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

50 Years of Excellence: The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

May 18, 2024

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School proudly held their 50th Anniversary Reunion and Conference last week, welcoming back over 300 alums from our fellows, faculty, students, staff and affiliates.

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

Dr. Ezinne Uzo-Okoro (MPA '21) Joins the Belfer Center and Defense, Emerging Technology, and Strategy Program as Senior Fellow

| Apr. 29, 2024

Cambridge, MA – April 29, 2024 – The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School is proud to announce that  Dr. Ezinne Uzo-Okoro, former Assistant Director for Space Policy at the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, will be a Senior Fellow. Uzo-Okoro, a world-renowned expert in space policy and technologies, will be a significant asset to the Belfer Center and the broader Harvard Community. 

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

Arctic Initiative Highlights from Arctic Encounter Symposium 2024

From climate science to healthcare to waste management, read on for key takeaways from our team’s activities at Arctic Encounter Symposium 2024 in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Setting a Course for Arctic Research: Arctic Initiative at Arctic Science Summit Week 2024

The Arctic Initiative team helped kick off discussions for the International Conference on Arctic Research Planning Process 2022-2026 (ICARP IV) research priority teams at the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2024 in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Climate expert Michael Mann from the University of Pennsylvania

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Climate Science Doesn't Support 'Doomers', Says Scientist Michael Mann

| Apr. 04, 2024

Michael Mann, renowned climate scientist, says global warming can be stopped - as long as climate advocates can avoid succumbing to despair.

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

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Announces Spring 2024 Senior Fellows

Cambridge, MA – April 02, 2024 — The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School proudly announces several new Senior Fellows joining in Spring 2024, chosen for their outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments, and dedication to shaping future policy leaders.  

Barham A. Salih gestures as he speaks at the podium of the United Nations.

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

Barham A. Salih Joins Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School as Senior Fellow

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School is proud to announce the appointment of Barham A. Salih, esteemed Iraqi Kurdish leader and former President of the Republic of Iraq, as a Senior Fellow.

Jennifer Spence at Arctic Circle Assembly 2023

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Jennifer Spence Named Project Director of Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center

| Mar. 18, 2024

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Spence as Project Director of the Center’s Arctic Initiative. As Project Director, she will steward the Initiative’s scholarship, policy engagement, and youth leadership training on the challenges being created by climate change in the Arctic.

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Brittany Janis Named Associate Director of Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program and Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

| Mar. 18, 2024

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce the appointment of Brittany Janis as Associate Director of the Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP). An experienced administrator, team-builder, and communicator, as Associate Director she will oversee the operations of both programs and build strategic partnerships across Harvard and with external partners.