4 Upcoming Events

A boy stands on the shore of a beach in Kos where he is staying together with his family. //Stephen Ryan/IFRC

Stephen Ryan/IFRC

Seminar - Open to the Public

Accompanying Unaccompanied Child Refugees: The Challenges Facing Advocates and Activists

Wed., Sep. 26, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Center for Government and International Studies - South Building

Location: Center for Government and International Studies, South Building, Room S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

A panel discussion with Jacqueline Bhabha (FXB Center at HSPH), Sofia Kouvelaki (The Home Project, Athens), and Vidur Chopra (HGSE). Moderated by Melani Cammett (Harvard Government Department).

Co-sponsored by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Lunch will be served.

Conference - Open to the Public

Taking Flight: Exploring Innovative Uses of Drone Technology

Wed., Sep. 26, 2018 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

“Taking Flight: Exploring Innovative Uses of Drone Technology” – a half-day conference hosted by the Intelligence Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center – will focus on the security, commercial, and humanitarian futures of this rapidly emerging technology. Speakers will highlight opportunities for the expansion of drone technology both for defense and non-defense uses and will underscore the need to ensure that the technology will be utilized in ways that benefit the public good.

The conference will include expert presentations and discussions on drone applications and implications for the defense, humanitarian, and commercial sectors. Drone expert Bernard Hudson, Senior Fellow with the Intelligence Project and former Chief of Counterterrorism with the CIA, will moderate a follow-up panel discussion with the presenters and questions from the audience.  The conference will conclude with a cocktail reception.

Location: The Kennedy Room, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge MA

Into the Hands of the Soldiers cover

Viking

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

Wed., Sep. 26, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Nye A, 5th Floor

A seminar with David Kirkpatrick, New York Times International Correspondent and Cairo Bureau Chief, 2011-2015, on his recent book Into the Hands of the Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East (Viking, 2018).

Followed by a book signing at the Harvard COOP, 1400 Mass Ave in Harvard Square.

Co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy.

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 | 6:00am - 7:00am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - 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.