7 Projects

Applied History Project

Applied History is the explicit attempt to illuminate current challenges and choices by analyzing historical precedents and analogues.

Cyber Project

The Cyber Project investigates how developments in the field of cybersecurity will shape international conflict

Defending Digital Democracy

The Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) is not currently active. Stay tuned for Belfer Center updates.

Directed by Eric Rosenbach, the aim of the Defending Digital Democracy Project is to develop strategies, tools, and recommendations to protect democratic processes and systems from cyber and information attacks.

Future of Diplomacy Project

The Future of Diplomacy Project is dedicated to promoting the study and understanding of diplomacy, negotiation and statecraft in international politics today. The Project aims to build Harvard Kennedy School’s ability to teach in this area, to support research in modern diplomatic practice and to build public understanding of diplomacy’s indispensable role in an increasingly complex and globalized world.

Geopolitics of Energy Project

The Geopolitics of Energy Project explores the intersection of energy, security, and international politics.  The project, launched in 2011, aims to improve our understanding of how energy demand and supply shape international politics – and vice versa.  It also endeavors to inform policymakers and students about major challenges to global energy security and, where possible, to propose new ways of thinking about and addressing these issues.  The project focuses both on conventional and alternative energies, as both will influence and be influenced by geopolitical realities.

Managing the Atom

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) conducts and disseminates policy-relevant research on nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. The project supports an international group of pre- and post-doctoral fellows and other experts working on these issues and helps to advance their research work through seminars, workshops, and conferences.

Technology and Public Purpose

The Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project works to ensure that emerging technologies are developed and managed in ways that serve the overall public good.