Belfer Center Multimedia en Photo Gallery: Belfer Center in Action <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Nov 21, 2017</time> <p>Events and speakers hosted by Belfer.</p> Belfer Center Middle East Initiative Mosaic 2016-2017 <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Aug 29, 2017</time> <p>The 2016-2017 issue of the Middle East Initiative <em>Mosaic </em>newsletter highlights MEI programs and activities during the academic year. This year's issue features the diverse and exciting work of students, fellows, faculty, and staff on public policy issues in the Middle East, including a focus on the growing scholarly community at MEI and in-depth stories on our faculty research program, alumni connections, students' experiences from Cambridge to the Middle East, and much more!</p> Belfer Center March 2017 Event Photo Gallery <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Mar 31, 2017</time> <p>Photos from all events at the Belfer Center, March 2017.</p> Belfer Center Europe Week Photo Gallery <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Mar 6, 2017</time> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/images/publication/feature/sam_0164%20%283%29.jpg?itok=0GVnb8rM" width="200" height="120" alt="Burns, Rouyer, Ruge" typeof="Image" class="image-style-thumbnail" /> <p>During the Future of Diplomacy Project's 2017 'Europe Week' series, diplomats, scholars, and policymakers visited the Kennedy School to examine Europe's greatest challenges. </p> Belfer Center Belfer Center: 2016 at a Glance <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Dec 20, 2016</time> <p>2016 was a year filled with political turbulence and surprises. The “Brexit” vote and the election of Donald Trump focused attention on potentially dramatic changes in everything from the future of the European Union, U.S. relations with Russia, China, and the Middle East to cybersecurity and climate change policies. The Belfer Center’s mission to provide thoughtful, policy-relevant research and insights for a more secure, peaceful world has never been more timely. See the ways our experts and our alumni responded to a world in need of impactful ideas:</p> Belfer Center Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Belfer Center Newsletter <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Nov 3, 2016</time> <p>In the Fall/Winter 2016-17 issue of our Belfer Center newsletter, we feature six Belfer Center alumni who are currently serving in leadership positions in the government of the United States: Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter and his Chief of Staff Eric Rosenbach, Science and Technology Advisor to the President John P. Holdren, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, and Ambassador and U.S. Representative to UN-Vienna and the IAEA Laura Holgate. These are just of a few of the many public servants in the U.S. and around the world whose careers have included time at the Belfer Center. We salute and thank them all.</p> Belfer Center Summer 2016 Belfer Center Newsletter <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Jun 8, 2016</time> <p>The <strong>Summer </strong><strong>2016</strong> issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming Center activities, along with research and analysis of critical global issues by members of the Center community. This issue features Secretary of Energy <strong>Ernest Moniz</strong>’s address at Harvard Kennedy School on the significance of merging science and international affairs. Secretary Moniz used as an example the recent Iran nuclear agreement, in which he played a central role.</p> Belfer Center Photo Gallery: 2016 South Asia Week <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">May 9, 2016</time> <p>From April 25 to April 29, The Future of Diplomacy Project and India and South Asia Project hosted the annual South Asia Week with influential practitioners of diplomacy from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, and the U.S. invited to discuss prevailing issues affecting the region.</p> Belfer Center Photo Gallery: Estonia's Prime Minister, Taavi Rõivas, On "The 21st Century State" <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Apr 11, 2016</time> <p>On March 21, The Future of Diplomacy Project jointly hosted a public seminar with the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project titled <a href="">"A 21st Century State: Anything is Possible."</a> As the speaker for the public event, Prime Minister of Estonia, <strong><span>Taavi</span> </strong><strong>Rõivas</strong>, spoke at length on the role that digital technology has played in the global competitiveness of Estonia's economy and the robustness of his country's governance and public sector services. The Prime Minister spoke to a large audience comprising of Harvard Kennedy School students, national security fellows, and local Estonian start-up entrepreneurs.</p> Belfer Center Photo Gallery: March at the Future of Diplomacy Project <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Apr 11, 2016</time> <p>In March, the Future of Diplomacy Project hosted a series of seminars touching on traditionally underused but highly effective tools and agents of diplomacy in the fields of journalism, development aid, religion, and information technology.</p> Belfer Center Spring 2016 Belfer Center Newsletter <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Apr 6, 2016</time> <p>The <strong>Spring </strong><strong>2016</strong> issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming Center activities, along with research and analysis of critical global issues by members of the Center community. This issue features the huge global impact of cheap oil, with comments by <strong>Leonardo Maugeri</strong>, <strong>Robert Stavins</strong>,<strong> Henry Lee</strong>,<strong> Meghan O’Sullivan</strong>,<strong> Calestous Juma</strong>, <strong>David Keith</strong>, and <strong>Khalid Alsweilem</strong> on its economic, environmental, and geo-political effects.</p> <p>The Kennedy School was honored in December with a visit by Secretary of Defense <strong>Ashton B. Carter</strong>, former director of the Belfer Center and long-time HKS professor. Secretary Carter discussed a range of topics at a JFK Jr. Forum moderated by Center Director <strong>Graham Allison. </strong></p> Belfer Center EUROPE WEEK 2016 Photo Gallery <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Mar 4, 2016</time> <p>The Future of Diplomacy Project held its annual Europe Week during February inviting influential practitioners and experts on European affairs. Their public discussions offered Harvard Kennedy School students and faculty a unique opportunity to grapple with the intractactable geopolitical issues at play in Europe concerning NATO, the EU migration crisis, German leadership, and the rise of European populism.</p> Belfer Center Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Belfer Center Newsletter <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Jan 19, 2016</time> <p>The <strong>Fall/Winter 2015</strong><strong>-2016</strong> issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming Center activities, along with research and analysis of critical global issues by members of the Center community. This issue highlights visits by Secretary of State <strong>John Kerry</strong>, who answered questions from an audience of more than 500 Harvard students and faculty in an event hosted by the Belfer Center, and by former Secretary of State <strong>Colin Powell</strong>, who spoke to students and faculty as part of the <em>American Secretaries of State Project</em>, an initiative of Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Business School.</p> Belfer Center Fall 2015 at the Future of Diplomacy Project <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Dec 26, 2015</time> <p>Hosting an array of events on subjects as diverse as <a href="">strategic health diplomacy</a>, <a href="">climate change negotiations</a>, and the <a href="">crisis in Syria</a>, the Future of Diplomacy Project offered students in the fall an opportunity to gain deeper insight into some of the world's most intractable challenges from the perspectives of key policy-makers and world-shapers. In fall 2015, the Project welcomed back former NATO Secretary General, <a href=";back_text=Back+to+Future+of+Diplomacy+Project">Anders Fogh Rasmussen</a>, and former UK Shadow Foreign Secretary, <a href="">Douglas Alexander</a>, as fall 2015 Fisher Family Fellows to deepen the discussion around transatlantic security ties, Russian aggression, and Britain's relations with the EU.</p> Belfer Center Spring at the Future of Diplomacy Project: Photo Gallery <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">May 21, 2015</time> <p>The Future of Diplomacy Project capped off an impressive 2014-2015 academic year with a dynamic spring semester, hosting speakers and fellows from around the world to discuss topics as diverse as Putin's strategy in the Ukraine, ongoing trans-pacific and trans-atlantic trade negotiations, India-China relations, counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, and innovation in humanitarian relief response. See photo highlights for a review of our 2015 spring semester.</p> Belfer Center South Asia Week 2015: Photo Gallery <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">May 20, 2015</time> <p>The Future of Diplomacy Project, in partnership with the South Asia Institute at Harvard University, launched its annual South Asia Week, beginning April 24. This year the week-long lineup included an impressive group of influential leading diplomats, journalists, and experts on South Asian affairs.</p> Belfer Center A Week at the Future of Diplomacy Project: Photo Gallery <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Apr 15, 2015</time> <p>We kicked off April with a series of phenomenal events led by world-class speakers and practitioners of negotiation and diplomacy in the 21st century. In the space of one week, we hosted the former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright; President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer; Robert Bosch senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Constanze Stelzenmueller; we also began a series of study groups with our spring Fisher Family Fellows: former EU Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht; and former Indian National Security Adviser, Shivshankar Menon.</p> Belfer Center Secretary Albright on Negotiation: Photo Gallery <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Apr 15, 2015</time> <p>The Future of Diplomacy Project proudly hosted former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright at the Spangler Center in April through the <a href="">American Secretaries of State Project</a>, jointly directed by Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School's Program On Negotiation. Led by Faculty Directors, <span>Professor Nicholas Burns of the Harvard Kennedy School, Professor James Sebenius of the Harvard Business School, and Professor Robert Mnookin from Harvard Law School</span>, the program seeks to interview former Secretaries of State to gain their insights into how modern diplomacy and negotiation can be used effectively in reponse to "intractable" conflicts.</p> <p> </p> Belfer Center Translating Rhetoric into Reality: How to Promote More Women Leaders in Science and Journalism <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Apr 13, 2015</time> <p>During a candid conversation at the Harvard Kennedy School, prominent women leaders in the science and media industries recently talked about their efforts to remedy this. They ignited a fervent discussion and identified achievable goals that both professional women and their male and female bosses can work toward. The event, “Sexism, Science, and Science Writing: Promoting Women Leaders in the Lab and the Newsroom,” drew a standing-room-only crowd of more than 100 women and men of all ages—from a female high school student to senior astrophysicists and science writers.</p> Belfer Center Europe Week 2015: The Future of Diplomacy Project <time datetime="00Z" class="datetime">Mar 11, 2015</time> <p>The Future of Diplomacy Project kickstarted 2015 with an array of impressive world-class speakers for its annual Europe Week, featuring former President of Finland, Tarja Halonen; former Secretary-General of NATO and Prime Minister of Denmark, Anders Fogh Rasmussen; and former Trade Commissioner of the European Union, Karel de Gucht. Their public seminars offered Harvard Kennedy School students and faculty an opportunity to grapple with the geopolitical issues at play in Europe concerning NATO, the EU, trade, and the "Nordic way."</p> Belfer Center