By Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board and Laura Diaz Anadon, Assistant Professor of Public Policy; Associate Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program; Co-PI, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
In our annual review of the budget request for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Energy's energy research, development, demonstration (RD&D) programs, we observe that it is significantly higher than the FY12 budget, a 33 percent increase overall, from $3.25 billion to $4.30 billion (current dollars), not including basic energy sciences. The increase in basic energy sciences is also large compared with FY12, a 17 percent increase for a total of $1.74 billion. We observe a huge decline in spending on deployment programs since the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Our database, including charts, is available for download.
April 20, 2013
In an off-the-record discussion hosted by the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Hadley outlined his own perspectives on the most likely avenues for an Iran without nuclear weapons.
April 15, 2013
In an address at the Future of Diplomacy Project, Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake stressed the growing partnership between the United States and India in both economic and security matters.
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."
February 14, 2013
Speaking on February 11th, 2013, Brazilian Minister of External Relations Antonio de Aguiar Patriota argued that Brazil is at a unique period in the evolution of the South American nation’s foreign policy. “For the first time in Brazil’s history,” he said, “Brazil can engage not only in relations, but in global outreach.”
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.
January 22, 2013
"The task for the Obama Administration over the next four years will be to implement a balanced policy that both balances and integrates China. It must shape the environment to deter aggressive actions while holding open the opportunity for cooperation with joint gains."
December 1, 2012
In a public address on Europe’s imminent choices, former EU Commissioner and Fisher Family Fellow Anna Diamantopoulou offered an analysis of the origins of Europe’s crisis and sketched her vision of the new narrative necessary to ensure European cohesion.
November 28, 2012
David Manning, former UK Ambassador to the US, spoke widely on his thoughts on many of the pressing issues that are facing international diplomats in the coming decade in a November 26th, 2012, lecture to Harvard Kennedy School students and faculty.
November 2, 2012
Ambassador Cameron Munter, recently retired US Ambassador to Pakistan, gave an off-the-record lecture on November 1st, 2012, on his views on the past, present, and future of US-Pakistani relations.