Belfer Center Newsletter Winter 2012-2013
Editor: Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications
The Winter 2012-13 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 edition highlights the Belfer Center’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In addition to the background on those 13 days in 1962 when the world was on the brink of nuclear war, the Center focuses on the decision-making that averted a nuclear catastrophe and the lessons from that event for leaders of today. We include winners and winning entries from our “Best Cuban Missile Crisis Lessons” contest, co-sponsored with Foreign Policy magazine.
In this issue, we also spotlight Belfer Center members and affiliates named to Foreign Policy’s “most influential” list, along with a pre-election Center-sponsored poll looking at Ohio and Florida residents’ interest in global affairs. In addition, we focus on Leonardo Maugeri’s surprising report showing oil production capacity is much greater than expected. And we extend a warm welcome to nine new faculty members and senior fellows. We spotlight former MIT President Susan J. Hockfield and include a Q&A on climate change remedies with David Keith. And much more...
Cuban Missile Crisis 50th Anniversary Commemoration
- Still Learning Fresh Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis
- Cuban Missile Crisis Events Highlight Decision-Making
- Contest Challenges Thinking Around the World
- Foreign Policy Polling, Politics and Impact
Inside the Situation Room: A National Security Crisis Simulation
- Belfer Center Poll: Americans Have Strong Interest in Global Affairs
- Center Affiliates Named Most Influential in Foreign Policy
Energy: Nuclear, Oil, and Water
- Post Fukushima, Nuclear Experts Discuss Nuclear Power Legislation in China
- Study Shows Oil Production Capacity Much Greater Than Expected
- Center Team Advances Vital Research at Intersection of Water and Energy
- Kuwait Foundation Gift Enhances Kennedy School Middle East Initiative
- Center’s Cyber Efforts Cross Disciplines and Schools
New Faculty and Fellows
Featuring Belfer Center Fellows
- Saradzhyan Brings Insight, Experience to Center’s U.S.-Russian Research
- Renshon Investigates Impact of Status Concerns on States and Individuals
- Sletteland Studies Influence of Narratives on Political Discourse
- Why a Fellowship at the Belfer Center?
Highlights and Spotlights
News and Notes
- From the Director: Thoughts on Recent Activities, Events
- Hot Off the Presses
- Belfer in Brief
The Communications Office was assisted in production of this newsletter by Peter Bacon, Dominic Contreras, Noelle Janka, Emily Hough, Rebecca Jeanjean, Stefanie Le, Wesley Nord, Susan Lynch, and Christopher Wand.
SEE newsletter FLIPBOOK here and newsletter PDF below.
- Winter 2012-13 Belfer Center Newsletter (2.2 MB PDF)
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