8 Upcoming Events

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon

Associated Press

JFK Jr Forum - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Negotiating for Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula

Mon., Oct. 22, 2018 | 6:00pm - 7:15pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon (MPP ‘85) and former Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Susan Thornton, will discuss the negotiations for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. This forum event will be moderated by Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations and Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project.


Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War," with Ben MacIntyre

Tue., Oct. 23, 2018 | 2:01pm - 3:00pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369

The Intelligence Project will host a book talk seminar with New York Times Bestselling Author Ben MacIntyre on his new book, "The Spy and the Traitor", on Tuesday, October 23rd from 2:00-3:00pm in the Belfer Center Library

Refreshments will be served. Harvard IDs checked at the door. Please register below. 

Robert Richer

The Cipher Brief

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

"Shifting Sands and Strategic Relationships in the Middle East: An Insider's Perspecetive"

Wed., Oct. 24, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

The Intelligence Project an Saudi & GCC Security Project will host a lunch seminar with Robert Richer, on Wednesday, October 24th from 12:00-1:15pm in the One Brattle Sq 350 Conference Room. 

Lunch will be provided. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below. 

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Benn Craig

Seminar - Open to the Public

Leadership in International Security and Energy Policy: Career Seminar with Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Thu., Oct. 25, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Fainsod Room, Littauer-324

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She is now a Professor of Practice at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Sherwood-Randall served as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy (2014-2017), the White House Coordinator for Defense Policy, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Arms Control (2013-2014), Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council (2009-2013), and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia (1994-1996). She led the effort to denuclearize three former Soviet states, for which she was awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distingished Public Service and the Nunn-Lugar Traiblazer Award.

The Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon

United Nations

Study Group - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Study Group with Mr. Ban Ki-moon on "The United Nations and Global Citizenship"

Thu., Oct. 25, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

Led by the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, this study group will focus on the role of the United Nations and global citizenship in resolving today's most challenging issues. The study group will also discuss how we can pursue sustainable development in corners of the globe by engaging collaboratively with the field, communities, and diverse expertise. Snacks and coffee / tea will be provided.

Since there is limited capacity, please note that spots will be based on your application. Please use the link above to RSVP.

Jake Sullivan


Seminar - Open to the Public

Jake Sullivan: Where are the Democrats Headed on Foreign Policy?

Tue., Oct. 30, 2018 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

Democrats are not just debating Trump on foreign policy, they are debating each other on big questions - the size and posture of the US military, the role of human rights and democracy, the terms and purposes of future trade agreements, the shape of competition with China and Russia, and the fundamental issue of whether the US should continue to seek a global leadership role. How will this debate play out as we head toward 2020?

Professor Nicholas Burns will moderate the discussion. 

Seminar - Open to the Public

National Security Institutions and Interstate Crisis

Thu., Nov. 1, 2018 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

1 Brattle Square - Room 350

Speaker: Tyler Jost, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Security Program/Cyber Security Project

Why do interstate crises occur? Existing scholarship posits that states use crises to reveal information about capabilities, resolve, and preferences. This book project instead argues that interstate crisis propensity is in part a function of the design of national security institutions, defined as the rules and procedures for deciding and executing national security strategy.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.