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Newsmakers

Spring 2014

A sampling of Belfer Center affiliates who have been honored or otherwise featured in the news:

Erica Chenoweth

Former International Security Program research fellow Erica Chenoweth was namedone of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 FP Thinkers” for 2013 for her research on means of political change. Her dataset, Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes 2.0, is the first to provide quantative comparisons between violent and nonviolent uprisings.

Calestous Juma

Calestous Juma, director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, was namedone of Standard Digital’s “Top 50 Kenyans” as well as Lo Spazio della Politica’s “Top Global Thinkers of 2013” for his pioneering work in researching technology for building agricultural infrastructure in Africa.

Abbas Maleki

Abbas Maleki, associate with the International Security Program and a professor at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, was appointed deputy of international studies at the Center for Strategic Research, the Iranian think tank formerly helmed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Paul Volcker

International Council Member and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker received the Eliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service, an award given by National Academy of Public Administration. Volcker was most recently chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Obama.

Rosenbach Nominated for Key Administration Role

President Barack Obama has nominated former Belfer Center Executive Director for Research Eric Rosenbach as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense in the Department of Defense. Rosenbach is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy at the Department of Defense.

Rosenbach’s principal duty in this position will be the overall supervision of Defense Department homeland defense activities, reporting to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

In his statement regarding the pending nomination of Rosenbach and another nominee, President Obama said, “I am proud that such experienced and committed individuals have agreed to serve the American people in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

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