4 Events

Ukrainian honor guard soldiers take part in a national flag-raising ceremony during a commemorative event on the anniversary of the liberation of the territories from the Russian troops in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 31, 2023.

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Saint Javelin In Ukraine: Fundraising, Rebuilding, and the Fight to Counter Russian Disinformation

Thu., Apr. 13, 2023 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join the Defense Project and Harvard Kennedy School’s Ukraine Caucus for " Saint Javelin In Ukraine: Fundraising, Rebuilding, and the Fight to Counter Russian Disinformation" in the Belfer Library on Thursday, April 13th between 1:30 - 2:30pm.

Attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders only. Please RSVP here.

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

Pizza and Pints with the NSFs - What I Wish I Knew Early in My Career

Tue., Feb. 21, 2023 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Join the Defense Project for Pizza & Pints in the Malkin Penthouse on Tuesday, February 21st between 3:00 - 4:00pm for a session entitled, “What I Wish I Knew Early In My Career”. Fellows will reflect on their personal experiences within the National Security Enterprise and what they’ve learned serving leadership positions in Policy, Analysis, Acquisition, IT & Special Operations. Refreshments will be served.

Convening - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Pizza and Pints with the NSFs: Civil-Military Relations with General Joseph Dunford

Tue., Oct. 25, 2022 | 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

This session's topic: Civil-Military relations within the DoD

In this session, featured NSFs and attendees will be joined by General Joseph Dunford to discuss what civilian control of the military really means. 

There will also be pizza and beer!

Attendance is limited - you must RSVP! You will not be permitted into the building without a Harvard ID. 


In addition to the robust speaker series, the Belfer Center National Security Fellows will also host off-record “Ask Me Anything” sessions as part of their “For the Common Defense” year-long initiative.   

The AMA sessions will cover a broad range of relevant Defense and National Security related topics. These topics are chosen based on interests of the National Security Fellows and suggestions from the broader Harvard community. The purpose of these sessions is to minimize the information gap between civilians and military personnel through candid, off-record, informal conversations.

NSFs at the Open House

Belfer Center

Information Session - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Defense Project Open House

Tue., Sep. 27, 2022 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Wexner Building - G02 Seminar Room

Come meet the 2022-2023 National Security Fellows and learn about their plans for the academic year, including the revamping of the For the Common Defense sessions and the Defense Project Seminar Series. 

Light refreshments will be provided and we welcome suggestions for upcoming event topics. 

This event will take place in the Quad Courtyard.

Please RSVP here.