By Richard N. Rosecrance, Adjunct Professor; International Security Program; Director, Project on U.S.-China Relations
Harvard and Beijing representatives met in Beijing January 13–16, 2013 to discuss challenges and opportunities in U.S.-China relations. Richard Rosecrance, director of Harvard's U.S.-China Relations Project, writes that despite a warm welcome and cordial personal relations on both sides, "no agreements were reached on short or long term policy."
Friday, January 25, 2013
Tom Wooten ’08, author of "We Shall Not Be Moved: Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina," discussed his book during a Wintersession lecture in Sever Hall.
December 15, 2011
Roger Cohen, columnist for the New York Times and Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project, presented his analysis of the Iranian political landscape and nuclear program on December 1, 2011.
November 15, 2011
By James F. Smith, Communications Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Industry and academic experts from Harvard, MIT, and other Boston-area universities met for a three-day conference in September 2011 to examine policy choices facing the fast-changing field of information and communications technology at the intersection of public policy. The conference was convened by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affair’s Information and Communications Technology and Public Policy Project (ICTPP) at the Harvard Kennedy School.
November 9, 2011
“What happens in Egypt will affect the rest of the region in one way or another”, said Ambassador Nabil Fahmy in his lecture on ‘The Future of Democratization Following the Arab Spring’ on November 7. Fahmy, founding Dean of the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Cairo, is a 2011 Fisher Family Fellow of the Future of Diplomacy Project.
November 3, 2011
“We knew things were going to change because of the demographics, unemployment, and other factors”, said Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, 2011 Fisher Family Fellow, about her time as Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. Department at State and the Arab Spring. In an interview on November 2, the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs described the planning for the transition in Iraq and Afghanistan, the role of new technology in foreign policy, and called for a greater tolerance for risk.
October 17, 2011
Chinese Ambassador to the United States Zhang Yesui said in an address at Harvard Kennedy School that the United States and China need to move beyond a Cold War mindset and reframe their relationship as “a community of interests” in which they work together as partners. Zhang spoke on Wednesday, Oct. 12 in an event hosted by the Future of Diplomacy Project.
October 7, 2011
"There is a new normal", said Alistair Burt, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, commenting on the Middle East after the Arab Spring. In a speech on September 26 sponsored by the Future of Diplomacy Project, he guided the audience on a tour of the countries in his ministerial portfolio, which covers North America, North Africa, the Levant, the Gulf and South Asia. He outlined the current situation on the ground and the British Government's response to it.
September 28, 2011
By Will Cook
The Middle East Initiative co-sponsored a lecture on Israel and the Arab Transformation by Dr. Yoram Meital on Tuesday, September 27.
June 7, 2011
By Noelle Janka, Former Program Coordinator, Middle East Initiative
On May 31, the Middle East Initiative and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace co-hosted a half-day conference about the forces shaping the Middle East and the options for the United States.