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2013

Sharon Wilke

May 1, 2013

Author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue shares insights into Iranian politics, society

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By Charles Hobbs

In an open-ended discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School, de Bellaigue—who is also the author of two books on Iranian history—offered insights into the coup against Muhammad Mossadegh and the role of history in shaping both the modern Iranian state and its outlook on relations with the West.

 

 

Sharon Wilke

April 20, 2013

Former Bush NSA Stephen Hadley Discusses US Options on Iran

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By Charles Hobbs

In an off-the-record discussion hosted by the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Hadley outlined his own perspectives on the most likely avenues for an Iran without nuclear weapons.

 

 

Sharon Wilke

March 14, 2013

The Potential for Brazil's Growing Regional and Global Diplomatic Outreach

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By Charles Hobbs

Speaking on February 11th, 2013, Brazilian Minister of External Relations Antonio de Aguiar Patriota argued that Brazil is at a unique period in the evolution of the South American nation’s foreign policy. “For the first time in Brazil’s history,” he said, “Brazil can engage not only in relations, but in global outreach.”

 

2012

November 28, 2012

"International Crises After the Election"

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By Charles Hobbs

David Manning, former UK Ambassador to the US, spoke widely on his thoughts on many of the pressing issues that are facing international diplomats in the coming decade in a November 26th, 2012, lecture to Harvard Kennedy School students and faculty.

 

 

November 2, 2012

A Difficult Era in US-Pakistani Relations

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By Charles Hobbs

Ambassador Cameron Munter, recently retired US Ambassador to Pakistan, gave an off-the-record lecture on November 1st, 2012, on his views on the past, present, and future of US-Pakistani relations.

 

 

Cathryn Cluver

September 17, 2012

Non-state Actors in International Affairs

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By Charles Hobbs

Tim Shriver outlines the growth and importance of NGOs and other non-traditional actors in international affairs in the 21st century. Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics, visited the Harvard Kennedy School in Sempteber 2012 as a Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project.

 

 

May 2, 2012

Conversations in Diplomacy: David Miliband

Media Feature

By Charles Hobbs

In this video podcast, former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband shares views on the Eurozone Crisis, Iran, and Afghanistan.

 

 

Sharon Wilke

May 2, 2012

Conversations in Diplomacy: Justice Richard Goldstone

Media Feature

By Charles Hobbs and Cathryn Clüver, Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project

In this interview with the Future of Diplomacy Project's Conversations in Diplomacy podcast series, Justice Richard Goldstone discusses the "crucial" role of diplomacy in international criminal justice.

 

 

Sharon Wilke

April 12, 2012

Zalmay Khalilzad, Former Ambassador, Discusses the Future of Afghanistan

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By Charles Hobbs

Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad stressed the importance of domestic factors and regional cooperation in enabling the United States to arrive at a satisfactory end game in Afghanistan.

 

 

March 1, 2012

Jake Sullivan Discusses US Foreign Policy Priorities

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By Charles Hobbs

Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department emphasizes proactive policy and collective international action as US foreign policy focuses.

 

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