April 30, 2016
Ambassador Dennis Ross, special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton, and a key figure in the Israel-Palestine peace talks, sits with Satgin Hamrah, Associate Editor of the Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy to talk about American diplomacy in the Middle East.
April 7, 2016
Podcast: "Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War" with Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami
An audio recording of a book talk by Robin Yassin-Kassab, journalist and media commentator on Syria and the Middle East, and Leila Al-Shami, founding member of Tahrir-ICN.
April 5, 2016
Leading up to and during the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, Belfer Center experts released reports, published commentary, and provided insight and analysis into global nuclear security. In advance of the Summit, the Project on Managing the Atom set the stage for discussion with the report Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Continuous Improvement or Dangerous Decline?
An in-progress compilation of the expert commentary and analysis is available here.
March 15, 2016
Olli Heinonen is of the opinion that the first report that the UN nuclear watchdog presented about Iran’s nuclear program after the implementation of the nuclear deal (JCPOA) was expected to be more detailed in order to reach a “broader conclusion”.
March 15, 2016
The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements received a grant in March 2016 from the Harvard University Climate Change Solutions Fund, along with nine other programs and projects at Harvard University. The awardees are profiled in an article in the Harvard Gazette here.
March 10, 2016
An audio recording of a book talk by Melani Cammett, Professor of Government, Harvard University and Ishac Diwan, Distinguished Chair of Arab World Studies, Paris Sciences et Lettres.
March 10, 2016
An interview with Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Associate of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on the Iran-Saudi rift.
February 29, 2016
Kurt Campbell, Chairman and CEO of The Asia Group, LLC, and former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, has been named a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Widely credited with framing the Obama administration’s rebalance to Asia, Campbell will focus his research at the Belfer Center on his forthcoming book, The Pivot: America’s Rediscovery of the Asia-Pacific Century.
February 25, 2016
By Bryan Galcik
On January 20, 2016, Harvard Project Director Robert Stavins presented at a workshop in Oslo, Norway—"Potential Climate Risks in Financial Markets." The workshop speakers offered different points of view on the effects of climate change on financial markets. Professor Stavins focused on what he determined to be a more important determinant of risk for financial markets than climate change itself—namely, climate-change policy. The goal of the workshop was to advance new research connecting financial economics and environmental economics.
February 23, 2016
Andrew Weber, head of global partnerships for Metabiota and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, has been named a Senior Fellow (non resident) at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Weber is a renowned expert on countering global threats who helped lead the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola outbreak and played a key role in the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program. At the Belfer Center, he will develop a biosecurity project in conjunction with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) in Washington.