a glacier to see climate change in action, learn about technologies that serve public purpose, and read our recommendations for a 21st century Foreign Service and revitalized transatlantic relationship. And there's much more.

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Belfer Center Spring 2020 Newsletter

| Spring 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed the economy, but it hasn’t put dozens of other major global issues on pause. From a rapidly changing Middle East and Brexit to great power rivalry and 2020 election security, Belfer Center scholars have been active in the classroom and out in the field sharing impactful research. This issue of our newsletter, produced before COVID-19 became a full-fledged pandemic, shares highlights from this work.

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Charting Cyber's Future

| Fall/Winter 2019-2020

From safeguarding elections - to engaging with China's cyber officials - to protecting user data, the Center's cyber initiatives are working to protect the public from digital dangers and make this technical arena more accessible. This fall, the Belfer Center named Lauren Zabierek, Maria Barsallo Lynch, and Julia Voo to head three of the Center’s growing cyber-related projects: The Cyber Project, Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P), and China Cyber Policy Initiative (CCPI), respectively.

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Inside the Fall/Winter 2019-20 Newsletter

| Fall/Winter 2019-2020

Our cover article, “Charting Cyber’s Future,” describes the Belfer Center’s expanding cyber initiatives and our work to protect elections, user data, and vital infrastructure from cyberattacks, explore ways to manage increasing global competition over cyber technology, and reduce international cyber-related conflicts. We also introduce the new directors of our cyber initiatives. Also in this issue, we tell you about Building a 21st Century Congress: Improving Congress’s Science and Technology Expertise, a new report from the Center’s Technology and Public Purpose Project (TAPP). And we describe TAPP SPOTLIGHT, a new recognition program that will highlight technology-related policies, initiatives, and products that demonstrate a commitment to public purpose and protection.

And, there's much more. 

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Belfer Center Summer 2019 Newsletter

| Summer 2019

In the Summer 2019 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter, we asked six of our climate experts what actions are needed now to reduce the amount of climate change and related harm to people and ecosystems. We also highlight our Elbe Group of retired U.S. and Russian intelligence and military officers who issued a joint statement in March about steps both governments need to take to improve U.S.-Russian relations. We look at ethics in the intelligence community through the eyes of intelligence officers, policymakers, cyber experts, and others who discussed these issues in a recent Intelligence Project conference. In addition, we describe our recent "Big Tech and Democracy" workshop with congressional staffers, and introduce our new Economic Diplomacy Initiative. And there's much more.