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

Ambassadors Jeffrey DeLaurentis, Jose Antonio Sabadell Named Fellows with Harvard’s Future of Diplomacy Project

| Sep. 08, 2017

Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, former Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, and José Antonio Sabadell, former Ambassador of the European Union to Mauritania, have been named Fellows with the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. DeLaurentis has been named Senior Diplomatic Fellow and Sabadell will be the first Rafael del Piño-MAEC (Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation) Fellow at the Future of Diplomacy Project. His fellowship is supported by a grant by the Rafael del Piño Foundation based in Madrid, Spain.

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Press Release

Future of Diplomacy Project Announces Spring 2015 Fisher Family Fellows

Feb. 15, 2015

The Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs announces the appointment of spring 2015 Fisher Family Fellows; former NATO Secretary-General and Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen; former EU Trade Commissioner and Belgian Foreign Minister, Karel de Gucht; former National Security Advisor and Foreign Secretary of India, Shivshankar Menon; and Brazil’s former Minister of Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Celso Amorim.

Project Director Robert Stavins noted at a COP-20 event that the U.S.-China announcement begins the real fulfillment of the promise of the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action.

Liz Rubin, IISD

News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center

The Harvard Project Presence at COP-20

| January 7, 2015

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements cohosted two official side-events at the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP-20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was held in Lima, Peru, in December 2014. In addition, Project Director Robert N. Stavins was a panelist at two other events at COP-20.

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Symposium on the Non-Proliferation Treaty, Nuclear Disarmament, Non-proliferation, and Energy: Fresh Ideas for the Future

Dec. 15, 2014

The ninth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York from April 27-May 22, 2015. This is the fourth such conference since the indefinite extension of the NPT in 1995. Participating governments will discuss nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation, and the peaceful use of nuclear energy with a view to arriving at consensus on a number of issues.

Exhaust from cooling towers at a lignite coal–fired power plant, Aug. 10, 2010, Jaenschwalde, Germany. This power plant, built by the former East German government in the 1980s, emits 25 million tons of CO2 annually.

Sean Gallup

Announcement - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center

Harvard Project to Conduct Side-event on Linkage of Climate Policies at COP-20

November 18, 2014

Panelists will discuss how the new international agreement to be concluded in Paris, in December 2015 at COP-21, might either facilitate or impede linkage—not only among cap-and-trade systems, but among cap-and-trade, carbon tax, and non-market regulatory systems. This is an important topic, as linkage has the potential to increase the cost-effectiveness, political feasibility, and environmental effectiveness of regional, national, and sub-national climate policies. The event is co-hosted by the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Arizona State University, and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.

Announcement - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center

Harvard Project to Conduct Side-event on Energy Efficiency at COP-20

November 18, 2014

Panelists will discuss the "energy-efficiency gap"—that is, the apparent gap, suggested by research, between the rate at which energy-efficient technologies are actually adopted and the rate at which we expect them to be adopted, based on expected private financial returns to investment in these technologies. As energy efficiency is often put forward as an important approach to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, an understanding of the energy-efficiency gap is relevant to climate-change policy.


Ambassador Antonio Patriota Examines Collaboration in a Multipolar World

Oct. 12, 2014

Ambassador Antonio Patriota, The Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, delivered an address titled “Shaping a Cooperative Multipolar World Order for the 21st Century" and led a discussion with experts, students, fellows, and members of the public on the topic of the current multipolar world order. Ambassador Patriota examined key issues concerning the shaping of world order through history, Brazilian foreign policy, and international efforts to respond to the current multipolarity.