7 Upcoming Events

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

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.

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 Long Season Film Poster

The Long Season

Special Series - Open to the Public

The Long Season – film and discussion

Mon., Oct. 1, 2018 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Harvard Law School

A film screening of The Long Season and discussion with Producer Pieter Van Huystee, moderated by Anna Crowe, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic.

Sponsored by the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change as part of the Human Rights, Justice, and Accountability in the Muslim World Film Series.

Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, the Religious Literacy Project at the Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, and HLS Advocates for Human Rights.

Dr. Robert Canin

BBC

Study Group - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Israeli and Palestinian Challenges in a Turbulent Middle East (Session 1 of 2)

Tue., Oct. 2, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

This is the first part of a two-part study group led by Dr. Robert Danin on behalf of the Future of Diplomacy Project’s Israel-Palestine Student Dialogue Initiative. Session 1 will explore “Inside Out; Israeli and Palestinian challenges today.” Session 2 will focus on “Outside In; The Turbulent Middle East, the Trump Administration, and their impact on Israel and Palestine and the prospects for peace.” Please RSVP to reserve your space. A reading list will be distributed. Attending both sessions is highly recommended but not required.

Dr. Robert Canin

BBC

Study Group - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Israeli and Palestinian Challenges in a Turbulent Middle East (Session 2 of 2)

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

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

This is the second part of a two-part study group led by Dr. Robert Danin on behalf of the Future of Diplomacy Project’s Israel-Palestine Student Dialogue Initiative. Session 1 will explore “Inside Out; Israeli and Palestinian challenges today.” Session 2 will focus on “Outside In; The Turbulent Middle East, the Trump Administration, and their impact on Israel and Palestine and the prospects for peace.” Please RSVP to reserve your space. A reading list will be distributed. Attending both sessions is highly recommended but not required.