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March 2015

Lessons from America's War for the Greater Middle East

Director's Luncheon
RSVP required - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
March 30, 2015
12:15-1:45 p.m.

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

 

Ambassador Douglas E. Lute, US Ambassador to NATO

Seminar
Harvard students, staff, faculty - Nye B, Fifth Floor Taubman Building
March 31, 2015
2:30-4:00 p.m.

Related Project: Defense and Intelligence

Ambassador Douglas E. Lute, the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, will speak on “NATO: Wales to Warsaw.” The session is open to Harvard ID card holders only on a first come first served basis. The seminar is off the record and nothing said by the speaker or attendees can be taped or publicized without their specific permission.

 

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"ISIS: a 'State in Waiting'" with Yezid Sayigh

Seminar
RSVP required - Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th Floor
March 31, 2015
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate and Professor, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut. Part of the spring 2015 study group led by MEI Visiting Scholar Michael C. Hudson: "Rethinking the Arab State: The Collapse of Legitimacy in Arab Politics."

April 2015

Understanding and Countering Illicit Trade

Seminar
Open to the Public - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
April 1, 2015
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Speaker: Ian J. Stewart

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

Ian J. Stewart is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of War Studies and runs Project Alpha at King's College London, a collection of projects that collectively work to understand and counter proliferation related trade. A former Managing the Atom/International Security Research Fellow, Stewart came to King's College London from the British Ministry of Defence, where he was an analyst working on issues related to non-proliferation and illicit trade. Before this, Ian held a variety of roles in the MOD including supporting the UK's nuclear deterrent and undertaking a placement in the British Embassy, Washington DC.

 

Challenges for the U.S. Military in Cyberspace

Director's Luncheon
RSVP required - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
April 1, 2015
12:15-1:45 p.m.

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Michael Sulmeyer, Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, Department of Defense, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

 

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"Organized Chaos: How the Mediterranean Sea has Become the World’s Most Lethal Migratory Route" with Philippe Fargues

Seminar
Open to the Public - Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street
April 1, 2015
4:15-6:00 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Dr. Philippe Fargues, Director of the Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute (EUI).

 

President of the International Red Cross: Negotiating on the Frontlines of 21st Century Conflicts

Seminar
Open to the Public - Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th Floor
April 2, 2015
8:30-9:45 a.m.

Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, will reflect on tenuous, frontlne negotations in Syria, Iraq and Africa.

 

Where You Stand Depends On Where You Sit: Political Violence and the Hierarchies of National Movements

Brown Bag Lunch
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
April 2, 2015
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Peter Krause, Research Fellow, International Security Program

Related Project: International Security

This seminar offers a theory of behavior based on a group's position of power in its movement hierarchy, which will be analyzed using national movements and insurgencies in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.

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

 

The Israeli Elections: Ramifications for Israel, the Region, and the US

Seminar
RSVP required - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
April 2, 2015
2:30-4:00 p.m.

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Seminar with Chuck Freilich, former Deputy National Security Advisor and current Belfer Center Senior Fellow, and Ambassador Dennis Ross, Counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

 

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"The Syrian State: A Stateless Regime or State with Many Regimes?" with Bassam Haddad

Seminar
RSVP required - Nye A, Fifth Floor Taubman Building
April 2, 2015
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Bassam Haddad, Associate Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, and Director, Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, George Mason University. Part of the spring 2015 study group led by MEI Visiting Scholar Michael C. Hudson: "Rethinking the Arab State: The Collapse of Legitimacy in Arab Politics."

 

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