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
By Robert C. Stowe, Former Associate Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
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.
February 18, 2016
For journalism, the 21st century is an era where public trust drops yearly, and reporters face competition to reach a growing Internet audience. Adding these challenges to a beat as controversial and global as climate and energy policy creates a job that seems near impossible.
The New York Times’ Energy and Environment Correspondent Coral Davenport confronts these challenges head-on by covering environmental policy in a way that goes beyond the conventional boundaries of Washington-based reporting to the larger, all-encompassing impact of climate change issues on a human and dollars-and-sense scale.
March 16, 2016
Podcast: "The Long Goodbye: Algeria's Protracted Succession Crisis and the Constitutional Question" with Hugh Roberts
An audio recording of a public talk by Hugh Roberts, Edward Keller Professor of North African and Middle Eastern History, Tufts University.
February 4, 2016
By Doug Gavel
Cambridge MA -- The Future of Diplomacy Project at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University has selected former U.K. Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander as a senior fellow. Alexander will actively contribute to the work of the Project by facilitating seminars and master classes for HKS degree students, and by supporting the Project’s mission through research and analysis on global policy issues and transatlantic relations. He will be in residence at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs during the Project’s annual “Europe Week,” an event series dedicated to exploring critical issues for the transatlantic partnership and the European Union. The series runs from February 22 – 29, 2016.