Belfer Center: 2016 at a Glance

Winter 2016

Year in Review 2016

2016 was a year filled with political turbulence and surprises. The “Brexit” vote and the election of Donald Trump focused attention on potentially dramatic changes in everything from the future of the European Union, U.S. relations with Russia, China, and the Middle East to cybersecurity and climate change policies. The Belfer Center’s mission to provide thoughtful, policy-relevant research and insights for a more secure, peaceful world has never been more timely. See the ways our experts and our alumni responded to a world in need of impactful ideas:

2016 Photo Highlights

Top 10 Most Viewed 2016 Publications

  1. Wishful Thinking and Vital Interests
    Graham Allison
  2. Correspondence: Debating China's Rise and the Future of U.S. Power
    William Z.Y. Wang, Stephen Brooks, & William Wohlforth
  3. Russia and Cyber Operations: Challenges and Opportunities for the Next U.S. Administration
    Ben Buchanan & Michael Sulmeyer
  4. It’s Time for a Reset
    Lawrence Summers
  5. The Good News and the Bad
    Joseph S. Nye
  6. Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies
    Calestous Juma
  7. Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing in China
    Hui Zhang
  8. Separating Fact from Fiction in the Debate over Drone Proliferation
    Michael Horowitz, Sarah Kreps, & Matthew Fuhrmann
  9. What Trump Can Do About Cybersecurity
    Melissa Hathaway
  10. Ten Ways to Tell if Your President Is a Dictator
    Stephen M. Walt

Applying History

Cyber Security

Science & Technology | Energy & Climate

Middle East

Nuclear Security

U.S.-Russia Relations

2016 Books

Office Hours Video Series

Office Hours is a monthly video series featuring off-the-cuff and out-of-the box conversations with experts at Harvard and beyond. Some guests in 2016 include:

  • David Petraeus, Former CIA Director; Belfer Center Senior Fellow | Watch Here
  • Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO; Former Prime Minister of Norway | Watch Here
  • Sir Peter Westmacott, Former British Ambassador to the U.S.; Belfer Center Senior Fellow | Watch Here
  • Farah Pandith, Belfer Center Senior Fellow; Former Special Representative to Muslim Communities at the U.S. State Department | Watch Here
  • Niall Ferguson, Belfer Center Senior Faculty Fellow; Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University | Watch Here

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Selected Podcast Series

Globalization and its Discontents in the Middle East and North Africa
Audio recordings from Middle East Initiative's Fall 2016 Study Group 'Globalization and its Discontents in the Middle East and North Africa,' with Professor Robert Springborg, Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar.

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