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September 2014

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Gaza, International Humanitarian Law, and Human Rights

Panel Discussion
Open to the Public - Not on the KSG Campus
September 22, 2014
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A panel discussion with Harvard faculty Professor Duncan Kennedy (Harvard Law School), Professor Jennifer Leaning (Harvard School of Public Health), and
Naz Modirzadeh, Director, Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, Harvard Law School.

 

Climate Change Diplomacy -The Road to Paris 2015

Seminar
Open to the Public - Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
September 23, 2014
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Related Project: The Future of Diplomacy Project

Jairam Ramesh is a 2014 Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project and a leader in international climate negotiations. A Member of Parliament from Andhra Pradesh, Ramesh was chief negotiator for India at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 7 to 18 December 2009. He has been a leading figure in international climate diplomacy for years.

 

Coercive Nonproliferation: Security, Leverage, and Nuclear Reversals

Seminar
Open to the Public - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
September 24, 2014
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Speaker: Gene Gerzhoy, Speaker, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, MTA/ISP

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

Under what conditions do nuclear-aspiring states comply with demands to terminate their weapons ambitions? Existing theories of proliferation assume that nuclear choices are voluntary and that coercion is incidental to preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. In this Project on Managing the Atom Seminar, Gene Gerzhoy will challenge these claims by presenting a theory of coercive nonproliferation and testing its predictions against evidence from notable cases of nuclear reversal.

 

American Spies

Seminar
Harvard students, staff, faculty - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
September 24, 2014
2:30-4:00 p.m.

Related Project: Defense and Intelligence

Dr. Michael Sulick, former Director of US National Clandestine Service and former Chief of CIA Counterintelligence, will speak on his new book, American Spies, a stunning history of more than forty spies over the last six decades.

The seminar is on 24 September 2014, 2:30 to 4:00 pm, in Belfer Center Library (rm L369), Harvard Kennedy School.

 

Embassy of Equatorial Guinea

Africa Rebooted: Science, Technology, and Innovation in Development

Non-Belfer Event

Symposium
Open to the Public - MIT
September 24, 2014
3:00-4:30 p.m.

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

The aim of this symposium is to explore areas of mutual cooperation between MIT and Africans countries in areas of science, technology and innovation. The event will bring together high-ranking officials from government, industry and academia.

This event will take place at the Whitehead Institute McGovern Auditorium, 9 Cambridge Center, Cambridge. Please RSVP to this event at starrforum@mit.edu.

 

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"Iraq, Syria and the Rise of the Islamic State" with Rania Abouzeid

Seminar
Open to the Public - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
September 24, 2014
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Rania Abouzeid, a Beirut-based independent journalist who has covered the Middle East for over a decade for a host of outlets, including TIME magazine and the New Yorker.

 

Effective Multilateralism: The Experience of Chemical Weapons Elimination in Syria

Seminar
RSVP required - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
September 29, 2014
12:15-1:45 p.m.

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Under- Secretary-General Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) - United Nations Joint Mission, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

 

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Urban Planning Under Occupation: The Challenges of Building a New City

Seminar
Open to the Public - WAPPP Conference Room, Taubman Building, First Floor
September 30, 2014
12:15-1:45 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Bashar Masri, Chairman of the Board of Massar International. Mr. Masri will discuss Rawabi, the first Palestinian planned city and the largest private sector undertaking of any kind in Palestinian history.

October 2014

IAEA

The IAEA's Nuclear Safeguards Culture: What is it and Does it Matter?

Seminar
Open to the Public - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
October 1, 2014
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Speaker: Trevor Findlay, Senior Research Fellow, MTA/ISP

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

The presentation will employ organizational culture theory to dissect the nuclear safeguards culture of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The origins and evolution of the culture since the IAEA's founding in 1957 will be examined, including the extent to which it reflects the organizational culture of the Agency as a whole and that of the United Nations. Differences between safeguards culture and safety and security cultures will be explored. A key question is the extent to which the Agency's safeguards culture has changed since the strengthening of nuclear safeguards following the discovery of Iraq's illicit nuclear weapons program in the early 1990s. The presentation will conclude with findings about the current state of the culture, the discontinuities it faces and what the IAEA might do about it.

 

Intelligence Seminar, LTG Mary Legere

Seminar
Harvard students, staff, faculty - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
October 1, 2014
2:30-4:00 p.m.

LTG Mary Legere, the US Army’s Senior Intelligence Officer, will speak on intelligence support to national policy development and the challenges and opportunities for Army Intelligence on 1 October from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in the Belfer Center Library (rm L369).

 

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