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Belfer Center Spring 2023 Newsletter

| Spring 2023

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol standing at a podium with a HKS shield logo in front of the South Korean flag and a blue banner that reads 'Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics'

YOON SPEAKS AT HKS

President Yoon shakes hands with John Park with Larry Bacow in the background

President of South Korea Yoon Suk Yeol, left, shakes hands with Korea Project Director John Park as Harvard President Lawrence Bacow, middle, looks on. Stephanie B. Mitchell

Belfer Center's Korea Project Co-Leads Planning for South Korean President's Historic Harvard Visit and Speech

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol visited Harvard on April 28 and delivered a major policy speech at Harvard Kennedy School’s JFK Jr. Forum, followed by a conversation with Harvard Distinguished Service Professor Joseph Nye about security and “soft power.” The Belfer Center’s Korea Project worked closely with Harvard University colleagues and Korean Consulate General counterparts to arrange for the visit and the Harvard speech, the first for a sitting South Korean president.

Meghan O'Sullivan to Become Next Belfer Center Director

On July 1, Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, will become Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She will take the reins from Eric Rosenbach, Co-Director of the Center since 2017 and solo director since the sudden passing of Center Director Ash Carter in October. As Belfer Center Director, O’Sullivan will direct the Center and its research teams that focus on issues ranging from nuclear, cyber, and energy security to climate change, diplomatic challenges, and the changing global order. She will also continue her teaching and researching on issues related to geopolitics and energy.

Q&A With Meghan O'Sullivan

Read the transcript of our interview with Meghan O’Sullivan on what makes the Belfer Center effective and what will be on the Center's radar in the future.

ASSESSING THE WAR IN UKRAINE

TACKLING GLOBAL CHALLENGES

LEARNING FROM DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

In addition to Yoon Suk Yeol, President of the Republic of Korea, the Belfer Center has been honored to arrange discussions on campus with a  number of distinguished global leaders. During the past few months, Center experts have welcomed and hosted conversations with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, democratic opposition leader in Belarus, Tadeous Tafirenyika Chifamba, Zimbabwe Ambassador to the U.S., and several other high-level guests.

RESEARCHING CLIMATE AND ENERGY SOLUTIONS

FOCUSING ON TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

PREPARING FUTURE LEADERS

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

HOT OFF THE PRESSES

International Security Journal cover

International Security Journal Highlights

Featured articles in the winter issue of the International Security journal focus on the  psychology of nuclear brinkmanship, social cohesion and community displacement in armed conflict, why U.S. security assistance fails, and inadvertent expansion in world politics. Correspondence responds to the debate on China’s use of overseas ports. In these highlights, IS also congratulates authors who have received awards for their articles.

 

PHOTO GALLERY

SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS


BELFER CENTER NEWSLETTER  |  Spring 2023

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Communications Newsletter Team
Editor: Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications
Designer/Multimedia: Benn Craig, Multimedia Producer
Digital Outreach: Liz Hoveland, Digital Communications Coordinator
Editorial Contributions: Ada Ezeokoli, Communications Fellow
Liza Xiao, Communications Assistant 
Shannon Felton Spence, Director of Global Communications and Strategy

Acknowledgments
The Communications Team would like to thank the following staff members for their special assistance in producing this newsletter: Monica Achen, Judit GasparFrancesca GiovanniniLiz HanlonAmritha JayantiSusan Lynch, Erika ManouselisMaria Robson Morrow, John Park, and Natasha Yefimova-Trilling.

Photo Credits
Yoon Suk Yeol and Joseph S. Nye: JFK Jr. Forum/Martha Stewart
Drivers and Consequences of War: Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
Tackling Global Challenges: ESA/NASA
Sexual Violence in Conflict: AP Photo/Andrii Marienko
Impacts of Energy Insecurity on Geopolitics: AP Photo/Martin Meissner
Africa’s Role in Climate Policy: AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy
Juliette Kayyem: Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

All photos and graphics by Belfer Center unless otherwise noted.

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