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

Belfer Center Newsletter Winter 2010-11

| Winter 2010-11

The Winter 2010/11 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming activities, research, and analysis by members of the Center community on critical global issues. This issue highlights a major Belfer Center conference on technology and governance, the Center's involvement in the nuclear threat documentary Countdown to Zero, and a celebration of Belfer Center founder Paul Doty.

 

Following a screening of Countdown to Zero, Belfer Center Director Graham Allison (left) talks with Countdown producer Lawrence Bender (right), former CIA agent Valerie Plame, and Harvard professor Peter Galison.

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

Countdown to Zero Draws Heavily from Center Experts and Research

| Winter 2010-11

When the Academy Award-winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth,Lawrence Bender, wanted to create a new nuclear proliferation film, he turned to leading experts at the Belfer Center.

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

Q&A with Gary Samore and Laura Holgate

| Summer 2010

In this Q&A, we asked Belfer Center alumni Gary Samore and Laura Holgate to comment on the planning and successes of the Nuclear Security Summit, which they were responsible for organizing. The Summit that brought 46 global leaders to Washington, D.C. in April was a major step by President Obama to "ensure that terrorists never acquire a nuclear weapon." Samore, coordinator for arms control and weapons of mass destruction, proliferation, and terrorism, and Holgate, senior director for weapons of mass destruction terrorism and threat reduction, are alumni of the Belfer Center's International Security Program.

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

From the Director

| Summer 2010

Graham Allison notes that the themes developed at President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit and its agenda of action, including countries' specific work plans, reflect the Belfer Center's analytic efforts over more than a decade.

Assessing the Summit: Gary Samore (left), who was responsible for organizing the Nuclear Security Summit, discusses highlights of the Summit with the Belfer Center Board of Directors in April. The Center’s Matthew Bunn is also pictured.

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

Center Supports Summit Efforts to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism

| Summer 2010

Belfer Center alumni Gary Samore and Laura Holgate played a key role in organizing President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit in April. Additionally, MatthewBunn's Securing the Bomb 2010 was released the day the Summit began, and Graham Allison provided attending leaders with materials that included a nuclear terrorism threat assessment and fact sheet.

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Q&A: Xenia Dormandy

Winter 2007-2008

The Project on India and the Subcontinent is a new initiative of the Belfer Center, directed by former Executive Director for Research Xenia Dormandy. Its mission is to build knowledge, leadership, and recommendations on key policy-critical issues related to the rise of India and South Asia. Dormandy answered the following questions about the new project.

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

Carter Urges Congress to Consider Benefits of U.S.–India Nuclear Agreement

Winter 2005-06

Preventive Defense Project Co-Director Ashton Carter appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in November to comment on the implications of the July 18, 2005 Joint Statement between the United States and India committing both countries to cooperate in the area of civil nuclear power. India, one of the countries never to have signed the NPT, tested nuclear weapons in 1974 and 1998 and is barred by U.S. law and international convention from engaging in any nuclear commerce with the United States. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee's NPT Policy Advisory Group on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which Carter co-chairs, was asked to review the Bush-Singh deal and recommend to the Congress whether to support or reject the Bush initiative.