6 Events

Book cover for Doom

Penguin Press

Seminar - Open to the Public

Niall Ferguson – Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

Thu., Dec. 2, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm



As the U.S. and the world struggle to surmount the twin health and economic disasters sparked by COVID-19—and as forward-looking leaders contemplate how to avoid making similar mistakes in future crises—join the Belfer Center’s Applied History Project for an open session of our Applied History Working Group. Its members—distinguished historians and public servants—study the past to illuminate the most pressing challenges we face today.

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

"Networks and Hierarchies" - A Belfer Center Director's Lunch with Niall Ferguson

Thu., Mar. 23, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:45pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Belfer Center Senior Faculty Fellow Niall Ferguson in the Belfer Library (L369).

Niall Ferguson is a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford, and a Senior Fellow of the Center for European Studies, Harvard; as well as a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC.

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Luis Hidalgo

JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

Wed., Mar. 22, 2017 | 6:00pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Is China serious about replacing the U.S. as the dominant power in Asia in the foreseeable future? Could Americans accept becoming No. 2? How will Trump’s vow to “Make America Great Again” impact this epic rivalry? Could a trade conflict or accidental collision in the South China Sea cascade into war? Is war between Washington and Beijing inevitable?

To answer these provocative questions, please join Graham AllisonNiall Ferguson, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, and S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations Arne Westad for a JFK Jr. Forum at 6:00 pm on March 22nd. This event is open to the public.