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

2017 Senior Fellows Bring High-level Expertise to Belfer Center and Harvard Kennedy School

During 2017, the Belfer Center was honored to welcome a number of new senior fellows, dedicated public servants who have served in high-levels of government. All of the new faces in our midst help the Center build bridges across aisles and oceans as they work with students, faculty, and other fellows to tackle today’s most challenging issues.  We were pleased to announce the following senior fellows during 2017.

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

Welcome, New Senior Fellows

The Belfer Center is pleased to welcome a number of high-ranking former officials who have joined the Center as Senior Fellows in the past few months. Each brings valuable experience and expertise in critical issues of concern to the Center that they share with students, faculty, and the larger community through their research, seminars, presentations, and various events.

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

Defending Digital Democracy Project Aims to Protect Election Integrity

| Fall/Winter 2017-2018

In July, the Belfer Center launched a new, bipartisan initiative called the Defending Digital Democracy Project  (D3P). Led by Belfer Center Co-Director Eric Rosenbach, along with the former campaign managers for Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney, the project aims to identify and recommend strategies, tools, and technology to protect democratic processes and systems from cyber and information attacks.

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Press Release

New Harvard Playbook Outlines Cybersecurity Essentials for Campaigns

| Nov. 07, 2017

Emboldened by their successes in recent years, malicious actors are stepping up their attacks on a particularly soft target: US political campaigns. Though the risks – and consequences – of infiltration are increasing, campaigns can greatly reduce their vulnerability with a few simple steps. That’s the impetus for “The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook,” a new guide published online today by the bipartisan Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

A technician works to prepare voting machines on October 14, 2016, to be used in the election in Philadelphia the next month (AP Photo/Matt Rourke).

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Analysis & Opinions - New York Post

Every Campaign is Now a Cyberwar Target

| Aug. 13, 2017

Long before 2016, foreign governments were targeting Republican and Democratic campaigns, trying to influence the way our government operates. This is a serious problem, and it threatens our nation’s sovereignty. It’s something we didn’t even think about when I started working on presidential politics in 2000.

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Press Release

Belfer Center Launches “Defending Digital Democracy” Project To Fight Cyber Attacks and Protect Integrity of Elections

| July 18, 2017

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School launched a new, bipartisan initiative today called the “Defending Digital Democracy” (DDD) Project.