212 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

Brexit's Impact on the Future of International Security: A conversation with Sir John Sawers

Wed., Feb. 28, 2018 | 12:15pm - 1:15pm

John F. Kennedy School of Government - Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Sir John Sawers, former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and British Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will discuss the security implications of Brexit threats with Future of Diplomacy Project Faculty Director Ambassador Nick Burns.

This map shows the traditional locations of "First World" (blue), "Second World" (red), and "Third World" (green) countries during the Cold War.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Diplomacy: A Rusting Tool of American Statecraft

Thu., Feb. 15, 2018 | 4:15pm - 6:00pm

Bell Hall

Speaker: Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Senior Fellow, Watson Center for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

This seminar will explore the nature of diplomacy and its strategic, tactical, and risk management roles in American statecraft. Case studies to be discussed include those of U.S. Cold War diplomacy in southern Africa and on the Taiwan issue as well as examples from European history, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

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

This seminar is being held under the auspices of the joint HKS/MIT Program on Strategy, Security, and Statecraft.

Ambassador Michael Froman stands in front of an American Flag

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JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

The Revolution in American Trade Policy

Tue., Jan. 30, 2018 | 6:00pm - 7:15pm

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

Ambassador Michael Froman, former U.S. Trade Representative is welcomed to the JFK Jr. Forum by the Institute of Politics, the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. In an event co-chaired by Nicholas Burns and Lawrence H. Summers, Ambassador Froman will talk about American trade policy today.

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Fairbank Center

Seminar - Open to the Public

U.S. Foreign Policy, Trump, and China

Thu., Dec. 7, 2017 | 12:30pm - 1:55pm

Center for Government and International Studies - Tsai Auditorium, Room S-010

As President Trump returns from his first visit to China as Commander-in-Chief, how is U.S. foreign policy reacting to a new administration in Washington and a new rising power in Beijing? Join Ambassador and Harvard Kennedy School Professor Nicholas Burns in conversation with Jeeyang Rhee Baum, Ezra Vogel, and Odd Arne Westad, moderated by Michael Szonyi.

Seminar - Open to the Public

India-China: Adversaries, Competitors or Partners? A conversation with Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam, Indian Air Force (Retd)

Tue., Nov. 28, 2017 | 8:30am - 10:00am

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

Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam (Ret.), Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Asia Center and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Power Studies, will speak of the evolving India-China relationship in a discussion moderated by Nicholas Burns, Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics. Breakfast will be served.