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Sharon Wilke

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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

Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Fall/Winter 2014-15 Belfer Center Newsletter

Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

The Fall/Winter 2014/15 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 discussions at the Belfer Center about Iran and its nuclear program. Former U.S. National Security Advisor and Center Senior Fellow Thomas Donilon and former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror added their voices to Center debate on this issue during a Harvard Kennedy School forum on a possible deal to prevent development of nuclear weapons in Iran.

In "Stopping ISIL," a number of Belfer Center security experts weigh in on what must be done in the next year to stop the spread and brutality of the Islamic State (ISIL). Graham Allison, Nicholas Burns, Chuck Freilich, Nawaf Obaid, Ariane Tabatabai, Payam Mohseni, David Petraeus, Gary Samore, and Barak Mendelsohn suggest solutions to this strategic challenge.

And much more...

 

 

Martha Stewart

Fall/Winter 2014-15

"Eyes on Iran’s Nuclear Program"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

In a standing-room-only event at Harvard Kennedy School in late September, former national security advisors from the United States and Israel highlighted the significance and the challenges of negotiating with Iran to prevent its development of nuclear weapons.

Thomas Donilon, national security advisor for the U.S. from 2010 to 2013, and Yaakov Amidror, national security advisor for Israel from 2011 to 2013, shared their views on the process of negotiating with Iran to reach an agreement on its current and future nuclear program.

 

 

Thomas Kohler, MCC/ZEW

Fall/Winter 2014 - 15

"Climate Change Agreement Takes Center Stage"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications and Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Member of the Board; Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

The international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change to be determined in Paris in December 2015 is “the greatest opportunity the world has had in 20 years to make meaningful progress on this exceptionally challenging issue,” Harvard Project on Climate Agreements (HPCA) Director Robert Stavins said in a Boston Globe op-ed in September. Stavins was in New York City during the week of the United Nations Climate Summit, which included numerous side events and a march that attracted several hundred thousand Americans calling for serious climate actions.

 

 

Fall/Winter 2014-15

"Affordable Energy Without Environmental Harm"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

Robert Stavins and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements research the best architecture for an agreement that will help prevent catastrophic climate change, a new book by Laura Diaz Anadon, Matthew Bunn, and Venkatesh (Venky) Narayanamurti takes on the challenge of transforming energy innovation in the United States—the world’s largest economy—to help provide secure, affordable energy without causing major damage to the environment and the climate.

 

 

Embassy of the UAE and Nick Khazal Photography

Fall/Winter 2014-15

Belfer in Brief

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

Gift Deepens Engagement with Middle East

Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced in October a gift of $15 million from the government of the United Arab Emirates to establish the Emirates Leadership Initiative. The five-year program will deepen HKS engagement with the people and countries of the Middle East through an array of new leadership, research, executive education, and fellowship programs.

And more...

 

 

November 5, 2014

Harvard's Joseph Nye Receives Honor in Japan

News

By Susan M. Lynch, Program Assistant, International Security Program; Web Manager, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

Emperor Akihito of Japan presented Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor Joseph S. Nye with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, at the Imperial Palace on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, in recognition of his "contribution to the development of studies on Japan-U.S. security and to the promotion of the mutual understanding between Japan and the United States."

 

 

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.

 

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