15 Events

President Donald J. Trump signs an EO on Iran Sanctions in the Green Room at Trump National Golf Club, August 5, 2018, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey.

White House Photo/Shealah Craighead

Seminar - Open to the Public

Turning Paper Screws: The Effectiveness of Economic Sanctions in International Security

Thu., Apr. 9, 2020 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Online

Speaker: Ariel Petrovics, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

Economic sanctions are one of the most common coercive tools of foreign policy, used regularly in an effort to change target state behavior. Yet despite their versatility and prevalence in international relations, sanctions are at best an unreliable tool of foreign policy. Indeed, many of the most important and publicized sanction attempts have failed to produce any desired change in the target. Existing literature on the effectiveness of sanctions has largely focused on whether or not sanctions eventually succeed, but this overlooks the arguable more policy relevant questions of when and under what conditions sanctions are effective tools of statecraft. The speaker's research  finds that sanctions with the greatest implications for international security such as those that combat nuclear proliferation or foreign military aggression fail even more catastrophically than their less salient counterparts.

Everyone is welcome to join us online via Zoom! Click here. Meeting ID number: 810311271

JFK Jr Forum - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Lessons from Iceland: A Nation Striving to Punch Above Its Weight in a Globalized World

Fri., Jan. 26, 2018 | 4:00pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

A public address by His Excellency Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, President of Iceland. Moderated by John Holdren, President Obama's Science Advisor and Director of the White Office of Science and Technology Policy (January 2009 – January 2017); Co-Director, Belfer Center's Science, Technology and Public Policy Program.

Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Dialogue with Students

White House

Conference - Open to the Public

Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Dialogue with Students

Fri., Sep. 30, 2016 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, 5th Floor

The U.N. Security Council 1540 Committee and the U.N. Office of Disarmament Affairs collaborated with the Stimson Center to create an international essay competition for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The winners will be announced, and some will be presenting their ideas at this event. The goals of the competition were to involve the younger generation in understanding and addressing the important issue of proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), i.e., chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, and to solicit innovative student approaches to implementing U.N. Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) to support the Council’s Comprehensive Review of the resolution this year.

17th Ordinary African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Embassy of Equatorial Guinea

Conference - Open to the Public

Africa Rebooted: Science, Technology, and Innovation in Development

Wed., Sep. 24, 2014 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The aim of this symposium is to explore areas of mutual cooperation between MIT and Africans countries in areas of science, technology and innovation. The event will bring together high-ranking officials from government, industry and academia.

This event will take place at the Whitehead Institute McGovern Auditorium, 9 Cambridge Center, Cambridge. Please RSVP to this event at starrforum@mit.edu.

The Buccaneer

Pirate3D Inc.

Conference - Open to the Public

Symposium and Demonstration on the Digitization of Manufacturing: 3D Printing and Innovation Policy

Wed., June 18, 2014 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, B, & C, 5th Floor

** We have reached capacity for this event and can no longer take additional RSVPs. However, we are offering a live-stream of the event from 2-5:30pm at: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/live**

The symposium examines emerging trends of 3D printing and additive manufacturing (using digital 3D design data). Drawing from the case of Singapore, the symposium reviews innovation policies being pursued by governments to harness the power of additive manufacturing. The symposium will feature a demonstration by Pirate3D Inc., which will donate printers to African institutions.

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JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

Forum: "Global Warming -- Is the Kyoto Treaty a Fraud?" John Holdren, Robert Stavins, Andrei Illarionov & Graham Allison

Mon., Nov. 22, 2004 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

"Global Warming--Is the Kyoto Treaty a Fraud?" John Holdren, Director, STPP; Robert N. Stavins, Professor of Business and Government; Andrei Illarionov, Senior Economics Advisor to Russian Federation President Vladimi Putin; Graham Allison, (Moderator) Director, Belfer Center