October 14, 2014
On October 14, Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, gave the 2014 Edwin L. Godkin Lecture at Harvard Kennedy School's JFK Jr. Forum. The lecture was titled "The Huntington Legacy in Political Development." Fukuyama discussed his new book, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, emphasizing the importance of institutions in political development. The event was moderated by Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
The transcript of Fukuyama's address is available in PDF format.
October 24, 2014
By Julia Martin, Research Program Coordinator, Middle East Initiative
The Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative and the Center for Public Leadership recently launched the Emirates Leadership Initiative (ELI), a new and exciting collaboration between these two centers at the Harvard Kennedy School. One component of ELI – the Research Fellows Program – allows the Middle East Initiative to host six resident fellows at the pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and/or faculty level for one year. Here are the summaries of each of the 2014-2015 Research Fellows’ current projects.
October 17, 2014
Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for October 10-17 , 2014
October 14, 2014
Former Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman Joins Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center as Senior Fellow
By Daniel Poneman, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Daniel Poneman, former Deputy Secretary of Energy, has joined Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as a senior fellow.
Poneman was nominated by President Obama to be Deputy Secretary of Energy on April 20, 2009, and was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 18, 2009. Under the leadership of Secretaries of Energy Steven Chu and Ernest Moniz, Poneman also served as Chief Operating Officer of the Department. Between April 23, 2013, and May 21, 2013, Poneman served as Acting Secretary of Energy.
October 11, 2014
A conversation with Ambassador Antonio Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, hosted by Ambassador Nicholas Burns.
October 10, 2014
Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for October 3-10 , 2014
October 10, 2014
On Friday, October 10, Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development and director of the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, was awarded the coveted Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize (LAAP) during a ceremony in the Akwa Ibom State in Uyo, Nigeria.
October 3, 2014
Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for September 29 – October 3, 2014
October 1, 2014
A conversation with India's Chief Climate Negotiator and 2014 fall Fisher Family Fellow, Minister Jairam Ramesh, hosted by Ambassaor Nicholas Burns.
September 30, 2014
The Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has appointed Jairam Ramesh as a fall 2014 Fisher Family Fellow. The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements is also supporting Mr. Ramesh as a Visiting Scholar. Mr. Ramesh is the former Minister of Environment and Forests for India—and India's Chief Climate Negotiator. A Member of the upper house of India's Parliament from Andhra Pradesh, Ramesh was chief climate negotiator for India during the late 2000's. He has been a leading figure in international climate diplomacy for years.