February 24, 2012
Shyam Saran, the former Indian Foreign Secretary, discusses developments in Indo-American relations with Future of Diplomacy Project Director R. Nicholas Burns in this February 2012 interview.
September 15, 2010
This year’s Great Negotiator Award will be presented to Martti Ahtisaari, former president of Finland and recipient of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize, for his work on diplomacy and negotiation throughout his career. Ahtisaari will receive the award during a visit to Harvard on September 27.
In Liberating Kosovo, David Phillips offers a compelling account of the negotiations and military actions that culminated in Kosovo's independence. Drawing on his own participation in the diplomatic process and interviews with leading participants, Phillips chronicles Slobodan Milosevic's rise to power, the sufferings of the Kosovars, and the events that led to the disintegration of Yugoslavia. He analyzes how NATO, the United Nations, and the United States employed diplomacy, aerial bombing, and peacekeeping forces to set in motion the process that led to independence for Kosovo.
December 2, 2013
By Cathryn Clüver, Executive Director, The Future of Diplomacy Project
In a presentation entitled “The World At Night: Rethinking America’s Military Strategy,” Admiral Eric Olson (Ret.) set out a panoply of foreign policy challenges that will challenge US strategic thinking about security policy in the future.
October 4, 2013
By Ben Lamont, Research Assistant, The Future of Diplomacy Project
Minister Khurshid addressed a crowd of students, faculty and guests at the Harvard Kennedy School as part of the India & South Asia Program’s international speaker series, co-sponsored by Harvard’s South Asia Initiative. His comments on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, followed a series of meetings at the United Nations in New York.
September 27, 2013
By Lucy Flamm
Cities will lead and governments will follow in this century, according to Bruce Katz, founder of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. Katz joined Jerold Kayden, Frank Bachus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Gerald Frug, Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School for a conversation on September 25, 2013 to discuss how cities and metros are emerging as the leaders in the quest for economic revitalization in America – and across the globe. His presentation centered on the findings of his new book, “The Metropolitan Revolution,” published in the summer of 2013.
September 19, 2013
By Lucy Flamm
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia (2008-2012) John Beyrle joined Nicholas Burns, Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project, in an off-the-record conversation reflecting on US-Russia negotiations on Syria in Geneva, President Putin’s leadership style and Russia’s global ambitions on September 16, 2013.
May 1, 2013
In an open-ended discussion at the Harvard Kennedy School, de Bellaigue—who is also the author of two books on Iranian history—offered insights into the coup against Muhammad Mossadegh and the role of history in shaping both the modern Iranian state and its outlook on relations with the West.
April 20, 2013
In an off-the-record discussion hosted by the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Hadley outlined his own perspectives on the most likely avenues for an Iran without nuclear weapons.
April 15, 2013
In an address at the Future of Diplomacy Project, Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake stressed the growing partnership between the United States and India in both economic and security matters.