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"Newsmakers"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Summer 2009

Editor: Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Energy Technology Innovation Policy; International Security; Intrastate Conflict Program

 

Evan A. Feigenbaum, former executive director of the Belfer Center's Asia-Pacific Security Initiative and a former research fellow with the Center's Project on Managing the Atom (1998-2000), has joined the Council on Foreign Relations as a senior fellow for East, Central, and South Asia.

Martin Feldstein, a member of the Belfer Center's board of directors, has joined CNA as a distinguished fellow. He will advise government leaders on the state of the U.S. and global economy. CNA is a non-profit research organization that operates the Center for Naval Analyses and the Institute for Public Research.

Jendayi Frazer, a former faculty affiliate of the Belfer Center and assistant secretary of state for African affairs in the George W. Bush administration, joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University on January 30, 2009. She is a distinguished public service professor with a joint appointment in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences' Department of Social and Decision Sciences and the H. Kohn Heinz III College's School of Public Policy and Management. She is also associated with the University's Washington D.C.-based Center for International Politics and Innovation and the D.C. Policy Center of the Heinz College.

Kelly Sims Gallagher, director of the Belfer Center's Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group and a member of the Center's board of directors, will be named associate professor of energy and environmental policy at Tufts University's Fletcher School. Gallagher will continue to be affiliated with the Center.

Robert Gallucci, a former research fellow with the Belfer Center's International Security Program (1977-1978), will serve as the next president of the MacArthur Foundation, starting on July 1, 2009. Selected for his broad international experience, intellect, and judgment, he will further MacArthur's commitment to building a more just and peaceful world. Gallucci is currently the dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

James M. Lindsay, a former research fellow with the Belfer Center's International Security Program (1986), will return to his previously held post (2003-2006) of director of the Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations on June 30, 2009. He will leave the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was the center's inaugural director and the LBJ School of Public Affairs' first Tom Slick Chair for International Affairs.

Tarek Masoud, a Belfer Center faculty affiliate and Harvard Kennedy School assistant professor in public policy, has been named a 2009 Carnegie Scholar. Honorees were selected for their compelling ideas and commitment to enriching the quality of the public dialogue on Islam. Masoud was cited for his work on Islamic political parties and elections in the Middle East.

Elias Mudzuri, former joint-research fellow with the Belfer Center's Intrastate Conflict Program and Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, was appointed Minister of Energy and Power in Zimbabwe's unity coalition cabinet by Movement for Democratic Change leader and Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

Belfer Center board members Joseph S. Nye, Jr. and Stephen M. Walt and Belfer Center Faculty Affiliate John Ruggie ranked in the top 20 on a total of four questions from the Teaching, Research, and International Policy (TRIP) Project's biannual survey of International Relations Faculty in Ten Countries. Nye ranked number one for his work having the greatest influence on the U.S.'s foreign policy in the past 20 years; he also ranked ninth for having the greatest influence on Canada's foreign policy. Respondents ranked Ruggie fifth for having the most influence on their own work; Nye was ranked fourteenth for this question. Nye, Ruggie, and Walt all ranked in the top 20 for those whose work has had the greatest influence on the field of international relations in the past 20 years and those who have produced the most interesting scholarship in the past five years.

 

For more information about this publication please contact the Belfer Center Communications Office at 617-495-9858.

For Academic Citation:

Wilke, Sharon, ed. "Newsmakers." Belfer Center Newsletter, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Summer 2009.

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