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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Spotlight on Debora Plunkett: Protecting America's Most Important Information

| Fall/Winter 2017-2018

For Debora Plunkett, joining forces with the Belfer Center’s Defending Digital Democracy project was much more than an academic opportunity—it was her duty as an American. Russian meddling in the 2016 election “hit at the core of me as an American,” she said. “I am offended that anyone would try to limit, distort, or alter the rights of Americans to vote, and so I’m interested in helping to develop and deliver security guidance that will help campaigns better understand and respond to current-day cyber threaats and vulnerabilities.”

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

A Lifelong Champion for “Inclusive Innovation”

| Summer 2017

As director of the Belfer Center’s Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, Calestous Juma works to better leverage scientific and technological knowledge for poor and vulnerable communities around the world. 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with the U.S. Representative to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency Ambassador Laura Holgate on July 22, 2016, after arriving at Vienna International Airport in Vienna, Austria, to attend a meeting aimed at amending the Montreal Protocol climate change agreement. (Dept. of State)

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Spotlight: Laura Holgate

| Spring 2017

Laura Holgate has played a major role in implementing global nuclear security measures. A Belfer Center alumna, she has just returned to the Belfer Center as a senior fellow following a number of years in the highest levels of government service.

President Barack Obama gets direction from his science advisor John P. Holdren during an event on the South Lawn of the White House to explore the stars with middle school students.

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Spotlight on John P. Holdren

| Fall/Winter 2016-2017

As assistant to the president for science and technology, director of the White House Office for Science and Technology Policy, and co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Holdren has worked closely with Obama to reinvigorate America’s scientific capabilities on a range of policy fronts, from climate change and renewable energy to health care and nanotechnology.

Albert Carnesale (right), former associate director of the Belfer Center, along with founder Paul Doty (left), and other founding staff Dorothy Zinberg, and Michael Nacht.

(Martha Stewart)

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Spotlight: Albert Carnesale

| Summer 2016

Albert Carnesale is a member of the founding staff of the Belfer Center and serves on the Center’s Board of Directors and International Council. He is chancellor emeritus and professor of public policy and of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). There, he researches and teaches courses on public policy issues with substantial scientific and technological dimensions.

Josh Burek spotlights Albert Carnesale in this newsletter.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Secretary of Defense Carter Returns Home

| Spring 2016

Contribution and consequence. That’s how Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter described the “magic” of Harvard Kennedy School’s spirit of public service during a JFK Jr. Forum here in December. Carter, a former Kennedy School professor and Belfer Center director, joined Graham Allison and a forum full of students, faculty, and service members for a homecoming conversation on topics ranging from ISIS and the South China Sea to cyber threats and innovation at the Department of Defense.

Global Learning: Fredrik Logevall (left), then Cornell University vice provost, with Pratim Roy, director of India's Keystone Center, after signing an agreement to establish a shared research center in Tamil Nadu.

(Cornell University)

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Spotlight: Fredrik Logevall

| Fall/Winter 2015-2016

Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and professor of history at Harvard Kennedy School, based at the Belfer Center. An expert on the history of international affairs, he was until recently a professor of history at Cornell University. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam (Random House, 2012). In 2014, Logevall served as president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Top Diplomat: Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger during a November 2014 conversation at Harvard Law School as part of the American Secretaries of State Project.

(Photo by Martha Stewart)

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Ferguson’s New Look at Kissinger and the Lessons of History

| Fall/Winter 2015-2016

Few figures provoke as much passionate debate as Henry Kissinger. Equally revered and reviled, his work as an academic, national security advisor, diplomat, and strategic thinker indelibly shaped America’s role in the 20th century. Kissinger’s counsel knew few boundaries. His advice was sought by every president from Kennedy to Obama. Yet the man and his ideas remain the object of profound disagreement.

David Keith, on The Colbert Report, discusses climate engineering with a skeptical Stephen Colbert (December 2013).

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Spotlight: David Keith

| Summer 2015

David Keith is the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, housed at the Belfer Center. He has worked at the interface between climate science, energy technology, and public policy for 20 years and has received numerous honors for his work, including the MIT prize for excellence in experimental physics and TIME magazine’s selection as one of its Heroes of the Environment.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Decoding the Iran Nuclear Agreement for Leaders in Washington and Beyond

| Summer 2015

As one of the most far-reaching accords in recent memory, the framework agreement reached by P5+1 and Iranian negotiators over Tehran’s nuclear program in Switzerland on April 2 generated no shortage of opinions from pundits. Balanced, in-depth assessments were scarcer.