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.”
April 4, 2014
A video recording of a John F. Kennedy, Jr. forum with Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Executive Committee Member, Palestine Liberation Organization, on March 31, 2014.
April 3, 2014
Belfer Center Director Graham Allison announced today that Josh Burek, Executive Director for Marketing and Communications at the American Enterprise Institute, and formerly Opinion Editor at The Christian Science Monitor, has been appointed Director of Communications and Outreach for Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
March 31, 2014
By Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School
Professor Nicholas Burns sat down with FinanceAsia on the sidelines of the March 2014 Credit Suisse annual Asian investor conference in Hong Kong to discuss the intersection of geopolitics and globalisation.
March 26, 2014
By Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
At a time when the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea is closing down communication between the American and Russia governments, a senior group of American and Russian former military and intelligence officers met quietly in Morocco to ask each other whether there remain any areas where the two nations should continue joint efforts. Their answer, given in a joint statement released at the end of their three day meeting in March, is yes.
March 26, 2014
By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa
Influential economic ideas first advanced in 1911 — stressing innovation and entrepreneurialism as the fundamental generators of growth and wealth — were deemed inappropriate for developing countries, stunting progress in many parts of the world throughout the 20th century, says a distinguished Harvard academic.
March 25, 2014
An audio recording from March 3, 2014, when Mouin Rabbani, Head, Crisis Management Initiative, discussed the current peace negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis that have been moderated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
March 25, 2014
An audio recording from March 11, 2014, when Dr. Yoram Peri, Director of the Institute of Israel Studies, University of Maryland, discussed the implications on Israel's future should the current round of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians fail.