Asia & the Pacific

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2014 Great Negotiator Award recipient Ambassador Tommy Koh (2nd from left) shares a laugh with (from left) Harvard Business School’s James Sebenius, Harvard Kennedy School’s Nicholas Burns, and Harvard Law School’s Robert Mnookin.

Tom Fitzsimmons

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

The Great Negotiator: Ambassador Tommy Koh

Summer 2014

Ambassador Tommy Koh, recipient of the 2014 Great Negotiator Award, discussed “Multiparty Deals: The Law of the Sea, the Rio Earth Summit, and the Future of Large Conference Negotiations” during an event in April honoring him for his many successful efforts in large-scale diplomacy. Koh, of Singapore, is the eleventh recipient of the Award, awarded jointly in 2014 by Harvard’s Program on Negotiation (PON) and the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School.

Li Xiaolin (center), president of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, with Ash Center director Tony Saich (left) and Belfer Center Director Graham Allison prior to the conference the co-sponsored on China-U.S. Relations

Martha Stewart

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

U.S.–China: What’s Next?

Summer 2014

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Belfer Center joined together in March to host the China Public Policy Forum on the current and future state of U.S.-China relations.

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

HKS Expands Research, Collaboration with China

| Spring 2014

During the past year, the Belfer Center and Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation have continued building on their years of work aimed at improving U.S.-China cooperation and exploring opportunities and challenges related to China.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Quarterly Journal: International Security

International Security Journal Highlights

Summer 2013

International Security is America’s leading journal of security affairs. It provides sophisticated analyses of contemporary security issues and discusses their conceptual and historical foundations. The journal is edited at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and published quarterly by the MIT Press.

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

Yvonne Yew Offers Insight into Crucial Asian Security Issues

    Author:
  • Ramiro Gonzalez Lorca
| Summer 2013

"Researching Asian security issues has never been more topical," Yvonne Yew said in discussing her work at the Belfer Center. Despite Asia's economic growth, she said, "simmering tensions, territorial disputes, nuclear proliferation concerns, and military skirmishes serve to potentially undermine the region's peace and prosperity. As a former Singaporean diplomat and representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yew is in a unique position to view security issues spurred by the momentous and ongoing rise of Asia."

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

Michael Beckley Aims for Mix of Academics, Government Service

    Author:
  • Dominic Contreras
| Spring 2012

“Debating the pros and cons of government policy, applying scientific methods to pressing national challenges and teaching the next generation...that’s ultimately what gets me out of bed in the morning” says Michael Beckley, a research fellow with the Belfer Center’s International Security Program. According to Beckley, who expects to receive his Ph.D. from Columbia University later this year, “It is clear to me that public policy, both domestic and foreign, has a tremendous effect on people’s lives and that individuals armed with information, can and should work to improve those policies.”

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

Celebrating PAUL DOTY, Belfer Center Founder, at 90

| Winter 2010-11

We celebrate Paul Doty, founder and director emeritus of the Belfer Center and member of our board of directors, as well as emeritus professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Mallinckrodt Professor of Biochemistry, emeritus, at Harvard. We share a snapshot of Paul's life and his contributions to science and international security. At 90, he continues his outstanding contributions to the Belfer Center and global community through his ongoing research, insights, and guidance.

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

Belfer Center Newsletter Winter 2008-09

| Winter 2008-09

The Winter 2008-09 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming research, activities, and analysis by Center faculty, fellows, and staff on critical global issues. "What should the next president do first?" is a question raised in this issue. Belfer Center experts respond to the question with advice on what they consider priority issues of national security, climate/energy policy, and the economic crisis.

The Winter 2008-09 issue also features take-aways from the Center’s recent “Acting in Time on Energy Policy” conference hosted by the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group. In addition, it spotlights Belfer Center Faculty Affiliate Richard Clarkeand new Kennedy School Professor Nicholas Burns.