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


| Winter 2011-2012

Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer, assistant professor at the Norwegian Defence University College and former research fellow with the International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom, received the annual Michael Nicholson Thesis Prize from the British International Studies Association for her dissertation, Nuclear Entrepreneurs:Drivers of Nuclear Proliferation.

Thomas Hegghammer’s book, Jihad in Saudi Arabia, was awarded the Silver Medal for the 2011 Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations. Hegghammer is a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment and a former research fellow and associate with the Initiative on Religion in International Affairs and International Security Program.

In May 2011 Ben Heineman, a Belfer Center senior fellow, was elected to the prestigious American Philosophical Society. America’s first learned society, it was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin and continues to promote useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities “through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach.”

Juliette Kayyem, lecturer in public policy with the Belfer Center and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors, has been asked to serve on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the United States 2011, which aims to consider U.S. responses to contemporary challenges through the examination of policy decisions and leadership.

Paul Staniland, former research fellow with the International Security Program and Intrastate Conflict Program, won the 2011 Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association’s International Security and Arms Control section for best dissertation submitted during 2010: Explaining Cohesion, Fragmentation, and Controlin Insurgent Groups. He is currently assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago.

Moshik Temkin, assistant professor of public policy and Belfer Center faculty affiliate, was named to the Big Think Delphi Fellows, a group of top academics, intellectuals, and other thought leaders committed to informing the public of the “biggest trends and changes” in their fields today.

Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and a former Belfer Center International Security Program research fellow, has been selected as Harvard’s 2012 Commencement speaker.

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