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February 2016

AP

After Paris: Getting from Negotiation to Implementation

Seminar
Open to the Public - Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th Floor
February 11, 2016
8:00-9:45 a.m.

Speaker: Paula J. Dobriansky, Robert N. Stavins, Robert C. Stowe
Moderator: Cathryn Clüver

Related Project: Future of Diplomacy Project

"After Paris: Getting from Negotiation to Implementation"

Co-sponsored by the Future of Diplomacy Project and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Thursday, February 11
8:00 - 9:45 am
Malkin Penthouse (4th floor Littauer)
Light refreshments will be offered.

 

Student mentoring session with Ambassador Paula Dobriansky

Student Session
RSVP required - Taubman 401
February 11, 2016
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Mentoring sessions with Future of Diplomacy Project Senior Fellows offer students the opportunity to learn from practitioners and to ask them questions about how best to advance their professional goals.

 

Credibility in Crises: The Role of Leadership Beliefs in State Threat Assessments

Brown Bag Lunch
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
February 11, 2016
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Julia Macdonald, Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program

Related Project: International Security

Why is it that some threats are believed credible by states during crises, while others are not? How do target states interpret coercive signals intended to establish threat credibility during these periods?

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

 

AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili

Authoritarian Abdication: Firms and Migrant Welfare in the Arabian Gulf

Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
February 12, 2016
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Trevor Johnston, MEI Research Fellow and and Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Michigan. Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellow Seminar Series.

 

Nuclear Security: A Vital Goal But a Distant Prospect

Seminar
Open to the Public - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
February 17, 2016
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Speaker: Jeffrey H. Smith

Related Projects: Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Science, Technology, and Public Policy, International Security

POSTPONED: This event was postponed from an earlier date due to weather.

Pulitzer-prize winning, veteran journalist R. Jeffrey Smith has just completed a two-year investigation into the global effort to control nuclear weapons and the materials that could be used to make them. With colleagues at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, he published thirty articles about the risks posed by inadequately secured nuclear material around the world (the articles appeared in publications ranging from The Washington Post to Foreign Policy, from Stars and Stripes to NBC News). At this seminar, Smith will distill the lessons he believes should be drawn from setbacks in the continuing U.S. campaign to control one of the world’s most serious threats.

 

Creative Commons

Coping with Uncertainty in International Verification: The IAEA and Safeguards Conclusions

Brown Bag Lunch
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
February 18, 2016
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Kalman A. Robertson, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

Related Projects: International Security, Managing the Atom, Science, Technology, and Public Policy

How does the IAEA reach the conclusion that a state is in "non-compliance" with safeguards and thereby alert the international community to the possibility that the state is (or was) seeking to acquire nuclear weapons? This seminar will examine how the IAEA has drawn safeguards conclusions in past cases. It will recommend modifications to the IAEA's reporting procedures to enhance the credibility of its safeguards conclusions and improve opportunities for the timely resolution of compliance issues.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

 

Europe Today: Too Big to Fail, Too Divided to Succeed?

Conference
Harvard Affiliates - Harvard Kennedy School Campus
February 19, 2016 - February 20, 2016

The Refugee Crisis, the Russian-Ukrainian Armed Conflict, the financial breakdown in Greece, TTIP, Google/Facebook/Airbnb/Uber's legal cases in Europe--whenever we read the news, we see that Europe is in the center of worldwide attention. The continent that in the not-so-distant past served as a model for overcoming national conflicts by economic and political integration has started to struggle with itself. What are the consequences for Europe and the world?

Tickets begin at $10!

Register now!

 

AP Photo/Hussein Malla

The Electoral Legacies of War

Seminar
Open to the Public - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
February 19, 2016
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Amanda Rizkallah, Pre-doctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellow Seminar Series.

 

EUROPE WEEK: Transatlantic Security in the Age of Insecurity – The Road to Warsaw 2016

Global Issues Seminar
Harvard Affiliates - Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th Floor
February 22, 2016
8:00-9:45 a.m.

Discussant: Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander, Senior Advisor, ONE; former MP and Shadow Foreign Secretary, UK, Dr. Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Deputy Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State

Related Project: Future of Diplomacy Project

Douglas Alexander, Former British Shadow Foreign Secretary and Dr.Kori Schake, Former Deputy Director of Policy Planning at the State Department meet to discuss on NATO and European Security Strategies.

 

CSIS

Saudi Arabia's Growing Role in Middle East Security

Seminar
Harvard Affiliates - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
February 22, 2016
9:00-10:30 a.m.

Related Project: Defense and Intelligence

HRH Navy Captain (Ret.) Prince Sultan bin Khalid Al-Faisal Al Sa’ud, former commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) Counter-Insurgency Special Operations Task Force and a graduate of the US Navy SEAL program and US Army Special Forces Qualification Course will discuss the current Middle East security situation and the growing leadership role of the Saudi Kingdom.

This seminar is off the record and nothing said can be published or quoted without the consent of the speaker.