71 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Wed., Feb. 13, 2019 | 8:30am - 10:00am

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Professor Nicholas Burns and Kåre Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the United States, will discuss the role of diplomacy in combating climate change and the precarious state of our shared oceans. 

Co-sponsored by the Arctic Initiative and the Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Belfer Center. 

 

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission

European Commission

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Future of the European Union and Transatlantic Relations: Challenges and Opportunities

Mon., Dec. 3, 2018 | 8:30am - 10:00am

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

The Belfer Center's Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship in partnership with Harvard University’s Center for European Studies is honored to welcome Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission at the Harvard Kennedy School on Monday, December 3. The Project on Europe’s Faculty Chair, Professor Nicholas Burns, will host a discussion with her on the challenges and opportunities facing the European Union and Transatlantic relations.

Please note that this event requires RSVP and space is limited. RSVPs are first come, first served and we will close the link when we reach capacity. However, guests can be added to a waitlist and will be contacted if space becomes available.

Ms. Dina Powell

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Global National Security Challenges

Wed., Nov. 28, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:15am

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

Ms. Dina Powell will join Professor Nicholas Burns, Faculty Chair of the Belfer Center's Future of Diplomacy Project where Ms. Powell is a non-resident Senior Fellow, in a public seminar to discuss current challenges and opportunities in global national security. Refreshments will be served.

Jake Sullivan

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Jake Sullivan: Where are the Democrats Headed on Foreign Policy?

Tue., Oct. 30, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Democrats are not just debating Trump on foreign policy, they are debating each other on big questions - the size and posture of the US military, the role of human rights and democracy, the terms and purposes of future trade agreements, the shape of competition with China and Russia, and the fundamental issue of whether the US should continue to seek a global leadership role. How will this debate play out as we head toward 2020?

Professor Nicholas Burns will moderate the discussion. 

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Benn Craig

Seminar - Open to the Public

Leadership in International Security and Energy Policy: Career Seminar with Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Thu., Oct. 25, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She is now a Professor of Practice at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Sherwood-Randall served as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy (2014-2017), the White House Coordinator for Defense Policy, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Arms Control (2013-2014), Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council (2009-2013), and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia (1994-1996). She led the effort to denuclearize three former Soviet states, for which she was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distingished Public Service and the Nunn-Lugar Traiblazer Award.

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon

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JFK Jr Forum - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Negotiating for Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula

Mon., Oct. 22, 2018 | 6:00pm - 7:15pm

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

Former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon (MPP ‘85) and former Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Susan Thornton, will discuss the negotiations for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. This forum event will be moderated by Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations and Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project.

 

Former Prime Minister of Senegal Aminata Touré

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Seminar - Open to the Public

"Present and Future of Africa"

Thu., Oct. 18, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Join us in a discussion between former Prime Minister of Senegal, Dr. Aminata Touré, moderated by Nicholas Burns. Dr. Touré will explore how Africa is a place of success and hope and will focus on opportunities for the future of the continent.

Cookies and coffee will be provided.

Seminar - Open to the Public

"The West, the Rest and the Quest for a New Global Order" a conversation with Ambassador Vale de Almeida

Tue., Oct. 16, 2018 | 12:15pm - 1:45am

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Please join the Belfer Center's Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for a discussion on the future of the global order with João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador of the European Union to the United Nations, moderated by Professor Nicholas Burns. 

Lunch will be served.

The powerful alliance between North America and Europe faces significant challenges.

U.S. Department of Defense

JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

The Crisis in the Transatlantic Relationship

Mon., Oct. 1, 2018 | 6:00pm - 7:15pm

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

Join the Belfer Center's Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship in the John F. Kennedy Forum to hear about the current state of affairs between the U.S., Canada and Europe and about ways forward from Kurt Volker, Executive Director of the McCain Institute, Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Susan Glasser, Staff Writer at the New Yorker and Professor Nicholas Burns, Faculty Chair of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

A Conversation with President Luis Moreno: The Inter-American Development Bank’s Priority Areas in a Changing World

Mon., Oct. 1, 2018 | 8:00am - 9:30am

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

Larry Summers and Nicholas Burns will host a conversation with President Luis Moreno about the Inter-American Development Bank’s work focused on technology and innovation; the future of work; infrastructure gaps; and how political corruption, climate change, and migration are affecting populations and policies throughout Latin America.

 

This event is part of Professor Summers' and Burns' Economic Diplomacy Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School.