June 5, 2014
By Bryan Galcik
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at the direction of President Barack Obama, released a landmark rule on June 2, 2014 that aims to reduce carbon emissions from the electric-power sector by 30 percent, nationwide, below 2005 levels by 2030. Robert Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, was interviewed by HKS about the new rule.
June 4, 2014
By Bryan Galcik
Harvard Project on Climate Agreements collaborator and Professor of Economics at Harvard University Martin Weitzman discussed the potential of carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs to deal with climate change. He also expressed his concerns regarding geoengineering.
May 29, 2014
By Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
With the academic year coming to an end, the HKS student newspaper, The Citizen, invited Professor Nicholas Burns to offer his thoughts on global affairs.
May 1, 2014
An interview on the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections, as part of the Harvard Kennedy School's Policycast series, with Professor Tarek Masoud, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
April 30, 2014
In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, discusses the challenges to providing humanitarian assistance in Syria, the action (and inaction) of the UN Security Council in the crisis, and the politicization of aid.
April 25, 2014
Podcast: "Humanitarian Diplomacy at the Crossroads: On the Role of Independent and Neutral Relief Action in Syria and the Middle East"
An audio recording of a panel discussion about the humanitarian crisis Syria on April 23, 2014 with Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Michael Ignatieff, Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School, Douglas Alexander, Labour Party MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, and Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.
April 24, 2014
By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School
Graham Allison, director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, has been named to the 2014 class of members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of America’s most prestigious honorary societies.
Allison will be inducted at a ceremony on October 11, 2014, at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
April 22, 2014
In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Ambassador Nabeela Al Mulla, Former Ambassador of the State of Kuwait, discusses the regional balance in the Middle East, coordination efforts for humanitarian aid in Syria, and domestic politics in Kuwait.
April 18, 2014
In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Raed Charafeddine, First Vice-Governor, Central Bank of Lebanon, discusses the job market in Lebanon and the Middle East and the role of financial institutions in the region.
April 17, 2014
An audio recording from April 2, 2014, when Sami Atallah, Director, Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, discussed key recent policy challenges and policy debates in Lebanon, including decentralization, the electoral law, and gas policies.