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May 2016

How Far Can Voluntary Efforts Take Us? Examining the Role of Government and the Pricate Sector in Protecting Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Panel Discussion
Open to the Public - Land Hall (Belfer Bldg, 4th Flr)
May 3, 2016
10:00-11:45 a.m.

Moderator: Michael Sulmeyer
Discussant: James Waldo

Related Project: Cyber Security Project

Join us for a special Cybersecurity Coalition Panel with Michael Sulmeyer, Jim Waldo, Ari Schwartz, Jenny Menna, Jeff Greene, Jen Ellis, and Christian Hamer.

 

ISIS, Israel, and Spymasters: A Reality Check

Forum Event
Open to the Public - John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
May 3, 2016
6:00 p.m.-

A forum event with Tamir Pardo, Director of the Mossad (2011-2016) and Michael Morell Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2012-2013).

Moderated by Graham Allison.

 

Iran and IAEA Verification: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Seminar
Open to the Public - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
May 4, 2016
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Speaker: Ali Soltanieh

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

Iran was among the first group of countries to join the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the late 1950s. Iran was also among the first parties to join the NPT. Iran has had a unique experience with IAEA verification, after the Islamic Revolution, specifically after the nuclear crisis started in 2003. In this MTA Seminar, H.E. Ambassador Ali Ashgar Soltanieh will offer a critical analysis of past challenges as well as suggestions for the future application of IAEA safeguards in Iran and around the world.

 

Persuasive Diplomacy: Examining the United States' Use of Persuasion to Shape China's Behavior

Brown Bag Lunch
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
May 5, 2016
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Patricia M. Kim, Research Fellow, International Security Program

Related Project: International Security

This seminar will examine the use of persuasion as a form of bilateral influence and discuss the aspects of both successful and failed cases of persuasive diplomacy. The speaker will focus specifically on U.S. leaders' attempts to employ persuasion to shape Beijing's behavior and conclude with a discussion on the implications of her findings for U.S. policy towards China.

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

 

Power and Political Change in Today's Iran

Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
May 6, 2016
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Moderator: Payam Mohseni

Related Project: Iran Project

Drawing from their contributions to the recently published book, Power and Change in Iran: Dynamics of Contention and Conciliation, Daniel Brumberg, Shadi Mokhtari, and Payam Mohseni, will shed light on political and social struggles that are shaping Iran's domestic politics and its evolving engagement in the Middle East and wider global arena.

 

Public Affairs

Book Talk: The New Arab Wars: Uprising and Anarchy in the Middle East

Seminar
Open to the Public - Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building-5th Floor
May 11, 2016
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A discussion with Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University and Director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, on his upcoming book The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East.

 

Proliferation Among Allies: Frenemies, Nuclear Dominoes, and Extended Deterrence

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

Speaker: Eliza Gheorghe, 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

This seminar will examine the connection between intra-alliance rivalries and the spread of nuclear weapons by looking at South Korean–Japanese relations during the Cold War.

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

 

AP Photo/Vahid Salemi

Sanctions and Export Deflection: Evidence from Iran

Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
May 13, 2016
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Jamal Ibrahim Haidar, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative. Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellow Seminar Series.

 

AP Photo/Manu Brabo

Sectarian Appeals and Social Conformity: Experimental Evidence from Egypt

Seminar
Open to the Public - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
May 16, 2016
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Steven Brooke, Middle East Initiative Research Fellow and Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Louisville. Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellow Seminar Series.

 

Creative Commons

Displaced: How International Law can Protect Migrants, Refugees, and International Security

Brown Bag Lunch
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
May 16, 2016
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Jill Goldenziel, Research Fellow, International Security Program

Related Project: International Security

How can international law better protect both international security and the human rights of people fleeing violence? This presentation will argue that the refugee and migration crisis has resulted not only from intractable violence, but from the world's failure to manage it. It will then propose and sketch new international law to address this crucial human rights problem.

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