International Relations

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

Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft Fellowship: Application Deadline is December 17, 2021

Nov. 15, 2021

The International Security Program at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Security Studies Program at MIT invite applications for a ONE-year, pre- or post-doctoral fellowship in Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft. The program is supported by a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation and 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.

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit

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Analysis & Opinions - Project Syndicate

American Democracy and Soft Power

| Nov. 02, 2021

Joseph Nye writes that as President Joe Biden meets with fellow leaders at COP26, many are asking just how badly U.S. soft power was damaged by Donald Trump's presidency. True, Trump trashed democratic norms that must be restored, but American culture retains great sources of resilience which pessimists often underestimated.

President Joe Biden delivers a speech on voting rights

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

Could the United States Still Lead the World if It Wanted to?

| July 15, 2021

Stephen Walt asks whether the United States is a good model for other liberal states and whether its policy judgments are ones that others should trust and follow, especially with respect to foreign policy.  He argues that—on balance—the answer to both questions is "no."

Clockwise from top left, Madeleine Albright, Nicholas Burns, Dina Powell McCormick, Ezinne Uzo-Okoro on screen during the event.

Kris Snibbe

Newspaper Article - Harvard Gazette

Three Notable Immigrants Who Served Their Adoptive Land

  • Clea Simon
| May 13, 2021

America is a country built on immigrants and refugees, a truth acknowledged by former President George W. Bush in his recent collection of post-White House paintings, “Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants.” That spirit inspired a namesake Belfer Center Future of Diplomacy Project event featuring three notable women portrayed in the book who discussed the role of foreign-born Americans and their own decisions to enter public service in their adoptive nation.

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

The Refugee and Immigrant Stories of Madeleine Albright, Dina Powell McCormick, and Ezinne Uzo-Okoro

On May 12, the Future of Diplomacy Project hosted a conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright; Global Head of Sustainability and Inclusive Growth at Goldman Sachs, Dina Powell McCormick; and Ezinne Uzo-Okoro, Harvard Kennedy School midcareer student (2021) and the Assistant Director for Space Policy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, who have all recently been featured in President George W. Bush’s new book Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants, a collection of 43 portraits painted by the former President with accompanying stories that exemplify the promise of America. They shared how their experiences as a refugee and as immigrants have shaped their views on America’s role in the world and influenced their careers in public service.  Professor Nicholas Burns moderated the discussion.

Xie Zhenhua, China's Special Envoy for Climate Change, is seen on big screens as he speaks

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Analysis & Opinions - Project Syndicate

The Logic of US-China Competition

| May 06, 2021

The success of U.S. President Joe Biden's China policy will depend on whether the two powers can cooperate in producing global public goods, while competing in other areas. The U.S.-China relationship is a "cooperative rivalry," in which the terms of competition will require equal attention to both sides of the oxymoron.  Joseph Nye argues that it will not be easy.