- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

International Council Members Debate Critical Issues

Summer 2013

The Belfer Center launched its annual International Council meeting on April 9 with an animated discussion of “America’s Energy Revolutions,” led by MIT professor and Council member John Deutch and the Center’s Leonardo Maugeri, Roy Family Fellow with the Geopolitics of Energy Project and author of “Oil: The Next Revolution.” Maugeri’s study and Deutch’s op-ed, “The U.S. Natural-Gas Boom Will Transform the World,” elicited comments and questions from the international members taking part.

Council members also shared views and insights in discussions focused on several questions:

Are American Politics Dysfunctional? with Mike Murphy, political media consultant, and David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times—both Center senior fellows.

Is Economics the Foundation for National Security? with Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank and Center senior fellow.

Arab Spring or Winter Revolutions? with David Ignatius, foreign affairs columnist for the Washington Post, and also a senior fellow.

Is Cyber Security an Oxymoron? with James Cartwright, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a senior fellow.

Is the U.S. Economy Recovering? with Carmen Reinhart, Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School, and a Center board member.

How Will We Like a World in Which China is Number 1?Ask Lee Kuan Yew,” with Belfer Center Director Graham Allison and Robert Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Center board member.

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