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Summer 2018 Belfer Center Newsletter

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Inside the Summer 2018 Newsletter

In this issue, we are pleased to highlight the Belfer Center’s newest initiative – The Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship. Led by Nicholas Burns, Cathryn Cluver Ashbrook, and Karl Kaiser, the project will expand the Kennedy School’s teaching and research on Europe and a long-time relationship that continues to be vital to the United States.

In the U.S., Europe, and around the world – as concerns deepen about cyber and information attacks on elections – the Center’s Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) is broadening its work with campaign and election officials. In March, nearly 120 state and local officials from 38 states spent several days in Cambridge learning how to fortify their electoral processes against attacks.

The Cyber Security Project hosted a number of high-level officials from the government and private sector to brainstorm significant cybersecurity and public policy challenges. And to help ensure that ethical and policy issues will keep pace with artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Center launched the Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence.

The Iran Project’s first Annual Symposium on Islam and Sectarian De-escalation attracted more than 200 guests and dozens of speakers from around the world and launched a serious discussion focusing on finding pathways for sectarian de-escalation and peaceful co-existence.

John Park discusses the potential impact of North and South Korean talks and what a U.S.-North Korean summit could mean if and when it takes place. We also take a look at Center experts’ involvement in security-related issues on the Korean Peninsula since the 1990s through today.

In this issue, we also highlight the work of Harvard Kennedy School students aiming to improve gender balance in national security fields and feature an April Women in Power conference focusing on the advancement of women in leadership positions.

In the Spotlight in this issue is Dorothy Zinberg, a Belfer Center founder and pioneer for science and women who recently was awarded the prestigious Harvard Signet Award for “bringing science to society and society to science.”

We also feature three of the Center’s outstanding research fellows – Nadiya Kostyuk, Reid Pauly, and Ariane Tabatabai – and Senior Fellow Salam Fayyad, former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister.

Global Relations

Protecting Election Integrity

Science and Technology Impacts

Climate Change Impact and Remediation

National Security Strategies and Decisions

Women in Leadership

Belfer Center Initiatives and Updates

Additional Features

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For Academic Citation: Wilke, Sharon, ed. Summer 2018 Belfer Center Newsletter. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Summer 2018.