November 20, 2014
At 6:00 PM on November 20, 2014, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency, gave the Robert McNamara Lecture on War and Peace in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Dr. ElBaradei spoke of the perils of poverty and income inequality in the modern world as they relate to nuclear security, mentioning the collective nuclear security problems that many impoverished third world nations may pose. The Forum was co-sponsored by The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and was moderated by its Director, Graham Allison.
Robert McNamara (1916–2009) was the Secretary of Defense under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later served as President of The World Bank. McNamara Lecture speakers address the prevention of conflict, weapons of mass destruction, and nuclear terrorism.
May 16, 2014
By Olli Heinonen, Senior Associate, Managing the Atom Project
“If we look at a little bit bigger picture and draw the lessons from the previous implementation of safeguards in Iran after 2003, read the lessons from North Korea, read the lessons from Syria, read the lessons from Libya, the most difficult thing is to confirm the absence of undeclared material and activities. This has traditionally been the big weakness of verification system.”
A transcript of a Foundation for Defense of Democracies' panel featuring Senior Fellow, Olli Heinonen.
Oct. 12, 2011
Transcript of policy address on Oct. 12, 2011, by Zhang Yesui, China's Ambassador to the United States, at Harvard Kennedy School to an overflow audience at an event hosted by the Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and moderated by R. Nicholas Burns, director of the Future of Diplomacy Project in the Belfer Center.
July 7, 2011
By Traci Farrell, Former Communications Assistant
Dubai Initiative Fellow Justin Dargin shares his thoughts and observations from a recent trip to the Middle East.
International Security Program Research Fellow Jacqueline (Jill) Hazelton is interviewed about her research on using counterinsurgency as a method of state-building. She was interviewed by Belfer Center Communications Intern Maria Costigan on December 3, 2010.
Dubai Initiative Research Fellow Diana Buttu speaks about her research and her work as legal advisor to the Palestinian Liberation Organization. She was interviewed by Belfer Center Communications Intern Brittany Card on January 7, 2011.
February 28, 2011
Former Secretary of Defense William Perry Delivers Second Annual Robert McNamara Lecture on War and Peace
Former Secretary of Defense William Perry presented the Second Annual Robert McNamara Lecture on War and Peace on February 24, 2011 in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School. His presentation was titled "Have We Reached the Nuclear Tipping Point?"
By Sharon Wilke, Associate Director of Communications
On June 3, 2010, current and former members of Harvard University's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, gathered at Harvard's Eliot House to celebrate PAUL DOTY's 90th birthday. This event, which followed Harvard's 2010 Paul Doty Lecture, included numerous stories and praise for Doty, who founded what is now the Belfer Center and the Molecular and Cellular Biology department.
June 27, 2005
By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Juliette Kayyem, Belfer Lecturer in Inernational Security, Harvard Kennedy School, Timothy Roemer, Senator Sam Nunn, Leonard Spector and Steven Brill
9/11 Public Discourse Project holds panel discussion on terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.