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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

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"The Assault on Intelligence," with General Michael Hayden

Tue., Sep. 25, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with General Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, from 2:00-3:00pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

Official photo of David Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

Central Intelligence Agency

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Intelligence Lunch with David H. Petraeus

Wed., Sep. 19, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 401

LOCATION CHANGE: This event will now be taking place in the One Brattle 401 classroom.

The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with General David Petraeus, Former Director of CIA, on Wednesday, September 19th from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 401. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

Lunch from Flour Bakery will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

Mike Rogers Hosts CNN's "Declassified"

CNN

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"The Changing Role of Espionage," with Mike Rogers

Wed., Sep. 12, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Mike Rogers, former member of Congress representing Michigan's Eighth Congressional District and Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 350. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

Lunch from Flour Bakery will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Takeaways from the 2018 HKS Student Delegation to Saudi Arabia

Thu., May 3, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

From April 6-15, 2018 the Saudi & GCC Security Project took a group of 11 HKS students to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Please join us for lunch and a panel discussion with the students about their experience in the Kingdom, what they learned, and their expectations and predictions for the future of the country. 

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"The American Way of Spying: U.S. Counterintelligence vs. its Main Adversaries"

Wed., Apr. 25, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Mark Kelton, Former Director of Counterintelligence for the CIA, on Wednesday, April 25th from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 350. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

Lunch from Flour Bakery will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

US troops of the 69th Infantry Division (left), shake hands with Russian troops in a staged photo on the wrecked bridge over the Elbe at Torgau, Germany, to mark the previous day's link-up between American and Soviet forces, 26th April 1945. Among the Americans are Bernard E. Kirschenbaum and Richard Johnson (second and third from left, respectively).

Allan Jackson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"Elbe Group Recap and an Update on US-Russia Relations"

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Former US Ambassador Douglas Lute and former Defense Attache BG (ret) Kevin Ryan will recap the 2018 Elbe Group meeting on Wednesday, March 21st from 2:00-3:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Director of the Intelligence Project, will moderate. Please register using the RSVP link. Harvard IDs checked at the door. Refreshments will be provided.

President Donald Trump speaks with Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, during their meeting Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C.

(Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

[At Capacity] "Saudi Arabia's Strategic Challenges: Managing Regional Challenges, Economic Reform, and Dissent," with Bernard Hudson

Wed., Apr. 4, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

This event is currently at maximum capacity. Please contact Caitlin Chase with any questions. 

The Saudi & GCC Security Project and Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Bernard Hudson, Former Director of Counterterrorism for the CIA, on Wednesday, April 4th from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 350. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

Lunch from Flour Bakery will be provided. Harvard IDs checked at the door. RSVP below, first come, first served.

Sir David Omand speaks to Chanel 4 News, 21 Jan 2014

Channel 4

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"Countering Subversion and Sedition in the Digital Age," with Sir David Omand

Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Sir David Omand, Former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator and former Director of GCHQ, on Wednesday, March 28th from 12:00-1:15pm in One Brattle 350.

Lunch will be provided. Harvard IDs checked at the door. RSVP below, first come, first served.

NGA Director Robert Cardillo

Wikimedia Commons

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"Views from the National Geospacial-Intelligence Agency," with Director Robert Cardillo

Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 | 9:00am - 10:00am

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

The Intelligence Project and the Defense Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will co-host a breakfast seminar with Mr. Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospacial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), on Wednesday, March 28th from 9:00-10:00am in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

Please register using the link below. Harvard ID's will be checked at the door. Breakfast will be served at 8:45am.