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Harvard Kennedy School’s Future of Diplomacy Project Fellows Appointed to Key Foreign Policy Roles in Biden Administration

Jan. 19, 2021

Cambridge, Massachusetts – The Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center congratulates three of its non-resident Fellows who have been named to key roles on President Joe Biden’s national security and foreign policy team: Jake Sullivan, incoming National Security Advisor; Victoria Nuland, incoming Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State; and Amanda Sloat, incoming Senior Director for Europe at the National Security Council.

Gina McCarthy

AP/Carolyn Kaster

News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Revisiting the First Environmental Insights Podcast with Gina McCarthy, Newly-Appointed Climate Advisor to President-Elect Biden

  • Casey Billings
| Jan. 06, 2021

The Inaugural episode of HEEP’s “Environmental Insights” podcast, featuring Gina McCarthy, gives a sense of what President-Elect Biden’s forthcoming climate-change-policy objectives might look like. Biden intends to appoint McCarthy as senior White House adviser on climate change, focusing on domestic policy.

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

Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft Fellowship: Application Deadline is Friday, January 22, 2021

Dec. 17, 2020

The International Security Program at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Security Studies Program at MIT invite applications for a two-year pre- or post-doctoral fellowship in Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft. The program is supported by a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation and is open to applicants from political science, history, and other relevant disciplines. It is intended to support research addressing fundamental issues of U.S. grand strategy, foreign policy, and America’s role in the world, and we are especially interested in projects that are likely to broaden the contemporary debate on these topics.

Research Fellow Denia Djokić speaks at the Managing the Atom seminar in March 2019.

Benn Craig/Belfer Center


2021-2022 Managing the Atom Fellowships: Application Open Until Jan. 15

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs welcomes fellowship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. MTA is Harvard's principal research group focusing on nuclear weapons and nuclear energy policies. 

The online application for fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year is now open. The application deadline is January 15, 2021. All recommendation letters will be due on February 3, 2021. Decisions will be announced by March 30, 2021.

Map Showing warming as elevation

Woodwell Climate Research Center/Greg Fiske

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

Arctic Data Stories: Learn Data Visualization and Create Maps for Data-driven Policymaking

| Dec. 08, 2020

Arctic Data Stories will give students with non-technical backgrounds the chance to explore geospatial data and policy, guided by experts from the Arctic Initiative, the Woodwell Climate Research Center, and Esri. The workshop covers topics in data visualization, policy, and ArcGIS software and culminates with student presentations on Arctic-specific policy challenges. Sessions will be held virtually on Fridays from 12–2 p.m. ET on February 5–26 & March 5, 2021. Participants must commit to attending all sessions when applying.

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Announcement - Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center

Managing the Atom Welcomes Francesca Giovannini as its New Executive Director

| Nov. 23, 2020

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) is pleased to welcome Francesca Giovannini as its new Executive Director.  With more than a decade-long career in international security, nuclear non-proliferation, and multilateral diplomacy, Ms. Giovannini brings to MTA an exceptional mix of professional skills, robust nuclear expertise, and an extensive network of diplomatic, political and technological partnerships.

Members of the Clean Water for Carolina Kids team conduct water sampling. (Photo courtesy of RTI)


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

Harvard Kennedy School’s 2020 Roy Award for Environmental Partnerships Celebrates Clean Water for Carolina Kids

Nov. 18, 2020

In a virtual ceremony today, the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center presented its coveted bi-annual Roy Award for Environmental Partnership to Clean Water for Carolina Kids, a public-private partnership in North Carolina that protects children from exposure to lead from drinking water at childcare centers and schools. The ceremony was followed by a panel discussion, “Coalitions for Environmental Health and Justice: Lessons from the 2020 Roy Award.”  

Wind turbines in desert

NREL/Dennis Schroeder

News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Former White House Advisor Jason Bordoff Analyzes Prospects for Green Energy Investments in the Biden-Harris Administration in HPCA Virtual Forum

  • Doug Gavel
| Nov. 13, 2020

Former White House advisor Jason Bordoff, professor and founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), says the incoming Biden-Harris Administration will have the opportunity to both lift the nation out of recession and combat global climate change by crafting a thoughtful economic stimulus plan containing a significant green energy investment component.


The 2020 Arctic Innovation Lab

Nov. 03, 2020

Since 2014, the Arctic Innovation Lab has brought together students, politicians, and leaders from across the globe to discuss innovative solutions to Arctic challenges. The Lab’s goal is to build a global community of innovators, that can help contribute to solutions in this fast-changing place on our planet.

Since its founding the event has brought together hundreds of people from around the circumpolar Arctic and beyond for the annual pitch competition, usually held at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland. This year the COVID-19 pandemic stopped the Arctic Circle Assembly from convening, but it couldn’t stop the Arctic Innovation Lab from going forward. 

Convened by the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, this year’s event brought together 17 students from seven universities to share their innovative ideas for a better Arctic.