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April 2014

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The Consolidation of Strategic Communications in the United States, 1950–1975

Brown Bag Lunch
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
April 17, 2014
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Daniel Volmar, Research Fellow, International Security Program

Related Project: International Security

This seminar will consider the strategic communications that connected political, military, and diplomatic officials 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.

 

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Mohamad Al-Ississ: "Anatomy of the Arab Spring and Ensuing Winter"

Seminar
Open to the Public - Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building-5th Floor
April 17, 2014
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

Mohamad Al-Ississ, Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar, Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, will discuss public opinion in the Arab World three years after the Spring. Moderated by Ishac Diwan, Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School.

 

India-U.S. Ties: The Long View

Lecture
Open to the Public - Land Hall (Belfer Bldg, 4th Flr)
April 17, 2014
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Related Projects: The Future of Diplomacy Project, India and South Asia Program

The Ambassador of India to the United States, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, will deliver an address, followed by a conversation led by Ambassador Nicholas Burns.

 

Pacific Power and Pacific Partner: U.S. Strategy in Asia

Lecture
Open to the Public - Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, BL-1
April 18, 2014
8:30-10:00 a.m.

Related Project: The Future of Diplomacy Project

A breakfast with Danny Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, hosted by Ambassador Nicholas Burns.

 

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Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty – Light at the end of the tunnel?

Seminar
Harvard students, staff, faculty - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
April 22, 2014
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center

Please join Belfer Senior Fellow Olli Heinonen for his talk, "Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty - Light at the end of the tunnel?". Mr. Heinonen will present off-the record reflections from a meeting of governmental experts on the verification of the treaty. The group has been established by a resolution of the UN General Assembly to make recommendations on aspects that could contribute to the negotiation on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. This discussion concentrates on fissile material and production facilities to be covered.

 

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Leila Farsakh: "Historical Reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process"

Seminar
Open to the Public - Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, BL-1
April 22, 2014
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Leila Farsakh, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

 

UK, Europe and the US: Changing Relationships in the 21st Century

Seminar
Open to the Public - Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th Floor
April 23, 2014
8:30 a.m.-

Related Project: The Future of Diplomacy Project

Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, UK Shadow Foreign Secretary, in conversation with Professor Nicholas Burns.

 

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Humanitarian Diplomacy at the Crossroads: On the Role of Independent and Neutral Relief Action in Syria and the Middle East

Panel Discussion
Open to the Public - Wiener Auditorium
April 23, 2014
6:00-7:15 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A critical discussion between Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Michael Ignatieff, Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School, moderated by Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Affairs.

 

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ENGINEERING AFRICA

Discussion
Open to the Public
April 24, 2014
7:00-8:30 a.m.

Speaker: Calestous Juma

Related Projects: Science, Technology, and Globalization, Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Join Professor Calestous Juma @calestous for a Twitter interview with Julie Gichuru @juliegichuru on the role of engineering in Africa’s development. The interview will be held at 11 GMT (07 EDT and 14 East African time) on April 24, 2014.

 

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The Role of Domestic Politics in Explaining Rising China's Regional Foreign Policy

Brown Bag Lunch
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
April 24, 2014
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Jeehye Kim, Research Fellow, International Security Program

Related Project: International Security

Why do rising powers practice coercive diplomacy towards geographically proximate states during certain crises but not others? Focusing on rising China's behavior towards Japan and Korea, the seminar will suggest policy implications for the United States on managing its bilateral relations with states that border rising China.

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

 

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