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Drivers should know if they are sharing the road with self-driving test vehicles

| May 14, 2021

Over the next two years as on-road pilot programs and testing increase, self-driving vehicles will continue to move from novelty to closer to reality, meaning more drivers are likely to encounter them. Regulators must establish guidelines that ensure self-driving test vehicles are identifiable and consistent in their actions while on the road with human drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Doing so will enhance people’s trust in self-driving vehicles while paving the way for drivers to safely interact with automated vehicle technology.

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A Global Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic

| Feb. 26, 2021

In 2019, the Belfer Center’s Arctic Initiative and the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute co-hosted a workshop with the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council at Harvard Kennedy School entitled, Policy and Action on Plastic in the Arctic Ocean. This early-convening played a key role in fostering a policy discussion around tackling the problem of plastics in the Arctic Ocean. 

Now in 2021 the first global conference focused on plastic pollution in the Arctic Ocean, the International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and the Sub-Arctic Region,  will be hosted virtually in early March. Findings from the 2019 event will be featured as a keynote in the Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and as part of the final panel on March 9, which is focused on the topic of “Ways Forward”. 

Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

#ShareTheMicInCyber Campaign Highlights Black Women in Cyber

| Feb. 23, 2021

The #ShareTheMicInCyber campaign will highlight Black women in the Security & Privacy sector throughout March 2021 in celebration of Women's History Month. Cybersecurity experts Camille Stewart of Google and Lauren Zabierek of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center Cyber Project lead the call for prominent voices and cyber allies to share their social media platforms in an effort to amplify Black female voices and achievements in the cybersecurity sector.

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Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Andrew Kim, Former Head of the CIA’s Korea Mission Center, Named Belfer Center Fellow

| Sep. 22, 2020

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has named Sung Hyun “Andrew” Kim a non-resident Fellow with the Korea Project.  Mr. Kim recently retired as a senior intelligence officer from the Central Intelligence Agency after 28 years of service. 

In the lab at RTI.

RTI International

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‘Clean Water for Carolina Kids’ Program Wins Harvard’s Roy Award for Environmental Partnership

| Sep. 09, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, MA –The Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs announced today that Clean Water for Carolina Kids is the winner of the 2020 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership. The partnership of RTI International, NC Child, the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, and the North Carolina Division of Public Health protects children and infants from exposure to lead from drinking water at child care centers and schools.

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Economists Find EPA Proposal to Undermine Protections from Power-Plant Mercury Emissions is Based on Incomplete Data and Faulty Analysis

| Dec. 04, 2019

Environmental economists from Harvard, Yale, and other leading research institutions say an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal that would eventually allow more mercury pollution from power plants relies on a cost-benefit analysis that is fatally flawed. In a new report, the economists detail how the EPA’s calculations inappropriately fail to consider how reducing mercury pollution provides tens of billions of dollars in health benefits to the American people.

Professor Joseph E. Aldy served as a a co-chair and author of this December 2019 report, which was commissioned by the External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (E-EEAC).

Robert Belfer meets with students and Nicholas Burns.

Benn Craig/Belfer Center

Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center Expands Economic Diplomacy Initiative

| Nov. 18, 2019

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, in partnership with the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, announced today the expansion of its Economic Diplomacy Initiative (EDI).

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Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center Names Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. a Senior Fellow

Nov. 11, 2019

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has appointed former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. as a resident Senior Fellow. Chairman Dunford, who retired this September as the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, will actively engage with faculty, fellows, and students on leadership development and a range of national security issues.

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Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Ambassadors Victoria Nuland and Thomas Shannon Join Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center

| Oct. 03, 2019

Cambridge, MA – Harvard Kennedy School has named two former senior U.S. Foreign Service Officers – Ambassador Victoria Nuland, former Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, and Ambassador Thomas Shannon, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs – as non-resident Senior Fellows with the Future of Diplomacy Project at the School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.