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February 2015

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"Rhetoric in Authoritarian Legislatures: Automated Content Analysis of Egyptian Parliamentary Speech" with Muhammed Y. Idris

Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
February 27, 2015
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Muhammed Y. Idris, MEI Research Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in the department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University.

March 2015

EUROPE WEEK: "Europe's Future and Current Challenges: A Nordic View"

Seminar
Harvard students, staff, faculty - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
March 2, 2015
4:30-5:45 p.m.

Related Project: The Future of Diplomacy Project

Former President of Finland, Tarja Holonen, discusses Finland's role in the European Union, its relations with NATO, and her own challenging foreign policy decisions, in a conversation with the Future of Diplomacy Project Faculty Director R. Nicholas Burns and Harvard students and faculty.

 

Al Jazeera English

Sino-Japanese Crisis (In)Stability in the East China Sea

Seminar
Open to the Public - CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Mass., Room K262
March 3, 2015
12:30-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Adam P. Liff, Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program, Andrew S. Erickson, Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College
Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics; Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

Related Project: International Security

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This seminar will examine the strengths and weaknesses of China's and Japan's crisis management mechanisms and the implications of nascent national security councils in both countries for crisis (in)stability in the East China Sea. It will also examine the prospects for, and obstacles to, more effective crisis management in both countries.

Co-sponsored by the International Security Program and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

 

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"The Resurgence of Egypt's 'Deep State'?" with Samer Shehata

Seminar
RSVP required - Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, BL-1
March 3, 2015
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Samer Shehata, Associate Professor of Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma. 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."

 

EUROPE WEEK: "America and Europe: Quo Vadis?"

Seminar
Open to the Public - Starr Auditorium
March 3, 2015
5:15-6:30 p.m.

Related Project: The Future of Diplomacy Project

As part of the Future of Diplomacy Project's annual "Europe Week," former Prime Minister of Denmark and former NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen reflects on the state of the transatlantic relationship in a pivotal year when it is challenged by increasing Russian territorial maneuvers at Europe's Eastern borders, the shifting threat of ISIS, European economic woes and difficult, protracted negotiations around the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

 

Public Domain

"Turkey’s Nationalism Conundrum: Religious Freedom and Beyond" with Elizabeth Prodromou

Seminar
Open to the Public - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
March 4, 2015
12:30-2:00 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Associate Visiting Professor of Conflict Resolution, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

 

EUROPE WEEK: Geostrategic Aspects of Trade

Seminar
Harvard students, staff, faculty - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
March 4, 2015
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Related Project: The Future of Diplomacy Project

Karel de Gucht, the former EU Commissioner for Trade looks at how political and strategic aspects influence the success (or failure) of global trade negotiations, particularly progress on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

 

The Paradox of Forever War and the Concept of the Enemy in International Law

Brown Bag Lunch
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
March 5, 2015
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Emile Simpson, Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program

Related Project: International Security

This seminar will present a historical account of how and why evolving concepts of the enemy in international law have influenced the boundaries between war and peace, specifically in terms of encouraging either clearly delimited or open-ended conflicts.

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

 

Israeli Barriers in Negotiations for Peace: Yesterday and Tomorrow

Special Event
Open to the Public - Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building-5th Floor
March 6, 2015
4:15-6:00 p.m.

Speaker: Galia Golan, Professor, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Related Project: International Security

The speaker will discuss her new book, Israeli Peacemaking since 1967: Factors behind the Breakthroughs and Failures (Routledge, 2014).

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

 

Loic Bruderlein

Assessing the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

Seminar
Open to the Public - Nye A, Fifth Floor Taubman Building
March 9, 2015
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A report from students and Professor Claude Bruderlein, Lecturer in International Health, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard School of Public Health and Senior Advisor to Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, on their experience studying the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan.

 

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