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Peter Ajak speaking to a small group outside.

Courtesy of Peter Ajak

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

Belfer Center Fellow Peter Ajak Navigates Challenges from Lost Boy to South Sudanese Activist

| Spring 2023

Peter Ajak is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Belfer Center’s International Security Program. A South Sudanese peace activist, a scholar, former political prisoner, and a former child soldier and Lost Boy of Sudan, Ajak’s life has been consumed with the commitment to bring freedom to his people.

A wide shot of President Yoon at right on the stage in the JFK Jr Forum. At left, the audience.

Martha Stewart

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Women in Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School

Belfer Center's Korea Project Co-Leads Planning for South Korean President's Historic Harvard Visit and Speech

| Spring 2023

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol visited Harvard on April 28 and delivered a major policy speech at Harvard Kennedy School’s JFK Jr. Forum. Following his speech, President Yoon joined Harvard Distinguished Service Professor Joseph Nye for a conversation about security and soft power derived from the country's cultural strength. He also took questions from the large audience of students and others attending the event in person and online.

The Belfer Center’s Korea Project worked closely with Harvard University colleagues and Korean Consulate General counterparts to arrange for the visit and the Harvard speech, the first for a sitting South Korean president. The Kennedy School's Institute of Politics and the Korea Project co-sponsored the historic speech. 

Congratulations to - and Comments from - HKS Class of 2023

Spring 2023

The Belfer Center congratulates graduating Harvard Kennedy School students and Belfer Young Leader student fellows and joins HKS in honoring several students for their excellent Policy Analysis Exercises (PAEs).

Several of the graduating Belfer Young Leader student fellows commented on their time at the Kennedy School and Belfer Center. 

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

Belfer Center Fall 2022 Newsletter

| Fall 2022

In this Fall 2022 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter, our main feature focuses on Ash Carter and his legacy. Following Ash’s sudden death in October, tributes and remembrances poured in from current and former government officials and colleagues, students, and friends. Their many stories describe Ash’s impact on the country and on the people with whom he came in contact. Be sure to take a look at these moving remembrances. 

You will also see in this all-digital newsletter some of the breadth and depth of the Center’s output, from continuing research and insights into the war in Ukraine and related nuclear threats, to security possibilities of open source intelligence, a 2022 review of cyber power in 30 countries, and new ideas to lessen climate change impacts in the Arctic and around the world. And there’s much more about the critical work the Center is doing in pursuit of a more secure and peaceful world.

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

Belfer Center Fellows Forge the Future

Fall 2022

This fall, the Belfer Center welcomed more than 100 talented pre- and post doctoral fellows with expertise in issues ranging from national and international security and diplomacy to cyber, technology, climate change and energy policy. Along with selected Belfer Young Leader Student Fellows, these talented individuals who bring with them a wide range of backgrounds and experience, contribute valuable fresh ideas to the Center community. 

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

Student-Focused Events Add Depth to Learning

Fall 2022

The Belfer Center is pleased to support a number of events organized by and/or for students at Harvard Kennedy School and the greater Harvard community. Activities this semester ranged from several defense, diplomacy, and development events to the 14th German American Conference and "Ask Me Anything" conversations with current and former members of the U.S. State Department and other organizations.