October 10, 2014
On Friday, October 10, Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development and director of the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, was awarded the coveted Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize (LAAP) during a ceremony in the Akwa Ibom State in Uyo, Nigeria.
October 6, 2014
By Louisa Lund
Is EPA's proposal for regulating carbon emissions from existing sources a reasonable interpretation of the Clean Air Act, likely to lead to significant environmental benefits at reasonable economic cost, or is it an overly complex overreach, likely to be overturned by the courts or abandoned by a future president? In a discussion moderated by Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government Robert Stavins, David Doniger of the Natural Resources Defense Council and Jeffrey Holmstead of Bracewell & Giuliani discussed their differing views of EPA's proposed rule.
October 6, 2014
An audio recording from Danyel Reiche, Associate Professor for Comparative Politics, American University of Beirut and Visiting Scholar at Harvard.
On October 6, 2014 at MEI, Professor Reiche presented research on Qatar's activity in the sports sector, naming it as an explicit area of focus for Qatar's development plans and examining the potential domestic and foreign policy aims of the tiny Gulf Cooperation Council nation in their pursuit of sporting excellence.
September 29, 2014
By Venkatesh "Venky" Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy; Professor of Physics, Harvard; Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program; Co-Principal Investigator, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Some of America's most distinguished leaders in academia, science, and technology gathered at Harvard September 19 and 20 to celebrate the 75th birthday of renowned Harvard scientist Venkatesh "Venky" Narayanamurti — and to discuss the future of innovation in America.
September 24, 2014
By Robert C. Stowe, Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Manager, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
The Harvard Project co-sponsored a symposium in New York on Sept. 22, 2014 exploring the role of linkage in a new international climate agreement.
September 23, 2014
By Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Member of the Board; Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
Harvard Project Director Robert N. Stavins delivered a presentation, "International Climate Policy Architecture for the 2015 Paris Agreement: The Role of Linkage," in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on September 3, 2014. The event, Seoul Climate-Energy Conference: Building the New Climate Regime: What Needs to be Done at the Climate Summit 2014 brought together researchers and business leaders to discuss and prepare for the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23 in New York City.
September 17, 2014
Former national security advisors from the United States and Israel discussed the latest efforts to halt Iran's nuclear program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s JFK Jr. Forum on September 16. Belfer Center Director Graham Allison moderated a lively conversation between Thomas Donilon, U.S. national security advisor from 2010 to 2013 and currently a senior fellow with the Belfer Center, and Major General (Ret.) Yaakov Amidror, Israeli national security advisor from 2011-2013.
September 11, 2014
Following President Obama’s September 10 speech to the nation proposing a strategic response to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), several Belfer Center international security experts provided their reactions to and insights about the President's plan and its impact.
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?