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Sharon Wilke

Sharon Wilke

Associate Director of Communications

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Telephone: 617.495.9858
Fax: 617.495.8963
Email: sharon_wilke@ksg.harvard.edu

 

 

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2012 (continued)

October 30, 2012

Inside the Situation Room: A National Security Crisis Simulation

News

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

Harvard Kennedy School students convened at the Kennedy School on October 27 to simulate a meeting of the National Security Council to resolve a modern-day crisis. The simulation, developed entirely by a team of HKS students, coordinated by HKS student Leon Ratz, was co-sponsored by the Belfer Center and†the Kennedy School's†Center for Public Leadership. The event was timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

 

 

*Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection, Tompkins CollectionóArthur Gordon Tompkins Fund, and Fanny P. Mason Fund in memory of Alice Thevin. *© 1963 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

October 24, 2012

"Picasso, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Malcolm Wiener"

News

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

As visitors step through the doors of the Kennedy Memorial Library for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, they†will find on display Picasso's 1963 Rape of the Sabine Women - on loan from†Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.†The connection between Picasso's painting and what is widely accepted as the most dangerous moment in human history was brought to light for many by Malcolm Wiener, a member of the Belfer Centerís International Council and the person for whom Harvard Kennedy Schoolís Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy was named.

 

 

Summer 2012

Belfer Center Newsletter Summer 2012

Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

The Summer 2012 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 Belfer Center involvement with the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit and other activities to help shape debate on national and global security. We also spotlight Henry Kissingerís return to Harvard and his remarks about power and politics, James Bakerís acceptance of the 2012 Great Negotiator Award, and Graham Allisonís cover story in TIME magazine describing decisions behind the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. And more....

 

 

Summer 2012

Fellows Enrich Belfer Center and Harvard Kennedy School with Vital Research, Dialogue

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

Several times each week, the Belfer Center library is filled with students, faculty, and fellows eager to listen, challenge, and exchange information and ideas triggered by the dayís presentation. Many of these talks are by one of the Centerís more than 70 research and senior fellows. This article features a few of the talented women and men who are current and former faculty, fellows, staff and associates of the Belfer Center whose work is making significant contributions in public and private sectors around the world.

 

 

Spring 2012

Belfer Center Newsletter Spring 2012

Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

The Spring 2012 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 Belfer Center founder Paul Doty, who died in December at age 91. His many contributions include founding the journal International Security, discussed in the Spotlight section of the newsletter.

 

2011

Winter 2011-2012

Belfer Center Newsletter Winter 2011-2012

Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

The Winter 2011-2012 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features news, analysis and insight by Belfer Center scholars on issues that include increasingly important info-tech policy challenges and the first U.S.-Russian joint threat assessment on nuclear terrorism. The Centerís deepening impact on defense policy is highlighted with an article about the recent appointments of Ashton B. Carter and Eric Rosenbach to senior Pentagon posts and a Q&A with Carter, the new deputy secretary of defense. Additional articles focus on issues ranging from the Palestinian bid for statehood to Calestous Jumaís role in Lagosí launch of the first innovation advisory council in Africa.

 

 

Department of Defense

Winter 2011-2012

"On the Job in Washington, D.C."

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

Dozens of members of the Belfer Center community are currently serving or have until recently served in positions within the United States government. The group's experience and expertise span many of the international challenges confronting the nation today.

 

 

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September 26, 2011

Ashton B. Carter Named Deputy Secretary of Defense

News

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

The U.S. Senate on Friday unanimously confirmed Ashton B. Carter as Deputy Secretary of Defense, the second highest-ranking official in the Department of Defense. †Carter, who has served as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics since 2009, is on leave from the Belfer Centerís board of directors. He was co-director of the Centerís Preventive Defense Project until leaving for government in 2009 and served as the director of the Center from 1990-93.

 

 

September 23, 2011

Belfer Center Welcomes New Research Fellows

News

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

≠≠≠Harvard Kennedy Schoolís Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs this week announced its 2011-12 research fellows.†The Belfer Center is the hub of research, teaching, and training in international security affairs and diplomacy, environmental and resource issues, science and technology policy, and conflict studies at Harvard Kennedy School; the heart of the Center is its resident research community. The 32 new fellows join 30 continuing fellows drawn from governments, academia, and the public and private sector.

 

 

Summer 2011

Belfer Center Newsletter Summer 2011

Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

The Summer 2011 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features analysis and advice by Belfer Center scholars regarding the historic upheavals in the Middle East and the disastrous consequences of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The Centerís new Geopolitics of Energy project is also highlighted, along with efforts by the Project on Managing the Atom to strengthen nuclear export rules.

 

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