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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@hks.harvard.edu

 

 

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2010 (continued)

Middle East Initiative Photo

Summer 2010

"Program in Jordan Builds on Kennedy School-Middle East Relations"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein welcomed Belfer Center and other Harvard Kennedy School faculty to Jordan in January to launch a pioneering Kennedy School executive program titled "Leading for the Future: The Middle East in a Changing World."

 

 

Courtesy of Paul Fishstein

Summer 2010

"Fellows at Work and Moving On"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

The Belfer Center congratulates its research fellows who will share their knowledge and talents with other institutions next fall. They have enriched the Belfer Center and Harvard Kennedy School community as fellows with the Center's various programs and projects.

 

 

Summer 2010

"Q&A with Gary Samore and Laura Holgate"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

In this Q&A, we asked Belfer Center alumni Gary Samore and Laura Holgate to comment on the planning and successes of the Nuclear Security Summit, which they were responsible for organizing. The Summit that brought 46 global leaders to Washington, D.C. in April was a major step by President Obama to "ensure that terrorists never acquire a nuclear weapon." Samore, coordinator for arms control and weapons of mass destruction, proliferation, and terrorism, and Holgate, senior director for weapons of mass destruction terrorism and threat reduction, are alumni of the Belfer Center's International Security Program.

 

 

Courtesy of Greg Durham

Summer 2010

"A New Report: Agriculture is Key to African Economic Development"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

An upcoming report by the Belfer Center's Agricultural Innovation in Africa project was the focus of recent meetings in Tanzania to discuss how efforts around agricultural innovation can spur economic development in Africa.

 

 

Photo Courtesy of Stephen Walt

Summer 2010

Belfer in Brief

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

Belfer in Brief provides a glimpse at varied activities of Belfer Center faculty, fellows, and staff.

 

 

Spring 2010

Belfer Center Newsletter Spring 2010

Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

The Spring 2010 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 issue highlights current and former Center members who have informed planning for the Global Nuclear Summit to develop steps worldwide for securing materials and preventing nuclear terrorism. Another article describes a Center-organized simulation game that illuminated the possible evolution of the Iranian nuclear crisis over the next year. The newsletter also features views of Center International Council member Paul Volcker on preventing another financial crash.

The Spring 2010 newsletter also highlights: the launch of the Center's U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism; discussion of a new Center study concluding the need for much higher gasoline prices and stronger regulations in the transportation sector to reduce oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions; Center contributions to the Pentagon's Af/Pak efforts; selection of career diplomat Marc Grossman as the first Future of Diplomacy fellow; and a discussion of why individuals and communities radicalize. In addition, this issue announces the selection of México City Metrobús as recipient of the 2009 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnerships and looks at how a successful reconstruction program in a New Orleans neighborhood provides valuable lessons for Afghanistan.

 

 

Belfer Center

Spring 2010

"Center Community Informs Upcoming Global Nuclear Summit"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

"In July, 2009, President Obama announced the first Global Nuclear Summit to 'develop steps that can be taken together to secure vulnerable materials, combat nuclear smuggling and deter, detect, and disrupt attempts at nuclear terrorism.' ... Because the goals and objectives of the summit mirror a long-time focus and effort of the Belfer Center, it is not surprising that a number of current and former Center experts are involved in various aspects of summit planning and nuclear terrorism prevention efforts."

 

 

Belfer Center

Spring 2010

"Career Diplomat Marc Grossman to be First Future of Diplomacy Fellow"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

"At a time when most major challenges facing the international community cannot be resolved by military force, nations will need to rely more on their ability to negotiate, communicate, and resolve differences through diplomacy. In response to this need, the Belfer Center is completing plans for a full-scale program-the Future of Diplomacy Project-that will make diplomacy a major focus of the School's teaching and research. This month, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics Nicholas Burns, who will head the new effort, announced Ambassador Marc Grossman as the first Future of Diplomacy Fellow."

 

 

Belfer Center

Spring 2010

"Iran Game Stimulates Policy Discussions with Sobering 'What Ifs'"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

"The purpose of the exercise was to illuminate the possible evolution of the Iranian nuclear crisis over the next year based on policy choices made by concerned countries.... Several participants offered their takeaways from the exercise."

 

 

Belfer Center

Spring 2010

"Pentagon Taps Belfer and Carr Centers for Af/Pak Expertise"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

"Belfer and Carr Center fellows and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) students have been busy since fall supporting the work of the Joint Staff 's Afghanistan-Pakistan Coordination Cell (PACC). The PACC, created by General Stanley McChrystal and directed by Brigadier General John Nicholson, plays a crucial role in supporting counterinsurgency efforts in Afghanistan."

 

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