Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor Joseph S. Nye (left), a member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors, meets with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung during his visit to Vietnam earlier this month.
"Belfer in Brief"
Editor: Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications
And the Winner Is...
Belfer Center Web Manager Sam Foreman was the recipient of the Center's 2009 Peggy Scannell Award for Excellence. Center Director Graham Allison presented the annual award at the Center's holiday gathering "in recognition of Sam's outstanding contribution to the Center and the environment in which we work." The award honors the memory of longtime Belfer Center employee Peggy Scannell.
Dargin's Group Helps Light Up Devastated Haiti
EarthSpark International, a nonprofit co-founded by Dubai Initiative Research Fellow Justin Dargin, is raising money to send solar lamps to Haiti to assist in disaster relief efforts.
Mary Anne Baumgartner, faculty assistant to William Clark, was honored in December 2009 for her 15 years of Harvard service. Harvard Kennedy School Dean David Ellwood, along with Academic Dean Mary Jo Bane and Executive Dean John Haigh, presented years of service awards to Baumgartner and to the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Administrative Coordinator Karin Vander Schaaf for 10 years, and Intrastate Conflict Program Coordinator Emily Wood and Center Staff Assistant Simone O'Hanlon for five years.
Blue Ribbon Commission on Nuclear Future Includes Center Members
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu recently announced the appointment of Belfer Center members to a new Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. Among those named to the commission to recommend solutions to the nation's used nuclear fuel and waste are Albert Carnesale, Center board member and UCLA chancellor emeritus, Allison Macfarlane, Project on Managing the Atom associate and associate professor at George Mason University, and former research fellow Phil Sharp, president of Resources for the Future.
- Compiled by Lucía Cordón, Communications intern
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