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Belfer Center Newsletter Winter 2012-2013

Belfer Center Newsletter Winter 2012-2013

Newsletter, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Winter 2012-13

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

Inside the Situation Room: A National Security Crisis Simulation

Energy: Nuclear, Oil, and Water

Advancing Initiatives

New Faculty and Fellows

Featuring Belfer Center Fellows

Highlights and Spotlights

News and Notes

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.


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 Winter 2012-2013. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Winter 2012-13.

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Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.