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Sharon Wilke

Mailing address

Littauer 358B
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA, 02138

Sharon Wilke

Associate Director of Communications

Contact:
Telephone: 617.495.9858
Fax: 617.495.8963
Email: sharon_wilke@hks.harvard.edu

 

Experience

Sharon Wilke is the Associate Director of Communications for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. As a communications consultant prior to joining the Belfer Center, she organized and directed publicity and outreach campaigns, coordinated media coverage and produced a range of publications and written materials for corporate and non-profit clients, including the HKS-based Council of Women World Leaders. Previously, she headed the national outreach department at WGBH Educational Foundation’s Descriptive Video Service and has worked as an English teacher, newspaper reporter and television host. She holds a M.A. in Communications from the University of Washington.

 

 

By Date

 

2014

Summer 2014

Summer 2014 Belfer Center Newsletter

Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

The Summer 2014 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming activities, research, and analysis by members of the Center community on critical global issues. This edition highlights the Belfer Center’s longtime efforts to improve nuclear security and the Center's critical role in the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit to prevent nuclear terrorism. This issue also features a timeline and analysis of significant events in Ukraine during the past 20 years. We also note a bright spot in U.S.-Russian relations – a statement by the Elbe Group of retired Russian and U.S. generals cautioning the two governments not to let Ukraine and Crimea interrupt the joint efforts of the two countries to protect “our shared strategic interests.”

And much more...

 

 

Official White House Photo/Pete Souza

Summer 2014

"Coming Together for Nuclear Security"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

President Obama’s 2009 announcement of a new international effort to prevent nuclear terrorism highlighted an issue that has long been central to Belfer Center concerns and actions. The Center has played a critical role in supporting the aims of the 2010, 2012, and 2014 nuclear security summits to improve the security of nuclear weapons and materials.

 

 

Spring 2014

Belfer Center Spring 2014 Newsletter

Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

The Spring 2014 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming activities, research, and analysis by members of the Center community on critical global issues. This edition highlights the Belfer Center’s deepening engagement with China and increasing collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance around critical issues related to China. We announce former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as a new Belfer Center senior fellow who will lead efforts to explore possibilities and impacts of a new strategic China-U.S. relationship. Read about this and much more.

 

 

Spring 2014

"HKS Expands Research, Collaboration with China"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

During the past year, the Belfer Center and Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation have continued building on their years of work aimed at improving U.S.-China cooperation and exploring opportunities and challenges related to China.

 

 

March 3, 2014

Harvard’s Belfer Center Launches One-Stop Website for Nuclear Security Facts, Analysis

News

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs today launches a new website – Nuclear Security Matters – that provides policymakers, researchers, journalists, and the interested public with a wealth of facts, analysis, key documents, and other resources critical to the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit goal of preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe.

Nuclear Security Matters was developed by the Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom with input from Center nuclear experts Graham Allison, Matthew Bunn, Trevor Findlay, Gary Samore, William Tobey, and others.

 

 

February 21, 2014

Former Australian Prime Minister Named Senior Fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center

News

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, has been named a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, where he will lead a major research effort on possibilities and impacts of a new strategic relationship between China and the United States. In addition, he will be a Visiting Fellow with Harvard's Institute of Politics, beginning in February 2014.

 

2013

Winter 2013-14

Belfer Center Newsletter Winter 2013-14

Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

The Winter 2013-14 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming activities, research, and analysis by members of the Center community on critical global issues. This edition highlights six new colleagues from the front lines of government who have joined the Center to engage students, fellows, and faculty on challenges ranging from American competitiveness to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, China, and Iran.

 

 

Winter 2013-14

"17-Year Collaboration Secures Dangerous Soviet Nuclear Site"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

In October, 2012, at the foot of a rocky hillside in eastern Kazakhstan, a group of American, Russian, and Kazakh nuclear scientists and engineers gathered for a ceremony marking the completion of a secret 17-year, $150 million operation to secure plutonium in the tunnels of Degelen Mountain—an abandoned site of Soviet underground nuclear testing.

 

 

September 4, 2013

Dr. Khalid Alsweilem Named Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center

News

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

Cambridge, MA – Dr. Khalid Alsweilem, former Chief Counselor and Director General of Investment at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), has been appointed a non-resident fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. At the Belfer Center, Dr. Alsweilem will focus on the study of sovereign wealth funds, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia’s reserve sovereign funds and their linkages to the real economy. 

 

 

August 15, 2013

New Report Reveals Details of U.S., Russian, Kazakh Collaboration

News

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

In October, 2012, at the foot of a rocky hillside in eastern Kazakhstan, a group of American, Russian, and Kazakh nuclear scientists and engineers gathered for a ceremony marking the completion of a secret 17-year, $150 million operation to secure plutonium in the tunnels of Degelen Mountain—an abandoned site of Soviet underground nuclear testing. "Plutonium Mountain: Inside the 17-Year Mission to Secure a Dangerous Legacy of Soviet Nuclear Testing," a report released today by The Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, provides details on one of the largest nuclear security operations of the post-Cold War years.

 

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