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James F. Smith

James F. Smith

Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

 

 

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2014

Spring 2014

"Spotlight: Michael Morell"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By James F. Smith, Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Michael Morell, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Michael Morell is a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center. Prior to joining the Center in September 2013, he served 33 years with the Central Intelligence Agency, the last three-and-a-half as Deputy Director, a position from which he ran the day-to-day operations of the Agency. Within the CIA, Morell also served as the Director for Intelligence, Executive Director, and twice as Acting Director. Currently, he is a member of President Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology.

 

 

January 24, 2014

Belfer Center is No.1 University Think Tank

News

By James F. Smith, Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has regained its ranking as the best university-affiliated research center in the world.

 

2013

December 10, 2013

Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon to Assess U.S.-Asia Rebalance for Belfer Center

News

By James F. Smith, Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Tom Donilon, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, recently named senior fellow with the Belfer Center, will lead a study with Harvard faculty and fellows to analyze the policy implications and opportunities arising from the U.S.-Asia rebalance and will write a report for the Center that assesses the rebalance.

 

 

AP/Yomiuri Shimbun/Taro Konoshi

Winter 2013-14

"Spotlight: Stephen Bosworth"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By James F. Smith, Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Stephen Bosworth, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

As an American diplomat, Stephen Bosworth stared down dictators (Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines) and cajoled repressive regimes (North Korea). Then he had a second career as dean of Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. But he wasn’t able to retreat to the quiet halls of academia. President Obama appointed him the U.S. special envoy on North Korea, a role he filled from 2009 to 2011 even while he was leading the Fletcher School.

James F. Smith, director of communications for the Belfer Center, interviewed newly appointed senior fellow Stephen Bosworth for this profile.

 

 

Winter 2013-14

"Khouri Adds Perspective to Middle East Turmoil"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By James F. Smith, Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Rami G. Khouri, a veteran Middle East journalist and scholar, captured the intense drama of the nearly three-year-old Arab Spring with one statistic: while many recall the self-immolation by Tunisian activist Mohamed Bouazizi on Dec. 17, 2010, as the spark for the uprisings, Khouri noted that no fewer than 65 Arabs set themselves ablaze in the months following Bouazizi’s act to draw attention to grievances across the region.

 

 

November 26, 2013

Kevin Ryan Named Civilian Aide to Secretary of Army for Massachusetts

News

By James F. Smith, Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Brigadier General Kevin Ryan (U.S. Army retired), has been appointed the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the State of Massachusetts.  Ryan is taking on the volunteer Civilian Aide role in addition to his full-time position as director of the Defense and Intelligence Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

 

 

November 21, 2013

New Fellows Named to Geopolitics of Energy Project

Press Release

By James F. Smith, Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Two veteran energy industry executives who also served in senior U.S. government positions are joining Harvard Kennedy School’s Geopolitics of Energy Projects in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

 

 

October 17, 2013

Dan Meridor is Kennedy School Lamont Lecturer

News

By James F. Smith, Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Dan Meridor, who until recently was Israel’s deputy prime minister and civilian head of intelligence, will be in residence at Harvard Kennedy School for the next month as Lamont Lecturer, hosted by the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

 

 

James F. Smith

October 9, 2013

Rami Khouri Assesses Arab World's Turmoil and Potential

News

By James F. Smith, Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Rami G. Khouri, a veteran Middle East journalist and scholar, captured the intense drama of the nearly three-year-old Arab Spring with one statistic: while many recall the self-immolation by Tunisian activist Mohamed Bouazizi on Dec. 17, 2010, as the spark for the uprisings, Khouri noted that no fewer than 65 Arabs set themselves ablaze in the months following Bouazizi’s act to draw attention to grievances across the region.

Khouri, a senior fellow of the Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, told a seminar on Oct. 8 that those personal acts of protest underscore the unprecedented pace and intensity of the Arab uprisings against authoritarian regimes.

 

 

September 30, 2013

New Report from U.S., Russian Nuclear Experts: Transcending Mutual Deterrence in the U.S.-Russian Relationship

News

By James F. Smith, Former Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

A group of high-ranking U.S. and Russian former government officials, retired military officers, and academics has proposed a series of joint steps that would be necessary to move the two countries beyond the Cold War doctrine of mutual deterrence with nuclear weapons. A new report authored by these nuclear-arms experts says that improved relations between the United States and Russia since 1990 have not resulted in corresponding easing back from the threat of mutual nuclear annihilation. The report suggests a path for the two countries to put nuclear weapons in a context appropriate to the post-Cold War relationship.

 

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