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Event Podcast: Safwan Masri "Unfinished Revolution: The Challenge of Consolidating Tunisia’s Democratic Gains"

Apr. 04, 2018

A seminar with Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development and Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University on his recent book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly from Columbia University Press.

Nicholas Burns speaks at Bates College on March 29

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Former NATO Ambassador: Global Leadership is More Important Than Ever

| Mar. 30, 2018

The essence of global politics today, said career diplomat and Harvard professor Nicholas Burns in a speech at Bates College, is that no country can go it alone.

Issues like climate change, public health crises, the threat of chemical and nuclear weapons, and cyber attacks are transnational problems requiring transnational solutions. But while a global mindset is more necessary than ever, the United States’ highest leaders are drawing back from the world.

“We’re led by the first president since the 1920s who doesn’t believe that the United States has a fundamental responsibility to help the world be knit together, to be the first responders, to cope with the big problems and the small problems,” Burns said to a Bates audience on March 29.

Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy

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Event Podcast: Book Talk "Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy"

Mar. 29, 2018

On Thursday, March 29th, the Ash Center and Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs hosted a book talk with Mohammed Lakhdar Ghettas, author of Algeria and the Cold War: International Relations and the Struggle for Autonomy. Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, HKS, moderated.

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Event Podcast: Elizabeth Nugent "The Political Psychology of Repression: Identity and Polarization in Egypt and Tunisia"

| Mar. 28, 2018

Audio recording of a March 28, 2018 MEI Seminar with Elizabeth Nugent, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellows Seminar Series.

Inside the Middle East Q&A

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Inside the Middle East Q&A: Bruce Rutherford on Democracy and Islamism in Egypt

Mar. 14, 2018

Dr. Bruce Rutherford, Associate Professor of Political Science at Colgate University, sits down with JMEPP Editor Elissa Miller to discuss political developments in Egypt since the 2011 revolution, including the current state of political Islam and prospects for democratic change in the country.

Press Release - Future of Diplomacy Project

Future of Diplomacy Project Welcomes Nine Spring Fellows

The Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will welcome nine Senior Fellows to the Harvard Kennedy School campus between February and April 2018. All fellows will be actively engaged in Project programming, including chairing seminars with students, conducting research, and playing an active role in the intellectual life of the Harvard Kennedy School.

A Palestinian police officer watches a rally in support of the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition in the United Nations, in the West Bank city of Nablus.

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Event Podcast: Diana Greenwald "Policing, Taxing, and Spending Without a State: The Origins and Effects of Partial Self-Rule in Palestine"

Feb. 21, 2018

A seminar with Diana B. Greenwald, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative and Assistant Professor of Political Science, City College of New York (Fall 2018). Part of the Middle East Initiative Research Fellows Seminar Series.