Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter
"Belfer Center Newsmakers" highlights members of the Belfer Center community who have been featured recently in the news.
Ashton B. Carter, on leave from the Belfer Center Board of Directors to serve as deputy secretary of defense, was listed on The New Republic’s list “Washington’s Most Powerful, Least Famous People” in October 2011.
Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, former Belfer Center research affiliate (1994-1998), has been named executive director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America. She was previously associate vice president and director of the U.S. Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program.
Kelly M. Greenhill, International Security Program research fellow, has been awarded the International Studies Annual Best Book Award for her book Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy, which was published in 2010.
Michael Horowitz, former research fellow with the Belfer Center’s International Security Program, has received the Harold D. Lasswell Prize from the Society for Policy Scientists and the Best Book Award, International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association for his book The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics.
Nurlan Kapparov, a member of the Belfer Center’s International Council from 2003 until this year, has been appointed Minister of Environmental Protection in Kazakhstan. He “promises to exert every effort for a normal environmental situation in the country.”
Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti, director of the Center’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, has been elected to a four-year term as foreign secretary of the National Academy of Engineering.
Joseph S. Nye Jr., Harvard University distinguished service professor and a member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors, was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011. Nye was selected for coining the term “soft power” and thoughts on global governance.
Aadya Shukla, research fellow with the Center’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and Information and Communications Technology and Public Policy Project, has received the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Grant Award for US-UK collaboration on Cybersecurity and Digital Economy.
Stephen M. Walt’s article, “The End of the America Era,” which was published in The National Interest’s November/December 2011 issue, was shortlisted as one of The Browser’s Top 10 articles of October and one of the best of 2011.
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