36 Events

Ice Camp Sargo, located in the Arctic Circle, serves as the main stage for Ice Exercise 2016.

US Navy / Tyler Thompson

Seminar - Open to the Public

POSTPONED: Arctic Security: Conflict Prevention in the High North

Wed., Mar. 11, 2020 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

POSTPONED As the North Sea Ice recedes, the Arctic is increasingly becoming a target for great power competition: China is Advancing its “polar Silk Road,” While Russia continues to pursue legal, military and commercial avenues to exploit the geostrategic advantages arctic waters could offer it in the future. Where for decades the arctic was described as “high north, low tension” these realities are forcing a shift in strategic thinking within NATO, particularly among member states adjacent to Arctic waters and party to multilateral governance structures in the North, like the Arctic Council, whose parameters don’t address security questions per se. Other, non-(direct-Arctic actors, including Singapore, Japan and the European Union, alongside key individual members states have also developed their own strategies on the Arctic. In a March 11 seminar with U.S Ambassadors Paula Dobriansky, David Balton and Chair of the Arctic Research Commission, Fran Ulmer, we will examine key countries’ economic and national security interests in region; the role of the rule of law in the Law of the Seas in preventing conflict alongside critical questions of governance to balance environmental, economic and security concerns in this expert seminar. This event is co-sponsored with the Belfer Center's Arctic Initiative.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

AI and Diplomacy: Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Age

Thu., Feb. 27, 2020 | 8:30am - 10:00am

Taubman Building - Nye A, 5th Floor

Corneliu Bjola is Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies at Oxford University and among the leading, international thinkers on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the practice of diplomacy and the bureaucratic systems that underpin functional international relations. He will discuss the opportunities and challenges in the digital age. Please note that breakfast and light refreshments will be served.



Information Session - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Careers in Diplomacy: Four Transatlantic Perspectives

Wed., Feb. 19, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: To Be Announced

As part of its new career webinar series, the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship and the Future of Diplomacy Project invite current HKS students and alumni to discuss ‘real world’ perspectives on forging careers in diplomacy from a transatlantic perspective, with four HKS alumni. Students can join the discussion in person at G-06 in the Rubenstein Building, or dial into the conversation via Zoom (call-in details below).


Flags of Finland and the European Union


Seminar - Open to the Public

The Future of the Transatlantic Defense Relationship: Views from Finland and the EU

Fri., Feb. 7, 2020 | 8:30am - 10:00am

Littauer Building - Faculty Dining Room, Room 163

Join the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship to discuss progress on EU defense policy, EU-NATO cooperation and the best means to tackle transnational security challenges in the digital age with Janne Kuusela, Director General for Defense Policy at the Ministry of Defense, Finland. The seminar will be held in Littauer-163 Faculty Dining Room. A light breakfast will be served.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Profit, Privacy, Power - China's Digital Rise and a US-EU Response

Wed., Dec. 4, 2019 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

China’s rise cannot be meaningfully assessed without a close look at the digital domain. Disputes related to digital technologies feature front and center in the U.S.-China trade war, as China continues making digital inroads on the European Continent. Meanwhile, debates over regulatory measures like GDPR serve as a reminder of the differences between the American and European approaches to data governance. Just how far has China gotten in its quest to primacy in digital technologies like 5G? What underlies China’s fervid pursuit of an AI-fueled national strategy? As American tech firms face sustained pushback from European governments in the latter’s renewed call for “digital sovereignty,” how feasible is a coordinated U.S.-EU response to China’s digital expansion? Finally, how might this all be engendering a new balance between individual right to privacy, corporate interest and state power on a global scale? Join a panel of experts from an array of backgrounds in a vibrant discussion of these pressing topics. 

World Map

Macrovector / Freepik

Seminar - Open to the Public

Roundtable: The Transatlantic Alliance in an increasingly non “Atlantic” world

Fri., Sep. 13, 2019 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Center for Government and International Studies - Tsai Auditorium, Room S-010

Join the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship and the Asia Center for a roundtable about "The Transatlantic Alliance in an increasingly non “Atlantic” world" with panelists Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Harvard University; Maria Adele Carrai, KU Leuven/Harvard University; Adam S. Posen, President, Peterson Institute (PIIE); Meicen Sun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Torrey Taussig, Harvard University / Brookings Institute; Vasilis Trigkas, Tsinghua University.

Co-sponsored by: Harvard University Asia Center and the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School

12 Brief lessons on Europe's energy transition from Energy Atlas 2018: Figures and Facts about Renewables in Europe


Seminar - Open to the Public

Transatlantic Environmental Policy

Tue., Apr. 30, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:10pm

Rubenstein Building - David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab, Room 414AB

Please join the Project on Europe for a discussion about environmental policy from a transatlantic perspective with Rob Stavins, A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development, and Muriel Rouyer, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, moderated by Cathryn Cluver Ashbrook, Executive Director of the Project on Europe.

Lunch will be served. 



Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

NATO's Leadership Crisis

Tue., Sep. 18, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

The Future of Diplomacy Project welcomes an esteemed panel of U.S. Ambassadors to NATO to discuss the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's leadership challenges, as NATO reaches its 70th anniversary.