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December 2016

The Middle East in the Era of Trump and Putin: American and Israeli Perspectives

Seminar
Harvard Affiliates - Harvard Kennedy School – Starr Auditorium
December 5, 2016
6:00-7:15 p.m.

Moderator: Nicholas Burns

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

Speakers: Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon, Amb. Daniel Kurtzer, The Hon. Mary Beth Long

Moderated by Professor Nicholas Burns

THIS EVENT IS CLOSED TO HUID HOLDERS ONLY.

HUID must be presented for admission. Bags will be checked at door.

A panel of distinguished experts in the fields of security, defense, and foreign policy will dicuss the current situation in the Israel and the Middle East, with a view towards the potential effects of the changing US-Russia relationship in the region.

 

Russia's View

Seminar
Harvard Affiliates - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
December 6, 2016
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Related Project: Defense and Intelligence

Russian Minister Counselor Denis V. Gonchar talks about Russia's view of the most important issues.

 

Former SACEUR, GEN Philip Breedlove

Seminar
Harvard Affiliates - Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, BL-1
December 6, 2016
2:00 p.m.-3:30 a.m.

Related Project: Defense and Intelligence

A conversation with, General (ret) Philip Breedlove, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe

 

University of California Press

Book Talk: Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World

Seminar
Open to the Public - Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, BL-1
December 6, 2016
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A discussion with Karim Makdisi, Associate Professor of International Politics and Director of the Program in Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Visiting Scholar at the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and Research Director of the UN in the Arab World program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies at Trinity College and Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, on their recent book Land of Blue Helmets: The United Nations and the Arab World (October 2016) from University of California Press.

 

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Seminar
Harvard Affiliates - Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, BL-1
December 7, 2016
12:15-1:45 p.m.

Related Project: Defense and Intelligence

A conversation with, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Mr. Marcel Lettre

 

AP Photo

25 Years After the Collapse of the Soviet Union: What Comes Next?

Discussion
Open to the Public - Harvard Kennedy School – Starr Auditorium
December 7, 2016
6:00-7:15 p.m.

Moderator: Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center

Related Project: Applied History Project

A reflection on how lessons from the past can improve our relations ahead

A Panel Discussion with Graham Allison, Niall Ferguson, Mary Sarotte, and Arne Westad

 

“Intelligence, Oversight, and the Future of Homeland Security” - A Conversation with Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers

Seminar
Harvard Affiliates - Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building, BL-1
December 8, 2016
12:00-1:00 p.m.

The Homeland Security Project invites you to a lunchtime conversation with former House Intelligence Committee Chairman and former Trump transition team national security leader Mike Rogers to discuss role of intelligence and oversight in the future of homeland security.

 

Creative Commons

Strategies of Expansion: How Great Powers Rise

Brown Bag Lunch
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
December 8, 2016
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Mathias Ormestad Frendem, Research Fellow, International Security Program

Related Project: International Security

The rise of great powers is one of the key factors in international relations. Yet, scholars and policymakers know little about what strategies great powers use to ensure their rise. The speaker argues that the choice between aggressive and passive strategies is explained by the great powers' relative capabilities.

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

 

AP Photo

Whose Narrative Is It? Supporting Moderate Voices in the Syrian Conflict

Seminar
Open to the Public - Carr Center, Rubenstein 219
December 12, 2016
12:00-1:30 p.m.

Related Project: Middle East Initiative

A seminar with Martha Myers, MENA Operations Director, ARK Group.

 

U.S. Missile Defense

Is the United States Trying to Aim Its National Missile Defense at China?

Seminar
Open to the Public - Fainsod Room, Littauer-324
December 14, 2016

Speaker: Theodore Postol, Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

This talk will focus on the technical aspects of the THAAD missile defense system that are relevant to the domestic and foreign policy debates in South Korea and the United States over the deployment of this missile defense. It will be shown that the THAAD missile defense will be very susceptible to simple countermeasures that are well within the technical capacity of North Korea to implement.