16 Events

Book Cover titled, "Lost Decade: The US Pivot to Asia and the Rise of Chinese Power" by Robert D. Blackwill and Richard Fontaine

Oxford University Press

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

Belfer Director's Lunch with Robert Blackwill and Richard Fontaine

Thu., Mar. 28, 2024 | 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs for a Director’s Lunch with Robert Blackwill, Former Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of India, and Richard Fontaine, CEO of the Center for a New American Security, moderated by Belfer Center Director Meghan O’Sullivan on Thursday, March 28 from 12:45-2:00 PM in the Belfer Library (L369). They will be discussing their upcoming book, Lost Decade: The US Pivot to Asia and the Rise of Chinese Power.

This event is off the record and will be in-person for HUID holders only. Space is limited for this event, so please only RSVP if you plan to attend.

Book Cover titled "We Win They Lose: Republic Foreign Policy & the New Cold War" By Matthew Kroenig & Dan Negrea, Foreward by Mike Pompeo

Republic Book Publishers

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Belfer Director's Seminar with Dr. Matthew Kroenig

Mon., Mar. 25, 2024 | 10:00am - 11:15am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs for a Director’s Seminar over Breakfast with Belfer alum Matthew Kroenig, the Vice President and Senior Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council, moderated by Belfer Center Director Meghan O’Sullivan on Monday, March 25 from 10:00-11:15 AM in the Belfer Library (L369). He will be discussing his new book "We Win They Lose."

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.

Headshot of Michele Flournoy

WestExec Advisors

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

In Conversation with Michèle Flournoy

Fri., Mar. 1, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs for a Director's Lunch with former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michèle Flournoy. She will engage in conversation with Director Meghan O'Sullivan, delving into her experiences at the Defense Department and emerging national security challenges, notably focusing on the pivotal role of AI in defense systems. Her Foreign Affairs piece discusses how AI will transform the U.S. military.

Commission on the National Defense Strategy One-Pager

Commission on the National Defense Strategy

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Belfer Director's Seminar with Jane Harman and Eric Edelman

Mon., Feb. 12, 2024 | 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs for a Director’s Seminar featuring Rep. Jane Harman, Chair of the Commission on the National Defense Strategy, and Vice Chair AMB Eric S. Edelman. The session will be moderated by Belfer Center Director Meghan O’Sullivan. The seminar will take place on Monday, February 12th from 3:00-4:15 PM in the Belfer Library (L369). Together, they will discuss the "Status Report from the National Defense Strategy Commission."

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Belfer Breakfast Seminar with Karen Elliott House | "Saudi Arabia: Changes and Challenges"

Fri., Feb. 9, 2024 | 9:15am - 10:15am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join the Belfer Center for a breakfast seminar with Karen Elliott House, Belfer Center Senior Fellow and former publisher of The Wall Street Journal and diplomatic correspondent for a conversation on, "Saudi Arabia: Changes and Challenges," on February 9th from 9:15-10:15 AM in the Belfer Library (L369).

This event is in person and for HUID holders only.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

WATCH: Israel and Gaza: Is there a way out of the crisis?

Mon., Oct. 23, 2023 | 11:30am - 12:45pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, B, & C, 5th Floor

MEI will host a panel discussion moderated by Tarek Masoud on the recent events in Israel and Gaza with Edward P. DjerejianShai FeldmanAbdel Monem Said Aly, and Khalīl Shikaki, with an introduction from Meghan O’Sullivan


This event will be limited to HUID holders only. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - NO EXCEPTIONS.
 

Seminar - Open to the Public

50 Years Since the 1973 Oil Embargo: Reflections and Perspectives

Thu., Oct. 12, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Belfer Center Director Professor Meghan O'Sullivan, MEI Senior Fellow Mohammed Alyahya, Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy at RBC Capital Markets Dr. Helima Croft and Global Energy & Climate Innovation Editor at The Economist Vijay Vaitheeswaran, will discuss the effects of the 1973 Oil Embargo and the current geopolitics of energy. Opening remarks will be delivered by MEI Faculty Chair Professor Tarek Masoud.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Operation Iraqi Freedom: 20 Years Later

Thu., Mar. 30, 2023 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Taubman Building - Wiener Auditorium, Ground Floor

Marking the passage of 20 years since the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom, MEI Faculty Director Professor Tarek Masoud will moderate this panel featuring: Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, HKS; Kanan Makiya, Professor Emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Brandeis University and author, Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq (University of California Press, 1989); and Emma Sky, OBE, founding Director of Yale’s International Leadership Center and former political advisor to the Commanding General of U.S. Forces in Iraq.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Energy Policy Seminar: "Introducing the Salata Institute" and "The New Geopolitics of Energy"

Mon., Sep. 12, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

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

Join us for the first Energy Policy Seminar of Fall 2022. James Stock, Harvard's Vice Provost for Climate and Sustainability and the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will provide an overview of the new Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability. Meghan O'Sullivan, the Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and the Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), will then discuss "The New Geopolitics of Energy."

HKS Professor Joe Aldy will moderate the seminar and Q&A. Buffet-style lunch will be served.

Attendance: In-person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders. Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. For those who cannot attend live, the seminar will be recorded and available to watch on this page.

Accessibility: Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact Liz Hanlon (ehanlon@hks.harvard.edu) in advance of the session.

Registration: Please RSVP at the link below. For those attending virtually, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link. Registration will remain open until the event begins.

Oil Drilling Rig

Pixabay/sundem

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Geopolitics of the Global Upheaval in Oil Markets

Wed., June 3, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Online

Speaker: Meghan O'Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs; Director, Geopolitics of Energy Project

Professor O'Sullivan will discuss the dual impacts on global oil markets of price competition — and the demand shock associated with the COVID-19 crisis — in the inaugural session of Conversations.

Registration is required. Please click here to register in advance for this webinar.