September 23, 2015
Behind every security issue — national or international — are cultural, economic and social factors that need to be considered when tackling the problem. In the case of global terrorism, a better understanding and more open dialog about the religion of Islam itself is vital.
September 21, 2015
By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa
Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced today a new program to educate professionals working in technology and governance in African nations.
September 18, 2015
Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for September 11-18, 2015
September 16, 2015
By Daniel Schrag, Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Cambridge, MA – The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has named Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Director of the Center for the Environment at Harvard University, to lead its Science, Technology, and Public Policy program. STPP, one of Harvard's most collaborative and cross-disciplinary programs, is renowned world-wide for its cutting-edge research on technology innovation, nuclear non-proliferation and safety, climate science and policy, cybersecurity, and globalization and development.
September 15, 2015
By Martin B. Malin, Executive Director, Project on Managing the Atom, Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom and William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
The “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”—the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran—will enter the implementation phase within months. US policy makers must now consider how best to strengthen the accord as implementation approaches, and in how best engage Iran as implementation proceeds. In this discussion, nonproliferation experts William H. Tobey and Matthew Bunn discuss how to strike an effective balance between cooperation and confrontation in dealing with Iran on the nuclear agreement and beyond. The discussion was moderated by Martin B. Malin and followed by Q&A with the audience.
September 11, 2015
This week, Security Mom host Juliette Kayyem sat down with Matt Olsen, former Head of the Guantanamo Review Task Force, and Amy Jeffress, who worked in the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder, about why Gitmo remains open.
September 10, 2015
Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for September 4- 10, 2015
September 8, 2015
What do George W. Bush’s deputy national security adviser and ambassador to India, President Obama’s lead Iran negotiator, and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have in common? All are joining Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as senior fellows, non resident. Robert Blackwill, Wendy Sherman, and Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld will bring to the Center recent experience in addressing challenges of national security, provide guidance for the center’s pre- and post-doctoral fellows and students, and work with other faculty and fellows in producing research products.
September 4, 2015
Russia in Review: a digest of useful news from U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism for August 28 – September 4, 2015
September 1, 2015
"The Middle East Initiative (MEI) at Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs announced today that Former Tunisian Minister Hedi Larbi will join the HKS community this autumn as MEI’s Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar."