February 26, 2009
Harvard Kennedy Schoolís Ashton Carter Nominated as Pentagonís Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
By Beth Maclin, Former Communications Assistant, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities
President Barack Obama announced Monday that he has nominated Dr. Ashton B. Carter to serve as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.
January 29, 2009
William H. Tobey Named Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy Schoolís Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
William H. Tobey, deputy administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) from 2006 to 2009 and a Harvard Kennedy School graduate (MPP ‘84), will start February 2nd as a senior fellow at the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he will work with the Center’s nuclear team.
January 6, 2009
Dr. Ashton B. Carter, Co-Director of the Preventive Defense Project, was recently invited to become a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD). Carter was invited to join AAD based on his continued contributions to American diplomacy, particularly his work on denuclearization of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus; his negotiations with the North Koreans, and his chairmanship of the NATO High Level Group.
December 20, 2008
By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications, Sasha Talcott, Former Director of Communications and Outreach and John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program
President-elect Barack Obama announced in his radio address Saturday that he has selected Harvard's John P. Holdren to serve as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology in the new administration. The post, popularly known as "the President's science advisor," also includes directorship of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President and requires Senate confirmation.
December 2, 2008
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, director of the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy and former head of the Central Intelligence Agency's WMD and terrorism efforts, will join the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center as a senior fellow on January 19, 2009.
November 24, 2008
By Sasha Talcott, Former Director of Communications and Outreach
A new report from the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements outlines several promising ideas for successors to the Kyoto Protocol. The report also provides guidance on the most intractable challenges facing global climate negotiators, including participation by developing countries, how to reduce deforestation, and how to prevent a "collision" between climate policy and international trade law.
November 17, 2008
"Global Nuclear Terrorism Risk Still High, Despite Progress; New Administration Must Take Immediate Steps to Reduce Dangers"
The world still faces a "very real" risk that terrorists could get a nuclear bomb, and the Obama Administration must make reducing that risk a top priority of U.S. security policy and diplomacy, according to Securing the Bomb 2008, a report released today.
October 5, 2008
By Robert Rotberg, Director, Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Small states, island states, and Botswana and South Africa are the best governed countries in sub-Saharan Africa according to this year's Index of African Governance, released today by researchers at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island-state, tops the list of well-governed territories for the second year, the Seychelles is second, Cape Verde third, Botswana fourth, and South Africa fifth.
August 19, 2008
R. Nicholas Burns, formerly the highest-ranking career diplomat at the U.S. Department of State, has been appointed Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics. He will serve on the Board of Directors at Belfer Center.
July 11, 2008
The Congressional Commission on U.S. Strategic Posture named PDP Co-Director Dr. Ashton B. Carter chair of the National Security Strategy and Policies Working Group, one of five expert groups that will assist the Commission in their analysis of long-term U.S. strategic issues.