May 5, 2015
By Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program
An audio recording from Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.
On April 29, 2015 at MEI, Prof. Stephen Walt assessed U.S. policy and interests in the Middle East, arguing that scaled back involvement might yield better results for the U.S. and the region.
April 28, 2015
Podcast: "Sudan: Learning from 30 Years of Islamist Revolution, Rule, and Reform" with Abdullahi An-Na'im
An audio recording from Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Professor of Law, Emory University Law School.
On April 27, 2015 at MEI, Prof. Abdullahi An-Na'im presented his perspective on Sudan’s struggle since Independence from colonial rule in 1956 to reconcile Islam, state and society in the modern context and the teachings of Sudanese Islamic reformer Ustadh Mahmoud Mohamed Taha.
April 24, 2015
An audio recording from Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate and Professor, Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut.
On March 31, 2015 at MEI, Dr. Yezid Sayigh examined the political legacy of Saddam Hussein's regime in ISIS' leadership structure and methods of control in Iraq, Syria and beyond.
April 20, 2015
John Steinbruner, a friend, colleague, and collaborator with the Belfer Center, died April 16 following a long battle with cancer. Steinbruner was an alumnus of the Center, having served as Assistant Director with the founding staff of what was then called the Program for Science and International Affairs.
April 17, 2015
Podcast: "Organized Chaos: How the Mediterranean Sea has Become the World's Most Lethal Migratory Route" with Philippe Fargues
An audio recording from Philippe Fargues, Director of the Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute (EUI).
On April 1, 2015 at MEI and the Center for European Studies Eastern Mediterranean and Europe Study Group, Dr. Philippe Fargues assessed the humanitarian crisis of often deadly boat crossings in the Mediterranean Sea by migrants coming from North Africa and the Levant to Europe.
April 17, 2015
In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” recorded on April 16, 2015, Nabil Fahmy, Former Foreign Minister of Egypt and Dean and Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), American University Cairo, discusses Egypt’s transitional process, public policy challenges, and foreign policy, including relations with Iran and intervention in Yemen.
April 17, 2015
An audio recording from Bassam Haddad, Associate Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, and Director, Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, George Mason University.
On April 2, 2015 at MEI, Professor Bassam Haddad presented a lecture in MEI Visiting Scholar Michael C. Hudson's Spring 2015 Study Group "Rethinking the Arab State" in which he assessed the fluctuating political reality in Syria and how various groups, including Bashar Al-Assad's regime, as well as ISIS and the unarmed civilian opposition organize and govern areas and people under their control.
April 16, 2015
By Bryan Galcik
Matthew Ranson, former student collaborator of the Harvard Project, and Robert Stavins, Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, recently published their research on linking emissions-trading systems in the journal Climate Policy.
April 16, 2015
Podcast: "The Middle East at the Precipice: Challenges and Imperatives for Egypt and the Region" with Nabil Fahmy
An audio recording from Nabil Fahmy, former Foreign Minister of Egypt and Dean, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy, American University Cairo.
On April 15, 2015 at MEI, Minister Nabil Fahmy presented his assessent of the challenges facing the Middle East today and laid out his vision for the region to confront those challenges and seize opportunities, with special focus on Egypt's role in the Arab world and Middle East at large, in a public address moderated by Kennedy School professor Nicholas Burns.
April 13, 2015
During a candid conversation at the Harvard Kennedy School, prominent women leaders in the science and media industries recently talked about their efforts to remedy this. They ignited a fervent discussion and identified achievable goals that both professional women and their male and female bosses can work toward. The event, “Sexism, Science, and Science Writing: Promoting Women Leaders in the Lab and the Newsroom,” drew a standing-room-only crowd of more than 100 women and men of all ages—from a female high school student to senior astrophysicists and science writers.