"Belfer in Brief"
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Oil ShockWave Box Sets Available for Educational Use
This year, the Belfer Center and Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) have collaborated to create Oil ShockWave: College Edition, a box set that includes all of the multimedia components, background materials, and instructions needed for professors to conduct Oil ShockWave simulations in their own classrooms. The package is available to instructors free of charge. Interested parties may obtain copies by completing the order form on the Belfer Center website.
In February, Preventive Defense Project Co-Directors Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry hosted one in a series of workshops entitled "Defense Management Challenges in the Post-Bush Era." The off-the-record workshop, held in Washington, D.C., focused on what management challenges the next administration will face in the next two to five years. The management issues include balancing strategy and resources in a tightening budget climate, leveraging America's technology and industrial bases to sustain a competitive edge, resetting civil-military relations, and extending the concept of national security management to include non-military capabilities.
Let's Go to New York
Evelyn Hsieh, Center student communications intern and recent graduate of Harvard Divinity School, has accepted a summer job as editor for Harvard's Let's Go travel guides. She will head to New York City in the fall, where she has been accepted to the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Electricity Heats Up
In April, the Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) group convened a diverse group of academics, business leaders from the auto and electricity sectors, energy modelers, and regulators to study the possibilities for and ramifications of a greater reliance on electricity in the transportation and heat production sectors.
Kingdom and Power
Joseph S. Nye, who serves on the Center's Board, will teach leadership and international affairs at Oxford's All Soul's College in May. Nye previously was on tour to discuss his new book The Powers to Lead.
Ambuj Sagar, senior research associate with the Center's Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) research group, has accepted a position asprofessor with the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. He will continue associations with ETIP on India energy issues.
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