11 Events

A drone photo shows people gathered to protest over the death of George Floyd on June 2 in New York City.

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Protests, Privacy, & Polarization: Domestic Intelligence in Times of Civil Unrest

Wed., Oct. 7, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Online

The Intelligence Project will host a webinar with Jonathan Evans, Baron Evans of Weardale, former Director General of the British Security Service (MI5), Bernard Hudson, former Chief of Counterterrorism for the Central Intelligence Agency, and Thomas S. Warrick, former Deputy Assistant Director for Counterterrorism Policy, US Department of Homeland Security

This session will be off-the-record and open to the Harvard Community. Advanced registration required. Please RSVP below for access to the Zoom link.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Drone Technology and the COVID-19 Crisis

Thu., May 14, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

The Intelligence Project will host a special event with a panel of experts to discuss how drone technology can and is being used in the COVID-19 crisis. Drone expert Bernard Hudson, Senior Fellow with the Intelligence Project and former Chief of Counterterrorism with the CIA, will moderate a follow-up panel discussion with the presenters and questions from the audience.

This session will be recorded and on-the-record. Priority registration will be given to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. **Advance registration required.**

General Qassem Soleimani

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Middle East Post-Soleimani: An Intelligence Assessment

Wed., Feb. 12, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

The Intelligence Project will host a panel discussion with Bernard Hudson, former Director of Counterterrorism for the CIA, and Norman Roule, former National Intelligence Manager for Iran. Kristin Wood, former Senior CIA Analyst, will moderate. 

Admission open to Harvard staff, students, fellows, faculty, and alumni. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

Conference - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Ethics & Morality of Intelligence

Tue., May 7, 2019 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. The Ethics of Intelligence is a full day conference hosted by the Intelligence Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. 

The conference will consist of four panels, a working lunch, and a reception. The morning sessions will focus on the purpose, role, and constraints of intelligence as a lever of statecraft while the afternoon sessions with address the moral and ethical questions raised by the means of intelligence. 

The conference is open to all and free to attend. However, advanced registration is required.

Location: The Wadsworth Room, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge MA

Conference - Open to the Public

Taking Flight: Exploring Innovative Uses of Drone Technology

Wed., Sep. 26, 2018 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

“Taking Flight: Exploring Innovative Uses of Drone Technology” – a half-day conference hosted by the Intelligence Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center – will focus on the security, commercial, and humanitarian futures of this rapidly emerging technology. Speakers will highlight opportunities for the expansion of drone technology both for defense and non-defense uses and will underscore the need to ensure that the technology will be utilized in ways that benefit the public good.

The conference will include expert presentations and discussions on drone applications and implications for the defense, humanitarian, and commercial sectors. Drone expert Bernard Hudson, Senior Fellow with the Intelligence Project and former Chief of Counterterrorism with the CIA, will moderate a follow-up panel discussion with the presenters and questions from the audience.  The conference will conclude with a cocktail reception.

Location: The Kennedy Room, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge MA

President Donald Trump speaks with Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, during their meeting Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C.

(Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

[At Capacity] "Saudi Arabia's Strategic Challenges: Managing Regional Challenges, Economic Reform, and Dissent," with Bernard Hudson

Wed., Apr. 4, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

This event is currently at maximum capacity. Please contact Caitlin Chase with any questions. 

The Saudi & GCC Security Project and Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Bernard Hudson, Former Director of Counterterrorism for the CIA, on Wednesday, April 4th from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 350. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

Lunch from Flour Bakery will be provided. Harvard IDs checked at the door. RSVP below, first come, first served.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Riley Snowden (left) and Capt. Ramiro Rios, C-21 pilots assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, fly a mission over the Middle East, Feb. 7, 2018.

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The State of the Region: Counterterrorism, Syria, and the Way Forward in the Middle East

Tue., Feb. 13, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

One Brattle Square - Room 350

The Intelligence Project and Project on Saudi and GCC Security will host a lunch with Bernard Hudson, Former Chief of Counterterrorism for the CIA, from 12:00-1:15pm in One Brattle 350. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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

Information Session 2 for Spring 2018 Student Delegation to Saudi Arabia

Thu., Jan. 25, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

The Saudi & GCC Security Project will be leading a small student delegation to Saudi Arabia in Spring 2018. To find out more about the trip, please join us at one of our information sessions taking place Tuesday, January 23rd from 10:00am-12:00pm and Thursday, January 25th from 12:00pm-2:00pm in Bell Hall (B-500) at Harvard Kennedy School.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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

Information Session 1 for Spring 2018 Student Delegation to Saudi Arabia

Tue., Jan. 23, 2018 | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

The Saudi & GCC Security Project will be leading a small student delegation to Saudi Arabia in Spring 2018. To find out more about the trip, please join us at one of our information sessions taking place Tuesday, January 23rd from 10:00am-12:00pm and Thursday, January 25th from 12:00pm-2:00pm in Bell Hall (B-500) at Harvard Kennedy School.

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will give an overview of the trip and be available for any questions. The information sessions will be informal and anyone interested is encouraged to stop in (there is no need to stay the entire duration) to receive more information. Food and refreshments will be provided.