22 Events

East Asia lights at night.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

East Asian Security after the War in Ukraine

Thu., Apr. 14, 2022 | 9:00am - 10:15am

Online

Please Note New Date.

Speakers:  Joseph S. Nye, Professor Emeritus, HKS;  Nobukatsu Kanehara, Former Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary to Prime Minister of Japan; Mayumi Fukushima, Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

Moderator: David Sanger, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center

The panelists will discuss how Putin's war in Ukraine may affect the security landscape of East Asia.

Everyone is welcome to join via Zoom! Please register in advance here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqduCppz8rH90D4Go7vF_gg_0xNpdNCRDO 

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to a summit of EU leaders at the Palace of Versailles on March 10, 2022.

Sarah Meyssonnier/Reuters

Seminar - Open to the Public

Germany and Europe’s Reaction to the Ukraine Crisis: Implications for the West

Thu., Mar. 31, 2022 | 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Online

Please join the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies for a discussion with Wolfgang Ischinger, former Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Joseph S. Nye Jr., Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, and Daniela Schwarzer, Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia at the Open Society Foundations, on how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as well as the brutality of its action has caused an unexpected reversal of Germany’s long time security policy and led to strong reactions in the rest of Europe, NATO, and the posture of the Biden administration. The seminar will examine the dimensions and consequences of these developments for the future of the EU and the West. Karl Kaiser, Senior Fellow at the Project on Europe, will moderate.

This event is part of the Center for European Studies' European Union Seminar series.

Flags of the EU

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Seminar - Open to the Public

U.S.-European Relations: Where Do We Stand?

Tue., Nov. 30, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

Although the initial turbulence in U.S.-European relations caused by the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the AUKUS agreement have subsided, challenges remain as both sides redefine their roles and relationship to adjust to a fast-changing international environment. This applies to a multitude of issues, including European security, relations to China, and climate change policy. This seminar will weigh in on the question of where U.S.-European relations stand today, and where they may be headed in the future.

This seminar is part of the Minda de Guzburg Center for European Studies' European Union Seminar and is co-sponsored by the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship.

Flags of Afghanistan and NATO

NATO

Seminar - Open to the Public

Transatlantic Crises: AUKUS, the China Challenge and Afghanistan

Fri., Sep. 24, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Online

The U.S.’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has spurred European anxiety and frustration and also reignited a long-standing debate over European strategic autonomy, notably in the field of security and defence. Additionally, the recent historic trilateral security pact between the UK, U.S. and Australia in the Asia-Pacific (AUKUS) and its first major initiative of delivering a nuclear-powered submarine fleet has led to France recalling its ambassador to the United States in protest.

Please join the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for a seminar with Nathalie Tocci, Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Joe Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, and moderated by Karl Kaiser, Fellow with the Project on Europe, to discuss the state of the relationship between Europe and the Biden administration given these challenges, what lies behind the European critique of U.S. foreign policy, and the implications this might have on a transatlantic approach to China. The discussion will also explore whether this moment represents a genuine turning point in European ambitions to assume greater responsibility and risk on security and defence, the obstacles that persist, and the future of the transatlantic partnership.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Japan's Military Power and Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Tue., Sep. 17, 2019 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Center for Government and International Studies - Knafel Building, Bowie-Vernon, Room K262

Speakers: Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Asia Program, Council on Foreign Relations 

Noriyuki Shikata, Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School 

Moderator: Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University

This panel will examine contemporary developments in Japanese foreign and security policies. Sheila Smith will draw on her recent book, Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power, and examine the shifting debate within Japan regarding the use of force. Noriyuki Shikata will discuss contemporary Japan-China diplomatic relations, drawing on his recent experience as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Beijing. Joseph Nye will examine Japanese foreign and security policies in the context of U.S. grand strategy in Asia.

Co-sponsored by the International Security Program

Joe Nye

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Joe Nye: Normative Restraints on Cyber Conflict

Mon., Apr. 30, 2018 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

Joe Nye (University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus) will present his new paper, “Normative Restraints on Cyber Conflict.” Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. 

Seminar - Open to the Public

Can the U.S.-Japan Alliance Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century?

Tue., Sep. 12, 2017 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Center for Government and International Studies - South Building, Belfer Case Study Room S020

Speakers: Daniel Russel, Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute; former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Joseph Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School.

Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

In this seminar, Ambassador Russel will examine how the U.S.-Japan alliance has evolved to address a varieties of global problems, drawing on his distinguished public service as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2013–2017) and Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs (2009–2013). Topics he will address will include both regional challenges in East Asia, such as North Korea's missile and nuclear capabilities as well as China's rise, and global challenges such as terrorism and climate change. Professor Joseph Nye will respond.

Co-sponsored by the International Security Program

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Conference - Open to the Public

Avoiding Thucydides’s Trap: Managing the Rise of China

Thu., Mar. 23, 2017 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Harvard Faculty Club

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Seiichiro Takagi, Senior Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs

Welcome Remarks:
Dr. Gary Samore, Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Introductory Address:
Professor Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Panel Discussion:
Professor Joe Nye, Harvard Kennedy School
Professor Taylor Fravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Toshi Yoshihara, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments