10 Events

Demonstrators gather outside the Portuguese parliament at the end of a protest march in Lisbon, Saturday, April 13, 2013

AP Photo/Armando Franca

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Belfer Briefings on Europe | Portugal in the EU: Growth, Elections, and Scandals

Wed., Mar. 6, 2024 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Belfer Senior Fellow Karen Donfried will moderate a conversation with Lúcio Vinhas de Souza, Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program and Advisor to the European External Action Service's Policy Planning and Strategic Foresight Division.

Learn more about Portugal's missed opportunity for long-term growth just days before the March 10 election.

Light refreshments will be served.

This event will be off-the-record, in-person, and is restricted to Harvard ID holders. If your RSVP has been confirmed, you will receive confirmation and event details prior to the session.

Then U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Karen Donfried meets Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv, Ukraine December 13, 2021.

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry/Handout

Study Group - Harvard Students

European Security Unsettled, Take Two: Continuing the Debates Unleashed by Russia’s War Against Ukraine

Wed., Feb. 28, 2024 - Wed., Apr. 3, 2024

Littauer Building - Kahn Seminar Room, 382

Harvard Kennedy School Study Group led by Dr. Karen Donfried, Belfer Center Senior Fellow

Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm

Over the course of six sessions, a study group, led by Dr. Karen Donfried, will examine key foreign policy debates flowing from Russia’s war against Ukraine. The objective is to provide a deeper understanding of the geopolitics of the war in Ukraine and the implications for U.S. interests.

Eligibility requirements: Harvard graduate and post-graduate students, who can attend all six sessions. We will seek to accommodate several undergraduates. Applicants with a strong interest in foreign affairs are encouraged to apply. No specific experience or first-hand knowledge of the issues is required. 

  • Apply online through this link by 12:00 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Late applications will not be considered.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and British Foreign Secretary David Cameron speak during a media availability at the State Department, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023 in Washington.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Belfer Briefings on Europe | An Unbreakable Bond? Navigating the UK-US Special Relationship in a Time of Rising Global Conflicts

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Belfer Senior Fellow Karen Donfried will moderate a conversation with David Rutley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Americas, Caribbean and the Overseas Territories).

A light lunch will be provided.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, right, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz attend their joint news conference following talks at The Mariinskyi Palace in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Ukraine as part of a flurry of Western diplomacy aimed at heading off a feared Russian invasion that some warn could be just days away.

(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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

Belfer Briefings on Europe | Germany and Ukraine after Two Years of War

Fri., Feb. 9, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Belfer Senior Fellow Karen Donfried will moderate a conversation with Metin Hakverdi, Social Democratic Member of the German Bundestag and Chairman of the USA/North America Working Group within the SPD Parliamentary Group.

 

A light lunch will be provided.

Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Christopher Cavoli addresses a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024.

AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

A Conversation with General Christopher Cavoli, Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Thu., Feb. 8, 2024 | 3:00pm - 3:45pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Please join the Belfer Center for a fireside chat with General Christopher Cavoli, Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander of Europe. The event will be moderated by Dr. Karen Donfried, Belfer Center Senior Fellow.

This event is on Thursday, February 8th at 3:00 PM in the Malkin Penthouse (Littauer P-9). This event is off-the-record and restricted to Harvard ID holders. Please RSVP here

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Susan Glasser and Peter Baker Join Karen Donfried to Discuss Global Hotspots

Wed., Oct. 25, 2023 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Please join the Belfer Center for an insightful conversation on critical global issues with two award-winning journalists at the center of action in the U.S. and hotspots abroad – Susan Glasser and Peter Baker. The discussion, moderated by Belfer Center Senior Fellow Karen Donfried, will focus on current events in the Middle East, Ukraine, and China, as well as in the U.S., with a look at the year ahead.

This event is co-sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Institute of Politics.