March 17, 2015
In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” recorded on March 10, 2015, Dr. Madawi Al-Rasheed, Visiting Professor at the Middle East Centre, London School of Economics, discusses themes in her lecture in the Spring 2015 study group Rethinking the Arab State, led by Professor Michael C. Hudson, titled “Not So Good to be King: the Saudi Monarchy at Crossroads”.
March 16, 2015
An audio recording from Yossi Alpher, former director, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University.
On March 11, 2015 at MEI, Yossi Alpher presented his newest book Periphery: Israel's Search for Middle East Allies on the history of a little known Israeli foreign policy doctrine and gave his thoughts on Netanyahu's speech before Congress.
March 12, 2015
An audio recording from Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Associate Visiting Professor of Conflict Resolution, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
On March 4, 2015 at MEI, Elizabeth Prodromou presented her research on Turkey's Christian minority and how the use of secularism and Islamism in creating national identity has impacted religious freedoms in Turkey.
March 9, 2015
A video recording from the John F. Kennedy, Jr. forum from February 26, 2015, when The Honorable Mehdi Jomaa, former Prime Minister of Tunisia, delivered a public address at Harvard Kennedy School on the process of transforming Tunisia into a democracy.
March 6, 2015
An audio recording from Thanassis Cambanis, Fellow, The Century Foundation, New York, on his new book Once Upon a Revolution.
On January 28, 2015 at MEI, Thanassis Cambanis presented his new book Once Upon a Revolution, which follows two Egyptian revolutionaries from early 2011 up to the present day and gave his assessment of Egypt's Revolution four years on.
March 3, 2015
An audio recording from Samer Shehata, Associate Professor of Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma and Michael C. Hudson, MEI Visiting Scholar, Spring 2015.
On March 3, 2015 at MEI, Professors Samer Shehata and Michael C. Hudson sat down to discuss the themes in Dr. Shehata's upcoming lecture in the Spring 2015 study group Rethinking the Arab State, led by Dr. Hudson, titled "The Resurgence of Egypt's 'Deep State'?"
March 3, 2015
"The failures of Arab countries to convert the openings of the Arab Spring into genuine democratic moments will no doubt give ballast to those who argue that the region’s democratic prospects are hampered by culture or religion. Nationally representative surveys of Arabs show them to hold a complicated mix of admiration for democratic governance and acceptance of the military’s role in civilian life."
February 25, 2015
By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
On February 18–20, 2015, twenty-four experts gathered in Berlin to explore approaches to improving the process by which research on climate change is assessed—with a focus on the social sciences (economics, political science, policy studies). Participants discussed potential reforms in the assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and also the development of assessment processes complementary to the IPCC.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
"Aspen Institute Names Harvard Kennedy School's Meghan O'Sullivan to 2015 Class of Henry Crown Fellows"
Washington, DC, February 18, 2015 –– The Aspen Institute today announced its 2015 Class of Henry Crown Fellows. The Henry Crown Fellowship mobilizes a new breed of leaders, all under the age of 45, to tackle the world’s most intractable problems. All are proven entrepreneurs, mostly from the world of business, who have reached a point in their lives where, having achieved success, they are ready to apply their creative talents to building a better society.
February 12, 2015
The Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs announces the appointment of spring 2015 Fisher Family Fellows; former NATO Secretary-General and Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen; former EU Trade Commissioner and Belgian Foreign Minister, Karel de Gucht; former National Security Advisor and Foreign Secretary of India, Shivshankar Menon; and Brazil’s former Minister of Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Celso Amorim.