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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Graham Allison: Making the Belfer Center “The Best There Is”

Graham Allison’s impact as Director of the Center has been extraordinary—“impossible to overestimate” in the words of Harvard Kennedy School Dean Doug Elmendorf.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Center Fellows Share Insights

Several fellows from different Belfer Center programs and projects described insights they’ve gained or lessons they’ve learned during their fellowships at the Center.

Taedong Gate in Pyongyang, North Korea.

David Stanley, Flickr

Analysis & Opinions - The World Post

Let's Use What North Korea Is Most Afraid of: Ideological Warfare

| January 7, 2016

North Korea claims to have successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb. While analysts and scientists test the validity of its claim, what we know for sure is this is North Korea's fourth nuclear test -- the third during President Obama's administration. After North Korea hacked Sony upon releasing the movie "The Interview" in Dec. 2014, Obama pledged to "respond proportionately."

Computer room from the Grand People’s Study House, August 2013.

Jieun Baek

Paper

Hack and Frack North Korea

| April 2015

This paper will make a case for the U.S. government to pursue three strategies if its operational objective is to force North Korea to reappraise its own interests. Individual self-determination and access to information—two properties the Kim regime fears most for its citizens to possess –are the short-term goals for North Koreans. This objective and two goals do not necessarily equate to regime change.

Jieun Baek with North Korean soldier. She blurred the photo to protect his identity.

Courtesy Jieun Baek

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Jieun Baek On North Korea And Giving Back

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  • Catalina Gaitan
| Winter 2013-14

Belfer Center International and Global Affairs Student Fellow Jieun Baek has had a busy two years. Since leaving a prestigious job with Google to pursue her masters at Harvard Kennedy School, Baek has worked on a project with Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Director Graham Allison, traveled the world, and has run a successful campaign for student body president. Along the way she has kept a blog, “Inalienable,” which catalogues her travels and ongoing work on North Korea.