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

Belfer Center Fellows and Visiting Scholars Lookbook 2021-2022

September 3, 2021

As the 2021-22 academic year got underway at Harvard Kennedy School, the Belfer Center welcomed more than 250 research fellows, senior fellows, student fellows, visiting scholars, and associates to a Center-wide orientation event on September 3.  The fellows, who were selected from a large group of candidates following a rigorous application process, will work with the Center or one of its 18 programs and projects.  

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Introducing the 2021-2022 Managing the Atom Fellows

Sep. 01, 2021

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) is excited to announce a new cohort of research fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year. These pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career fellows—along with one Visiting Scholar—will come together in Cambridge this fall from around the world to pursue a wide range of research projects with a nuclear policy focus.  

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Ash Carter Congratulates Nicholas Burns on Nomination as U.S. Ambassador to China

| Aug. 24, 2021

In a note to colleagues and friends, Belfer Center Director Ash Carter congratulated the Belfer Center's Nicholas Burns on his nomination by President Biden to serve as Ambassador to China. 

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Project on Managing the Atom Congratulates Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins on Confirmation as Undersecretary of State

| Aug. 19, 2021

The Project on Managing the Atom extends its congratulations to Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins on her recent confirmation as Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs. Ambassador Jenkins, who was a Predoctoral Research Fellow with Managing the Atom and the  International Security Program at the Belfer Center from 2002 to 2005, was confirmed by the Senate on July 21 and began serving in the position the following day. 

Taliban fighters patrol inside the city of Kandahar, southwest Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

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

What Does the Taliban Takeover Mean for Afghanistan and the Region?

With the swift Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, we asked Belfer Center experts for their insights on what this could mean for the region – and what actions concerned countries, including the U.S., might take now. 

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

Harvard Kennedy School Launches the Democracy and Internet Governance Initiative

| Aug. 05, 2021

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy are launching the Democracy and Internet Governance Initiative (DIGI), a joint initiative to convene a range of stakeholders across government, business, and civil society to address the growing public concerns about digital platforms.

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Chris Krebs Named Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center

| July 29, 2021

Christopher (Chris) Krebs, former Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has been named a non-resident Senior Fellow with the Homeland Security Project and the Cyber Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Solar panels outside of a Chinese city

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News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Assessing China’s National Carbon Market: An HPCA Conversation with Valerie Karplus, Carnegie Mellon University

    Author:
  • Doug Gavel
| July 22, 2021

China recently launched the world’s largest emissions trading market, but it is just one component of the nation’s ambitious efforts to curb the rise in greenhouse-gas emissions. That was the message delivered on Thursday (July 22) by Carnegie Mellon University Associate Professor Valerie Karplus during a Virtual Forum hosted by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements (HPCA) and moderated by Robert Stavins, HPCA Director and A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development.

Shenzhen Skyline

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Harvard Project Conducts Research Workshop on Guangdong Province’s CO2 Emissions Trading System

    Author:
  • Robert C. Stowe
| July 08, 2021

The Harvard Project conducted a research workshop in June 2021, “Prospects for Guangdong Province’s Emissions Trading System.” Guangdong Province ranks first in economic output among China’s provinces and will play a major role in achieving increasingly ambitious national emissions-reduction targets. Guangdong’s emissions-trading system is, in turn, a key policy instrument in the Province’s climate-action plan.