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AP Photo/Adel Hana

AP Photo/Adel Hana

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Event Podcast: "Palestine in the Era of Trump: A New Strategy for Political Change"

Apr. 09, 2019

Audio recording of an April 9, seminar with Ambassador Husam S. Zomlot, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom; Strategic Affairs Advisor to the President of the Palestinian National Authority and State of Palestine.

Co-sponsored by the CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Pool Photo via AP

Pool Photo via AP

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Event Podcast: "Just Don't Know What To Do With Turkish-American Relations"

Mar. 12, 2019

Audio recording of a March 12, 2019 seminar with Soli Özel, Tom and Andi Bernstein Human Rights Fellow, Schell Center, Yale Law School; Lecturer, Political Science Department and International Relations Department, Kadir Has University, Istanbul.

Co-sponsored by the Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies; the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

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

New Report Focuses on NATO at Seventy: An Alliance in Crisis

| Feb. 14, 2019

As the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) approaches, the world’s oldest and most successful military alliance of democratic nations faces serious and complex challenges to its purpose, effectiveness, and unity in 2019. In a new report to be launched at the Munich Security Conference February 15, 2019, former U.S. Permanent Representatives to NATO Douglas Lute and Nicholas Burns highlight ten major challenges to NATO in a new report, NATO at Seventy: An Alliance in Crisis, and offer recommendations to bolster this critically important alliance.

Announcement - International Security Program

Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft Fellowship: Application Deadline is January 25, 2019

Jan. 09, 2019

The International Security Program and the Security Studies Program at MIT invite applications for two-year pre- or post-doctoral fellowships in Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft. The program 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. Projects that are likely to broaden the contemporary debate on these topics are of particular interest. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 25, 2019. Awards will be announced in March 2019.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter walks with Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, in Baghdad, July 11, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee

Department of Defense

Press Release - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Counter-ISIS Commander Sean MacFarland Named Belfer Center Senior Fellow

May 10, 2018

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs today named Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Sean B. MacFarland a non-resident Senior Fellow. General MacFarland, who most recently led the victorious campaign against ISIS forces in northern Iraq and Syria, will share his lessons on leadership, the Middle East, and US foreign policy with students, faculty, and staff.