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Seminar - Open to the Public

Politics of Modern Middle Eastern Art

Thu., Feb. 7, 2019 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

A seminar with Sultan Al Qassemi, Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation and 2018 Greenberg World Fellow, Yale University.

Book Cover of Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison

Thu., Feb. 7, 2019 | 8:30am - 10:00am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Professor Nicholas Burns will moderate a discussion with Jason Rezaian who was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America when he was the Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief. Rezaian will speak about his eighteen-month imprisonment and the  tense diplomatic situation it caused as chronicled in his new book Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison.

In this Dec. 5, 2014 photo, Ibrahim Doghri smokes a cigarette in his low-income neighborhood of Mhamdiya near Tunis, Tunisia, as he talks about how his friends went to fight in Syria.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Great Expectations or Nothing to Lose? Socio-economic Correlates of Joining the Islamic State

Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Wexner Building, 434 A-B

A seminar with Steffen Hertog, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics. Moderated by Melani Cammett, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University and MEI Faculty Affiliate.

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

The Future of the European Union and Transatlantic Relations: Challenges and Opportunities

Mon., Dec. 3, 2018 | 8:30am - 10:00am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

The Belfer Center's Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship in partnership with Harvard University’s Center for European Studies is honored to welcome Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission at the Harvard Kennedy School on Monday, December 3. The Project on Europe’s Faculty Chair, Professor Nicholas Burns, will host a discussion with her on the challenges and opportunities facing the European Union and Transatlantic relations.

Please note that this event requires RSVP and space is limited. RSVPs are first come, first served and we will close the link when we reach capacity. However, guests can be added to a waitlist and will be contacted if space becomes available.

MEI Faculty Chair Professor Tarek Masoud.

Bennett Craig/Belfer Center

Seminar - Open to the Public

Ash Community Speaker Series: Political Roots of Conspiracy Theories in the Middle East

Fri., Nov. 30, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Ash Center For Democratic Governance and Innovation - Suite 200-North

A seminar with Tarek Masoud, Faculty Chair of MEI and Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at HKS.

Co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation as part of the Ash Community Speaker Series.

Lunch will be served.

Ms. Dina Powell

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Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Global National Security Challenges

Wed., Nov. 28, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:15am

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

Ms. Dina Powell will join Professor Nicholas Burns, Faculty Chair of the Belfer Center's Future of Diplomacy Project where Ms. Powell is a non-resident Senior Fellow, in a public seminar to discuss current challenges and opportunities in global national security. Refreshments will be served.

Book cover: The Empty Throne

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership

Tue., Nov. 20, 2018 | 8:30am - 10:00am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

The Empty Throne is an inside portrait of the greatest lurch in US foreign policy since the decision to retreat back into Fortress America after World War I. The whipsawing of US policy has upended all that America's postwar leadership created-strong security alliances, free and open markets, an unquestioned commitment to democracy and human rights. Impulsive, theatrical, ill-informed, backward-looking, bullying, and reckless are the qualities that the American president brings to the table, when he shows up at all. The world has had to absorb the spectacle of an America unmaking the world it made, and the consequences will be with us for years to come.

President-elect of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro

Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasil via Wikimedia Commons

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Bolsonaro's Brazil: What Happened and What Will Happen?

Mon., Nov. 19, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Ambassador Clifford Sobel, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil from 2006-2009, will discuss the recent elections in Brazil with Professor Nicholas Burns.

RSVP required. Open to Harvard faculty, fellows, staff, and students. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with then-Acting Secretary of State Tom Shannon

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Present at the Creation...Again: The President, American Foreign Policy, and the World to Be

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Jr., will speak about his experience from inside the State Department in the first year of President Trump's presidency and about current American foreign policy

This event is open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served.

 

 

Seminar - Open to the Public

Book Talk: Women and the Egyptian Revolution: Engagement and Activism during the 2011 Arab Uprisings

Tue., Nov. 6, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Wexner Building, 434 A-B

A seminar with Nermin Allam, Assistant Professor of Politics at Rutgers University - Newark, on her recent book, Women and the Egyptian Revolution: Engagement and Activism during the 2011 Arab Uprisings (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Moderated by Hind Ahmed Zaki, Associate at Middle East Initiative, HKS, and Harold Grinspoon Junior Research Fellow, Crown Center for Middle East Studies, Brandeis University.