8 Events

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Conference - Open to the Public

Innovation in the Intelligence Community Conference

Fri., Mar. 4, 2022 | 9:00am - 1:15pm

Online

US government agencies are sometimes viewed as overly bureaucratic, rigidly hierarchical, and resistant to innovation.  This series of one hour conversations will explore the US Intelligence Community's implementation of emerging space, digital, and artificial intelligence capabilities and introduce some of the IC leaders who were key to that implementation.  We will explore why these leaders felt innovation was essential; what they did to implement it; the obstacles they encountered and how they overcame them.  While the technologies they introduced might be unique to the National Security community, the challenges they faced and the techniques they used to overcome them will have more universal application.

This half-day conference is virtual and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, please go to: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k_dCkcIvT1uEeZ1gHz8fVw.

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Workshop - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

New Data Solutions for the China S&T Challenge

Wed., May 19, 2021 - Thu., May 20, 2021

Online

On Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20 at 8 a.m. EDT, join us for an online workshop hosted by Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center Intelligence Project, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Innovation Initiative, and The Center for Advanced Defense Studies.

This two-day conference will bring together practitioners from academia, industry, government, and civil society for the first time to begin charting concrete solutions to problems hindering the adoption of data into defense and intelligence awareness.

This event is by invitation only. Advance registration required. 

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Navigating a Career in National Security: A Mother/Daughter Perspective with Sue Gordon and KC Koepp

Thu., May 6, 2021 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Online

The Belfer Center's Intelligence Project, Amazing Women of the Intelligence Community (AWIC) and the Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development will host a fireside chat with Senior Fellow Sue Gordon and her daughter, KC Koepp. 

Advance registration required. This event will be capped at 50 participants to allow for intimate conversation and Q&A. 

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Conference - Open to the Public

Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security

Fri., Apr. 23, 2021 | 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Online

Climate Change, Intelligence, and Global Security is a half-day conference co-sponsored by the Intelligence Project and the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs along with the Center for Climate and Security. 

Headlined by John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, the conference will directly follow the April 22/23 Earth Day Leaders Climate Summit, and will emphasize the critical need for international cooperation and global leadership to collectively address the security threats posed by the climate crisis. We will convene senior climate experts, current and former intelligence officers, and leaders in the private sector and academia to facilitate productive dialogue and innovative solutions for combating the climate crisis. The four panels will examine climate change from a security perspective, discuss the role of the intelligence community in monitoring and mitigating the threats posed by climate change, explore new ways of thinking about international intelligence cooperation, and examine the role and contributions of the private sector.

This conference is virtual, open to the public, and free to attend.  Advanced registration is required. Please register individually for each session. 

Seminar - Open to the Public

Restructuring the Data Ecosystem: A Conversation with Sue Gordon on Big Data, Society, and the Future of Intelligence

Wed., Dec. 16, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online

The Intelligence Project will host a webinar with the Honorable Susan M. Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, on Wednesday December 16th from 12:00pm-1:00pm. 

This session will be off-the-record and open to the public.  Advanced registration required. Please RSVP below for access to the Zoom link.

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

What Comes Next? Adapting Intelligence for a Post-COVID World

Wed., Apr. 15, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

The Intelligence Project will host a webinar with the Honorable Susan M. Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, on Wednesday April 15th from 11:45am-1:00pm.

Admission will be open to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Please register below for access to the zoom link. 

The Honorable Susan M. Gordon

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Breakfast with the Honorable Susan M. Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Tue., Nov. 19, 2019 | 8:45am - 10:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with the Honorable Susan M. Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Admission Policy: Open to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Breakfast will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.