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 7, 2014, when Susan Akram, Director, International Human Rights Clinical Program, Boston University School of Law, presented her research on the legal issues that are creating barriers to relief and protection for refugees fleeing Syria, alongside Boston University graduate students Aaron Lang, Sarah Bidinger and Danielle Hites who gave country-specific presentations on Egypt, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, respectively.
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.
April 17, 2014
In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Soli Özel, Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, discusses Turkey's politics, domestic concerns, and upcoming elections.
April 15, 2014
By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
The important work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is receiving worldwide attention following the recent release of the Panel's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The Report has been prepared by hundreds of experts over the last four years; it reviews and assesses the most advanced research on climate change and summarizes it for policy makers around the world. The IPCC's assessment reports are considered the benchmark for scientific understanding of climate change.
April 11, 2014
By Robert B. Zoellick, Non-resident Senior Fellow
Robert Zoellick, senior fellow with Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and former head of the World Bank, spoke to a crowd of about 150 as part of the Harvard University Center for the Environment’s (HUCE) “China 2035: Energy, Climate, Development” lecture series. As reported in the Harvard Gazette, “HUCE Director Daniel Schrag, the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and professor of environmental science and engineering, introduced the event, saying that it’s important to understand China because it looms so large on the world stage.”