August 11, 2014
An audio recording and report from Susan Akram, Director, International Human Rights Clinical Program, Boston University School of Law. Professor Akram presented her research on the legal issues that are creating barriers to relief and protection for refugees fleeing Syria at MEI on April 7, 2014. Along with Boston University graduate students Aaron Lang, Sarah Bidinger and Danielle Hites, Professor Akram recently published the full report of the research project, which is available to download here.
July 28, 2014
As we mark the 100th anniversary of World War I, the Belfer Center asked leading experts to name the most important lesson today’s leaders should draw from the outbreak of the “war to end all wars.” Which lesson do you think is most relevant for 2014?
July 14, 2014
By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
Amidst intense negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries in Vienna on Iran's nuclear program, Professor Matthew Bunn was interviewed for a July 14 article in the Tehran Times about what a comprehensive agreement would look like and how the two sides of the dispute should approach the talks to obtain significant and substantive results.
June 30, 2014
By Meghan L. O'Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
U.S. hesitation on Iraq creates opportunities for Iran
June 30, 2014
By Dara Kay Cohen, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
The Belfer Center is proud to announce that our own Dara Kay Cohen was the co-recipient of the American Political Science Association's 2014 Heinz I. Eulau Award for her article in the American Political Science Review, "Explaining Rape during Civil War: Cross National Evidence (1980–2009)." The Heinz Eulau prize is awarded annually for the best article published in the American Political Science Review and for the best article published in Perspectives on Politics in the calendar year. The award committee included Edward D. Mansfield (University of Pennsylvania), Nathan Monroe (University of California at Merced) and Laura Stephenson (University of Western Ontario).
June 25, 2014
By Katherine Gordon, Project Coordinator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa and Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa
In June 2014 Science, Technology and Globalization Project Director Calestous Juma, in conjunction with Kent School, hosted the Summer Educational Experience at Kent (SEEK) on Science, Engineering, and Innovation. It is one of several activities conducted as part of the pioneering Kent School Pre-Engineering Program.
June 23, 2014
By Payam Mohseni, Director of Iran Project and Fellow of Iran Studies
Payam Mohseni, visiting assistant professor of Iranian and Middle East politics at Harvard University, has been named Iran Project Director and Fellow for Iran Studies at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
June 17, 2014
In his latest interview with George Jahn of the Associated Press, Dr. Gary Samore discusses
June 5, 2014
By Bryan Galcik
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at the direction of President Barack Obama, released a landmark rule on June 2, 2014 that aims to reduce carbon emissions from the electric-power sector by 30 percent, nationwide, below 2005 levels by 2030. Robert Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, was interviewed by HKS about the new rule.
June 4, 2014
By Bryan Galcik
Harvard Project on Climate Agreements collaborator and Professor of Economics at Harvard University Martin Weitzman discussed the potential of carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs to deal with climate change. He also expressed his concerns regarding geoengineering.