May 6, 2013
By Doug Gavel and Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa
"Our goal is to bring experiences from around the world to bear on the design of farm-based centers, schools, colleges and universities. We have already drawn substantially from the lessons of EARTH University in Costa Rica which has over two decades of experience on agribusiness education in the tropics. I served on the governing board of this pioneering university whose model is most suited to African conditions."
February 15, 2013
By Doug Gavel
The Future of Diplomacy Project†has appointed Professor Soli ÷zel, author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue, British Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander, and Josette Sheeran, Vice Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) as spring 2013 Fisher Family Fellows. In addition, two former Fisher Family Fellows -- former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran, and former NATO Secretary General Javier Solana -- will be returning to campus in March and April 2013.
January 22, 2013
"The task for the Obama Administration over the next four years will be to implement a balanced policy that both balances and integrates China. It must shape the environment to deter aggressive actions while holding open the opportunity for cooperation with joint gains."
July 13, 2012
By Doug Gavel
The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has given $8.1 million to Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) to support the continuation of the Kuwait Program at†HKS Belfer Center's†Middle East Initiative. The gift will be used to develop leaders with the capacity to address the many challenging public policy issues facing the region. It will also fund research issues of vital importance in the region, such as education, energy, and water.
September 23, 2010
Harvard Kennedy School Receives $1 Million Gift from the Crown Prince Court, Abu Dhabi for Graduate Leadership Fellowship
By Doug Gavel
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has announced a $1 million gift from the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court.† The gift will be used to launch a new graduate fellowship that will support emerging leaders from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while advancing the mission of the School's Middle East Initiative, a nexus for convening policymakers and scholars on the region.
August 19, 2008
R. Nicholas Burns, formerly the highest-ranking career diplomat at the U.S. Department of State, has been appointed Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics. He will serve on the Board of Directors at Belfer Center.
July 3, 2008
The days of American hegemony on the world stage appear to be waning. The rise of other global powers, the diffusion of economic and human capital, and the increasingly powerful influences being exerted by non-state actors — including terrorists — have ushered in a new era in geopolitics. Joseph Nye is university distinguished service professor and Sultan of Oman professor of international relations. He is the author of many books and articles on international relations, including his most recent book, “The Powers to Lead.”