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William Tobey Receives CIA Award for Libya article

Senior Fellow William Tobey received the Central Intelligence Agency's Studies in Intelligence Award for his "outstanding contribution to the literature of intelligence" through his article "Cooperation in the Libya WMD Disarmament Case" published in Studies in Intelligence (December 2017). Tobey was presented the award by DDNI Susan M. Gordon atthe CIA in January.


Sheila Jasanoff Wins Raimar-Lüst Research Award

Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Belfer Center faculty affiliate, won the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Raimer Lüst Award for groundbreaking research on science and technology studies. As part of the award, she will spend time in Germany on several projects including on climate change and global governance and the management of geoengineering.


Ambuj Sagar Named Head of School at Indian Institute of Technology

Visiting Scholar Ambuj Sagar has been named Head of the School of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Sagar is also a member of the Indian Government's Expert Committee on Low-Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth.


Samantha Power Featured in New Documentary, The Final Year

Professor Samantha Power is featured in The Final Year, a documentary that provides a unique insider's account of President Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office. The film offers a view of the inner workings of the Obama administration as Obama, John Kerry, Power, and Ben Rhodes prepare to leave office after eight years. See finalyearfilm.com for more information.


Wendy Sherman named "Diplomat of the Year"

Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Belfer Center Senior Fellow, has been named Foreign Policy's National Security Diplomat of the Year. Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator for the Iran nuclear agreement, was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2011-2015.


Jeffrey Karam Winds Handel Prize for Best Article

Research Fellow Jeffrey G. Karam won the Christopher Andrew-Michael Handel Prize for the best article of 2017, titled "Missing Revolution: The American Intelligence Failure in Iraq, 1958," published in the journal Intelligence and National Security.

2017: "Best Books"

Professor Graham Allison's book Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? has been listed as one of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2017, Financial Times's "Best Politics Books of 2017," and The Times (of London) Books of the Year, and has made the short list for the Lionel Gelber Prize.

Professor Dana Kay Cohen is the co-winner of the International Studies Association's ISSS 2018 Best Book Award for her book, Rape During Civil War, "a timely an important study that sheds new light on the phenomenon of rape during non-international armed conflict."

The American Energy Association named Professor Meghan O'Sullivan the 2017 "Energy Writer of the Year" for her book Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power and for her New York Times commentary "How Trump Can Harness the U.S. Energy Boom."

Professor Odd Arne Westad's The Cold War: A World History was named one of Financial Times's Best History Books of 2017 for its "detailed coverage of events in Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as the familiar territory of US-Soviet relations, the German question and eastern Europe.

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“Newsmakers.” Belfer Center Newsletter. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (Spring 2018).



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