6 Events

Confirmed cases in the WHO African Region


Seminar - Open to the Public

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response in Africa

Wed., Apr. 22, 2020 | 8:30am - 10:00am


Please join the Future of Diplomacy Project for a discussion on efforts to manage COVID-19 and limit widespread transmission across the African continent with Senior Fellow, Douglas Alexander, former UK Secretary of State for International Development and Chair of the Board of Trustees of UNICEF UK. This seminar will be moderated by Professors Nicholas Burns and Zoe Marks.

PLEASE NOTE: This seminar will be conducted via Zoom. Please register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Brexit decision


Study Group - Harvard Students

Study Group: Pulling the Trigger: Article 50 and the proposed Scottish Referendum with Douglas Alexander

Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 | 1:15pm - 2:30pm

124 Mount Auburn Street - Suite 230, Room 2000

As the British government prepares to begin the arduous process of extricating itself from the European Union when Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon is triggered in late March, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has called for a second referendum on Scottish independence, following a failed vote in 2014. 

Douglas Alexander will offer an inside perspective on what "Brexit means Brexit" does in fact mean for Scotland, the UK, and the world. 

Please sign up here.

Sustainable energy.


Study Group - Harvard Students

Study Group: Financing the Sustainable Development Goals with Douglas Alexander

Tue., Mar. 28, 2017 | 1:15pm - 2:30pm

124 Mount Auburn Street - Suite 230, Room 2000

Join Douglas Alexander, former UK Shadow Foreign Minister and current advisor to Bono, for a discussion about how to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals at a time when  US administration has signaled an intent to withdraw financing and political backing from the UN and other international organizations. 

Please sign up here. 

Redefining European Security: Resilience, Migration and Defense

Benn Craig

Seminar - Open to the Public

Redefining European Security: Resilience, Migration and Defense

Wed., Sep. 21, 2016 | 4:15am - 6:00am

Taubman Building - Darman Seminar Room, 1st Floor

Douglas Alexander, Senior Fellow with the The Future of Diplomacy Project and Former UK Shadow Foreign Secretary discusses the role of the European Global Strategy in redefining the purpose of the European project after the UK vote to leave the European Union in June 2016. In conversation with the Project's Executive Director, he will address the impact of transnational challenges on Europe, including migration and climate effects, and address Britain's shifting role in European security.