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Belfer Center Newsletter Spring 2011

Belfer Center Newsletter Spring 2011

Newsletter, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Spring 2011

Editor: Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Agricultural Innovation in Africa; Energy Technology Innovation Policy; Environment and Natural Resources; Harvard Project on Climate Agreements; International Security; Managing the Atom; Middle East Initiative; Quarterly Journal: International Security; Religion in International Affairs; Science, Technology, and Globalization; Science, Technology, and Public Policy; Dubai Initiative; Future of Diplomacy Project; US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism


The Spring 2011 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming activities, research, and analysis by members of the Center community on critical global issues. This issue highlights the Belfer Center’s continuing efforts to build bridges between the United States and Russia to prevent nuclear catastrophe – an effort that began in the 1950s. Today, the Center’s U.S.-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism is working with Russian counterparts to intensify action against nuclear terrorism and to safeguard the next wave of global nuclear energy expansion. This issue also features three new books by Center faculty that sharpen debate on critical global issues. The books are God’s Century, by Monica Duffy Toft, The New Harvest, by Calestous Juma, and The Future of Power, by Joseph S. Nye. Also adding to global discussions are Richard Clarke's Cyber War and Nelly Lahoud's The Jihadi's Path to Self-Destruction

In this issue, we spotlight Henry Lee, director of the Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) who was recently promoted to senior lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. William Clark, faculty chair of ENRP, said Lee is “the key reason we are more than the sum of the parts.” Lee, he said, has “worked ceaselessly…to build the connections – among the faculty, from faculty to potential sources of support, from the work we do to the work of policy and practice, and to our students.” We also highlight Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, senior fellow with the Center who previously was the primary person in government whose job was to track al Qaeda’s efforts to secure nuclear weapons. In our Q&A feature, Mowatt-Larssen offers his views on al Qaeda’s intention to attack the U.S. as well as his thoughts regarding the role of intelligence in today’s world and how it can be improved.


Advancing Dialogue on U.S. Russia Relationship, Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

Power & Policy: Debating Positions of Power

Informing Discussions on Energy and Climate, Innovation and Collaboration

Highlights and Spotlights

Featured Fellows

News and Notes



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

For Academic Citation:

Wilke, Sharon. Belfer Center Newsletter Spring 2011. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Spring 2011.

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