"Belfer in Brief"
A Glimpse at a Variety of Belfer Center Activities
Advancing Diplomatic Dialogue in India
The Belfer Center was well-represented at the 15th gathering of the Aspen Institute U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi in January. Included in the U.S. delegation were Nicholas Burns (above right), director of the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project who also heads Aspen Strategy Group (ASG), Joseph S. Nye, co-chair of ASG with Brent Scowcroft, Center Director Graham Allison, and New York Times reporter David Sanger, adjunct senior fellow with the Center. Ronen Sen (above left) former Indian ambassador to the U.S., was part of the Indian delegation. “This long-standing dialogue among Indian and American leaders is enormously beneficial,” Burns said. “This year's meeting gave us unique insights into India's impressive economic growth and its view of how to handle handle the Afghan War, problems with Pakistan and the challenges of a rising China.”
History of Weapons Acquisition
Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy and Management F.M. Scherer, a Belfer Center associate, is a member of a panel advising Armed Services historians on an ambitious multi-volume history of weapons acquisition policy. Historical policies from the end of World War II to 1960 and during the McNamara years are underway.
Media’s Role in Clean Energy
The Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) kicked off a three-part series, “Clean Energy and the Media,” in February with a thought-provoking and high-energy workshop: “Wind Energy: Which Way Does the Media Wind Blow?” with environment reporters Beth Daley (Boston Globe) and Elisabeth Rosenthal (New York Times). Additional workshops in the series: “The Long Road to Electric Cars: Green Hope or Media Hype?" with Alan Boyle, msnbc.com science editor, and Bryan Walsh, Time Magazine environment reporter, and "The Seesaw Coverage of Nuclear Power: Promise or Peril?” with Ned Potter, ABC News science correspondent, and Matthew Wald, New York Times science reporter. The series was organized by ENRP Senior Fellow Cristine Russell.
20 Years at Harvard
The Belfer Center’s Lovita Strain (upper right) was honored with Harvard’s “20 Year Award” in December by Harvard Kennedy School Dean David Ellwood. In addition to her most recent contributions to Harvard Kennedy School as financial associate at the Belfer Center, her service to Harvard extends to the Finance Office of Harvard Law School and the Accounting/Payroll Office of Harvard University Health Services.
Welcome to New Little Fellows!
Congratulations to Tolu Odumosu (Science, Technology, and Public Policy) and his wife, Onyi, on the birth of baby Leke Paul.
Melissa Willard-Foster (International Security Program) and her husband, Doug, have welcomed their new addition , baby Evan Aaron Foster!
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